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16  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Keyless Door Lock on: July 09, 2017, 05:00:15 pm
Though this topic was not about breaking and entering, it included that topic.  Therefore, I thought I would send the following info which I read on another forum out to everyone.  Food for thought for sure.
"Heres a security issue that may make you want to change your RV locks. Police in Pennsylvania have arrested a former RV dealership employee from Ohio who used master keys to stealthily open doors on RV dealership lots and help himself to TVs and other electronic gear. By the use of the key, or keys, William E. Jenkins of North Canton left no trace of an illegal entry, save for the missing loot."
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Installing a child's car seat in PC2100 on: July 09, 2017, 04:57:06 pm
The rest of the story....
Sorry it took so long to get around to this, but we had a great three generation girls RV trip. Even though the granddaughter was very insistent that the deal was she ( a 2 1/2 year old.....who knew?) ride IN the RV, my daughter, who is a pediatric nurse and certified car seat installer, had final say. We used the knee wall behind the passenger seat which was very sturdy. I installed a 1/2" board securely screwed to the frame with the seat belt coming through two slots. Then put in three heavy duty eye-bolts to secure the front and over the back belts supplied with the seat. As my daughetr said, if it comes loose we are in much bigger trouble. Gave her a basket of travel supplies, taught her how to use the various shades on the window, added a lap desk for her activities and she was good to go.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 09, 2017, 04:47:51 pm
Since the RV life is totally new to SWMBO and a some years in your past, perhaps you should consider renting for a few trips.  Being in Duluth may make it difficult, but you could fly in to another location and rent for a week.  If you search rental agencies, you will finds one other than GoRving which just rents a few basic sizes, all made by Thor and built for the abuse of the rental market. My husband was the doubter and we managed to rent RVs of different sizes, designs and manufacturers. You probably will not be able to rent a PC (unless you find one somewhere on a rent-from-owner site like VRBO), but you will get the feel for the RVing lifestyle. As much as those of us on this forum love it, RVing is not for everyone.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rally on: July 07, 2017, 11:13:03 pm
Have registered and paid the money. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we will be there with our 2012 PC2100 with slide.  It (and we) may be rugged. We are heading out in two weeks to drive to Alaska and going to the reunion on our return leg to Colorado. ......Nicki
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: To cover or not on: July 06, 2017, 12:29:08 pm
     Yes, the carport is worth the cost to protect the expensive PC from the harsh Rocky Mountain weather. It is a permanent carport added to a home, but to my daughter's house where they are so kind to let us store the PC. And, yes, it did add considerable value if their new tax assessment is any indicator.
     First two years it was outside without a roof, thus we went with a good cover.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: To cover or not on: July 05, 2017, 11:12:01 pm
We also have the 2100 and store outside since purchase in 2012, but last two years under a car port. We have always covered. Some cons we were given when investigating covers are:
1. Makes access more difficult -- We have not found this to be a problem. The covers all have zippers and if correctly positioned work fine.
2. Will rub on the finish -- We get some very serious wind and have never seen a problem. Just did a serious exterior wash today and saw no signs of rubbing or damage from the cover. Inside of the covers is soft and if nip/tucked properly not much slack to flip and flop in the wind.
3. Very expensive to get a custom cover that fits perfect  -- Yes, the PCs are unique sizes which makes it more difficult. Our first cover (2 winters) was a 24 ft. motorhome cover and we did some creative nipping and tucking with extra ties. The biggest problem was the height from roof to ground.  Cover was way too long, drug on the ground and was even frozen in snow melt (stored at 9,200 ft. in the Rockies) when we wanted to pull it out in April. We now use a cover for a 22 ft. travel trailer purchased from Camping World when on sale. Height and length are perfect. We add a couple extra ties across the windshield to nip/tuck the extra and works fine.

I believe our exterior and roof are in great shape thanks to keeping it covered in the winter. Because of the serious sun at altitude, if we were home for more than a few weeks prior to the carport construction, we put the cover on. Have developed (through trial and error) a slick system and the cover goes on and comes off fairly quickly.

