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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Awning doesn't completely roll up on: March 03, 2016, 04:55:13 pm
Just noticed after driving the PC home from our last outing that the awning was not completely rolled up.  It appears that the little arm-like support attached to the body of the PC at the mid-point of the awning is the cause.

That little arm is supposed to slip under the rolled up awing to provide support and keep it close to the body.  But as the awning is rolling up that little arm is hitting the metal surround (cover?) at the base of the awning and that stops the roll up.

Anyone have that happen?

--Bruce
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Half Body Paint on: March 03, 2016, 04:33:27 pm
Ron,
We purchased our new half body paint 2552 in August 2013 and always store it outside.  We apply UV protection at least twice a year to the entire coach and it still looks as good as new.  We use and/or store it near Palm Springs, CA during the winter/spring months and near the mid-California coastline during most of the rest of the year.
--Bruce
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2016 - 2351 Options and Modifications on: February 27, 2016, 12:40:00 am
having to lean into the center of the cab to see the gps, or the back up camera is a royal pain.

I might not correctly interpret the above quote about the backup camera, but the following might lessen your problem of viewing the backup monitor:

If your monitor is like ours, you can adjust the devise at the rear of the monitor that holds it in place to change the position of the screen.  I made the monitor face more toward the drivers seat so now just a minor tilt of my head allows me to see the screen without leaning toward the center of the cab.

--Bruce
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak in Sani-Con hose on: February 25, 2016, 11:54:27 am
Our first hose failure was caused by that sharp screw where the hose passed out of the storage compartment.  At that time I replaced the screws with two small bolts and nuts.  I think I posted photos of those previously.

This time the hole was nowhere near anything that would touch the hose.  It was within an inch of the end of the hose where it connects to the macerator assembly.

I've not tried to repair the old hose, but am saving it for a possible future extension at some time.  I'm afraid that any repair I might attempt could fail at a very undesirable moment (during draining of the black tank?).

I'm happy that the replacement this time was easy and didn't take much time away from enjoying our trip.

--Bruce
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Leak in Sani-Con hose on: February 24, 2016, 06:32:02 pm
About two years ago I posted about the pin-hole leak that developed on the original hose.  That one was replaced free of charge by the manufacturer Thetford(?).  I purchased another one at the time as a backup and was beginning to feel that it would never be needed (wishful thinking).
 
While draining the gray water at our campsite this week I noticed some dripping at the end of the hose nearest to the tank valve.  At first I tried to ignore it, but then it started leaking more and I could see that water was squirting out of a small hole in the hose.  So I stopped the process and used my "emergency" 4" hose to finish the draining.  Fortunately this happened before starting to drain the black tank.

Today while still in the campground I replaced the leaking hose with the backup that was in the storage compartment.  It was an easy job especially as I had done this before. I could see no reason the hose would develop that hole.  Maybe just the flexing while the unit was in action.

I'll be buying another backup hose just in case it happens again.
--Bruce
36  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Therapy on: February 18, 2016, 04:29:18 pm
We agree, too. 

We'll be taking our 2552 to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for a week next Monday.  It's the largest California state park and is located within the Colorado Desert.  High temps for the week are forecast to be in the mid-80s with lows in the mid-50s.  Should be perfect for morning hikes in the canyons, swimming and relaxing in the afternoon, and sleeping at night. 

The campground is next to the cute little town of Borrego Springs that has many stores and restaurants that we enjoy.  So we won't be roughing it, but that is our favorite RVing mode in this phase of our life.

--Bruce, Sharon and Sparky the dog




37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions on a PC on: February 08, 2016, 09:46:39 am
Butch,
The two of us have no problem watching TV in our 2552 with the sofa.  Sharon loves to lie on the sofa while I sit in the Euro chair that is pulled out into the room just a little.  Very comfortable that way.
Bruce and Sharon
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another PC hits the road on: December 19, 2015, 05:33:09 pm
Ron-n-Toni,
Very nice postings you've made on your new rig.  Thanks.

We agree with your comment on the table, and solved the problem by leaving the factory supplied one at home.  We use instead two folding "TV trays" that we can easily set up and move about as we wish.  They work great for meals and serve as extended counter space during meal prep, after meal cleanup, etc.

