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1  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.
2  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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  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
6  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:
7  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.
8  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.
9  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.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 16, 2015, 02:38:40 pm
The other thing I had to do to make the PC more old dog friendly was to cover the lovely vinyl floor with the not-so-lovely foam puzzle mats.  I first tried the non-skid rugs but my old dog drags her rear feet and would trip on and rumple up the edges and still slip on the bits of floor between the rugs.  So the floor doesn't look as nice, but at least it's safe and still easy to clean.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 16, 2015, 11:07:11 am
I finally got the time to get individual wheel weights on my PC, which I've been wanting to do since I picked it up last July.  I'm happy to report that fully loaded we are under maximum capacity by 3020 lbs total...1700 lbs under on the front and 1420 lbs under on the rear.  The passenger side was slightly heavier on the front by 100 lbs and on the rear by 280 lbs...probably because that is the side with my refrigerator and largest storage compartment under the bed.  I'm really pleased that my custom floorplan on the 158" chassis turned out to be so well balanced.

So that all means that I can lower my tire pressures a bit, since I've been running with the maximum capacity recommendations, not having any idea previously what I might weigh.  I'll start by just reducing 5 lbs per tire, per trip, until I reach midway between the maximums I've been running and the tire chart recommendations (which are a little lower than I feel comfortable with).  It will be interesting to see if it feels and handles differently.

Oh and I guess I would probably be safe to lower the pressures similarly in my E350 extended van, which has never been weighed but certainly weighs much much less than the PC, and has been running maximum recommended pressures for the entire 14 years I've owned it.

12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 16, 2015, 09:53:31 am
My electric step protrudes from the outside face of my door just under 12".  Resting a ramp on the lip of the stairwell means you would have to take it on and off each time you want to use it, and can't leave it in place while you are camped.  I just leave my ramp in place on the step from the time I park to the time I leave, as I can easily step past it, and we seem to go in and out pretty frequently.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 15, 2015, 11:56:38 pm
Congratulations on your new PC.  I also travel with an older dog, 14 years, who must have a ramp to get in and out.  Many ramps are either too long, or have a large hump where they rest on the step, actually making them a stumbling hazard.  I found a perfect size (36"x14") on Amazon.  I peeled off the black friction surface and replaced with a light colored traction the black surface was invisible to the dog at night, even with a light, and she wouldn't step onto what looked to her like a black hole.  I also replaced the black on the step, and it makes it much more visible.


Traction tape:

14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 08, 2015, 10:54:18 am
I had My 2100 on the 158" wheelbase built with no slide because I need some specialized interior configuration. I had two slides on my 34' diesel pusher and do not miss having slides.  Without the slide I gained interior horizontal space and storage and saved weight.  I don't full time, but if I did I think the extra storage would be valuable to me.  Also no mechanical/leak issues.  However my perspective is from one person traveling alone (with two large dogs).
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 08, 2015, 07:02:45 am
Welcome Greg.  I agree with Ron, that the 2100 is the smallest but there are advantages to the 2350 at 23' 11", which is still very compact and with a 158" wheelbase, very agile.  The layout that suits your needs best is the first to consider, imo.  I think the 2350 layout is easier for two people, but it depends on how you like to use the living space. If it's the 2100 layout that attracts you over the 2350, then look at the 2400 which is only 3" longer, built on the 164" wheelbase.  I also couldn't find a used unit that would suit my needs so bought new.  This gave me the opportunity to customize a bit.  I wanted the layout type of the 2100/2400 and the shortest unit possible, but I didn't want the 158" chassis cut to 138", and I didn't want to go to the 164" chassis, but would have if that was the only option. Phoenix built my 2100 on the 158" chassis uncut, so my finished unit is 22' 10".  I also built on the E450, but I believe the E350 would have served fine.  I appreciate the extra weight capacity of the E450, and to me it was worth it.
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