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181  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: September 01, 2013, 10:04:43 am
    when I first started Rving,,, we had a roadtrek,,, I got on the RT forum and asked for a couple of guys to mentor me,, got two people who I could write directly via email and ask all the so called "dumb" newbie questions to them directly,   Most of the PC's are the same just different lengths,,  why don't you get on the forum and ask someone to mentor you.  I'm sure someone would be glad to do that,,  I will be glad to answer any questions if you want to write me via email. I do not consider myself an expert YET haha,,, but I love to help out,,, lots of people have helped me.

   BTW,  you live in Cali,,,, are you picking up at the factory??   
182  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 12 volt power outage? on: August 31, 2013, 11:30:11 pm
Sorry bob, should have known better haha,,,,  did not realize you were on shore power,,,,.
183  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Paint on the arms of adjustable side mirrors on: August 31, 2013, 11:01:36 pm
Jerry and Jinn
   send me a picture of you problem or post it so I can see exactly what your taking about   I have a 2350 and not sure what area your talking about
184  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: August 31, 2013, 10:59:14 pm
Wow  lots of stuff,,,, and some good points,,,,   

alignment-  maybe/maybe not   you need to drive your unit to see how it handles,,, if it's    IFFY, yes then maybe all you need is an alignment... or maybe some more suspension help... again each unit is different,

break-in-- if you picking up in Indiana  I have mentioned this before,, I would stay in the area ( go visit some places, set up, pack up good practice) for a least a week go camping use everything as much as possible and be ready to drive back and get stuff fixed, nuch easier if you at the factory.

when I  got our PC   I ready nearly every message on this forum especially tips and general,,,,tons and tons of good stuff to learn

Your tips were good but very long,,, I would try and break it down more into subjects.   lots of the things you talked about are in the forum you can do a search for topics,, if you can not find an answer do not hesitate for a minute to ask,,, their are good people on this forum and we love to give out 2cents worth haha,, and do not forget all of us were newbies at one time,, some longer ago than others
welcome and congrats on your new baby
185  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 12 volt power outage? on: August 31, 2013, 10:40:59 pm
   couple questions,,,   you did say  you were on converter,,,correct,,, not inverter,,,,,,, what were the  charging level lights showing at the time this happen,,, 100%   75% ets,,,   if your levels got to low the unit may have shut down or went in another mode,        if you were on converter not sure what to do,,,   inverters sometimes get  screwy and you need to  turn off everything and hit the reset button    also are you still having the problem   hopefully some others will have some suggestions
186  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Paint on the arms of adjustable side mirrors on: August 31, 2013, 10:29:17 pm
I thought they were add-ons,,, they just did not do a good job on the arms.  It will be interesting to see if others have had the same problem,  like I said I did, never mentioned it, just fixed it.
187  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Paint on the arms of adjustable side mirrors on: August 31, 2013, 10:51:32 am
same problem,,, using a razor blade and small piece of sandpaper,  get rid of the peeling parts very carefully to the edges where the paint is holding ok,,, carefully sand the bare spots and the edges of the good paint,,, take some acrylic touch up paint I would suggest white haha paint, in the area, let dry and do 2/3 coats,,, take a bottle of touch up clear coat and cover the newly painted area,, again 2/3 coats,,,   I f the area is large that say a silver dollar you might have to go tape and spray paint, you would then need to mask the area is you use spray paint of course if your going to use spray, go ahead and buy a primer base to spray on first,,,
   When I fixed mind I notice that the primer on the mirror arms was bad I did about 50cent size repair  has held up find.. I think these mirrors are an addition to the unit, so not made by ford
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
188  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rain entering my 2552 on: August 31, 2013, 09:49:41 am
Tks for the update and congrats on buying the unit...   interesting,,, original post sounded like the leak was to high to be a door, but who knows... I still go with the AC  run off running to the antenna,  I have a leak in the front cap between the windshield,,, only leaks when were driving and of course raining,,, I recaulked,,, next time a little leak,,, so will need to recualk again... on your unit he said he was sitting,, so again could be the angle,, good thing your aware of it and keep an eye on that area...  repost a year from now after you have it out a couple more times
189  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ELECTRICAL QUESTIONS on: August 29, 2013, 10:01:27 am
   Absolutely,,,,  will be glad to help in any way possible,  I'm just glad someone finally responded to the topic..  haha.... not to get PC mad at me their manual is horrible, I am so glad I had previous experience with an RV..for a brand new owner and a brand new  RVer would be a major disappointment.    still back to my original topic I would still like to see some sub topics as I have suggested , but as I said earlier not sure if I am expert enough, but would be glad to set up as the go to person of a topic.   not sure exactly how to do it but with all of us involved we could figure out a system... BTW,  some of the other mfers. have their Manuals on-line that you could use as a guide also.
190  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: August 25, 2013, 09:58:04 am
Your welcome,  we have had discussions on this forum regarding break-ins on new units,  I do not think it matters what kind of unit you purchase your going to have to get some things fixed,,, these darn things are just too complicated,,, the key as I have said before is the company's response to problems and your own level of fixing things, and then once you get it broke in your ready to roll.  If I ever purchase a new PC, I'm going to plan a week or two on the general vicinity of Indiana haha.

