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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Leak in the bathroom on: January 12, 2015, 12:35:40 pm
If the leak is right at the pan/drain area, you should be able to seal it from inside the shower.  Removing the screen on the shower pan may loosen the connection there.  If so, that is great!  A little silicone caulk and reconnect is a very easy repair. 

It is possible something became loose or even broke from the underside.  Have you looked up from below?  I wonder if you can access the connection from the street.

I don't own a 2551 or 2552 so I am not the best person to reply.  Consider my input "very generic".
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Interior light covers on: January 12, 2015, 11:03:18 am
For the florescent fixtures in my 2007, I have to first remove the two exposed end screws, then unsnap the cover.  There are two additional screws holding the main assembly to cabinet or ceiling.  They are accessed with the cover removed.  So there are 4 screws in-all attaching the fixture to the ceiling or cabinet.
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford 350 vs 450 on: December 30, 2014, 05:17:57 pm
Hi Judi,

Phoenix changed from the E350 to the E450 on model 2551 around 2007 because the E350 was getting close to the maximum allowable load.  I cannot say that it is a bad idea to buy an older 2551 on the E350 chassis.  It is simply less desirable.  If I were you, I would call the factory and ask to talk with Kermit.  He made the decision to switch from the E350 to E450 on that particular model.  He would have the best advise for you.

The general consensus is that the E450 is preferred, but an E350 is not all bad news because it will yield about a 10% increase in fuel economy along with a softer ride.

Buying the rig used, there is one primary thing you will want to know about.  That is whether an aftermarket heavy duty rear stabilizer bar was installed.  If not, I would not consider it a deal breaker, but rather negotiate $400 less to get that component added after you purchase the rig.  Actually I would advise to add more than that rear stabilizer bar to further improve handling.  I'd replace the front stabilizer bar with a heavy duty one along with better shock absorbers and steering stabilizer.   Hopefully the rig you are considering has much or all of that already done for you.
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I heard from Billy on: December 29, 2014, 05:08:36 pm
I too missed Billy wondering if he is okay.  Thank you for the update on him and his change in RV.
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Levelers being balky on: December 23, 2014, 12:17:36 pm
Yes they make sense.
My name is Tom, not Ron. Ron lives near Chicago, while I live in central Maryland. ThumbsUp
Tom, ragoodsp's name is Ron.  He was signing his post "Ron".   rolling on the floor
I feel better knowing that I am not the only one who gets spun around with real names & screen names and all that.  Thanks Tom.  Smile
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HELP! Need hot water on: December 22, 2014, 09:19:19 am
One could remove the plastic drain plug to confirm water is in the tank.  Just don't do it with "hot" water inside nor under pressure.

When the tank is drained, there is still 1/2 gallon of water inside to submerge the 110V heating element.  This is a safe guard for if you forget there is no water in the tank when plugging into a 110V source or start the generator.  I learned this when replacing the 110V heating element.  When I removed it, the water kept coming & coming.  shrug  I asked the Atwood tech of which he then educated me on that one.  He also mentioned that it is designed to survive through freezing temperatures.
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HELP! Need hot water on: December 22, 2014, 07:53:07 am
Hang in there Janey.  We all have gone through "operator error" mode with our first motor home.  Once you figure it out, then the challenge will be to remember it the following year. Smile  We have owned our PC-2350 for 7.5 years now and I still forget things.  At least it comes back to me more quickly.
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swapping out the inverter... on: December 19, 2014, 10:01:34 am
I thought I read somewhere that in such a case, the inverter will be bypassed.
That has been my understanding too.  When plugged into shore power or running the generator, all 110v outlets get their energy direct from those sources, not the inverter.  I wonder now.
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swapping out the inverter... on: December 18, 2014, 06:06:21 pm
When we use inverted 110V  for our laptop, the power supply buzzes and gets warmer than would otherwise.  I considered getting a 12V power supply specific to work with a 12v outlet, but never followed through getting one.  I think a laptop 12V supply would be electrically cleaner for the computer, and use less power too.
70  Main Forum / Photos / Re: White Sands National Monument on: December 15, 2014, 03:48:16 pm
we actually had to pull over and stop because the sand was so thick in the air.
I Would Think That's Hard On The Full Body Paint Job.

Smart to change your air filter after that visit.
71  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Valley of the Gods, Utah on: December 15, 2014, 08:11:54 am
Yep, I hear you.  That is why we settled on towing a 4x4.

We had found ourselves saying "no" to too many roads in the south-west, but also in mountainous and urban areas.  With few exceptions, we learned it's best to bring the Jeep along.  We did tow it on our two week trip around Lake Michigan, but learned in that case we should have left it home.  So it's not something to take on "every" planned vacation.

Getting around in a 2100 does offer more flexibility than our 2350.  But some of those roads in Utah are just too hard on any PC.  They were too hard on our car that we towed before as was the case in Escalante on the road to the trail head to the narrows.  Driving a Toyota MR2 Spyder through deep dry washed rock river beds was our turning point.  So the 4x4 became our tow vehicle of choice.

If we had a PC Quigley 4x4, I still would not take the PC on some of the roads we travelled due to over-hangs, tip-overs, narrows, height clearances, damaging jolts, wash-boarding and such.  Better for us to tow the 4x4 for such day excursions.
72  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Custom Desk in the 2552 on: December 13, 2014, 10:37:34 am

We have more than PCs in common.  Our involvement in charities is a big time consumer and a joy to be a part of.  We go along trying to do life right with a vision for a lifestyle without my distracting full time job. If only I could retire soon and move on and deeper into what is dearest to my heart.

God is good.  He has blessed us with so much including me with a good and once very interesting job for nearly all my adult life.  A job that allowed Irene to be a stay-at-home mother.  I am not complaining here.  Life has been a blessing even with all the hardships lumped within to groom us better.  But I do dream for a different kind of "better" as I am getting tired of the typical work day pulling me away.
73  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Custom Desk in the 2552 on: December 13, 2014, 08:58:38 am
Oh Holly,

I read your post here and then visited your blog and read through some visits and then your epiphany.

What are you doing to my brain?  

We turned 56 years old earlier this year.  I am tiredly working a job on a computer in a cubicle at the same company for over 35 years.  At home our kitchen face-lifting project here refuses to go back together smoothly.  Our lives are so busy that we missed Irene's weekly M.S. Avonex injection the past two nights.  We are "Tired" people.  I escape to a couple of RV forums to break away.  Then I read about Holly and John, knowing our PC is just 15 seconds away from this laptop.

Thank You for sharing that.
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: December 12, 2014, 07:22:58 am
Welcome to the PC family Dave and Kristina.  Smile
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / PC Friendly Folding Table - Sale Alert $20 on: December 08, 2014, 12:40:46 pm
Going on at Menards right now. $20 for a 4'x2' height adjustable folding table that stores in the PC rear storage compartment like this.
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