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1741  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Does PC-USA Offer A Memory Foam Mattress For Their Permanent Beds? on: April 23, 2014, 08:50:08 am
Thanks for sharing that Frazzled.

I think the next time we head in that direction with our rig, we will schedule a week day visit at the factory to try out a new mattress, prepared to buy one on the spot.  It is a solid 3 hour one-way trip for us so swinging over is a good day trip, and I have few good spare days in life.

AHFA
Thanks All!!!
1742  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning the Gray Tank on: April 22, 2014, 03:48:18 pm
That is an excellent tip Barry.  AHFY

Our rig is now 7 years old and our tank meters continue to read properly.  I think it is due to the bleaching-then-flushing I do at the end of every RVing season, a requirement of mine for fresh smelling tanks while stored indoors.

But we don't use our rig nearly as much as some of you, so your wand idea sounds like a winner if I run into such trouble.  For us it would be the black tank with the straight shot in.
1743  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Does PC-USA Offer A Memory Foam Mattress For Their Permanent Beds? on: April 22, 2014, 10:34:09 am
Yep, I measured them at 6" thick.
Excellent, just what I wanted to know.

Thank you Tom!
1744  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Does PC-USA Offer A Memory Foam Mattress For Their Permanent Beds? on: April 22, 2014, 10:28:28 am
Ron,
     Don't have a foam mattress but we have a Mattress Company here in Peoria, IL that will custom buit a mattress to any size and hardness you would want, have used them at home for over 40 years. We have them make new one for us the day we got our 3100 home. We have the twins beds and they ran about $450 each. It will take up to 1 month to have it made. Hope this will help. Bad thing is they weigh a ton, not really but they are heavy.

Jim
This is good information Jim.  Thank You!
1745  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Does PC-USA Offer A Memory Foam Mattress For Their Permanent Beds? on: April 22, 2014, 10:27:37 am
They are two inches narrower and one inch shorter.  
I am curious how thick the memory foam mattresses measures.  A newcomer not yet posting publically, emailed me directly and shared that the claim is 6" thick.  Does it actually measure 6" thick?  Or is it like a 2x4 that measures 1.5 x 3.5?  I wonder if it is as thin as our memory foam dinette bench seats.  I am concerned that might be too thin for a full-time mattress.

Tom, Did you use a ruler and measure an actual 6" thick?  Or is that what the spec says?
1746  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Does PC-USA Offer A Memory Foam Mattress For Their Permanent Beds? on: April 21, 2014, 06:38:26 pm
Bob and Tom,

Thanks for your comments.

We had a foam topper on our regular foam mattress but got swallowed up by all the fluff.  It seems I would like a more dense mattress than what we have now.  Our dinette has memory foam cushions of which I laid on it and it seemed real good.  But I assumed a memory foam mattress would be thicker than our memory foam bench seat.  How thick is the memory foam mattress?

Unfortunately I don't know anyone close by to see what they have and how they like it.

1747  Main Forum / General Discussion / Does PC-USA Offer A Memory Foam Mattress For Their Permanent Beds? on: April 21, 2014, 04:53:23 pm
Just wondering if anyone here has memory foam mattresses on their permanent beds for models 2350, 2450, 2551, 2552, 2700, 2910s, 3100?

If you do, how do you like sleeping on it?
How thick is it?

I am wondering if it would be an improvement over our standard 2350 foam mattress.
Is such a mattress even available.
At what cost.
1748  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing refrigerator from 2551 on: April 21, 2014, 04:24:33 pm
I am sorry to hear you are not happy with the Norcold fridge.

Our 2007 model works great, surprisingly effective & efficient working on propane as well as 110V, and it meets the needs for the two of us perfectly.  I wonder why you are so disappointed to replace it with a standard 110V fridge.  Do you need more interior volume to hold more?  Or is yours not working right?  I could see it falling short for a big weekend party with family and such.  But then I'd supplement with a nice size cooler for those occasions.  If I remember right, some 2008s on up have a built-in cooler.  The slide-out storage bin has a drain hole to let out the melted ice.

Regardless....

Good luck with your project.  I would be curious to read what you learned.
1749  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: SEQUOIA NP on: April 21, 2014, 03:27:15 pm
In our travels, most NP camp grounds we stay in throughout the country are the secondary ones that do not have any hook-ups.  The NP camp grounds that have hook-ups are often by reservation only, and/or more money per night.  Once in a while we will get lucky and have electric available.  We did buy our PC with hook-up-less independence in mind, and it works for us.  Admittedly it would work easier with hook-ups.

I do realize Irene and I are in the minority here as most of you here are out for much longer periods of time, sometimes with excessive heat or cold.  Hook-ups are then essential, especially for extended stays.
1750  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing refrigerator from 2551 on: April 21, 2014, 02:25:17 pm
Tips:  Unconfirmed tips.....just throwing this out to you because this is what I would try if doing it myself without sound advise.  BUT I would first call PC-USA and ask them what is involved.  They are very helpful in this regard providing general verbal instruction that can be extremely valuable.

