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601  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rain gear on: November 03, 2011, 08:54:02 am
We bought those command strip hooks and put them in the shower.  They are great to  hang wet jackets and other clothes.

Sue
602  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: October 31, 2011, 05:28:04 pm
We had the sofa in our 2008 2350 not a dinette and stored the memory foam in several places, behind the sofa, in the car trunk and in the outside storage bin.

For the last 4 or 5 years there has been little or no change in the inside size of the 2350.  In 2008 I think the outside storage area was increased and the slide started to include the frig in 2010.  Your best bet would be a call to the factory and see if they have and dimensional differences between the Sprinter chassis and the Ford chassis. 

I did forget to mention earlier that the track of the Sprinter is also small than the Ford.

Barry
603  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride? on: October 31, 2011, 11:50:52 am
We had a 2008 2350 and the first thing we did was have the front end alignment done. The next thing was to have the Heavy Duty Bilstein shocks on the front only. Finally, we installed the blue ox tiger trac to eliminate the body sway from side to side. What a huge improvement on the 2350. We drove the RV in wind gusts up to 50 mph and there were no issues. The RV now drives like a typical F-150 with a cap. This trac bar is different than the sway bar. We have kept the original front and rear sway bars. We are very pleased with the ride and drivability.

We now have a 2012 2551 and the handling of this RV was great right out of the factory.  At this time the only thing I'm looking at doing is a front end alignment (normal for a new RV) and a set of Bilstein shocks.

When I  start doing suspension modifications I do one modification at a time and verify the results.  Also, high tire pressure will give you a rough ride.  Tire pressure of 80 PSI is the max that the LT225/75R16 can be inflated to.  The actual inflation pressure is based upon the weight of the loaded RV.

Here is a link to Michelin RV Tire inflation tables.

http://www.michelinrvtires.com/michelinrv/tires-retreads/load-inflation-tables.jsp

Barry
604  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: October 31, 2011, 11:22:57 am
We had a 2008 2350 on a Ford 350 chassis with a slide and sofa and loved it.  The Ford chassis has 1,470 pounds more of  cargo capability and 5,250 more pounds of towing capability.  Also, my understanding is the maintenance on the Sprinter chassis is higher especially the oil and filter changes.  This is something you might want to confirm.

One of the modifications we made to our 2350 was replace the barrel chair with additional storage cabinets (See attached picture).  Another thing we did was add a portable storage  box behind the driver's.







The sofa offered comfortable  seating  and adequate sleeping  comfort.  To improve the sleep comfort we used a  memory foam pad from target.  I personally find the dinette seat backs to be too straight and become uncomfortable after awhile.  Also, depending on the model year there were different sofas.  The sofa we had was the electric sofa that was in three sections when you opened it up.  The new models have a memory foam lounger that look very nice but I do not know how comfortable a bed would be.  You need to try the different configurations.  Try before you buy.

A new PC may not be as expensive as you might think.  A call to Phoenix may get you a new PC with all the options you want, never hurts to ask.  They are a great company to work with.

If you have an questions let me know.

Barry

605  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: easy to carry/strore laundry detergent on: October 30, 2011, 12:34:51 pm
Judi,

I like this idea.  Do you know if they come in fragrance free? 

The other thing I bought last year was the shout "color catchers" - and they really work.  If you get some color in with the whites nothing runs.  It's amazing that the sheet catches the color and you can actually see the colors on the color catcher.

Sue
606  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sewer Hose Storage on: October 29, 2011, 08:05:41 am
Dick and Trish

I use both the Sani-Con and the 3" hose based upon length of stay.

If I am going to stay at a campsite for more than a couple of days I use the 3" hose connection with the grey tank open and the black tank closed. Since we usually pull out early in the morning, the night before I leave I dump both tanks, pack the hose up and put everything away and then use the Sani-con to do a good cleaning. If needed I will use the Sani-con right before we leave if anything needs to be dumped.

If we are only parked overnight I leave all my tanks closed and use the Sani-con in the morning if required.

Barry
607  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: October 28, 2011, 07:33:38 pm
I have three favorite PC's.  The last one I had, the one I have now and my future one.


