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 81 
 on: July 20, 2015, 07:50:09 pm 
Started by JWW - Last post by JWW
John,
As the O.P. of this topic I have learned a lot from the generous forum members who are will to share their opinions and knowledge.
In having an off forum conversation with CAMPMUCH last week, he made a statement that addressed both cooling and noise which is as follows: "use the front A/C at night to reduce the noise level in the rear of the coach, and the rear air when sitting in the front of the unit relaxing, eating etc..., and you always will have both for those occasions when cool is more desirable than quiet.
Makes a whole lotta sense to me.
And as Ron brought up in his previous post, I would like to hear more about the Coleman Unit previously ordered by a P.C. Owner.
Happy Motoring
Johnny

 82 
 on: July 20, 2015, 07:16:56 pm 
Started by JWW - Last post by JOVIC
Joseph, 
   I have a Coleman Mach ducted unit in a 2008 Melbourne 29D and it is what I consider very noisy.
I will be picking up my new Phoenix Cruiser 2910T on 8/3/2105 and I think I may miss the ducted unit.
I like the way the cool air is spread throughout the unit when ducted.  Not ever owning a direct flow unit, I am concerned about cooling the rear of the coach and after viewing this post the noise could also be a factor.   shrug
Anyone have thoughts on this!

John

 83 
 on: July 20, 2015, 06:47:17 pm 
Started by JWW - Last post by Joseph
Ron, I was really surprised how much quieter the ac was in a coachman leprechaun rental unit I was in last week. It was keeping their unit every bit as cool as ours with a fraction of the noise.  I don't understand why they would install such noisy unit?  Even with the fan on low its much louder than other units I've been in recently.  Bummer if a person has to spend a pile of money to change out a noisy Ac unit.

update......I've ben reading some other forums on ac noise. It seems its luck of the draw. Some  have rv's large enough to have two ac units and one will be very quiet and the other overly noisy. 

 84 
 on: July 20, 2015, 05:31:24 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi, This is our first post.  We have a 2008 2551.  We really like the Rv, but it really wanders on the road.  I have to really stay on the steering wheel.  Any ideas of a good fix for this?  thanks
Welcome!

Yes there is a lot you can do to resolve your troubles.

What year is the chassis....a 2007 or 2008?  Is it an E350 or an E450?

Being a used rig, you don't know what the previous owner has improved upon, and what was not done.

Check your front and rear stabilizer bars.  If the front bar diameter is 1-3/8" and the rear is 1-1/2" then your bars are already upgraded.  If their diameters are under an inch, then I would replace them with heavy duty aftermarket versions.

I would replace stock shock absorbers with Koni-FSD shocks.

I would upgrade a stock steering stabilizer (the horizontal shock-looking thing attached to the steering linkage) with a heavy duty better type.  I have a Safe-T-Plus and like it a lot.

After those four things are confirmed as "upgraded", you should be a lot better.  Also get a wheel alignment and make sure you have the proper tire pressure.  Too much air wanders the rig more than too little.  Don't just put in 80 psi, the max stated on the tires.  Follow Phoenix recommendation on the door sticker.


I had a shop upgrade our 2007 2350 as I am suggesting to you and the rig handles beautifully since, and that was done 8 years ago.

 85 
 on: July 20, 2015, 05:20:46 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by Paul-Donna
Hi, This is our first post.  We have a 2008 2551.  We really like the Rv, but it really wanders on the road.  I have to really stay on the steering wheel.  Any ideas of a good fix for this?  thanks

 86 
 on: July 20, 2015, 07:51:36 am 
Started by Janey - Last post by ron.dittmer
Did the factory switched to a double arm design RV mirror?  Do those mirrors adjust inward/outward as well as swing forward/rearward?  It appears they don't get painted.  I like the never-paint black plastic color for replacement purposes.  Maybe the double-arm applies only to the Sprinter as looking at some factory pics, there are still single arms on all Fords.

 87 
 on: July 20, 2015, 07:44:44 am 
Started by 2travel - Last post by ron.dittmer
I too would like to know when and where the 2015 PC rally is.  Who knows, maybe it will work for us.

 88 
 on: July 20, 2015, 07:34:44 am 
Started by JWW - Last post by ron.dittmer
Not so much one unit verses two question I have is the noise level. HOLY crap these  units are noisy! I have been in a few other class C's and in not one of them was the AC unit any where near as loud as the one I have. By any chance is the noise level related directly to the brand of ac unit installed?
Yep, the low profile units on PCs are Dang LOUD. I wait patiently for ours to cool down the rig enough so I can put it into "low" mode.  The same issue is with other brand rigs with the same unit and direct flow non-ducted a/c.  Their higher ceilings and bigger volume probably help as well.  Someone here paid more for the factory to install a Coleman.  I wonder if it runs less noisy.

 89 
 on: July 20, 2015, 02:43:11 am 
Started by bobkbusch - Last post by bhgareau
This forum has been very helpful in helping to identify and control coach noises. This weekend I implemented the solution outlined earlier in this topic stream. I have yet to attempt to address the noise from the engine cover (lack of noise insulation) and I've given up on the A/C and generator noises; otherwise lots of squeaks are now quieted thanks to the creative solutions others have shared.

 90 
 on: July 19, 2015, 03:59:22 pm 
Started by bobkbusch - Last post by bobkbusch
We've had other minor squeaks and rattles but most of it is from things we've packed.

The only other "squeak" we've had of any significance was hard to locate as well.  After crawling around on the floor while my wife was driving, opening the slide a bit, opening the entry door while moving, etc., I finally located this particular squeak.  The squeak was most prevalent when going around a left curve in the road!  I thought it might be the generator since it was loudest when I had my ear to the floor just above the generator.  I then pushed on the generator while parked on the side of the road and duplicated the squeak.  Some lubrication on the generator mounts eliminated that squeak.

All is well in the squeaks and rattles department for us!

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