Happy holidays,
Bruce and Sharon
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sudden loss of shore power on: December 18, 2015, 11:22:23 am
Ron G.,
Thanks for pointing out the little red light on the TV to check to see that the power is flowing.  I've always been depending on the microwave for that, but sometimes looking at the TV will be more convenient.   ThumbsUp
--Bruce

40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mattress covers/pads for twin beds? on: December 17, 2015, 06:34:04 pm
We find no problem with using traditional twin size bed mattress covers and sheets--just tuck them in to snug them up.  Another possibility is using bunk size sheets.
--Sharon
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full timing in a 2350? on: December 09, 2015, 08:20:40 pm
We agree with the comments of Barry-Sue re the 2350 bedroom and bathroom.  We switched from a 2350 to our 2552 in order to get the slide-out pantry and the Eurochair.  Very happy that we did.
--Bruce and Sharon
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 3100 and PC 2351 Owners ... purchase dilemma on: November 29, 2015, 03:38:01 pm
I cant resist sharing some thoughts, even if they have already been expressed here by others.

When we first became RVers many years ago, we didnt ever want to tow anything behind our motorhome.  But it didnt take us long to change our minds.  On many trips having the freedom to just go with the motorhome until we found a new place to camp was very desirable. 

But, occasionally we wanted to stay in one location for several days and explore the vicinity in several directions from our campsite.  It became a pain to breakdown camp at least somewhat in order to drive away in the motorhome for the day.  Thats when we realized how nice it would be to leave the motorhome in the set up campsite and drive around in a small vehicle.

Since those days weve owned several motorhomes and have always been ready to take along the towed car.  It is much easier to do this than we had imagined when we were new to this lifestyle.  Over the years we have met many RVers that have gone through the same learning process.

So, my recommendation is to buy the model of motorhome that you will be comfortable using as a camping unit and have the ability to tow when you might want.

Our first PC was a 2350, but we found that the bed and bath areas were too small for our comfort level.  The 2552 that weve been using for more than two years fits us perfectly.  We almost always tow the Honda CR-V to use as described above and also to bring more camping gear with us on trips.

--Bruce
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Samsung Stereo on: November 26, 2015, 09:01:50 pm
Bob,
During the first year that we owned our 2552 the Samsung unit started giving us problems.  We talked to Kermit at the factory and he correctly guessed that the problem was the unit itself.  He sent us a replacement unit and it works fine.
--Bruce and Sharon
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question For 2552 Qwners on: November 10, 2015, 05:31:10 pm
Marcia,

There is a lot of space between our drivers seat and the filing cabinet we have behind itno interference there.  Even with the seat moved fully back there would be room for this.

Youve educated me about the nature of your birdsI didnt think about their feelings when making my suggestions.

I think that Toms idea of placing the cages on stands could work in the same locations that I was suggesting.  But, the side wall behind the drivers seat has the panels for the Inverter, GenSet, Tank levels, and Slide-out that might be blocked from view.  You can see these panels in some of the photos online on the Phoenix website (I just looked at the photo of that wall on a new 2350 that looks exactly the same as ours).  You might put wheels on the stands to make them easy to move around as needed.

Earl could also offer ideas for building special cabinets for the birds in place of the shirt closets.

--Bruce
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question For 2552 Qwners on: November 09, 2015, 08:14:59 pm
Marcia,

In our 2552 we constantly have a 13 x 15 x 24 plastic filing cabinet behind the drivers seat.  Your 14 x 16 x 21 cage would fit easily there, too.  It would not interfere with opening or closing the slide-out.

The larger cage would easily fit behind the passenger seat if you remove the euro chair, but we would never do that with both of us living in the PC. 

If you do have another person with you, the cage could be placed on one of the beds while traveling, then bring it forward when parked.  Rotate the passenger seat and move it back toward the windshield.  Then slide the euro chair toward the middle of the living area and place the larger cage in the space you just created.  You will be able to fully use the euro chair and might use the top of the cage as a small table top to the right of that chair.  (We use the passenger seat just as described above as the bed for our dog Sparky and place a small folding table in the space where you would have a cage.)

Hope this helps a little.

--Bruce and Sharon
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