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1711  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 02, 2011, 09:27:14 am
Ideally, the dinette bed would be big enough for me (6'2", 230 lbs), but unless I can get the floor plans and measurements I guess I'll just have to try and find one locally and check it out.

I recall you saying that you and DW aren't crazy about the corner bed due to having to climb over each other.  Have you or DW considered sleeping in the dinette bed on a regular basis?

BTW, what type of mattress does Phoenix use for the corner bed -- inner spring or foam?  How would you rate its comfort?
Our dinette would not allow a 6'-2" fellow to stretch out.  Actually I would be concerned the general ceiling height of any PC would be of concern.  You will be hitting your head on the a/c and lights that hang from the ceiling.  PCs are all made with the same ceiling height, regardless of model and options.  You really need to walk through one before considering any such purchase.   Oh, at 6'-2" your feet will overhang the 2350 bed by a lot too.  I hate to say it, but I think any PC might need ruling out because of your height.  Maybe you will want to post a new question.  Any 6'-2" tall PC owners out there?

The specs of the 2350 is the same over the years from 2005 to today,  likely the same goes for any other model.  So you could read today's specs and know what a 2005 measures.

The matress in our 2007 2350, I swear is 100% foam.

No way would one of us sleep on the dinette on a regular basis.  We have too many cudling requirements.
1712  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 01, 2011, 10:30:12 pm
For the record, our dinette is NOT in a slideout, making it much larger than otherwise.  I am 5'-11" tall and 180 pounds.  I have slept on the dinette 3 consecutive nights when I got sick on one trip  I find the dinette bed to be very comfortable and roomy for a single person of my size and weight.  Length, leg room, elbow room, all worked fine for me.  The 4 cushions make a comfortable matress as well.
1713  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride? on: November 01, 2011, 10:20:16 pm
Seems a mystery to me that a company like PC wouldn't go ahead and put Bilstein's or Koni shocks on their units right out of the factory.   Seems like something many folks do anyway.
I always thought that PC-USA should offer a "Handling Package" option on the E-Series to include the following.
- heavy duty front and rear stabilizer bars
- Bilstein or Koni-RV shocks
- rear trac bar
- heavy duty front steering stabilizer
- front wheel alignment

Our 2007 2350 on a 2007 E350 chassis drove like a druken sailor until after these upgrades.  Now it resembles the handling of an SUV.  With 1000 pounds of chassis weight margin when loaded on trips, the quality of the ride is quite comfortable.
1714  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: List Your PC Projects Planned Over This Winter 2011 to 2012 on: October 29, 2011, 06:29:06 pm
I replaced the 2 piece chip board in our 2350 with a single smooth sheet of plywood.  No more snags.

For the shelves we use the standard shelf liner, solid foam rubber material from home improvement stores, as shown here.  It cuts easy with a straight edge and razor blade for a perfect fit.  In places where it moved around and bunched up, we use a couple 2" squares of carpet tape to secure it.
1715  Main Forum / General Discussion / List Your PC Projects Planned Over This Winter 2011 to 2012 on: October 28, 2011, 04:11:22 pm
My PC projects over the winter, posted more as a reminder to myself than tips for you all.

- install secondary sewer hose storage tube
- install Barry-Sue cabinet edge guards
- get a cherry woodgrain/pebble 2009-2012 Ford center console
- more comfortable dinette seating.....a dream much more than a reality
- add felt pads inside my 26" TV to whatever is in there making a racket when I hit bumps
- buy 6.5' safety cables for my tow vehicle, 1 foot longer than I have now so I can use my offset hitch adapter which is higher and farther out
1716  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: October 28, 2011, 03:56:54 pm
Well noted and perfectly understood!
1717  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: High traffic storage guards on: October 28, 2011, 03:08:42 pm
Now that is a really  cool little idea.  I will have to see about that for one of my winter projects for our PC this winter.
Thanks for sharing.
1718  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: October 27, 2011, 11:24:38 pm
I'm getting too old to be diging blocks out from the mud, levelers are a must on our next PC.
For me that may be 15 years away.  If we still own the PC and the house it fits under, I figure I could still take it in and get levelers installed then.

The long term plan is to one day in a time far away, sell the house and offer a well used free PC2350 to sweeten the deal, done when we are ready for a nursing home, or maybe a condo, or maybe full-timing.  Who knows?
1719  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Front TV to Better Location (for me) on: October 27, 2011, 10:24:18 am
Barry-Sue, that looks very well thought out, a clean installation.

