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 on: July 16, 2014, 10:22:49 am 
Started by RKS - Last post by Barry-Sue
Here are two links that appear to mandate the use of Biodiesel in Minnesota.  Does not appear to be optional.  Perhaps someone from Minnesota can fill us in.


 on: July 16, 2014, 08:51:43 am 
Started by RKS - Last post by keelhauler
However, Sprinter does not require bio-diesel.

 on: July 15, 2014, 11:02:28 pm 
Started by ColoRockiesFan - Last post by ron.dittmer
I too enjoyed racephoto's (Gail's) pics along with her creative ideas.  I love her little rig.  

I did find it interesting that the 2350 weighs only 305 pounds more than a 2100, neither having a slide out.  That comes to 122 pounds per linear foot.  I realize it is not linear, but still interesting.  I wonder how the 2450 compares.  I had assumed it would be better on an E450 chassis, but now think the E350 would do it best as PC-USA is supplying.  I think the 2450 wheel base is that of a 2551 which would place more weight forward where most extra chassis capacity resides.  The 2450 would have a much better balance load, maybe preventing rear sag.  The stock 2100 and the 2350 both have a bit of a rear end sag to them when all loaded up, ours included.  I've always thought we could benefit from rear air bags to bring up the rear by a couple inches.  But I really don't have issues with it a tad low in back.  It does clear the garage door without a worry right now.  With air bags, I'd have to remember to let the air out before driving in.  It's a tight fit already.

Gail, Your 2100 does not appear to have the common sag.  Do you have air bags in back?

 on: July 15, 2014, 10:26:09 pm 
Started by ColoRockiesFan - Last post by blifsey
Great thread and enjoyed your photo album racephoto!  Hopefully in a year or two our son will be out of college and we can get serious about a smaller MH.  The 2100, 2350 and 2400 all seem like great units!

 on: July 15, 2014, 09:53:25 pm 
Started by ColoRockiesFan - Last post by racephoto
I have a no-slide 2100.  The couch as-is is not terrifically comfy but doable.  I picked up a Coleman SUV Quickbed air mattress that fits like it's made for it and that's way better.  However, I grew weary of making and unmaking the couch into a bed, and storing all the bedding, so I now leave the dinette made up full time.  As Ron said, that makes a lot more storage room available, including the fact that I no longer need to store the bedding.  Pics of my rig are here:

I do have much less bedding now, I was carrying memory foam, sleeping bags & air mattresses for both beds, but I've gotten rid of most it....if I have company it will be BYOB.  :-)

 on: July 15, 2014, 09:33:46 pm 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by Doneworking
Today I installed another panel, this time using the Renogy flexible 100 watter racephoto mentions in the post immediately above.  This thing only weighs four pounds!  Hooked the existing Renogy 100 watt panel together with this one with some Y connectors from Amazon.  

Put this down with 3M VHD mounting tape.  WOW.  First time I had used that stuff.  It is like contact cement from the standpoint that you don't get second chances!  It was in the high 70s here today and full sun.  I was amazed how the charging (amps) went up because, of course, it just doubled.  The PC has been in the storage garage since June 15, so the coach batteries would have naturally not been fully charged.  I was pumping 13.7 volts into the batteries and they charged fully very quickly.   The little Renogy controller that came in the kit with the first panel I installed seems to be working very well.  

The first two weeks of June we were boondocking and the one panel really worked great, particularly since we were camped in two different places in the National Forest in shady spots.  We never used the generator except for the convection/microwave and never had to use it to recharge the batteries.   I suspect with two panels now it will meet all our needs.   Changing the reading lights to LEDs really helps with the heat and power consumption.  

We are going out to Colorado in a few weeks and will be boondocking above 10,000 so we will be using the furnace in the mornings.  Those things are a real 12v power consumer.  It will be nice to have full batteries every morning.  I found out long ago that the secret to making these deep cycle batteries last years is simply not to discharge them very deeply.  I get nervous if the meter falls below 12.0 and never let it get much lower.   I got seven years out of my batteries in my previous rv prior to buying this PC last fall. 


 on: July 15, 2014, 08:49:21 pm 
Started by RKS - Last post by RKS
 That may have been the case, but it appears  as of July 1st Minnesota mandates at least 10% biodiesel and may be going higher in 2015.

 on: July 15, 2014, 07:31:04 pm 
Started by TomHanlon - Last post by 2travel
Great idea.  I will be in Elkhart in August and I will ask Kyle for cards and brochures.  2travel

 on: July 15, 2014, 01:33:14 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by BGolden
4 Words   I'm jealous! Like Ron.

 on: July 15, 2014, 01:31:51 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by BGolden
WOW ... very nice. I love the interior colors. I did notice the kitchen cabinets have Dittmer drawers, they look great.  I'm happy to know that Phoenix will allow customer input when designing their MH.

I tried several latches on the drawers and so far nothing to keep them from rolling out, except for the rubber bands my wife placed over the knobs. They are strong industrial rubber bands and they seem to match the wood, and they haven been successful for three years now.

My 2350 is getting up there mileage wise ... Maybe a 2450 is in my future.... Grin

Best of Luck with yours
Bill G

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