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1576  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Auto drain valves on: October 10, 2011, 08:35:35 am
I like Tom's advise to lube the track/slider area and pull manually to make sure it's not stuck.  Also check wiring.
1577  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Forum Tech Issues on: October 06, 2011, 10:39:44 pm

All fixed opperating with IE8 here at home.

So far it's looking great there Aimee.  That-a-girl!
You are really something.  You respond with tech support on the Phoenix forum so much faster with better results than our hot line at work.  Cheer
1578  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Invisible Jumpy Lines on: October 06, 2011, 05:46:56 pm
Then have at it Aimee.  Thanks for the effort.  At least you now understand the "Jumpy".
1579  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Invisible Jumpy Lines on: October 06, 2011, 05:44:13 pm
It must be an IE8 thing alone.  Don't worry Aimee.  I assumed everyone dealt with it but that is not the case.  It's not worth any more effort.

Thanks for looking into it.
1580  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Invisible Jumpy Lines on: October 06, 2011, 03:34:51 pm
I use Internet Explorer 8 both at home and at work.  Home is Vista, work is XP, both with Office 2007.  I don't plan on changing to IE9 anytime soon.  Here at work is a global decision.  At home I syncronize with work as much as possible for consistency.
1581  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Invisible Jumpy Lines on: October 06, 2011, 02:10:51 pm
Hi Aimee,

The “Jumpy Lines” thing started happening I believe since you changed from the green forum environment.  I think it happens only when replying, not when initially posting.  But I am not 100% certain.

I don't know if it is related to how many characters are typed or how many lines or "Enters" are used.  It might be a combination of things.  I suspect it might be related to all the little people expressions we can choose from along the top.

Try this to see if  “jumpy” happens to you.  Reply to this thread.  In the gray text edit window, hold the "Enter" down for 20 seconds or so.  Then start typing.  You should see "jumpy" happening.  With every key stroke the screen scrolls to show what you are typing for a split second, then jumps to the top or near the top of your reply.

We end up typing blind after a while.  Then we proof read by scrolling down.  Any editing, and it immediately reoccurs.  It is consistent.  I can count on it happening after so many lines of text, though the quantity seems to vary from reply to reply.


On this reply that I am typing right now, "jumpy" starts at the "3" and is always there from that point down.

Copy and paste my text into your reply and the same should happen for you.  Maybe this is a "Windows Only" problem.  You work on a Mac, right?
1582  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: power drain - batteries flat after 4 days of sitting on: October 05, 2011, 11:26:15 pm
You have the same model year as we do, so you have the same Tripp-Lite inverter and electrical setup.

What you are experiencing is typical.  You just need to get your charging/inverting electronics setup for the camping style you do.
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1583  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Front TV to Better Location (for me) on: October 05, 2011, 05:13:56 pm
I can offer a little insight regarding the amount of space behind the main TV.

If your hand is not too large, you can squeeze it behind the TV through either of the side cabinets.  There is not a whole lot of hidden space, but if you build a new cabinet front "forward" just enough as not interfere with the opening of the side doors, then you'd have some decent space.

I understand your desire to relocate the TV.  We noticed that uncomfortable TV angle during our first PC with slide out experience at a local RV show.  I recall a few people mounting a smaller TV just to the left of the entry door on the wall.

Here is another idea, mounting the TV on an opposing cabinet door.  You open the door to angle the TV for better viewing.
I do realize the slide out is closed up in this picture, but it demonstrates how watching TV (TV in factory position) while in transit doesn't work out very well.
1584  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar panels on: October 05, 2011, 03:07:50 pm
I got the diagram Lou.  Thanks!

I wonder if the same 2x2 box aluminum studs are used throughout all walls and ceiling.

The wood/foam/plastic floor sandwich has what looks like a nice strong steel box framing as seen on their website slideshow on the making of a PC.

Has everyone here watched and listened to their "construction" slideshow?

Here it is:
1585  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar panels on: October 05, 2011, 12:49:22 pm

Remember the refer vent idea applies only to a unit where the fridge is NOT in a slideout.

Could you email me a copy of that 2350 roof diagram?  I would love to have it for reference.  Any clarity from Phoenix USA on the style/shape of the metal rafters used?
1586  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing with a PC on: October 04, 2011, 05:50:51 pm

Your logic makes perfect sense to me.  Cheers  I like that idea a lot.

The only thing I would suggest is to prepare your PC-2100 for a significant towing condition.  That is to do what we had done to improve the handling of our 2007 E350 PC-2350 motor home with tow vehicle.  A travel trailer will play hard-ball with your PC's rear end and these upgrades will combat that very well.

These either replace existing components, or are added where there is none.  A 2006 E350 chassis will not have any kind of rear stabilizer bar, nor a rear trac bar.  The original Ford shocks, front stabilizer bar, and steering stabilizer are substandard for the extreme condition you are considering.  The upgrades I state below will be real nice to have even when not towing, so it's a 2x benefit.

- heavy duty front and rear stabilizer bars (Roadmaster, Helwig or other equivalent)
- rear trac bar (Henderson or other equivalent)
- E350/E450 motor home specific shock absorbers (specifically Koni or Bilstein)
- heavy duty front steering stabilizer (Safe-T-Plus or other equivalent)
- realign your front wheels (often requiring offset bushings because the alignment can be so far out)

Given the heavy tongue weight of a travel trailer, you might also consider rear air bags, though I have no first-hand experience with them on a PC.
1587  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Auto drain valves on: October 04, 2011, 05:33:28 pm
You are right......But that takes the fun out of it.  Smile
1588  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar panels on: October 04, 2011, 04:55:49 pm
To find the steel rafters, I advise to get a pair of magnets out from an old computer hard drive.  They are extremely strong.  They should be able to find the steel beam easily.  These are examples of computer hard drive magnets.

Ask the PC factory this question:  Is the steel rafter a box beam, an "L" beam or a "T" beam.  If a "T", you won't want to hit the center.  If an "L" or box beam, you will.  Get instruction on how to best locate and screw into a rafter.

About getting the wiring from the roof solar panel down to the inverter where you'll need to make the final connection.  Assuming your fridge is not in a slideout, it has a roof-top propane exhaust vent.  Run the solar panel wires down that chimney.  The wires come out the bottom just inches from the inverter.  The exhaust vent is not going to damage the wires as there is little heat.  The chimney is for propane fumes.

This was told to me by the PC dealer I bought my rig from in 2007 when I was considering large roof top solar panels.  I did eventually decide against the investment.
1589  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Auto drain valves on: October 04, 2011, 03:43:01 pm
On the 2350, both valves are physically close to eachother, and close to the mascerator pump.  Both are heard with equal volume of "eaeaeaear".  If you look underneath the rig when flipping a switch, you can see each valve open and close.
1590  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Planning trip to utah, Colorado, and the Grand Canyon on: October 03, 2011, 05:27:35 pm
Our campsite shown here.......
We would see the canyon light up at night from the river tours.
But the tours didn't get close to our site as we were upstream a little too far to get the full lighting effect.
At night, the tiny little river nats went right through our window screens.  Where are those bats when you need them?
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