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 on: December 06, 2016, 08:26:42 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by fandj
I have not heard of this particular unit.  Before I purchased the Scangauge I considered the Torque Pro app to be used with a wireless OBD sender.  I didn't have an extra phone to use at the time and read some reviews with some issues. Instead I bought the Scangauge and it has worked well.  On a western trip through the Sierras and Colorado Rockies this summer I closely monitored transmission temperature and made some adjustments in my driving to minimize temperature.  I was also able to monitor fuel mileage, coolant temperature, and outside air temperature.  Other info available but did not monitor those parameters.

The phone type gauges may have more options at a lower cost I just do not have any personal experience.

 on: December 06, 2016, 05:38:55 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
Ron and John,
I think each of your comments are correct. Thanks for your encouragement.

I originally hoped that it would be easy to add a fan.  Turns out to be too much for me presently, but may tackle this issue later.

Actually it's not extremely important to us because of the way we use the rig--usually stay in moderate temperature areas and have only wished to have the extra fan a few times in the previous three years.

Will post again if I get the time and courage to proceed.

Happy Holidays to all from Bruce and Sharon

 on: December 06, 2016, 04:34:30 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by keelhauler
Actually each light is below a square beam, that's how they get the wires to the light.

 on: December 06, 2016, 12:18:01 pm 
Started by Bill G - Last post by ron.dittmer
I agree with you Patricia.  Still I just ordered a generic cover from Walmart for $23.  I figure in our case being in a garage most of the time, the cover should last a long time.

I wonder if owners painted their cheap plastic covers, if that would protect from UV and last a lot longer.....especially for those expensively priced, but cheap plastic A/C replacement covers.  The paint might have to be a darker color to block the UV rays.

 on: December 06, 2016, 12:00:14 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by ron.dittmer
That sounds fairly manageable to me.  If you are uncomfortable in trying it, first take an extra long nail or long fine screwdriver to pierce through the Styro-foam until you hit something hard which would be the beam, then accommodate the hollow square beam by adding 2" to the drill bit.  That would tell you how long of a drill bit you will need.  I assume you would need to go through just one beam to get to the adjacent ceiling light for power.  A 1/4" dia. drill should be big enough.  If you decide to take the next step and drill, as best you can drill in the center of the foam thickness and drill horizontally, not at angle, and you will do fine.  Once drilled, use a straight coat hanger to continue pushing through the foam on the other side of the beam to reach the area of the light fixture.

Keep in-mind that I have not actually done it myself.  It's what I imagine is required.

 on: December 06, 2016, 10:39:48 am 
Started by fandj - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
I talked to Kermit yesterday on how to get power to the forward vent on our 2552.  He said it could be done fairly easily by using a long drill bit to go thru the layer of foam in the ceiling and thru a structural tube up there (they are placed each 24" of length of the coach). 
That sounds too scary for me to try at the moment.

 on: December 06, 2016, 10:39:11 am 
Started by fandj - Last post by 2 Frazzled
I was browsing sites for a school STEM lab and hit a gift idea that sounds intriguing. Has anyone heard of this, researched it or used it? It sounds like a scangauge type connector that feeds to your cellphone or table with downloadable apps. I found the reference here:

the item description is:

OBD II Bluetooth Reader
Most cars in the US produced after 1996 are equipped to tell you a great deal about the engine and other components. Without a 'reader' there's no way to get this info. This Bluetooth-enabled OBD II reader plugs right into your vehicle's OBD port and sends its data to your phone or tablet. Freeware apps allow you to create incredibly detailed real-time dashboards of all kinds of fascinating things. If your vehicle's been worked on and has to pass an inspection, but needs a particular driving pattern for the code to clear, this unit is indispensable. I always leave one plugged in to each of my cars.

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 on: December 06, 2016, 10:36:03 am 
Started by jatrax - Last post by ron.dittmer

Keep in-mind that most or all 2010 PCs on Sprinters are built on a 2008 Sprinter chassis and were sold to the general public at the same price as the 2010 Ford E350.  So "theoretically" you should pay that much less for a 2010 PC Sprinter model 2350 or 2400.  The indicator is to ask for the model year of the Sprinter chassis.  This might not be much of an argument when working with a dealership, but who knows, maybe it is.  If working a deal with the original owner, you are that much smarter about the price he actually paid.

I don't know the differences between a 2008 and a 2010 Sprinter chassis.  I would research it to determine if the differences mean anything to you.  If I was considering a 2010 PC Sprinter built on a 2008 chassis, it wouldn't bother me one bit, though I would hope to make a better deal because of it.  If you know me at all, I am a bargain hunter.

Ron Dittmer

 on: December 06, 2016, 09:12:21 am 
Started by jatrax - Last post by Two Hams in a Can
We can appreciate how you feel, jatrax since we have been really looking for a PC2400.  The difficulty with the one you are talking about is that while there are a couple of PC2400 Sprinters on sites like RVTrader and RVUSA for $59,900 or so, when I emailed this dealer, he was pretty firm at $70,000 or so.  And, as posted elsewhere on the PC Forum, we wanted a slightly newer model with the expanded galley.  But hopefully, someone will come along and make the dealer an offer he can't refuse exactly!.  Here's hoping. . . Cheers

 on: December 06, 2016, 07:15:07 am 
Started by jatrax - Last post by TomHanlon
Giving the dealer name might help it find a new home. All we can tell is that it is somewhere in the Oregon Mountains based on your profile location. If it when away for a week or so, they might of used it to go the dealer RV show in Louisville, Ky.

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