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1651  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where can I rent a Phoenix Cruiser on: March 27, 2014, 05:49:16 pm
I would ask the seller of a PC if they are willing to rent it to you.  When your trip is over, you'd buy it at a pre-trip agreed price, plus the cost of renting it, this assuming you don't discover detrimental issues.
1652  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How do you store your spices? on: March 27, 2014, 02:48:37 pm
I've gathered for a while now, PC owners with slide outs tend to struggle more with a lack of interior storage than we do, primarily impacting cooking in some fashion.  Some resort to using closet or cab-over space for cookware and food.

With our no-slide, we had been utilizing our large over-the-dinette cabinets for food and cookware.  After reconfiguring our galley base cabinet to three large drawers, all cookware now stores there which cleared out 50% of the over-dinette cabinet.  My wife Irene quickly realized that new space is the perfect place to store her vacation treasures.
1653  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How do you store your spices? on: March 27, 2014, 11:40:40 am
My Irene bought something similar to this at a local store.  She likes it a lot in our PC.  She has changed out a spice or two for her preferred ones, and also replaces older for fresher.
1654  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 25, 2014, 04:28:35 pm
I'll have to check the window seals, etc. extremely well and maybe call Kermit. There must be something wrong with our emergency window.
Try opening the emergency window using the two red handles, inspect the seals to make sure they are not folded or crushed funny, then lower the window sash carefully making sure the seal remains in proper position.

I opened our emergency window, just wanting to understand how it works.  It is hinged up top, swings out from the bottom.  When closing it, I had to position the seal a bit to assure it was not getting deformed.  If deformed, the window sash might not seal properly to the fixed frame.
1655  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 24, 2014, 12:54:55 pm
Here is a link to a one of Ron's post when he replaced his chair. It is complete with pictures. It was so nice that I did the same thing to my 2350. I went through Carol at the factory and saved about $60 over going directly to Paul's seating. She was able to get the same captains chair that I had in the front, with two arms.She made sure they used the same bolt pattern that the barrel chair had so I could use the same stand. She shipped it to me and I installed it. That took about 15 minutes to remove the four bolts, remove the barrel chair off the stand, put the new chair on the stand, and replace the bolts.,267.0.html
I don't have the installation pictures posted on that thread any longer.  When I get some time, I'll include them again as my flickr account now handles a lot more pictures.  It is a very easy straight-forward bolt-off bolt-on installation.  Like Tom says, all of 15 minutes and not a lot of muscle required either.

Irene and I really like our 3rd captain seat.  We used to fight over it most before we replaced our dinette cushions with leather & memory foam.  Because of it's safety and seat belt when traveling, it gets fought over when we travel with guests.  My uncle claimed it on our trip down to Kentucky to bury his brother.

I would still like to install those "D" rings, just in case we ever need to cart a little passenger in a child seat.
1656  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cracked shower pan on 2350 on: March 23, 2014, 05:35:32 pm
At home, a contractor installed a plastic shower pan that was the footprint of a standard bath tub.  I was concerned of the pan suspended and a heavy person stepping over the hollow area with potential of breaking the pan.  The contractor told me they place blobs of a material on the floor under the pan, before setting it in place.  The blobs conform to the bottom of the pan and once cured, the pan becomes properly supported.  I don't recall what that supporting material is.

Bob's story about spraying expanding insulating foam through a hole would pretty much accomplish the same thing.  The expanding foam conforms to the shape of the shower pan, curing hard enough to support the weight of a person without a worry.  For a new PC pan installation, It seems feasible to drill small holes through the main PC floor, just large enough to insert the foam application tube, to spray underneath the pan from the under the vehicle.  Spray a little more as you remove the nozzle to seal the holes drilled.  You might even be able to avoid drilling holes in the RV sub floor by inserting the tube through the existing hole from the shower drain pipe
1657  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 23, 2014, 12:08:09 pm
It surely would be disappointing to have fogged-up windows.  I wonder if they can be shipped out to Hehr for repair.  It might be cheaper to buy replacement panes instead.  CLICK HERE to order replacements.  It talks about where to find the part number of your window.

BTW:  I checked and confirmed that all six of our house windows are 100% thermal pane, slider and fixed pane.
1658  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 22, 2014, 08:01:53 pm
.....the bottom portion is thermo-pane while the upper section is single pane.


I didn't realize that the fixed sections of newer flush-mount windows are single pain.  That is the majority of the surface area.  At that point, what good is the thermal pane glass option?  I could see it good to have for the rear window of a 2350 given heads sleep there, but elsewhere it seems a waste of money.  I now understand why BuffaloRose has asked the question.

