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 on: March 18, 2018, 01:34:35 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by jatrax
My main dilemma is the fridge.  My Norcold was a nightmare, to say the least.  We installed a nice Whirlpool residential and love it.
I would like some comments on the current status of Norcold.  Are you happy with it?  Does it work!!??  I can only assume that Norcold has improved this product.
We had Phoenix install a compressor refrigerator instead of the absorption ones normally used.  The model we agreed on was a Norcold DE-0061.  This is typically used in marine applications and has an excellent reputation there.  There is also a similar one made by NovaKool but Phoenix had no relationship with them and would not install that one.  So far my DE-0061 has been great.  It works the same way a residential one would except it runs off 12volt rather than 120 volt and is designed for mobile applications unlike a residential one.  It runs on 12volt, cools down quickly and maintains temperature with no problems.  Because the large condenser coils are not needed you get more usable space inside for a given size refrigerator.
Not really a comment on the current Norcold absorption units, just to let you know there are other alternatives to the standard propane / absorption cycle units.

 on: March 18, 2018, 10:40:57 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by Free2RV
Welcome Barry.
We have similar circumstances to yours. We currently have a 39' Holiday Rambler Endeavor. For the last few years, we've been wanting to downsize, but didn't see anything we would even consider, until we saw a PC in Rapid City in 2016. The owners were gracious enough to show us their coach. After visiting the factory 3 times and giving it a lot of consideration, we finally found "the one for us" with the PC 3100. We did all the planning and finally placed our order on Feb 28. We are really excited, because we know this downsize will be everything we hoped for.

When you visit the factory, be sure to take one (either the 3100 or the 2910) for a test drive. It helped us make the final decision.

 on: March 18, 2018, 09:48:50 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by bftownes
My wife and I currently have a 2001 40' Monaco Diplomat LE.  Bought it new and full-timed for 10 years.  10 years was enough, so we bought a house.  We now want to downsize.  I was all fired-up for the Tiffin Wayfarer until talking with some friends who have a 3100.  We are now planning a trip to Elkhart, hopefully in April, to actually see a PC and discuss the build.  I have several questions, such Liquid Spriings, residential fridge (if possible).  My main dilemma is the fridge.  My Norcold was a nightmare, to say the least.  We installed a nice Whirlpool residential and love it. 

I would like some comments on the current status of Norcold.  Are you happy with it?  Does it work!!??  I can only assume that Norcold has improved this product.

Next, are Liquid Springs necessary?  Does PC offer Sumo Springs?  Are they effective?

Finally, will getting a "30 footer" defeat the purpose of downsizing?  I want to be able to pull into my driveway; I think my driveway will allow fairly easy access for the 3100 or 2910D.


 on: March 18, 2018, 06:40:40 am 
Started by Volkemon - Last post by Volkemon
Thank You! 

 on: March 18, 2018, 06:33:59 am 
Started by ROO - Last post by Volkemon
Mine is a 2007 and has the fake nuts. I used a pair of water pumps and tried wiggling the nut. The fake one will give a little and then just pull off exposing the lock nut. 
So one of the 8 fake nuts needs to be removed to access a hidden lock nut?  All these years on the PC forum and I never read that before.  I learn something new all the time.

I think Joe R may have followed the same (WRONG) path I did when first removing my wheel covers.
I have a 2006 2350 with the Wheelmaster Wheel covers. Each cover is held on by (4) retaining or 'fake' lugnuts. These are a chrome cover over a nut that threads onto the bit of stud left exposed after the wheel retention lug nuts are installed.

Still available new -

The hard (wrong...) way to remove the retainer nuts is to pry off the cover, using pump pliers, exposing the nut. then use a socket to remove nut. Then the  lock nut covers dont install tight at all...    Yeah, took me a wheel to figure it out...  thinking

The EASY (right) way is to look at the lug nuts on the wheel cover. You will see that (4) of them have dimples at the bottom. Using the 'T' handle tool (found mine in back..) easily twist off the (4) locking nuts to remove wheel cover.  nod That easy. If the t-handle is missing, a regular socket will remove the locking nuts. They are easier to re-attach with the T-handle, as it allows you to easily push in on the cover to allow the nuts to thread on.

As a side note, when I replaced my front rotors (discs) on the E350 doing a front brake job, the studs were just too short to engage the retainer nuts. I had to machine ~60 thousands (.060 inch) from the wheel retainer nuts to reattach the covers. They have worked fine ever since.  ThumbsUp

Shown below are the wheel covers found on my coach. In one pic it is easy to see how (4) lugs hold the cover on. The other pic shows all the locking lug nuts that come with a set, and the tool to remove them.

 on: March 17, 2018, 10:08:16 pm 
Started by biglegmax - Last post by biglegmax
I just wanted to do a follow up. We had our 2350 put on a flatbed and shipped. It took about three weeks to finally coordinate a full load headed in our direction. A 2350 qualified as a partial load, so they had to wait for the rest of the load. It ended up being about $1.65 per mile. I thought that was more than fair. A driver towing his return vehicle was $1.25 per mile. So our coach showed up with no additional mileage, no crazy drivers, on time, with no hassle. I want to say EARL went out of his way to show up on a weekend to get it loaded, and communicate with everyone. Thanks EARL!

 on: March 17, 2018, 07:44:56 pm 
Started by mhoecker - Last post by Joseph
Damage the transmission on what; The tow vehicle isnt running?  I just came back from a road trip to Death Valley and hit rain. Watching rain go with the air flow behind your rv in the rear camera really shows how it hits your toad. In my case adding the Kar guard was a huge plus.

 on: March 17, 2018, 11:40:09 am 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by mhoecker
What price freedom to roam and inner peace?  Worth every penny to us! 

 on: March 17, 2018, 10:35:28 am 
Started by ROO - Last post by lmichael
my 2007 2700 had the fake chrome lug nut covers separate from the wheel cover, but they were part of the wheel covers on my 2010 2350 that you have to line up on the lug nuts to reinstall the wheel cover.

 on: March 16, 2018, 11:14:48 pm 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by Fred and Paula
Good news, that 'build a PC' thing was like playing with an erector set or Lincoln logs.  Lot's of fun and it doesn't cost anything Wink

Fun for sure, but also sobbering. sad My fully loaded dream 2552, MSRP, 156k. Factory direct price, 125k. Its only money right? Grin

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