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736  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Still here on: May 22, 2012, 05:48:50 pm
If you poop down a small hole like in the bottom of the toilet and let it just sit there it will get hard. Then if you do it again and again, it starts to build up into a cone shape. Once the cone reaches up to the bottom of the hole and plugs the hole you are in deep trouble. If you keep water in the bottom of the tank the poop will float around and out of the way of the next load. Some people put ice in the tank and drive around to break up any poop stuck to the bottom of the tank. When I worked at the RV dealer, the new tech in the shop always got the job of removing this cone when a customer showed up with a plugged toilet. He had to take a long pole to chip away at the cone while trying to get water on it to dissolve it. The cost to the customer was about $75 an hour and it could take two or three hours.  exactly!

Ron, since we always dump before heading home and keep water in the bottom of the bowl, we do not need to worry about gas build up. Does the 2007 PC have the clean out spray for the tanks like the current models?
737  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Still here on: May 22, 2012, 10:04:19 am
while looking on different sites and reading different forums I have seen people saying that the more water you have in the black tank, the better it is to drain.
What I haven't seen though is how much water to have in there, I can't see having a 23-35 gal. cap. and having most of that with just water, how much do you guys use and what do you use to brake down the ...............well crap.
Boy this tread is sure jumping around to many different subjects. In regards to the amount of water in the black tank, everything I have read/heard is that it is best to be 3/4 full before dumping. When out for extended time I try to follow this rule, but for weekend trips I dump just before heading home. With the new flushout connections, I also flush both tanks. I always leave about a bowl full of water in the black tank. The one thing you do not want is the "dreaded cone" forming under the bowl in the black tank. The water moving around the bottom of the tank as I travel helps to insure a clean tank.

As for the chemicals, I use a good name brand "GREEN" chemical, no formaldehyde. Odorless is one of the top brands and it helps to control the oder also.
738  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Proof That My Wife Is Right on: May 15, 2012, 05:46:53 pm
You are Lucky that Aimee made the post counter four digits otherwise you would be back to zero and have to start all over again.  rolling on the floor rolling on the floor rolling on the floor

I am not even half the poster that you are. Go man go.
739  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Coach step on: May 15, 2012, 03:20:18 pm
I did a search and didn't see anything on this.  Is there a way to manually extend the step from the coach?  Took the PC out for a drive just to check it out before a short trip this weekend, and when we returned, the step would no longer extend.  The light comes on, just no step movement.  It looks to me as if the step motor is between the retracted step and the under-chassis, so I can't get to it to check it out.

Any thoughts or do I need to take it in somewhere to let more professional eyes take a look at it?

TIA - George
You said the light comes on, therefore I would think that you have power to the step. Fuse probly not the problem. I suggest you call Phoenix before they close for the day.
740  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Veterans on: May 15, 2012, 07:06:07 am
USNR 1962-1968 Active duty 1963-1965 Pensacola 6 months then Guam. CT2
Oh yea, I was born into the US Navy. My dad was a navy chief, so I was a navy brat until I joined the USNR between my 11th and 12th grade. Grin
741  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 weighted on: May 14, 2012, 10:49:31 am
OK I found the load charts on the Michelin web site and looked up what they say for my weight divided by 2 to get each tire. Based on that I should put 65 PSI in both front and rear. I then called Michelin and talked to them. They want each wheel weighted by it self because there could be a big difference between each side based on the layout of the motorhome. So they say to put what ever the door sticker says in each tire. My door sticker for both Ford and Phoenix says 75 front and 80 rear.
742  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2552 weighted on: May 14, 2012, 09:45:10 am
Was on a four day trip this past weekend and on the way out I stopped at a truck stop that had a Cat scale. So I got the PC weighted. I had 3/4 tank of fresh water, and LPG, both black and gray tanks were empty, Myself at 240 lbs, my wife, she would say her weight but she is 5'7'' and just slightly over weight and our 120 lb German Shepherd dog in the motorhome while being weighted.

