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1471  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric sofa/bed question on: September 25, 2011, 04:59:44 pm
Hello all,

Hoping to get a 2100 without the slide. Am planning a trip to the factory but wonder if any of you have any ideas about bed in this type of unit? Pretty sure all that's offered is a "Jackknife" sofa. Those of you who use air matresses: Do you inflate them nightly???? I'm considering not bothering with opening the sofa at all just sleeping on it in folded position. The Jackknife looks fairly uncomfortable when opened. Any thoughts? Experience? Advice? Or suggestions on any other items for a potential buyer?  ThankYou
Hi "D".
From what I can figure, all new 2012 models have a totally new sofa design unlike all previos years.  No more air bed.  They now use a memory foam split jackknife design.  You could leave half the couch as a couch, and setup the other half as a single bed.  I wonder if that is a great idea or a really bad idea.  With the memory foam and over-all design differences, I hope it is much more comfortable than conventional jacknife sofas.  I suppose it best to take a pillow and a couple blankets with you to the factory and tell the them you want to take a cat nap in one of the finished units outside.  15 minutes with one half open, 15 minutes just laying on the normal sofa..... LOL  I do wonder if that new memory foam sofa would be installed in a 2100 without a slideout.  The factory might be forced to use a 2 piece sofa bed, something special to work in the limited floor space.
1472  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New first-time PC owner on: September 25, 2011, 12:07:22 am
Just to clarify, this is the barrel chair (the green one) that originally came with our our 2007 2350.  Anyone want to buy it  LOL
1473  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New first-time PC owner on: September 24, 2011, 06:39:06 pm
The chair behind the passengers appears to be standard, and we'll simply get whatever they put in there.
Just ask the factory how much more it would cost for the upgrade.  I hope the cost difference encourages you to consider it.

Your first movie night in the motor home and you will either be glad you got the upgrade, or regret you didn't get the upgrade.  The same for a good book on a rainy day.
1474  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New first-time PC owner on: September 23, 2011, 05:08:10 pm
Steve and Heather,

We own a 2007 2350.  They have changed a little in 5 years, the biggest single change being the more recent larger slideout.  Are you getting a slideout?

I don't know what a 2012 has in the way of the seat next to the door.  Ours came with a low back barrel chair.  We since changed it out for a 3rd matching front seat as shown here.  Had we known, we would have ordered it this way to begin with, save money and time.
BTW: We don't have a slideout so our interior looks a bit different with that.

In either of these two positions, we rest our legs on the dinette bench for an ottoman.



A 3rd passenger can travel in full safety and comfort with a nice view out the windshield.


Watching a good movie during inclimate weather can be heavenly.


Off topic here.  In 2007 when we ordered our PC-2350, the factory was offering 20" TVs with an MSRP of $1500.  LCD TVs back then did cost a lot wherever you bought them from.  I ordered our PC without a TV and did my research on the biggest and best TV for the application.  I saved a lot of money and got a larger TV as well.  I then took pictures and emailed them along with all my data to Kermit.  When the next model year PC came out, they offered the exact TV I installed.  I will never know for sure, but I suspect you with 26" Samsung widescreen TVs can thank me for that.
LOL
1475  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: September 22, 2011, 12:19:25 am
I set my charger to the low 4-amp setting and simply do in my garage as shown here when we were camping.  The black/ground terminal is hidden in this picture.  The picture was used in another post to show what I do when I need a quick charge from the generator while boondocking.  But then the orange Black & Decker charger is set to 40 amps, not 4 amps.
1476  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow Vehicle and Insurance on: September 20, 2011, 10:50:17 pm
David,
I do have an umbrella policy exactly as you have advised.  It covers exactly that much beyond what the house, auto, & RV policies provide ThumbsUp to protect my family & posessions.
1477  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow Vehicle and Insurance on: September 20, 2011, 12:30:24 pm
We have Allstate for everything.  Our Grand Prix, Corvette, Ranger, and Liberty are combined in one auto policy.  Our Phoenix Cruiser has it's own Recreational Vehicle policy.

We do not feel a need to mention to Allstate that we tow our Liberty with our Phoenix Cruiser.  I never considered it a requirement to do so since we abide by all laws and regulations with approved equipment.
1478  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: QR Codes on: September 19, 2011, 02:09:26 pm
Aimee,

Thanks for the detailed explaination with many different examples.  That does sound like a great tool for marketing and other data sharing.  How does a person scan the code using their phone?  I assume only certian phones can utilize the data via internet connection.  Is it a software application utilizing the phone's camera?

