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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check TV Screws on: May 14, 2015, 10:59:49 am
An annual 30 minute inspection with a square tip driver is a good idea for all rigs, new and used.  What is tight one year can get loose another.

We learned that our microwave oven frame screws had come loose.  There was some serious rattling going on back there two years ago of which I was able to identify only with my wife driving and me listening around.  They looked tight but were very loose.  I tightened them and all has been good since.

Don't over-tighten those square-tip wood screws for they will strip.  Then you have more work.

Then there are the entry door screws.....their own issue I outlined HERE some years ago.

Also the B+ front cap had some bad creaking I was able to resolve via the phone doctor Kermit.  That involved adding screws.
17  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Screening on: May 14, 2015, 10:49:05 am
"Code" reasons?  I wonder if the code was revised since 2007, not allowing an emergency window to open any other way.

Talk about "Code", the government should address stabilizer bars, shocks, and steering stabilizers, all should be heavy duty versions for every motor home chassis.  That would be a code of real value for driving safety.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 14, 2015, 08:44:34 am
Our 2350 shower is confining for me, much more so than for my shorter wife.  As a result, I am always disagreeing over her ideas of sticking things on the shower walls for I keep bumping them with my arms, usually to the point that they end up crashing to the floor.  She has had shampoo caddies of various configurations, a plastic mirror, and yes, even a pair of nice towel hooks.  One caddy hooked on to the shower head.  That one stayed up but all it's contents ended up on the shower pan during one of my showers.  I placed that caddie outside where she can see it, before every shower I took thereafter.  That dang thing stays home now, in a has-been box with many other shower item attempts.  I keep it all together as a reminder for her.

Also, given I am the second person to take a shower, I am the one who cleans up.  My wife had a clean-up squeegee hung up in there that I fought for an entire trip.  She insisted it would make clean-up easier.  She just didn't get it that a squeegee can't be used effectively around obstacles.  I wipe down the shower with a wash cloth.  Obstacles make clean-up difficult.  

I am so glad I refuse to drill a hole in the shower wall for I'd be ripping the screws out with some of my elbow jabs.  We will see what this season presents.  Last I looked, we have only a stick-on soap dish of which I am fine with.  It is a constant battle.  I keep trying to get her to simply bring in what she needs and take it out when done, bar of soap excluded.

We hang our wet towels over the shower door bar until dry.

We are so happy to have a real workable bathroom and shower, but we can't equip it like we have at home.  There simply is not enough room for that.  You 2551/2552 big corner shower owners probably can't relate to my dilemma.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check TV Screws on: May 13, 2015, 09:56:55 pm
I agree with Tom.  It appears the assembly process was never completed.
20  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Screening on: May 13, 2015, 09:51:53 pm
Your emergency window does not open for normal air circulation?  Or does it open normal but does not have a screen?
Our emergency exit window opens for normal use so it has a screen.  It is not the current day design.  It slides to the side to open for normal operation, hinged at the top for emergencies.  Call the factory and see if they have a way to meet your request.

Here is our emergency window.


It is the one in the back.  It is hinged at the top.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 13, 2015, 07:01:11 pm
I assume PC-USA still uses 1/8" paper-coated luan board for the wall panels as used in our 2007.  If so, be sure to pre-drill for mounting screws, and it is important to pre-drill to the I.D. of the wood screw thread.  If the hole is too small the board can crumble or shatter.  If drilled too big, the screw strips.  Coarse threaded shallow wood screws are best.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 13, 2015, 06:32:12 pm
I have not had any of the 3M Command Hooks come loose while driving or under any other conditions.  However, the heaviest item would be a big bath towel, so that's not a serious challenge.
Ron, yes you are right, anything sticking out from the bathroom door wouldn't be desirable, in my opinion, because the floorspace in the 2100 bathroom is pretty much a postage stamp to turn around in.  My shower has the majority of the bathroom floorspace, so that's where I put my laundry basket.
Just to make a point here....I am very impressed that you have a dry bath in a rig so short.  Something has to give somewhere.  It isn't much bigger in our 2350.  The saving grace we have is that our toilet is on an inside wall with some blank wall space above it for this towel rack.  The picture demonstrates poor utilization, but we typically have towels rolled up standing vertically.  They stay in place and it works pretty well.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 13, 2015, 04:44:54 pm
You 2100 owners don't have any wall space for a towel bar with exception to the door itself.  But I would think anything sticking out from the door would make it impossible to move around in the bathroom while the door is closed.  That will take some serious creativity.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 13, 2015, 04:38:04 pm
Speaking for the side of the height challenged, I have to add that one of my very most appreciated things about the PC is the "reasonable" (lower) ceiling heights.  It is a thrill to be able to actually reach inside my top cabinets and turn on a ceiling light without a step stool  Heart Shower
My 5'-2" wife would agree with you completely.  Even so, she complains the microwave is too high for her.  That is where I come in for the rescue.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 13, 2015, 04:36:13 pm
if you can deal with the air conditioner(s) and light fixtures, etc. in the ceiling.
And the shower height too.  Anyone over 6 feet tall really needs to take a serious walk-through any PC before putting money down on it.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 13, 2015, 09:24:22 am
Ron
We would prefer the smaller 2552 however at 6'3" I didn't fit in the beds. I know the one can be extended but don't want to lose the pantry. I saw someone modified the unit to make a queen bed. That is interesting.
The other issue is the 6'4" height in the unit. The a/c unit is a head smacker along with some of the other low hanging fruit! Do you have any issues with the inside ceiling?
To be honest with you, at 6'-3" tall without shoes on, I would not consider "Any" PC only because of he ceiling height.  I am 5'11" in my bare feet.  When I have my hiking shoes on, I can feel the hair on top of my head breeze past the a/c unit.