Of coarse the first things to do would be to disconnect all batteries from the chassis and coach.  DON'T have the unit plugged into 110v.  Shut off the propane main valve at the tank.

I would then remove the fridge outside access panel and roof-top tent (or upper outside wall panel) and look for anything to disconnect.  Maybe the propane line connection and electrical connections can be found there along with disconnecting the propane exhaust vent.

Inside the motor home, remove all shelves, trays, and fridge doors.  Then unscrew the main fridge from the cabinetry, and gently pull it toward you.  Hopefully it will all come out without a hitch.

What's wrong with your fridge that has you wanting to remove it?  Maybe we can provide some tips to repair it.
1751  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery store switch on: April 17, 2014, 10:13:34 pm
Hi Gail,

Our batteries don't drain down in 5 days, more like 3 to 4 weeks when using the kill switch.  That is why I now disconnect them along with the chassis battery when in storage at home.  It's inconvenient but it makes the difference.  I learned that the hard & expensive way with our first round of batteries.  I feel they could have served us twice as many years if I disconnected them when the rig sits idle for months at a time.

Actually I did practice that with our first rig.  The first chassis battery served us for 11 years, the coach battery was longer yet.  But I am not expecting those figures with the PC because we work the batteries so much harder than with the first rig.

Ron
1752  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Noisy ceiling air conditioner. on: April 16, 2014, 01:44:13 pm
Yes the a/c unit is noisy, noisy in any brand of motor home without ducting.  I wish there was an easy remedy.  Ducting helps with the noise, but it comes at an increase to rig height.  PCs are low-profile for improved fuel economy and handling and going ductless helps to achieve it.  Also, we don't wreck our rigs on low hanging branches in camp grounds.  They have all been broken off at the expense of taller rigs.  Smile
1753  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why PC? on: April 16, 2014, 01:25:43 pm
We special ordered our PC nearly seven years ago.  We selected model 2350 primarily because the floor plan met our needs well, and the rig was one of a select few that actually fit inside our garage.  It wasn't until after we had it home and I started getting into it that I realized how good of a rig we had bought.  PCs are well thought out in design & engineering and in materials & workmanship.  They are not the best of the best rig out there, but so much more considering the purchase price.  They really are a good value for quality where it counts.

Another good point to make on the company and their products.  If special ordering a particular model, if you want to deviate from a cookie-cutter order, they are very happy to work with you as long as it isn't technically challenging to implement.  For example, if you wanted shelving where a cabinet is, carpet in certain areas, a 3rd captain seat in place of the euro-chair,  things like that the company is quick to accommodate at cost.  If it's cheaper, then they'll actually refund you accordingly.  If you wanted to do something more challenging like rearranging the bathroom fixtures, that might not be possible due to the impact to the plumbing and their relationship to the tanks below.  Get the idea?

Two new models, the 2552 and most recently the 2450 (not yet documented) were created by special request from customers with no price gouging to the customer to get it.  If the company sees it a good idea for future offerings, you get one of the first off the assembly line, and your idea is then offered to the general public.  You work with real people who care as much as you do.  Not management that answers to a CEO who answers to stock holders who want to maximize profits at every opportunity.

Adding that as the years go by, when I have any questions, concerns, or a need for some hardware or seat cushions or battery tray or whatever, the factory takes exceptional care of me......and without gouging me on the price.  That means so much to me.  We too are not in the top 1% of world wealth.
1754  Main Forum / General Discussion / Another New Model Being Offered, The 2450 on: April 15, 2014, 04:57:16 pm
Someone was asking me about the 2350 stretch.  I was quite confused until they pointed it out to me.

Here it is:  http://www.phoenixusarv.com/u?id=2014-Phoenix-Cruiser-2350-10616
Very interesting for us who like the 2350.  I wonder if the wheel base is longer.  They say it utilizes the 2552 slideout and the bed could be made a foot longer for more sleeping room and easier entry.

We might have considered it back in 2007 had it been offered then.....as is our custom, without a slide out.  This one would still fit inside our garage with just a few inches to spare.

1755  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: San Con - Auto Drain Valve Motor on: April 15, 2014, 12:42:53 pm
 No need for me yet, but....   ThumbsUp Great To Know  ThumbsUp  A Helpful for you Barry!

It's been a "Helpful" day for me.  I'm on a role here... The spare tire compartment used to store an emergency 3" gravity sewage drain hose.  I am going to put my emergency use Rhino-tube in there.

My Rhino tube came with sealing end caps to prevent dripping while being stored.  No need for them yet as mine is still brand new.
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