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 on: September 29, 2015, 11:13:05 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by RheaNL
We have the 2100 which hangs lower in the tail than longer models. Because we cracked the SaniCon, we added two roller wheels on the hitch bar and are glad for them.  You don't really loose 2.5 in. In looking at our rig, I would say less than an inch because other "things" are hanging low. The impact is first absorbed by the springs which reduces any frame "trauma." I will add that we first purchased one that was suppose to fit on the hitch, but size did not work so we went to the two welded to the hitch.

 on: September 29, 2015, 07:32:24 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by Denny & Barb
Frame stress should not be a problem since our Hitch is mounted to the same frame...  Just saying

 on: September 29, 2015, 01:57:44 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by Gail Staton

Thanks for the heads-up.   We will be checking ours.   

The only problem we have now is one of the overhead light fixtures isn't working.   It's not burned out bulbs as we hoped. 


 on: September 29, 2015, 01:10:26 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
During this season's 4 week vacation out west, I noticed that our threshold's two thicker stainless replacement screws both broke.  Being that stainless is a softer metal, it is not a total surprise.  I did hope that since they were thicker than the original screws, they would last forever.  They did last 6 years.  Unfortunately I can't find more of that same nice looking finish stainless screw.  So I temporarily used hardened steel.  Unfortunately they are hex-headed, not exactly a finished look, but at least they are low profile.  Hardened steel will be stronger but might snap under stress as well, and would be very hard to drill out.  I'll have to look around for even thicker stainless screws with nice finish heads resembling the ones that just broke.

 on: September 29, 2015, 12:06:39 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by ron.dittmer
Frame stress from scraping is a lot about "blunt trauma".  Whether skid wheels, skid plate, or hitch, if it bangs down hard or catches pavement, that is very bad.  A gentile introduction, gradually increasing down pressure to a point is generally not concerning.  Surely less down force is better so if the skid wheels hang 2.5" lower than a skid plate, I personally would rather have a skid plate.  If the skid plate hung down significantly lower than the hitch, I'd consider having no extra protection.  But I say this with our older 2350 in mind.  Each rig has it's own considerations.  Our rear hitch has not been scraped yet, but the hooks for the blue towing safety cables and our quiet hitch recently made contact when loaded heavier this past trip.

Regarding the coily red electrical umbilical cord's mating plug on the hitch, ours is mounted with heavy duty wire ties.  That electrical box is at the ideal angle for connecting the umbilical cord.  I like how it secures so I have no plan to change it.

Here is our towing setup.  Unfortunately the picture was taken from the opposing side.  But it sort of shows the umbilical cord resting good, a straight entry to the plug, with limited pulling on the plug itself.  You can also see the blue cable hooks and Quiet Hitch hanging lowest, most prone to scraping pavement.

 on: September 29, 2015, 09:25:20 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Gail Staton

Thanks for the recipe.

I would have taken the same shortcuts and had a difficult time not eating all of them, too.   I love pumpkin but also think you could use any pie filling.

We haven't had our Cruiser long enough to use the convection oven.   We are meeting friends in SC in a month so I may get to experiment.  I've had a convection in our home and used a portable one in our previous RV so I don't anticipate any problems.


 on: September 28, 2015, 10:40:08 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by Dynadave
The rollers will drag more frequently and stress the frame because of the 2 1/2 " loss of clearance that occurs when adding them. A flat piece of steel about 3/8" thick welded to the frame or hitch as a skid plate might be a solution.

 on: September 28, 2015, 04:18:58 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by GoPhoenix
Just to say, we've had a 3100 for four years - have never drug the rear end.

 on: September 28, 2015, 03:57:14 pm 
Started by ragoodsp - Last post by ragoodsp
I have noticed that the new PC's have the toad plug moved up and coming out of the fiberglass bottom skirting for a good reason I am sure.  While I very, very seldom tail drag with my 3100 I did drag once  and it damaged the  hitch mounted plug (mine is a 2012), cracked it all to heck.  I replaced the plug and should have moved it up at that time but I did not.  I have long contemplated getting the bolt on roller wheels but had heard that they may in fact put more stress on the coach compared to merely dragging on the hitch  (rationale does not make sense to me) and of course you do lose about 2.5" so there is more likely hood that you would drag more often.   I now see PC's coming thru with the rollers to protect the Sanicon box so I assume Kermit feels comfortable? .  I went ahead and ordered a set of the same wheels from Etrailer, I have them on but have yet to take the coach out.  Does anyone have any opinions?  Thanks, Ron G.

 on: September 27, 2015, 08:02:51 pm 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
While testing foods for a Halloween party, I ran across this recipe for Pumpkin Pasties - these are goooood. Being efficient (or lazy), I took the easy route with Libby's pumpkin pie filling and packaged pie dough. You mix and cook the pumpkin custard first, not in a pie shell, then cool it before putting into the pasties. I made some of these with a pumpkin cookie cutter as well as the fold-over circles shown in the recipe (and with a ravioli maker but didn't like the custard to pie dough ratio on those). This is easy enough to make in an RV using the prepared foods I used and you are supposed to be able to get put them together and freeze them then bake them later. I'm testing that and will let you know how that goes once we've thawed then baked those. Instead of slits to vent the steam, I cut little faces into the tops to help with the Halloween theme.

I thought this would be a great way to turn pumpkin pie into finger food AND allow for portion control... until I ate some, and then some more and then had to force myself to stop from eating ALL of them. So make lots and have fun!

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