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811  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Elkhart - Things To Do on: November 29, 2011, 03:35:32 pm
Eby's Pines Campground is about 15 minutes east of the factory and they are open all year. In the winter they do turn off the water. The water in Elkhart is very very bad as it contains lots of iron.

http://www.ebyspines.com/
812  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 TV on: November 29, 2011, 07:43:25 am
Before you go tearing everything apart, you might want to call the factory and talk to them about which cables do what. To me it looks like you have the roof antenna and the cable going into the back of the wall plate before coming out the front and going to the TV. There is a cable going from the DVD player to the TV. There is a three wire cable (red, white and Yellow) going from the TV to the box then to the DVD player. I have no idea what the yellow is used for but I think the red and white are going into the DVD/amp to give you the surround sound. I found this by looking into the cabinet and not by taking the TV down. Call me lazy if you want, but I would rather ask before leaping. Grin

A call to the factory can tell you what you need to know and they are always ready, willing and able to help us owners. ThumbsUp
813  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 TV on: November 27, 2011, 05:46:13 pm
Look in the cabinets with the glass door. You should see two or three screws on the side by the TV. Remove these screws and the TV will fall out, so be careful.
814  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 21, 2011, 02:18:16 pm
George,

IMHO you can leave your batteries in the motorhome and just use the switch by the door to disconnect the batteries and turning off the inverter behind the drivers seat. No cables to mess with and you don't have to stand out in the cold hooking and unhooking batteries. The most definitive answer to this issue would come from someone calling Kermit at the factory.
815  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 21, 2011, 02:12:59 pm
Ron, I think it can be your blanket statements sometimes can cause a problem. A lot of people on here see your name and think that everything you say applys to them. You and I both know it does sometimes and not other times. Things like "bring your batteries in" only apply if you are in long term storage without running your engine or generator. I have had a seven different motorhomes here in Maryland since 1984, where it can go down to zero at night, and have never taken a battery out of a motorhome yet. I disagree with you about not running the engine. I spent four years working at an RV dealership and we ran all the motorhomes at least every two weeks for about 15 minutes or until they warmed up. During this time you are charging up the batteries. You would be surprised at the amount of water that comes out of the tail pipe after sitting for a few days. Water means rust in the exhaust and the engine. Every generator manufacture recommends running the generator at least once a month for up to one hour. Going to the motorhome once a month or every other week and running or driving it for 20 - 30 miles is not asking to much to keep it in good shape. I bet if you go to your motorhome and start it, you will get water out of the tail pipe. What works for you may not be right for everyone just the same as what I say is not right for everyone. I would not and am not recommend driving it in the winter on salty roads without washing the salt off of it.

I understand that we all have our opinions and we need to make sure that whoever reads this forum understands that and that they need to think about what should apply to them. I hope you take this in a friendly manner and not that I mean any harm to you. Your input has and will continue to be usefull to a lot of people and to me also.
816  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 21, 2011, 01:40:58 pm
cordylm If you think that Stuart and Kermit are great and they are, wait until you talk to Carol and Bobby and Doug and everyone else in the factory. If you need a part or information about getting a special thing, call Carol, she is great to work with.
817  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 21, 2011, 07:05:22 am
Why do you remove the house battery? You leave the engine battery in and remove the house battery? I have been to West Yellowstone, Mt where it went below minus 30 degrees and never had any problems with a battery. Do you think the everyone that lives in that kind of cold brings there batteries in at night? Yes you can read on the internet to remove the batteries but this is a case of you have to think for yourself. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Ron is one of the guys telling you to bring them in, yet he keeps his motorhome in a heated garage. I bet in the winter when he goes to work and parks outside he leaves the battery in his car.

