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General Discussion / Re: 2019 E450 2350 Rough Ride
« on: July 26, 2019, 08:14:05 pm »
I have a 2350/450 too. Rear air bags also. I figured the ride would be rough, and not great steering with the 4x4 option,but it sucks like you mention. I was hoping the air bags would help the 2350 sag, but they really did not. I'm pulling them off, and taking it to a custom truck spring builder to have them add and re-arc as needed to address the sag issue. Not sure what to do with the front end, but I think once the rear sag is gone, things will get better.
This might seem too simple but play with your tire air pressure some, its not the cure, but it helps. Summer heat makes pressures high, and the higher it gets the rougher the ride.

General Discussion / Re: Peeling Cab Seats
« on: July 26, 2019, 11:24:05 am »
I don't know who is doing PC work now. I would stay away from Pauls Seating. They were the ones that installed the so called ultraleather a few years ago, and maybe that is what you are having problems with. The real Ultraleather TM is a great product but can cost 10x more than the material that Paul pushed off on PC buyers. Besides, their actual workmanship is poor. If Pauls is doing the current leather work I would be extra cautious.
There was a post with pictures some time back of another Elkhart company doing work, it looked good from the pictures, I would check them out.

General Discussion / Re: Leveling Jacks & Aluminum Wheels
« on: July 25, 2019, 09:24:40 pm »
I didn't do much prep. I think I wiped them down first with MEK, then alcohol,  then sprayed them with a relatively cheap rattle can of flat Rust Oleum. The paint job has held up better than most things at the 18k mile mark. We have a black and white theme, so flat black worked well for us.
I can appreciate nice aluminum wheels, I know how to keep them clean( I owned a car wash for 27 years) and looking nice, but I use my motorhome more as a tool, not garage art like you mention.

The commercial pads like Mike mentions look great, we just use chunks of pressure treated 2x8's. The only time I really screwed up( with pads anyway) and should have used a pad was when we arrived at a campsite in late fall on an afternoon when the temps had melted the snow some, I put the jacks down, during the night they sank somemore, then froze hard into the ground. That required a shovel to dig them out, another lesson learned.

General Discussion / Re: Leveling Jacks & Aluminum Wheels
« on: July 24, 2019, 08:27:14 pm »
I hate the way the jacks hang down, but if you do a lot of camping away from level sites like we do they are worth the money. I always hated pulling into a rough site after dark and start  digging holes or leveling with boards, so I would say evaluate where you camp most of the time.

As far as the wheels, I think the factory caps are junk and create problems, we pulled ours immediately and painted the steel wheels and haven't looked back. Thats a ton of gas or scotch money...


General Discussion / Re: Failed flourescent light fixture
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:22:41 pm »
Well that sounds handy... sorry ,but for 50' of wire they could have done it right. Why would any company choose that poorly?

General Discussion / Re: Failed flourescent light fixture
« on: July 16, 2019, 06:44:09 pm »
What I want to know is, who thought it was a great idea to mount light switches at the floor level????
Are there a lot of really short people in Elkhart?

General Discussion / Re: TRX
« on: July 16, 2019, 06:27:56 pm »
KISS is a great concept, I've always been on board with that. But come on guys.... Gasoline, propane, solar, AC, DC, did you ever count the soleniod valves? PC's have evolved into something that is not simple or KISS.

I would much rather have Diesel, DC, solar and a few hand operated ball valves....PERIOD! I hope thats where someone will land eventually, lithium or no.

My .02 is that PC will milk the E chassis for as long as possible. I don't see them tooling up for the new transit, too big a change, they can't compete, and the passion is gone....


General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: June 06, 2019, 07:49:08 pm »

Congrats on retirement!
 We have a 2350 quigley, here in Oregon. We looked a long time to find a used one, never did so ordered new. We have done many aftermarket modifications, and currently have about 17 k miles on it in the first 18 months or so. If you would like to take a look and discuss our experience let me know.

Good luck,

General Discussion / Re: Norcold, not so much
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:10:01 pm »
Glad to hear you had success. You mentioned you installed exhaust fans, with the new thermistor are you running these fans?

General Discussion / Re: Norcold, not so much
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:46:35 pm »
Was your refer having performance problems all the time? More specific, when outdoor temps varied/ high and low?

General Discussion / Re: Options qustions...
« on: March 18, 2019, 12:19:57 pm »
There is more to #3. If you have an absorption  fridge in your slide out it will most likely not work very well once outside temps hit the 80's. There has been lots written on this subject check it out. Some say added fans will cure the problem. PC, appears to bury their heads and blame it on Norcold, I think its a poor installation . I have the slide/absorption combo, after monitoring temps the first year I actually would call the temp variations dangerous. Depends on how you use your fridge, I personally want it to work correctly, its something I depend on 24/7. I installed the external fans this winter and have not had a chance to get into hotter weather yet, to test. This is a last resort and I have probably thrown more money down a rat hole.   If I were to do it all again I would never order an absorption fridge, slide or not, WHY? Marine grade compressor, 12v/110 are a far superior quality, more interior space, hardy any amp draw. I don't know the prices but I assume less than a $500 upgrade.
Of all the upgrades you have mentioned, this one should be at the top of your list, just my thoughts anyway.... good luck.


What will be their business models?   I guarantee only that they will be changing and modifying more than in the past.

You hit the nail, I hope they are up for it.


Can you really get a new one the way you want it, customized exactly? This could be the deal breaker. If you can't, buying used is the only way to go.

General Discussion / Re: For the TRX wanabes
« on: March 08, 2019, 01:42:05 pm »

Did I catch the vid saying they are going to be producing the AWD in a cutaway version?
If so, Sprinter watch out....

General Discussion / Re: Auxiliary Refridge Fan
« on: January 16, 2019, 04:44:25 pm »
This post has created a few more questions for me. Sailor's request is for information on a fan unit that mounts on the inside of the refer. Unless I'm mistaken, I have read about fan units mounted on the backside. Can someone shed some more light on the subject?

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