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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2012, 06:57:03 pm »
George

Quick check for you on the TV remote.  If the remote is able to control more than one type or model of TV it might need to be reprogrammed.  Most of the codes for the remotes and TV's are in the owner's manual.  Worst case you might have to get the codes off the internet.


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Hi Barry,

Just discovered that I'm not getting email notifications of updates to the forums.  I hit the Notify button thinking I needed to re-subscribe, but it just asked if I wanted to cancel notifications.  Nothing in the sp@m bucket.  Will have to check with Aimee on this.

Unfortunately, it isn't a universal remote.  The tv is a westinghouse sk-19h210s, with a dedicated remote.  I purchased a GE universal, programmed that and the TV works fine with it.  I can still use the Westinghouse remote if I need to re-setup or similar.  What's really annoying is that it has the curse of all electrical & mechanical products:  an intermittent problem.

And what I DON'T like about universal remotes is sometimes you hit one of the other device buttons accidentally (maybe similar to b*tt-dialing a phone?  :-D).  Had forgotten this when the new remote quit working.  It was the brain that went gunnybag, not the remote.

Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2012, 08:26:36 pm »
Intermittent problems with a remote is often caused by lightly corroded battery terminals.  Be sure the terminals don't have a light green or chauky coating.  If so, I use a micro-sized wire brush on my Dremel tool, but there are numerous ways of getting the contacts clean.

If all that checks out well, the second thing would be the circuit board inside the remote.  The remote's rubber buttons push a black carbon rubber pad to the circuit board to make contact.  Actually the pad shorts wires together on the circuit board creating a switch.  If you can open the housing and can get the circuit board out, look for patterns of gold.  Using a clean eraser, rub the gold shiny.  The black carbon ends of the buttons should be cleaned with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol.  With all the shiny gold areas of the circuit board clean and the black pads clean and dry, reassemble and see what happens.

I do this as needed to my kids video game controllers and especially my key fobs, usually needed once every 4 years pending usage and especially contaminants like dust & liquids.
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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2012, 08:54:39 pm »
Definitely good info Ron.  But at this point everything is working fine.  Don't need the original remote except when we move on to the next CG.  The universal remote does everything needed day-to-day, even when un-hooking/re-hooking to the site cable service.  I've filed your info for when the remote gets worse.

Dremel:  haven't needed it yet, but it is definitely along for the ride -- wouldn't travel without it.  And have a couple of handfuls of various small tools including electronic corrosion brushes (esp. good for leaky batteries), burnishers, de-burring tools, small screw drivers.  Collected over many years.  Don't take up much room, but are reassuring to have along.

Here's a remote story:  we're on our 2nd Airedale.  I've decided that these beasts should really be named Airehead Chowhounds. Came back into the living room, and my pal was chewing on the remote.  As you can imagine, I was quite unhappy.  Turned out, I had been handling the remote while eating fried chicken.  Fortunately, didn't hurt the dog.  I've come to respect your skills, Ron, but I'm pretty sure even you couldn't salvage that mess!  :-D  Totally off-topic, but I couldn't resist.

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2012, 09:32:26 pm »
George, I love your story.  Happy Trails.
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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2013, 10:05:37 pm »
The image in #9 has a broken link.  Do you want to pull it/repair it? (I'm trying to track down all 404's to see why we have missing images, and this one popped up.)

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2013, 11:30:37 am »
Hmmm.  I'm thinking it's a DNS cache issue.  I'm not sure how to flush the DNS cache on a windows machine, or if it's something recommended.  On my mac, I flush mine from the command line in terminal, but your work folk may not like you doing something like that so you may have to wait out the "time to live" on it.

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2013, 12:34:13 pm »
 2o2Wonderful ideas.  Will share with those going to the 20th Reunion of the InterVec Phoenix Travel Club Sept 5-10 in Petoskey,MI tymote

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2014, 08:31:36 am »
Tried to go the ownerís club page, www.intervecphoenix.org for the reunion details, but the website is not there. (WH)
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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2014, 08:53:14 am »
Works now. They had problems this morning.

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #69 on: October 23, 2015, 11:21:33 am »
If you ever run out of your own projects, you can come to my house.  I have an RV plug and place to dump in the drive, live in the "Funnest Little Town in America" (as per Rand McNally) and scenery to kill for.

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #70 on: October 23, 2015, 01:04:06 pm »
If you ever run out of your own projects, you can come to my house.  I have an RV plug and place to dump in the drive, live in the "Funnest Little Town in America" (as per Rand McNally) and scenery to kill for.
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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2015, 10:37:03 am »
Great improvements, can you send details?  rfisherman1@comcast.net

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #72 on: November 26, 2015, 10:58:20 am »
Great improvements, can you send details?  rfisherman1@comcast.net
On which improvement?
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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #73 on: November 29, 2015, 12:07:32 pm »
Nice modifications Ron.

Do you think a 450 upgrade from the 350 chassis would eliminate some of the upgrades you did to your PC?

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Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
« Reply #74 on: November 29, 2015, 01:40:26 pm »
Hi Ron,

You ask a good question.

Our chassis is a 2007 E350.  All E350s made prior to 2008, Ford did not equip with a rear stabilizer bar.  Starting in 2008, Ford improved the chassis, both the E350 and E450.  But the improvements are not as effective as the aftermarket improvements I had done to ours.  The question is.....Are the Ford improvements enough?  Some people say yes, others say no.  It does seem that the 2100 and 2350 could benefit from aftermarket improvements.  The 2551 and larger not so much.  This based on owner comments.  I wonder if it has more to do with the wheel base to rear over-hang ratio more than the chassis itself.

If I myself was going to order us a new 2015 2350, I would get it on the E350 chassis and determine after a long trip, if aftermarket upgrades are needed.

If I were to order model 2351, I might consider the E450.  That is based on my feelings alone, and also that we would likely get the longer bed with larger outdoor storage compartment, instead of the pantry between bed and stove.  I know we would load up that extra outdoor storage, adding more weight over the rear axle, hence considering the E450.

So my answer to the question you ask me is....I don't know.  :)
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