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1501  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches Failing on: January 28, 2013, 11:10:18 pm
When you get back from Mexico, give the factory a call.
I agree, give PC-USA a call.  I asked to purchase a dozen latches after my warranty was expired, but they sent me a dozen complimentary.  We broke 3 male stems in 6 years so far, getting the hang on how to avoid that.  We have not yet broke the mechanical female portion with moving parts.
1502  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Propane Scare on: January 28, 2013, 11:03:14 pm
JoeyD,

I am glad you are being well cared for.  Let us know how it all ends for you.
1503  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: January 27, 2013, 07:40:38 am
Glad you are satisfied with buying the one at the show.

Funny you bring up that comment of mine about my wife, her computer, and her coffee.  It really does make her trip, all set up at the dinette watching the world go by affter we are done chatting up front.

We just got leather dinette cushions which should make her experience better yet.
1504  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Propane Scare on: January 26, 2013, 10:59:55 pm
Boy this sounds serious.  You surely must resolve this to use propane.

Moments ago I just looked at the propane valve on my PC in the garage.  I would get a small adjustable wrench, or better yet, the right sized box wrench, and make sure all fittings are tight, including what is hidden behind the white plastic shield.  The last fitting to check is the one right behind the turn handle itself.  You must have the valve wide open in order to get the wrench on that one.  With all other fittings checked first, this would be the last one.  Opening the valve to check that fitting, your leak might already be resolved.

Once all fittings are checked to be tight, you can safely check for leaks by pouring soap suds over all fittings.  Watch for bubbles.  Dish soap works good for that.

If you do this all, please report back as to your findings.  Hopefully it's a very simple solution that a simple tightening with a wrench resolves.  That is much easier than getting someone else involved.
1505  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: January 26, 2013, 10:36:36 pm
carolp495,

I never read a story like yours before, entertaining and emotional too.  I suppose you could look at it this way.  You've been given a rare opportunity to order the same motorhome, applying what you liked and didn't from the first one, making the second one even better.  Even if it was just simple thngs like a different color selection, adding an awning for the bathroom window, leather versus cloth, wood versus carpet, whatever.

I would make a few "light" changes the second time round with ours.

So.....Welcome back Carol & Vince.
1506  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Heated Water Hose on: January 25, 2013, 10:42:45 am
Yes, PCs are designed for sub-freezing conditions, but I am not sure what the lower limit is.  All fresh water plumbing is inside where it is warm and insulated.  But how cold it can tollerate depends on how well you maintain the warm interior.  Also make sure all your outdoor storge compartment doors are fully latched to provide the best seal against the cold.

Be sure you have bled the water out of your outdoor shower.  This is done by draining the pipes with the shower faucet open.  Then close the shower faucet valves before pressurizing the system again.
1507  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: January 24, 2013, 11:16:47 am
Nice story Holly.  It is hard to explain to outsiders about owning a PC.  They think we are in kahoots with the company, or on drugs or something.  Thanks for sharing.  Well wishes in getting the "right" PC the first time.  We are still on #1 now year #6.
1508  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Heated Water Hose on: January 24, 2013, 10:31:19 am
I wonder if wrapping the hose with generic plumbing heat tape, would be an affordable alternative.  But maybe it would be difficult to manage.  Maybe keeping it straight using wire ties?  Heat tape is sold in all freeze area home improvement centers.

1509  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: January 24, 2013, 10:19:59 am
Welcome aboard wes.  Thank you so much for the offer to help us PC owners.  I am not sure how much help will be needed, given the quality of our units is quite good.  But regardless of that.... thank you for the offering.

I am in contact with a new PC owner on a Yahoo PC forum with a 2008 2350 on a 2007 chassis.  His rig has inverter issues.  He is thinking he has a converter which if so, would be a post delivery modification.  Maybe that fellow will chime in and ask you some questions.
1510  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear valve stem extenders on: January 23, 2013, 08:29:12 am
Our 2007 PC2350 with 17,000 miles, the tire hoses are holding up perfectly, though admittedly all I do is add air.  I have never disturbed any connections since new.  I suspect the first time I touch them, I will have issues.  I learned long ago that tire rotation is not worth it for motor homes.

