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 on: September 22, 2016, 03:43:25 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
After nine years, I think I resolved the loosening and then rattling of the microwave oven, thanks to this idea from my cousin Richard.

I removed the six screws around the perimeter and pulled out the microwave oven.

I drilled the top two and middle two holes in the cabinet bigger to accept spiked "T" nuts, the kind often used in furniture, and used threaded screws and lock washers to replace the four wood screws.  I replaced the bottom two wood screws with other wood screws that cosmetically match the upper four.  All hardware used as shown.

Here is one spiked "T" nut pressed into the enlarged hole from the inside of the cabinet.  The hole in the "T" nut is threaded.

I added thick felt pads on the plastic rear feet and thin felt pads on the front rubber feet as not to change the height in front.

I reinstalled the microwave and was then able to tighten down hard the top 4 screws, much tighter than before when they were wood screws.  The bottom two screws had to remain wood screws because there was no means to insert the "T" nuts.

Hopefully the rattling is over for good.  Previously, I had to occasionally tighten up the six wood screws which helped for a while but they would loosened up again and then came the rattling.  I just could not tighten them enough without stripping them.

Thanks Richard!

 on: September 22, 2016, 02:46:26 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by ragoodsp
As my wife and I approach that magic age of 65 (15 months!) the pull to hit the road again (did the lower 48 25 years ago doing a different region of the country every summer for 1 month over  four years)  is getting strong again.  Having owned 7 different motor homes I can honestly say for the past 6 years the ownership of my two PC's (2551S and 3100S) has been a great run with next to zero issues with either coach.  I realize that many of you PC owners spend extended periods of time in your coaches but we made the decision some time ago that we simply needed more room in both the coach and cab areas to make extended travel work for us.  I have been doing extensive shopping for the right new coach (I tried everything to prod Kermit to make a new PC on the F series chassis to no avail) and I settled on a Super C (truck conversion).   My wife and I drove home from NJ yesterday in our new baby (very large baby to say the least!) a 2017 Renegade Verona 36 VSB, 350 Cummins,  in a custom color called sandstone.  Two slides, king bed, and all the whistles you could want.  I will miss all of you here on the forum but please know I will be checking in from time to time since I do have a soft spot for PC and other small manufacturers that are competing against the giants like Forrest River (yuck). Renegade owners are now organizing to start a new owners forum that will look and feel like PC's.  Until we meet somewhere please be safe in your travels!   Thanks, Ron G.

PS:  if anyone is looking for and absolute mint inside and out 2012 3100S with 15,000 miles check out Dylan's RV and salesman Jim

 on: September 22, 2016, 09:33:50 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Gail Staton
Thanks, Holly.

I ordered it and with Prime so no shipping.   I'm sure I will make many of the recipes but for $3.20 I will get that much enjoyment just reading it.


 on: September 22, 2016, 09:01:18 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Hit an Amazon deal a few minutes ago. Expected to pay $16-18 for this book. It is listed for $3.20. hardcover cookbook for $3.20 I have a copy here from the library and weve tried a couple recipes we really like and found several more were trying today (the breakfast cheesecake is yummy and easy to make). I have her first Eat what you love cookbook and like it a lot. These cookbooks are reduced salt, reduced fat, reduced sugar (with sugar substitute options). Many recipes are two or four servings so perfect for the RV couple.

I dont know why it is only $3.20 or how long it will be this price but it might be worth scooping up. I tried to buy more than one to use as gifts but it is one per customer. If you are interested, I suggest buying right away.

 on: September 22, 2016, 08:33:24 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron-n-toni
Just back from Eastern Vermont and home in NE Pennsylvania via I-84 (yep, I-84 is still under construction for 3rd year) Vermont starting to change with brighter colors than PA. Here in PA color is muted due to very dry conditions. Vermont looked better but still dry. Cry

 on: September 22, 2016, 12:05:20 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Jim,

We do have an Illinois IPASS for our PC and Jeep Liberty and plane to utilize them in other states that accept IPASS.  According to the Illinois IPASS website, Indiana and 15 other states with E-ZPASS accepts IPASS.  I searched E-ZPASS and found it is used in the following 16 states, and also in Ontario Canada.  At a glance, most states we will travel through accepts our IPASS.

Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia Canada: Ontario

 on: September 21, 2016, 11:24:30 pm 
Started by RheaNL - Last post by RheaNL
Yes, a great group of people on this forum. I knew the answer was simple and I was missing it. When digging in the cabinet housing the RED LIGHT I discovered a note I had taped to the cable connection, but somewhere since the last use of cable, it had fallen off.  Guess I will now write the instructions on the wall plate with a felt tip.

Thank you all!

 on: September 21, 2016, 11:12:16 pm 
Started by Rosy Phoenix - Last post by RheaNL
In my 2100 the panel that is stapled to the wall floats free when the couch opens/shuts to fill the gap from the wall to the mattress.  Lift it up and it allows access to the motors/wiring for the bed.  I made a custom sheet that goes on the actual couch/mattress part and then kind of a a giant pillow slip that covers the top panel. I do leave the sheets/blankets on when closed and put a nice throw over it all. We are short so length is not an issue. Not sure you can make current bed longer.

 on: September 21, 2016, 10:04:42 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by KB9OMH
      Don't know if you have the BLUE IPASS or not but you will need it out of Illinois. You will end up with the WHIRE and BLUE for towing with an RV. just through I would say something


 on: September 21, 2016, 09:32:07 pm 
Started by Rosy Phoenix - Last post by Doneworking
Who says new is better?  I prefer Ron's to the electronic one in our PC.  I had an old Honeywell go out at home and we loved it.  It had two settings only:  one for day and one for night.  Foolproof.  I foolishly bought a new digital to replace it when it went out and there was no day and night only model I could find, so I got the standard seven day model.  It was a nightmare.  I threw it away and bought a digital with only one temp setting.   Like Ron, I never could program the super duper model correctly.

Less is more!


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