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General Discussion / Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« on: July 17, 2022, 04:38:38 am »
There have been posts here and elsewhere about Cat theft.  Our local Ford shop had six RVís in for Cat replacement, apparently they are on backorder from Ford from all the thefts.  The State Police told them of stories of people leaving their RV in a Walmart parking lot and having the Cat taken while they were inside shopping.

We are getting ready to leave for a long trip and didnít want to chance the trip being ruined over a theft so I contacted a friend who does custom metal fabrication.  The first thing he told me was that 22 trucks were hit in his industrial park area, then we started to look at a solution for our E450.

We came up with a custom ventilated ďskid plateĒ that will make it very time consuming for anyone to get at ours.  Given enough time they can get through it, but the idea is they will move onto easier/faster targets.  The pictures were taken with the front end as high off the ground as it will go with the jacks, that is the only way you can get the skid installed/out of the way.  All exposed bolts have Red Locktite on them.  When sitting on the tires there is hardly any room to work at it with a saw or grinder.

If interested I can share his name/number.  He is in northern Virgina.

See before and after pics.

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General Discussion / Insurance (again)
« on: January 24, 2022, 10:25:42 am »
Has anyone insured with National General?  Good Sam quoted us a policy through them which sounds real good.  They will provide full cost replacement for a new unit for the first 5 years, and then cut us a check for our purchase price after that.  No depreciating.  All for less than $900/year.

What am I missing?

Anyone else worth considering, we do want the full cost replacement option.

Thanks, Will

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General Discussion / Euro Chairs
« on: January 18, 2022, 06:39:30 pm »
Lots of discussions in the threads but not what I need.  Can anyone tell me who makes the Euro Chairs in the PC's?  Thanks.

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Tips and Tricks / RV GPS
« on: October 24, 2021, 10:02:48 am »
We are planning a three month trip out west next year. As a result, I have been researching GPSís, and think we have settled on a Garmin RV 1090 unit.

The primary reason I like this unit is that, beyond keeping us off roads we should not be on, it is compatible with Garminís Basecamp software. 

The software allows you to pre-program all the way points (campgrounds for example,
there will be about 30 of them ) points of interest (things we want to see along the way and once we are at our destinations) and tracks for things like scenic road trips.   Once you have all the data entered, you can simply download it into the RV GPS and the motorcycle GPS and everythingĎs all set and waiting for use. This is a whole lot easier than manually entering everything at the GPS interface itself.

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General Discussion / Build quality on newer PC's
« on: October 24, 2021, 07:53:25 am »
Until recently we owned a 2016 2910.  We thought it was great when we bought it but multiple major build related quality issues wore me out and we sold it.  The big issues were leaks (from multiple locations), driveshaft/driveline issues (from chassis extension), paint and fiberglass problems with rear cap, and others.  You can find information for most of these in the forums.  The good news is that the gentlemen that bought it got a better than new coach, literally, it was better than new when we sold itÖ.  The bad news is that after all my work to fix it I could not stand for it to be in our driveway any longer.

We have another non-PC B+ on order and are now looking at their exterior paint options and we arenít that thrilled.  Iíll bet we got compliments on our 2910 every time we went out, which means the door may be cracking open for another PC.  So my question is, for those with newer PCís, what kind of issues are you having?  Do they leak?  Do the new slide mechanics work?  Other issues?  Iím wondering if 2016 was a bad year for PC or are my expectations too high even for Phoenix?

Thanks for the input.

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General Discussion / Heat shield coupon
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:03:54 pm »
$5 off

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General Discussion / Maintenance to prevent leaks
« on: September 27, 2020, 08:23:06 am »
This thread is intended to point out other areas that could leak on your PC.  I always paid much attention to the roof and used lap seal to touch up all the roof top joints.  One day I noticed a touch of moisture on the floor behind the drivers seat and started to investigate.  The photo shows the damage.  It ruined the laminate, the subfloor, the support lumber in the floor, and has lumber under the slide.  More than I want to fix myself at this point.  Fortunately, as it appears now, insurance will cover this and I am planning to take it back to the factory for repairs.

The leaks we found were miniscule, drips over a long period of time, most of the water soaked in or dried up and the damage was done before I found it.  This occurred on both the driverís side and the passenger side.  Once the walls were open we pointed a leaf blower at the areas and applied soapy water to the outside.  Bubbles formed everywhere I show you below.

Once you start looking, there are a lot of these types of joints on the outside of the RV, I have started to clean and recaulk all of them.  Takes a lot of timeÖ..  I use Lap Seal on the roof and this sealant on the side joints.

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General Discussion / Blue Ox BX4325 Aladdin 7,500lb Tow Bar For Sale
« on: June 20, 2020, 06:29:59 am »
Sold the Jeep so don't need the tow bar.  Used 6 times, great shape.  Includes safety cables.  $500 ($800 new).  Located at 22747

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General Discussion / Jeep Wranger TOAD for Sale
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:01:39 am »
Very nice condition and all set up ready to tow.  See more details as:
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/cto/d/washington-2011-jeep-rubicon-read-list/7042849996.html

We are going to move to a trailer and a motorcycle so we need the driveway space......

Will

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Tips and Tricks / Navigation System
« on: November 27, 2019, 07:08:55 am »
Our factory dash GPS is very slow, is hard to see from the drivers seat, and not very useful for scrolling around on the map.  We installed a RAM mount and iPad holder and started out using Google and Apple Maps.  This was a near disaster when my wife was driving, I wasn't paying attention, and it automatically rerouted us onto a Parkway in NY with 8-foot underpasses.  We almost had a B- rig.

After some research we tried and liked the Sygic Truck Navigation App.  Like the dash unit, you program it for your rig specification so it won't route you places you should not be.  There is a subscription cost but it includes traffic and the like.  It runs on the phone and iPad and is easy to see and use, and you can scroll around on the maps.

FYI

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Tips and Tricks / No cold feet with sewn sheets
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:13:48 pm »
We have a walk around queen short bed.  And yes, it's too short.  We sew the flat sheet to the bottom of the fitted sheet to keep them from pulling out.  Works good, feet stay in...

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General Discussion / Not storing the grill in the shower anymore....
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:33:37 pm »
Had to raise the shelf 3-inches now it fits.  Next, Im going to install a second shelf that hinges down from above to store the mat in the upper portion of the compartment.

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General Discussion / OK, I give. How to add photo with Mac?
« on: September 08, 2019, 08:31:03 pm »
I can select the file but it never finds it way into the post.  The file is the correct size.  Thanks for any help.

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Tips and Tricks / Don't bust up your macerator compartment door......
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:34:12 am »
I apparently had the maserator compartment door clipped open on our 2910 when the slide was IN.  Subsequently, I must have put the slide OUT.  Turns out the stupid little clip that holds the door open does a pretty good job, tore the door up pretty bad (body shop bad).

My solution is to remove the clip altogether and just put the screws back in the holes.  I considered gas stuts like the other doors but figured there was a chance the slide would grab the knobs (given my luck).  So I just plan to hold the door open when needed.

FYI....

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