I do have a question.  How is the TV vibration while in transit?  Does it swing around on it's own or is there a lock-down feature?

Our 26" TV is mounted to the wooden back panel of the center cabinet using the 4 provided mounting screw holes in the back of the TV.  I also fabricated an extra bracket to attach the bottom of the TV to the cabinet to help in carrying the weight as well as stabilize the TV.  Even so, we still get a lot of noises from vibrations coming from the TV when hitting bumps in the road.  Though the TV has held up without issues to date (16,000 miles of driving so far), I wonder how long it will continue to withstand the punishment.  I also wonder if I should open the TV and place felt pads inside where metal likes to vibrate around inside to minimize the resinating and the irritation from it.

Does anyone else have similar issues and concerns with their flat panel TV?

Here is our TV.
1720  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Swivel TV Mount on: October 25, 2011, 05:50:21 pm
Nice!
1721  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Laundry Storage on: October 25, 2011, 05:45:27 pm
We use the popup laundry hamper pictured, kept in the shower.  Admittedly, it is not ideal come shower time, nor is it very durable.  My wife buys them at our local dollar store.  They last a couple years before catastrophic failure.  Something solid would be better, but there is no real good place for something like that in our 2350.
1722  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: October 25, 2011, 10:27:48 am
Given personal circumstance with a garage length limit, our 2350 is ideal.

If my garage could handle the length, and I was financially able to, I would request something semi-custom.

- model 2950 made to the length of a 3100, from 29'-8" to 30'-6", the extra 10" all for the bedroom
- double or queen bed in place of twins, either walk-around or placed across the rear wall sideways
- no slideouts
- dinette to maintain two bench seats to accomodate four people, but made extremely comfortable as follows
   1) standard automobile style bench seats & backrests, similar to what is used for the rear bench seat in conversion vans
   2) removable head restraints, so they don't get in the way when converting it into a bed
   3) standard automotive shoulder/lap belt restraints
   4) maintain wooden bench configuration for cosmetic integration and extra storage
   5) rearward facing seat directly behind the driver seat, does not fold down, because the backrest is smaller to consider the angled wall
   6) the forward facing seat against the fridge, has "zero clearence" fold down action like a conversion van, bridging across to the other seat to make a single bed

I wish I had that dinette in my 2350.  Maybe one day.
1723  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sewer Hose Storage on: October 25, 2011, 09:29:00 am
 Cheer  Nice and simple!

Years ago I bought this 5 foot storage tube for our Rhino hose as a backup in case of Sani-Con failed us while on a trip.  But I never got around to mounting it.  It continues to sit in our basement because the Sani-Con continues to serve us well in our travels.  I am sure one day I will regret that I didn't yet mount the tube.

The storage tube is called a Super Tube.
CLICK HERE to go where they are sold.
They make them to any length without a cost penalty.

1724  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Planning trip to utah, Colorado, and the Grand Canyon on: October 25, 2011, 09:21:54 am
Ron:  I know you advised against summer travel, but if you had to go any ideas?
Yes.  Go to those places, dealing with the heat and people.  I was just talking about the optimal time of year.  If you have trouble with heat from a "health" point of view, then obviously you'll need to rethink the trip.
1725  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sani Con valve problem. Need suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: October 24, 2011, 03:19:50 pm
Lots of good advise.

My input......The problem is one of two thngs
1) The electrical valve controller is not working strong enough or not at all
2) The electrical valve controller is working properly, but cannot budge a stuck valve

If the controller "Is" working properly, it should move at least a tiny bit until it stops against the stuck valve hardware.  If you see the controller move only a tiny bit, get under there and grab the valve handle too, and help it along.

If the controller is determined to be dead, check the wiring.  Failure is likely due to corrosion on crimped wire connections.  Clean all internections, best to solder them together and insulate them with shrink tubing.

If I determined my valve controller is not working, I would apply 12v directly to it, and ground directly from it, to bypass the electrical system just to see if it works properly all by itself.  If it does not work, reverse polarity to get it to reverse direction.  If still nothing happens, then replace it.  You could test it easily once it is removed from the RV.  Just touch the two wires across the chassis battery one way, then reverse the wires to get it to move in the opposite direction.  If it is not moving right, buy a new one.
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