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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Trac Bar on: November 08, 2017, 03:02:48 pm
10 years ago when I had a local shop improve our 2007 E350 suspension, I recall them mentioning that it was very tricky installing the rear Henderson trac bar with the rear Roadmaster heavy duty stabilizer bar in combination.  I never knew the details of the challenge, only that there was a challenge.  I don't know if pictures will help you, but feel free to CLICK HERE to see the pictures I took soon after the installation.  The rear Henderson trac bar parts are blue.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House batteries seem to be overchargingOur on: November 08, 2017, 01:40:53 pm
Do you have two 12V house batteries (hooked up in parallel), or two 6V house batteries (hooked up in series)?

I ask because it makes a difference with our PC.  Two different sets of 12V wet acid overcharged all the time, but our 6V AGMs never do.  I feel the significance is 12V-to-6V, not wet acid-to-AGM.  But I can't say for sure.  It could be the combination.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fire extinguisher recall on: November 06, 2017, 10:53:15 pm
I think you are right about their shelf life.  Still they were included in the recall.  I was surprised of it.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cover for class B on: November 06, 2017, 08:51:24 am
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I finally bought a cover.  They tried to steer me to a Class C cover but I knew it would be way to large.  I took a chance on a B sized cover, fits good.

Its this cover on a 2910: https://www.nationalrvcovers.com/goldline-rv-covers/Class--B--RV/32.html

Interesting!  Do you have a few pictures to share how it looks/fits on your PC?  I don't need one myself but am curious to share with other B+ owners on other RV forums.
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fire extinguisher recall on: November 03, 2017, 01:09:46 pm
I gathered our 3 fire extinguishers in house and PC, and called the phone number.  All 3 units were recalled.  They are dated 1985, 1988, and 2007.

Kidde will ask you
- trigger or button
- model number
- color of extinguisher (red or white)
- serial number  (ex: HV-123456)
- date code (10 digits stamped on the cylinder, not on the label)

My two oldest ones did not have the manufacturing date code stamped on the cylinder, but on the lower-left of the decal is the year and a number to the left of that.  Apparently that was equivalent.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ordered a new 2552! on: October 31, 2017, 04:58:03 pm
Steve, How tall are you?  I ask because the dinette inside the 2552's slide out is more confining than ours.  I am 5'-11" tall and our dinette is just a tad bit confining for me.  If our two dinette benches were any closer, it would be a problem for my comfort.  As it is, my knees are in between Irene's legs and visa-versa.  But it still works well for us.  We love our dinette, not intending on putting it down in any manner.  I just don't want you to get surprised.

If the slide out is NOT a must-have for you, the 2552 dinette without a slide out is larger than ours with a bigger table and more leg room.  Dimensions of our dinette is posted HERE.  There is another thread with other dinette configurations with dimensions but I can't find it now.
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ordered a new 2552! on: October 31, 2017, 04:01:26 pm
Congratulations Time Aweigh Steve!  Assuming you are getting a slide out, are you getting the couch and pantry inside the slide out, or are you getting the dinette without a pantry inside the slide out?  If getting a dinette, you might want to consider a 3rd pedestal-mounted matching captain seat instead of replacing the euro-chair with a closet.

We have a dinette and 3rd captain seat in our 2350 (no slide) CLICK HERE TO SEE and feel it is a great combo.
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do we need undercoating? on: October 27, 2017, 10:20:52 pm
I can't recommend it for a PC.  As shown in the picture, the under-side of the house floor is a thick plastic sheet which covers the wood, the foam block insulation and the steel floor frame.  I would think that is adequate protection where it is needed most.  Also consider there are all kinds of lines and wires underneath.  Gooping it all up could causes issues if or when a repair is needed.
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 27, 2017, 10:14:39 pm
Hmmmm.  Maybe I should re-think the idea.  I had assumed Corian was a sure bet for a hot pot.  What you say with regards to resin and such does make sense.
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 26, 2017, 04:16:19 pm
The Corian will damage from heat so it is not a cure all.
I thought Corian worked well for hot pots and such.

No?
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 6.2 V-8 vs. 6.8 V-10 on: October 25, 2017, 02:44:36 pm
I try not to over think things, you can go down rabbit holes chasing things that make sense on paper but have no perceptible effect on things in the real world. Smile  Think gear ratios are an argument?  Try talking to camera buffs about megapixels, and lens coatings and micro-contrast and sensor filters and on and on.  If it looks like a nice picture, I figure it's a nice picture and we shouldn't worry so much about the details.

As far as cars and engines are concerned: if it starts and drives mostly the way I think it should, I'm all good.
Amen brother jatrax!  But it's fun to chat over Smile
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 6.2 V-8 vs. 6.8 V-10 on: October 24, 2017, 01:30:16 pm
Our 2007 E350 has that "other" differential gear ratio that runs everything up front at a slower rpm.  It's hard to say if it's better or not.  At times I wished it all spun a bit faster.  Other times I am glad it spins slower.  I used to think more about it, but as the years go by, I am better at letting it all go and just accepting it's behavior under particular driving conditions.  I tend to think too much on certain things and "Gear Ratios" used to be one of them. Smile
58  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Winterizing a 2100 on: October 23, 2017, 11:00:07 pm
There is one thing I learned when replacing the 110V heating element in my hot water heater.  Even though the plastic drain plug is removed draining the tank, 1/2 gallon of water remains inside the hot water heater, keeping the heating element submerged.  I was told by the manufacture that it is okay for that water to freeze.  The reason for the water remaining is to protect the 110V element from burning up if the 110V switch is accidentally left on while plugged in during non-use.

So......
Make sure if you plug in over winter, the 110V hot water heater is turned off at the control switch for I don't know if 1/2 gallon of water will be enough for many months of submerged protection.  As garmp listed, flipping off circuit breaker #6 is also a smart move, though I don't know if we all are wired up the same.  I personally don't know which breaker supplies 110V power to our HW heater.
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 23, 2017, 04:15:52 pm
Ron,  since you can't get matching Corian,  what about applying a Formica-type laminate to the top of your existing shelf,  or make a new one if that's not suitable ?  They make really nice laminates in a  rainbow of solid colors, etc.  that are very durable.    Should be able  to handle what you "dish" out,   plus it would be a nice do-able home project which you excel at.   All at a fraction of the cost of Corian.
Jim
Actually I did think about something like that.  But I thought I would see what PC can do you me, and for how much.
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 6.2 V-8 vs. 6.8 V-10 on: October 23, 2017, 10:44:04 am
Did not even know there was a v-8 available so I cannot comment on that.

However, I do have the V-10 with the 6-speed.  After reading all of the horror stories about the V-10 with 5-speed "It looks at a hill and downshifts" and so on, I was a little concerned.

However, I can report I am quite happy with the V-10 with 6-speed.  It shifts about when I think it should, handles hills in a reasonable manner, works well with the speed control and with Tow/Haul on is nice to drive even in city traffic.  Generally I have Tow/Haul on anywhere except the freeway.

You do have to get used to it making noise and running at 4,000rpm but so far I'm happy.
I also did not know of the larger V8 until this thread.  I agree 100% with jatrax about the V10 and TorqShift transmission.  Both are in our 2007 E350 chassis, though I am not sure if it is a 5 speed plus, or a true 6 speed.
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