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General Discussion / Re: 2100 Driveability
« on: September 02, 2017, 08:36:56 am »
My 2017 2100 drives great and the ride is better than the 2350 that I owned a few years ago.  I bought from factory inventory so no upgrades to the suspension or steering that I am aware of and do not see a need to make any changes.  I really enjoy driving the 2100 - the only issue I have had is looking down at the speedo to see that I am moving much faster than I realize.  The 2100 seems to get some negative comments in relation to drivability but I just haven't had that experience with my 2017 model.

General Discussion / Re: HOW MANY MILES ON YOUR PC
« on: July 07, 2017, 08:30:11 am »
Bought my 2017 2100 on April 9 2017, currently have 12,300 miles.  I have pretty much been living in the PC since purchase, but most of the miles were during a long western road trip.

If folks with leaks while driving (on 2017 model slides) haven't been in contact with Kermit lately, it seems they may have figured out the leaking slides.  I have a 2017 2100 with slide and it leaked while driving.  Kermit said that they took one apart that had leaked and decided that it was due to a change in the gasket or seal used around the slide frame (the opening for the slide).  The solution seems to be applying silicone along the top seam (above where the screws are visible).  Bobby applied silicone when I went to the factory to get some other items corrected.  So far no leak but haven't been in really heavy rain yet.

General Discussion / Re: How To Sell PC On Line
« on: July 06, 2017, 05:00:53 pm »
Sold my previous PC on Craigslist in about 3 weeks.  I had bought a used 2012 2350 in March of 2015 and sold it 8 months (and 7500 miles) later for more than I had in it. Did the same with a Tiger 4wd RV back in 2012.  Craigslist has always worked well for me with RVs, boats, autos.

General Discussion / Re: Jack and/or lug wrench
« on: March 28, 2015, 03:59:47 pm »
I'll do that.  I am planning to go to the factory in a couple of weeks anyway to have a generator installed in my PC (it was ordered without one) so I could pick up the jack/lug wrench if they can get them for me.  Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Jack and/or lug wrench
« on: March 28, 2015, 09:52:29 am »
Thanks Tom.  Don't suppose anyone knows the lug nut size for the E350?  With no lug wrench, I haven't removed the wheel covers yet.  After a bit of searching online, I'm still not sure but I think they are 7/8".   I could buy a tool for multiple nut sizes along with a separate tool to pry the covers but might be able to find a tire tool similar to what was supplied. 

General Discussion / Re: Jack and/or lug wrench
« on: March 27, 2015, 06:13:11 pm »
I know the spare is there (and inflated) but don't think the jack is in the tube but will double check.  So, will pick up a 6-ton bottle jack but will need to to determine lug nut size to make sure I get the right size wrench.  I may have a socket that will fit the lugs but probably not with my luck of late.  Thanks for the info everyone.   

General Discussion / Re: Jack and/or lug wrench
« on: March 27, 2015, 03:12:48 pm »
Since I am the third owner, guess one of them decided to keep those items.  Guess I need to buy a jack or depend on emergency roadside service.  Never used the jack on my previous RV so hope to have a similar experience with the PC. 

General Discussion / Jack and/or lug wrench
« on: March 27, 2015, 10:44:43 am »
When I bought my 2350 recently (2012 model), the previous owner indicated that no jack or lug wrench that came with the PC.  I searched the forum but could not find any info as to whether these items would have been provided with the PC when originally purchased. 

Should the 2350 have come with these items, and if so, where would they have been located?  I do have emergency road service through Geico but having the option to change a tire would be a good thing.  I just didn't want to buy a jack if there might be one on the rig that I haven't located.  Any info is appreciated.  Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: March 16, 2015, 01:17:15 pm »
My electric step protrudes from the outside face of my door just under 12".  Resting a ramp on the lip of the stairwell means you would have to take it on and off each time you want to use it, and can't leave it in place while you are camped.  I just leave my ramp in place on the step from the time I park to the time I leave, as I can easily step past it, and we seem to go in and out pretty frequently.
The manual step is just under 8" so there is quite a difference.  I extended the step this morning and called him to come inside - rather than try to use the lower step, he jumped over it into the coach.  I will have to work something out as I am afraid he will get hurt doing that.  I am fairly tall so don't really need the lower step to enter easily but the short ramp to the lower step might work for him.  Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: March 16, 2015, 10:09:19 am »
I will measure my step today to compare with your electric step.  Coal may just need a little adjustment to the step so will see how it goes for a couple of days before deciding on a solution.  Thanks for the info.

General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: March 16, 2015, 09:05:38 am »
Congratulations on your new PC.  I also travel with an older dog, 14 years, who must have a ramp to get in and out.  Many ramps are either too long, or have a large hump where they rest on the step, actually making them a stumbling hazard.  I found a perfect size (36"x14") on Amazon.  I peeled off the black friction surface and replaced with a light colored traction tape...as the black surface was invisible to the dog at night, even with a light, and she wouldn't step onto what looked to her like a black hole.  I also replaced the black on the step, and it makes it much more visible.

Ramp: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JLRR3DU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Traction tape: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B05VZMG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks for the info on the ramp and traction tape.  I may need something longer since my unit has the manual step which seems much narrower (front to back) -- I think I may have to use a ramp resting on the lip of the stepwell (just above the fold out step).  If the fold out step was deeper, I believe Coal would go right up it as he can negotiate most steps without much problem.  There could be something to the dark color (as you mentioned) keeping him from making the attempt but I believe it is due to the lower step not protruding outward far enough so he can get to the stepwell.  I'm sure we will find a way to make it work, even if I have to have the electric step installed, assuming it is indeed a deeper step as it appears in your pics.

General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: March 15, 2015, 10:12:17 pm »
Hello Greg,
I scrolled back through your posts and don't think this subject was covered so I wanted to toss one more thing out for consideration - 4 wheel drive. Phoenix offers that option and it might be worthwhile for someone that truly wanders the back roads of our national parks and forests. We have the standard E-450 chassis and have been fine but we tow a Subaru so all our creek crossings and trips down rutted dirt roads have been in that instead of the Phoenix. I know that option would probably require a wait as there aren't that many used ones out there but it's such a thrill to have your perfect house presented to you at the end. Good luck on your search and decision making.
Hi Holly,
Thanks for your thoughts.  You are right that a 4WD PC would be a good fit for my use.  My previous RV was a 4WD Tiger built on an extended cab truck chassis but the coach area was a bit small and had a wet bath.  I decided to go ahead and buy a used PC now, figuring I could order exactly what I want if the PC is to my liking and then trade it in on the new one.  I found a 2012 PC 2350 no slide model in very good condition which I just purchased today.  The owner brought it to me this evening and briefly went over the systems/features even though it got dark on us. 

In a couple of weeks, I plan to head out for a few months as a full-timer.  My biggest concern is whether the co-pilot (my black lab, Coal) will adapt as well as I hope to full-time RV life.  He is getting old so I'm not sure how he will do -- I already see that he will need some type of ramp to get in/out due to the narrow (in depth) fold out entry step. 

Carol, thanks for the offer.  If I haven't had any luck and don't decide to drive a ways to see a used one for sale, I will get back to you by pm in a few days.

You might want to call Earl and ask him if any owners live near you that are willing to show their unit.
Hi Tom,
I talked to Earl this morning. After looking through his records, he could not identify any owners that were anywhere close to my area.  A bit surprising as I would have expected one or two within the state (or around Atlanta maybe). 

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