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 on: June 28, 2016, 01:40:20 am 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by ron.dittmer
Our PC is level at the moment too.   Smile

 12 
 on: June 27, 2016, 10:47:04 pm 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by jfcaramagno
I took this picture in Camp Richardson at Lake Tahoe.


 13 
 on: June 27, 2016, 08:34:22 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by ron.dittmer
Ford V10 Engine noise to me is completely tolerable when cruising.  It's nasty when pushing down on the gas pedal to accelerate or climb, also nasty when engine braking.

Regarding cabin (house) noise.  Like Janey, that bothers me something fierce.  It requires a lot of determination.  For me it started with the right tire pressure, only 5 psi more than our rig officially requires, not more than that.  Adding foam shelf liners inside all cabinets and drawers, paper towels in between cookware, felt pads in many places including the rooftop antenna and flip-up counter, an extra bracket under the main TV, a silicone pot holder between stove grates and counter top covers, and tightening the screws on the face of the microwave just before every trip.

I am sure I forgot a lot.

 14 
 on: June 27, 2016, 04:15:31 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by Janey
5 - not important to me.  My husband may disagree with me. However, noises from the house side make me nuts.   Please - no squeaks or whines or thuds from back there!

 15 
 on: June 27, 2016, 01:40:41 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by ragoodsp
How would you rank the overall E-350/450 cab noise?  Utilize a scale with one (1) being least tolerable to five (5) completely tolerable? 

 16 
 on: June 27, 2016, 12:51:57 pm 
Started by Polish Prince - Last post by ron.dittmer
Obviously, every one of us has differing opinions as to what brings enjoyment to our driving experience.....Thanks, Ron G.
Surely so!

It is also a hobby of mine making the little improvements/changes and personal nice-ities on our PC.  It's not everybody's hobby of which I understand.  The forum here is the perfect place for us to share our ideas.  Our ideas are not for everyone.  I know that sometimes my written thoughts and comments sometimes come across as "absolute musts" for everyone to consider.  I do apologize for that.

Ron Dittmer

 17 
 on: June 27, 2016, 10:47:44 am 
Started by Polish Prince - Last post by ragoodsp
Obviously, every one of us has differing opinions as to what brings enjoyment to our driving experience.  Having had several diesel pushers I can say that I do miss the quite cab vs's the noise and heat that comes from the PC's large V-10 sitting between me and my passenger. I like to listen to Sirius radio and I do not like to listen to classical music coming from "tinny" Ford OEM FedX truck speakers, so a very simple upgrade to Infinity speakers at a cost of $100.oo was worth every cent to me.  Not hearing trucks whizzing by on the expressway or the roar of the Ford downshifting on a hill was worth the $385.00 to me.  When you invest way over $100,000 in a vehicle you should expect a lot and to tolerate anything less than what you expected is sad.  Many competitors of PC including Born Free, Renegade, and Coach House all offer significant insulation packages because their consumers demand such quality.   If my modest investment in insulation/speakers brings my coach comfort level up by nearly 50% I would say it was all worth it.  Until you actually hear the improvement that is gained you do not know what you are missing....Thanks, Ron G.

 18 
 on: June 26, 2016, 09:19:55 pm 
Started by chevyboy70 - Last post by ron.dittmer
chevyboy70,

Your front seats in your 2005 were likley supplied to PC-USA by Paul's Seating.  If they are like the ones in our 2007 PC-2350, they are Paul's Lexus model.  I would call them and ask if they offer a solution to your problem.  You might be able to purchase replacement seat base cushions, or just the cover to a seat base.  Who knows, maybe they offer custom-fit covers.  For kicks, ask Paul's Seating what a new seat would cost you.

Back in 2010 I replaced the barrel chair with a 3rd matching captain seat.  Phoenix-USA told me to work direct with Paul's Seating.  The only difference is the stitching in the arm rests which you can see in this picture.  The new seat also has a dial you turn manually to adjust lumbar support.  I wish the original two seats up front had that feature.  Paul's Seating had to make the seat special for us for they did not have one in-stock sitting on a shelf.  Because of their other commitments, it took a long time to get the seat.  I had to wait for their slow season in the late summer/early fall.  I recall the seat with two arm rests ($10/arm rest) was $375.  Shipping was an additional $100.  Paul's Seating does NOT stock every color of material so don't wait for their slow season to contact them.  Give them time to get the right material.

The barrel chair pedestal seat tracks are spaced closer together than the front seats.   A front seat will not mount directly on the barrel seat pedestal without an adapter plate.  Keep this in-mind if you get the idea of moving your best front seat in back and buy two new front seats.  I believe you can remove the armrest from your bad seat and mount it on the good seat to have two armrests for your 3rd seat.  I think the mounting feature is behind the material in the side of the backrest.  Feel through the material for something round with high areas.  You cut the material and push the armrest in at a particular position, then swing it into a normal position to lock proper.  Paul's Seating can give you all the details.


 19 
 on: June 26, 2016, 09:33:36 am 
Started by Awilson - Last post by Awilson
I was never really intimidated by the short nose as I drive with extreme caution. I have always allowed a lot of space between me and the vehicle in front of me. That said, there is nothing you can do when a vehicle coming towards you wants to share your lane! I got tired of buying those gear motors and putting them in, installing shear pins that shear of repeatedly, shear pins that require you to be 7' tall and weighing only 130 so you Wil fit in the space and still be able to reach, spending a small fortune to service the whole rig and lastly, trying to find a spot you can EASILY fit in.

I see you are from Medicine Bow. We took our PC out west a few years ago and went to visit Medicine Bow. What a nice place! What memories we had in our PC.

Alan

 20 
 on: June 26, 2016, 08:55:05 am 
Started by Awilson - Last post by Denny & Barb
Yes, they probably are very expensive to maintain, and to say nothing about them being unsafe on the road with not much between you and the vehicle that wants to hit you head on.   Just my observation.

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