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1801  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: AC / Fan question on: June 02, 2012, 11:20:38 am
Our 2007 roof-top a/c is noisey as all heck when on high.  All PCs are ductless to help keep the over-all vehicle profile as low as possible, and best possible insulated ceiling.  The bad comes with the good.  For me, the low profile was more important than a quiet ducted a/c system.

As gophoenix describes, the surround sound over-comes.  Just crank up the sound.

With our short 2350 with no slideout and insulated glass, we most often get by with the a/c on low once cooled down.  We could make the entire interior one big fridge with the place buttoned down, shades drawn, and also run the chassis a/c.

The longest models with all the slideouts likely need the roof a/c on high to maintain a comfortable temp.
1802  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question on rattles on my manual step and shades on: June 02, 2012, 11:10:24 am
You forget me already, Ron?  Items A, B, & C  and rubber size B are just about all I've used (but I've used a lot of them).
Sorry about that Bob.  I converse with many people on 4 forums.  Please give me a little grace on this one.
I never did give you a "Helpful" rating on that flip-up counter rattle tip so I did just now.   Cheers
1803  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question on rattles on my manual step and shades on: June 02, 2012, 09:37:16 am
Doing this eliminated one of the worst noises our 2350 made.

Our conventional crank-up roof antenna would make a horrible sound when road bumps were significant.  The noise made me nuts.

I placed these pads on the antenna feet that make contact with the roof when folded down.  I bought the larger squares of this same peel-off sticky-back material I had cut two small strips and placed them on the underside of the ends of the antenna wings that would flap up & down and slap the roof.

I got a tip from a PC member here, sorry I forgot who, suggested using small strips of the same material in the flip-down counter extension to the left of the sink.  That was not a big source of rattle noise, but adding pads in the hinge area there killed 100% noise from it.

I think these pads are sold everywhere hardware is sold, possibly even in a grocery store in the home hardware section.  They come in many sizes and shapes and thicknesses.  I use the thick ones.

One more comment about rattles.  Over-inflating the tires by a lot is real hard on any motor home.  Not only does it increase the rattles, but it unnecessarily over-stresses the over-all rig and all it's components.
1804  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wooopee... My PC is done on the 6th JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: June 02, 2012, 12:09:46 am
We did that trip last year.  We got hooked on light-houses.  We enjoyed the affordable 18 hole golfing at the course by Interlocken, stayed in the state park there directly across the campus.  There is a restaurant to the east, on the north side of the road between Interlocken and Travis City, 10 to 15 minutes from the golf course.  I wish I could remember the name.  Not much to look at.  They have a daily special posted....the best food we ever ate at such an afforadable price.  In the U.P we favored the north.  Pictured Rock N.P. was nice, you must take the boat ride on a calm day, and buy some fresh smoked fish while in town there.  The Sleeping Bear Dunes area was enjoyable too.  We took a boat ride to South Manitou Island.  Don't bother hiking to the old cedar forest on the island.  Hike to the far end dunes and be sure to see the old 1960's ship wreck.
1805  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: aimee rocks on: June 01, 2012, 07:14:56 pm
I completely understand Aimee's feelings in banning an individual.  If I were an administrator, I too would find it a difficult task.

Forums are places for people to discuss common interest, and in this forum's case, the Phoenix Cruiser is the focus.  When the topics or responses to topics become unruley and/or vulgar or chronically insulting of other peoples' thoughts, ideas, and opinions, it becomes a sensitive matter to the administrator.  If the perpetrator does not respond appropriately to administration warnings, then more drastic measures are required, hence a ban of that individual.

It is unfortunate when it must be done.  I can't celebrate, but rather share in Aimee's feelings and humbly thank her for keeping this forum clean and friendly.
1806  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: white water drain valve on my 2008 29ft PC is BROKEN! on: June 01, 2012, 06:18:04 pm
Thanx Ron!! It DID pop out but not without some effort. I slightly damaged the housing and now the valve leaks a bit but at least it turns freely. Any idea what I could use to increase friction and tighten the spigot a bit? I could jerry-rig something but sure hate to further damage the housing.
The valve does snap in to seal.  With the thin film of Vaseline, I am able to get the turn-part to snap back in to seal good.  Vaseline is safe for drinking water.

Be sure it's all the way in to a "snap".

