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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Onan generator on: August 15, 2016, 03:36:11 pm
Yep, there should be a door with lever-latches up high and a continuous lip below for attachment.  The door does more than protect from splashing.  It forces "cooling" air through the unit in a specific manner.  Running for extended periods without the door might actually overheat something internal.

HERE is a brand new one on ebay for $80 +$13 for shipping with a "Make An Offer" option.  Offer $70 with $10 for shipping.  Maybe the seller will take your offer.

Here is an Onan with the door installed.  Note the two black upper latches.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Small stains in gel coat on: August 15, 2016, 03:30:00 pm
Great info for many PC owners!  Thanks Bruce for the update.  ThumbsUp
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Closing front curtains on: August 14, 2016, 08:46:49 am
Not sure how to close the curtains and we have brand new... they are so stiff you cannot move them far... I tried.. and then to reclose them in their plastic strap was a big job.
When we first bought our PC 9 years ago, our front windshield curtains were difficult.  But with time, we learned where to push and pull and find the curtains to be of no trouble for many years now.  Just be patient and discover the best way to handle them.  They really are nice, and fairly easy to park & strap them.  For strapping, there is a specific place to park the rod inside the strap.  I have been tempted to remove the pair of push/pull curtain rods for we don't utilize them.  They just come along for the ride.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tourer or Destination Camper? on: August 14, 2016, 08:39:44 am
We are "tourers", but with a week at each major destination, like a national park.  We will tour, with one or two night stops, until we get to each major destination, then spend a week getting to know that location before moving on to the next.
We tour like Polish Prince does, but our stays at national parks usually are 3 to 5 days.  At large national parks like Yellowstone for example, we could burn a few weeks but utilizing more than one campground.  We were at Glacier a few years ago.  The weather was so good for so long, we spent 9 days in just one primitive campground, and 4 more around that.  Sometimes the weather determines how long our stays become.

PCs are great for this type of travel & utilization.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof "Bubble" Disturbing on: August 13, 2016, 01:24:37 pm
I noticed a few small areas where there is an air between fiberglass and underlayment.  It has been that way for 9 years and has never been an issue for us.

It could be that the roof is required to "float" over the underlayment similar to vinyl flooring on kitchen floors.  Maybe if the fiberglass was 100% glued-down, during changes in temperature, it could buckle because the expansion rate of the fiberglass is different than the material under it.  I am trying to second guess this.....not sure, just presenting a possible reason for it.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior Paint on: August 12, 2016, 06:31:16 am
If I really wanted an all-white PC and had some extra money to work with, I would ask the factory to paint the house portion the same white as the van portion, leaving the van itself to retain it's original Ford or Sprinter factory paint job.  As others indicated, a fully painted PC, even plain white is easier to maintain and will look better for a longer period of time than raw white.  But it is very hard to justify painting a PC all white when it comes raw white to begin with.  At that point, you might as well pick one of the full body paint options.

FWIW, we love our full body paint job.....no regrets over that choice we made back in the day.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 12, 2016, 06:24:43 am
Welcome garmp,  Ask us here whatever comes to mind.  Many of us PC owners and forum members are here to serve.  Ron Dittmer
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Closing front curtains on: August 09, 2016, 09:16:00 am
Try closing them even though both halves appear identical.
I just came up from the garage.  I had thought maybe ours had a unique Velco type material using the same on each side but I was wrong, the right/passenger side has the plastic-like hooks.  The left/driver side has the fuzzy.  Sorry about that.

