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1756  Main Forum / General Discussion / Does PC-USA Offer A Memory Foam Mattress For Their Permanent Beds? on: April 21, 2014, 04:53:23 pm
Just wondering if anyone here has memory foam mattresses on their permanent beds for models 2350, 2450, 2551, 2552, 2700, 2910s, 3100?

If you do, how do you like sleeping on it?
How thick is it?

I am wondering if it would be an improvement over our standard 2350 foam mattress.
Is such a mattress even available.
At what cost.
1757  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing refrigerator from 2551 on: April 21, 2014, 04:24:33 pm
I am sorry to hear you are not happy with the Norcold fridge.

Our 2007 model works great, surprisingly effective & efficient working on propane as well as 110V, and it meets the needs for the two of us perfectly.  I wonder why you are so disappointed to replace it with a standard 110V fridge.  Do you need more interior volume to hold more?  Or is yours not working right?  I could see it falling short for a big weekend party with family and such.  But then I'd supplement with a nice size cooler for those occasions.  If I remember right, some 2008s on up have a built-in cooler.  The slide-out storage bin has a drain hole to let out the melted ice.


Good luck with your project.  I would be curious to read what you learned.
1758  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: SEQUOIA NP on: April 21, 2014, 03:27:15 pm
In our travels, most NP camp grounds we stay in throughout the country are the secondary ones that do not have any hook-ups.  The NP camp grounds that have hook-ups are often by reservation only, and/or more money per night.  Once in a while we will get lucky and have electric available.  We did buy our PC with hook-up-less independence in mind, and it works for us.  Admittedly it would work easier with hook-ups.

I do realize Irene and I are in the minority here as most of you here are out for much longer periods of time, sometimes with excessive heat or cold.  Hook-ups are then essential, especially for extended stays.
1759  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing refrigerator from 2551 on: April 21, 2014, 02:25:17 pm
Tips:  Unconfirmed tips.....just throwing this out to you because this is what I would try if doing it myself without sound advise.  BUT I would first call PC-USA and ask them what is involved.  They are very helpful in this regard providing general verbal instruction that can be extremely valuable.

Of coarse the first things to do would be to disconnect all batteries from the chassis and coach.  DON'T have the unit plugged into 110v.  Shut off the propane main valve at the tank.

I would then remove the fridge outside access panel and roof-top tent (or upper outside wall panel) and look for anything to disconnect.  Maybe the propane line connection and electrical connections can be found there along with disconnecting the propane exhaust vent.

Inside the motor home, remove all shelves, trays, and fridge doors.  Then unscrew the main fridge from the cabinetry, and gently pull it toward you.  Hopefully it will all come out without a hitch.

What's wrong with your fridge that has you wanting to remove it?  Maybe we can provide some tips to repair it.
1760  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery store switch on: April 17, 2014, 10:13:34 pm
Hi Gail,

Our batteries don't drain down in 5 days, more like 3 to 4 weeks when using the kill switch.  That is why I now disconnect them along with the chassis battery when in storage at home.  It's inconvenient but it makes the difference.  I learned that the hard & expensive way with our first round of batteries.  I feel they could have served us twice as many years if I disconnected them when the rig sits idle for months at a time.

Actually I did practice that with our first rig.  The first chassis battery served us for 11 years, the coach battery was longer yet.  But I am not expecting those figures with the PC because we work the batteries so much harder than with the first rig.

1761  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Noisy ceiling air conditioner. on: April 16, 2014, 01:44:13 pm
Yes the a/c unit is noisy, noisy in any brand of motor home without ducting.  I wish there was an easy remedy.  Ducting helps with the noise, but it comes at an increase to rig height.  PCs are low-profile for improved fuel economy and handling and going ductless helps to achieve it.  Also, we don't wreck our rigs on low hanging branches in camp grounds.  They have all been broken off at the expense of taller rigs.  Smile
1762  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why PC? on: April 16, 2014, 01:25:43 pm
We special ordered our PC nearly seven years ago.  We selected model 2350 primarily because the floor plan met our needs well, and the rig was one of a select few that actually fit inside our garage.  It wasn't until after we had it home and I started getting into it that I realized how good of a rig we had bought.  PCs are well thought out in design & engineering and in materials & workmanship.  They are not the best of the best rig out there, but so much more considering the purchase price.  They really are a good value for quality where it counts.

Another good point to make on the company and their products.  If special ordering a particular model, if you want to deviate from a cookie-cutter order, they are very happy to work with you as long as it isn't technically challenging to implement.  For example, if you wanted shelving where a cabinet is, carpet in certain areas, a 3rd captain seat in place of the euro-chair,  things like that the company is quick to accommodate at cost.  If it's cheaper, then they'll actually refund you accordingly.  If you wanted to do something more challenging like rearranging the bathroom fixtures, that might not be possible due to the impact to the plumbing and their relationship to the tanks below.  Get the idea?

Two new models, the 2552 and most recently the 2450 (not yet documented) were created by special request from customers with no price gouging to the customer to get it.  If the company sees it a good idea for future offerings, you get one of the first off the assembly line, and your idea is then offered to the general public.  You work with real people who care as much as you do.  Not management that answers to a CEO who answers to stock holders who want to maximize profits at every opportunity.

