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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 27, 2017, 10:14:39 pm
Hmmmm.  Maybe I should re-think the idea.  I had assumed Corian was a sure bet for a hot pot.  What you say with regards to resin and such does make sense.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 26, 2017, 04:16:19 pm
The Corian will damage from heat so it is not a cure all.
I thought Corian worked well for hot pots and such.

No?
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 6.2 V-8 vs. 6.8 V-10 on: October 25, 2017, 02:44:36 pm
I try not to over think things, you can go down rabbit holes chasing things that make sense on paper but have no perceptible effect on things in the real world. Smile  Think gear ratios are an argument?  Try talking to camera buffs about megapixels, and lens coatings and micro-contrast and sensor filters and on and on.  If it looks like a nice picture, I figure it's a nice picture and we shouldn't worry so much about the details.

As far as cars and engines are concerned: if it starts and drives mostly the way I think it should, I'm all good.
Amen brother jatrax!  But it's fun to chat over Smile
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 6.2 V-8 vs. 6.8 V-10 on: October 24, 2017, 01:30:16 pm
Our 2007 E350 has that "other" differential gear ratio that runs everything up front at a slower rpm.  It's hard to say if it's better or not.  At times I wished it all spun a bit faster.  Other times I am glad it spins slower.  I used to think more about it, but as the years go by, I am better at letting it all go and just accepting it's behavior under particular driving conditions.  I tend to think too much on certain things and "Gear Ratios" used to be one of them. Smile
35  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Winterizing a 2100 on: October 23, 2017, 11:00:07 pm
There is one thing I learned when replacing the 110V heating element in my hot water heater.  Even though the plastic drain plug is removed draining the tank, 1/2 gallon of water remains inside the hot water heater, keeping the heating element submerged.  I was told by the manufacture that it is okay for that water to freeze.  The reason for the water remaining is to protect the 110V element from burning up if the 110V switch is accidentally left on while plugged in during non-use.

So......
Make sure if you plug in over winter, the 110V hot water heater is turned off at the control switch for I don't know if 1/2 gallon of water will be enough for many months of submerged protection.  As garmp listed, flipping off circuit breaker #6 is also a smart move, though I don't know if we all are wired up the same.  I personally don't know which breaker supplies 110V power to our HW heater.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 23, 2017, 04:15:52 pm
Ron,  since you can't get matching Corian,  what about applying a Formica-type laminate to the top of your existing shelf,  or make a new one if that's not suitable ?  They make really nice laminates in a  rainbow of solid colors, etc.  that are very durable.    Should be able  to handle what you "dish" out,   plus it would be a nice do-able home project which you excel at.   All at a fraction of the cost of Corian.
Jim
Actually I did think about something like that.  But I thought I would see what PC can do you me, and for how much.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 6.2 V-8 vs. 6.8 V-10 on: October 23, 2017, 10:44:04 am
Did not even know there was a v-8 available so I cannot comment on that.

However, I do have the V-10 with the 6-speed.  After reading all of the horror stories about the V-10 with 5-speed "It looks at a hill and downshifts" and so on, I was a little concerned.

However, I can report I am quite happy with the V-10 with 6-speed.  It shifts about when I think it should, handles hills in a reasonable manner, works well with the speed control and with Tow/Haul on is nice to drive even in city traffic.  Generally I have Tow/Haul on anywhere except the freeway.

You do have to get used to it making noise and running at 4,000rpm but so far I'm happy.
I also did not know of the larger V8 until this thread.  I agree 100% with jatrax about the V10 and TorqShift transmission.  Both are in our 2007 E350 chassis, though I am not sure if it is a 5 speed plus, or a true 6 speed.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Black valve light on: October 23, 2017, 10:38:13 am
Like lmichael, I think that lodged toilet paper might be the cause.

This time of year when the RV season for us is wrapped up, I add a 1/4 gallon of bleach into the black & gray tanks via sinks and toilet and fill with warm water to the top, then let soak for an hour or so, half the time with the tank valves open and then closed.  The bleach & warm water solution loosens contaminants throughout and also destroys odors.  I follow up with a full tank of fresh water because bleach will do harm if left for extended periods.  I do it primarily because our PC is parked inside our garage, located under our master bedroom.  I can't afford to have sewer gas.  Other benefits include accurate tank sensors, clean traps, bleached white sinks & toilet.  That process is work but worth it for us.
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 23, 2017, 12:24:57 am
2 frazzled, Carol at the factory said they no longer have the green available, so I must consider an accent color.  Carol shipped me color sample of which the Sonora is the winner.

One thing that has me hesitant is that the Corian counter extensions are square.  Our wood extension has rounded corners as shown which allow me to get in and out of the PC while the extension is in-use.  I wonder if I loose that ability with the square Corian.  Here is our wood one with rounded corners.  It is already a very tight fit for me but I am able to do it, and do so often.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Black valve light on: October 23, 2017, 12:15:34 am
My actuator black tank valve got sluggish a year ago.  But I did as swiftboot Larry is suggesting and the valve has been working as it should this year.  It has me thinking that Larry might have a good tip for you to try.  Fill your black tank to the tippy top (preferably with hot water) and then let it drain with a rush while opening and closing the tank valve until the water stops coming out.  Then it might close better, hopfully solving your LED blinking problem.

Ron Dittmer
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 20, 2017, 09:36:03 pm
Thanks for the replies, and Patty, thanks for your email.  I like what I see.  I think I will move forward with a Corian counter extension.  They no longer offer our color green so I am looking into an accent color they have in stock.
42  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: An Affordable Roof Vent Cover For People On A Budget on: October 19, 2017, 07:50:18 am
The vent covers serve a purpose some may not know till they have a vent lid failure. Generally the type of plastic is not suitable for very long in the sun. The sun causes a serious deterioration and breakdown and the lid will break or powder.
I heard that on other forums.  I also heard that painting the cover will prevent sun damage.  I assume a gray or black color would be more effective than white.

I have no concern of sun damage because our rig is stored indoors most of it's life.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 18, 2017, 05:04:48 pm
Hi All,

Our wooden board flip-up counter by the entry door is still in good condition, but Irene always gives me grief over placing hot items on it and water when I do the dishes.  I am thinking of ordering a Corian flip-up counter.  To you who have them, would you please post pictures of yours?  I wonder about the material thickness, the finished edging, and how it attaches to the hinges from behind.

Ron Dittmer
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WeatherTech Liners or Mats on: October 18, 2017, 04:12:51 pm
I know you are seeking floormats for dirt protection, but for those who want original Ford carpeted mats that match their Ford interior, you can buy them on line, Ebay being one of them.  HERE is one example.  Many years ago I bought a set like these for our 2007 PC.  They work well for our particular traveling style.

I recall spending a lot less, like around $30 with shipping included.  Just keep a watch for them as they come up for sale.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches on: October 17, 2017, 03:15:03 pm
I have had some of the hook part of the latches break.
My cure was to place small washers under the screws to distribute the load away from the screw hole.
They are ~ 1/8 ID and 3/8 OD.
Howard
That makes sense.  Nice tip!
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