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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Poor Handling on our 2013 2100 on: May 17, 2015, 05:39:20 pm
 Gail,

Bob is right, the first thing we did was get an alignment on both our 2008 2350 and 2012 2551.
If the front end seems to be wandering you may need some heavy duty shocks.  On our 2350 we put bilstein on the front end only, that took care of all the wandering issues.  To eliminate the wind, truck passing issues, and back end swaying we had a blue ox tiger trac bar installed. That took care of everything and our 2350 drove beautifully in all conditions.

We like to do one thing at a time, test drive and then determine if something else is needed.  

Sue
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Screening on: May 14, 2015, 07:41:35 pm
On our 2008 2350 the emergency window looked just like Rons' but must have been different because the emergency portion of the window did not have a screen.  This widow was a two-part window, one portion used for emergency (hinged on top) and the other portion was a sliding window and did have a screen.   This is very similar to our 2012 2551, it too is a two-part window, one portion is hinged at the top (emergency portion) without a screen and the other portion swings out slightly and does have a screen. In each case, the window had an emergency exit portion and a ventilation portion.  The ventilation portion on both of our PC's were equipped with a screen the emergency exit portion did not have a screen.

What window in your unit is considered the emergency window?  Your profile says a 2100 but it looks like you might have a 2350.  Does your emergency window have two portions or is it all one large emergency window?  If it does have two portions maybe the screen was missed on one small portion of it.  Or maybe it is just a true emergency window due to its size and for code reasons cannot have a screen.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 14, 2015, 09:41:38 am
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You 2551/2552 big corner shower owners probably can't relate to my dilemma

Ron,

When we had the 2350 I bought this shower caddy at walmart and it still works for us in our 2551.  I attached it with a 3M command hook at the top and it has suction cups to hold it against the wall.  We also travel with all our soap, shampoo, conditioner in place and have never had an issue.  I also keep a squeege and cloth sponge underneath for drying the shower.  

This picture is actually the one from our 2350.  


Barry has always said that he found the 2350 shower to be a better fit for him than the 2551 corner shower.  The shape of the shower area in the 2350 made it easier to use.  What is nicer about the 2551 bath area is the amount of space outside the shower.

I side with Irene on this issue. Smile

Sue
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 13, 2015, 03:07:25 pm
Beth and James,
    
Congratulations on the new PC.

We do not like putting holes in our unit either.  If you click on this link http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,903.0.html here is how we mounted our toilet paper holder.  My DH built it out of wood and then stained it to match the unit.  He then attached it with double sided tape and it is 4 years and still holding.  Our unit is a 2551 so the layout is different then yours.

We favor the 3M command hooks and have used them in the shower to hang a shower caddy and then two hooks to hang wet coats when necessary.  The shower caddy is four years and counting and I leave our soap, shampoo and conditioner on it when we travel without any issues. Here is a link to an old post that shows our shower caddy and towel bar in our 2008 2350 that we sold. http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,156.msg10177.html#msg10177

Our shower door is glass so we were able to mount two towel bars with double sided tape.  The towels stay on them when we travel and we have had no problenms with them.

Sue
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 12, 2015, 10:02:59 am
Ron and Linda,

We do not have the Euro chairs in our 2551 but have enjoyed them when we camped with George and Judi.  I personally would go for their comfort versus a dinette.  We eat at the picnic table as much as possible but otherwise use the long table in front of the couch.  Works for us. We spend our evenings watching the TV so would really enjoy the euro chairs versus a dinette.  I think it is all personal depending how you plan to use your rig.

We also opted for full body paint.  After 4 years ours still looks brand new, it being stored in a garage helps.  Again personal choice.  We resold our first unit and FBP helped it sell fast.  After 7 years it still looks brand new!

Sue
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Cleaning Ultraleather on: May 10, 2015, 04:36:04 pm
On the way home from FL this past March I spilled a little water on the passenger seat.  I wiped it up immediately and to my surprise that small spot looked a little different then the rest of the seat.  IT WAS CLEAN!!!

