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16  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Countertop Cleaner on: April 16, 2015, 06:00:32 pm
Even though I thoroughly clean my countertops and always use cutting boards, after three years they were looking dull and scratched to me.  I did some research on line and folks suggested using Countertop cleaner by Magic

I found a can for $6.00 at a store in Shipshewana, IN and thought I'd give it a try.  What an amazing job it did.  They look and feel brand new.

I bought some Scotch Brite non scratch scour pads, and gave them a light rubbing with that, I then sprayed the countertop cleaner on them and immediately wiped it off, buffing very lightly.  I am very,very pleased with the way they look and feel. As I mentioned before they look and feel brand new.

17  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: toilet in 3100 on: April 16, 2015, 04:29:09 pm

We had the same thing happen the other day.  Our toilet bowl was half full of water even though we were not hooked up and the pump was off.  We figured there must have been some built up pressure in the pipes. We flushed it and it hasn't happened since.  This was the first time in six years.

18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Tire Pressure on: April 16, 2015, 12:10:07 pm

The E350 has the front axle rating of 5,000 pounds and a rear axle rating of 8,500.  If you take the maximum weight limits for each axel and use them to determine tire pressure from the Michelin Tire Load Table you would find the maximum that the front tires need to be inflated to is 75 pounds and the maximum the rear tires need to be inflated to is 65 pounds.

We had a 2008 2350 with slide on an E350 and I inflated our tires to 55LBS/65LBS.

19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Borg Dually Valve Stems on: April 15, 2015, 09:50:13 pm

These are valve extenders and as such they are connected to the existing valve stem and then routed to the front of the outer tire for access.  Both of our failures occurred at the same point (where the valve extender connects to the valve stem).  The connection loosens up and the tire goes completely flat.  It is easy enough to fix if you detect it before you start traveling, however, it could be a major problem if it should occur during a travel day.

To put this in perspective this occurred twice in six years with about 45,000 travel miles.  I changed out the valve stems because I did not want to deal with this issue again.

20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Borg Dually Valve Stems on: April 15, 2015, 09:02:22 pm

Standard for PC is Wheel Masters 8001-135B S/S 4 Hose Kit.

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21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Borg Dually Valve Stems on: April 15, 2015, 03:19:41 pm
After two flat tires due to failure of the valve extensions it was time to do something about it.  We decided to eliminate the extensions completely and had our valve stems replaced with Borg Dually Valve stems.
I called Borg Equipment & Supply Co. and spoke with Bill (818-352-3017).  He was very helpful in determining the correct kit to order for our unit.  We have a 2012 (2551).  He had me measure the handholds on the steel wheel and determined that we needed to order Kit # DL1SSTC.  I had a local tire company install them and am very pleased with the results.  This was one of our more expensive modifications at $128 for the kit and $80 for the installation but felt this was one of those things we could not do without.  (login to see picture)
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding a reverse switch to the fantastic fan on: April 13, 2015, 08:38:26 pm

We plan on adding the rheostat as our next mod.  Looking at a Ohmite 25 watt, 50 ohms.  Need to do a little more research but I have seen on other forums where folks have done this.  I just want to get all my ducks in a row before I start.

23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding a reverse switch to the fantastic fan on: April 13, 2015, 08:35:23 pm

  I think you are right under the right circumstances that is a possibility.  I am wondering why the RVIA doesn't oppose it now like they did in 2003.  It might not be as common as they thought.  We have never had an issue with the reverse feature on our bedroom fan.

24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding a reverse switch to the fantastic fan on: April 13, 2015, 07:34:03 pm

    I would never put the reverse in the bathroom, don't think you'd want that air coming in the coach, but is it nice to have cool air coming in at night instead of leaving the air conditioner on.

25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding a reverse switch to the fantastic fan on: April 13, 2015, 07:32:11 pm

     When we are watching TV we would like to get cool air blowing on us.  Now we can set the galley fan to blow air in and the bedroom fan to blow air out and it gives us a nice cross ventilation.  Then when we are sleeping we have it set the opposite way so that the bedroom area gets a nice draft running through.  The air conditioner is so loud that we do not like to use it at night when sleeping or watching TV so this gives us great air flow in both areas.

     The reverse air flow has always been an option on the fans but the basic units do not include them.

26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Adding a reverse switch to the fantastic fan on: April 13, 2015, 02:25:27 pm
We have a max air fan in our bedroom area and a fantastic fan in the galley area of our 2551.  What we really like about the max air is that you can reverse the direction of airflow.  We considered changing the fantastic fan to a max air ($300+) but did not like the idea of having to break the seal on the roof.  We also considered upgrading the fantastic fan ($160+) to one with a reverse switch.  After alot of research we found the part number for the reverse switch and a wiring diagram so we decided to make the modification ourselves.

We bought the reverse switch from amazon for $15.49  We wired it in, added the switch and it works fantastically.

After we ordered the switch we found we could have bought this for ($50) and just do a plug and play.

We could have bought a DPDT switch at the local hardware store for a couple of dollars but wanted the switch to look like it was part of the unit and not just an add on.  So all is well that ends well.  For less than $20 we have reverse air flow on our fantastic fan.  We are now looking at changing the speed of the motor with more options but that is for another day.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thinking about our next RV . . . on: April 10, 2015, 09:41:09 am
We have had slides in all of our units, one travel trailer and two PCs.  We have never had an issue with any of them.  After a heavy rain we do make sure that there is no standing water under the awning of the slide but other than that just make sure there is nothing in its way to bring it in.  Making "creamed corn" like George and Judi is probably not a good idea. 

We have never experienced any wind or road noise.  They are sealed very well.

28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converter tripping on: April 10, 2015, 08:01:36 am
It may be a combination of several things drawing power at the same time.  I would make sure all 120v electric devices are turned off, especially the inverter/converter and the electric portion of the water heater.  The converter and the water heater could draw a lot of power for an extended period, perhaps an hour or more.  As John mentioned turn one device on at a time and see what happens.

29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV Placement and Angle on: March 19, 2015, 03:12:18 am

The TV is a fixed mount so we ordered our PC without a TV and mounted it ourself. It is on a swivel mount as pictured in the following post:,713.0.html

It has been three years since we completed this project and we are still very pleased with how it works.  I would ask PC if they could place it in a different location or on a swivel mount for you.

30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What did I Buy? on: March 09, 2015, 03:33:28 pm

I think your fingers were on the wrong numbers.  Your post refers to a 2550 and 2551.  I think you meant 2551 and 2552.

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