Adding that as the years go by, when I have any questions, concerns, or a need for some hardware or seat cushions or battery tray or whatever, the factory takes exceptional care of me......and without gouging me on the price.  That means so much to me.  We too are not in the top 1% of world wealth.
1763  Main Forum / General Discussion / Another New Model Being Offered, The 2450 on: April 15, 2014, 04:57:16 pm
Someone was asking me about the 2350 stretch.  I was quite confused until they pointed it out to me.

Here it is:
Very interesting for us who like the 2350.  I wonder if the wheel base is longer.  They say it utilizes the 2552 slideout and the bed could be made a foot longer for more sleeping room and easier entry.

We might have considered it back in 2007 had it been offered is our custom, without a slide out.  This one would still fit inside our garage with just a few inches to spare.

1764  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: San Con - Auto Drain Valve Motor on: April 15, 2014, 12:42:53 pm
 No need for me yet, but....   ThumbsUp Great To Know  ThumbsUp  A Helpful for you Barry!

It's been a "Helpful" day for me.  I'm on a role here... The spare tire compartment used to store an emergency 3" gravity sewage drain hose.  I am going to put my emergency use Rhino-tube in there.

My Rhino tube came with sealing end caps to prevent dripping while being stored.  No need for them yet as mine is still brand new.
1765  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Kitchen sink vent - aka "What smells bad?" on: April 14, 2014, 07:11:16 pm
Our "Stink" story had a different twist.

Arriving home one trip, we emptied everything out from the rig in a hurry.  About a week later I went inside to put stuff away and something didn't smell right inside.  Along with that was a gang of fruit flies.  We forgot to take out the trash.  Our trash can has a foot activated lid and we missed it.

Another time, we left the coffee filter with grounds in the coffee maker for a half year.  That didn't stink but it sure looked scary with strange fuzzy growth in the coffee basket.  Needless to say we had some serious cleaning then too.

Fortunately no permanent damage from either mishap.  Eventually the new car smell, PC leather took over once again.

I'm better at keeping the poop tank fresh than the inside of our PC.....sheesh!
1766  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Portable Table on: April 12, 2014, 09:17:58 am
While we are sharing table ideas, we carry this one.  It's plenty big for the two of us eating and table games together.  It's also nice in a group setting, placed against the side of the PC by the outdoor outlet for 110v appliances.
I took this out from my old "Improvements & Enhancements post HERE.

16)  Nicely Stored 2' x 4' Fold-In-Half Folding Table With 4 Height Settings
Made by Lifetime, this height adjustable folding table stores perfectly in the rear storage compartment.
HERE is Lifetime's website.
CLICK HERE to get to this specific table.  The video shows it's ease & versatility after the 20 second intro of the company.

Stores Easily Inside Rear Compartment

Shown Set At It's Highest Setting
Highest - nice for a cooking work surface
Middle setting - nice for eating at with regular lawn chairs
Lowest setting - nice with low lounge chairs

1767  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ultra Breeze vent cover installation on: April 12, 2014, 08:52:32 am
Those are real nice.  I would consider that vent cover but I couldn't get an accurate enough "Mounted Height".

Does one mounted center on a PC roof sit taller than the Dometic a/c unit?  If it does, it wouldn't work for me because our garage door is just tall enough for the a/c unit to clear by an inch when our rig is empty and low on fuel.
1768  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Boon docking questions on: April 08, 2014, 08:32:21 pm
Weirdly excited about camping without electric or water connections.
It is funny you mention that.  It's my feeling too.  It feels different in a good way.  As soon as we hook up somewhere which is rare, it feels less adventurous.  But we do it for weeks at a time.  Nothing like many here who spend months in their PC.
1769  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Boon docking questions on: April 08, 2014, 12:58:43 pm
During our trip out west last year 2013, we went without a tow vehicle.  To mark our sites, we left our pair of camping chairs around the fire pit as well as the usual registration tag on the campsite post.  When we returned late that night, our chairs were gone.  I was bummed out.  The next morning we went to report the chairs stolen.  Before we got our first sentence in, the ranger lifted our two chairs up from behind the counter.  Someone thought we mistakenly left them behind, the chairs slated for the Lost & Found.

Now I think an orange cone with "This Site Paid For" left on the parking pad would be a better object to leave behind.

And to think we almost didn't go to the ranger station to report the stolen chairs.
1770  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Doubling Drawer Storage Of Galley Base Cabinet on: April 07, 2014, 05:39:25 pm
.....I believe the new 2350 design has only two drawers in that center section.  The bottom drawer space is closed to cover some device now located there.  Bruce
Hi Bruce,

It surprises me to read of this.  I wonder what is now in the center bottom drawer area?

Our older 2350 does not have a slide out.  I know the current large slide out with fridge has rearranged some things about the rig.  Maybe something happened there because of it.



I found a picture of a current day 2350 galley.  A heat register is there....Ouch!  I wonder if it could be changed to a long thin rectangular home-style register and mounted in the kick-board area.  It would take some research.  You'd have to consider the wheel well under that cabinet.  At a glance it doesn't appear hopeful to relocate the heat register.
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