With regards to sleeping, I am good with our 2350 bed.  If I want more head/pillow space, my feet will over-hang the bed, but I kind-of like that.

The longest bed I know of will be model 2351 with the pantry between bed and stove deleted, and make the bed that 14" longer.  Earl at the factory claimed they could do that as an alternate plan on the video he made introducing model 2351.  I would do that for us, just to make it easier for my wife to get in and out from the window side of the bed, and also benefit from a larger outdoor storage compartment.  You can never have enough outdoor storage.


The 2351 with the longer bed, you can still have a pantry and dinette, but you would need to sacrifice the slide out.  That pantry will be between dinette and fridge.  It would look exactly like our 2350 shown here, but a nice size pantry in between.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 12, 2015, 11:47:09 pm
I should also mention that some PC slide outs are wide enough for a couch, but not for a dinette.  The 2552 wider slide out works, but not the lesser 2551 slide out.  The same goes for the 2351 over the 2350.  There are limits to consider.

If you must have a dinette but your otherwise perfect rig has the small slide out, then your other option is to delete that slide out which then the dinette will fit just like it does in our case.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 12, 2015, 04:48:12 pm
Ron and Linda,

We have the dinette and take full advantage of the table and seating being available all the time.  Our first motor home did not have a dinette readily available of which agonized us immensely.  So our PC just had to have one setup all the time, and we "LOVE" it.

We originally ordered our PC dinette with standard foam-&-cloth cushions, but there were "comfort" issues.  I later ordered the vinyl covered memory foam cushions which completely resolved those discomforts.

My wife and I do seem to be in the minority over the matter of the dinette.  So many PC owners are happy without one.  In fact on other forums, people with other brands of motor homes don't want them either.

So there you have it....Ron and Irene are those "Other" people who love their dinette and no slide out.  Smile

Oh yes, One more comment.
We are glad to have gotten the full body paint job.  Though I cannot say how well it would hold up in the elements (we have it garaged all the time) it looks great of which other people are quick to remind us so.

Here is our comfortable 2007 2350 no-slide out dinette in vinyl covered memory foam.  Today the factory uses a better method in holding up the table.  The round tubes are replaced with what I think is a wall-mount and one outside leg, which provides more leg room and easier conversion into a bed.






29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slippery Upper Cabinets on: May 10, 2015, 07:44:59 am
I lined our cabinets with foam drawer liner material as shown.  It stays in place with cut squares of carpet tape in the corners.  The foam liners resist slippage.  The liners also reduce the rattling noise of items inside cabinets.


 I even lined each utensil compartment.  It all helps, primarily with the noise, but also the movement.


As AMW mentioned, many items need to be placed in small tote containers.  My wife found small 9" containers with solid bottom & vertical walls that resemble this, found at a local Dollar Store which make great totes.  Spills are contained, they wipe out easy.  The shape and vertical walls utilize space nicely.
 

In general it's good to keep your cabinets full or the open space blocked with tote containers.  Open space should favor the rear inside each cabinet so when you brake hard, the stuff is already forward.  You'll never accelerate fast enough to throw the stuff rearward.

Heavy duty stabilizer bars and good shock absorbers also help keep everything in place.  A more stable (less earthquake) ride is the reason.

Unfortunately every motor home experience constant earthquakes when in motion, so all effort is only so effective.  That is why it's best not to have open space inside cabinets, and contain the small stuff in tote containers.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552-----These mattresses have to go on: May 08, 2015, 06:08:10 pm
I would like to hear more stories on the 2350 memory foam mattress, comfort, ease of entry/exit, price.
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