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601  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Cabinet behind driver's seat in our 2910 on: October 06, 2012, 05:46:37 pm
Awesome job, George and Judi

Can't wait for the tour!!!

Barry and Sue
602  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Pads for slide out rollers on: October 06, 2012, 12:17:50 pm
     With the weight of the slide and the rollers needed for the mechanism we noticed that there were two very small indentations on the vinyl flooring.  After the slide is out for a little while they do go away but we were worried that they might just make a permanent dent in the vinyl flooring. 
     We talked to Kermit the other day and asked him if it would be okay to place something under those rollers when we bring the slide in to prevent any indentations on the floor.  He said that it would be a good idea and he would recommend it.  He said not to use anything more than 1/8 inch thick.
     We had a couple of pieces of the vinyl flooring that PC uses so we cut out two small pads and now when bringing the slide in we place them on the floor so that the rollers rest on them and not directly on the PC flooring.  It is easy to do, works great and now the weight of the slide is on the pads and not directly on the floor.  When we put the slide out we found that there is no longer any indentation directly on the floor but only on the pads that we are placing under the rollers. 

Barry and Sue
603  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: W.P. Franklin COE Park near Ft. Myers on: October 03, 2012, 11:52:30 am

     What site are you on?  We'll be on site 15!!!    This would also be a good time if anyone is interested in seeing a PC.  There will be four differnt models there.


PS - We'll bring wine made in MICHIGAN!!!
604  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / America the Beautiful Senior Pass on: October 02, 2012, 08:52:45 pm
Thought I'd post this tip for those Seniors (62+) that are not familiar with the America the Beautiful Senior Pass.  The website is  What is great about this pass is that camping fees at most federal parks are half price.  So those going to WP Franklin this winter (since it is a Corp of Engineering Park), with an America the Beautiful Senior Pass pay half price (i.e. $12).  You also get free admission into the Narional Parks as well as half price on most other fees such as Ranger Tours.  The  pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person).  So if you don't personally qualify but your spouse does you can ride on his pass (as I do).

They require that you have your pass with you and you need to also show ID.

605  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mattress bottom protected on: October 02, 2012, 07:47:22 pm

     We are going to be camping near you from 1/10/13 for two weeks.  After we leave WP Franklin we head over to the St. Lucie locks for two weeks.  I think Vero Beach is a short distance north of Stuart.  If you can't get a site there for a few days stop on by.  Cheers

Barry and Sue

PS - Just saw your post - we'll see you Jan 2.  Looking forward to it.  And I think site 22 is a nice pull thru site even though it is described as a back in.  PARTY at the WP Franklin Locks on the second of JAN. 
606  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mattress bottom protected on: October 01, 2012, 03:39:13 pm

       Barry said you can stop those old man night breaks by getting a clock that runs fast.  That way it may be morning on that clock when you get up to go!! rolling on the floor rolling on the floor

607  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mattress bottom protected on: October 01, 2012, 03:35:52 pm

     After we polyurethaned we just let it air out and never had an issue with the fumes.

608  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your shower seams on: October 01, 2012, 10:31:52 am
We've got a leak in our 2010 2551 shower, and can't locate it. Very elusive.


Did you ever find the leak in your shower?  I found some water in our sink cabinet when I was cleaning and don't know if I spilled something or have a small leak so was just checking if you found the cause of yours.

609  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mattress bottom protected on: October 01, 2012, 08:12:03 am
Syd and Margo

    Safe travels and see you in Jan.

Barry and Sue
610  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mattress bottom protected on: September 30, 2012, 05:58:12 pm
The mattresses are a special size for the RV.  When we had the 2008 2350 I was going to replace the mattress because it got very uncomfortable.  There were a couple of places in Florida that I looked into.  One was in Fort Lauderdale.  This was the company I was looking into to   Barry sold the RV before we had it replaced so my problem was solved.

If you do a search online you'll find other companies in FL. 

For us the polyurethane took care of 99% of the wood splinters so that is another way to prevent the problem.

If you call PC they could also advise you on where to get another mattress or they may even sell you one.  If they are going to an RV show in your area you might even ask them to bring it down with them.

A word of warning on turning the mattress over.  When we got our 2551 we asked Carol if they could be turned and she said no.  The twin ones are made with two types of foam - a more firmer foam on the bottom and then a sleeping foam on top.  She told us the label should always be on the top side.  I do not know if this is true for all mattress sizes and I also know that it was not true for model year 2008.  I do not know when they changed.

611  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cherry Finish Maintenace and Repair on: September 30, 2012, 12:45:26 pm

   We might have a couple of ounces of the cherry stain left over that we got from phoenix when we ordered our unit.  If we do and you need some let me know and I will put it in a small jar and bring it to WP in January.

612  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cherry Finish Maintenace and Repair on: September 30, 2012, 09:06:29 am
I found another Minwax product that I have used to repair any missing stain on the cherry cabinets.  It is the stain marker.  It can be seen at

This marker actually has stain in it compared to the putty.  The putty is great to do a fill in of any nicks or dents but if I just have a small scratch that is in need of stain I use this.  I run over the scratch with the marker, wait just a second or 2 and then take a paper towel and dab over it.  By dabbing with the paper towel you remove any of the stain that is sitting on top of the wood but it keeps the stain within the scratched area.   Again the red mahogany was a great color match for the cherry cabinets.

I did "MAJOR" fall cleaning of the PC last week (took me three days) and now everything looks brand new again.   Now I get to start cleaning the house.  pulling hair out
613  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mattress bottom protected on: September 30, 2012, 08:47:29 am

   I too tuck the back corners in and have no problem doing this with the yoga mats in place but I have always lifted the mattress ever so slightly so as not to drag it along the wooden board.  I guess just different ways of doing it.  And yes, the polyurethane stopped 99% of the splitters but I still did not like that stray one every now and then.  Maybe I'm just being overprotective!!!

614  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Mattress bottom protected on: September 29, 2012, 03:27:58 pm
I finally found something that fully protects the bottom of the mattress from any more stray wood slivers.  We had polyurethaned the wood boards but there were still a few stray slivers.  I was at the Five and Below store and found yoga mats for $5.  They fit perfectly on the shorter bed of the 2551 (login to see pics) and are just a little short for the longer bed.  The mattress pad protects the edges and the yoga mat protects the rest.  They also prevent any sliding of the mattress on the wood boards.

615  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flat Tow a Smart Car on: September 28, 2012, 04:39:26 pm
Here is a site I have used in the past to check if a car is towable four down..

They have a great customer service center (1-800-228-2481 ) and have been willing and able to answer most questions in the past.

BUT as everyones says check with Mercedes just to be on the safe side.

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