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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 & 2100 with and without slide on: July 15, 2016, 12:40:33 am
John,

Let me know if you find yourself on I-90 west of Chicago.  We live 3 minutes off the interstate (Jane Adams tollway) about 30 minutes west of O'Hare airport.

I'd love to see a 2351 in-person, and liking your deviations.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 & 2100 with and without slide on: July 14, 2016, 10:50:16 pm
Hi John,

Pictured below is the floor plan of a 2007 2350 with NO slide-out, taken from the 2007 brochure.  Our 2007 NO-slide 2350 HERE is the floor plan.  I believe a brand new 2016 NO-slide 2350 is identical.

I have never seen a NO-slide 2351 floor plan.  There are numerous ways a 2351 can be configured.  I believe by default it comes with a 12" pull-out pantry on each side.  If you delete the pantry on the driver side, you can get more leg room for the dinette along with bigger more comfortable benches and more bench storage.  If you delete the pantry on the passenger side, you can have either a longer bed with larger outdoor storage, or a bigger galley.  You might be able to split the extra wall space and make each a little bigger.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Recliner Damage on: July 13, 2016, 09:07:52 am
On page 5 of the 2007 brochure is a list of popular options of which it specifically says "Leather Seating (Captain Chairs)".  So when we ordered our 2350 in 2007, I expected the front captain seats to be leather on the seating surfaces, and vinyl on all other surfaces, but I never could confirm it.  I really don't think our front captain seats have any leather in them, but maybe I am wrong.  Maybe it's bonded leather which is a percentage of leather inside a concoction of various materials on a roll.  These days you have to ask "What kind of leather is it, bonded(poor quality), top grain(okay), or full grain leather(real quality)?"  I would rather have vinyl instead of bonded leather for bonded leather has very poor durability.  But so far our seats are holding up well, yet our rig is not a good gauge to go by given it is inside a dark controlled temp garage most of the time.

The way this was written back in 2007, the implication is that all other seats upgraded to leather, might not be actual leather.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Recliner Damage on: July 12, 2016, 10:44:10 pm
In my case Ron... I use NO hair care products, nor does my wife. In fact, I have very little hair to put hair care products in.
Okay, I understand.  So that can be ruled out.

Joey, We have the same year as you. We have already had the arms and the backs of the Euro chairs replaced.  the back and seat of the sofa is peeling off in big hunks as well. The drivers seat is falling apart. We have spoken with Kermit about the problem and he will send us replacement covers when we get back to Florida. He had indicated previously that Paul's Seating got a bad batch of the phony leather.  In ours, it looks like skin peeling after a very bad sunburn. It looks disgusting!!!!!Judi
Wow, how weird is that?  I am glad that Paul's Seating and the factory are both aware of the problem and are supplying good replacements.

Are you expected to do the upholstery work yourself?  Or are you taking your rigs somewhere to get the new covers installed?

Ron

35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Recliner Damage on: July 12, 2016, 06:26:26 pm
Hmmmm, That is disturbing to see.  Given it is one head rest, I wonder if the material broke down from a hair care product.

My wife's sister married an African American.  Our 3 sweet adult nieces with their big beautiful afro hair, when they visit for Christmas, pending their fashion that day, they can leave behind a sheen on our leather couches which we clean up the next day for fear of a reaction.

But it could be hair spray or other hair care products.  It leaves me to wonder how safe those products are.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa Bed Will Not Extend on: July 12, 2016, 06:20:15 pm
Dale and Cindy,

I am so glad to read that you got it resolved......and with your own two hands which is always best.  You learn and the PC community learns right along with you Smile

That Kermit is such a great guy.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa Bed Will Not Extend on: July 12, 2016, 07:57:36 am
On the fuse/breaker panel for our 2350. . . . does anyone know what number fuse would be associated with the sofa bed?  The handwriting that PC provided on the drop-down panel is so illegible on the fuse descriptions, it is very hard to tell what number fuse relates to our sofa bed.

Dale and Cindy,

Since you don't know which fuse supports the sofa bed, I advise you check every fuse, one at a time.  Use a small pliers like this to remove each fuse and inspect it to see if it is blown (burnt and/or broken inside).


If the metal material inside the fuse is not broken, immediately place it back into the same exact socket.  Don't mix the various colors up.  Make sure the same amperage goes back into the same socket.

You are inspecting for a blown fuse as shown below.  A blown fuse should be replaced with another of the same amperage.  Fuses can be purchased at any automotive store and at places like Walmart in their automotive department.


