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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Better ride adding air bags on: December 01, 2016, 08:08:12 pm
We have added the standard air bags to the rear springs on our 2100. The goal was to raise the tail which it did by about 3". As Ron said, the ride is rougher. We feel it the most on sudden rod hazards--pot holes, speed bumps, drain ditches and the like. Not so much on just rough roads like gravel. We live with it because when fully loaded it had serious tail drag.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Case of The Missing Power on: November 26, 2016, 08:39:36 am
Ron, why don't you like to leave your unit plugged in? Ours is stored outside under a carport and we leave it plugged in to a 30AMP RV plug (not to be confused with a 30 AMP dryer plug).
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length and Width Restrictions on: November 26, 2016, 08:35:37 am
Living and traveling in the Rocky Mountains there are lots of length restrictions. One of the reasons we wanted to stay small with our PC 2100. We did do the Going to the Sun road in Glacier and had no problem...except the driver couldn't enjoy the views.  Independence Pass just east of Aspen is another interesting road we have done in the 2100 and many more times in a car. It goes down to one lane with hairpin turns. Have seen many a stuck RV and that is when the citation happens. Many of our national forest and BLM campgrounds have length restrictions for good reason as well. I most often see the RV America rentals driven by foreign drivers wedge somewhere they do not belong. Those signs are there for a reason and we abide by them. At times when the only notation is "No RVs" we inquire and frequently are told it would not be a problem for the 2100 and proceed without a hitch. I think some of those signs just paint with a broad brush.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steer SafeH on: November 15, 2016, 01:56:06 pm
      I have spent hours inside, outside and under our PC2100 wondering what could be done with the design to make it handle better, ride higher and not have tail drag. The answer is not much without changing everything we love about the unit--good turning radius, rear kitchen, short height, narrower than most width.  Make the wheel base longer and that effects turning radius. Also, as Ron said, if wheel wells are relocated that really messes with the design and if the floor is raised, then the unit gets taller which we don't want. The wheel base being so short there is not much room toward the cab for the 3 liquid tanks which create tail drag. We put air bags on top of the springs (makes ride a little rougher) and had the drag wheels put on the trailer hitch for tail drag. We did ad other things (heavy shocks, anti sway bars, etc.) There is another thread on the forum that discusses improvements many of us have made.
     All that said, I would buy the PC 2100 again in an instant knowing it would need some additional work to improve handling.
5  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2100 Pictures on: November 02, 2016, 09:41:52 pm
Looks like the smaller photo posted but not my narrative.
We are very happy with just the lower body paint and our only cleaning problem is that the PC is tall and we are small. Many excellent suggestions on quality cleaning products here on the forum.  I would put the money into insulated windows.  Something we wish we had in the cool/cold Rocky Mountain weather.
6  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2100 Pictures on: November 02, 2016, 09:39:06 pm
Don't think the photo posted (to large) so will try again.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Seeking Recommendations For A Compact Inside 110V Heater on: October 17, 2016, 04:25:51 pm
I have the older version (5+ years) of the Lasko 754200 for $24.50. Love it!  Is very small, puts out a lot of heat, can be set at variable temps, and fan is not loud enough to wake us at night when on low.
SIDE NOTE: If you read the rules of any RV park (which we all agree to when signing the registration), most forbid use of an electric heater.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hydraulic Jacks and Frame Bending on: October 16, 2016, 11:26:24 pm
Yes, I did (stupidly) play with the front  HWH leveling jacks to see how high they would lift our 2100. They will lift the tires off he ground. That is as far as I went and did not leave it there long. However, that is not the intent and they should never be used that way.  Rather like standing on the ground with crutches and lifting both feet. A good shove/strong wind will push you off the jacks or crutches. They could not have made up the 4" difference you experienced. They can adjust for 1-2" but for me the real love affair is with how stable it makes the unit in high winds (a frequent problem in our wild west) and with us walking around inside.

SIDE NOTE: When I have been where spaces are so out of level, I have found they usually have a stock pile of boards to use for leveling, even in national/state parks. Just ask at the office/check-in pointy.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ground Clearance of Sewer Drain Outlet and Hydraulic Jacks on: October 02, 2016, 11:00:55 pm
There is a couple good discussion threads on both your questions.
I have a 2100. Have added a lot including air bags to lift up back end.
Have given up on Sani-Con which is even closer to rear and lower on the 2100.  This is something PC needs to work on in the design on all the shorter units. Replaced one that was cracked on a bad dip even though we were exiting oh so slowly on the diagonal. Second broke when backing to a cement parking block that was probably a 1/4 inch to high.  Now we use the BSH (big stinky hose) and have removed the Sani-Con hose and store the BSH in that cabinet. The pluses of the BSH is that we now have a clear cuff to get a visual of the process. (I had tried to get one for Sani-Con which they don't make. Tried to use a piece of clear hose and it was more work than it was worth.) And no worries about clogging the Sani-Con pump.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hydraulic Jacks and Frame Bending on: October 02, 2016, 10:51:38 pm
There is another extensive thread on "to have HWH auto levelers or not" with lots of good information. We have them on our 2100 and love them. You are correct about them not being intended to correct terribly out of level sites. They don't work like a car jack and you should never lift the tire off the ground. What I love is the tweeking of the level and that the unit stays stable in wind and when we walk about inside.
Don't know anything about frame torking.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check your HWH leveler reservoir on: September 30, 2016, 09:39:20 am
When you say "inboard" what do you mean?  What does it look like?

Just returned from a trip and is the first time we had a problem with one leveler not coming down unless manually assisted. It was on the "to do" list as we clean to winterize. 
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cablw TV doesn't work on: September 21, 2016, 11:24:30 pm
Yes, a great group of people on this forum. I knew the answer was simple and I was missing it. When digging in the cabinet housing the RED LIGHT I discovered a note I had taped to the cable connection, but somewhere since the last use of cable, it had fallen off.  Guess I will now write the instructions on the wall plate with a felt tip.

Thank you all!
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Queen bed/sofa slide - sheets? on: September 21, 2016, 11:12:16 pm
In my 2100 the panel that is stapled to the wall floats free when the couch opens/shuts to fill the gap from the wall to the mattress.  Lift it up and it allows access to the motors/wiring for the bed.  I made a custom sheet that goes on the actual couch/mattress part and then kind of a a giant pillow slip that covers the top panel. I do leave the sheets/blankets on when closed and put a nice throw over it all. We are short so length is not an issue. Not sure you can make current bed longer.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cablw TV doesn't work on: September 19, 2016, 12:28:24 am
The RED LIGHT and BUTTON!!!  Of course. You people are the best. Thank you all for your help and jogging my old brain. Now the cable is working fine. We are not big TV people--OBVIOUSLY since we have not used the cable in some time. We will still be on the road when the first Presidential debates take place and wanted to be able to watch them.

Also a good idea to keep the antenna off when not in use.

Thanks again, Nicki
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Cablw TV doesn't work on: September 18, 2016, 07:00:39 pm
We are rarely in a regular RV park with cable TV. When we were in the past, plugged the cable in and it worked fine.
We are in California and have not been able to get it to work effectively. We will  get a couple channels and they are fuzzy.  Have checked all the connection we can see without removing TV or opening walls with no luck.  Decided a new cable might be the solution.  Just tried that with no luck.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks, Nicki
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