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General Discussion / drawer glides in PC 2350
« on: August 26, 2012, 10:18:47 am »
The kitchen drawer glides are metal ball bearing and work well.  On the other side of the RV, under the closet there are 2 drawers with metal drawer glides that slip into rear plastic brackets.  I do not use these drawers often and only keep light items in them.  One bracket totally broke and Carol sent replacement brackets.  When I went to replace the broken bracket, I noticed the 3 other brackets were also cracked and ready to break off.  Since Carol sent me 4, I was able to replace all 4.

These glides only have two attachment points.  One is on the front where the draw slides in and the other is into the back bracket which is plastic.  The glide floats in the air between the 2 points.  I realize it is only a matter of time until they snap again.  I would think others have had this problem. 

Has anyone found a better solution to this type of glide?  Since there is nothing riding along the side of the drawer (no wall or stable area), the other type of metal ball bearing glide wouldn"t seem to work.   Does anyone have suggestions or alternatives for the drawer glides?

Thanks- Roni

General Discussion / Gray water by-pass?
« on: August 01, 2012, 01:16:25 pm »
I have not yet used the gray by-pass on the sani-con system.  I would like to give it a try on our next trip.  Our gray tank is very small on the PC2350- 23 gallons.  We usually dump the gray tank every other day.

Does this sound like the right way to set it up?  First the sani-con hose goes into the septic hookup and then the electric gray valve is opened and left in that position until you no longer want to leave the gray bypass set up.  Once the valve is opened, the blinking light on the switch tells you the valve is open.  Is it okay to have the valve switch blinking for days on end?  Will it burn out or otherwise harm the switch unit?  Since I have been unsure of this, we haven't used the gray by-pass.

What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of using the gray by-pass?
Thanks- Roni

General Discussion / A/C problem again
« on: July 08, 2012, 07:48:44 pm »
If you remember, while we were in Florida in April, we had a problem with the A/C.  Although it was cooling, after about 4 hrs, water was coming out of the A/C, running into the RV.  We had a mobile service check it out and whether it was too tight or too loose, nothing was found to be wrong.  It was then working fine. 
This past week we were in VT and it was working fine.  When we returned home, we plugged in to run the air while we were cleaning.  It was not cooling.  It was blowing warm air.  Also it would run for a few minutes and then cycle off. Within about 2 seconds it would kick back on.  Luckily, we are not currently camping.  We have an appointment to get it looked at on Tues.
I'll follow up with the forum after I find out what is wrong.
I did try to call the factory on Friday, but I think they have time off for the holiday.

General Discussion / We're going to Elkhart
« on: May 07, 2012, 01:44:25 pm »
We have a few issues we need to take care of with our RV.  It seems it would be best to go to the factory.  We will be driving from Cape Cod, MA  Taking either 4 or 5 days to get there. We can't tell from the map whether taking I-90 or I-80 would be the best route.  Those of you that have done this trip, what are your thoughts?  Also, any suggestions for campgrounds on the way or back? 

General Discussion / Apollo 1/2 time oven/ microwave
« on: May 05, 2012, 06:59:30 pm »
A question for those of you with the Apollo 1/2 time oven.  I tried using it tonight- set the microwave to run for 5 1/2 mins.  After running almost the full time, it started beeping non stop and showed a code of PP:PP.  It kept beeping until I finally hit the reset button.  Once the time was reset, it held the correct time.  The small manual/ instruction booklet does not mention any error codes.  I am hesitant to use it again until I know what happened.  The microwave has only been used about 4 times.  The first time it turned itself off.  Next two times used for about 5 mins each time and was fine.
Would any one know what the error code was for?

General Discussion / A/C leaking inside
« on: April 21, 2012, 06:02:20 pm »
Once again, looks like we could use some advice.  We are now in Florida and this is the first time we have had the A/C on for any length of time- maybe 4 hrs. It is leaking- dripping water inside.  I took off the filter and can't really figure out where it is coming from.  Of course it is the weekend and I can't call Phoenix.  Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on whether there is anything I can do to take care of this?
Thanks- Roni

General Discussion / Sani-con valve light
« on: April 20, 2012, 09:16:11 am »
When dumping, noticed the red blinking light , which normally blinks when the gray tank valve is open, doesn't blink anymore.  The black blinking light works fine.  The gray valve opens and works fine- just doesn't blink.  Is this easy to fix?
Thanks- Roni

General Discussion / Tire pressure/weight
« on: April 18, 2012, 09:55:00 am »
I just weighed my 2011 PC 2350 w/o slide at a CAT scale.  The front steer axle was 3180 lbs and the drive axle was 7820.  Gross weight was 11000.  Looking at the Michelin tire pressure chart, I can't figure the correct pressure for the tires.  Was I supposed to get the weight done differently?  Can anyone help with this?
Thanks- Roni

General Discussion / Running frig before trip
« on: February 04, 2012, 10:39:29 am »
I have not yet "pre-cooled" the refrigerator before leaving on trips.

