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1  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.
2  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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  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.
6  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.
7  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.
8  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.
9  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.
10  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.
11  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
12  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!
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: March 17, 2014, 09:26:40 pm
In preparation for spring travel, Pulled our PC baby out of storage today and went directly to Big O. Sure enough, we needed 7 new tires. Good news: doing tire replacement this late in the game, the store new all about the problems and procedures to replace the tires. Bad news: they are out, nationwide, of the Michelin tires. They are now replacing with Uniroyal or BF Goodrich. The "shop" felt the Goodrich were superior to the Uniroyal and possibly a little better than the Michelins. In another post about the tires, a blogger who had had a blow out and was dealing with Michelin gave the name of a direct contact: "Should you have any problems with getting your recalled tires replaced please call Lynn at (864)458-6309." Excellent advice because our shop called her and she quickly put her stamp of approval on our replacements. Can't imagine the millions this is costing Michelin.
Nicki Loth, Dillon, Colorado
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Starting engine with house battery on: March 06, 2014, 09:25:20 pm
I appreciate the great suggestions. It sounds like the best idea is to disconnect the battery when in storage to prevent this from happening again.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Starting engine with house battery on: March 04, 2014, 04:59:48 pm
I need some input from you car guys. I just returned from storage where I go to visit my RV and exercise its parts.  The engine battery was dead. (I usually go about once a months but it had been almost two months of very cold Rocky Mountain winter. Don't know if the temps and length of time since last visit was the problem or I left something on at the last visit, but am usually very careful about that.) I tried to activate the house batteries which were in storage mode so I could use them to crank the engine using the dash board switch. No luck and I feared they were also dead. Once I jumped the engine and got it started, I could activate the house batters and, as per the light panel, they were half-full.
Question 1--does the switch that puts the house batteries in storage mode require juice from the engine battery to take them out of storage mode? If so, is there any other way to activate stored house batteries to start a dead engine?
Question 2--We have chatted with other people in our storage lot and one uses a small solar trickle charger on the engine battery. Does anyone know about these or have knowledge/experience with them? Is there any particular one you would recommend? Are they hard to instal?

Thanks to anyone with some wisdom about this situation.

Nicki Loth
Dillon, CO
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