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721  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.

722  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

723  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.
724  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!!

725  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.

726  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Calling All PC Owners With "True Average" Fuel Economy Figures on: March 26, 2012, 09:11:34 pm
Started to record data at 1,206 miles.  90% freeway miles 10% primary and secondary roads (estimated).

2008 PC 2350
2008 E350 W/V10
9,555 Dry Weight
Towing - Yes - 2,700 pounds
9,148 Miles Driven
60 MPH Freeway; posted speeds (max 60) on primary and secondary roads
87 Octane
9.989 Miles Per Gallon ( 9148/915.8)

727  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Patty O'Shade for automatic awning on: March 20, 2012, 12:19:12 pm
We happened to acquire one of these Patty O'Shade awnings while at the campground here in Fort Myers Beach.  If anyone is wondering if they really work we can say that they work wonderfully.  It keeps it nice and cool under the awning and at least doubles the shade.  For us this winter in FL it was a welcome addition to our unit.  We have the coffee color and it matches our awning perfectly and it slides easily in and out of the utility track of the awning.  Since both the awning and the shade are made by dometic it is a perfect fit and a perfect match. Wink  
728  Main Forum / General Discussion / E350vs.E450 on: March 19, 2012, 06:16:18 pm
I have wondered for sometime what the real differences between the E350 and E450 motorhome cutaway chassis are.  A few weeks ago I found a reference on this site to a document that provided a more detailed list of specifications for the cutaway motorhome chassis.  Attached is a side by side comparison of the differences between the 2011 E350 and the E450.

729  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 15, 2012, 08:18:56 am
I don't know that we'll go to the trouble and expense of getting a satellite antenna and receiver, but that's always an option.  How well do they work BTW?  I don't recall reading any discussions about them.  We have DirecTV at home -- do the portable systems work as well as the typical fixed residential ones?

We have DirecTV at home as well and take one of our receivers with us.  We bought an extra dish and stand for it and it works great.  It costs us about $50 for the extra dish and stand.  The advantage for us is that we can set it up anywhere in the campsite in order to get us the best reception.  We have only been in one park where the trees were too thick for us to get a good signal.  The people with the dome on top of their rigs had the same trouble.  Many times we are able to get a signal when those with the domes could not since we could position our dish in between trees.  The advantage of the dome would be that you do not have to do alot of setup since it is already in place.  A second advantage is that you do not have to look for a place to store the dish when traveling. 
730  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 13, 2012, 04:13:04 pm

We have the passenger swivel seat (in leather) and it is great.  We also have the driver seat swivel and have used it many times during our 3 month stay in FL.  

We had a MaxxFan (6200K model) installed in place of the fantastic fan in the bedroom area and wish we had also put one in the living area instead of the fantastic fan.  The MaxxFan has many nice features and is much quieter than the fantastic fan.

The leveling jacks are wonderful, you won't regret that decision.

We also did not have any carpet installed except in the cab area.

We also use the TV antenna Winegard all of the time and never have had a problem.  We do not hear it bounce on the roof and it also has the digital booster.  We have been in remote areas, outside city limits and in metropolitan areas and have never experienced a problem.

The POWER Awning is another wonderful feature.  

Good Luck in your search.
731  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Storing plastic grocery bags on: March 11, 2012, 06:12:42 pm
We seem to accumulate alot of plastic grocery bags while traveling and I use them as garbage bags so do mind them at all.  What I find best to keep them organized is to put them in an empty cardboard roll from paper towels or saran wrap (these are stronger than the paper towels rolls).  I can then store these under the sink and they take up very little room.  It keeps the plastic grocery bags in neat order and very easy to get to when needing a garbage bag.

732  Main Forum / General Discussion / KNOWING WHEN TO START A NEW TOPIC! on: March 11, 2012, 12:53:10 pm

Okayplease dont give me a lot of disagrees really I am just trying to be helpful - but it seems like as the forum has grown some of the threads have wandered a bit (well maybe more than a bit) from the original subject.  For example, I really like to read the Introduce Yourself topic to see who is new on the forum and there is a lot of good information in there but all that good information is getting hidden under the subject of introducing yourself.
Its no secret that the topic of a thread always drifts over the lifetime of the thread, but maybe if we follow a rule like if you are not sure if your information is relevant to an existing topic, post your comments under a new subject.  In other words, if it seems like your comment should be on a topic of its own, just start a new one.
I think gradygal did a great job when he posted his comments about AJS Toilet in a new topic instead of continuing it under the Introduce Yourself thread.  

733  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question for 3100 owners on: March 09, 2012, 04:22:47 pm
We're more like Dharma and Greg - need we say more!!!! rolling on the floor
734  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 06, 2012, 08:35:13 am
Just a thought about extra seating when parked.  Our 2008 2350 had a swivel passenger seat, when we ordered our 20012 2551 we kept the passenger swivel and added a driver seat swivel.  This gave us an extra seat for company and a sense of openness in the cab area. 

One drawback is that the factory installed swivel does not accept power seats. 

Here is a picture of the cab area with seats swiveled and ready for use.

735  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello, just bought a 2002 2550 - suggestions to modernize her on: March 05, 2012, 08:26:49 am
When it came to the TV I found that the existing TV wiring on our 2008 2350 would not support an external satellite dish.  Here is a link to a previous posting that outlined my fix.  Let me know if you need additional information.,449.msg2573.html#msg2573

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