Pages: 1 ... 33 34 [35] 36 37 ... 44   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Introduce Yourself!  (Read 53721 times)
ron.dittmer
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 174
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: June 2007
Model: 2350 Ford
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: No
IntColor: Cherry&Green
ExtColor: FullBody Gray
Location: Dundee, IL
________
Posts: 1910



View Profile WWW
« Reply #510 on: August 01, 2013, 04:40:43 pm »

The ScanGauge cable down to the OBDII connector which I'm guessing is somewhere under the dash or steering wheel?
That OBD2 connector is located between the driver's knees down below.  Wiring it up is very simple, but best to have the factory route the cable for you side by side with the monitor cable which they are routing anyway.  The cable used is a standard computer internet cable called RJ45.  The factory should use one that is 8 feet long.  6 feet cuts it close.  You use the special 6 foot ScanGuage-II cable to connect only the last couple inches.  This way you can use the SG2 for other vehicles, along with not complicating matters with the factory.  I am sure they can do a simple request installing the 8 foot long RJ45 cable side by side with their backup camera cable.  Tell them to place a computer internet cable from the OBD2 connector to the center mirror and let it hang one foot at each end for you to finish the job.  If you change your mind about a ScanGuage-II, simply tuck the cable behind the headliner.  No harm in that.

This is a cheap generic computer internet cable, I recommend 8 feet long.


This is the stock 6 foot ScanGuage-II cable


This is what you use to connect the two cables toegther.  The same connection is on both ends of the box.


The SG2 cable stays bundled up, stored behind the driver kick panel.  Doing it as I recommend, the factory can buy a generic 8 foot long computer cable and install it without it getting complicated for them.  And you have the option to use the SG2 on other vehicles without buying another special SG2 cable.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2013, 04:44:42 pm by ron.dittmer » Logged

Ron Dittmer (wife Irene) 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
Our Rig Is Available For Viewing Any Time Of Year In Dundee, IL
Stored At Home In Our Heated Garage (Well-Lit & Warm Comfort In Winter)
Awilson
Sr. Member
****

Helpful Rating: 8
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: Used
PurchDate: March 2009
Model: 2400 Ford
ModelYear: 2006
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Tan
ExtColor: White and Tan
Location: Iowa
________
Posts: 63


View Profile
« Reply #511 on: August 01, 2013, 07:53:40 pm »

We pick up our new PC next week, so sorry I don't have a better picture but we opted for the back up camera, GPS iPod, USB, sat radio and who knows what else option. I'm pretty sure it is the infotainment center that winnebago uses. It was a little expensive option, but I like having it all in one.

Steve

Hey Steve,

Now I like this setup pretty well! I don't get out too often but when I do, I think I will try get one those. It appears to be an in dash nit. Is that correct?

Alan
Logged

Alan and Diana
ron.dittmer
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 174
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: June 2007
Model: 2350 Ford
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: No
IntColor: Cherry&Green
ExtColor: FullBody Gray
Location: Dundee, IL
________
Posts: 1910



View Profile WWW
« Reply #512 on: August 02, 2013, 08:30:07 am »

We pick up our new PC next week, so sorry I don't have a better picture but we opted for the back up camera, GPS iPod, USB, sat radio and who knows what else option. I'm pretty sure it is the infotainment center that winnebago uses. It was a little expensive option, but I like having it all in one.

Steve
Hey Steve,

Now I like this setup pretty well! I don't get out too often but when I do, I think I will try get one those. It appears to be an in dash nit. Is that correct?

Alan
Oh yes, the 2009-2014 chassis has the redesigned dashboard that you can mount a fancy thingy once called a radio that does all kinds of things.  That seems ideal.  The ScanGuage-II is surely a retro fit in any vehicle.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 08:33:34 am by ron.dittmer » Logged

Ron Dittmer (wife Irene) 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
Our Rig Is Available For Viewing Any Time Of Year In Dundee, IL
Stored At Home In Our Heated Garage (Well-Lit & Warm Comfort In Winter)
wnc2551
Full Member
***

Helpful Rating: 4
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: Used
PurchDate: June 2013
Model: 2551
ModelYear: 2007
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: Dusk
Location: North Carolina
________
Posts: 11


View Profile
« Reply #513 on: August 21, 2013, 04:36:03 pm »

Hi everyone! We are Jerry and Judy, proud owners of a new-to-us 2007 PC 2551 and we are enjoying it! It has taken a while for us to get everything sorted out--and our work schedules have not been cooperating--but we have managed 2 trips since picking "her" up in late June. We are aiming for another 5-day trip in October with maybe a long weekend before then before we settle down for the winter. Our hope is to take 3-4 weeks next spring and head out west!