On other RV forums, people use various varieties of these.  The best kind is not an extender, but a valve that is shaped like this in the first place.


For such extenders, metal valves are required, not the standard rubber valves as cars have.  This because the centrifical force from the weight of the extender will fatique the rubber stem over time.  But I think motor homes all have metal valves to begin with because the PSI rating of rubber stems is not rated high enough for our application.
1511  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on traveling south from Inidana on: January 22, 2013, 12:53:50 pm
Hook up a compressor to the water inlet and let air blow all the water out of all the lines.
Me too.  I use this, bought at Walmart.


The hot water heater manufacturer says to remove the drain plug and drain as much as possible, but there will be half a gallon or so remaining and that is OK.  Not to worry about freezing as there is plenty of room for expansion.  If the manufacturer feels this is acceptable then it must be safe.
The reason for the extra 1/2 gallon of water that cannot be drained is to protect the 110V heating element.  If it is not submerged in water when turned on, it will self destruct.  Owners don't make it a habit to make sure the hot water tank is turned off with the tank drained, when plugging in at home for battery maintenance.

Always make sure your hot water tank in the 110v mode is turned off after draining the hot water tank, just in-case you plug in at home at a later date and have forgotten about it.  If you hear a boiling sound, that is your queue to check that switch.

This is the 110V heating element.
1512  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Proud Owners of 2910T on: January 20, 2013, 08:37:43 pm
Very cool story JoeyD,

When I first laid eyes on a new 2007 2350 at the RV show at the Rosemont Horizon, I had the same words.....this can't be.
1513  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: January 20, 2013, 08:34:01 pm
Welcome frecklestweety,

My condolences in the loss of your husband last spring.

It sounds like you are hard to hold down.  That is awesome.  I think you bought the perfect motorhome for a senior single who brings a friend on occasion.  It sounds like you have some great plans for when the weather warms up.  I don't know for certian, but you might be the first Great Grandma toodling around in a PC.

If you have any issues that surface with your 2551, don't be too quick to get a repair shop involved if you have a little time.  Ask Here First.  Okay?  Give us a day or two to reply.  Quite often, it doesn't take much to make repairs.  Even someone such as yourself could handle with a little care and patience.  But maybe you already know this with your old rig.

Blessings,
Ron Dittmer
1514  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: entertainment center...while driving? on: January 17, 2013, 01:28:44 am
You plug the I-thingy into the other thingy, then plug that thingy into the back of the bigger thingy.  Then turn on the main thingy and Wholla!





It was meant to be funny.
1515  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Satellite TV on: January 16, 2013, 04:03:40 pm
Ugh!  Time-Warner just jumped our monthly cable/phone/internet bill over 26%!    
That's a big increase....Wow.

Up until 2004 we were antenna TV people, and even then our cable service was generic.  After some years of cable, we switched back to antenna TV which demonstrates the impotance of TV for us.  We do enjoy movies so we have a hefty collection.  We try hard to keep each movie purchase under $5, most often around $1 to $3 per movie.  The non blue ray movie duplicates are stored in our PC.

For Internet service, we have U-Verse by AT&T.  It's not the fastest available but works well for home internet.  That is until.....

In an effort to further reduce our monthy services, we switched our house phone to Net-Talk.  It's the same type as Magic Jack.  It costs $30 per year for unlimited phone calls in the USA & Canada, peanuts compared to conventional phone service.  Unfortunately because our internet service is on the slow side, Net-Talk gets quirky.

Because Net-Talk is quirky, when our cell phone contract is up, we will consider getting a different cell phone contract with unlimited phone usage.  Then we will consider dropping the house phone completely.

I HATE monthy bills...period!  I have to accept gas, electric, internet, Visa, and a single phone bill.  There are enough bills that come randomly and bi-annully.  

I could not imagine subscribing to services such as satelite radio unless I lived where there was no antenna radio around.

Funny though, we worked hard to cut down on monthly services so my wife now has us joining a health club with a monthy fee.  At least that one is a great investment in our health & our ballroom dancing.
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