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1636  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Touch-up Paint on: August 19, 2014, 04:16:16 pm
I would call the factory.
1637  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HEAT along the passenger wing wall on: August 19, 2014, 04:15:50 pm
Like many, our 2007 E350 has the passenger side hot floor issue.  I had purchased a kit that wraps the passenger side exhaust manifold but chickened out because I was concerned over the manifold itself.  The kit cost a bit over $100 and didn't look like much for the money spent.  The insulating material would have been held in place using some thin metal wire ties.

I completely lost interest since we have been traveling in places where the temps don't get too high.  You can bet I'll be thinking again during our next hot vacation.
1638  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Protecting exposed plumbing inside cabinet on: August 18, 2014, 04:05:52 pm
Cute!

If you later get more ambitious, you could box in the filler tube to create a shelf above.  Add a tall lip to prevent things from sliding off during braking.

Every PC has little hidden areas that could be utilized for additional storage.
1639  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage on: August 18, 2014, 03:54:19 pm
I know Ron does not even have a ladder on his rig.
I requested the ladder and rack to be included, but disassembled and placed inside our rig, not installed on the rig.  I wasn't sure if I would regret deleting the rack & ladder, so I wanted them on-hand just in-case I later change my mind.  7 years so far, and no real need for them.  The first year we had an incident where I parked our rig in a standard car parking spot and some low hanging tree branches got tangled around the a/c unit.  I was able get out of trouble, but I surely would have used the ladder if it was there.  That was the only time I questioned my decision, quickly learning to be more careful about that hazard.

I seen a number of ladders on other motor homes which never age well.  Dirty & poorly formed caulk blobs around each mounting point was another issue to me.  I also didn't want so many screw holes in the rear wall and roof, dependent on the caulk to seal.

Our rig shown without roof rack & ladder, has a cleaner look to it.


With the ladder, our rig would still fit in our garage, but surely would be in the way of getting around it without opening the garage door.  That was another factor in my decision.
I would give up that space if I could magically change our rig from a 2350 to a 2450.
1640  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida on: August 16, 2014, 07:26:01 am
Ann,

I see you built a platform for the crates, offering some large flat storage areas.  Nice practical touch there.  That has me wondering if you could have had the factory build a low profile cabinet-faced platform to match your couch-bed on the other side.  This way if you ever wanted to travel without the cages, you could toss a cushion/matress there for a second couch-bed.  Is there a reason why it would be a bad idea to have such a platform made taller to create additional storage?

Just the gears turning inside my head.
1641  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Before/After pictures of the entry step and hitch on: August 12, 2014, 12:31:34 pm
I really want to get to sealing the back side of our step.  It starts with buying that chassis saver product.
1642  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery compartment latches on: August 12, 2014, 12:26:21 pm
Yep, you got it figured out and written well.

In my earliest days with our rig, I thought all was well latched, later to learn otherwise.  It requires "attention" to assure it is latched & well secured.  It is not a "Give It No Thought" latching mechanism.
1643  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Floor Mats on: August 10, 2014, 10:11:47 am
We went with the original Ford carpet mats, purchased off ebay at the time, very cheap.  I had figured they would not last, but they did look nice.  That was 7 years ago.  To my surprise they still look new.  Apparently our travels are not to terribly dirty places.  I do like to marathon-drive with my shoes off and the Ford carpet mats helps with comfort.

I do shake & hit the driver's mat out clean on a regular basis.
1644  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New member on: August 10, 2014, 10:06:48 am
Welcome Ben & Bev.  Have fun in your PC adventure.  We really enjoyed our time in determining what was ideal for us, then to place our order.
1645  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2009 owners manaul on: August 10, 2014, 09:51:11 am
Back in 2007, our PC-2350 owners manual was written years prior consisting of some poor quality photo-copies with captions, that covered the entire model line-up.  It covered simple systems not covered by product-specific manuals.  Being our first self contained motor home, I was quite uneasy to have such basic documentation.  I hoped for details that I could read through to familiarize myself before our maiden voyage.  I learned so much from our first weekend trip, never referring to that photo-copy document.

In PC's defense, I think they would need to hire 3, maybe 4 full time staffers for a year to create quality and detailed manuals for each PC model, then one staffer to maintain it thereafter.  Then there would be printing costs and such.  It would be a lot to invest in something that is really not necessary.  And how many manuals of each model would be printed?  Very few.  I personally would not want to see those costs added into the purchase price of the motor home.  As it is today the company controls cost by carrying over their sales brochure.  I once asked Aimee why the brochure does not have color pallets like we see in automotive brochures.  I was surprised what it takes to accurately provide color samples in a brochure.  Cost for that alone is quite high.

The way the company handles owners manuals and sales brochures, makes sense to me.  I'd much rather have a leather interior for example, than an a nice owners manual and sales brochure.  I do think it would be nice if they could update the pictures in the brochure to reflect current day color choices.  Maybe they already do that and I am not paying enough attention.  Keep in mind, Aimee is contracted to maintain the brochure and website.  She does what they pay her to do.  It is not a reflection on her.  It's what PC-USA decides to invest in.

 Cheers to both Aimee and PC-USA
1646  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pin hole in the Sani Con hose on: August 07, 2014, 04:33:24 pm
Thanks for the pics and detailed explanation.  I know your situation better now, and will see if I have simply been "Lucky So Far".
1647  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pin hole in the Sani Con hose on: August 07, 2014, 02:21:23 pm
I have been confused as to the pin hole so many of you deal with.  Is it where the hose comes out from the hose storage compartment?  Or is it located somewhere else?

If located by the pump, could you file down or replace the screw as some have mentioned, cut off the bad part of the hose (the last 2" or whatever) and re-clamp it?

Does anyone have a picture of the sharp screw and the damage it has caused?  I will have to look at ours and see if we too have this "sharp screw" condition.  We have not yet had a hole in our hose and it has been 7 years now.
1648  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage on: August 06, 2014, 02:36:02 pm
Does any hitch box supplier offer a storage box that utilizes a side-by-side tri-hitch like this, ideal for strength and stability.

1649  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida on: August 06, 2014, 01:11:42 am
Very nice.  I look forward to your upcoming post on how your dog crates fit.
1650  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mpg on: August 04, 2014, 09:06:59 am
With our older 2007 PC with a standard windshield rear view mirror, since the mirror was useless for looking behind the rig, I mounted the back-up camera there, and later mounted the Scangauge on top of it as shown.  Now I don't hit my head on the monitor anymore, and it is so much easier to glance at. 
  
The bracket I used to mount the monitor is part number 250-8088 at T&A Service and Supply 800-658-3423  $48 plus shipping.

I am sure you could mount a Scangauge on top of the center mirror in the same manner.

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