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286  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
287  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
288  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
289  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
290  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.
291  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
292  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
293  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Connector for the Door is missing to hold the door totally open on: April 23, 2013, 08:32:41 pm
Are you referring to the door latch??  Camping world sell one 6 Inch Plastic T Entry Door Holder - White 49608  It cost 7 dollars.... Hold the door at 180 degrees to the side of unit.   that's is on my unit.
I redid the screws on mind, purchase stainless screws,dab a little caulk on them before putting them on also.
I believe they 1/2 inch
Ron I hate you everytime you show your unit in your garage (just kidding)   btw, on your door thingy,,, I modified your ideal,,,  I added a 6 inch spring to the rope, added a  steel swivel clasp, with plunger hook clasp.  When I drive we unhook the connection I have a small hook running along side the doorway to hook it on while driving... connect it to the door when we first go out the side door.   Real easy off and on.  This was a great ideal, it just does not matter how many times you try and remember to open the door and hold on YOU FORGET,, our brains are trained to open and push, let go... just hate it when the wind smacks the door into the side,,, I had a roadtrek and think I warped the door one time when the wind grabbed it..
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
294  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 with a dinette? on: April 17, 2013, 09:37:40 am
Realize with only 5 days sleeping in our corner bed may not have much to offer, but wanted to add,  we do not use the quilt that came with the bed. we have two seperate small quilts we use.  Also former owner placed a large door latch on the wall  next to the bathroom, help to get up and down, I do not use it, but the wife finds it convienent.  We also have a rather large dog that sleeps with us.. I'm usually so tired when we do sleep that nothing seems to bother me.   When we go to Grand Canyon next month will try the dinette bed and see how that goes.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
295  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 with a dinette? on: April 15, 2013, 06:48:21 pm
We are new owners, had a roadtrek,  the dinette for us is wonderful, especially compared to what we had haha,,, we have power at the bench, run a cord up to the table to use for coffee pot, computers chargers. Matter of fact we use the underside of the dinette to store our bikes ( see bike project under tips).... we have no slide either.

Bed- the bed is very adequate,  comfort is great,  I sleep on pass side, I am 5'9" figure  I can still grow  3 to 4 inches without a problem  not sure of the exact length.  wife sleeps on the drivers side she has  a CPAC machine so need to use the power plug .   Only negative so far is in putting on the fitted bottom sheet. After attempting afew times, finally lifted up the mattress to put it on... took two of us to do it.   to make the bed no problem...

Please note we are new owners have spent 5 nights in the unit, but to date are very pleased.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
296  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shake down trip on: April 11, 2013, 10:47:12 am
Tks for the replies, hopefully will be more.

Sanitizing 1/4 cup per 15 gallons,,,reviewed my notes... I'm guessing everyone  dilutes 1/4 bleach with gallon of water and pour in tank... (38 gallons fresh) easy measure take gallon jug of water add 1/4 cup bleach pour in 3 times.   first put in couple of gallons of water in the fw tank,,, add mixtures,,, fill tank up, run all the taps until you smell bleach, let sit , longer the better,,,, think I will do this twice... better safe than sorry

We are cool weather travelers,, spring/fall,,, I know the recommendations are once a year to sanitize,, think I will go with  each season..... curious,, wonder if I should sanitize in the fall when getting ready to store for winter and not flush out the tanks just drain, that way the left over water would have some bleach in it,then in spring resanitize,,,,,,  any thoughts?

Shades, sounds like we may need to make a cover... we used our large windshield foldable sun screens in the back windows.  they were a little large but work ok...see how things  work out at the grand canyon

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
297  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shake down trip on: April 10, 2013, 08:09:24 pm
ron, yeah will probably put in a little extra than normal (formula? (from memory) 1/2oz per gallon I think) (will refer to my notes later)  get the system pressurized,  want to get some of that chlorine water in all the pipes. Might even drive around a little to put the water in motion a little while in the tanks and pipes.  Betting if I have mold, it's from the areas where the pipes are flat, maybe bottom of water tank. After using the water on our trip it looked very clear..   on our roadtrek since the water was controlled by valves, I use to be able to blow out the pipes with some air,, not sure if this would work with PC system,, might try it with very low pressure and see if the water inlet will let air pass through.

