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1816  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: January 13, 2011, 05:13:24 pm

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.
1817  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.
1818  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.
1819  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: January 10, 2011, 01:11:09 pm

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?"
1820  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.

1821  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.
1822  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.
1823  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.
1824  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: sinks and drains on: January 06, 2011, 04:02:10 pm
The drain hole in our kitchen is just a tad higher then the bottom of the sink. billy
Come to think of it, maybe ours is too.  Just a tiny little bit, but yes, there is a very shallow puddling of water left in the sink.  It may simply be that the RV needs to be so perfectly level.  I never gave it a thought.  Now I will have to pay closer attention.
1825  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: sinks and drains on: January 06, 2011, 03:26:07 pm
When we bought our 2007 2350 new, Phoenix USA was installing those cheap white plastic faucets in the bathroom, shower, and outdoor shower.  The kitchen faucet is better quality but is nothing fancy to the eye.

I have noticed, the past couple years, Phoenix has been installing better looking faucets of which I assume they are better quality.

I replaced our bath faucet with something nice for us seen below, but kept all other fixtures.  Replacing the bath faucet is very easy, requiring no tools.  Hand loosen, hand tighten.  All fittings have wings for better gripping to hand tighten.

The drains are the lowest point in all our sinks and shower pan so they drain completelty, unless the RV is not level.

1826  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another question on: January 06, 2011, 03:15:33 pm
On our 2007, we have the standard 6 wire, 7 terminal plug.  The center terminal is not utilized in the wiring.

Our old tow vehicle did hot have secondary breaking, so we utilized a 4 pin harness between vehicles.

Our new tow has secondary braking, so we utilize all 6 wires.
1827  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Manual Awning leg mount to PC. on: January 05, 2011, 02:41:01 pm
I suggest to mount high up, close to that horizontal seam, rather than down low like that.  It's only a 6" or so difference but that extra 6" in the pole allows for more height in the awning without getting so close to the fully extended position of the poles themself.  Based on your picture, it appears they mounted the brackets so low to clear that storage compartment door.

My advise....If you don't have to go so low, then don't.
1828  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Manual Awning leg mount to PC. on: January 04, 2011, 10:34:23 pm
That would be me.  On my 2350, I have mounted my awning brackets on the motor home.  I advise to mount the brackets high up on the lower skirts yet still able to get behind from below to attach the nuts.  Use stainless steel hardware and use nylon-insert lock nuts.

When determining the exact position for mounting, you want the poles to be either vertical, or slightly outward at the bottom.  But don't spread them too far apart because you then won't be able to get the awning pole feet into the brackets.  The feet won't be perpendicular and then binds trying to get them in their brackets.  My brackets are spread apart a little too far, done mainly to increase the swing of my entry door when the awning is open.  I get a little binding going on.  It's not ideal, but I got the knack to work it.  One good thing about it binding a little is that there is no rattling in a breeze, and no concern of it coming apart on it's own.  Once it's in, it's tightly held in place.  Still I advise to avoid spreading the brackets too far apart.

Your email address is hidden, preventing me from sending you a few pics.  If interested, email me through my profile.
1829  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rock n Roll and dome TV on: January 04, 2011, 11:17:44 am
With front and rear heavy duty sway bars, our 2007 2350 rocks and rolls very little when parked.  Of coarse, the same benefits are felt when driving.

HD sway bars are a 2-fold advantage over stock.  I highly recommend them as all motor homes, regardless of brand and model, are loaded to near the max load rating of the chassis.  Heavy duty sway bars are not over-kill.  Actually having the stock sway bars is an severe under rated condition.  All Ford E350 and E450 front sway bars are the same one used in the E150 passenger van.  It just isn't doing much for a chassis loaded 6 fold.  The rear bar has a similar story.

About the Ford E350/E450 OEM shocks.......they are the same used on the Ford E250 van, so how well are they suited for the task of a motor home weighing 5 times that?

The deficiencies go on and on.  The steering stabilizer too.  That is why I always say a mouthful when it comes to Ford suspension upgrades.  We upgraded our 2007 E350 suspension in all these areas plus adding a rear trac bar.  If all that prevents one accident, it paid for itself 10 fold.
1830  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Equipment Compartment on: December 31, 2010, 10:15:06 am
Be sure to inspect the compartment door gasket.  If it is deformed in some fashion, that could be the source of the leak.  Also check to be sure the door is not warped.  If it bulges outward, it won't seal well.

I do seem to recall a drain hole in there somewhere.  Be sure the hole is not plugged or covered over.  It's not a fix, but at least water won't puddle up so bad.
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