Adding for reference, This is the type I am referring to.  Not the entire assembly, just the spigot itself.
1807  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wooopee... My PC is done on the 6th JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: June 01, 2012, 09:59:12 am
Welcome to the PC family.  Cheer

And to one of you, Congratulations on child #3.   Balloons
1808  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: white water drain valve on my 2008 29ft PC is BROKEN! on: June 01, 2012, 09:47:46 am
The fresh water drain on my 2007 is the same generic type used on an insulated water jug.  Assuming you have the same, you should be able to pop off the turning handle portion from the rest, and snap the new one in.  I would leave the rest alone unless it leaks or the parts are not compatible.

If the valve is hard to turn or is leaky, on my favorite water jug I simply clean it well and then smear a light film of Vaseline that keeps it turning easy and seal well for about 3 years which then I'll repeat.
1809  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Veterans on: May 31, 2012, 05:01:04 pm
My father was in WW2, stationed in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor, a Navy Postmaster sargent.  He never saw any action.
His older brother in WW2, was infantry in Europe, stories of hidding in foxholes with shells going off all around.
My father-in-law in WW2 was infantry in France....stories of bullets wizzing past his ears, and then there were the ladies.
My father's younger brother was infantry in the Korean war.
My cousin retired from USAF, a chaplin.  He served in Vietnam.

On my mother's side, they were the eneny in Europe in WW2.
My mother's brother was a German sniper, for all we know shooting those wizzing bullets at my father-in-law.  After his second war wound, he was sent back injured and never heard from again.
My mother's brother-in-law was a radio repairman for the Luftwaffe, POW'd on the US side and made donuts for US troups till the end of the war.

My Mom's family were German farmers in WW2, living pretty much in isolation.  They never learned much about the war until long after it was over.  They scrammed when the Russians invaded.  They eventually came to the USA where my mother and father met in the mid 50's when their parents, my grandparents from both sides reunited from a pre-WW2 relationship in Germany.

My siblings and I never served in the Armed Forces.
1810  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Veterans on: May 28, 2012, 09:16:52 am
I never had the honor of serving our country in that manner.  I turned 18 in 1976, a few years after the draft was over.  As a young man in love, I quickly got married, worked a job, and bought a house, never considering to serve our country.  As the years have passed, I have paid more attention to the world around me, the history of mankind, and especially US history and it's contribution in maintaining order in this world, During my adulthood I have grown to appreciate...Greatly Appreciate what our veterans have contributed so that I could raise a family and live out my life in the greatest place in all the world, in peace.

To Me Every Day Is Memorial Day.  To Every Veteran, I Thank You.

1811  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2012 PC Brochure correction on: May 25, 2012, 08:29:27 pm
Wow #3 ???  Gradygal, what are you doing for next year?  Something totally custom?   rolling on the floor
I love reading these posts.  It's good to see our PC family enjoying life in so many different ways.
BTW:  PC-USA offered the 2950 the rear twin bed, no rear slide, last year or maybe 2 years ago.  What length will yours be?
I always thought it would be cool to have one like that made to the longest length of 30.5 feet, but have a walk-around queen bed with the pillows against the rear wall.
I can't consider it because of storage & financial limitations at home, but I can dream.

Here is the older 2950 shown with the old style front slide out.  The slideout today would inclide the fridge.

Here is the 2910 graygal references.
1812  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Proof That My Wife Is Right on: May 25, 2012, 05:44:07 pm
Shshsh......... Quiet.........If my wife finds out I am the #1 poster here, my laptop will get confiscated.  No posting czar decals, no unexplainable money.  Nothing that can track me back here.
1813  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Proof That My Wife Is Right on: May 25, 2012, 04:06:41 pm
He gives good advice too, just like you.
But not all my advise is good.
1814  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Switch next to streering wheel question? on: May 24, 2012, 07:30:02 am
Barry, you bring up a very good point about mixing different battery types during a shore-power charge.....or any charging source for that matter.
1815  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Switch next to streering wheel question? on: May 23, 2012, 06:12:54 pm

Just be sure there is not a current drain when leaving that switch on.  If left unattended/unmonitored, it could draw more amperage than a solar collector can surpass.  Especially on days where the collector does little, and then evenings combined.  The relay it trips does consume power.  But you probably have learned that already.  Just making sure.

That constant-on switch would be ideal when plugged into shore power.
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