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181  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Kwikstep / Kwik-Lube on: March 24, 2011, 10:34:25 am
I don't lube my steps on a regular schedule.  If I notice a little jerky movement or continuing squeek and I'm close to my workshop, I'll spray the moving parts.  I do try to lube the slide every 2 -3 months.
182  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 22, 2011, 09:36:04 pm
You said the factory told you to leave the switch on for 30 minutes.  The switch on my 2010 2350 doesn't stay on.  It springs back when I release it.  I wonder if I have a defective switch, or is that the way they're supposed to work?

183  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: extending roof rack on: March 21, 2011, 12:32:58 pm
David, I think you sent me an e-mail concerning kayak rack.  I'm afraid you have the wrong person since we do not have a kayak rack on our pc.  We do kayak, and considered adding some sort of rack but couldn't find anything other than a rack that hooked into the trailer hitch.  Kayaks were strapped in vertically.  I didn't want to drill holes in the roof, so we've decided to carry them on a toad.
184  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Gas Mileage on 2551/2552 on: March 14, 2011, 11:49:24 am
On our 2007 2700 (E450), we averaged 8mpg.  On our 2010 2350 (E350), we're averaging 12 mpg -no toad, 55 - 60 mph.  In the mountains in Colorado, it went down to 10 mpg.
185  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What Portable Gas Grill Do You Carry Along? on: March 12, 2011, 09:46:26 am
I've used the Weber Baby Q for a year now, and am very satisfied with it.  It stores easily in the new 2350 storage area with the shelf down.  The Coleman would be a good alternate, but I prefer having a top that can be down during cooking.  The Weber heats up quickly, and the heat is uniform all along the grate.  I bought mine at Camping World when they were on sale last year--little pricey when not on sale.  I've found the propane bottles are cheaper at Walmart.
186  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water Accumulator Tank on: March 10, 2011, 10:25:08 pm
Thanks again, Ron, for the information and pictures for your installation.  I installed an accumulator tank today, and the results are fantastic.  The pump is almost silent now that I removed the ridged pipe connection, and it doesn't cycle on and off anymore when I turn the water on.  The installation was quick and easy.  They moved the pump from the storage area like on your pc to under the bed, so the installation was a little different from yours--but still not difficult.  I highly recommend this addition to all pc owners...
187  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Newer Ford Center Console For 2007-2008 on: March 09, 2011, 07:41:47 pm
Ron, in addition to the extra storage on the side, there's a shelf inside the bottom large cubby hole.  I had the console you have on my prior pc, and I like the new one a lot better.  Also, thanks for the info on the accumulator tank.  I bought the tank and fittings today and plan to install it tomorrow. --larry
188  Main Forum / General Discussion / Water Accumulator Tank on: March 06, 2011, 10:42:33 pm
Thinking about installing a water accumulator tank (or water regulator tank) to keep the water pump from cycling on/off so much.  It doesn't seem like it would be difficult to install, but would appreciate comments on any potential problems or tips to make it easier.  Also, where would the best place to buy a tank?  Camping World has one that is too small, and one that is too expensive.  Haven't looked at Home Depot or Lowes yet.
189  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Nova Scotia on: March 06, 2011, 10:01:23 pm
Be careful about using a ferry in Canada.  I read on another forum that they charge rv's by the foot, and the price was recently increased significantly.
190  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reserving camp sites on: March 06, 2011, 09:41:33 pm
I try not to make reservations because they put a time limit in my mind that I have to be someplace at a certain time.  We have never had a problem finding a campground without reservations, and the sites that can be reserved vs the drive-up sites can be taken if it hasn't been reserved (usually reservation cut-off time is 1 to 2 days prior).  We use Army Corp of Engineer campgrounds whenever possible because they'
re all on water (since they build dams), they're very well maintained, have water/electric and usually sewer hook-ups for $9-$12 if you have the national parks and federal recreational lands pass ($18-$24 if you don't).  BLM land and national forests have a lot of free campsites, too.  We also check on campsites along our route over the computer--rvparkreviews.com provides comments by past users and has links to the campground website.  A quick call to the number on their website lets us know if there's vacancy for the night.
191  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling jacks and weight limits? on: March 02, 2011, 05:24:42 pm
The front jacks are about the middled of the oil pan, and the back jacks are just behind the fuel tank on my 2011 2350.  I'd be happy to measure to give you a more accurate location if you like.
192  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling jacks and weight limits? on: February 28, 2011, 05:39:59 pm
I had leveling jacks on my previous PC and have them on my current 2350, and I wouldn't be without them.  I've never had a problem with them, and they make set-up quick and extremely easy.  To me, they were worth the cost.
193  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Finding digital tv signals over-the-air on: February 26, 2011, 03:00:21 pm
Yes, it's the wingman--feeble mind couldn't recall the name so I fudged.
194  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Finding digital tv signals over-the-air on: February 26, 2011, 02:43:16 pm
All I do is raise the antenna and run the auto channel search.  However, being in the West most of the time, I'm either on flat land or on a mountain with no obstructions.  I have noticed that I usually find more stations on the Samsung tv up front than on the 19" I installed in the bedroom.  About the only time I rotate the antenna is when reception is fuzzy or pixle freeze occurs.  The digital addition to the antenna on my current PC and on my previous 2007 2700 PC did make a significant difference.
195  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Backup camera temporarily conked out on: February 26, 2011, 02:31:46 pm
My backup camera did the same as your's several times.  Each time it happened, I turned it off then back on after a few seconds and it worked fine.  Since moving the monitor to get it out of the way of the sunshade, I haven't had that problem.  I did notice a "dent" in the wire while I had it out that appeared to have been caused by the mount bracket screw.  I straightened the wire out, gently pushed it back in, crossed my fingers and screwed in the relocated bracket.  I also experienced the floppy mirror problem on my own PC and on another PC that I ferried to a dealer in AZ.  The problem is the set screw that the others have described.  After tightening mine, I dabbed a little white touch up paint on the top of the set screw just to make it "pretty" again.
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