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1651  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Knock Knock on: May 04, 2012, 02:36:11 pm
I wish PC-USA would do a mass emailing to registered owners, sending each owner 3 or 4 brochures each year just for that purpose.  It would be nice to hand people a current brochure.

For us we will give a tour once or twice per 3 week vacation, and a few other inquiries who refuse to impose.  So maybe 3 to 4 inquiries per vacation.  Each inquiry gets an old 2009 brochure.  We generally don't get a lot of visitors because we camp mostly in primitive camp grounds and take the tow vehicle around.  So all our visitors are had while in route.

Our church has an annual Fathers Day event called Dadsfest where the boys bring out their toys.  From classic & exotic cars and trucks to boats to RVs to motor cycles and the occasional "What is that?" all kinds of really cool stuff comes out to the event.  A racing team comes with a drag racer.  They will start one up and you feel you are in a war zone.  Then there is massive farm equipment where you can get comfortable inside a wheel rim, military equipment, basically anything that moves.  Oh yes, a helicopter.  Last year they tried to bring in a manned Meijer blimp (like a Good Year blimp) but the winds were not cooperating, so it just circled.  Free food to all, and the bands 7th Heaven and American English played there as well.

It's crazy there.  The event draws 10's of thousands of people on Fathers Day weekend.  The past couple years I have taken my Corvette, but this year I think it is time to pull out the PC again.  Those old 2009 PC brochures are great for that event.  I had placed a box full of them by the door and many would get taken.  I still have a few hundred 2009s to distribute.

The event is sponsored by the church's C.A.R.S. ministry HERE, so my 26" with surround has the movie Cars playing with the volume cranked up high, appropritate and cool.  Everybody loves to take a peek.  The first time I brought our PC, I let people walk in but it seen too much traffic.  Adding the problem that the kids (and adults too) would get hooked on the movie and plant themself inside, making it hard for others to walk around inside.  The last time there with our PC in 2009, I roped it off so people could take that first step and get a real good look inside, but not walk around in.  That was much better.

It's always a lot of fun,  time to bring our 2007 2350 there again.
1652  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds on: May 02, 2012, 10:18:11 am
For us...

#1 - Walmart
#2 - Rest Area
#3 - nothing consistent enough to mention
1653  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Trip to Elkhart on: May 02, 2012, 10:11:52 am
Doing that is a whole lot of fun.  It be interesting to read about their experience.
1654  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What tires are ya'll buying? on: May 02, 2012, 07:54:38 am
I have read on other forums that another thread pattern called RIB (not M&S) will provide a slightly nicer ride and improve fuel economy a tad bit as well.  But they are much less effective in mud and snow, so if you plan to drive under such conditions, stay with M&S.  RIB tires are not all-season tires.  All tire manufactures offer M&S and RIB tires.

I read about cracked tires on motorhomes all the time, but is never discussed on other vehicle forums.  I wonder what that is all about.  Is the rubber on truck tires different, or is it simply that the tires sit around too long, exposed to the elements?

Our 2007 is garage kept, opposite the garage window, so it's pretty much in a cave.  Five years so far without any cracks.  I never apply any type of tire dressing either.
1655  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New 4x4 finished on: May 02, 2012, 07:38:01 am
We are the proud owners of the latest 4X4 PC.
Congratulations on your new PC 4x4 2400.  Smile
1656  Main Forum / Links and Contacts / Re: Product Contacts on: April 30, 2012, 05:12:13 pm
An "official" welcome is in order for Frank.  Congrats!

Be sure to post your questions in the "general" section.  We all had questions and none are stupid.  Just ask away. 
1657  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 29, 2012, 11:18:39 pm
Hi Gary,

I think I am right there with you on that idea.  If it would fit in my garage, I would love a rear walk-around queen bed oriented front/rear that is not in a slide-out.  The closest model to that is no longer offered.  It was called model 2950 which had rear twin beds.  It seems it wouldn't take much to make a rear queen from that model when extending it to the length of the largest PC offered today.

The factory will build upon request as long as it is in the plan to also offer the model to the general public.  It never hurts to ask Kermit the owner.  He just might go for it given he just discontinued the 2950 rear twin last year due to unpopularity.

Ron
1658  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Getting in and out of the 2350 rear bed on: April 29, 2012, 02:56:30 pm
This topic would be interesting to my wife as she too sleeps on the wall side of our 2350.  She gracefully lets me sleep on the isle side for two reasons.
1) That is our relative sleeping position at home
2) I would feel cramped without the ability to over-hang my feet when a larger gap forms between my head and the head board.

