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286  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Xantrex 1800 on: May 28, 2013, 12:27:59 am
Very interesting thread and educational.   First thing I am going to do is take greg's course of action and do some preventive medicine on the hinges one way or the other.  It would seem anyone owning this type of frige would do this ASAP.  Even if under warranty, why wait for a problem in the middle of a trip This goes back to the  2007?? and now 2012 units makes no sense.  Is norcold still making this mistake?  Or are these a bunch of friges built 07/08 and still being put in units?  I saw post on another forum on a RV mf,, purchased a bucnch of components and used them for a couple of  years. I think it was microwaves but not sure...   Also, wasn't 07 08 09  very slow years in the  RV business,  so a manufacturer builds too much,, RV mf  gets a good deal....Anyway glad this came up,,,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
287  Main Forum / General Discussion / SUMMER PROJECTS II on: May 26, 2013, 12:28:26 pm
Oops the better half reminded about some other projects.

SHEETS FOR BED 2350- has anyone came up with fitted sheets that actually fit the slanted mattress?? Drives  the BH crazy changing the sheets. hehe

TOILET-  BH wants a foot activated toilet. Have read on other forums about replacing toilet. read a couple of installation manuals, does not seem to be to hard of  a project, just getting the right size etc.

thanks again for any suggestions and thoughts
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
288  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New summer projects. on: May 26, 2013, 12:09:34 pm
ROOF- getting on roof seems to be no problem,, thanks for info,,, just need to be careful hahah..

COVERS- sold on doing this,, just need to decide which ones, fantastic vents are pretty expensive I saw 60 buck each,,max airs saw some for  25 each installation looks ok,,  I know the fan  in the kitchen is a fantanstic vent 14x14  not sure about the one in the bathroom, same size though and probably would take either cover.  Like a lot of projects you think you have everything then you need this or that I'm sure once I start this will probably have to go up and down a bunch,,, just hate straining the ladder, probably set up my step or extension ladder so can just do one step on the RV ladder...

MICROWAVE/CONV-- i found the same exact one at home depot 279.00 still looking.. If I change brands will be aware of watss output etc..tks

Look forward to some more suggestions and thoughts
David Sparks
289  Main Forum / General Discussion / New summer projects. on: May 25, 2013, 09:20:22 pm
   Alright two trips, so far very happy. However I need some help suggestions. The Beast is in storage right now, taking a month off prior to doing some projects to get things a little better.

1.  MICROWAVE/CONVECTION OVER.  I posted earlier about some problems with the one we have. It still is not working right.. so I am going to replace.  Took out the old one no problem. Has anyone replaced the one they had?   Do I need to stick with units made for RV's or can I get by with a regular unit purchased elsewhere?  Suggestions welcomed.

2.  ROOF -  When we obtained unit, got extention ladder to get up to the top to clean etc.  Ron, I noticed on one of you postings you actually got on the roof.  I want to get on the roof to clean around the vents, ac, fans, antenna,etc,, check the caulking etc  I also noticed that the vent covers are getting a little mold on them and want to clean them up also..

3. FAN COVERS-(see2)  Has anyone put covers over their fans,, I see you can purchase  covers for your fans to protect them when raining,,  they do not cost to much and wondering if it is worth it.Most of the pics I see of the PC, most of them have no covers. 

4.  WINDOWS-Have been reading a lot about window covers, I am going to fabricate something to cover the windows when parked so it is easy on and off.  Keep that heat off,  I look at some those Roadtrek sprinters and think about all those windows and the heat coming in those windows.

