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16  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
17  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.
18  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
19  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.

20  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
21  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.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do you leave your sink cover over the sink while driving? on: May 23, 2017, 11:45:56 am
     We leave all the covers in place when traveling, I have made little foam wedges for each so they don't shift, rattle or pop out when we hit a pothole.
    Like Ron, I have a cutting board that fits in half the sink when we are parked and love how that works. I would not go without the covers because I use the stove ones on the picnic table to hold the cloth and they also serve as hot food trivets. The sink cover I use under my propane grill so I don't burn the picnic table.
23  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Keyless Door Lock on: May 23, 2017, 11:36:22 am
Barry, thanks so much for sharing your detailed research. Answers a lot of questions.

Denny, the third keyless door handle you suggested indicates in the spec that it is for "Replaces Standard Handles (approx. 3.75" x 2.75" x 1.5") - 5th Wheel, Bumper Pull, Traveler Trailer, Campers" with no mention of motorhome or RV. So would be reluctant to try it but love the addition of the key fob.

Ron, unfortunately every day a dishonest person finds new ways to rip off others. We are already very careful in using the remote fob to lock the cab when leaving because there have been many cases of thieves recording that signal and breaking in the minute the owner is out of sight. Doesn't take long to clear out the valuables or steal the entire rig. At some point I just have to let go and let God be in charge. Thanks to your comment I will probably shield full view of the key pad when entering the code.

24  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Keyless Door Lock on: May 22, 2017, 09:39:52 pm
I am working on switching the entry lock to a keyless entry and was in the research stages.  Not a lot to choose from and was leaning toward the Bauer because of the reviews.  My rheumatoid hands are past being able to do such work and my RV shop (a small local place) is more for the AP. Would like more detailed info from Barry and Denny and Barb on the installation process of each and your experience of how well the lock is working. It seems the Bauer gets overall better reviews.

If anyone else has installed a keyless entry, would love your input as well.

25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Installing a child's car seat in PC2100 on: May 15, 2017, 09:46:34 am
There are several additional seat belts (dinette and couch) in the PC 2100, but none seem sufficient to anchor a child's car seat.
Has anyone added anchors or other style belts so a car seat can be used in the PC? All ideas, thoughts and suggestions are welcomed.
My granddaughter has been promised an RV camping trip as a reward for potty training and we are getting there quicker than anticipated--a good thing I guess.
Thanks, Nicki
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone Have Experience With A "Dream Dinette" Table Lift System? on: May 09, 2017, 05:32:13 pm
We have the swing leg fold down table.  It puts down quickly and easily. Biggest hassle is getting the cushions out of the way and it appears in the photos of the Dream Dinette that the cushions still have to be move. No noise or rattle. As you can see in the photo, I have put a rug under the table. Don't know if that helps or not.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reunion in Sister's Oregon, Anyone planning to attend:? on: May 01, 2017, 11:28:51 pm
Grand Canyon is way south. Save it for another trip to that part of the country. If you've not been to the Pacific Northwest before, there is so much to see just in that area as well as on the roads in and out. Though we are from Colorado, we will be heading out in late July to travel to/in Alaska and heading to the reunion from there. Afterwards we will (maybe) be heading straight back to Colorado if you want do do a "wagon train" with us. I say maybe because we are considering dropping down to Ashland, Oregon, for the Shakespear festival  (  We must be back to Colorado no later than September 28.

28  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

29  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.
30  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.
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