My wife struggles getting out unless I first do, so most often I get out for her easier exit.  The few times I don't is when she is try not to disturb me.  "Just disturb me please".

It seems to me there are a few places for a grab bar to attach
1) to a ceiling joist, but you run the risk of bumping your head on it.
2) above the thermostat
3) to the shirt closet.  But we have a TV there which would not allow for it.


Something like this is "Hospital" like, but are very strong and have no sharp edges to get hurt on if bumped.  These are bought at most home improvement stores.
1659  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scangauge users on: April 27, 2012, 01:59:14 pm
I was hoping the scanguage would provide an improved 1.32 mpg, not .132 mpg.  It is well understood that motor homes often move along at 55-60mph instead of 65-75mph.  The rare one-finger salute is of no concern to me.  Actually with our old motor home, we couldn't do much over 60mph if we wanted to, and I think I got the finger 3 or 4 times in 24 years.

BTW:  Unfortunately I fall into the "more prep and less use" group as my job demands many extra hours.  There was a time I hoped to retire ahead of schedule, utilizing our PC more often as many of you do.  But like many working class people in the USA, the changes in the economy makes retiring "ON" schedule for me deamy.  So it goes.  Hey, at least I have a job.  No complaints here.
1660  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scangauge users on: April 27, 2012, 12:48:51 pm
I was thinking of buying a Scanguage.  The company told me it comes with a 6 foot cable and a longer cable or extension is NOT available.  I was hoping to plug the connector into the OBD-II connector below, run the cable up the left door pillar and across the top of the windshield behind the headliner, and mount the gauge on top of the rear view mirror.....actually to the back-up camera of which I plan to mount where the rear view mirror is.  The actual mirror would be retired.

Does anyone know if the 6 foot Scanguage cable is long enough to do this?
1661  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Big v10 or small v10 on: April 26, 2012, 08:54:52 pm
Oops....senior moment there.  I corrected my post.  I tow a Liberty, not Wrangler.  I read over and over, Wrangler Wrangler Wrangler.  It just came out that way.

I think the Wrangler would make the perfect vehicle to take along on vacations, but the Liberty is better for my wife around town when not on trips.  I rate our Liberty second best.
1662  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Big v10 or small v10 on: April 26, 2012, 06:26:39 pm
I had wondered of the possibility that being marginally powered by the 5.4L-V8 might yield the same fuel economy as the 6.8L-V10.  We will never know.
1663  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Big v10 or small v10 on: April 26, 2012, 05:37:01 pm
Has anybody actually felt limited by the power of their V10 powered PC motorhome?
Our 2007 E350 with 6.8L-V10 towing our Jeep Wrangler (Correction ...LIBERTY...senior moment), I feel has more power than needed.  I wonder if I could have gotten by with the 5.4L-V8 option and save some gas.

I suppose it depends on where you are coming from.  Our first motor home was "Very" under-powered, yet we did fine going 57 mph on the open road and slowing down in the up-hill climbs.  A little 2.4L-L4 (96hp) engine handling 4500 pounds was a bit of a stretch.
1664  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Troubleshooting electrical problems in rear camera hookup on: April 24, 2012, 11:09:35 am
My wife's everyday set of keys is starting to resemble a chandelier with all the bling.

When leaving on a vacation, I hand over her own set of "Trip" keys which has only what she needs for the motor home, 4 keys in-all.  I include an illuminous orange plastic fob to find the keys quickly if dropped in tall grass or weeds.  I learned that from one bad experience.  When hiking and such, my wife leaves her purse in the motor home so the compact keys are friendly for her little blue jean pockets.
1665  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 23, 2012, 04:16:05 pm
I wonder if it's worth supplimenting the roof a/c with chassis/dash a/c to help cool down quickly and more importantly remove more humidity faster to minimize ice build-up.  With a slide-out, you are likely getting some humid outside air coming in from around the seals.  But with the dash a/c on (not recirculate) you are drawing in outside air that get's dried out as it enters, and it creates a positive pressure in the cabin with the dry air.

Our chassis/dash a/c cools down our cabin faster than our roof a/c, even at idle.  I bring in fresh air from the outside through the dash, and let the hot humid air out the bathroom roof vent.  In comes cool dry air from up front, and out goes hot/humid air out the rear roof.  We do have a smaller model 2350 with no slide-out and also have thermal windows which both help with the fast cool-down process.
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