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16  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.

Nicki
17  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.
18  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.

19  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.
20  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.

Nicki
21  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.

Nicki
22  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.

Nicki
23  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.
Nicki
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Every little bit of storage counts on: March 18, 2017, 09:15:18 pm
We store a 10' sewer hose around the spare tire. We were very glad for it the first time the macerator would not work. Very light weight so no added pounds in the rear.

Just saw in Costco a very small lithium power bank made for jumping car batteries.
https://www.costco.com/Lithium-Jump-Starter-And-Portable-Power-Bank-.product.100312116.html?catalogId=10701&langId=-1&storeId=10301&krypto=BbExLyjFAg%2FHB0n%2BDxeeboAx%2F7lXKz1LvLM7mTE1pJ5mYfXMpOXQsplyfYN4NpDgdHYxt%2FTq7Yej%0AR9mdOCepvguBItorlvOvC01O6WYUt5zX3u6jb04cXTC%2BXN77AL8B

Anyone know if this works? Beats the size and weight of extra long jumper cables.

Nicki 

PS to Ron: I am traveling but thank you for the detailed instructions on how to can just say "Click Here." Will study once I am home and have time.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First night camping on: March 09, 2017, 09:44:05 pm
In a few months or years you will be laughing at these adventures. You take me back to my first travel trailer trip over 40 years ago.  AND, I am still having those "...and I thought an RV was a good idea because......?" moments.
     Get some jack pads. Lots of types/prices, but here is what I use.
https://www.amazon.com/Level-Trek-LT80050-Jack-Pad/dp/B007HRUY82/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1489113733&sr=8-7&keywords=rv+jack+pads
They are necessary and you have already experienced why they will be invaluable. We also only use the jacks when stopping for the night if spot is not level or wind is bad.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On the Road! on: March 09, 2017, 09:37:36 pm
Winter weather (freeze thaw cycles) and truckers with chains destroy the interstates in snow country and especially in the mountains. Then all summer there is "construction" as they patch and repair all the damage.
     While we are on "bad roads" anyone on this forum who is planning a trip that will take them on I-70 through Colorado between August and November 2017, change your plans or be prepared for serious traffic and delays.  We only have two bridges over the Colorado River (I-70 is on the west side of the river and Glenwood and Aspen are on the east side) and one is getting replaced. We already have traffic nightmares with "closures" but when the main highway 82 bridge comes down in August it won't be pretty.
27  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How To Add A Link To A Website, In Your Post Or Reply on: March 07, 2017, 11:25:09 pm
Thanks Ron.  My confusion was that when I pasted the link it did not turn orange until the reply was posted. Will try your instructions next time.
Nicki
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water mystery-need help on: March 04, 2017, 03:49:54 pm
This thread is of great interest to me since I live in the land of decomposing rock and battle mineral build-up in the house. Had not even thought about the impact on the RV. Then what should appear in one of my RV newsletters--a link to an article on the problem and how to treat it. Is a bit of work, but the time is worth it to avoid the problems described.
          http://rvtravel.com/curing-the-curse-of-hard-water-rv-plumbing-issues/
Hmmm? Guess I don't know how to make that a hyper link, but cut and past for the article.

Nicki
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC2100 & levelers on: February 25, 2017, 05:51:16 pm
I also us the Tri-Lynx levelers which I purchased just because they were there when I needed them. Had done no research.  Like them a lot for all the reasons Ron listed. Ran into one situation where one pack wasn't enough, but added a board under and worked fine.
30  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Michelin Tires Video on: February 12, 2017, 12:00:56 pm
WOW! Thanks, Mike.  I would call the video excellent.   Learned a lot and now to to put that knowledge to work.
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