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General Discussion / Re: Best Small Dhingy Cars
« on: September 23, 2018, 08:43:56 am »
We have towed Jeep Wranglers for many years and used them up in the boonies of the Rockies and down to the beaches of Padre Island, Texas. Getting a little older now and enjoy our creature comforts so bought a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. One of the best cars we have ever owned. We can still go off road, tows 4 down, easy to hook uo. A little heavy (4000#) but not a problem. We looked hard at the 4 door Wranglers but had problems getting the old legs over the door sills. Have not had a lick of trouble with the Trailhawk and in the cold weather, those heated seats are wonderful. heartshower

General Discussion / Re: Factory visit
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:11:55 pm »
Something else to consider. When most of us bought our units, there was Kermit, Earl, Kyle, and Karen. Now there are twelve (12) in the office and 12 on the production floor. One indian for each Chief. Just a tad top heavy. (WH)

General Discussion / Factory visit
« on: July 16, 2018, 07:57:12 pm »
I was at the factory to to have a new dash installed. The old one discolored. Also had an awning installed. The line was full but there were no units in the welding area getting started. I heard a comment that they better make some sales at the FMCA show. I spoke to Pete, a saleman wbile waiting on my rig. He said they made a big mistake raising the price so much and were having a meeting today about it. The increase included the slide as standard with a rebate for no slide. New on 2019 models. Would you believe positive locking cabinet latches. The 2351 will have a rear bed slide, no more side bed. Also an all inclusive monitor and switch panel, cpap outlet. Also, wood floor is out due to swelling but will be replaced with wood grain vinyl. As usual, the work was fast and well done. While in the shop they found a slide seal ripped and replaced it, Installed locks on the new panty drawers so they won't open going around curves, and replaced the fire extinguisher due to a recall. All is well. (cheer)

General Discussion / Re: Taller PC
« on: July 15, 2018, 08:09:40 am »
I did ask several years ago. They said no.  I`m 6`3" and on my second PC.  We have a 2552 extended 6" . The beds are 80" and has extra cabinet space. The head room is not a problem. The a/c and bedroom door slide rail are the only low areas and  I just seem to go around or duck slightly. I find it comfortable.

General Discussion / Re: HWH Leveler Problem
« on: June 22, 2018, 06:00:51 pm »
Had trouble of a different kind with my jacks and took it to the installer in Elkhart that does the work for Phoenix. He told me the biggest problem with jacks is dirt.  He told me to wipe them down, spray with WD-40, Wipe clean and spray again.If you are  on the Alcan, I'm sure your jacks are dirty. Might try cleaning and lube.

General Discussion / Re: Spastic Kitchen Faucet
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:31:54 pm »
Moan faucets have a cartridge with o'rings etc. They are expensive to replace' about 60-70 bucks. The easiest way out of this problems is just go to Lowes or Home Depot, find a unit that you like and swap it out. May cost you a little more than replacing the cartridge, but no more problems and searching the internet and disassembly and rebuilding the faucet. IMHO

General Discussion / Re: E350 vs E450
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:29:47 am »
Or you could load some lead ingots under the side bed. :lol. Back to reality.  I installed  the Koni shocks myself but I understand that PC will install them during  production. I prefer Koni shocks over Bilstein because Koni's dampen both ways, in and out (or retract and extend; or up and down) and yes, I thought they made for a smoother ride. (This will reopen the Bilstein/Koni debate) To really add to the confusion , I traded my 2351 in for a 2552 with the 6 inch extension with the longer beds. This has to be the best riding RV I owned. It isn't air ride but better than the 2351 and the Born Free 27 side bed I had before. Hope this helps.

General Discussion / Re: Check engine light
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:11:29 pm »
Also try a couple of tanks of Hi-test gas. It will hurt $ wise in Canada. Fords are known for O2 sensor problems. It is a spark plug looking thing in the Exhaust pipe just below the exhaust manifold. You will have two, one on each side before the pipes join in front of the Catalytic converter. Premium gas (Hi-test in my day) will sometime cure the problem.

General Discussion / Re: E350 vs E450
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:59:39 pm »
We purchased a new 2015 2351 from PC and paid extra for a E-450 chassis. We had zero problems with it as far as ride and handling was concerned. The only modification I did was to install Koni FSB shocks on it. I would recommend the E-450 chassis.

General Discussion / Re: alignment
« on: June 07, 2018, 08:28:13 am »
I had PC send my 2017 2552 to an alignment shop before we took possession. Don't know which shop but it was a big mistake. On the trip back home, the steering wheel was off center and it wandered.  Got home and took it to a local shop that has a good reputation for alignment. Now the steering wheel is dead center and there is not a bit of wander. All is well  heartshower

General Discussion / Re: Problems with Spare Wheel Cover Latch
« on: June 07, 2018, 08:21:55 am »
Hope I can explain this. When you unlock the latch and then turn the latch counter clock wise, the pins on the inside will leave the groves  in the center hub and allow the cover to slide out and off. If is doesn't, continue to turn the latch handle counter clock wise which will release pressure on the pin assembly and allow the pins to disengage. You are actually "unscrewing" it. If you cannot get the cover back on because the latch will not engage, the same "fix" is used. Unscrew the latch while holding the cover against the motorhome about three or four turns counter clockwise which will lengthen the shaft and the pins will engage into the slots. By turning the latch, you are lengthening or shortening the shaft. Then turn latch clock wise to engage the pins into the locking groves in the center hub and continue to turn clock wise  to tighten the cover to the motorhome. But not too tight as it will flex the cover and make stress cracks to the covers gel coat/paint. Yea I know, clear as mud. Hope this helps.   

General Discussion / Re: Latches, the continuing saga
« on: May 30, 2018, 06:55:20 pm »
Just got back from a trip to southern Ohio for a wedding. Had THREE latches break. I had stopped at Phoenix enroute home from Sisters, OR for slide out seals and several broken latches. Bob gave me four extra latches. These were Southco brand. When installing the new ones, I noticed that they can be installed so the "hook" part will hit the "catch" part so the hook will push he latch without the hook going into the latch. Hope this makes sense. Anyway, I adjusted the ones I just installed and checked all others and found two that were out of adjustment and would soon break if closed hard. So check your latches.

General Discussion / Re: Radio/nav/rear camera dead
« on: May 23, 2018, 08:56:20 am »
Also check behind the left kick panel or under the floor mat near the kick panel for an inline fuse to the radio.

General Discussion / Re: Ford Leveling Jacks vrs HWH Leveling Jacks
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:36:19 am »
I have the fully automatic HWH jacks installed on my 2017 2552. You press a button three times. Once to power up the system, two drops all four jacks, and three levels the coach. When leaving, you hit the "store" button and all four jacks retract and enter the stored position. Can't get any easier. No problems so far. I also had these on my previous 2351. I do keep them clean and spray them with WD-40 after a trip.

General Discussion / Re: Using Camera on radio screen
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:43:28 pm »
I also installed a new radio on my 2014 2351. The wire from the rear camera was located behind the drivers kick panel and was a simple plug in video style connector.

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