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1531  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro Chair Questions on: August 15, 2012, 03:48:12 pm
Does the chair come with a seat belt?
1532  Main Forum / General Discussion / Euro Chair Questions on: August 15, 2012, 03:36:50 pm
Someone on another forum asked me about the Euro chair and I didn't have an answer for him.

- Does the Euro chair clamp to the floor or is it free to move around?
- If clamped, is it easily unclamped to move about?
- If clamped to the floor, is it strongly held and safe to be used while in transit?  Does it come with a seat belt?

1533  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacing cutting board with a drawer???? on: August 15, 2012, 02:12:16 pm
Ron, after seeing your post, we went to BB&B and got the basket and got it installed yesterday.  Margie
You are ahead of me there.  I bought my BB&B basket a month or more ago but haven't yet installed it.  But there is no hurry either.  Sadly our rig will stay in the garage for 2012.  Too many set-backs in many areas of life has our vacations and get-away weekends all messed up.  It is one of those years.  Angry
1534  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacing cutting board with a drawer???? on: August 14, 2012, 09:29:10 am

Did you give any more thought to, and discuss the drawers under the stove with the factory?  I always felt they would be better served as open drawers, not drawers behind a cabinet door.  Maybe better yet to have them as wider drawers, combined with the ones to the left.
1535  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Back up lights on: August 13, 2012, 08:05:04 am
Probably not quite what you had in-mind, but I added a "Waterproof Toggle Switch" above the rear license plate to turn on the backup lights.  This so they could be used as a work light when hooking and un-hooking my tow vehicle in the dark.  Their low position lights up the work area perfectly.  I no longer need to hold a flashlight in my mouth.  Smile  The motor home does need the parking lights on for the switch to work.

I did originally consider wiring the switch by the driver like I did with my first motor home, but this was much easier and provided control right when I needed it.

Though there is an internal rubber gasket to prevent water from getting in the switch through the handle, I mounted it upside-down to assure water would never collect inside it.

BTW:  Turning on the head lights of the tow vehicle to light up the wok place, made matters worse.  They just blinded me because they are much higher at eye level.  The PCs backup lights are nice and low, perfectly positioned for the job.

1536  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: August 12, 2012, 10:26:57 am
Darn Ron, mines heated in the summer.   rolling on the floor Cheer
Billy, You just kill me.  Smile
1537  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ride and Handling Improvement on 2006 2400 on: August 12, 2012, 10:20:23 am
I am a bit confused.  What rig do you own?  Your profile on the side says a 2005 2350, but your message here says 2006 2400.  Also, what is the model year of your Ford E350 chassis?

Do you have the whole house Tripp-Lite interter?
1538  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ride and Handling Improvement on 2006 2400 on: August 12, 2012, 08:59:27 am
A straight adjustable sway bar?  Interesting.  What brand did you purchase?

About our TV.  I mounted it to an angle-cut board, then using three 1/4" lag bolts, bolted the assembly from behind to the cabinet.  I later concluded I did not like the TV facing so straight forward, even when considering the angle-cut board.  I increased the "down angle" by adding 5 washers (the kind you use with carriage bolts when building a deck) per lag bolt which tipped it more forward nicely.  Those washers also made a gap in back which increased air flow behind the TV.  The down-angle made it better for the passenger seat viewer when travelling, and also for the 3rd seat which was oiginally a barrel chair.

I had also added a wide homemade metal bracket to anchor the bottom of the TV.  That stabilized the TV perfectly.  It also helped when mounting the TV to the cabinet as there is a resting place while working-in the lag bolts.

During our last long trip, our TV developed more than the usual amount of rattling.  About 3 weeks ago, I dismounted it and brought it in the house.  I removed the back panel to discover the top-dead-center screw tab had broken off the plastic back cover.  I used a lot of 2-part epoxy and hope that won't happen again.

With the back of the TV removed, I went through every place where metal rattled or vibrated.  There is a lot of sheet metal in our TV, from framing to RF shielding.  After tightening all screws, I tapped with my finger-tip.  When I heard a vibration sound, I added adhesive backed rubber pads and such.  In the end, the TV no longer rattles at all.  I tested the TV in the house when finished and all works great, but I have not yet road-tested it.  If I did harm in the end and the TV fails in some way, then it will be time for a new thinner, light weight TV.

