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31  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  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 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.

32  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

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

   Here is a link from that gives a good explanation about many of the decisions you need to make to get your vehicle ready for towing

    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.  

34  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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

38  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 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.

39  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.

40  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.

41  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.

42  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.

43  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.

Here is a link to the web page:

44  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)
45  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.

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