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736  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 13, 2013, 03:03:47 pm
 Good information, thanks. You got a helpful for it.
737  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Petosky Reunion on: September 13, 2013, 07:58:11 am
It sounds like you two had a great time.
Can anyone provide an email address on here in case someone wants to join up? Also include any details about the club and the fees if possible.

P.S. I just went to the home page and found the information under "Links and Contacts". I should of looked before leaping.
738  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Understanding an engineer on: September 13, 2013, 07:52:01 am
 rolling on the floor rolling on the floor rolling on the floor
739  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 11, 2013, 04:29:30 pm
Ok, you guys can keep your teddy bears. No hard feelings here. Heart Shower
740  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 11, 2013, 02:52:08 pm
Ron why do you say this?
"We own a 2007 2350 purchased new back then.  No doubt, the tight bathroom and rear corner double bed are confining.  It does seem that many people find them tolerable until after they explore a larger model like the 2552.  I can understand the 2350 would be especially an issue for people with limited mobility."

What mobility issues? Some of us just don't like climbing over each other to get up in the middle of the night. Or in my case my wife does not like closed spaces. We both gave up our teddy bears many years ago and don't feel the need to "have to always sleep together in the same bed".
741  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 11, 2013, 09:51:09 am
I forgot to mention how much nicer the bigger bathroom is over the 2350. The 2350 toilet was on a rizer that made it too high for my DW to touch the floor. The wardrobe in the bathroom is great.

When looking at an RV always stand in the shower and then think about drying yourself. Then sit on the toilet. Both of you do it. It may seem strange but it works.
742  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 11, 2013, 07:56:53 am
Welcome Randall and Chris,

We have had class A's in the 28, 34 and 35 foot range and class C's in the 26, and 21 foot before getting the PC2350. The PC2350 was followed by the PC2552. I special ordered the PC2350 built on the E450, the same as the 2552. The class A's we had all had the 45 degree turn. I can not tell you what the class C's are, but they are no where near that sharp. That being said the only time I have an issue is when turning and backing into a campsite or my driveway. I have to stop backing and pull forward to adjust. No big deal. Someday I will learn to better aim when backing and turning.

When we bought the 2350, our other choice was the 2551. We were concerned about the corner bed at the  time but my DW said she would sleep on the sofa and I would sleep on the bed. She has a problem in tight spaces and could not sleep locked into the corner bed. We liked the twin bed option but did not like the lack of a chair in the living room. Then the 2552 came out and the first show we went to was all she wrote. A 2552 was on order with only 10 months on the 2350. The 2350 let me park in some places like restaurants and some parking lots that the 2552 does fit as well. We pull a Jeep liberty more often now, but that means I don't have to break camp to go out to dinner or shopping. Happy wife, happy life.

Why don't you go to the factory in Elkhart, In and take a tour. They also sell trade-in, as you can see on this site.

Anymore question, just ask away. The folks on here love to talk about their PCs. Aimee is the only one on here that works for Phoenix and she is the forum Administrator. The others have access to the site but they never seem to be on here. Sometimes I wish they would jump in with some of the technical answers, but they don't.
743  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First Impressions 2552 on: September 10, 2013, 08:43:33 am
We ran into a few issues that I'd like some help with.

My most perplexing problem is an unpleasant vibration at 58 to 61 mph combined with a "growling" like sound that resonates at these speeds only.  My initial thought was out of balance tires although I got the customary shutter of out of balance tires at 70 mph the one or two times I reached that speed.  I took the RV to a tire store and they spun balanced the tires.  The manager said bring the unit back if I wasn't happy because dual tires sometimes take multiple attempts (rotating the individual wheels is sometimes required on dual tire axles).  Honestly, the only reason I knew anything had been done is because my wallet was lighter.  I believe I have ruled out the 58-61 mph vibration/noise as a tire problem and now think it is either the exhaust system or more likely a drive shaft problem.  Any thoughts?

We used a new toaster oven to toast bagels and we set off the smoke detector every time the bagels started to brown.  There was no visible smoke at all.  I may need to disconnect the detector while cooking.  Let me tell you, it's very LOUD.  Others have this problem?

I forgot to turn off the water heater and while running the a/c, water heater and toaster, I blew the circuit breaker on the genset.  It took a while to find the genset circuit breaker (on the side of the genset start panel for those who don't know) and once reset and dropping the load all was well.  Can anyone tell me how many amps the a/c unit pulls on start and how many amps the water heater uses?

Neither of the map lights above the rear view mirror work.  Do these have a fuse somewhere?

The black water tank reads 1/3 full when it is empty.  I will try some methods I read here to fix it although this isn't a big deal.  Does anyone hook up a hose to the sani con panel to flush the tanks with fresh water?  Is this necessary?

The power awning has adjustable knobs on each arm.  The dealer told me to leave both of these loose.  The left arm has a tendency to 'pop' on opening.  Is that right?

Kelli wants to plug in headphones so she can watch (and hear) a movie as we tool down the road.  Is there an output for headphones?

I need the right side mirror to stick out about 3" further.  Can I buy an extension?

