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Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you?
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:48:13 pm »
Hi,

Until very recently, we had two Cardigan Welsh Corgis, about 30 # each.  When we had the Road Trek, we left the big double bed
set up in the rear, and put the corgis in travel crates on either side of the bed.  The crates were tied down, so they couldn't move,
even in a front-end impact.

There are a couple of situations that we are concerned about - the "internal crash" of dog against seats or bulkheads (or people),
and the possibility of the terrified dogs running around the accident scene if the doors were popped open in the impact.  On the
rare occasion that one of them isn't crated, s/he usually sits on the floor just between the people seats.

Now that we're down to one corgi, and have moved YAY! to a 2350S, we find that his crate fits nicely between the retracted slide
and the driver's seat.  He likes being closer to us, I think.  And we love having him along.

We've never had any comment about corgis at any park - haven't visited the National Parks though.

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General Discussion / Getting mail on the road
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:03:51 pm »
Hi Folks,

How do you handle getting bills and other critical incoming mail on the road? 

We haven't yet been out longer than a month and so far, have been able to prepay the bills before we left.   The month, from Oakland, CA to Detroit, MI and back, was the trip that convinced us to get a larger RV.  The Road Trek was simply too small for two people and a Corgi.  We three are loving the PC!

Bill and Diane

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General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride?
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:00:29 pm »
Hi Folks,
Our 2350 rides very well.  We've tried it on rolling, hilly roads (with full water and camping stuff) and loved the positive feeling of control, and of knowing what the chassis is doing.  I looked under the rig and found what looks like a factory-installed anti-sway bar on the front, and nothing other than springs and shocks on the back.

Ron suggested that we might do an experiment with the rig.  Ron?

Bill

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Hi Folks,

Because I have the main bunk torn apart I have a chance to smooth out the top of the bunk boards.
I've gotten several splinters and scrapes making the bed from the rough surface of the boards.  So,
I'm painting the top with some cheap outdoor deck paint.  Really thickly.  Before I re-install the boards.

I have the bunk top off because I'm installing Ron's water pressure tank.

More fun!

Bill
 

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Hi Folks,

We had a great couple of days in NE Utah, staying in Manila (the KOA is on a hill with a great view) to see Flaming Gorge Dam and surrounding area - we're both engineers and love to see BIG machinery - go to see the turbine-generators.  Flaming Gorge is across the Green River - made famous by John Wesley Powell, I believe. 

Then stayed in KOA in Vernal while visiting Dinosaur Nat'l Monument.  There's a great restaurant for breakfast on the north side of highway 40, just east of 191.  KOA is on 191 a mile or so north of 40.  Lots of oil-rig crews were there early in the day.

In October/November, it was cool all day and quite chilly at night.


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General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride?
« on: January 30, 2012, 07:50:42 pm »
Hi Folks,

Second weekend cruise, and I've looked more carefully under the rig.  There's a front anti-sway bar
that fits into holes in the axles?  There's nothing like an anti-sway bar on the rear.

What was that experiment, Ron?

P.S. Got a longer fix-it list this time, including the water pump surge tank.  It's really noisy the way
that it is!


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Tips and Tricks / Re: Mods to our '04 2350 - Miscellaneous
« on: January 09, 2012, 12:30:48 pm »
BillRo:

Nice fixes.  I found the pins under "ball lock pins" - they are 1/4 inch diameter and have a grip length of 1 inch.  Amazon.com jas them and 6 inch lanyards - couldn't find any shorter lanyards.

Thanks!
 

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Hi Jeff,

We're in Alameda/Oakland - not very near but closer than many.  We just bought a
used 2007 2350 with a slide and a couch.  Have taken one weekend trip and have
A 4-item fixit list.  Not too bad except one of them is the macerator pump - it's
spraying all over the place.  I'm planning to get on it tomorrow.

How's your PC running?

Bill and Diane
 

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General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride?
« on: December 01, 2011, 11:18:46 am »
We just took our used 2007 2350 out for our first weekend.  The road west out of Pedtaluma, CA toward the coast is smooth blacktop with both curves and hills.  The PC felt like a sports car to us.  Stiff for small bumps.  When the road tilted left, the coach followed.  There was never any rolling motion that wasn't an echo of the road's surface.  No bouncing up and down after a bump.

We had a full load of fuel and water and not much else.  Just our pillows and jammies.

I'd say the ride was fantastic.  I'll look underneath later and let you know if there are any
apparent suspension mods.  I've sure given up on the supplemental mods like Ron made
for now!

Bill and Diane
 

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General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: November 24, 2011, 11:14:12 am »
Hi Folks,

Largely inspired by this extremely generous forum, we just bought a 2007 2350S here in the SF Bay Area.  We've travelled far, but not often, tymote in our former RoadTrek, and expect to be on the road still more in the Cruiser.
Our first trip starts tomorrow, to Bodega Bay, for the weekend. 

Bill And Diane

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