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1771  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I want to hear from you! on: June 11, 2010, 05:34:21 pm
Hi aimee,

I don't know if this request is too late, but it would be nice if when you submit a reply, the screen takes you to the post you replied in rather than the category of posts you replied in.  Does my request make sense?
1772  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2551 height on: June 11, 2010, 04:25:02 pm
Mary,

10'-1" to the top of your a/c until means the satelite dish would have to exceed that by 10" to potentailly hit the door jamb.

Keep in-mind that an 11 foot door means the finished door opening is some amount less.  My 10' tall door has a 9'-11.5" opening.  I had a plan if my a/c unit made contact, I would remove the 3/4" thick x 1.5" finish trim board, to gain an additional 3/4".  If that was not enough, I would shave the main door jamb a little.  Both mods only where the a/c needed it, not across the entire top edge.  A last resort would have been to let air out of the tires to lower the RV.  Thank goodness mine is true to PC specs at 9'-10" so there were no issues at all.

In your case, since you are starting fresh, make sure the "finished" door opening height is what you need, considering the finish trim/perimeter weather stripping.

In theory you could have a door opening taller than the door itself buy tacking on a nice looking extender filler piece between the bottom of the garage door and weather strip, done to close any gap up top, though that is certianly not ideal.  Don't start with that thinking.  Do that only if you get into trouble.  It is surely better to get a door tall enough to cover the taller opening.

Something to think about in your planning.

How deep is your garage?  If you are tight there, you may want to consider doing what we did, order our PC-2350 without the rear ladder and roof rack mounted.  The ladder sticks out farther than the rear spare tire cover.  If we had the ladder on, I would not be able to walk around the RV without opening the garage door to do so.  I personally don't like the ladder and rack so I asked the factory to place it in the RV in case I change my mind.  It sits in my attic taking up space.  No regret there at all.  I didn't want all those screw holes in my roof and rear wall either, just to attach a ladder I would never climb.  And I open my rear storage compartment without messing with the ladder too.  When it's time to clean the roof, I take my 10' ladder out from the garage, which is once a year at most.

Something else to think about.

Ladder and roof rack "free".

1773  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2551 height on: June 11, 2010, 03:01:55 pm
I don't know how high it is, but "SMART MOVE" on the garage idea.  We keep ours indoors when at home.  Boy it sure is nice to have that investment well protected from the elements.

If I were building a new garage from scratch, I'd go significantly bigger than the PC requires.  You never know what your future holds.  Even if you keep the PC but sell the house, what a selling point to prospective buyers....a garage for their 40 footer, big boat, whatever.

So Think Bigger if applicable!

Our garage was built bigger than our first tiny little motor home required, so our 2350 squeezes in by only 1.5" to the top of the garage door opening, and 16" over-all length.  It is a tight fit, though side-to-side is generous, thank goodness there.  There is a low hanging sofit in the ceiling of the garage to enclose an I-beam that was lower than the door opening buy a few inches.  I tore it down and boxed it as small as possible so now I can jack the tires up off the floor if need be.  Be sure to consider that in your garage mods if applicable....the ability to jack up front or rear without crushing something up top.

Ours in the garage seen in the background.
1774  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold Fridge Cycling Codes Problem on: June 07, 2010, 01:49:53 am
That is very good to know.  You would think resetting the fridge computer would be covered in the owners manual.  I wonder if pulling the fridge fuse for 10 minutes would accomplish the same.  That is the poor man's way of resetting the engine's computer on many cars.
1775  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Backup Camera Problem on: June 07, 2010, 01:38:26 am
No sound on my 2010 PC 2350. I asked Bobby at the factory and he checked with Carol who said that the new Sony's do not have sound.
No Sound???  That is too bad.

Our 2007 has sound.  We use it all the time when backing up.  My wife stands behind providing verbal directions for me to avoid obstacles, especially the things I can't see in the mirrors like low hanging tree branches and the distance to those steaked-down big log tire stops in national park camp grounds.  I'd rip off the mascerator pump hitting one of them. 

Sound is also great when pulling in after quiet hour.  My wife can talk normal, and I hear her clear as a bell with the volume up.  We don't wake up the neighborhood that way.

 
1776  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The New Triple Slide on: June 06, 2010, 11:01:09 am


I will be a critic here because obviously this model is wonderful at a glance.

If the dinette slide-out is bigger than the ones they used to make, then that is a very good thing.  If not, then plan on it being very confining.  My wife is 5'-2" @ 110 and me 5'-11" @ 180 pounds, and the dinette-in-slide was very confining to both of us.  Studying the floorplan, it is not clear if the slide-out dinette is big like our non-slide version here.


