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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Annual PC Rally on: July 21, 2015, 12:49:04 pm
2015 Reunion is September 10-14 in Nashville TN.  Details were in the club newsletters recently, and they might be on the club website.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Single A/C vs. Dual A/C on: July 17, 2015, 10:13:24 am
I agree with GoPhoenix in mild temperatures.  Florida in March is mild temperatures.  Florida in July/August is 97+.  Parked in direct sun with Magna Shade the windshield glass cannot be touched on the inside because it is blistering hot.  That hot surface heats the air.  I love the Magna Shades in mild temperatures.  Unfortunately, much of my camping is in very hot or fairly cold temperatures, so I'm either fighting the heat or the cold, and one of the first lines of defense is to prevent heat exchange through the automotive glass.  Next problem is cab metal and air leaks, but that's another topic.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Single A/C vs. Dual A/C on: July 16, 2015, 08:46:13 pm
I also have the Magna Shades.  They are great for daytime privacy but they can be seen through at night when there are lights on inside the coach, so some type of interior curtain is still needed at night.  For any protection from heat, they are of limited use.  If parked in a nice shady campground or somewhere the temperatures are mild, they do cut glare, and act as screens if the side windows are down for ventilation.

However, if you park in real heat, with sun exposure on the coach and glass, they do not reduce heat gain through the automotive glass.  In fact, the black plastic mesh gets blistering hot in direct sun and transfers the heat straight into the glass which radiates right into the coach.  If you need to reject heat gain from direct sun and high air temperature through the automotive glass, you need a cover on the outside that absorbs as little heat as possible, reflective or at least white, with some insulating properties.  Placing insulation on the inside against the glass will help to prevent the indoor air from convecting.  Unfortunately these measures block view and light completely.

As mentioned by many, awnings also help to shade side windows and coach walls.  The double-pane coach windows do help reduce heat gain, but shielding them from direct sun strike improves their efficiency.
4  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Pictures of recently completed built in cabinet and flip-up table. on: July 01, 2015, 05:34:05 pm
Wow! That's fantastic.  That would be so perfect for my PC, although my layout isn't the same.  For me it would serve only the rotating passenger chair, but I would really love that.  Thanks for posting the pictures.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: excessive heat in the passenger area of chassis on: June 18, 2015, 03:10:04 pm
Paul I agree, that those of us in the hot parts of the country get more used to heat.  I have also used the reflectix products for several insulating projects, but have now replaced all those with the Low-E product, which is superior in several ways.  The reflectix is plastic bubblewrap with silver plastic coating on both sides...heat shrinks and weakens the plastic over time, and with any weight and pressure, like stepping on it, they eventually break down and lose the little bit of air-trapping abilities they have.  The Low-E product is a layer of closed cell foam which can take weight with out "popping" and has aluminum foil on each side which does not break down under heat or pressure.  So, if you are planning a project of this much effort, it's not much price difference to use the Low-E which will perform the task better than the reflectix.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: excessive heat in the passenger area of chassis on: June 18, 2015, 08:03:27 am
I'm also struggling with a solution to the cab floor heat problem.  I'm considering trying this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PV0HI9A/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AQMAGS965CBBF
The material is closed cell foam (not bubble wrap) with aluminum foil on both sides (not silver colored plastic).  I've used this material for insulating the windshield and cab window glass and it is really good quality.  However, I feel like pulling the seats and ripping up the carpet to put this underneath would be too big a job for me, so I'd have to have it done at an appropriate auto/RV remodeler.  It was suggested that I put it on top of the carpet and then cover with the rubber floor mats, which I'm considering.  I wonder if that would make the carpet trapped underneath a fire hazard.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bathroom heater vent in 2350 on: May 17, 2015, 09:08:18 am
Paul, I don't dry camp often like you do, but do have to occasionally use the propane furnace, and I had a problem with the aim of the furnace vents which happened to shoot hot air directly at my dog beds.  Relocating the vents wasn't possible, so I found a solution to aim the air right/left instead of straight ahead.  I found a dryer vent cover at Home Depot and it does the job perfectly. (I threw away the inside baffle doors that came with it).  It protrudes 2.25", so if you have that much clearance between your vent and toilet, maybe this will work for you.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bathroom heater vent in 2350 on: May 17, 2015, 12:20:07 am
Agree with Dave.  a small space heater is perfect.  I used one all winter, as the 2100 has no heat vent in the bathroom at all.  Unless I'm dry camping or it's extremely cold, I don't want to use propane. Of course I camp in the south, so my heat gets light use.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check TV Screws on: May 13, 2015, 06:54:47 pm
Oh my gosh Carol, since our PCs were picked up in the same month, I had to immediately run out and look in my cabinets...and all screws in place, thank goodness.  I hope you were able to get yours re-secured.  Thanks so much for the heads up.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 13, 2015, 05:32:00 pm
I have not had any of the 3M Command Hooks come loose while driving or under any other conditions.  However, the heaviest item would be a big bath towel, so that's not a serious challenge.
Ron, yes you are right, anything sticking out from the bathroom door wouldn't be desirable, in my opinion, because the floorspace in the 2100 bathroom is pretty much a postage stamp to turn around in.  My shower has the majority of the bathroom floorspace, so that's where I put my laundry basket.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 13, 2015, 04:32:10 pm
Speaking for the side of the height challenged, I have to add that one of my very most appreciated things about the PC is the "reasonable" (lower) ceiling heights.  It is a thrill to be able to actually reach inside my top cabinets and turn on a ceiling light without a step stool  Heart Shower
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 13, 2015, 03:59:23 pm
The hooks I use are the 3M Command Adhesive.  There are many types and styles, but the ones that are specifically for "Bath" hold best on the shower wall under moist conditions.  The ones I used are like this:
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 13, 2015, 02:00:43 pm
I have to admit I have not found a spot I like for the toilet paper or the hand towel, so they both sit on my bathroom countertop.  I did put two big 3M stick hooks on the shower wall to hang towels.  I understand the reluctance to drill holes when you are trying to figure where you want things.  I have moved hooks multiple times before I settle on the perfect spot.  That's why I use the removable stick-on, because they really do remove without damage.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slippery Upper Cabinets on: May 10, 2015, 07:24:09 am
With the exception of bulky items like pillows, blankets and towels, everything in my upper cabinets is organized into clear plastic boxes with lids or plastic mesh baskets.  They only have a few inches between them so they have very little ability to slide around.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pump flexible hose on 2552 on: April 21, 2015, 02:33:45 pm
My PC is a 2100, not a 2552, so my water pump is under my bathroom sink and very accessible.  However, I also was shocked at the noise which sounded like a jackhammer from the original pump installation which did not include the specified flexible hose on both pump inlet and outlet.  I asked PC to modify the installation to match the manufacturer's recommendations, which they did.  The noise level is now acceptable.  Not what you would call quiet, but a tremendous improvement.
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