Our 2007 model, widescreen 26" TV is the first of it's kind and is quite heavy compared to new TVs.  TVs today seem much more appropriate for the application.  The new thin edge-lit LED TVs use much less power than our TV which is a huge factor with a whole house inverter and no hook-ups.  Considering the power hog that our TV is, I almost wished it would break so I could buy a new low power edge lit LED TV.
1539  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ride and Handling Improvement on 2006 2400 on: August 11, 2012, 10:29:41 am
Awilson (Alan & Dianna),

Thanks for sharing your story.  Many PC owners, whether an original new purchase or a used purchase, have a similar story.  I personally have not yet gone back to the factory for the few minor issues that came up with my 2007 rig.  They were very easy to repair myself.  The factory is also very good about shipping such replacement parts to your house.  The only thing that actually broke on me were a few cabinet door latches.  There was no charge for the replacements.  Documented stories like yours really helps in demonstrating to the "curious" if a PC is worth considering.  Thanks for sharing.

BTW:  It seems the older 2100, 2350 and 2400 are the models that benefit most from the suspension improvements we did.  The older 1999-2007 Ford E350 chassis is one reason, and I think because our 41 gallon fresh water tank sits against the rear wall directly over the rear bumper, (not so with the later 2350 models), has an exceptionally heavy & long rear over-hang in relation to the wheel base.  The 2100 has a 138" wheel base, the 2350 has 158", and the 2400  has 164".  By comparsion, the next longest rig is a 2551 with a long 194" wheel base yet a similar overhang.  It also has the fresh water tank placed much more forward.  I eventually figured out why owners of longer models thought I had a loose screw.  It took some time for me to figure it all out.  I should go back in my old post and update it.

Now you and I can kick back and enjoy our travels without our hearts skipping a beat now and then.  I am glad to read someone new out there is benefiting from that old post of mine.  Thanks for sharing that Alan, and validating my story.
1540  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: August 08, 2012, 04:47:40 pm
Aimee and the rest,

I changed my location to be more specific to where I live, and added two additional lines in my signature.

What do you think?
1541  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric tow hitch on: August 08, 2012, 11:16:43 am
Billy, It is natural to shoot the messenger.

I have a lot of bullet holes in me from my comments from how PC-USA could take a better picture, to fixing a flat tire yourself with it on the vehicle.

Welcome to my world. Cheers

Now watch your "Helpful Rating" drop.

PS:  I won't do that to you as I appreciate your post.
We lack perspective if we have nothing to compare against.
1542  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric tow hitch on: August 08, 2012, 08:05:41 am
The main issue I have with it is the tongue weight goes from 20 pounds with a conventional 4-wheel-down method, to multiple thousands of pounds.  That will throw any class-C into an over weight condition.  I also would be very concerned making a sharp turn in the forward direction,  It seems the tow vehicle is too close to the motor home.  My Jeep Liberty is much farther from my PC's rear bumper than that thing, but when in a very sharp u-turn scenerio, the two vehicles get within inches of eachother.

Very interesting.  Thanks for sharing Billy.
1543  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I think I have a brilliant idea on: August 08, 2012, 07:51:57 am
Aimee, I did run this post deep down a different road.  I appologize for that too.  Hopefully the detour is past.
1544  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I think I have a brilliant idea on: August 07, 2012, 11:35:12 pm
We told her that it was Ron's referral, so hope that he benefits for having to spend all that time with us on the Grand Tour.  His online pictures helped, but the actual hands on visit to his unit was what made us sure.

 ThankYou njheart.  You are my first official.  ThankYou
1545  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I think I have a brilliant idea on: August 07, 2012, 10:52:26 pm
Ron: I don't believe there was ever an "active" gift-referral program over the past 5 years as I have never recieved a gift of any kind from Phoenix-USA, and I have done a lot of referral-became-a-sale for them.

Aimee: For the referral program, either you need to actively tell them before the client comes in and purchases, or the buyer needs to tell them specifically "I am referred by Ron Dittmer"  For them to say "oh I saw a unit while we were camping and I loved it!" is not enough.
Over the years, I have corresponded with many people, some people for hours on end with numerous detailed emails with pictures of my PC and other units to help explain.  Some correspondance yield a sale for the factory.  I never ask anyone to say I referred them.  It would throw "question" as to my intentions.  I figured, if Stuart or someone there would probe the buyer as to how they came about to buying a PC, then it would come out by itself.  But I'll never ask anyone to mention my name as a referral.

Once I asked a buyer to say hi to Stuart for me.  That was all.

I do it for the fun and comradery.  A gift is never the mission.  If it was, I would had dropped off-grid long ago.  But a gift would be nice.  I mean a real gift, not money.  Things for our PC that we wished we had ordered from the start like leather dinette cushions with more dense foam for example.  A mirror next to the stove.  Compass and temperature rear view mirror.  Things like that.
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