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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Life changes on: September 22, 2016, 07:53:54 pm
Ron G.

Thank you for your contributions to this forum.  I will surely miss your posts and replies.  I hope that Papa sized rig will fit your needs for many years and provide you only with safely driven enjoyable miles.


Ron Dittmer
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: September 22, 2016, 03:50:11 pm
Added #35) Resolved Loosening & Rattling Of Microwave Oven
3  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Solved Chronic Microwave Oven Loosening Then Rattling on: September 22, 2016, 03:43:25 pm
After nine years, I think I resolved the loosening and then rattling of the microwave oven, thanks to this idea from my cousin Richard.

I removed the six screws around the perimeter and pulled out the microwave oven.

I drilled the top two and middle two holes in the cabinet bigger to accept spiked "T" nuts, the kind often used in furniture, and used threaded screws and lock washers to replace the four wood screws.  I replaced the bottom two wood screws with other wood screws that cosmetically match the upper four.  All hardware used as shown.

Here is one spiked "T" nut pressed into the enlarged hole from the inside of the cabinet.  The hole in the "T" nut is threaded.

I added thick felt pads on the plastic rear feet and thin felt pads on the front rubber feet as not to change the height in front.

I reinstalled the microwave and was then able to tighten down hard the top 4 screws, much tighter than before when they were wood screws.  The bottom two screws had to remain wood screws because there was no means to insert the "T" nuts.

Hopefully the rattling is over for good.  Previously, I had to occasionally tighten up the six wood screws which helped for a while but they would loosened up again and then came the rattling.  I just could not tighten them enough without stripping them.

Thanks Richard!
4  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: New England Fall Colors & Shores on: September 22, 2016, 12:05:20 am
Hi Jim,

We do have an Illinois IPASS for our PC and Jeep Liberty and plane to utilize them in other states that accept IPASS.  According to the Illinois IPASS website, Indiana and 15 other states with E-ZPASS accepts IPASS.  I searched E-ZPASS and found it is used in the following 16 states, and also in Ontario Canada.  At a glance, most states we will travel through accepts our IPASS.

Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia Canada: Ontario
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermostat replacement on: September 21, 2016, 12:42:13 pm
Hi Rosy,

I don't know what thermostat is in your 2004, but the manual thermostat in our 2007 2350 is pictured HERE and we like it a lot.  It is simple, straight forward, and not reliant on a battery nor a pair of reading glasses.  Given it's placement over our bed, I can adjust the temp in the middle of the night just by "feel", in total darkness, while half asleep, perfect! Smile

At home we switched from the old round manual Honeywell thermostat to a digital one.  I'd pitch that digital thing in a heart beat except then I'll need to patch & repaint the wall.  It will be swapped back as part of the next paint job.  The problem we struggle with our digital one at home is that it is hard to re-program the default temp.

Sorry for not addressing your question, but I figured it would be okay to provide our experience with the manual one.

6  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: New England Fall Colors & Shores on: September 21, 2016, 12:46:25 am
I wonder if everyone I want to meet at the factory are at the Hershey RV show.
7  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: New England Fall Colors & Shores on: September 21, 2016, 12:43:33 am
Thankyou Buffalo Rose for that.

A question to all from my wife lrene asking about whale watching.  Any chance for that at a particular coastal area during that time period?
8  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: New England Fall Colors & Shores on: September 20, 2016, 05:47:24 pm
Pax/Mike, I had been on those two websites before to get educated.  Good to know I am researching in the right places.  Good to know there is an adequate amount of primitive camping which is our camping style anyway.  I will check out Allstays.  As far as low clearance bridges and such is concerned, I was under the impression they get as low as 10"-4".  Our PC has a 9'-10" height when empty, even less when loaded up on a trip.  I will review that website you gave me on vehicle height clearances.  Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Gail Staton, Thank you for your well wishes.  We'll be taking pics and vids as always.  I'll make it a point to share some when we get back.

Tall Guy Gary, We have three weeks to work with, not two.  If we find we have a week extra to utilize, I will consider your input on Nova Scotia.  When searching the web, the White Mountains area keeps coming up.  We'll be sure to spend some time in that area.  In Acadia, one way or the other, we will be spending time there.  If not camped inside the park, then nearby.  I assume that plan will work as long as we avoid the three day holiday weekend 10/8-10/10.  Thank You for your input.

JOHN, It has been on my mind to stop by the PC factory.  The last time we were there was in June 2007.  It would be real nice to meet Kermit, Earl, Kyle and the gang there in-person.  The fellow John who showed us around over nine years ago had left during the big recession.  We'll be passing through in both directions on week days during this trip, days when they are open, so it looks very promising.  Yes, please watch for us.  We'll have our eyes open for other PC family on this always as in past trips.

