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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Great product for dri-wash and polish mn on: April 30, 2017, 02:43:27 pm
I am looking for a product we can take with to Alaska to keep the PC clean as we travel. The caution to not use it on the diamond shield does cause concern. We just have that on the bottom so could use Bruce's solution to not use on the fancy stuff.
How often do you use it? How much elbow grease does it require? On which surfaces do you use the product? chrome? caps? ...or?
Once applied, does it help "repel" dirt and bugs?
Can you use any household spray bottle? If not, what is special about the manufacturer's sprayer?

Thanks, Nicki

2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First real trip on: April 23, 2017, 08:56:18 pm
If yours is built like my 2013, there is a lever on a drain spigot at the left end of fresh water tank under the sink. Just turn that. Then remove the drain plug from the hot water heater. Earl demonstrates that in his @Winterizing"  idea on YouTube.

Also, run generator once a month and if you have HWH auto leveling jacks, operate them a few times when running the generator.

Depending on where you store it, consider the vermin (muse, ants, etc.) factor. Remove all food or food-like stuff and possibly add a deterrent. I use an eco-friendly wood chip sachet soak in pine oil.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Utah journey on: April 11, 2017, 10:26:41 pm
Take a day for Dead Horse Point State Park. Spectacular scenery and unbelievable views.
If your into wine, combine a drive on Hwy 182 which winds next to the Colorado River with a visit to Castle Creek Winery. Just a tasting room but we like their wines and there's a hotel on grounds that has a very good restaurant. Many beautiful hikes along that route as well.
So little time. So much to see.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got "Bob" home on: April 10, 2017, 11:27:57 pm
Our 2100 with slide is our "Sweet Ride." 
As to bedding....
There are several other threads on this site you can search by "sheets", "electric sofa", or "bedding."  To sum up:
1. Some people use some sort of sleep sack (like a sleeping bag)
2. Some use standard sheets and blankets and make them work.
3. I made the move from tent camping to an RV for all the comforts of home, including sleeping in a bed with sheets and blankets--not a sleeping bag of any kind. My solution was to make some custom fitted sheets and blankets.  We added a 1" memory foam topper, custom fitted mattress pad and leave the bedding on all the time and put a decorative throw over it during the day.

I will have the Sweet Ride in the drive in a week getting ready for our first trip.  If you want detailed information, I can send you an email with photos, videos, etc.

As to storing in the shower....
We do utilize that area for storage as well. Keep in mind weight.  The 2100 already has a lot of rear end weight so try to  use the shower for light weight items.  Same goes for the rear outside compartment--keep the weight down as much as possible.

5  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: National Park Fees on: April 09, 2017, 11:46:21 am
....and then, you could be really OLLLLD like my husband and me.  We got the National Park senior card so long ago it was free.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Plumbing Problem on: April 01, 2017, 11:25:19 am
Thanks Keelhauler.  I do intend to contact the PC factory but taking the unit there now is not possible.  1,200+ miles from Colorado and in the wrong direction of all our travels this year. 
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Plumbing Problem on: March 31, 2017, 05:32:09 pm
Sorry there were duplicate photos in original post. Here is a photo of the errant lever where you can see the "O" ring.

8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Plumbing Problem on: March 31, 2017, 05:22:10 pm
Last fall when winterizing one of the toggle levers on the hot water heater bypass came off.  I managed to get it closed with a screwdriver and completed winterizing. The small local shop we took it to said the only way to fix/replace it which requires getting the necessary crimpers in there is to pull the water tank (things are very tight in the 2100). That would be very expensive and I fear would create even more problems with the reinstall of the water tank.  I'm not even sure they could get the crimpers in to do that without removing a wall. This shop has not encountered this problem before so I may check with a larger shop (i.e. Camping World, but they are in Denver, a distance from me).

We purchased the PC new. This switch has only been turned 10 times (5 winterizations) and should never have fallen apart which leads me to believe it was defective. I will also check directly with the factory.....or if they read this post, they can contact me.

I can probably turn the valve with the same tool, but I believe it would leak when under pressure without that "O" ring that is on the lever.

Any and all suggestions would be most welcome.