I would like to turn on the frig the night before an upcoming trip.  Is it better to run the frig on electric or propane?  Does it matter? 

I will be able to plug the motorhome into an electric outlet if needed.  Also, should the battery be turned on while the frig cools overnight?

Thanks- Roni

General Discussion / electric bikes, rack and tongue weight
« on: October 23, 2011, 01:54:20 pm »
We have a 2011 Phoenix Cruiser 2350 without the slide.  We are very happy with it.  Since we don't want to tow a car, we have decided to get electric bikes to add to our mobility when at campgrounds.  We realize they are heavier than traditional bikes.  They each, without the battery, weigh just under 50 lbs.  We want to get a platform type hitch bike rack.  Would the added weight in the back (tongue weight) cause any problems?  Does anyone else have electric bikes they bring with them?  Any suggestions on type of hitch rack that could carry the weight of 2 bikes and work on our RV?
Thanks for any suggestions!

General Discussion / Tire rotation
« on: October 12, 2011, 08:08:37 pm »
I have seen conflicting info on whether it is important to rotate tires on a RV or not.  I'd like to know what other PC owners do.  Also, if you do rotate, how often to you do it.
Thanks- Roni

General Discussion / Rust below outside door hinge
« on: August 24, 2011, 12:50:11 pm »
We have a 2011- 2350 without a slide.  We have only had the RV for 4 months.  We have recently noticed rust just below the 2 outside door hinges.  We have spoken to Kermit about this problem.  He has assured me that this is a common occurence and not to be concerned about it.  Our concern is that once the rust stain has been cleaned up, it will continue to rust and will again become stained.  We asked about putting a sealant around the hinge.  He said I could put a small line of silicone just under the bottom of the hinge.  That this might prevent the staining.  Has anyone tried this?  Or have you found another way to attack this issue?  Also, what have you used to remove the rust stain?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions-

General Discussion / Water tank issues
« on: August 07, 2011, 09:48:55 pm »
I am hoping to get advice concerning emptying and filling the water tank.  I have a 2011 2350PC.  The first time draining an almost full tank, with the low drain valve open and the faucets open, the water dribbled out.  How long should it take to empty the tank?  It took a little more than 3 hours.  Is that normal?  Is there something that can be done to speed it up? 
We also had a difficult time filling the tank.  It just kept backing up and not going into the tank.  We had to keep starting and stopping.  We used a regular water hose with nothing special on the end.  Is there a special nozzle that needs to be used?  Is there a trick to this?
We are really frustrated.  Any thoughts about filling and emtiying would be most appreciated!

General Discussion / Another caulk question
« on: May 22, 2011, 08:36:01 pm »
I have started to work on replacing the caulk in the shower area.  Originally, I was only going to replace caulk on the outside of the shower door.  I realized, inside the shower area, there were gaps where the caulk had missed.  When I started to work on removing the caulk, I realized that the caulk, which originally looked like it was adhered, was not.  At least not well.  Upon rubbing the caulk with my finger, I found that a good portion would just roll right off.  It was similar to removing rubber cement from paper.  I have now decided to remove and replace most of the caulked areas.  I will use silicone caulk.  I don't understand why the original caulk did not hold.  Is it possible that the shower area had not been cleaned properly and something was left on that did not allow the caulk to adhere?  I don't want to apply new caulk and have it also peel off.  Has anyone else had this problem?  My 2350 is brand new and the shower has been used a total of 3 times.
Thanks- Roni 

General Discussion / 2350 leans to passenger side
« on: May 22, 2011, 06:27:13 am »
When looking at the back at my 2011 2350, it visibly leans to the passenger side.  I had it to my RV place for some warranty work and had them take a look.  Let me mention that it is not overloaded.  We have only had the motorhome for a month and aside from driving home from PA to MA, it has not been used, due to elder care issues.  It seems a lot of us are having those issues! 

The service place did acknowledge the lean, but not find any problems with springs, etc.  They mentioned possible "uneven chassis loading"  but did not feel it would be a problem.  If I was still concerned, I could add an "air bag".  They also felt it would not effect tire wear.  My other concern would be the inconvenience of always having to level the motorhome.  As I have mentioned before, this is our first motorhome.   Anyone with any thoughts or comments about the lean or the addition of the air bag?
Thanks- Roni

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