We took 4 showers (rinse, lather up, and rinse) and washed dishes for 4 meals and filled up the gray water tank to 3/4 full. I guess filling the tank is completely variable based on the time the water is running.  No real issues here.

Storage in a B+ is at a huge premium.  I think I will buy a 24x60 cargo carrier to hang off the receiver hitch for a grill, chairs, and maybe a few sticks of firewood.  Anybody else doing this and is there a brand you recommend?

Our campsite was crushed gravel and it didn't take long for us to track in a lot of the great outdoors.  Do you carry a small broom or vacuum?

Overall the experience was very nice and we enjoyed our new RV.  Thanks for any replies.  Mark

1. For the vibration, I would check for tire cupping on the front tires and the steering dampener. IMHO balancing the rear dually tires is a waste of money.
2. We went to Wal-mart and bought a $25 dollar kitchen smoke detector and mounted it on the ceiling farther forward, in line with the DVD player. I removed the original one. The Kitchen detector is made to handle the smoke from the stoves and comes with a "silence" button. One push of the button and it turns off for about 10-15 minutes.
3. The a/c uses 21 amps to start and 14-16 while running. I don't know what the water heater uses.
4. The overhead cab lights work off the dimmer switch and the door switch. Open the door and turn the switches by the lights. Rotate the dash light dimmer switch all the way up to turn them on also.
5. Put a good squirt of dawn dish washing soap into the black tank and two bowls of water. Drive around or to where you are going. It will help wash the crud off the sensor. I prefer to use non-formaldehyde chemicals to keep the odor down and the tank clean. I also use the hose sprayers after dumping. I use the sani-con for over night stops and the 3 inch for longer stays. I leave the gray open and dump the black when it gets over 2/3 full.
6. The awning knobs are to hold the awning tight when it is windy. They stop some of the bouncing. Otherwise leave them lose but check them occasionally so they do not fall off going down the road.
7. It is illegal to have the front TV on while driving.  It would be a big distraction to the driver.
8. Cargo carries would be nice if we didn't have the rear trunks. You would need one that swings toward the drivers side in order to be out of the way of the trunk door and the ladder.
9. DYSON DC44 animal stick is what my wife bought and loves. I did not care for the price but it does a great job on the dog hair and sand. We also carry an outside door mat and indoor/outdoor carpet on the first inside step, heard about it on this forum.
744  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Look what followed me home! on: September 09, 2013, 05:23:03 pm
 Lucky you. It looks nice. ThumbsUp
745  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: September 09, 2013, 08:14:01 am
Hi Emily,

    If you want to see a PC, you should email Aimee and tell her what you would like to see and which models you think you prefer. Just go to the members button at the top of any page and look up Aimee, then look at her profile to get the email address. She has a program where she hooks up an owner with someone looking to buy. If you buy, the owner gets a $500 reward for showing you their PC. She can look around and find someone close to you, hopefully. ThumbsUp

I was host to 2Frazzled and now have a new friend. It worked out for both of us. They had a lot of first time owner questions that I was able to help out with, both before and after they got there new 2552. exactly!
746  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Do you use pads with your auto-leveler? on: September 09, 2013, 08:02:44 am
I agree about the lifting the rear wheels off the ground. I have had the motorhome roll when I was setting up one time. The jacks are made to fold so no harm comes to them, but my shorts where another thing.

Also think about the outside door step. The higher you go the bigger the step will be. Now you will need to carry a portable step as well.  Wink
747  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Do you use pads with your auto-leveler? on: September 08, 2013, 08:15:56 am
Many years ago I was going to a FMCA rally at Bowling Green college in Ohio. They had us parking on the gravel parking lot. They asked us to use jack pads to not sink into the gravel. I found (I don't remember where) a cheap set of heavy duty plastic pads that had three foot u-shaped metal handles on them. They worked fine and I did not have to get down on my knees to insert or remove them. I had made a set out of half inch plywood but they did not last before the splinters started attacking me. I think I have only used them twice since then at Myrtle Beach while parking on the sand. I have been there several other times without them and really didn't need them.
If I wanted to make a set, I would put a rope or some type of handle on them so I could remove them without getting on my knees. I have seen several guys using the bright orange leveling pads, but they don't seem to cover much more surface than the jacks own feet. They must help some otherwise why are they using them.
748  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: September 07, 2013, 01:21:45 pm
In the 35 years we have been RVing, we have never been stopped to check for open containers. That being said, I DO NOT drink and drive. I always wait until I get to the campground and all setup. I am way to old to get drunk anymore, the old brain cell are diying fast enough anyway. LOL
749  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 07, 2013, 01:15:58 pm
Sparky most rv factories give tours, you just have to call them to fine out what days and times. Some allow walk-ins for the tours. At the PC factory they took me for a tour and then left me to watch and ask questions. Everyone was very happy to show me what they did and why. I was allowed to take as many pictures as I wanted.

Helpfull clicks are always appreciated.

750  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 07, 2013, 08:31:46 am
When they blow fiberglass each bent makes the wall stronger. If I have done this right, the two attached pictures show the back side of the rear wall and the wooden rear wall that it goes against. Notice on the first picture the upper right side has added wood to mount the medicine cabinet to and the left side is for cutting out the rear window.
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