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721  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Shelf Installed - Another Mod on: April 19, 2012, 08:46:29 pm
If I were you I would be getting really excited.  Hopefully it will be early in May!!!  I can't wait for our next trip in 3 weeks and we just got back from 3 months in FL about 3 weeks ago.
722  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Shelf Installed - Another Mod on: April 19, 2012, 02:07:41 pm
Just completed another mod to the 2551 and that is to add a shelf in the cabinet above the drivers seat.  I use this cabinet for some of my bowls and miscellaneous kitchen items.  There is a lip on the front of the shelf so that things do not slide off.  This picture just shows various items placed on the shelf to depict that there is actually alot of room.  I will arrange it so that things do not fall over.  I also like to put my paper towel rolls in the front of the cabinet, that way if anything decides to take a fall it will not have room to move.

We had these same shelves installed in our 2008 model and they worked great.

723  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure/weight on: April 18, 2012, 02:50:25 pm

If you are satisfied with the ride of your PC with the tires inflated to 75 lbs front and 65 lbs rear I would be cautious about making any drastic changes until I got home, did some more research and had the left or right axles weighed.  I think if you had the weights done at a CAT scale within the last 24 hours you can have it weighed again for $1.00 (I know it used to be like that).

The reason Phoenix suggest the 75/65 ratio is because the 2350 PC has a 5,000 pound rated front axle and a 8,500 pound rated rear axle.  It looks like the tires are inflated for the maximum axle loading.  Doing the calculations from the inflation table 75 LBS is for a load of 5,000 pounds and 65 LBS is for a load of 8,500 pounds.  Remember these are the maximum ratings for the axles.  Since yours clearly are not loaded to their maximum you will beable to lower them but to what degree depends on the left or right weighing.

724  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure/weight on: April 18, 2012, 11:04:17 am
The inflation table lists the load for each end of the axle (each tire for single axle or each pair of tires for dual axle).

If you go by what exactly the inflation table indicates then the front axle weight of 3180 pounds divided by 2 =  1590 pounds per axle end.  This would result in tire pressure being set to 40 pounds.

If you go by what exactly the inflation table indicates then the rear axle weight of 7820 pounds divided by 2 =  3910 pounds per axle end.  This would result in tire pressure being set to 60 pounds.

This assumes the weight is equally distributed side to side but this may not be the case.  It is possible that the left front tire might have 1700 pounds of load and the right front tire only have 1480 pounds of load.  This would result in tire pressure being set to 45 pounds in both front tires.  It is important to have the same tire pressure in all tires on the same axle.

The left or right side of the motorhome would need to be weighted to determine the exact required tire pressure.  This would allow you to determine the heavier axle end.

725  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.

726  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.


727  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).
728  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.

729  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

730  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

731  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.

732  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.
733  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!  
734  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
735  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.

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