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721  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Toilet Paper Holder on: April 17, 2012, 06:28:46 pm

    See if you can order some of the stain that PC uses.  It really is nice to be able to use the same stain.  Congrats on the new PC.

722  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Toilet Paper Holder on: April 17, 2012, 12:45:54 pm

  Just wood.  He cut out a circle from wood to mount on the wall and then counter sunk a wooden dowel into the circle.  He attached the whole thing with double sided tape so that we do not have any holes in the rig.  He stained it from the stain we got with the unit and then polyurethaned it.  We've used the tape for our towel bars and hooks and so far everything holds really well.  We did this on our 08 model as well and when we needed to remove things to transfer to the 12 model there were no screw holes left in the wood.


723  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Toilet Paper Holder on: April 17, 2012, 11:18:56 am
After buying and returning two toilet paper holders because I just couldn't find a good place for them I had Barry build me one.  It works great!  It does not interfer with the furnance vent (or air flow) or closet door and the bath door slides closed without any issues.  It is  exactly! what I wanted.  I'm keeping him busy because now he is working on a shelf for the cabinet above the drivers seat.  Tomorrow he will build me a night stand.
Just login to see the pics (click on the pic for a larger view).
724  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fantastic fan on: April 14, 2012, 01:14:05 pm

    The screen in the fantastic fan comes off very easily.  It's called a Pop N' Lock Screen.  You can see a small area around the outer edge of the fan screen were you can grab it (a finger tab area).  Then you just pull it down.  There are little tabs all around the edge that keeps it in place.  It looks like it is going to break but it doesn't.  When we first got our 08 model I called the company and asked how to remove the screen.  When the tech told me I told him I thought I would break it.  He said "Go for it, if you break it I'll send you a new one for free".  While I had him on the phone I did exactly what he said and it worked perfectly.  As you grap and pull down on the finger tab area the little tabs that hold it in place will release one by one.

     Here is a link to their site that shows you how to clean them.

You do not have to unscrew anything unless you have the older model but I would bet in yours you have the Pop N' Lock.  Here is a link to show you exactly how to remove the screen
Their diagram at the top of page shows the screen with screws in the figure on the left and the POP N' LOCK in the figure on the right.

We cleaned ours a few times in FL this winter.  Yes, after a few weeks down there the screen really gets dusty.

725  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa bed on: April 13, 2012, 06:33:06 pm

   We had the trifold in our 2350 08 model and really liked it as well.  What we did to smooth out the gaps between the sections was use a thin piece of memory foam under the fitted sheet.  It made all the world of difference in not feeling the gap between the three sections.  It then folded up easily and stored behind the couch.  ENJOY

726  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 with Ford V10... What can I expect for MPG (no Tow) on: April 11, 2012, 08:01:37 pm

Remember the PC will have a 55 gallon tank.  You may not stop as often with the PC but I think you may stay a little longer. rolling on the floor

727  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 with Ford V10... What can I expect for MPG (no Tow) on: April 11, 2012, 07:52:50 pm

Congratulations on new PC.

We had a 2008 2350 and recorded gas usage for 9,148 miles.  Using 87 octane gas, driving at 60 MPH and towing a 2,700 pound car we got an overall MPG of 9.989.  My guess is with no tow you might expect 1 - 1.5 more MPG's.

Most of the driving was freeway with perhaps 10-15% on primary and secondary roads.  If you have any questions just drop me a private e-mail.

728  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Fuse and Breaker Labeling on: April 09, 2012, 09:15:38 pm
This winter I had to look at the 12V fuse panel on our 2012 2551 and found it a little hard to read.  Once we got home I verified and labeled each fuse.  The original labeling was done with water soluble ink and was very easy to remove by just wiping it with a damp cloth.  Also, did the same thing for the 120V circuit breakers.  Sure makes it a lot easier to read and find the right circuit and it was very esy to remove the door panel to work on it.  The attached photo shows the 12V fuse panel before and after labeling.  I just used an old label maker but it could have been just as good to write them in neatly with a permanent felt tip.  Also, if you are going to rewrite yours, verify them first since they may not all be wired the same.  For instance, we had a 12V outlet installed in the bath and it is fuse number 8.

Note: Fuse 9 label has been corrected.
729  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Floor Repair on: April 09, 2012, 01:39:28 pm
Another tip we picked up at the factory.  If you happen to have to fix a small gouge, scratch, gash or maybe just a big hole in your floor use "SEAMFIL".  The two colors that you will need are 904 (TAN) and 941 (Almond). As seen here on amazon  You mix them together to get the color you need for the area you have to fix, apply, let setup and only you will know where that repair is.  I mixed the two colors together with a toothpick, applied a small dab and then ran a straight edge across the top to smooth it out.  It looks great if you can find where you repaired it!  
730  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Michigan Travel Club Members on: April 09, 2012, 08:32:47 am
Legs Inn is in Cross Village in Northern Michigan. We've been there a few times and have never been disappointed with the meal. Here is their website   Eat
731  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Washington DC on: April 05, 2012, 06:23:53 pm
We are planning a trip to Washington DC for the second week of May.  Are initial thought is to stay at the Cherry Hill Campground and take the metro into DC.  We do not plan on taking the toad.  Any thoughts or suggestions from anyone that has gone.

732  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fluorescent lamp cover on: April 03, 2012, 12:00:45 pm
Went to factory for some warranty work yesterday and asked Doug to show us how to remove the lamp cover.  He reached up and was done in less than a second.  Is all he did was place his fingers as close to the top of the lense as he could get them.  He then pushed in and down at the same time and it came off very easily.
He even noticed that a couple of our bulbs were showing wear so he changed them for us.  They are really great at PC.    chandelier

733  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior electrical receptacle on: March 28, 2012, 05:36:30 pm
We have used the exterior electric receptacle for an electric skillet on many occasions.  Never had an issue.
734  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A 3100 possible purchase question on: March 28, 2012, 05:30:37 pm

We have the 2551 that has the same bed/beth arrangement as the 3100.  We just spent 3 months in it and it never even occurred to us.  There is a headboard and wall on each of the beds and the bath door does slide so could be kept closed if it ever did present a problem.  What I like about it is those middle of the night runs are not far away!!

735  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter vs Ford (was: Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used.) on: March 27, 2012, 09:04:03 am

We were in the same situation as you were 10 years ago.  We were just retired and had never been camping.  We were not sure what type of unit would meet our needs.  We researched for a few years prior but still had alot of questions.  One suggestion we have for you is that you could rent an RV for a weekend and get a first hand experience as to your dislikes and likes about the interior layout.  If you do rent, make sure you get one with a corner bed, or a couch verus a dinette, one with a slide versus one without a slide etc....  To save the cost of fuel when you are renting, camp at a location close to the rental agency.  You may not have you pick of manufacturers but you at will get a good idea as to what you like and dislike about the living arrangements.

Somethimes there are very good bargains out there for renting.

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