Please keep the input coming!
9  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / New England Fall Colors & Shores on: September 20, 2016, 10:12:16 am
Hi All,

We are leaving soon on our first visit ever to New England.  We will surely visit Acadia NP, maybe Nova Scotia if time permits.  I wonder if we will arrive too soon for the fall colors of Vermont & New Hampshire given our time there will be 9/26-10/12.

I've read through member posts on the subject.  Thank you all for that.  Since we own a tow vehicle, it seems better to bring it along rather than to leave it home.  We assume the weather can get cold so we'll bring our warm hooded jackets with removable thermal liners, gloves etc.  We'll also carry a couple of large umbrellas.

As far as camping accommodations is concerned, as usual we will "wing" it without reservations for we never know where & when we will be in any one place.  Given the time of year, will this be an issue?  Will Acadia NP, state parks, and other primitive public land camp grounds be filled?  If so, can we rely on private RV parks?  Or is the color tour season inundated with people just like us?  I expect Columbus Day weekend 10/8-10/10 will surely be a crowded time.

I looked on-line for a color tour route and found THIS loop route.  If we follow it, will we get the best of fall colors in New England?

As far as shores go, other than Acadia National Park, I'd love some input on that too.

I do wonder if Nova Scotia is worth the trip.  Maybe it's best to focus on New England.

All input is welcomed.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "After market" HWH Levelers on: September 19, 2016, 11:38:16 pm
Two Hams In A Can, Jeff and Suzanne,

Did you see THIS 2006 PC-2400 for sale in Iowa by an RV sales & service center?  I believe it has only one house battery and no whole house inverter.  If you can do without them, make a low-ball offer and see what happens.  It is the close of the RV season and so they might let it go cheap.  Use the single battery and no inverter as your reason for your low offer.  How low an offer you ask?  I'd offer $32k over the phone and see what happens.

If you wonder, I don't believe there is any way to retrofit a second battery and inverter without extensive modification, likely not worth doing.  You'd be much better off buying a PC with them included.  I think they were added mid year 2006 so some 2006s have them, some don't.

I live about an hour from you, not too far off your path to Iowa.  Stop by to examine a 2007, a year newer with two batteries and inverter,  no-slide 2350 if you want.
11  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: September 19, 2016, 08:50:42 am
What, no pictures. Please post some. Wink
Good morning Tom!

I keep adding them to the end of the original post to keep it all in one place.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New King Bed for 2552 on: September 19, 2016, 06:18:17 am

Thanks for that information.  I figure the spare tire was deleted for reasons of weight ratio.  I only wished they kept the spare tire compartment in some fashion, maybe style it differently so it looks like a regular storage compartment where you could mount a spare tire inside, or use to store your zero gravity chairs.  Keep it an ever flexible decision for the owner, even after taking delivery.

Our 2350 weight ratio is worse only to a 2100.  Our older 2007 model has the 41 gallon water tank sitting up against the rear wall over the rear bumper.  Between that and the spare tire, they introduce the slight rear end sag and significant handling issues.  Though our handling issues got addressed via other means, the weight ratio remains poor.  On trips, the weight on our rear axle is near the limit, but the front axle has so much margin.

I wonder how our rig would look and handle without carrying fresh water & spare tire.  That would make for an interesting experiment on a weekend get-away.

As to your other comment,  Cheers to Kyle, Earl, wife, and daughter Aimee who created the PC website and manages this forum.  While I am at it, Cheers  to Kermit and all the rest of the PC family.  Cheers
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cablw TV doesn't work on: September 19, 2016, 06:03:57 am
Awesome that the PC family found your resolution.  The people here are great.

Even us seasoned PC owners sometimes forget the simple things like that.  It was a good reminder for me.  The last time my wife and I utilized CATV has to be about 6 years ago.  Like yourself, we might be away during the first debate and will want to watch it too.
14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: September 18, 2016, 09:59:09 pm
Added #34 Shallow Shelf In Bathroom Under Medicine Cabinet For Toothbrushes Toothpaste And More

The hooks are brass to match the rest of the interior.  The brushed stainless faucet will always mismatch everything else.  I had thought about painting it.

I really only wanted the two hooks to the right.  The left-most hook is using the hole leftover from the door knob from when the wood was a door.  Maybe my wife Irene will find a purpose for that left hook, like hooking her rings on during her shower and at night.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Arrive at destination and toad battery is dead on: September 18, 2016, 09:30:27 pm
Hi Bill,

We have the same condition with our tow vehicle, a Jeep Liberty.  When we stop for the night while remaining all hooked up like at a Walmart for example, I have to unplug the umbilical cord as well.  If I don't, the battery in the Jeep powers up something in the PC that I can't recall now.  I seem to recall it is related to the back-up camera and the tow brake system, but not sure.  I'll have to make note of it the next time we tow.
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