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376  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning Recall on: May 29, 2013, 03:34:07 pm
Ours is the first serial number on the list. We haven't had the recall done yet so I'm not sure why it says recall was completed. We are trying to get Kermit or someone at the factory to tell us if they had Dometic do the fix prior to our pickup... we don't really think so though, figuring they would have told us. We DID call Dometic and they are trying to get someone to our campsite before we have to leave on Sunday. Since we may have to drive it again before service, they read the safety instructions to us. HOLY COW! I will print a shortened version here. DO NOT use this as the official info - if you have to move your rig, call Dometic and let them read to you. I could have missed something. Of course, if you call Dometic, they read to you, you have to drive it, the awning deploys and you wreck... they are going to try to claim no liability because you were warned.

So here goes:
1 - Secure the hardware arms. Ensure that the front arm is fully closed against the back channel. Secure with something like zip ties BETWEEN the motorhome and the channel. Secure the arm as close to the top as possible. You must secure it with at least 3 ties on each arm. (Note that there is NO space between the channel and the motorhome, we'd probably have to unscrew the channel enough for it to pull away.)
2 - Repeat with the rear arm.
3 - Secure the awning fabric. When the awning is closed, there is a small amount of fabric visible between the rail running along the motorhome and the roller assembly. Locate the forward edge of the fabric, toward the front of the RV. Measure back one foot and cut a three inch slit running parallel to the tube and rail. Measure another one foot back from the back end of the three inch slit and slit the canopy toward the back, stopping when you are one foot from the end of the fabric at the rear of the motorhome. If properly done you will have, from front of motorhome to rear, one foot of fabric, a three inch slit, one foot of fabric, a really long slit, one foot of fabric. Now secure the fabric with three fasteners. One through the three inch slit. One as close to the middle of the awning as possible. One at the back end of the long slit. (Dometic will replace your awning fabric.)
4 - Proceed to a service facility. Do not exceed 50 mph.

If the service guy can't get out here, we'll be making a run out for some cable ties and sharpening the kitchen knife.
377  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: May 27, 2013, 05:41:15 pm
So what I'm getting out of this string is that everyone with a new PC (or new Norcold door) should set a reminder for about a month prior to the expiration of the warranty on the Norcold, check for hinge cracking or damage (which sounds likely) then call to replace the door under warranty. THEN set a reminder for when the new door is out of warranty, check for damage... and repeat as necessary.

I guess when there are only a few players in the market, you don't have to worry about design defects.
378  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New summer projects. on: May 26, 2013, 11:21:39 am
Here is pic outside house with vent covers. Back one is under the tree branches. You can see the glow on the front one but the contrast of beige to bright white isn't really apparent in the picture. The vent covers don't look terrible, but they are big. We also upgraded the front fan with the kit that makes it automatic. You set the temp on the remote and it opens and closes the vent and turns on and off on its own. It has a rain sensor so it closes if it gets wet (less likely with the vent cover) then reopens and turns back on if needed once the sensor is dry. The only problem is that you HAVE to have the remote to run the fan. So no batteries, no fan. We didn't figure that out until after we put it in. The upgrade is on the list of things we bought to keep the cat comfy when we are out.
379  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New summer projects. on: May 26, 2013, 09:36:35 am
We have the Fantastic Vent Ultra Breeze covers installed. We bought these because their online video shows a comparison where this cover allows the vent to fully open for maximum air flow. It does seem to do that BUT they are kind of ugly. Our exterior is Sunlit which tops out with a soft beige so we went with white covers. The white stands out and they surely aren't sleek like the PC is. The pros are that we can have the vents open to moderate temps for our onboard kitty and they REALLY seem to draw in the light (which could be a con in the bedroom but we didn't have a vent installed in there). If there is any sun hitting them, we don't need lights. I noticed a stack of Maxxair covers at the factory so I know they install those. Kermit said he had never put the ultra breeze on before. He didn't say it but I'm pretty sure he agrees with me on the look. I'll try to get a pic showing the vent covers and post it.
380  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cruise control on: May 25, 2013, 12:38:40 pm
I was going to suggest Barry and Sue post it on their handy contact list, BUT, it is already on there. If you are need to call customer service for just about anything installed on your PC, Barry and Sue have them on their list - find it here: "Main Forum"; "Links and Contacts"; posting called "Product Contacts". If you get a new number, send it to them and they will add it to their list.