Tom is right.  Do as he suggests and call the factory.  They may offer a new set at a price you are willing to spend.  I would not buy just one side for it may not match the other side being exposed to the sun.  If the price is too high, you could do as Barry Sue suggests and replace the passenger fuzzy with the hooks.  A quick remedy would be to purchase a package of little spring loaded squeeze-to-open plastic clips sold at the dollar store for hair styling.  Another alternative are the metal office supply clips, but they have the potential to leave rust marks in humid environments.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Closing front curtains on: August 08, 2016, 11:05:29 pm
Try closing them even though both halves appear identical.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flip Up Counter issue on: August 08, 2016, 08:35:18 am
Ron, I'm not sure the number of years is a good comparison. We were full time in the Phoenix for over two years, or over 700 days with that counter in use most days. Even while temporarily grounded, we're camping at least 30 days this year. That's a lot of stuff going across that surface. That said, the standard wood very well may have stood up fine, we just like having the other counter material. It seems easier to maintain. At least it did right up until our evil weather melted the glue. We are hopeful we can get it fixed before we roll back out on in full time mode again.
I hear you 2 Frazzled.  I did not realize you full-time in your PC.  I had a typical working family in-mind who use the rig as vacation time permits.  Full-timing amps up the wear and tear by leaps and bounds.  I wouldn't know how the flip-up wooden counter would hold up under those conditions.

It would seem to me, the hardest part of your repair will be to separate the two pieces.  Have you considered my proposal to put it in your oven at home set to the lowest setting?  If trying it, surely keep a very close eye on it.  I really don't see any other way of heating it up evenly to get all the adhesive soft at the same time.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flip Up Counter issue on: August 07, 2016, 10:45:11 pm
We love having the composite type counter on the flip up as we do a lot of cooking and dish washing inside and we would have probably destroyed the wooden one by now.
Our wood flip-up counter is now 9 years old.  My wife does a lot of cooking and me lots of dish washing.  The wood surface is always wet from the time the chef starts to the time the clean-up crew finishes.  I had thought the wood surface would not hold up well at all, but it still could pass as brand new.  As far as placing a hot pot directly on it, we have never done that because we fear the heat could damage it.  So we place a silicone trivet on it first.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Radio install on new 2910 works only w ignition ON on: August 07, 2016, 10:40:41 pm
Dinette table is booth... so table attached under the window with annoying leg in way. We do not have a sofa table...I did not mention, we had some moisture come into the cabinet above the dinette when we were stopped for a couple of days at twin lake fish camp, Baxter , tn. (catfish farm) its nearest camp site to a couple of friends we wanted to see... and storm came and we got a surprise. We are parked indoors now so we have time to figure out whats seeping.. may need silicone at screw holes to seal.. will see what we find. When we catch up on Dr and such.

You think you have an annoying table leg in the way?  I wished we had what you have.  We have the older design of two posts in the middle of the table, not that one on the end of the table.

Regarding water leakage around the slide out, A strong and steady horizontal wind-driven rain will sneak under the slide out awning and find it's way inside.  The seals around the perimeter can hold back only so much direct rain too.  That applies to every slide out from every RV manufacture.

It is also possible that you did not notice any water inside until after you brought in your slide out.  Water can sit on the top and sides, so when you bring it in, some water comes in for the ride.

A strong wind-driven rain is surely an exception to the rule.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Radio install on new 2910 works only w ignition ON on: August 06, 2016, 07:51:26 am
Welcome Aboard from me too!

Could you also elaborate more on the issues you are having with your dinette?  Was it built wrong, or is it simply too small for you?
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flip Up Counter issue on: August 05, 2016, 03:37:08 pm
Can you place it in your oven at home to a very low setting?  Once removed with the adhesive still gooey, stick the two back together and let cool.  Then add a screw in each corner to prevent it from happening again.

I realize the counter-top material is not very thick so you'll need to be extremely careful how deep to drill your pilot holes.  Most drill presses have drill-stops making them the best tool of choice.  
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED light problems on: August 05, 2016, 02:57:59 am
Present your LED light troubles to Phoenix.  They may sell you identical replacement light fixtures at a reasonable price including shipping.  They seem to offer their PC owners many different replacement parts at better prices than we can buy from retailers, Amazon, and Ebay.  Call Phoenix at 574-266-2020.
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