This has me wondering what I have in my older 2007.  I will study each pane carefully and report back.
1659  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 22, 2014, 10:55:34 am
Every thermal window on our 2007 has a tiny red sticker with the name "Hurd".  Maybe the previous owner removed all your stickers.  Google RV windows and see if you find the name.

ADDING LATER:  I see lower on, Pax & Dutch both state the brand is Hehr.  That's the name I am thinking of.
1660  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thermopane Windows on: March 21, 2014, 11:28:29 pm
Our 2007 has the earlier side-to-side sliding thermal pane windows with all thermal seals good to-date.  The only time they'll sweat on us is when the rig is closed up and we forget to exhaust the PC while cooking or taking a shower.  When cooking, we'll open the sink window an inch or two and run the exhaust fan over the stove.  In the bathroom we'll run the bathroom ceiling fan when showering.

I know it's tough to do in cold weather, very tempting to keep the place buttoned up.  That's my take on it.
1661  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New 7-Pin Connector Location on: March 21, 2014, 11:12:09 pm
No problem with our 2007 2350/E350.  When loaded up on trips, the rear end is slightly lower than a level rig yet we have never had a problem scraping anything.  Admittedly I do pay attention to exiting gas stations and such with an angular approach.  I considered installing rear air bags to give a little lift, but have been doing fine without.
1662  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE on: March 19, 2014, 02:12:34 pm
That is one nasty introduction with a brand new PC.  It takes only a little mishap on the production line to create a lot of headache for the first owner.  On the bright side, you were on top of the problem and was able to quickly resolve it yourself at home.  Good for you.  Hopefully it's all behind you now and it's smooth going forward.

Your cross-thread problem sounds like a mistake I could make myself, especially if in a confined area.  It surely was unfortunate.  In these circumstances you could go in one direction and get very upset over the matter.  Or you could look at the bright side that you solved it quickly (adding the "dry up" time too) and give the factory grace in the matter.  One thing for sure is that this is good information for others to be aware of.  Not just cross-threading on a new PC, but coming loose on an older one as well.  There are a few "hand tighten only" and my added clamped fittings around the rig that I wonder will be okay this season.  It's all part of RV ownership.

Well wishes on your first voyage Bob gl1500!
1663  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot on: March 18, 2014, 01:47:21 pm
Randall & Chris,

The last generation 6.0 diesel engine in any Ford E350/E450 didn't fare well.  I don't know the reasons why as I am not into the "diesel thing" at all.  Ford discontinued that engine, offering only the Triton gas series 5.4-V8 & 6.8-V10 for many years now.  If you want a new diesel class-C, you have one choice today, a Mercedes Sprinter-V6.  None offered from GM or Ford.  Ford's new "T" series diesel may be arriving soon, but limited in size like the Sprinter.
1664  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: March 16, 2014, 09:20:01 am
Years ago as a young family, we learned it was best to drive the motor home directly to the various Disney World theme parks to have a place close by to rest & for a meal, snack,  or treat.  We would arrive early for a better parking spot.  An easy mid-day break (and a nap) meant a lot with the kids, and I'd think would be the same now in our later years.

To us Fort Wilderness was disappointing for the money we paid.  It took numerous transportation venues to get to the various theme parks.  First a camp ground shuttle to wait in line for a boat.  Then once across the lake, get in another line for the mono-rail or train.  By the time we got inside any park, the family was already tired out.  If we planned on going only to the theme park where the boat ports (I think it was the Magic Kingdom), it wouldn't have been as big an issue.

The first time vacationing there, we camped in Fort Wilderness.  Twice there-after we camped in a private RV park in Kissimmee.  From Kissimmee it was fast driving the motor home around to all the theme park RV parking lots with no traffic at the right time of day.  Unlike Disney World, there was affordable shopping, restaurants, treats, and entertainment in Kissimmee.  If I recall correctly, at the time parking was included in the 5 day passes we would buy.

I admit it has been many years since we were there last.  Maybe it is different these days offering multiple means of getting around, or improved efficiency.  We've been talking recently of going back since our last visit there in 1993.  If we do, we'll be staying in Kissimmee again.  We've always had to watch our spending in all we do of which that too is influential.
1665  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 14, 2014, 04:46:12 pm
Hello & Welcome to all you newbee owners!

Be sure your profile is up-to-date so when you post your questions, we'll be able to answer smarter.
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