Read the stuff here and make up your own mind as to what applys to you.
818  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Flushing The stinky tank on: November 18, 2011, 06:57:00 am
very nicely done.  ThumbsUp

I took my mod off the old PC and returned it to factory specs before trading it in. The first change I made to the new PC was to put the mod on it. One night on the road trying to get all the water out of the hose was enough for me. Grin
819  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding hooks to rear storage on: November 16, 2011, 06:08:34 pm
There is a 4" high by 12" long by 1" thick backer board behind where the hooks are installed. I was just at the factory and asked this same question because I added a hook on my old PC. I did not hit anything with that hook. Bobby and I went looking at how the rear end cap is make and mounted. I want to put a hook in the new PC but have not figured out how just yet.
820  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 11, 2011, 08:43:05 am
Welcome Cordylm,

You will love the PC. We will be at the factory on Monday morning 11/14/11 to trade in our 2350 for a new 2552. Maybe we will see each other. I notice we come from neighboring states.
821  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: infrared heaters on: November 07, 2011, 12:58:24 pm
we have a park model trailer we are not in but want to keep the place at a reasonable temp. been looking at infrared heaters, they say the use little electric. any one use something like this?

Infrared heaters only heat you not the air. If you are looking to keep things, like water, from freezing, they do not work. We use a small cube heater set on the lowest setting to keep the pipes from freezing. It doesn't seem to add much to the electric bill that I can tell.
822  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 03, 2011, 03:18:49 pm
Back in the 90's we had a Chinook motorhome. It had a dinette on one side and a jack knife sofa on the other. When you put them down they made a bed that went from side to side, much like this layout. It turned out to be hard to get into bed and even harder for the person in the front to get to the bathroom. After awhile I stopped opening the sofa and just slept on the seat. It was good practice for when I got in the dog house at home.  rolling on the floor  I don't think I would get any layout that stopped us from walking back to the bathroom at night. As we get older we tend to use the bathroom more in the middle of the night. Just my thinking but not right for everyone.
823  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride? on: November 03, 2011, 03:09:12 pm
Thanks George, I will talk to Kermit when I pick up the new PC. Getting closer to that day and I can hardly wait.
824  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 03, 2011, 08:11:37 am
"If only PC made a 2350 on a Ford E350 diesel chassis..."

I don't think that Ford makes an E350 with a diesel in it. It would be very noisy in the cab. Their Pickups with the diesel are some what noisy.

SA, We live in western Howard county, not that far from you, i bet. If you are interested in seeing my 2350 before I trade it in at the end of next week or just want to talk about PCs, sent me a private message with a phone number I can reach you at.
825  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride? on: November 02, 2011, 08:24:50 am
Seems a mystery to me that a company like PC wouldn't go ahead and put Bilstein's or Koni shocks on their units right out of the factory.   Seems like something many folks do anyway.
I always thought that PC-USA should offer a "Handling Package" option on the E-Series to include the following.
- heavy duty front and rear stabilizer bars
- Bilstein or Koni-RV shocks
- rear trac bar
- heavy duty front steering stabilizer
- front wheel alignment

Our 2007 2350 on a 2007 E350 chassis drove like a drunken sailor until after these upgrades.  Now it resembles the handling of an SUV.  With 1000 pounds of chassis weight margin when loaded on trips, the quality of the ride is quite comfortable.

I believe that Phoenix does what it does because everyone thinks what they need and/or want is different, so they don't do anything and let the customer do it themselves. This is the reason they do not install towel bars and toilet paper holder but wait for the customer to bring their own and tell them where they want them installed.

Ron put everything on his in one big step and is happy with what he did. I don't agree with his way of doing it. I upgraded my 2350 from the E350 to the E450 when it was built.  I then put Bilstein shocks on, had an alignment done and drove it for awhile. I put the Roadmaster rear anti-sway bar on and could hardly tell any difference. If I was to keep this unit, I would not add anything more. I my new PC 2552, I plan on driving it the 600 plus miles home from the factory to check out the ride and handling. Then I will probly order Bilstein shocks and an alignment. Then I will see what happens before adding anything else.

One of the fun things about owning a PC is making mods  during the build and afterwards on our own. Then coming on here and talking about them.

Back in 1989 I owned a Pace Arrow class A that had the Mor-ride on it. The ride was pretty good. Yesterday I called the Mor-ride folks and talked to them. Since they are located in Elkhart and I am picking up my new PC in Elkhart I was thinking I could have them install it right after I got it. The price of $795 plus tax plus 6-7 hours labor at $79 an hour seems a little high not knowing how this new unit is going to ride. I will put this off for now.
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