I have some small projects also that I think you guys will find interesting.
After all the suggestions I know I will get,  will post some more later this summer and see how things went
thanks for your help

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
290  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rain entering my 2552 on: May 25, 2013, 08:53:21 pm
I like the antenna problem,, also check all the seams door awning and the sections, around that area of course outside,  do no forget water runs, so could be a couple of feet away,,, that's a lot of water so you should be able to find this HOLE??? or caulking problem fairly easy.  On our unit I get a little leak left side top windshiled, door area,, when I drive in the rain.. so I know it's probably in between the roof and , the top,, that small area between  the vehicle roof where it was cutaway and the top added. Very hard to get to ,,caulked it once,,leaked again but smaller amount,, when were sitting still no problem,, only driving rain. 
2008 PC 2350
Houston
David Sparks
291  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: BATHROOM MAT AND RUG PROJECT on: May 25, 2013, 10:04:46 am
Did not think about keeping the paper template,rats,,, i just put the beast in storage,,, write me an e-mail around the 15th of June and when i go out to run the gennie I will copy the grey mat for you, it was a pain doing all the measurements and then had to make some small adjustments.. BTW I should have mentioned when I marked the grey mat,, I went large, that way I could make small trims when i put it in the gray mat is easy to trim with a good razor
David
292  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Things We Have Added to Our 2350 - Bathroom Part 2 on: May 24, 2013, 10:17:44 am
Very nice,, i use mainly the command hooks ( metal small)in the bath,,, took all my towels and put a grommet in all them they hang very nicely and stay in place,, also took the command hooks and stuck one by the driver/pass window front, hang a nice plastic bag for trash,,, could never figure out where to hang a trash bag in the front..
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
293  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: BATHROOM MAT AND RUG PROJECT on: May 24, 2013, 10:09:55 am
tks Aimee,, when I clik on insert image I can not figure out how to put it in the message, will work on ii later,,, I think your right,,had about 1000 hits on my bicycle project so I guess people don't mind..I like doing project write ups to help people,,,, I have had so many people help me,, the RV communityas a whole is a wonderful community and go out of their way to help each other.
David
294  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / BATHROOM MAT AND RUG PROJECT on: May 23, 2013, 09:47:58 pm
I just completed my bathroom floor project. Added some gray foam mat and rug.  Please view at the following link

http://bathrooomproject.blogspot.com/

Sorry I keep doing my tips on this site, can not figure out how to load piks on this site

2008  PC 2350
Houston, Texas
David Sparks
295  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: We're happy with our new 2350 on: May 23, 2013, 07:54:20 pm
Wanted to comment regarding this thread. We just finished 3000+ plus trip, Vegas, Zion NP, Grand Canyon NP.  Wife had a conference in Vegas, so I could tag along hehe.  Anyway. No major problems. I have had a problem with the Micro/conv oven,, works, but think I will replace it. After 12 nights in the bed with our dog, still no problems. We did full hook-ups to no hook-up. No problem with shower.  I updated my bike project. We had a blast at Zion riding around on our foldables.  Stayed 3 nights only used the AC one night and in the afternoons. Grand Canyon was for a specific reason.  http://walkingrimtorim.blogspot.com/

 Currently doing another posted project Bathroom Mat.  Not posted yet.  Make sure you read the tips. Ron has put a bunch of good things to do to your 2350. I have STOLEN  many of them and of course Improved them hehe.  I am actually shutting down for the summer except to do some projects later on. To hot and to crowded.  Acutally you could say summerized the RV, since will not use it till the fall.   
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
David Sparks
296  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire blowouts at 25000 miles - Michelin LT 225/75R16. on: May 23, 2013, 11:02:53 am
Bad set of tires, under inflated???  It would seem that if there was a problem with Michelin tire we would see more comments about them. I have the same tire on my PC,, also had the same tire on another RV. I check my tires all the time. Scares me to death thinking about a blow out driving these beast.  Flat tire I can handle. blow outs   scary!!!!!!

this is the inflator I use, no problem going to  80lbs..
http://www.lowes.com/pd_146781-40883-KL12120_0__?productId=3522750&Ntt=portable+air+compressor&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dportable%2Bair%2Bcompressor&facetInfo=

Purchase at Lowes,,, 49 bucks.  Kobalt   AC/DC

Ron,  I have fixed numerous flat with a kit. (not on the RV yet,knock on wood, other cars)  Got in trouble at Discount tires..  they told me they use some other plug than the tar ones. I also carry a kit.  Have you heard anything like that.  I guess when you plug into the steel belt it obviously tears some of it.  But how else can you fix a nail flat????   They fix flats also. I asked at couple of auto parts store,,nothing yet. Need to do some more research..

