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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A Billion Questions (2100/2400) on: May 26, 2016, 11:23:45 pm
Another 2100 with slide owner. There are two of us and we find the space to be ample. We are also short (5' and husband 5'6"). To address some of your questions:
MICROWAVE - It is not as high like an in-home over the stove microwave. If you could see one in person you would see that it would probably work fine.
FRONT PASSENGER SWIVEL - We have that chair swivel. You cannot see the TV from there but my husband loves to use it like an easy chair for reading. Also if we have a group in it adds extra seating.
YOUNG RVers -- We are old (70 and 80) but meet many young RVers, some even full time. Now that offices are portable with a computer and wi-fi connection, the numbers are growing.
DISH WI-FI -- We have Dish at home and their wi-fi is through Hughes which we did not get with the TV because it is so bad. In theory Hughs is launching a new satellite which is suppose to improve things but we heard that rumor over a year ago and it has not happened yet.
REAR KITCHEN -- I love it and it is one of the things that drew me to the 2100. I find it very functional. I did do a modification to the flip-up table area. Can tell you more if you are interested.
DRIVABILITY -- We rented a lot before we purchased and found that every inch over 22' made it more difficult in heavy traffic, congested towns and for parking.  However, we did do a lot of undercarriage improvements to make the handling smoother. There are other threads on this forum about that. If you are going to do interstate highways you would probably want to do the same.
SEEING IS BELIEVING -- You must see them in person. A five hour drive is a small price to pay. We purchased the 2100 without ever being in one but we had been in several other PC models so could get the feel for it. Then I did a chalk outline on my garage floor and walked through it a lot before making the plunge.

Keep researching, but you have probably found the best company to work with you on modification so it suits you perfectly.

Nicki, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / E-350 windshield replacement on: May 22, 2016, 11:00:44 am
Only a reference by Sparky a year ago about replacing a windshield so would welcome any/all input.

Is it the original Ford E-350 windshield or was it modified?
Was there additional cost because the vehicle is now a motorhome?
If you have had it replace, any problems with leakage after?

Thanks,
Nicki - Colorado
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: questions to ask during walk-through of new PC on: April 25, 2016, 07:00:55 pm
Video every bit of the walk-through. Most importantly video demonstration/explanation of how everything works. It makes it take longer but I have referred to those videos so many times. While all have proved useful, most valuable is the one on how to winterize. Every fall I watch it again to figure out all the valve switches.
19  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Woodalls/AAA campground guide on: April 08, 2016, 09:27:39 pm
AAA has been providing these guides for years and they are great. Sometimes I will just tear out the state(s) I am going to. Save weight wherever you can.They also have small guides to many of the more popular national parks. All free to AAA members. If you don't have an AAA office near, as a member you can order over the internet.
     There is also several campground directory apps for smart phones and tablets and most are free.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which Trip Planning software for 2016? on: April 08, 2016, 09:22:23 pm
When traveling in the wild west (we live in Colorado), electronic gadgets do not work a lot of the time. We are never without paper maps--an atlas and frequent stops at AAA along the way to get detailed city/area maps. We had a Garmin GPS with lifetime updates, but it ran out of memory. Now we just use the GPS on the iPhone when there is a signal. Check what your plan coverage is (phone or tablet) in various states and Canada. I am on Sprint and had a BIG problem in Montana last fall. Sprint had pulled all their towers in that state (long story). Roaming worked, but that blew through data bites like you would not believe when using the GPS.
21  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.
22  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.
23  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.

24  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.
25  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
26  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.
27  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.
28  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.
29  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!!
30  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
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