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16  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Wooden plugs for screws on: June 15, 2015, 09:42:39 pm
The wooden plugs covering the screw heads around our slide out would occasionally pop off.  I would put them back in with a rubber mallet but certain ones would still pop off.  I did not want to glue them or silicone them in just in case they ever needed to be removed.

Problem solved -  I wrapped the ends in teflon tape (plumbers tape), put them back in and now have a nice tight fit but can still be removed if necessary.  Not one popped off during our latest trip.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 10, 2015, 06:17:02 pm

Great idea to rent a class C.  When you do that, decide where you want to camp and then rent in that area.  Mileage charges will be a whole lot less.  We were going to do this the first time we camped.  Had a rental unit all setup to rent in FL, but ran across a deal before we left Michigan and have never been sorry about getting into the MH life.  Great adventures, great friends and just a whole lot of fun.


18  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Small tables for our 2552 on: June 09, 2015, 03:24:39 pm
Bruce and Sharon

Those tables look really nice.  We too really enjoy relaxing on the sofa. We built a small sofa table to use when we do not pull out the big one, but we tend to use the table that came with the PC more often than not.  It is the perfect size for us for meals and to do jigsaw puzzles (one of our favorite things to do on a rainy camp day).

Nice idea with the tables!!!

19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hot Water by pass on: June 07, 2015, 03:39:44 pm
When we traveled through that area we stayed at Thousand Trails in Lebanon, PA.  It is a membership park but they did allow others to stay and we paid Passport America rates which was $22 a night.  This was last September.  It is a beautiful, clean park centrally located between Hershey and Lancaster.
20  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: TN State Parks on: June 06, 2015, 08:19:42 pm

   Thanks, very nice.  Reminds me of the newer sites in Fall Creek Falls State Park in TN.  Another nice TN state park with a lot of hiking to beautiful waterfalls.

21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problem on: June 04, 2015, 03:15:28 pm
Janey - glad to hear.  Enjoy your camping!!!!
22  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Safety Recalls on: June 01, 2015, 05:55:34 pm
When checking to see if our cars or the PC are being recalled for the Takata airbags I found a very useful site.  This site is maintained by the NHTSA and provides safety recall information by Year, Make and Model or by VIN.

You can check for recalls by VIN at  When you use this method they require an anti spam number in the second box that they give you so to prevent spam.

Or you can check for recalls by Year, Make and Model at  This also covers recalls for Child Restraints, Tires and Equipment.

23  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Spare Tire Cover Latch on: May 28, 2015, 10:50:29 am
I have an ongoing PC project to replace rusty steel screws and bolts with stainless steel.  After I washed the PC we noticed 2 of the 4 screws that hold the spare tire cover latch in place were rusty.  A quick trip to the local hardware store and in a couple of minutes the spare cover latch now has stainless steel screws.  I needed #10 x 1" screws for our PC.

24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good handling 3100 on: May 25, 2015, 09:54:50 am
Ditto to what gradygal says.  We have a 2551 and only did an alignment.  Tow a Chevy cavalier without knowing it is there.  No handling issues for us!
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Poor Handling on our 2013 2100 on: May 17, 2015, 05:39:20 pm

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.  

26  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.
27  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
You 2551/2552 big corner shower owners probably can't relate to my dilemma


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

28  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,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.,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.

29  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!

30  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!

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