Our previous RV was a travel trailer so this is a big step for us. Reading the forum has been very helpful in learning the ins and outs of the PC.

We have made some mods (like everyone) such as upgrading the original 19" TV to bigger one; next up is replacing the DVD player and house batteries. One unexpected change was getting a new right front wheel; we discovered the old one was bent when we took it to a local truck tire place to get the wheels balanced. The new wheel and balancing does help some; probably will need to do the sway bar/shock upgrades we've read about to address the "wandering" issues when driving.

Two questions for you experienced owners:
1. The PC has 2 places on the roof where paint is peeling; it's near the sat dish and the antenna. Doesn't appear to affect the fiberglass (we have full body paint). Any recommendations on where to take it for repairs? We're considering the dealer where we bought it, but also are looking into local independent RV repair guys and maybe even people experienced in fiberglass repair (boat and Corvette repair folks).

2. There is a leak that seems to be coming from the entry door. It's been raining A LOT around here (60" so far this year--a record!). It doesn't appear to be an old leak. There is moisture on the carpet just to the left of the entry door (inside looking out) and behind the little fold-up table, and also leading down to the passenger footwell. Has anyone else experienced this? Suggestions?

We are loving the PC and looking forward to years of adventures with it. Thanks for all your adivise!
Logged
rstng8
Newbie
*

Helpful Rating: 0
________
OwnPC: No
NewUsed: New
Model: 2350 Sprinter
ModelYear: 2014
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: Sunlit
Location: California
________
Posts: 3



View Profile
« Reply #514 on: August 23, 2013, 07:43:15 pm »

 hi there
I am in my 70's and thinking of buying a 2350 or 2551.  This will be my first PC. My dilemma is, which one would be easier to drive and least amount of maintenance, a Diesel or a Ford. My concerns are driving in the wind and play in the steering which ford has been known for. It is very doubtful that I will ever be towing anything. Any comments that anyone may have on the choice of chassis would be appreciated.
Logged

Thanks, Jan
gradygal
SuperHero Member
******

Helpful Rating: 87
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: March 2012
Model: 2910
ModelYear: 2013
Slide: Yes
IntColor: cherry
ExtColor: slate gray full body paint
Location: Florida
________
Posts: 623


our 3rd PC--Custom 2910


View Profile
« Reply #515 on: August 23, 2013, 09:00:47 pm »

A question for you--

Are you travelling alone?? We have had both the 2350 Sprinter and the 2551. We found that the 2350 had better cockpit space. The corner bed was a real issue for us. We only kept it for a year so really can't comment about service issues.

When we had the 2551, we loved the twin beds.

Take a look at the 2552. That has more living space than the 2551.

You will be happy with whichever PC you choose.

Judi and George
Logged

Judi and George Nicholson
Punta Gorda FL
Bob Mahon
SuperHero Member
******

Helpful Rating: 58
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 6/2011
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2011
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Tan/Gray/Cherry
ExtColor: Lower Slate Gray
Location: PA
________
Posts: 487



View Profile
« Reply #516 on: August 23, 2013, 09:15:28 pm »

Having had a 2350, 2551 and now a 2552, I'd cast my vote for the 2552. They've all been on Ford chassis.
Logged

Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.
Barry-Sue
SuperHero Member
******

Helpful Rating: 308
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 10/17/11
Model: 2551
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: Classic Umber
Location: Michigan
________
Posts: 740


View Profile
« Reply #517 on: August 23, 2013, 09:56:47 pm »

We have had a 2008 2350 and a 2012 2551 both Fords.  The 2350 had some handling issues especially in the wind and large trucks passing.  The 2551 has no issues with wind or passing trucks.  The length has very little to do with drivability except for the turning radius.  The corner bed was also an issue for us in the 2350.  We love our 2551 with the larger rear bath and even the twin beds.

When you get ready to order ask what other people have added or deleted from their PC's when ording from the factory.

Barry and Sue
Logged

Barry and Sue 
Current   2012 2551 w/Slide
Previous 2008 2350 w/Slide
TomHanlon
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 172
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 11/11/11
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: full paint Cafe
Location: Maryland
________
Posts: 1050



View Profile
« Reply #518 on: August 24, 2013, 08:05:53 am »

Welcome,
    Like Bob and Berry, we have had a 2010 2350 & a 2112 2552, both on the ford E450. Yes the 2350 Was ordered with the E450. The smaller size did mean we could park it almost anywhere a crew cab, Long bed pickup could park. The sleeping and the small bathroom where the issues for two people. I am 6 foot at 245 lbs. the layout with the twin beds and the larger bathroom work much better for us, More like the class A motorhomes we have had in the past but smaller and easier to drive in small towns and national parks. We prefer the back roads for exploring and the highways to get there in a hurry.