 BTW, like I said in earlier post.  You need to know how to change a tire,, sometimes you can not get Roadside Assitance.  I have RA, could not get anyone on the phone, no cell service..
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
David Sparks
297  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: BIKE PROJECT FOR YOUR CRUISER on: May 23, 2013, 10:42:08 am
After recent trip added an update to the Bike Project.

http://rvbicycleproject.blogspot.com/

2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
David Sparks
298  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: May 10, 2013, 05:51:58 pm
Please do not take this wrong, I am making a general observation after reading 100's of posting on many different forums.   One reason I like buying a used unit (besides the money haha) is it normally has been debugged. The previous owner of our unit had numerous repair bills from his first few months of owning this unit and getting it debugged.  When you purchase a used unit, hopefully you had a consciousness owner who kept records. Then your able to go over the unit yourself and see that everything is in working order and off you go.   It seems every new owner has a list of problems and take cares to do. I know a lot of new owners go the dealer, factory pick up their unit stay a day or two, then drive home.   If I ever buy a brand new unit or recommend to someone buying new, here is what I would do.
   Plan at least a week. pick up the unit and take off for couple of days camping in the new unit. Do a lot of short runs, stop and camp, and repeat. Try and put around a 1000 miles on the unit.Then give yourself couple of days  to run back to the factory/dealer to debug/fix some of the problems.  Realize that this would not be the greatest trip in the world, but man there seems to be some work to do on these units to get them at 100%.  From my reading one thing about the PC people, it seems that the after service they provide is fantastic.  But the owner has to go through a pain the rear to get these things done at the factory or the dealer.  I do not what they recommend at the factoryor the dealer for the new owners when they come in to pick up their unit.  BTW, I am not limiting this to just Cruisers, I had a roadtrek and saw the same problem with new units. Hopefully some of the new owners will chime in and give their thoughts on this subject.
 Congrats on your new unit, I'm jealous
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350 nosld (and debugged haha)
Houston

PS.  I did have a lot to learn and few minor fix it ups. More of maintenance stuff, but nothing that caused trips to the RV repair shop. The new owner of this went to the dealer 7/8 times to get things taken care of under warranty.
299  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: We're happy with our new 2350 on: May 10, 2013, 05:09:22 pm
Congrats on your new unit.  We just drove out to the Grand Canyon area,  our mpg was about the same ran 9.2 to 10.1 65mph,,lots of headwind. On a previous trip with tailwind was getting up 11.4mpg. Love those tailwinds. Since your experienced RVer you want to look at all the tips for these units.  We had a roadtrkek which we really liked, but the extra room with the PC is great. Goinig to do some dry camping next couple of days see how that goes. BTW, the bed, your doggie must be small, our bed gets a little crowded with our puppy dog, of course he weighs 106lbs haha.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350 nolsd
Houston
300  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 28, 2013, 08:59:08 pm
Congrats on your new baby!!!!

Theft!!!!  I realize that we worry about our stuff at the campgrounds,, I have been reading these forums for two years and never had anyone write about getting anything stolen.  I have been to campgrounds which posted not to leave anything laying around.  My experience SO FAR haha,,,  I just see so much activity going on with other RVers, which is good,  being around especially during the day I don't see a problem.  Maybe I'm being a little naive, but 99.9% of the people I have met at the campgrounds are wonderful and love to share the RV life.   yes, I do lock up at night and if were leaving the unit for a couple of hours, yes, I lock my bicycles up if not using,,, but I try not to worry about those things.  It is a shame that we have to think about this,,,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
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