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316  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cutting the sink cover. on: February 20, 2011, 11:51:13 am
I cut our sink cover into two pieces and it is one of the best mods we have done, ask my wife.  It adds significant counter space and still allows sink access, you can put the half piece on either side or the front and still have the spout miss.

I called the counter top manufacturer and asked how to cut it.  They said to use a standard carbide tipped blade and cut dry.  Then sand the cut surface with progessively finer sand paper to get the desired glossy finish.  It worked very well and looks like it came that way.

I used a 7" circular saw because I had a thin 1/16" thick blade so that I removed a minimum amount of material, the blades for my table saw are 1/8" thick.  I don't recall the number of teeth (I am on the road right now) but it wasn't one with few teeth made for ripping, it had more teeth for finer wood cuts -- the more teeth the better, less sanding.  Also, there will be a lot of dust, so plan accordingly.

Hope this helps, Bob


Additional info:

I applied 2" masking tape to top and bottom of the cover where the cut would be to minimize any chipping, there was no chipping at all.  I also covered the surface with the masking tape where the circular saw would slide across to keep from scratching the surface.  I clamped a guide to the cover to make the cut straight and clamped the cover to my table saw surface to keep it from moving, had to put spacers under the cover for blade clearance.  It cut easily and quickly.
317  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: February 15, 2011, 12:10:05 am
To register a new vehicle in Calif purchased out of state you have to bring the vehicle to the DMV so they can verify the VIN and underhood smog label.  You also have to have the vehicle smog tested.  They are verifying that the vehicle was built Calif smog compliant.  Seems ridiculous for a new vehicle, but that is bureaucracy at it's best.

Phoenix Cruiser uses Ford chassis that are Calif smog compliant.

Bob
318  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: February 14, 2011, 01:50:28 pm
Bill,

When not on shore power, the red light will go out when you push "store" (disconnect).  When on shore power, the red light stays on when you push "store", however, the batteries are in fact disconnected. 

When on shore power, you can disconnect the batteries to keep from constanly charging and all 12v systems will operate including refer and fridge.  The converter supplies all 12v circuits.

Obviously, when not on shore power you must have the batteries connected.

Bob
319  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Best laid plans on: February 02, 2011, 12:15:52 am
Bill,

Are you in the new rig or are you waiting for it to arrive?  Let us know when you head back west, Chris and I are now in Phoenix area for a while, maybe we can meet and check out the new 3100.

Bob
320  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: January 25, 2011, 07:33:53 pm
Congrats Bill and Sharon,

Is the 3100 available or are you ordering one?

We really enjoyed meeting you both and sharing our PC experience with you.  We moved to Quartzsite today and are near the big tent where I believe you are located; if you look around, you may see us.  Plan to be here a couple more days, there are a lot of vendors we haven't seen yet and we don't want to leave without something more that we don't really need.

Bob
321  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: January 15, 2011, 12:33:53 pm
Thank you....
I'm pondering over putting 2 reclining chairs in the slideout and removing the couch.  The couch is very uncomfortable to sit on.  Can you think of any options or idea that might be available instead of the couch??

The new air-bed sofa that PC started using in 2010 is very comfortable to sit and lay on.  We were looking at a 2009 and the 2010 when we purchased and the difference was amazing.  Since the bed is an inflatable mattress, the cushions are just for sofa use, no compromise.  If you want to stay with a sofa you might be able to change to the new air-bed sofa.

Bob
322  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: January 09, 2011, 08:20:14 pm
Bob M. stated he recalls having roughly 6" betwen his barrel chair and his open tri-fold couch/bed.  Air beds might be tighter.

Hope this is helpful, when we bought our 2010 2551 we compared a 2009 tri-fold couch/bed with a 2010 air bed and found that the air bed was 8 inches shorter.  That is there was 8 inches more room between the end of the bed and the kitchen cabinets.

Bob A

Sorry, now that I think about it, the 8 inches was with the tri-fold and air bed in the sofa position.  I did not check the difference in the bed positions.
323  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Lights on: January 04, 2011, 12:34:39 am
Billy,

They are fluorescent lights, and lots of them!

Bob
324  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rock n Roll and dome TV on: January 04, 2011, 12:32:40 am
Billy,

I thought my 2551 was fine when parked and I just put the stiffer Roadmaster anti-sway bars on and now it is even less motion when parked.  I haven't driven it yet with the new anti-sway bars, too much snow, thank goodness it fits in my garage.  Probably the first test drive will be when we dig it out to head for Quartzite in a few weeks.

Bob
325  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another question on: January 02, 2011, 04:14:25 pm
7, I run lights and brake controls for the toad through the connector.
Bob
326  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower question on: January 01, 2011, 05:49:36 pm
Hi Bill,

The shower pan on our 2010 2551 feels firm even under my 225 pounds, plus I fit comfortably at 6 feet tall, it drains fine.  We love the screen door, works great.

See you in Quartzite, we are still planning to arrive Jan 23 or 24.  Will call you when we get there.

Bob
327  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Quartzsite on: December 21, 2010, 12:29:06 am
I have a 2010 2551/slide.  Not quite in central California.  We are in Graeagle about 1 hour north of Truckee on hwy 89.  My neighbor has a 2007 2700.  If you want to come by you are welcome to check them out.

Bob
328  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moved or Deleted Posts/Topics on: December 18, 2010, 05:07:19 pm
Great post Aimee!  It helps to step back and look at the big picture.   I appreciate the fact that Phoenix Cruiser provides this forum for us to share our experiences and ideas.  You are doing a great job maintaining the forum for a productive and fun experience.  It is obvious how valuable you are when you see how things can get out of control in your absence.

I am the original poster of the offending post, it started as an innocent question but got hijacked along the way towards a different issue.

Keep up the good work, and thanks to PC for the forum,
Bob
329  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: PC Twin Beds ... what a pain on: December 12, 2010, 09:19:44 pm
Also check out bedderbedding.net for custom sheet sets and mattress covers.  Look in the Yacht/Boat section for the mattress sizes in the PC2551.

Bob
330  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Famous last words, "Just Looking" on: December 12, 2010, 09:08:16 pm
My 2010 model with Cherry cabinets is the same as described by Ron.  Someone with the Maple finish once told me that the Maple didn't have the decal vinyl material on the cabinet face frames, not sure about that but worth asking Kermit.
Bob
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