The results are:
              Door sticker       Cat scale      difference
Steer axle    5000                4640            360
Drive axle    9600                 8140          1460
Gross        14,500              12,780         1720

How I need to call Michelin and find out what PSI to set the tires at. My guess is what it says on the door sticker.
Just thought some of you might like to know.   
743  Main Forum / Polls / Re: dumb idea on: May 14, 2012, 09:26:43 am
I think only MB snobs would do something like that.  rolling on the floor Not for me, sorry.
744  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: hwh leveling system question on: May 14, 2012, 09:22:27 am
    I turn on the control panel and look for the yellow lights, which tells me what is low. I hit the up arrow on the opposite side until I feel the jacks come down, then I let go of the arrow. I then push and hold the up arrow by the yellow light until the light goes out. Then I get out and make sure all the jacks are down. I hit the up arrow for any of the jacks not on the ground. The reason I hit the up arrow opposite the lights first is that in the past I have raised the front so high that the rear jacks would hit the ground before they are vertical. This way they are vertical before I raise the front, or what ever I am doing.
745  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: furnace question on: May 13, 2012, 06:37:26 pm
David, I just went out to the  PC and what you are trying to do is exactly what I did and mine worked correctly. I have to agree with there must be a set of wires switched. Try each option and see what happens. Then call the factory on Monday. I don't think that the lack of LPG would cause it to switch to the A/C heat strip, but I could be wrong.
746  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Rear Storage on: May 13, 2012, 06:28:23 pm
ruff dimensions
    When I had a 2350 I could lay my chairs down on the shelf, now with the twin beds I can not. My chairs when folded are 18" x 18", so I figure the cabinet was 18" deep on the shelf. The opening is 35" wide and from the top of the shelf to the top of the opening is 14". There is a couple of inches above that if I recall.
   The drawer is 14" high and 34 1/2" wide and 21" deep (front to back). From the bottom of the drawer to the top of the opening is 29 1/2" high.

    These are ruff dimensions based on my failing memory and my 2552. The big difference should be because of the full bed in the 2350 and the twins in the 2552.
Hope this is of some help to you.
747  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Added side turn signal on: May 13, 2012, 03:10:47 pm
That is about what I paid for the mirrors on my 2010 2350 PC with the short arms, no turn signals. I got them throught Phoenix's Carol, who also had them painted and shipped to me.
748  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Added side turn signal on: May 12, 2012, 12:55:05 pm
Bob that is a really cool mod. Between your mod and Billys rear light the only thing left would be LED daytime running lights. My new 2012 has side lights under the outside mirrors so I can only do two of the three.
749  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Trip to Elkhart on: May 10, 2012, 09:07:11 pm
Why not have the factory do it? They can use the same flooring as the rest of the PC. Just need to call them and ask.
750  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Trip to Elkhart on: May 10, 2012, 07:52:35 am
Hi Paul and Marilyn,

    It looks like you made some great choices. The outside shades that Armada sells are great. We never use our old white covers since we got her shades. The Duo shades are also a great improvement over the day/night shade and the v-blinds.

    Looking at the pictures of the current 2100, they show small door where Ron is talking about having one put, I guess it is what he is talking about.

    One thing I have seen in the pass on other companies 21 ft motorhomes that you might want to consider is a folding floor over the entrance step. The floor folds up against the refer wall when not being used and down in the step well when cooking. A short rope tied to the side by the stove and draped over a hook on the cabinet allows you to pull the step up after use. A latch on the refer wall would hold the floor in place when traveling. Just something I have seen in the pass and thought it would help when cooking and not falling out the door.  Grin

    We are on our second PC and know how hard it is to wait for that phone call from Stuart telling you it is ready, but that day will come. On both of our PCs I went back to the factory during construction to see it, and ended up making some minor changes. Besides it is fun to see it being built and taking pictures to show our family and friends. It won't be long before you are changing your profile to "Own PC: YES". ThumbsUp
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