I recently changed the shocks and the steering dampner to the new stainless steel Bilsteins. the ride got a little firmer with a lot less steering issues. No problem with large trucks or cross winds now.

« Last Edit: August 24, 2013, 08:11:05 am by TomHanlon » Logged

Tom Hanlon
Current PC 2012 2552 Full paint Cafe
First PC 2010 2350 Full paint Umbra
Bruce and Sharon
Hero Member
*****

Helpful Rating: 35
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 8/16/2013
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2014
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Hickory
ExtColor: Cafe lower body
Location: Summer in Pacific Grove and winter in Palm Desert, California
________
Posts: 153


PC on Monterey Bay shore


View Profile
« Reply #519 on: August 24, 2013, 12:28:08 pm »

Hello,
The two of us have owned several RV's during the last 35 years and have found that individual preferences and circumstances make a big difference in deciding which RV would be best to own.  Ease of driving is certainly important, but size and floor plan can be critical factors.  
We've decided to share our experience in purchasing our current Phoenix Cruiser as a separate post in hopes that it can help you decide which model would be best for you.
You can find the post titled "Which model is best for us?"
--Bruce and Sharon
« Last Edit: August 24, 2013, 11:40:54 pm by Bruce and Sharon » Logged

Bruce, Sharon, Sparky dog, & Minou kitty
rstng8
Newbie
*

Helpful Rating: 0
________
OwnPC: No
NewUsed: New
Model: 2350 Sprinter
ModelYear: 2014
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: Sunlit
Location: California
________
Posts: 3



View Profile
« Reply #520 on: August 25, 2013, 06:21:39 pm »

Hi!
All ideas sounds good and appears that experience is the best recommendation.  As this is my first time owning an RV,  I appreciate the comments, good to hear different ideas and reasons for the selections that were made. The 2551 certainly does have more space but 2350 sounds more convenient for my way of camping. In my readings it appears that Ford has several  modification that need to be made for ease of driving where as the Sprinter does not seem to need the modifications. Continuing on with the search for the perfect camper.  rolling on the floor
Logged

Thanks, Jan
TomHanlon
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 172
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 11/11/11
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: full paint Cafe
Location: Maryland
________
Posts: 1050



View Profile
« Reply #521 on: August 26, 2013, 07:59:50 am »

In my readings it appears that Ford has several  modification that need to be made for ease of driving where as the Sprinter does not seem to need the modifications. Continuing on with the search for the perfect camper.  rolling on the floor

But for the $12,000.00 extra cost of the sprinter, you can do a lot of modifications to the Ford. My modifications cost me less than $700.00. Just some thing else to think about.

Welcome to our forum. Smile
Logged

Tom Hanlon
Current PC 2012 2552 Full paint Cafe
First PC 2010 2350 Full paint Umbra
Bob Mahon
SuperHero Member
******

Helpful Rating: 58
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 6/2011
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2011
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Tan/Gray/Cherry
ExtColor: Lower Slate Gray
Location: PA
________
Posts: 487



View Profile
« Reply #522 on: August 26, 2013, 08:19:42 am »

I've had to do no modifications at all on our Ford base.
Logged

Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.
TomHanlon
SuperHero Member
PCPC
*******

Helpful Rating: 172
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 11/11/11
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2012
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Cherry
ExtColor: full paint Cafe
Location: Maryland
________
Posts: 1050



View Profile
« Reply #523 on: August 26, 2013, 10:04:31 am »

I didn't have to do any modifications, I just like to do them. I think the better shocks and steering dampener did help with making it more like a sports car. Grin
Logged

Tom Hanlon
Current PC 2012 2552 Full paint Cafe
First PC 2010 2350 Full paint Umbra
Bob Mahon
SuperHero Member
******

Helpful Rating: 58
________
OwnPC: Yes
NewUsed: New
PurchDate: 6/2011
Model: 2552
ModelYear: 2011
Slide: Yes
IntColor: Tan/Gray/Cherry
ExtColor: Lower Slate Gray
Location: PA
________
Posts: 487



View Profile
« Reply #524 on: August 26, 2013, 10:31:35 am »

I suspect I'll have to replace the steering damper at about 20K miles. The OEM unit is a bit junky but I guess you can't expect too much from an item that has a replacement cost of $28.00 (I had to replace it on our 2350 because the guy installing the new tires damaged the seal with the jack and it was leaking - took all of 20 minutes).
A suspension specialist told me to not install a unit with a boot around the rod because it traps moisture and will bugger-up the rod. I guess the choice is either dust or moisture.
Logged

Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.
Pages: 1 ... 33 34 [35] 36 37 ... 44   Go Up
Print
 
Jump to: