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 We tow a 2014 Honda CRV, which I believe is the last model year that can be towed as I think they went to the constant velocity transmission starting in 2015.
Like Pax's Ford the speed is limited to 65mph and the transmission needs to be manually exercised every 8 hours which is not a big deal.  We do have issues with its battery going dead occasionally there are fixes for that and it's on my to do list.
We are set up with Blue Ox plate and tow bars which I am happy with.  We use their Patriot braking system which I am not crazy about and if buying new would look at other systems.

On our 2350 I also had to disassemble one of ours due to a gear wheel problem, self inflicted and as Tom said there is no slack, plus your working on your back. However, with an extra pair of hands from my son in law we were able to do it without cutting any wires, but it wasn't fun.
Good luck.

Adventure Anywhere / Re: New England Fall Colors & Shores
« on: September 21, 2016, 11:37:14 am »
Lots of good advice here.
The White Mountains as mentioned are a great place to visit in the fall. National forest camp grounds are nice and put you in areas with great hiking in addition to leaf peeping. Mount Washington is a great hike and on a clear day you can see all the way to the Maine coast. With the shorter days in the fall, however hiking to the summit could be problematic, can also drive the auto road or take the old Cog railway up which is a great adventure. The Appalachian mountains club (AMC) has a great visitor center at Pinkham Notch which can provide lots of info, as well as equipment rentals, on the hiking the area.
Arcadia is great, we have spent a number of nights there over the past couple of months including a great week with Judi and George (Gradygal), Bar Harbor is a tourist town which can be very congested, especially when a cruse ship is in, which this time of year there are many. As you probably have read the Inter-island bus is free and will take you around much of the island, park at the main visitor center. Don't miss the other villages on the island like South West Harbor, Bass Harbor and North East Harbor, which has a couple of great gardens, they were in full bloom when there last week but will probably have less color when your here
Whale watching this time of year can be hit or miss. Sit on the shore and watch for dolphins and seals which should be plintiful.
The New Brunswick crossing in Lubec is about  100 miles up Route 1. If time permits and you like history visit Campobello International park, summer home of FDR (Pass Ports required).
If moving around, Cobscook state park is near there and a good base for exploring that part of Down East Maine.
Lots to see, unfortunately were in a severe drought and the fall colors may not have there usual brilliance.
Safe travels and if we can provide any other info, just ask.

General Discussion / Re: Slide Rattling
« on: September 12, 2016, 04:54:45 pm »
I also had a slide rattle but mine originates with the two metal cross pieces right behind the drivers seat. When driving I wedge a piece of foam between the forward most cross piece and the little section of wall.  You can test if this is the source by just shaking it by hand. Hope your rattle is this easy to fix.

General Discussion / Re: Roof "Bubble" Disturbing
« on: August 14, 2016, 07:18:42 am »
I had to call Phoenix the other week about our light under the stairs going on and off by itself and while talking to Bob asked him about the air pockets that I had also noticed while cleaning the roof.
He indicated that they attach the fiberglass sheeting by spot glueing it to hold it in place and then seal the edges so the air pockets are normal.
For the light they have sent a new control module.

General Discussion / Re: LED light problems
« on: August 08, 2016, 01:43:42 pm »
Your disconnection was that just a simple matter of unplugging one side? 

General Discussion / Re: Flip Up Counter issue
« on: August 08, 2016, 06:45:34 am »
On our 2350 which had a wooden shelf the finish cracked and separated on the end grain where the 3 pieces of wood were joined. I contacted Kermit about what was used for the finish and if I recall correctly it is a high gloss lacquer that is a two part material. I ended up using a polyurethane, it wasn't a perfect repair but simpler than a total refinish which I felt might be required with the two part material.

General Discussion / Re: WATER OVERFLOW?
« on: July 16, 2016, 05:01:52 pm »
Good luck with the repair, but if I turns out to be something else please let us all know.

General Discussion / Re: WATER OVERFLOW?
« on: July 14, 2016, 08:09:47 pm »
We had the same issue with our 2552 right after taking delivery.  I spoke to Kermit and he said they had received a batch of bad inlet valves and sent us a new one right off. As you may have determined its filling the fresh water tank and once full draining out the overflow.  On our 2552 it's a fairly easy replacement through the storage compartment under the driver side bed. As I recall on on our 2350 access to the valve assembly would require taking out the vanity shelves.

General Discussion / Re: Music while traveling options
« on: July 04, 2016, 09:42:11 pm »
Hi Barb,
Not a direct answer to your question but our 2350 like yours also lacked an aux plug.  We enjoy audiobooks while traveling so purchased a wireless blue tooth speaker which we could use with our iPad.  We found both the sound quality and volume met our needs.

Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning exterior of PC
« on: June 10, 2016, 07:11:13 pm »
I have a telescoping windshield cleaning pole that I purchased at our local RV dealer , one of the brushes that it came with has a plastic  sponge type surface that a microfiber cloth sticks to very well. With this I am able to reach all the upper areas for cleaning and its sturdy enough that it does a very good job.  I haven't tried it for waxing  yet. On our 2350 I used the belly method of hanging over the top to wax, not sure iam still up to that. Read on a forum someplace, maybe here, about using a youngster, hold his feet  and give them a rag and can of wax. My grandson would be up for it, but my daughter would probably never leave me alone with him again.

Tips and Tricks / Re: Direct TV home hd receiver
« on: May 27, 2016, 09:02:45 pm »
We have Direct TV and take our receiver from home for use in the PC.  As Tom said you lose your local programing when traveling.  We generally stay in one place for a week or so, once set up we call Direct  TV, customer service and provide our location to receive the local programing. This past winter I think we called 4 or 5 times. Depending on the techs experience level they may not know what your talking about so you may have to push them to ask for help. One time this winter I called to change and they apologized, thinking I was having a technical issue and gave me 3 months of HBO free for the inconvience. Surprisingly they don't charge for the location changes.
We use a carry out dish and not all of there receivers are compatible with it, I don't know if this is an issue with the fixed dishes.
Almost forgot there are setting changes that you have to make to the receiver, this is done both when you take the dish out to be used with the portable and when it's returned to the house.  Customer service walked me through the steps which are straight forward.

General Discussion / Re: Flat towing
« on: May 19, 2016, 02:08:17 pm »
I will have the wire and fuse on hand when we see you in August.

General Discussion / Re: Flat towing
« on: May 19, 2016, 11:54:53 am »
We have towed our 2014 CRV for 10000 plus miles and haven't noticed any handling issues. 
As discussed in an earlier posting we have run the battery down several times, particularly
when towing for more than one day. I have installed a trickle charger under the hood and now plug it in over night when we will be towing on multille days. The "Toad Charger" device looks like it's worth pursuing.

In addition to the good suggestions above you will want to check that the appropriate systems work on the different power sources, i.e., generator, battery and shore power, both inside and out.  Check all external lights and the outlets.  Having been on the forum for several years and reading it religiously I was aware of issues others had had with new units, such as mounting issues with the TV and bathroom door. A great resource for what to look for if you haven't already.
On ours which we have had for 4 months we have had a problem with the water distribution valves and the frig is not automatically switching from electric to gas. I do some wood working and have an issue with the way some of detailing has been finished off, specifically inside closet doors, which I need to address this summer.
Considering the number of systems involved and the countless vendors who are furnishing your new unit its to PC's credit that we we encounter so few issues.
Good luck and enjoy

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