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196  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.
197  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.
198  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.
199  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.
200  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.
201  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.
202  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mods to our '04 2350 - Bathroom on: February 25, 2011, 07:28:33 pm
Bill, I built a rectangle box-2 sides, front, bottom-that I attached to the bathroom vallance top with industrial velcro for my wife's "stuff"
203  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Finding digital tv signals over-the-air on: February 25, 2011, 07:22:06 pm
Ron, the tv does not have the "where to point the antenna" feature.  One note to the original poster for this subject, you also have to make sure the tv is set for over the air reception and not cable.  I sometimes forget to change this after I use cable or directv, and my search for stations comes up empty.  We almost always get a load of Mexican, religious and ION stations when we use the antenna.
204  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water Drain valves on 2350 on: February 21, 2011, 10:24:48 am
David, if the by-pass valve you mentioned is the one for the water heater, you have one under the bottom drawer on the 2350 that comes standard on all PCs.
205  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water Drain valves on 2350 on: February 18, 2011, 03:50:07 pm
I've been thinking about making a blow-out from an old hose and misc fittings, so you've saved me some time & frustration--not to mention it will probably work better.  Since we live in an area with a moderate climate (although not this year), I've been wanting to winterize by blowing out the system instead of using rv antifreeze.  I used rv antifreeze last year and this year, and I have to confess an error I made both years.  I did the most obvious things - drained the water heater tank, switched the by-pass valve, ran the antifreeze through the hot & cold water taps/inside & outside shower head/toilet line.  Then when I de-winterized and used the kitchen sink, I got a small shower from the spray nozzle that I failed to even notice when I winterized.  Those of you in colder climates can laugh now.  My check list now has "remove kitchen spray nozzle".  Anyway, I'm off to Walmart...
206  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water Drain valves on 2350 on: February 18, 2011, 10:43:11 am
Thanks for the info, Ron.  When I replaced the overflow line, I did find a piece of plastic in the line.  I'll bet there's more in the drain line that's causing my slow drain problem.  I'm planning on replacing the water pump soon, so I'll check all the lines under the bed. 
207  Main Forum / General Discussion / Water Drain valves on 2350 on: February 17, 2011, 01:59:22 pm
I have 3 water drain valves on the large storage bay/drawer side, and I'm not sure what 2 of them are for.  I do know the back one is for draining the fresh water tank.  The other 2 may be for blowing out the lines for winterizing??  Any thoughts?  Also, the fresh water tank drains very slowly.  I was having problems filling the tank, so I checked the hose under the bed and found it bowed in the middle.  I supported it all along the run and made sure it sloped to the tank, and that corrected that problem.  I also found a kink in the overflow/vent tube just outside the water tank, and the tube was full of mold.  I replaced this tube with a stronger tube and made sure it drained properly.  I thought that might improve the drain flow, too, but it had no affect. 
208  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on 2350 versus 2551 model. on: February 17, 2011, 01:26:59 pm
We traded a 2700 with rear bedroom slide, dinette no slide last year for a 2350 with couch and slide.  We like the slide because we spend more time in the living area and really like the extra space it provides.  We have been on several trips on very rough roads, and have never had a rattle or noise problem with the slide.  The only rattles we have so far are from the grates on the stove which we quiet by putting an oven mitt between the top and the grates.  We haven't missed having the dinette, and (for us) the couch is more versatile.  The table can be positioned in 4 different locations, so we have choices when we want to eat/use the computer/lay out maps/etc.  The rear bed is rather inconvenient to make, and the problem noted by others about one of us getting up is true.  It is a double and not a queen.  We put a memory foam top on ours to make it more comfortable.  We have spent several months at a time in our 2350 with no problems, but we're both small (5'6" & 5'2") and been married 43 years (know when to go outside...).  We plan on going full time next year in this 2350.  We haven't regretted getting the 2350, but you'll need to carefully consider your own wants/needs/desires/expectations/personal situation.  I really like the ease in driving on the back roads and through towns, and parking is seldom a problem.  The comments about getting the captains chair instead of the barrel chair should be seriously considered.  I recently removed the carpet and put in laminate flooring which we really like, but I doubt that would be an economical option from PC.  Bottom line - whichever model you choose, you won't be sorry you chose a PC.  Please let us know what you decide.
209  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: sorry to be such a pain in the a__ on: January 11, 2011, 09:35:06 pm
OOps.  Must have had one of those senior moments.  We do have a light over the sink.  Guess that's why I didn't think it wasn't a problem. Sorry for the misinformation.  We're currently "camping" at Lake Pleasant outside of Phoenix, AZ, and it's a "bitter" 57 degrees outside.  Guess I'll have to turn the heat on.  Sorry to ya'll up north.  We're heading to Cambria, CA for a little coast time.
210  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: sorry to be such a pain in the a__ on: January 08, 2011, 09:42:56 pm
All good questions.  I have the smaller 2350, so the furnace uneven heat is not much a problem.  However, we now use a small electric space heater when hooked up to shore power that keeps us more than warm.  Also have a small fan that keeps us cool in summer.  I haven't noticed an inverter hum on the dvd in my unit.  No light over the sink has not been a problem with the other available lights.  We don't have duel pane windows, and haven't noticed any major reasons to want them.  I wouldn't personally pay the extra expense for the maginal (again in my opinion) benefit.  The shades in front are hard/stiff, but not difficult to extend if you take time.  We use them only for short stays or when I'm too lazy to put the cover over the windshield.  Most of the time, I put the full windshield cover purchased from camping world on.  It's really not that hard to put on, and it provides more thermal and privacy benefits.  It also makes the living area seem larger.  I've heard the new version has a fold down version that provides privacy and one way visual from inside.  The mirror by the stove had to have been added without female input.  My wife hates it, and it limits what can be added in that location (on our previous 2700 PC we put a knife holder in that area).  I plan to take it out "one of these days" (low priority since I'll have to repair/replace the covering behind it).  All in all, your concerns are legimate--but relatively minor considering the quality of the overall product.  Keep asking questions until you're comfortable with your decision.
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