Let me know if you have more questions.      Nicki8
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 30, 2017, 05:54:35 pm
    We have had our 2100 for almost 5 years and 25,000 miles. We have done all the things Ron listed and it made all the difference in handling.  We opted for the air bags over adding spring leafs.  We researched it and spoke with a couple different shops as well as a relative who lives in another state that is in the automotive business. Can't remember why we went the air bag route, but it was based on all the advice. It does make the ride a little rougher--you feel every pot hole, but did lift the rear about 2". We also put drag rollers on the trailer hitch so that when we did hit ground there was "protection" such as it is. When we look at them, they have been well used.
     Also, t this time we have disconnected the Sani-Con and use the BSH (big stinky hose) which stores along with a hose very nicely in the compartment on the side where I removed the Sani-Con hose. We still use the electric holding tank switches as well as the sprayer. Because the macerater hangs so low and, on the 2100, is so close to the bumper, it is always in peril. We camp in lots of national forest campgrounds and hazards are everywhere. I say "at this time" because we are heading to Alaska in a few weeks and did not want to take a chance on cracking another one when traveling in such wild country for so long. We will reassess when we return, but so far we have not found the BSH to be a hassle. Bonuses are that we now have one of the clear cuffs on the BSH so we know when the black tank is clear and both tanks empty and it eliminates the concern of something getting into a holding tank that will jam up/damage the macerater.
     That's my 2 cents worth. If you want to discuss more just private message me.................Nicki
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Borg DuallyValve valve stems on: June 13, 2017, 11:24:07 pm
Thanks for the answer.  Will have my RV shop work on it.
Nicki
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Borg DuallyValve valve stems on: June 12, 2017, 11:32:55 am
Thanks Stu. I guess I was a little vague. I was actually wondering which Duallyvalve kit the original poster purchased.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Borg DuallyValve valve stems on: June 09, 2017, 04:37:36 pm
Do you recall the kit number your ordered?
Thanks, Nicki
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wind intrusion on: June 09, 2017, 04:13:31 pm
I appreciate every two cents worth. There is lots of wisdom to be had
We had some serious wind on last trip and were not able to replicate the previous air intrusion problem. Will continue to research and try to replicate before we take in action.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wind intrusion on: May 30, 2017, 10:47:08 pm
     We had the windshield replace.....and are anticipating it will probably happen again after our trip to Alaska. I wonder if the pillar could have been shifted in that process.  I had the RV do the test to see if it was loose and they did not think that was the problem. The shop thinks whatever was put in their as a gasket has possibly shifted or torn. They recommended a bead of the highly elastic calk. We are headed to eastern Colorado on Thursday for a few days.  Usually some high winds so will try and study the problem.
     Thanks to everyone for their input.                  Nicki
28  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Keyless Door Lock on: May 30, 2017, 10:38:20 pm
We have installed the Bauer EM and "think" we will love it in the long run, because we are loving it the last few days. Do wish it had 5 buttons and, thus 10 numbers, but you work with what you have. As to the security question, the RV shop got input from a local lock shop (love these small towns and how quickly they network). Their suggestion, "If you are really worried, just fake press other buttons in the sequence and work your way up and down the buttons pressing for real the ones that are your combination."  We've tried it a few times and is an easy solution.  You only have so much time between real pushes so will take a bit to get the timing down.

Nicki
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Wind intrusion on: May 23, 2017, 12:04:25 pm
      We were camping in Utah in our PC2100 and had some terrific winds. There was some serious wind coming in around the TV. Because we were headed into the wind, it was probably coming in under the bullnose on the front. I inspected in the cabinets and around the TV as best I could without removing the TV--which I do not want to do. Could not determine where the wind was penetrating. 
      My bigger concern is the possibility of water intrusion.  I saw no sign in the cabinets or behind TV, but also has been a while since we drove in serious rain and we store under a carport. The area under the bullnose has never been calked.
      Does anyone know if there is a gasket there that could have shifted? Would it be harmful to calk the area?

Thanks, Nicki
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Installing a child's car seat in PC2100 on: May 23, 2017, 11:54:06 am
      Didn't mean to drop this thread but have been doing more research. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and input. The problem with the dinette seat is that the seat cushion is not secured which makes me very uncomfortable.  Also, the way the seat belt is installed, one piece is behind the furnace and any stress could damage the furnace.
       The decision for the maiden trip with granddaughter in tow is to go about 45 minutes away (not hard since we live in the Rocky Mountains) and she will have to ride in the car--even though she thought the potty training deal was that she could drive the RV.
       I am looking at having the table folded down, removing the cushion, doing more to secure the seat belt so that it won't put any pressure on the furnace and then screwing down a piece of heavy plywood. I would then make a separate cushion for dining when the car seat is not secured. The compartment under that seat has the furnace so not cutting off access to any sizeable storage.
      Once that all happens, if it works, I will post photos.
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