I did some research and checked with the manufacturer and they said clean the ultraleather with original formula 409.  I had a chance to do it today and the seats and couch look very clean.  I did not spray directly on the fabric but took an old washcolth, sprayed it with 409, wiped the seats and then immediately wiped it with a dry tiowel.  Clean seats so we can head out to Washington DC next week!

Sue
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552-----These mattresses have to go on: May 09, 2015, 08:49:38 pm
Joseph,

I would measure just to be on the safe side.  Measure length, width and depth.  If you are getting it made close to home put the old one in a vehicle and take it with you. 

Sue
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552-----These mattresses have to go on: May 07, 2015, 12:52:53 am
Just yesterday we ordered a new mattress for our home and talked to Jeff at mattress to go about RV mattresses.  We learned that Therapedic makes RV mattresses.  They will actually custom make what you want such as an innerspring.  We too were staying away from memory foam, gel, and latex.  We opted for an innerspring at home and one day we will get new ones for the RV.

I priced out an innerspring twin for the RV and it was under $300.  They will not only adjust the length and width but also the depth.  The website is www.matt-to-go.com.  Jeff is the owner and is more then willing to help RV owners out.

Also, as we were doing our research we found many factories that make custom mattresses in many of the states.  If you check out the mattress underground website at http://www.themattressunderground.com/the-mattress-underground-membership.html they have some mattress companies listed by state.  It is a very helpful website in answering questions about the different types of mattresses made today.

9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New to us PC on: May 06, 2015, 03:44:13 pm
Welcome Gail and Hal!!  We travel to FL every winter so hope to see you there. 

We enjoy going to Dicknson SP!


Safe travels.

Barry and Sue


10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 28, 2015, 09:13:01 am
Dale and Cindy,

   Here is a link from etrailer.com that gives a good explanation about many of the decisions you need to make to get your vehicle ready for towing http://www.etrailer.com/faq-towing-a-vehicle-overview.aspx#towbar

    Then as Paul mentioned you can decide to do it yourself or have it professionally installed.  I would shop around and decide if you want to buy some of the piece parts yourself or buy everything as a package deal.  

Sue
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Brake wiring on: April 26, 2015, 10:12:34 pm
Here is a very good link to the different ways to accomplish the lighting system
http://www.roadmasterinc.com/products/accessories/electrical.html.

We tow a 2004 Chevy Cavalier and installed new taillights using the bulb and socket kit.  It has worked very well for us and is easy to just plug the toad into the PC.  

The advantage of using the bulb and socket kit or magnetic lights is you do not cut into the toads electrical system thus eliminating any question about vehicle warranty.

12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Frig or Surge Guard Issue? on: April 25, 2015, 11:00:54 am
Carol,

We also have a built in Surge Guard.  I would call their technical support number and talk to them.  It sounds strange since you do not get any code after the 128 second count down.  Our protector is made by progressive industries and they have been extremely helpful when we have called.

Sue
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: new coach finally here!! on: April 23, 2015, 05:56:47 pm
Enjoy and safe travels!!!  Celebrate Celebrate
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Borg Dually Valve Stems on: April 19, 2015, 08:50:01 pm
Tom,

We thought about a few different solutions, including using loctite.  The loctite solution was risky to us because you must be very careful not to get any in the valve stem core, if it does work loose the loctite forms strings around the thread and this could get in the valve stem core as well.

With our usage, the tires will probably need to be replaced at about the same time as the recommendation to change the rubber gasket.

Also, all steel valve stems have the rubber gaskets that may have the same recommendations.

We paid $80 at our local tire shop but if our local Discount Tire Shop had a larger balancing drum it would have been free.

Barry
15  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / NORCOLD Door Hinge Retrofit Kit on: April 17, 2015, 11:06:58 am
After seeing one of our fellow PC owners refrigerator door break and then reading about many more online we decided to purchase the Door Hinge Retrofit Kit from Norcold.  I called Norcold to confirm that part number 634166 would fit our refrigerator which is a N621.

We ordered it from amazon, it looks like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Norcold-634166-RV-Refrigerator-Door-Hinge-Kit-/321253813258 and installed it today.  It was a five minute job and it looks to really have reinforced the lower hinge.  The large metal part actually slides onto the frame door and reinforces the lower hinge very well.

Barry
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