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1636  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Holding Tanks on: August 02, 2012, 08:16:23 am
This is a copy of my reply on another post that applies to your question.

We too have a 2350 with the gray tank being the smaller 23 gallon one.  Given we almost exclusively dry camp, the gray tank always fills long before we run out of fresh water.  To buy time, (per Phoenix USA instruction) I flood the gray water into the black tank by first opening the gray tank valve, then the black tank valve, wait for the gurggling sounds to quiet down, then close the black valve, and finally the gray valve.  I usually do this once between every fresh water fill-up, so it is done very frequently during trips.  If getting very close to empty with the fresh water tank, sometimes I have to do it twice before dumping.  It is no big deal.  Only an inconvenience.

Given we don't do #2 in the bathroom, without fecal matter to be concerned about, I am tempted to keep both valves open all the time, but worry that if sewage ever did back up into the shower pan for any reason, it would be contaminated with urine.  It does seem a remote possibility which has me tempted.  Also, I think some rigs of other brand motor homes, have the shower pan dumping into the black tank.
1637  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Gray water by-pass? on: August 02, 2012, 08:12:02 am
We too have a 2350 with the gray tank being the smaller 23 gallon one.  Given we almost exclusively dry camp, the gray tank always fills long before we run out of fresh water.  To buy time, (per Phoenix USA instruction) I flood the gray water into the black tank by first opening the gray tank valve, then the black tank valve, wait for the gurggling sounds to quiet down, then close the black valve, and finally the gray valve.  I usually do this once between every fresh water fill-up, so it is done very frequently during trips.  If getting very close to empty with the fresh water tank, sometimes I have to do it twice before dumping.  It is no big deal.  Only an inconvenience.

Given we don't do #2 in the bathroom, without fecal matter to be concerned about, I am tempted to keep both valves open all the time, but worry that if sewage ever did back up into the shower pan for any reason, it would be contaminated with urine.  It does seem a remote possibility which has me tempted.  Also, I think some rigs of other brand motor homes, have the shower pan dumping into the black tank.
1638  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: On-Vehicle Tire Repair on: July 31, 2012, 09:44:25 am
Using the dash receptacle the first time burned up the socket and blew the fuse
The kit I mentioned in the beginning of this thread, the pump has those alligator clips, a long cord, and a long coiled air hose, apparently having that in-mind.  Between the battery up front and the pair of batteries in-back, there is power close by as well.
1639  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: July 30, 2012, 10:08:42 pm
The bathroom in the 2350 is also very small.  My wife is 5 fee 4 and always said about that bathroom" there is not enough room to change your mind in there."
That is a very interesting way of putting it, and you make your point well.  Our 2350 bath's floor space isn't much to speak of.  Not in the shower and not out of the shower.  You have to pay close attention when turing around in it.  No fast movements or you'll hit something with a body part of one sort or another.

njheart and sister live 40 minutes from our house so they are coming to see our unit this week before their visit to PC-USA because the factory might not have a 2350 with or without a slideout to see.  They can determine for themselves if what we have is worth consideration along with seeing new units in Elkhardt.
1640  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking for an RV site in the Chicago area. on: July 30, 2012, 04:15:43 pm
10 minutes from downtown is great.  The best I could have helped with was 2 hours taking trains and cabs....not pretty.
1641  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: July 29, 2012, 02:37:10 pm
glenncc,

You took oh so many words right out of my mouth, including your last comment.

Adding that for me personally and I think my wife would agree, I would have loved more room if we used our PC differently.  But it is just the two of us.  We don't stay for more than 4 nights in any one place as we "tour", not "plant".  Our time is typically spent out and about, sight-seeing and being adventurous with the tow vehicle and doing all day hiking.  In our on-the-move trip style, we sometimes park overnight in places where opening a slideout would be inappropriate or even unsafe.  You wouldn't want an adjacent vehicle hitting it.

If we were snow birds with extended stays like our uncle does down in Florida during the winter, living in the rig for a season at a time, any kind of extra room would surely be welcomed, from a longer model, to having that really nice corner shower many of you enjoy, and also a slide out or two.

njheart,  Read my private message to you.  I hope you and your sister are close enough to examine our rig.

Ron
1642  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 29, 2012, 02:32:29 pm
njheart,

I sent you a private message.  I hope it works out for you to take me up on my offer.

Ron
1643  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking for an RV site in the Chicago area. on: July 28, 2012, 06:47:08 pm
Boy, you would think I could offer a suggestion here, but I have "Zero".  Everything I Know of is near 2 hours from Navy Pier.  Even I am 2 hours away.
1644  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 27, 2012, 05:29:17 pm
thinking of downsizing in order to go more places without worrying about height clearance and road conditions. Any advice on length versus driveability?  Are the longer models more stable on the road?
For 5 years now, we have owned a 2007 model 2350 (23'-8" over-all length) and we tow a Jeep Liberty 4x4 because of our vacationing style.  We generally go to national parks & monuments where being nimble and taking primitive (a few very primitive) roads is part of the fun.  If we did not tow a 4x4 , we would miss some of the very attractions we came to see and experience.  We used to tow a little red sports car but that didn't handle the primitive roads well so we later changed to the 4x4.

Our 2350 with rear corner double bed, was selected to fit inside our 25' deep garage with 10' tall door opening.  Admittedly the sleeping arrangements are not ideal because of the bed's limited access, but we manage.  We really enjoy snuggling up together & sleeping together which makes getting in and out from the rear corner bed more tollerable.

Our 2007 E350 chassis had some notable handling issues when first purchased but nothing that aftermarket suspension upgrades couldn't resolve.  After that additional investment, the rig handles beautifully, towing or not.  The good news for you is that since 2008, the Ford chassis has gotten some suspension improvements by Ford so you may not have to invest as much in aftermarket upgrades, especially with the longer PC models made on the E450 chassis.  I think the 2100 and 2350 & maybe the 2400 are more suseptable to handling issues than the longer models.  But that is just my opinion, based on comments I've read from other owners of the various models.
1645  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Lovin' the new hard wood floors on: July 27, 2012, 05:08:33 pm
I won't show those pictures to my wife or I will have one more project to handle.
1646  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: new batch of members! on: July 27, 2012, 10:53:24 am
I just approved a new batch of members.  Keep an eye open and make everyone feel welcome as always.
Sounds good.  Welcome Newbees!
1647  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 26, 2012, 08:31:29 pm
I don't know any other RV Manufacturer who has 63 photos of their campers adventuring all over right on their home page!   ThumbsUp
That is really cool.
1648  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 26, 2012, 03:24:37 pm
I stumbled on 10 more and sent via email #11 and #12.

For sure some are not worth consideration, but I leave it all up to you.
1649  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 26, 2012, 03:01:35 pm
Glad you got them, 20 pics in all.  They are not cropped or edited in any way, sent at max-mega-pixel for you.
1650  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 25, 2012, 11:41:00 pm
I got an email stating your email box was full.  I didn't know how many emails made it through.

I emailed you 10 numbered 1 thru 10 with under 10 meg/2 pics each.

Which email made it through?
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