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1666  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 15, 2011, 07:29:15 pm
      Just curious Ron, why do you take off your wedding band at the end of the day.  In 46 years mine has only been off when I had open heart surgery and they would not let me leave it on.
I kept my wedding band on from the day I got married until the the day our first child was born which happened to be 5 years to the day of our wedding.  Once the hospital forced me to break that tradition, I had no trouble taking it off.  Somewhere along the way it came off nightly and "That's all I can say about that."  (quote from the movie.....).
1667  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: short wife on: January 15, 2011, 03:04:58 pm
My wife is 5'-2" and she does struggle.  She'll pull her cooking out from the micro to look in the pan.  Or I do the looking for her.

I would think another 4" will help a lot.  But if still no good, is there a place to store a cheap plastic one-step stool?
1668  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: January 15, 2011, 03:02:01 pm
If you prefer the 2552, it never hurts to ask the factory if you can change your model.  Maybe they are at a point where they can still equip your 2551 for general sales.  I think the 2552 is $3000 more according to Bob who bought one.
1669  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: January 15, 2011, 02:27:48 pm
Changing your old tri-fold sofa with a newer air-sofa or two front captain chairs, seem to be two practical choices.  Just be sure there is nothing else bolted to the floor there that would get in the way mounting something different.

For the record, here are the biggest width dimensions of my 2007 leather seats, supplied by Pauls Seating called Lexus, picture taken off Paul's website.
20.5" - measuring the widest part without armrests, which includes the reclining side lever
24.5" - with armrests folded down
25.0" - with armrests folded up

Remember you will also have to purchase two pedistals, two sets of seat belts, and mounting hardware.  But maybe you could reuse your couch seat belts.

The seats sold today have a minor difference in style for the armrests.  No longer as shown having a single horizontal seam, but rather two curved stitchings as my new seat have.
1670  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: January 15, 2011, 11:27:08 am
Judy,

That is why the 2552 was designed.  It specifically provides the space for a 3rd seat.  The only thing I can think of is to get the 2552.
1671  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: January 15, 2011, 11:15:23 am
NLK,

Assuming you plan to get a matching seat to your front ones, and given seats are differently styled between model years, and then the variation of cloth versus leather....

Simply measure your own front seats.  Just add whatever is needed for the extra armrest.  If it's too difficult, try measuring from the center point to the outside edge of the armrest, x2.

Ron
1672  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 14, 2011, 10:00:14 am
Thanks Bob for sharing those ideas.

I too like the railings on the wings, but I would prefer solid railings so tiny things can be dumped up there, like when I empty out my pockets of keys, coins and my wedding band at the end of the day.  But your spindled railing will surely hold a box of tissues which is a great place for that.

Where did you find the mini fold-up towel racks for the shower area?  Those look interesting.  Are they mounted with two-sided tape?

I bought those fold-up cup holders but mine are brown to match our cherry finish woodwork.  They were intended for the bedroom area on the wood wall when watching TV in bed.  But I never did mount them.  I like your white fold-up cup holder on the wingwall for the 3rd passenger.  If I find one, I'll have to do that.

The paper towel rack over the kitchen sink......That has always been a lacking neccesity.  I'll have to measure-up and see what it takes to mount the light forward and towel rack against the window valance.

Thanks Again!
Ron
1673  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: January 13, 2011, 05:13:24 pm
Tom,

As you can imagine, you are going to love that new seat.  Being able to kick back like that after a long day outdoors, is going to feel so good.

I put my barrel chair up for sale on Craigslist, hoping to recoupe some cost.
1674  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: sorry to be such a pain in the a__ on: January 11, 2011, 08:13:54 pm
Being that we own a 2007 model, some of Billy's questions are not appicable here.

Thermal Pane Windows.....We have them and love them.
1) Quiet inside when it's noisey outside, which is especially beneficial the way we travel.  We stay in Walmart's and rest areas where there is never a dull moment.  So the noise suppresion is much appreciated.  Even quiet when on the open road with less over-all noise, especially from passing trucks.
2) When camping in summer at high altitude, places like Canada, or off season, it's much warmer inside than experienced with our old motor home which had single pane.  Little or no radiated cold falling on our heads.
3) A/C is retained better too.  We do notice that.

The factory can swap out windows.  They have done it for others.

If I had troubles with failed seals like rmmpe, I too would advise against them, but so far, all is well.  We do store our PC2350 in a heated garage in winter so maybe that is a contributer to holding a good seal.



The front shades do require a bit of a knack to work smoothly.  I can understand a negative review about them.  But after a while, you know what it takes for them to cooperate, and all works out well.

About the sink light.  We have one and like it a lot.  I am surprised they stop putting in sink lights.  You can request one be installed for you, maybe even on an existing unit.

About the stove mirror....I thought it was a good idea for an easy clean splash guard & heat shield.  It also brightens up what is typically a dark corner.  I was going to buy one from the factory, but my wife said not to.

About the furnace in our 2350, I agree with everyone else.  More heat goes to the rear than to the front.   It is great when sleeping in back with the privacy curtian so the furnace doesn't run so often, but the RV does experience uneven heating.
1675  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: January 11, 2011, 03:39:26 pm
I especially like the "ottoman" foot rest!
Yes, in small motor homes some things must serve multiple purposes.  That dinette bench is much more comfortable as an ottoman with the new seat, than it does serving it's main purpose.
1676  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: January 10, 2011, 01:11:09 pm
JackD,

Yep, it's great when parked.  Just wait when you are on the open road.  You'll be saying....."Why isn't the factory offering these as an option?"
1677  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: January 09, 2011, 05:22:56 pm
Thanks for the compliments Tom.  You are right in stating the seats go in and out through the entry door by holding them sideways and lead through with the back rests.  No trouble doing that at all.

I have no slide, no couch/bed, just the fixed dinette.  Bob M. has been asking me some interesting questions via direct email.  He is concerned the captain seat may stick out too far to interfere with his fully opened trifold couch/bed in his slide.  It's all about dimensions as follows.

33.25" - Front edge of new captain seat to back wall
17.25" - pedistal base plate to back wall   (concern of variation between motor homes)
6.00" - pedistal base plate to edge of entry step   (concern of variation between motor homes)

Bob M. stated he recalls having roughly 6" betwen his barrel chair and his open tri-fold couch/bed.  Air beds might be tighter.

Ron
1678  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: January 08, 2011, 11:20:28 pm
It's installed.  See it HERE, item #22.
Thanks Bob (gl1500), I wouldn't have done it without your influence in your old 2350.  Thanks for the pics and information to get me to doing this.  It's great!  I think this should be offered as an option in applicable models.

Given we have the dinette, this 3rd captain seat is really the only easy access comfort seat.  I think my wife and I will be drawing straws or make deals often.
1679  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: January 08, 2011, 11:19:00 pm
I just replaced my barrel chair with a 3rd captain seat.  It takes less than 10 minutes, a 1/2" deep socket, and a 3/4" standard socket.  Super easy to swap them.
1680  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another question on: January 07, 2011, 01:15:37 pm
One of the six wires already offers that, supplying power to the tow vehicle's battery.
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