Kermit did tell us that the Ford RV number was in our packet... and it well might be. We are still organizing all those papers. Barry and Sue's list is so much quicker.
381  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Things We Have Added to Our 2350 - Bathroom Part 2 on: May 24, 2013, 02:59:39 pm
Ron, you might want to check out the new Command products shower caddy. We bought it but have not installed it yet so I can give no actual useful recommendation EXCEPT that the command strips attach a flat bracket onto the shower wall and the caddy lifts on and off the bracket. So your wife has her stuff, and with a quick lift, you have a (mostly) clear shower wall. The Command website even has a nifty video where the thing looks HUGE. We decided against it based on the video then ran into it at Target and decided it wasn't as big as it looked on the video and it should work for us.  I know our shower in the 2552 is larger than the 2350 so it might still be too big for you.
382  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cruise control on: May 22, 2013, 09:24:51 pm
We also picked up our new PC the first week of May and are working to resolve a Ford warranty issue. I suggest you call the Ford RV Assistance center at 1-800-444-3311. They will help you find and get in touch with a Ford dealer near you that can handle your problem. John spoke with them today and they were very helpful. Good luck!
383  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: May 20, 2013, 03:28:02 pm
Please add Holly and John for Frederick, MD (can't help with the Florida request). We go on the road for a year starting August 30th and if you have something set up by then, we'll keep you posted with our general whereabouts in case we are passing near someone in need of a tour with no local PCs near by.
384  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro Chair - sliding assistance needed on: May 18, 2013, 09:33:14 pm
We checked the chair today in daylight. The base IS black plastic and not metal. So no pieces missing. Next step, buy the magic tape and make her slide.
385  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro Chair - sliding assistance needed on: May 18, 2013, 06:01:35 am
Tom, you're saying you have plastic that touches the floor? Ours is bare black metal. We rolled it on its back to measure for padding. We'll double check today but it sounds like we are missing a piece. That would explain the difficulty sliding it. We were surprised it was so hard to move. We didn't remember yours scraping like ours does. Oh well, another great excuse to visit our new baby.
386  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro Chair - sliding assistance needed on: May 17, 2013, 06:03:03 am
I don't think ours has plastic at the bottom. We only flipped it once to look at what was scraping but I think it is a ring of wood with bare metal on the bottom. The bare metal ring is what scrapes across the floor. I'll have to look a little closer this weekend.

387  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro Chair - sliding assistance needed on: May 16, 2013, 10:17:14 pm
There are other recliners with that flip out footrest but I don't think they put rollers on them - probably something about that "object in motion tends to stay in motion" theory -- sit down with your beer, kick that baby into recline, and AWAY YOU GO... could be great entertainment for the spouse... Maybe John's chair WOULD benefit from wheels.
388  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: tank sensors, Can the new electonic sensors be installed on older models on: May 16, 2013, 05:52:33 am
Our new PC came with built in tank sprayers for both tanks. We haven't checked them out yet but it looks like you hook a hose up to the inlet located near the macerator controls then turn them on and they spray inside the tanks. Is this a new addition or is it on the older PC's? If it is on the older ones, does it help and how often do you use them to hose down the inside of your tanks?

The macerator instructions also tell us to dump the black then close the valve; Open the grey, let the water flow into the black and equalize the tanks; close the grey and dump the black again. Open the grey, let the water equalize; close the grey and dump the black yet again; finally, you dump the grey and it rinses your hose. It says this gets the soapy water from the grey into the black to coat the tank. It takes a while this way but John and I thought it was so cool the first time we dumped. Sure beats the stinky slinky that wouldn't hook up right on the rental rig.   
389  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro Chair - sliding assistance needed on: May 13, 2013, 10:35:14 pm
Billy, not exactly. Amazon has 12x12 sheets but it is thicker. I found description of something called "slick strips" at that comes as a tape product but not sure if it is the same material. Amazon carries slick strips in rolls. I have to check some things but tape and slide sure sounds like the way to go.
390  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro Chair - sliding assistance needed on: May 13, 2013, 08:16:12 pm
 Thank you, I will track it down.
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