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General Discussion / Re: Drivers power seat
« on: August 14, 2019, 08:23:13 am »
Has anyone changed the drivers seat pedistool to one that can swivel to face the rear on the PC2100  l have  power seats  I would give up the power pedistool for a manual seat that can be turned toward the rear . Can it be done and has anyone done it  :help

 Why not both? 
These swivel bases fit multiple bolt patterns,  The top listing has 14x11 and 11.5  patterns .

http://www.discountvantruck.com/rvvanseatbases/rvvanUniversalseatbases.htm

If yours dont match, for $30 more the second one listed can be drilled to fit 'whatevah' you have. 

They raise the seat ~ 1 1/2 inches, so make sure that leaves you enough headroom.  But this seems an easy solution to keep the power base and add swivel.




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General Discussion / Re: Liquid springs
« on: August 13, 2019, 03:50:32 am »
Ron, I just had a thought. (I know mark it down on the calendar. )   Anyway, years back riders were discussing characteristics of using a car tire on a motorcycle. To show what they thought was happening they strapped a Go-pro under the bike and filmed it.  I hav a go pro so Iím thinking on my next loaded trip Iíd do the same and film the rear suspension. It will film for roughly 4 hours if I recall which should be more than enough. I just need to find a secure place to mount it.

Planning a trip in early Oct so Iím hoping to try it then. Who knows, maybe Iíll learn something

 2o2  Gather data.  Learn things.

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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 12, 2019, 12:26:58 pm »
Yo Skier1985 -

You on FB?  Rob Dalton on the PC page there shared a video of his roof seam, sounds like your problem.


EDIT - LUCKY YOU!  He is a member here also. Said he may post some of the pics . They are eye-opening.  :beg

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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 10, 2019, 07:44:24 pm »
Pictures?  :-D  and you must have a demon in your autocorrect.  roflol


I would be somewhat anxious in your position also. I communicated on FB with someone that had a similar problem.

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General Discussion / Re: batteries
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:30:12 am »
2007 2350, what size were the coach batteries when new ?? I have size 27 in mine now, time to replace

(cheer) (cheer) (cheer) Ron D has you covered (cheer) (cheer) (cheer)

Prepare to know 'all' about 2007 2350 best battery setup.  (nod) 

 https://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=2092.0

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General Discussion / Re: Taking delivery of new 2552 today
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:25:54 am »
I think everything has been well said but:

1) Don't buy 'stuff' unless you need it.  In other words stop trying to think of things you might need to buy, they have stores all over the place, if you find you need it then buy it.


GOOD POINT.  we fell victim to this one, and STILL have new stuff unused.  roflol

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General Discussion / Re: Replace Tv in 2007 2350
« on: August 10, 2019, 06:24:02 am »


I went and got a 32 inch and installed it.
https://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=3559.msg30550#msg30550

 I dont have it hooked to surround sound, as mine was toast, but am VERY familiar with AV systems. We can do this!!  2o2

Are you looking to hook up the red and white RCA audio connectors that connect the TV output to the Theater TV in? 
 If the TV you have does not have 'audio out' , you can get a headphone jack adapter that can help. If the replacement does not have audio out OR a headphone jack you are back where you started- having to custom make an audio connector like the factory did originally. I just looked at the original TV that was in my cruiser, and it has the audio coming off something inside...the speakers? Dunno. there is a big 'can' on the wire, which could be a matching transformer to change speaker level to input level.

The Audio OUT from the TV is needed if you are tuning in channels through the TV, and not the theater device. Or if the TV has a DVD/bluray player and you wish that audio to come out surround sound. When playing DVD's through the Theater system, it will supply the sound to the speakers AND the TV through the component output. I dont remember if you could tune TV channels through the Theater device, but it is so old I imagine it would not be able to tune in the new digital channels anyway. So any TV watching is going to be through the TV tuner, and the TV audio out will be needed to hear the TV sound through the surround.

 >:(

Is the video hookup from the theater to the TV the issue?
 My original only had component for HD input, and the theater system output had no HDMI.  If this is the case, and you are wishing to connect component to newer TV's HDMI input, this adapter is needed - https://www.amazon.com/Component-Converter-ZAMO-Adapter-Monitor-1080P/dp/B07DD765CW/ref=asc_df_B07DD765CW/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241973970700&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=695856642130382631&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9011835&hvtargid=pla-524186378553&psc=1

Similar item -



The close side has all the connectors that come from the original theater OUTPUT, The HDMI will go to the new TV, and supply video and audio. This will give signal to the TV, but NOT feed the TV sound back to the theater system. That was covered in the above section.   (exactly)


If there is an 'optical' audio out, or TOSLINK on the new TV, or a single orange/yellow colored audio out ( Coaxial digital out)  There are adapters to make them into the red/white RCA output the Theater system wants.



If that didnt cover it, please clarify your question a bit and we will come up with an answer.  Maybe you still had a 'S' Video setup... or the red/white/yellow RCA..   (cheer)   :)(:   (cheer)

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Thanks Ron! 

Yes, that is one classy looking ride.

I have seen hoods available like that, but BOY are they proud of them. And with the bug shield, I am just going with the stock hood.

