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1  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Another Crazy idea from CrazyG.. on: January 12, 2015, 10:30:50 am
Thanks. Some of the keys are light weight and compact. There are many nooks and cranys in our 21ft. baby.  Then I fill the toaster oven with kitchen linens, and have made a platform above the water tank that holds pans and plates. Amazing all the storage space you can find when you start looking. 
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Another Crazy idea from CrazyG.. on: January 11, 2015, 10:03:56 pm
I like the gas cooktop and find two burners to be plenty. Use it lots since we boondock. When on power use the convection feature on the microwave, toaster oven and large electric skillet. I also have a small electric skillet that will work off the inverter. I supplement those with a portable butane camp stove for cooking stinky/steamy food outside or table side. They are compact,  light weight and inexpensive. Several model at Amazon Camping stores sell them as well.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: short time storage on: December 01, 2014, 11:01:41 pm
We store our PC2100 in a storage facility so no power available and we do cover it using a cover made for a 22ft. travel trailer which fits very well. Also winterize because we live in the high Rocky Mountains.  We just shut everything off and unplug all plugs just in case there is a power drain.  I remove all food and food-like stuff that could attract pests. Put in some pest strips and mouse traps just in case. We visit it every 6weeks or so and run the engine and generator. Needless to say, but when not running, always leave the fridge propped open.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: If you build it they will come on: November 20, 2014, 11:07:38 pm
We have the 2100 and did many of the after market corrections--air bags on rear axle, heavy duty shocks, sway bars, etc. and it greatly improved the handling and tail drag (due to rear water tank and holding tanks). Even if we couldn't improve the handling, with the shorter length we can travel many roads and park in many places that larger rigs cannot. For us, the trade off is worth it.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Cover for 28 foot 2552 on: November 20, 2014, 05:18:48 pm
We have the 2100 and struggled with that. Covers for that length RV were not wide enough so went with the smallest we could that would fit. Our first cover was too big in length and height.  Took a lot of creative nipping and tucking and still it drug on the ground and froze in snow melt (at 9,200 in the Rockies) doing damage when we wanted it out in April. We were also concerned about potential damage from rubbing in the high winds. That did not happen and we were able to mend the damage and use it a few more winters. This fall (2014) we purchased one for a 22 foot travel trailer from Camping World ($296 total). Seems very well made and fits like a glove with the use of one additional tie above the windshield/below the bull nose and we were good to go. Problem with a stock motorhome cover on a PC is our units are narrower and shorter in height than most motorhomes. Whereas the travel trailer is closer to our height and width. Won't know the whole story until we go to remove the cover but at this moment am very happy.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do you remove TV in the winter? on: October 30, 2014, 11:30:20 pm
We live in the high Rockies (9,200 ft.) and it gets to -30 or lower. Never removed any electronics and they still work fine. We also run the generator and engine every 6-8 weeks.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2100 - No slide - Question on: July 10, 2014, 11:32:11 pm
We own and love the 2100. The dinnette bench next to the fridge has furnace vents. You can store some small not heavy stuff in there, but either you cannot run the furnace or what is in there cannot be damaged by the heat when you do run the furnace. There is the storage space on the rear and we have gotten creative inside and find the storage more than sufficient. Part of our philosophy is that if it does not fit, we really don't need it. After years of tent camping and only taking what would fit in the car, the 2100 feels like a castle.
8  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Colorado's Million Dollar Highway in the San Juan Mountains???? on: July 09, 2014, 09:35:12 am
We live in Colorado and have driven the Million Dollar highway too many times to count including several times--in our PC2100 and rental RVs before that. Previous advice about downshifting applies for all the Rocky Mountains. If you are sight seeing, pull off often and let traffic around so you can enjoy the views. It is a wonderful drive to just enjoy and if you do Sept. through early Oct. you will be able to enjoy the beautiful aspen gold as the trees turn.  They start by Labor Day up high.  Be sure your furnace works and bring electric space heaters if staying with full hook-ups. We live at 9,200 ft. and it was 42 when I got up this morning.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 06, 2014, 10:38:48 pm
We have the HWH jacks on our 2100 and love them.  I don't see that anyone has mentioned that they are not intended to level to the extent you lift one or more tires off the pavement. You still need to carry leveling pads. We boondock/dry camp a lot in national forests where everything is uneven and still must get close to level with the pads, then put on the finishing touch with the HWH levelers. We are out west with lots of wind and they are great at stabelizing so we even use them on totally level sites. As someone else posted, it does take a bit to master all the buttons. We also called the factory early on and they were amazingly patient and helpful.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: May 02, 2014, 10:27:21 pm
Sorry it took a bit to get back to you. The PC was in storage and we pulled it out and hit the road for two weeks. We have BF Goodrich Commercials. They were great for our 2,500 mile trip and, if anything, the ride was a tad bit better. hard to remember back to last fall.
11  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Even the critters want a Phoenix on: May 02, 2014, 07:11:28 pm
We do carry a humming bird feeder and put it out at every opportunity. Amazing how quickly they find it.
12  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Minnesota/North Dakota on: May 02, 2014, 07:09:37 pm
Have relatives in Twin Cities and usually just hang out their. Lots of museums and historical sites. The drive along the Mississippi River has lots of interesting small towns and history.  I just Read about Lanesboro, MN in a Smithsonian Magazine as being one of America' great small towns so you might give it a try.  If going way north, Duluth and on along the north shore of Lake Superior is also very beautiful, interesting and historical.
13  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sewer Hose Storage on: April 12, 2014, 10:39:52 pm
We do store an emergency back-up 15ft. sewer hose in the spare tire space. Had to use it once and just rinsed good, put in a trash bag and stuck it back in there.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 11, 2014, 10:44:30 pm
We have a 2013 PC2100 with slide and love it. There is 2 of us and we are smaller people-5' and 5'5". No problem with storage. The secret is to invest a little money in small compact light weight stuff, be creative with indoor storage and take less stuff. Amazing what you can live without. Love that we can drive, park and turn anywhere that we could in our SUV. We never tow, but rent when we want a car/jeep for a few days. We do use the hitch for bikes on some trips. Longest trip to date is a month and never suffered from lack of stuff or too compact a space. After all, we had all the great outdoors.

When shopping for the perfect RV we could only see larger used  PCs at dealers, but the quality convinced us that the PC was the way to go.

Nicki Loth
Dillon, CO
15  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: March 17, 2014, 09:34:39 pm
Was just at DW in Feb, but stayed at a hotel. Have been there dozens of times starting with the year they opened (1971). Have camped at Ft. Wilderness, done hotels on property and stayed off property. If you are spending more than one day at the parks, stay on property. As previous post said, you have the option to return to your "lodging" to eat, rest up, and enjoy the amenities of your lodging, which are plentiful at Ft. Wilderness. Lead time to book varies greatly depending on time of year. However, they are always having cancellations and early departures so, if booked full, keep checking. As to expensive groceries as mentioned in a previous post, stock up before you go. Living in the magic bubble is the best way to go. Disney also has a new program you can only be a part of if you stay on property--the My Magic+.  A little wrist band (like a watch) that has your park pass, FastPass reservations, room key(when applicable), meal reservations, etc. We loved it!
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