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General Discussion / Re: Shower Splash
« on: August 27, 2009, 09:31:15 pm »
In our 2004 PC 2350, we have the plastic shower curtain that folds onto itself when you put it away.  I'm guessing that's the same as yours.  We have the same problem with splashing.  We have matching indoor/outdoor carpet that we installed over the tile in the bathroom and kitchen area, so that stops us from noticing the water splash.  The indoor/outdoor carpet dries quickly whenever it gets wet.  Instead of carpeting, you might try a small bathroom rug placed outside of the shower and cut to fit around the other bathroom items.  That should work fine and be easy to clean.  

General Discussion / Re: hooking up converter box to analog tv
« on: August 17, 2009, 10:32:32 pm »
I had a 20 inch TV with a CRT in my 2004 PC 2350 that I replaced with a 22 inch high definition LCD TV.  The heavy old CRT TV was not attached in the front, but had plastic straps with snap buckles on each side in the back.  Once I was able to unsnap the buckles, the straps pulled out of the buckles and the TV became loose.  Look for thin straps about a half-inch wide.  You might need a screwdriver to pry the buckles loose. 

General Discussion / Re: Lack of info
« on: August 17, 2009, 10:12:31 pm »
I'll give this question a shot, based on my 2004 PC 2350.  The simple answer is that there are three places to drain the fresh water from the coach.  To drain the water lines, there are the winterizing valves.  These just drain the water lines, not the tanks.  The location for these valves should be discussed in the manuals.  Mine are located in a storage bin.  To drain the fresh water holding tank, there is a valve near the bottom exterior of the tank.  The valve is connected to a tube that drains the water onto the ground.  This valve is also accessible from a storage bin.  To drain the water heater, there is a drain plug located inside the water heater panel at the bottom of the tank.  It's probably a plastic plug with a 7/8 inch hex head.  Remove the plug and the hot water drains out.  Refer to your water heater manual for all of the warnings and instructions before removing the plug.  Don't forget to properly replace the plug and shut all of the valves before you use the RV again.

Tips and Tricks / Tips for water heater woes
« on: August 17, 2009, 09:08:41 pm »
My 2004 PC 2350 has the 6 gallon Atwood gas/electric water heater.  It always works great when connected to a 30 amp electric hookup.  It sometimes has acted up erratically when I need to use it in gas mode.  Here are a couple of good, easy tips I have found to get it working again.  I always follow Atwood's warnings listed in the manual before working on the water heater.  

The Atwood manual says one tip is to clean and reseat the connectors on the circuit board in the water heater.  This has worked sometimes.  The low-voltage circuit board connections get a little oxidized.  Cleaning and reseating the connectors disturbs the oxidation and helps the connectors to make contact again.  This is temporary due to the oxidizing nature of the connections, but easy.  Be careful about how often you perform this fix, as it will eventually wear away the tin-lead plating on the circuit board, if performed too much.  

My tip is to inspect the ground connections inside the water heater.  They are all green wires attaching from the circuit board to the water heater vent housing in one place and from the two gas solenoids to the gas valve in one place.  The gas mode of my water heater acted up a lot until I removed the screws attaching the grounds and cleaned the grounding lugs.  The lugs showed a lot of oxidation buildup underneath the heads of the screws and on their attachment points, which would prevent a good ground over time.  Once I cleaned the connections, and lightly tightened the screws, the gas mode has worked flawlessly since.  

Also, I visually inspect the water heater often before taking the RV out, even if I am not performing any maintenance.  I look at all of the electrical connections stated above, and inspect for any loose screws that may allow something to move.  This can prevent some headaches later on.  

General Discussion / Replacement striping tape for 2004 PC 2350
« on: August 14, 2009, 05:38:37 pm »
A large rock damaged the fiberglas, gelcoat, and some of the striping tape at the rear of the passenger side on my 2004 Phoenix Cruiser 2350.  I repaired the fiberglas and gelcoat easily enough, but now I need the replacement stripes.  I believe the stripe colors are dark blue metallic, light gold metallic, and brown metallic, but they have faded slightly over time.  If these aren't the right colors, does anyone know the correct colors?   

General Discussion / Re: ans. from folks about tv/sealants/leak
« on: August 12, 2009, 10:56:03 pm »
I believe the only way for the water to get in is around the rear window, around the rear fiberglas cap where it joins to the roof, past the ladder mounts, or past the seals for the storage compartments.  I mean if they are all sealed correctly you should have no leaks.  I agree that you should check for any leak spot in those areas, primarily where the cap joins the roof or around the ladder mounts, and try to reseal the area with the proper sealant.  These areas seem most logical since your leaks come down the wall.  The rear window is also a logical area, but can probably only be visually inspected.  For puddling in the rear storage compartment on the passenger side of the RV, check your water pump.  I found the screws that attach the water pump to the electric motor loosened after a few years.  I tightened them all again, just slightly, and the puddling stopped. 

General Discussion / Re: Slide out issue
« on: August 12, 2009, 10:27:27 pm »
I have a 2004 Phoenix Cruiser 2350, and have never had the shavings problem during use, but I would suggest looking for any places that could have trapped left over shavings from when the RV was manufactured.  Over time, the shavings just shake loose and show up on the floor.  I have found small amounts of shavings in other places, like in the light fixtures, just due to the installation processes.  Once I completely vacuumed out the shavings, I haven't been bothered much since.  We also use a 4 ft x 6 ft  area rug in front of the slide out to help keep the dirt contained in the living area.  When we are packing up, we just take the rug outside, shake out the dirt, and roll it up to store it.  This helps on the bare feet.  If you really think the shavings are due to metal-to-metal contact during slideout operation, try lubing all of the contact locations with a spray-on lithium white grease.  The spray-on type helps to ensure that you will lightly coat surfaces in the hard to reach areas, and it's very easy to apply often.  I have been using it on my slide out screws and hinges for a couple of years with good luck.  If this doesn't solve the problems, post again and I will try to help some more. 

General Discussion / Re: motorhome cover
« on: August 12, 2009, 10:00:59 pm »
I got a cover for my 2004 Phoenix Cruiser 2350, when I bought it.  I don't use it because we use the RV too often to make it worthwhile to cover.  If you would like some info on the cover manufacturer, let me know.  I have never had it on the RV, so I don't know how well they fit or how easy they are to put on. 

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