BTW,  regarding my oops moment with the gas flow, I have no problem admitting boo boo's, and letting people know so we learn.   I'm also hoping someone will comment about the shades, see if anyone else had the problems, will go with no problem since have not heard or saw anything on the forum
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas

298  Main Forum / General Discussion / Shake down trip on: April 10, 2013, 09:34:52 am
Well finally got to go on our first true camping trip.  We had an enjoyable trip went to Memphis, did some family history work, met a cousin on my fathers side for the first time. Stayed in Tunica, did not lose too much money at the casinos.  Weather was very wet and cold. Couple of points.

Shades- did not realize we have double shades pale white, pale brown.  Are the brown ones dark enough to block out the sun,,could not tell since it was cloudy the whole time.  If needed has anyone made suncreens for the windows?

Gas- noticed that we were having two problems. I switched over to gas on the frige while traveling (have the Norcold 2way)  would come on but then go out when we started driving wind? figured that was the problem.. burners,, mainly cooked using the 1/2oven,,, used the burner twice, noticed low flame,  figured need to make some adjustments.   Of course I get home look a the tank,, flow valve was nearly turned to off, turned it full open no problems..  I guess when the dealer filled the tank tech had closed it for filling.  Lesson learned

Water tanks,  had some discoloring come out while using the kitchen water,, figured some mold etc, from lack of use,  planning on sanitizing tanks prior to next trip should get rid of this problem.

Overall very pleased.. we had a roadtrke 210 and just can not believe the extra room we have, use of a dinette,  and the shower, bathroom space is excellent. Very excited for next trip. Going to Grand Canyon next month. MPG was right at 10  This is a very rough estimate but figure it cost somewhere between $40 to $60 extra for every 500miles we drive compared to the Roadtrek(15mpg)... but with extra space and other points well worth it.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
299  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage of Phoenix Cruiser on: April 09, 2013, 09:35:05 am
Couple of points. Todays paints are very good and then are covered with a clear coat, they have a limited life if not takened care of. the worst enemy of course is the sun. Why do you think they sale tire covers.  Now rubber reacts differently to the sun also.  The RV has caulking all over it. It has covers on the top for the ac, fans etc. different types of plastic, again reacts differently to the sun.  All of these components are going to detoriate eventually.  We spent a lot of money for these units. I for one am going to spend a little extra time and cost to protect it.   I live down in Houston,, we have huge RV consignment  company PPL,, I go over there all the time to look around ( they sale parts also)  See lots of different units 4/5 years old still looking good paint wise... it's at this time frame I start seeing a difference. Some units  are really starting to look sad...

Someone mentioned building a cover with tarps,,, great ideal same as a stroage shed, no direct sunlight and the air between the unit and the tarps acts as insulation...  you all have heard how hot the inside of a car gets 140+ degress...

Anywayjust wanted to bring up my opinions.  Like a lot areas of concern I enjoy hearing peoples opinions. I t makes us better and more aware.. now lets talk about rotating tires,, yes / no haha just kidding
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
300  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage of Phoenix Cruiser on: April 08, 2013, 09:34:08 am
189 a month,, wow,,, pretty high,,,, please do not take this wrong,,, I have a adco aquashed fits up to  26ft came with my 2350 trying to sale,,, make you a good deal... if you want more info  let me know I can get the actual stock numbers  so you can see if it fits  write me off line   davidmsparks@gmail.com   by the way will be in mesa area    arouund the 7th of May could deliver... and please do not get the impression I was trying to slant my answer . to try and sale you a cover hehe, that was not my intention...  let me know     
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