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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 01, 2016, 05:35:59 am
It is all personal and my husband and I love our 2100 with slide. No, you do not need to make the sofa bed/couch up each night and unmake in the morning.  I have made custome sheets that stay on the bed with a throw (like a bed spread) over the top when closed. So with the push of two buttons takes less than 5 minutes to open the slid & bed or close. You cannot use the fold down arm with my system.  Others use sleep sacks.

With our 2100 configuration you can make the dinnet into a bed if you do take your mom with.  On the one occassion where there were 3 of us, we also left the dinnet made into a bed and used TV trays and the couch for eat.

If you are going to be driving through Colorado on I-70 we are just a few miles off the highway.  We do head to Tuscon sometimes in the fall (many friends there) and will let you know if that is happening this year.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: towing. is it worth it for a 24ft? on: March 16, 2016, 05:06:35 pm
We do not tow because we only have the 2100 so allows even more access and easy parking. Towed a 24ft.travel trailer for several years and wanted to be done with parking issues. Many NF/BLM campgrounds have tight length restrictions. We do rent cars/jeeps along the way on longer trips so far the only time we couldn't get a conveniently located rental was Big Bend NP. Like previous post, takes  us 15-20 minutes to break camp and be in the road. It is totally a personal choice.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage behind the driver's seat on: March 03, 2016, 01:21:44 pm
I purchased an inexpensive light weight canvas drawer storage unit. I wanted light weight and movable and this fit the bill.  It tucks in next to slide when in and I secure with some straps.  This allows driver's seat to have full movement and to recline.  When we camp, it sits behind driver's seat, fits perfectly between two front seats or we use it at the couch as a computer/snack table.  Low enough to not block the control panel/generator button and light enough to easily move about.  It came with wheels which I quickly learned was a bad idea so I put four rubber cane tips on to keep it from sliding or marking the wood floor. My PC is in storage so no photos but here is a link to one that is similar
http://www.amazon.com/Altra-Furniture-4-Bin-Storage-Table/dp/B0091T02WM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1457029037&sr=8-7&keywords=canvas+drawers
If you want photos or more info I can do that after mid-April.

19  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Outdoor temp alarm to inside RV alarm system on: March 01, 2016, 09:56:31 pm
We have one of the clock and inside/outside temp displays. We keep the outside temp sensor in a drawer and as soon as we set up camp it gets put out.  I have made a small bag with velcroe straps so we can hang it wherever the sun doesn't shine (usually a rear view mirror or the rear ladder so if we forget to bring it in, it is still with us). Does not send any type of alarm, but easy to see and read even at night.
20  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: 2100 Fold down step on sofa? on: February 11, 2016, 10:31:58 pm
We removed the "step" early on and I am 5' and husband is 5'6".  We would run into it and it took up space in the aisle which we sometimes use for storage while in transit. Have not missed it a bit. When slide is out there is a short piece over the window well for a foot rest. We also have a foot stool we use on rare occasions. Screw holes are easily filled with wood putty if they bother you.