I do wonder about Cargo Carrying Capacity, referred to as CCC.  That is the weight you are allowed to add such as fresh water, people, gear, food, towing, etc.  On RV.net, some of the other brand motor homes, people are saying they easily over-weight their rig when adding normal stuff, which then their rig is dangerous to drive.

It would be benefitial to PC-USA over-all sales if they would include in the specs of all models, a worst case "weight scenario".  That is the CCC of a fully optioned model, and the front & rear axle weight distribution.  That would clear the air to many prospective buyers.  People will not always study such specs, but clearly posting them is evident nothing is kept secret.  In the case of the 2910, CCC would be a concern of mine.  Slide-outs do add weight, 400-600 pounds per slide-out.  One slide-out is equivalent to 2 people and all supporting stuff brought for them.

If you appreciate slide-outs, this model offers one more than most other class-C motorhomes of any brand.  Then how could you not love this model?  I especially appreciate a couch opposide the dinette.  It forms a very nice social gatthering area when entertaining guests.  It is a friendly rig to drive because it is your typical scaled-down PC, yet becomes a house once at your destination.  I could see snow birds eating this up.
1777  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric water heater on: June 05, 2010, 03:31:06 am
Reviewing and adding.....

Hot water heaters opperate 2 or 3 different ways, depending on the model of the hot water heater.

1) 110V from shore power or generator (may also use 12v for electronic support)

2) propane to heat the water and 12v for electronic support

3) from the main vehicle engine, anti-freeze running through the hot water heater

We special ordered a 2007-2350.  The 2007 brochure stated a 3-way hot water heater, but we got a 2-way.  I never did question that, though I should have.  Now years later, I am glad I have a 2-way hot water heater for mechanical simplicity.  Having heater hoses from the V10 engine running back there would be a plumbing mess.

On our trips, we rarely have shore power and minimally run the generator, so we don't have hot water available all the time.  We usually heat the water with propane, sometimes when driving.  So far no issues from the heater's exhaust.
1778  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold Fridge Cycling Codes Problem on: June 03, 2010, 11:14:13 pm
That is too bad.  Let us know what you find out.
1779  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Backup Camera Problem on: June 02, 2010, 11:26:49 am
Oh, I assumed you just took delivery on a new one.  I am not reading your initial post close enough, duh to me.
1780  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold Fridge Cycling Codes Problem on: June 02, 2010, 11:25:24 am
I bet the opperating manual covers this condition, and what to do about it.  Read through it.  If you don't have the manual, let me know.  I have a 2007, I think it too has a Norcold.  When I get some time, I could look through mine for you.
1781  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Autodrain Valve Problem on: June 02, 2010, 11:14:05 am
I cannot imagine the wiring for sewage control would be associated with the fridge.  Maybe they share a common power source/fuse.

Whenever I have electrical problems RV related or otherwise, and see a mess of "questionable" wiring like you describe, I go though them one by one, soldering the wiring and sealing the exposed using the best insulation method, shrink tubing.  Radio Shack sells that tubing.  Once soldered and protected like that, it's like there was never a break in the wiring.  If the connections to the switches are also poor and corroded, I would consider going the next step and solder the wires directly to them.  You simply unsolder them when anything needs replacing.  It isn't hard to do, and it guarrantees the wiring and connections are good.  If it is still not working as designed, you can rule out the wiring/interconnections and focus directly on the switches and valves themselves.

I would do my best in retaining the sewage management system as designed.  When working well, it's great.  Just keep it working well.
1782  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Backup Camera Problem on: May 31, 2010, 11:18:19 pm
This sounds a bit corkey, but is the packaging protective film removed from the camera lens?  Maybe the factory forgot to remove it.  You know how so many electronic things have peel-off protection for shipping & handling.  Just a thought.
1783  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 23, 2010, 05:12:32 pm
Just stepped up and bought a 2007 29' today.......Mark and Joy.
Nice!  If a short length and slide-free was not important to me, that would be my first choice.
1784  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: entertainment center on: May 19, 2010, 03:19:17 pm
Our 2007 PC has the other brand entertainment center.  It's a name I never heard of before, it's an "off" brand.  Maybe Executive?  I suffer the same as you all do with your Samsung.

My Sony stereo at home isn't much better.  Everything requires "Programing" these days.  Some of those settings are lost when the power to the motor home is killed.  So what good are all those fancy settings then?

I wish they would include over-ride controls for the basics......base, treble, balance, & fade, right on the face if the unit, dials right there in plain view.  Ahhh, those good old days.
1785  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problem with Choice Protection Plan on: May 18, 2010, 08:51:16 pm
Les,  I have the opposite story with nothing but good things to say about my 2007 PC-2350.  I do not have any kind of extended warranty on mine.

I am sorry to hear there is a nasty PC out there giving the original owner so much trouble.  I hope you are able to resolve your issues with complete satisfaction, quickly and at low cost.
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