   BTW, I'm sure everyones heard the news re Yosemite,   they are suppose to get some rain in the area this week hopefully,,, if your over in that area gives us a update in the Adventure,Trip section later on,,, the wife and I need to head up that way soon,  I would hate to miss out on the Sequioas,,, I know there are  a couple of different parks that have them...  have a safe trip
191  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: August 24, 2013, 10:23:56 pm
Good post,,, what I really like is admitting your mistake,  interesting how many people have switched from the 50 to the 52,,,  I might have to get a look at a 52 one day when I'm out and about and run into one...   we previously owned a roadtrek 210,, we really enjoyed but decided we wanted to go a little bigger, the 2350 was perfect. bed is a little bit of hassle, how ever we have no problems with it... one thing I wanted when we started RVing was something the wife could drive (she is not a good rider and likes to drive) and drive fairly easy in the city the roadtrek was perfect for that and the PC just a little bit larger meets our criteria,,,, our RVing of course consist of  driving there,,, we want the convenience the facilities offered by an RV, food, bath, sleep, some entertainment, a pen for our dog hahah,,,, we don't RV where your actual live in the unit like a lot of guys do,, so this fit our needs perfect... we nearly purchased a new class C,, cheaper brand which you can for 48 to 55000,,,, but I found this unit in Seattle used, knowing the reputation of PC got a good deal.  they delivered it to Vegas, so we rented a one way auto, drove up to Vegas had a few days of fun and drove the Beast home.  I know a year or two from now if I decide to sell/trade the Beast I will get most of my money back,,, on the other hand if we would have purchased the cheaper new model I would have took a bigger hit on my return.    BTW,, must have been fun breaking in one unit,,, then turning around and doing it again haha  I know from reading the forum's those break-ins can sometimes be a pain until you get everything working right

192  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 24, 2013, 10:03:04 am
good pics,,, Now I see what you mean,,, were about the same svelte size hehe,, would save a lot time and moving the ladder etc,,, I am going to put the scaffolding on my list,,, I have a lot of things I put on there for future projects and purchases,,,,  thanks for the pics
193  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 21, 2013, 07:09:18 pm
that figures,,, no wonder everyone gets a new door,, boogers, see what happens when you assume,,, thinking it was the hinge...  I know someone mentioned putting epoxy on the hinge so I thought,,,  alright next time out    door off again and give it a look see )&*&^ haha
David Sparks
194  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Find your next stop on: August 21, 2013, 07:02:56 pm
Great tips,,,,   when I did my Alaska trip,,, I used google maps to do the route, you can put about 20 points of travel,,,, it also gives the mileage between points,,, I then would user Rvpark reviews and  Woodalls,  Goodsams,,, since I'm a member of goodsams I try to stay at their parks most times,,,,,  once I get the points I'm traveling I may readjust based upon available RV thing I love about google maps you can change very easily,.... I changed the points on my Alaska trip numerous times, depending upon distance and places to stay... we do not dry camp too often but do not mind intermingling in day or two of dry then back to a park with hook-ups this was a 5 week trip with over 30 different stops so I did a whole bunch of planning, I put together a notebook with our itinerary for each day, had a page for each spot, things to see and do,, campgrounds, always had 1/2 back-ups other than first choice.
   I just posted our Alaska trip and a trip we made to Zion and Grand Canyon.   I spend a lot of time planning most of my trips,,,  right now I'm putting one I call my Civil War trip,,,, I want to go look at a bunch of the parks and memorials of the Civil War,,,, going from Houston to Maryland,,,, still in the planning stages, probably will spend about 3 weeks on this trip... I will do an itinerary on it and post it once it is ready. Probably do that next fall,,,, this fall can not make my mind up yet,,, we may go back to grand canyon
195  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Grand Canyon, Zion National Park on: August 21, 2013, 06:43:21 pm
    We recently did a trip to Zion NP (ZNP) and then went down to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  Many people have traveled to the South Rim Grand Canyon (near Flagstaff) but the difference is spectacular.  At either rim of the GC you travel down to the bottom.  AT ZNP you are in the bottom and have to travel up to get to rim. ZNP closes the main road through the park and you can only travel by bus to get to the viewing areas.  (midMay to Mid Sept)  We had our bikes, you can put your bike on the bus, take them up the road and ride back, wow, what fun.  Note, some people rode their bikes up the road of ZNP,, it is mainly uphill, but the ride back is 98% downhill and a blast.  You can make reservations at the ZNP site      you want to stay at Watchman, what is neat you can view the  RV sites,  read the site, gives all kinds of info.   Ranger told me it does get hot in the summer so plan ahead.  We went in early May,  weather was gorgeous, but getting a little warm.  These are some pictures we took while at ZNP        if you go to the site and clik on individual picture you can get full screen if you want.
We then drove down to the North Rim, it does not open till the May 15, there was still snow on the ground. We have been to the North rim a couple of times usually stayed in the cabins,, very nice.  This was the first time we camped.   Dry camping only,  they have nice restrooms, also there is a shower and laundry room across from the campground, very nice.  Campground was full. Reservations again, get them early.   this is for the north rim,,, its about a mile and half to walk to the main lodge and rim.   Very shady,,, stays cool in the summer also.
Now the purpose of going to the North rim again was my great adventure,,,  I walked from the North Rim to the South Rim, quiet an experience if you like to punish yourself haha if interested you can see and read about this   Donna drove the Beast over to the South rim to meet me.
    South rim is really spread out,,, need to take the shuttle run to get anywhere,, were going back on our next trip that direction and spend some more time.   Park had full hook ups.   We stayed at trailer village  campground,, 
One last thing,, we have some more pictues of the grand canyon in case your interested.  These are mainly pictures I took while on the walk and did not use in the blog. 
We love going to Vegas, stayed at Main Street,, this is a good trip Vegas couple of days,  over to Zion, then down to the Grand Canyon and home,,,  if you have any questions feel free to contact me directly

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