  If the new fuse of the same amperage (same number) burns again immediately, temporarily replace it with the next number larger.  You want to get the sofa open to inspect everything the other helpers here have mentioned.  If you find something suspicious and can resolve it, then replace the new higher amp fuse with the same number as the original.

38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED light problems on: July 10, 2016, 10:18:26 pm
Hi jt and lamovitz,

I am not familiar with the current-day PC-installed LED light strips, but if they are held on with an adhesive backing that does not hold well enough, you could try what I did with my LED light strips inside gutted florescent fixtures.  That is to add a tiny dab of clear silicone caulk on the two ends (the dab bridged between end of strip and adjacent material) because that is where the strips like to start to pull away.  The dab of caulk prevents the strip from beginning to pull away.
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV remodel, DVD replacement and volume issues on: July 10, 2016, 10:11:18 pm
And so there Barb's husband has done a good job of it.  ThumbsUp
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Emissions Recall 15E05 on: July 07, 2016, 04:02:02 am
I wonder if this is similar to the VW emissions testing saga in the news this past year.
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV remodel, DVD replacement and volume issues on: July 06, 2016, 12:04:10 pm
Hi Barb,

Here is a picture I just took of our front TV from below.  You can see the black bracket I added in the middle, holding the bottom of the TV to reduce TV movement.  To further reduce the rattles from the TV, I opened it up and added stick-on felt pads in strategic places where internal metal shielding clangs.  The TV no longer rattles when driving.

Because our 2007 TV has the older back-lit technology, I was a little concerned about trapped heat of which I addressed by adding a pair of computer fans behind the TV to circulate air better.  I turn them on with their own switch and reduced their speed with a POT to eliminate the fan wizzing sound.  You can see the bright raw wood holes for the fans mounted behind the board.

Today with cool-running LED technology, I would imagine the fans would not be needed.  LED TVs will also be much easier on the house batteries when running off the inverter.  I look forward for our TV breaking down to give me a good excuse to switch to edge-lit LED technology to reduce battery power.  It will also not stick out as far forward being so much thinner.

You don't see the speakers, but the sound does aim downward, if there was sound to hear.  Our TV speakers don't work when the surround sound is on.  Since we exclusively watch DVDs using the head unit, we never hear sound from below the TV.  But the TV is positioned to do so.

If you have any questions, just ask.
Ron Dittmer
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Music while traveling options on: July 06, 2016, 12:09:18 am
When you were plugged into shore power does that charge the truck battery ?
Barb,

The chassis (truck/van) battery does NOT get charged when hooked up to shore power and not when the generator is running.  The only way it charges is when the main engine alternator is spinning.

When parked for a month or longer without ever starting the engine, I like to disconnect the chassis battery.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: generator and air conditioner on: July 05, 2016, 12:24:48 pm
LRS,

I am so happy your a/c 110v generator troubles are resolved.  Those are the best solutions.  I call such issues "operator errors" when the solution is about understanding how your PC works.  We all have gone through many.  I personally reintroduce an occasional "operator error" when it's been a number of years.  I'll go full-circle and re-learn what I learned some years earlier, followed by a "duh" said to myself.

Please, please be sure you have placed the Onan cover on & latched properly.  It is easy to hang it up on the black frame, thinking you have it on properly.  You don't want to mount it improperly or worse yet to loose it for it is critical for cooling purposes.  It directs cool air through hot places within the generator.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scangauge on: July 05, 2016, 11:20:20 am
It sounds like you got a good deal.  I wonder if the Scangauge is seeing less sales now that the newest vehicles are providing much of the same information.

I mounted a Scangauge on top of the back-up camera of which I had previously relocated to the mirror position as shown.  I use the Scangauge primarily for fuel economy monitoring to help me to drive a little smarter with the throttle and gear selection of which I appreciate.  Sometimes I don't realize I am giving a lot of gas when there is a steady head wind or a long & gentile incline.  A little slower or one shift down can sometimes make a notable difference.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Music while traveling options on: July 05, 2016, 11:17:14 am
Barb, I think you will find that using the inverter going down the road will be just fine.  Your engine will be charging (or maintaining) your coach batteries and therefore you will not run them down one bit.  Turn on the inverter (assuming it is similar to ours), note the indicated DC voltage input, then start the engine and watch the voltage jump a bit, thus indicating a charge rate.  Some motorhomes don't have generators and the owners use the engine to recharge their coach batteries as a matter of normal operation.

Paul
I agree with Paul.
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