9  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Storage and more crates on: March 31, 2017, 04:52:46 pm
Love these crates! Purchased them some years back (when still tent camping) at The Container Store. They came in various sizes. I now see what appears to be the same at Target for much less.  They are very light weight yet sturdy and assemble/collapse very easily. We use them for laundromat trips, toting groceries, carrying happy hour food to neighboring campsites, etc. The uses are endless.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dinette bed size on: March 31, 2017, 04:47:47 pm
Got our Sweet Ride back from shop today. So, here are the stats and some photos.
When made into bed, it is 71" by 32".
The carpet shelf which Ron showed in his photo is 5"+ wide. The 2100 dinette has a different leg configuration. The photo I posted has a larger crate than I use. It was on hand to demonstrate. The extra chushion (needed to fill in for the shorter back cushion behind passenger seat) is behind crate and then we stand the 12 packs of sodas behind crate on ledge. That crate is great and I will start a thread on "Tips" about it.

11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Grille bug screen & windshield sun screen on: March 31, 2017, 03:59:09 pm
We did purchase the expensive ones sold by the factory. Feel they were well worth the money -- but would have like to spend much less money at an awning shop.  The beauty of the screens is that they not only keep out sun, but peeping eyes (except at night if you have interior lights on) and those inside can see out.  They also act like window screens so we can keep front windows open for ventilation with very few if any bugs entering.

A word of caution: The magnets are tricky to apply. If you drop one when affixing it to the windshield and it falls in that crack between dash and window, it is lost and gone forever. Learned my lesson once and after that sealed that area off for balance of installation. Also, when/if the windshield needs to be replace, you need to rescue the magnets and get new adhesive pads from the factory to reinstall the magnets.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Really? on: March 27, 2017, 07:36:10 pm
Catsaplenty, I feel you pain, but not with my PC.  I did not custom order but love the PC we purchased.  My empathy comes from a board and stone house we had built 18 months ago by a very reputable builder.  Everything was in writing include precise diagrams and drawings that we all signed off on.  So much DID NOT happen as designed, was poorly done or just plain WRONG.  We want what we want and thus the reason for going to a reputable quality custom company. (I got some of that same "I think it looks fine." reaction.) Much of what was wrong with my house could not be corrected and I have to live with it as is.  I have gotten past most of it and hope you can to as you find the joy of travel in your PC.  I just try to ignore the remaining "misfires and hang something over the patches.

Happy travels and hope we cross paths some time and can compare stories and laugh about the initial pain.

13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dinette bed size on: March 27, 2017, 07:23:13 pm
Under the table. Hard to explain without photos, but...
there is a small ledge by the wall extending between benches that is carpeted (the width of a 12 pack of Coke--maybe 6"-- which we stand on end). I have a small crate in front of that where we store other extra beverages/water and it holds the Coke in place, leaving room for us when we are seated at the dinette. Next to the Coke on the ledge I wedge the extra cushion. Unless we are on a long trip, we usually have extra space in the cabinets over the table and it and beverages go in there.

Very exciting to almost be at the finish line.  Hope you love yours as much as we love ours.

14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dinette bed size on: March 22, 2017, 04:47:42 pm
I have the 2100 with slide and electric couch. If you are considering the no slide with jackknife sofa situation would be slightly different. My RV was just dropped off to be serviced this morning so not available to measure.  You could call Earl at the factory and get some exact measurements.

I'm 5' and have used the dinette as a bed for myself and found it to be very comfortable.  Would not have wanted to be much taller. In one situation we could not put the slide out so hubby was on dinette and I (long ways) on the couch extended out to meet dinette.  Worked in an emergency situation. He is 5'6" but generally curls up to sleep.

Some things to keep in mind when using the dinette as a bed:
Make sure it comes with the extra cushion to fill in where seat cushion goes.
Put your head at the cab end otherwise you get furnace and fridge noise all night.
If people are also on couch you get feet in face syndrome.
If using both electric couch and dinette as beds on a regular basis, you need more bedding and a place to store it.

15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Every little bit of storage counts on: March 19, 2017, 08:14:49 am
Thanks Mike.  Good to know. Will probably check on various types/brands then get one each for PC and car.  We head to Alaska this summer and I am scrambling on cutting weight but still having every thing we consider essential.  This will help a lot.
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