My phone is a simple one with camera and internet, but I don't text or get on-line with it to control expenditures.  Like everyone else, I pick and choose how my money is spent.  It just has not been a priority for me yet.  Maybe that will change after the last of our kids becomes independant.
1479  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: September 18, 2011, 04:28:05 am
I too store my PC in a heated garage.  I leave everything hooked up, but kill the power to the interior using the power switch by the entry door.  I place a low 4 amp charger every 6 to 8 weeks.  The same for the engine battery.  The cycle time is measured in hours not days.....maybe 4 to 8 hours on the coach.  About an hour on the engine.
1480  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: QR Codes on: September 18, 2011, 04:22:05 am
Aimee --- I think most everyone knows them, or at least will, soon --- most all of the catalogs and even our little newspaper in Queenstown has them.  However, because I, like others, am too cheap to add the data package to my cell, I don't use!!!  Best,  Jack
I never heard of them until this subject posting.  I still don't understand how they are used, and what the advantage is to use them.
1481  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Planning trip to utah, Colorado, and the Grand Canyon on: September 13, 2011, 11:59:15 am
That is one of my favorite destination areas with most time spent in southern Utah.  But I do NOT recommend going during the summer as it is way too hot.  95 degrees is considered a cool day.  105-110 is most common, but as they say....it's a dry heat.  I don't care to feel like a muffin in an oven, browning on the top just before I hit flash-point.  April/May or Sept/Oct is ideal for cooler temps and also benefitial while the kids are still in school.  Families with school children fill up the national park system, campgrounds included.  Foreign tourists take over the region when I recommend to go which confirms when the best time is to go.  It is great to see and talk with them.  They get so excited and want to pick our brain.  There are fewer tourists than families, so there is some relief with crouds.  The only down-side is that the days are shorter which I really don't mind.  It forces us to rest more by calling it a day sooner.  We relax more then watching movies and games of Scrabble after dark.

How much time did you set aside for this trip?  Three weeks is pushing a very hard schedule.  I recommend four weeks, but even more is better yet.  I could write a 100 page planner, but won't.
1482  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: now what's he up to? on: September 13, 2011, 11:54:56 am
If you are discussing this shelf, it is a standard 11.25" pre-finished shelf purchased from Home Depot.
I made a pattern out of cardboard so the shelf follows the contour of the aerodynamic cap and non-perpendicular cabinet wall to the right.

1483  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Keep the sani-con? on: September 13, 2011, 10:30:00 am
Ron that is a nice looking vet you have there. Two questions about your picture. One did you paint the doors to match the vet or buy the vet to match the doors?. Two is what is that black wire looking thing on the side of your house?

David, I use the Rhino hose kit, which comes with end caps that seal the stink in the hose. I moved the bungee cords in the truck about two inches forward at the bottom. I can now lay the Rhino hose on the floor of the trunk. Works for me. I have not been able to find a good place to mount a hose holder under the motorhome like I did on my previous motorhomes.
I never realized the Vette matched the garage doors.   LOL   The Vette came along much later.
The black round wire thing is a garden hose hanger.  The picture was taken in the spring, before the hose came out for the season.

I too have a Rhino hose with end caps, but I did also buy a very nice 5 foot long sewage hose storage tube, designed for the application.  I think it was $60 with shipping included.  I have not yet mounted the tube on my 2007 2350, but I did "quickly" size it up, thinking the best place to mount it is just rear of the 55 gallon fuel tank.  The tube's back mounting bracket would mount to the chassis frame.  The front bracket by the opening would mount to the underside of the sani-con hose storage housing.  That places it's access along with the rest of the poop stuff.  In that position, the tube still seems high enough and forward enough to be protected from any road damage.  Surely no worse than the mascerator pump.

But the storage tube is not mounted, so my mounting thoughts are not confirmed.
1484  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Liquid Tape on: September 12, 2011, 12:00:48 pm
I used silicone grease a few years ago, but this past spring when I wired in a back-up light switch, I noticed most of the grease was replaced with road grime.  My idea did not provide long lasting results.

Billy, Your liquid tape idea sounds much better.   ThumbsUp
1485  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Keep the sani-con? on: September 12, 2011, 11:48:33 am
I can understand why DJM and Tom use the standard method.  But for me, the Sanicon is great for our travels.  I bought a storage tube for our Rhino sewage hose, but have not yet mounted it.  I can see that will be ideal for extended stays with camp side sewage.

The only time I open that 3" cap is after the season has ended.  I bleach & flush both gray and black tanks, then fill to the tippy top with fresh water, I then open the 3" sewer and let the last rush out in a fury.  No solid waste concerns as we don't do solids in the motor home.  We cannot risk smelling anything given the motor home is inside a heated garage, positioned under our bedroom.  Tank cleanliness is critcal under the circumstances.

This picture sort-of shows our situation.  The master bedroom is above the garage.  I need a better picture, especially now that the garage was just repainted bright white.
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