Nicki
21  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: My new favorite cookware on: February 06, 2016, 08:19:21 am
I have the same make but larger model ASP-238BC that I use at home. Purchased when we were in a rental house with a terrible stove while having a house built. It is my first ever purchase from an info-mercial that I landed on quite by accident.  It is also my "go to" appliance for all the reasons Sue listed. If the smaller version  works as well I would also highly recommend it.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Carrying a kayak on: January 29, 2016, 06:33:38 pm
      We have an inflatable 2 person Sea Eagle kayak/canoe hybrid. Weighs about 35 pounds including paddles and the bag is about 30" X 25" x 25". Depending on the trip, it either sits in the aisle until we get to the campground or we hoist it to the roof and tie it down. Makes it way easier to carry to the water as well, but not good in white water.
      A friend we go with has built a neat rack on the back of her RV for her fiberglass kayak and a little lift hooks it on and a few straps hold it down. However, she does not have a rear storage compartment as I do on my 2100 nor a spare tire on the back.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: heated waste tanks on: December 23, 2015, 03:53:22 pm
            I would recommend you NOT unwinterize until you are out of freezing temperatures. To use the bathroom, get 4-5 gallons of RV antifreeze and pour down the toilet into the black tank. You should still have plenty of capacity until out of winter. Take jugs of water with and don't let any go down the drain. Use a dish pan and throw it out the door. Wouldn't hurt to put a couple gallons of antifreeze in the gray water tank as well just in case some water runs down the drain. At $3-4 per gallon, it is cheap insurance.
         Then reverse the process when you return home if it is still freezing.
24  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just wondering... on: December 10, 2015, 08:18:01 am
My first "camper" was a tent trailer--one of the first manufactured--that my parents bought in 1952. It was passed on to me in 1969. I moved up to a travel trailer in 1976 and sold the much loved and well used tent trailer to a young family on a very small budget and they were so excited. I know I saw it once in Rocky Mountain National Park. I have to believe that every mile our "campers" travel with new owners they relive all our memories and wonderful moments. Yours is no exception.

Happy Holidays to all!!
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winterizing on: November 08, 2015, 10:31:32 pm
We have a 2013 and it came with the Camco winterizing connection.  I love it. We never blow the system, just lots of RV antifreeze.
First two winters we stored above 9,000 feet with temps sinking to -35 and nothing froze including the water left in the hot water heater. So, no worries Ron.
A few more items...
If mice/rodents are a possibility, remove all food and food-like items (i.e. scented candles) and use some form or rodent deterrent. There is a separate discussion thread about choices. We use the pine oil packets. Only purchased once and then refresh with pine oil each year.
Remember to winterize the outside shower if  you have one.
I rubber band a piece of paper towel inside a baggie over all faucets, sprayers, shower heads to keep pink drips under control. Saves on clean-up later
26  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Need The Strength Of "THE HULK" To Work Your Shower Head? If So, Read This. on: October 25, 2015, 10:11:48 pm
A good soaking in white vinegar will also clear away the minerals that block the shower head holes or anyplace else you have mineral build-up. 

We also quickly replaced the shower head, but with a model that has an on/off sliding thumb switch and bigger head. Our sweet ride is tucked away for the winter so don't know the brand but it works much easier than the push-through button worked even when new. Whenever we use the outside shower which we did not change, we celebrate we changed the inside one. Ron your must have really strong fingers to have lived with the original for 4 years.
27  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: October 23, 2015, 12:21:33 pm
If you ever run out of your own projects, you can come to my house.  I have an RV plug and place to dump in the drive, live in the "Funnest Little Town in America" (as per Rand McNally) and scenery to kill for.
28  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Roller skid wheels on: September 29, 2015, 11:13:05 pm
We have the 2100 which hangs lower in the tail than longer models. Because we cracked the SaniCon, we added two roller wheels on the hitch bar and are glad for them.  You don't really loose 2.5 in. In looking at our rig, I would say less than an inch because other "things" are hanging low. The impact is first absorbed by the springs which reduces any frame "trauma." I will add that we first purchased one that was suppose to fit on the hitch, but size did not work so we went to the two welded to the hitch.
29  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mouse Repellent on: August 01, 2015, 11:11:34 am
I have those handy check lists everywhere as well. Including one on my phone with a calendar alarm on the day we leave.  Problem is REMEMBERING...Where are the check lists?  Why is my phone making that sound?  Isn't retirement (and the aging process) fun?!
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: excessive heat in the passenger area of chassis on: June 19, 2015, 10:30:06 am
I concur that the heat is more noticeable to those of us in the cooler parts of the country. When in Big Bend with an unseasonable heat wave last year (112), everything was hot!  Our doghouse cover was loose and tightening that helped a little.  My solution-- I made a pillow of foam and fiber fill, covered in washable material,  that I rest my feet on.  I may retrofit with the insulating material to add extra protect. I like the fan suggestion. I have a low voltage fan that will run off the inverter or cigaret lighter sockets so will add that.

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