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 81 
 on: November 08, 2014, 12:21:32 pm 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by TomHanlon
The customization aspect is what keeps us interested in PC's coaches too. We are more interested I believe in what they will come up with when the Ford Transit chassis becomes available rather than the current E-series offerings......

Do you really want to wait until 2020 for the Transit. Kermit has said he will not even think about it until the E series goes away.

 82 
 on: November 08, 2014, 12:11:30 pm 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by bobojay
The customization aspect is what keeps us interested in PC's coaches too. We are more interested I believe in what they will come up with when the Ford Transit chassis becomes available rather than the current E-series offerings......

 83 
 on: November 08, 2014, 11:15:47 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by randallandchris
Have to say I'm impressed with the extent PC will go to customize.  Lazy Daze won't even add a convection microwave and cook top in lieu of the oven/range. 
My delima is I need a longer MH that drives like a shorter one, also am concerned with the chassis mods to lengthen the wheelbase beyond the original Ford 176".
See that Coachhouse builds a 2551 size model on the 176" chassis so expect PC could do similarly.  Of course this means a longer rear hangover with its issues of dragging and swing out, but should turn much shorter.
I'd be especially interested in owners experiences trading up from shorter PCs to longer ones, any driving adjustments required?

 84 
 on: November 08, 2014, 12:47:34 am 
Started by CDWall - Last post by bobander
Hi Ron,

Sounds like a well thought out plan, keep us informed on the results as I may go down the same road.

Bob

 85 
 on: November 07, 2014, 07:26:32 pm 
Started by bowtorc - Last post by bowtorc
Tom

  Did you do the rewire or have it done. I didn't quite understand what you meant when you said you had 50 amp but could only run one air on 30?

 86 
 on: November 07, 2014, 05:12:17 pm 
Started by CDWall - Last post by ron.dittmer
After further review and discussion on a few different forums, I will be purchasing two 6V AGM batteries from Sam's Club for $180 per battery as advertised HERE.  I understand AGM technology is maintenance-free, charge more quickly, and has a longer life cycle compared to standard deep cycle lead acid 6V and 12V batteries.  Time and experience will tell if my information is good.

I will remove my roll-out battery tray and screw down sheet steel for the bottom of the battery box for adequate clearance for the taller batteries.  I will come up with a means to cradle the batteries so they won't move around inside the big box.  It will be nice not doing any maintenance on them.  Just mount them and forget them until they no longer perform.

 87 
 on: November 06, 2014, 12:57:54 pm 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Barry-Sue
Remco website is  good source of information. They are very friendly and helpful and they will tell you what needs to be done to your car to make it towable.

http://www.remcotowing.com/

Barry

 88 
 on: November 06, 2014, 12:36:32 pm 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Bob Mahon
I suggest when looking for a 4-down towable you look at the vehicle forums to get the real scoop. For instance; Ford lists the automatic Focus as being 4-down capable but there have been more complaints than I'd be comfortable with. The newer Escape Owner's Manual initially indicated it was 4-down capable but there were so many transmission failures under warranty that Ford changed the manual to indicate it was not towable.
Do your homework.

 89 
 on: November 06, 2014, 12:24:38 pm 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Jim and Beth
We currently tow a 6' x 10' enclosed trailer and a Harley Davidson Triglide. Total weight is 2415 lbs. Have not had any major issues since I can back the trailer and manage to get myself out of any tight spots without unhooking; which would be required if towing a car 4 down. The combined length of our 2910 and the trailer (17' overall length) does limit our options such as requiring pull-thrus at campgrounds, fuel stops, etc.

Recently I have been looking at cars that can be towed 4 down. Motorhome magazine publishes an annual "Dingy Towing Guide" which lists all the vehicles that can be flat towed. This guide is available on Motorhome's website. One thing I have found out about the 2015 models is that many of them now have variable automatic transmissions (VAT) and cannot be flat towed. This is true of the new Honda Fit and CRV which were towable before. Since I plan to use the vehicle as a toad and not my primary vehicle I am looking at small and lightweight (Smartcar, Fiat, or ???).

 90 
 on: November 06, 2014, 11:44:16 am 
Started by mciai2000 - Last post by Bob Mahon
2013 Ford Focus 5-speed connected by Blue Ox.

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