That is a nice cover, but I am leaning towards two choices now... stock bumper with airdam,.  I love that 'strip of chrome look', it is a design feature that seems to be prominent in many new designs, and ties in the older theme also, so it helps a bit to 'update' the old girl.  (nod)

The second choice is the Iron Cross bumper, with polished stainless panels on top for sparkle. Lowering the front 2" (which some would consider foolish....) it might be prudent to have a 'bulletproof' bumper setup. And if I can get the 'shiny strip' look incorporated with the panels, I will be happy with the look, It is definitely a distinct strong look, so I am giving it much thought before commiting. Not to mention it is the priciest option...  :beg

Thanks for the idea, though, you and CalCruser have both been helpful in looking at different designs.


 tymote :)(: tymote

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General Discussion / Re: Options qustions...
« on: August 07, 2019, 03:56:40 am »
AWESOME!   Congrats on the build starting. I hope you can find someone to get pics!!    (exactly)

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General Discussion / Re: Liquid springs
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:35:01 pm »
Randy,

Don't know a lot about it, but Liquid Springs appear to be a really major chassis modification---not to mention really expensive as well.  Not in the same league as upgrading shocks or individual suspension components (and not a self-installed option for most folks).  Bet there aren't a great number of "upgrades".  Most of the folks with them got them with new builds.

Mike

Oh yes!  I am certainly aware of that.  ~10K from what I understand.  But just like the ...I hesitate to mention it.. that quiet ac unit...shhhh, usually there are a few early adopters that are VERY proud of the upgrade and spread the word.   And 'only' $10 K to improve the ride might be much more attractive to people otherwise satisfied with their coach, over costs to purchase of a new unit/ sale of their old to achieve the same result.

Yeah, $10K to improve 1/2 the suspension, and not the part closest to the Butt Seismograph.  :beg  Not on my short list, but still interesting..


 I found that one reference in the Facebook group, and know several here are non-FB so I posted it to inform.  :)(: 

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General Discussion / Re: Liquid springs
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:16:30 am »
That was generally the theme of the threads I have seen on LS - primary benefit is it gives you that 'magic carpet smooth' ride. "Smooth like an Ambulance needs to be" is a common phrase.  I have not seen handling as the primary reason for getting LS.

The post I copied is the FIRST before/after comparison by anyone I have seen.  No further updates, that 'report' was from 5 days ago.

Seen several 'I drove in one with LS and loved it!' reports, seems strange that no one has upgraded and reported back how fabulous the new ride is..... (WH)

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General Discussion / Re: Liquid springs
« on: August 06, 2019, 06:08:31 am »
Facebook site report -

""From  Robert G. Hogarth

Sorry I havenít posted a report on the installation sooner. I picked my rig up on July 5th and drove home. About 100 miles. I left the next day via air to the west coast.
My initial evaluation is as follows:
1. Cornering at any speed is excellent.
2. Wind and passing trucks have no effect.
3. The ride on bumpy roads is marginally better. I may see more of a change when my rig is loaded. Not sure.""

2018 2350  is his rig.

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Stop googling pictures of Amazonian  women before you get yourself busted haha.

Check out Sarona.com if you like the chrome bumper with chin spoiler look (no tall women)

Ordering parts from Ford without a VIN would be iffy. I recently replaced the faded oem grey  plastic valance. You would need that too with some of the Sarona lip spoilers.

Whoa!    tymote tymote tymote tymote tymote tymote tymote tymote  NICE link!

This is pretty cool...and at $400 pretty reasonable.  Little 'busy' style-wise for my taste, be ideal with the bottom vent deleted.



LOVE the 'vintage' look on this one, dont like it lost the lower vent opening.  and it seems the lower 1/2 is all you get, it says 'upper bumper trim not included'   >(





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And just to demonstrate 'Kitty got CLAWS'  Mrs V has found her favorite. Sorta shifts it back over to the 'mad max' or 'WTF is that in the rear view mirror?!?!?' side... it is growing on me, however.  $1300, but certainly robust. Shipping weight of 175#.  (nod)





Its steel, so I could weld tabs on the bottom for air dam mounting.  Still mulling it over... but it certainly would give it a 'Move or be moved' look when overtaking people.  (exactly)  I could see adding polished stainless panels to it, I really like the 'strip of chrome' look across the front. Cover up that IRON CROSS logo too.... kinda 'bad boy biker' looking there. :bolt..   
I am glad I dont have the hood mounted emblem also... sorta gives it that 'third eye' look,  :lol  and it would be hidden behind the bug shield anyway. I do still have the tinted turn/markers, if I add other turn signals below the headlights I might rethink using them.


I am working on the air dam over stock chrome for now, see how that pans out. Have most of the parts on hand, and save me a grand and weight.

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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 05, 2019, 08:01:52 am »
No I don't have those hairs showing.  But my roof is 9 years younger than your's is.

 tymote     tymote 

See what Skier 1985 says...his has 2 years head start on mine.  (exactly)


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General Discussion / Re: Roof maintenance
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:46:34 am »
Thanks for sharing the experience Donc13!   

My roof is wearing, and I was wondering how they did hold up. After washing and drying, In the sun, you can see the fiberglass 'hairs' in the FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) roof material. I was told this is a wear indicator, and that a protective coat would be a good idea.

I was considering a good topside paint in white. Maybe some grit thrown in for traction.

Do either of you have those shiny 'hairs' visible? Is it a concern?

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