Barry
608  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: List Your PC Projects Planned Over This Winter 2011 to 2012 on: October 28, 2011, 07:31:15 pm
Our one and only project for this winter is to take the PC to Florida, meet new  people and make new friends, especially PC owners.

 kumbaya

Barry & Sue

PS - George and Judi are on our list!
609  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Laundry Storage on: October 27, 2011, 06:06:58 pm
What I also like about the recycling bin is that you could hang up or place an air freshener inside and it doesn't allow for any smell into the closet.

Sue
610  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / High traffic storage guards on: October 27, 2011, 06:04:22 pm
In my cabinets where I tend to nick the corners when getting things out I have attached the 90 degree plastic corner guards like seen here:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202061358/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

They are virtually undetectable when the doors are closed and do not hinder the doors from closing since they are just a thin, clear plastic.  They are generally sold in the wall paper department and used for corners that are wall papered.  They actually make the cabinet bottoms look very nice.  They are self adhesive so you just cut to length, peel the paper off the adhesive and place on the bottom edge of the cabinet.  I did this to our 2008 model and the edges looked brand new.  I bought mine on clearance at meijers for 74 cents for an eight foot length.

Sue

Update:  Bought four more today and they were on clearance for 29 cents an eight foot section.  What a deal!
611  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Front TV to Better Location (for me) on: October 27, 2011, 02:26:58 pm
Need to point out one thing, this configuration has not been road tested yet but I did install a TV in our 2008 2350 that was very stable and roadworthy.

There are two things that still need to be  completed.   I need to install a shelf for the TV to rest on when not extended  and a strap to secure the TV during travel.

The movement experienced by the TV is more a rotation around the mount much like a wheel around an axle.   When the motorhome hits a bump the slight outward tilt of the TV causes the top to swing out and the bottom to swing in.  I have found the best way to counter this action and stabilize the TV is to use a padded stop to keep the bottom from moving inward (no movement at all is best). 

Barry
612  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Front TV to Better Location (for me) on: October 27, 2011, 07:51:02 am
I understand your situation.  I wanted the front TV to tilt and swivel so I looked for a mount that was RV friendly and was able to accommodate the 26 inch TV. This is what I found.

http://www.jensenrvdirect.com/flat-panel-lcd-tv-wall-mount-bracket-with-double-swing-arm-extension-137.html

I recessed the mount so that the TV and attached mount sits flush against the backboard. I ordered all my cables and wall mounting plates from http://www.monoprice.com. The only thing I have left to do is add a small shelf under the TV to stabilize it during travel.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Barry





613  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Swivel TV Mount on: October 25, 2011, 05:33:38 pm
Tom,

Yes, we still have some clearance on both sides of the TV.  The doors swing open without hitting the TV.  We will probably uitlize the swing arm alot since it allows TV viewing no matter where you sit on the couch.  The reason we chose the Visio is that you can see the picture from any angle.  You can "ALMOST" view a clear picture standing behind the TV.

Barry

PS - Still alot to do in the new rig.  Those wires are one thing I need to tape up.
614  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Swivel TV Mount on: October 25, 2011, 04:51:21 pm
I finally finished installing the TV in our new 2551.  I wanted it to tilt and swivel so I looked for a mount that was RV friendly and was able to accommodate the 26 inch.  This is what I found.
 http://www.jensenrvdirect.com/flat-panel-lcd-tv-wall-mount-bracket-with-double-swing-arm-extension-137.html 

I purchased it a couple of weeks ago when it was on sale for $35.99. After I ordered it my DW and I went to an RV show just to look.  To my surprise many of the manufacturers had this same mount installed in their  RVs.. 

I recessed the mount so that the TV and attached mount sits flush against the backboard.  I ordered all my cables and wall mounting plates from monoprice.com.  The only thing I have left to do is add a small shelf under the TV to stabilize it during travel. 
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Barry
615  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Laundry Storage on: October 25, 2011, 03:56:33 pm
I purchased a recycling bin to store our dirty laundry.  I purchased it at the Ikea store in MI.  It fits nicely in the 2551 closet.  We did have to remove the center post to get it in but once in it is a great fit.  We can still hang clothes above it as well as use the top as a shelf and still have room to hang long items.  What I liked is it has a few vent holes with a lid that is hinged about 1/3 of the way so you can open it and just toss in the clothes.  It is made by Sortera.

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Sue  
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