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I just saw this thread so I'll put my 2-cents worth in.   Ever since I started RV-ing 20 years ago, I made a Word document listing all the appliances in my RV's with their amp draws on it. Now I didn't need it for my last 2 RV's:
1. my last 2 motorhomes had EMS's built in & would automatically shed loads if I reached peak amp.
2. my last 2 motorhomes were 50a so I didn't have to think about any monitoring unless I was in a 30a site.

I laminated that Word doc & it's always been stuck to the inside cabinet door above the sink (I even had it in my last 2 50a coaches even though I didn't really need it).  So I guess I'm just "old school".  I know how much each appliance draws at peak amp & I'm my own monitor for making sure I don't go near or over my total amp rating.   Now that I have my PC & am back to 30a, I will again be my own monitor on appliance usage.

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General Discussion / Re: Oh crap, leaks!
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:25:28 pm »
Thank you both.  i will look into the RV FlexArmor.  Eventually there's gonna come a day when I can't get up there to do yearly inspections & not having to worry about leaks would be worth the install cost.

The dealer rep picked it up today.  The PC came with a 30 day warranty & really, this should've been caught when they got it & they went through their checklist.  I'm hoping the warranty will cover some of the repair.

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General Discussion / Re: Oh crap, leaks!
« on: April 11, 2022, 10:01:41 pm »
Update....I emailed the dealer just before I posted above, not even dreaming I'd hear from someone after hours.   It's 11PM & the dealer replied, they're sending someone tomorrow to pick it up.  I'm 3hrs away from them.  Now THAT's service!

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General Discussion / Oh crap, leaks!
« on: April 11, 2022, 08:54:11 pm »
Since bringing home my PC, the 1st really hard rainstorm hit last night into this morning &, of course, now I find leaks.   First I heard a drip coming from near the driver's side step well.  I look up & found the headliner above that side of the dash pretty dang wet. Wet enough to drip into the step well.   I checked the inside of both the small cabinets to either side of the TV & I could feel those headliners were damp & there were some drips of water on the bottom of the cabinets.

The problem is 2 fold:
1. It's parked in my driveway with a nose low, 1 bubble completely outside the circle, off level.  The only way to make it actually level, even with boards under the jacks, is to take the front wheels off the ground by a good bit...which I don't want to do.  I know I CAN have them off the ground (the parking brake is on & I've got heavy chocks in front of the rear tires, but I don't want to.  It's also less than half a bubble low on the driver's side, which is the reason the water is dripping in on that side. It's being channeled there by that lean.
2. I got on the roof during a lull in the rain & found cracks in the seals between the cap & the roof, especially where it makes the curves to meet the sides.  Just to see, I checked the rear cap & found similar separation in places.   This is completely on me.   It was 17 degrees the day I originally looked at it & it was 32 degrees with 15-20mph winds the day I picked it up so I didn't get on the roof to make a proper inspection.  I take full responsibility. Otherwise, I would've caught this.  I did check inside all cabinets both when I first saw it & again when I picked it up, but those front cabinet headliners didn't have stains nor was there any water spots on the cabinet bottoms.   If water did get in before, it was dried & not noticeable when I looked inside all the cabinets both times.

It's going to rain, & somewhat heavily, for the next 2+ days.  Unfortunately, because of the nose down position, that rain is going to keep getting into the roof cracks & into my coach. :'(

Any suggestions of what I can do until I can get it back to the dealer to fix?   I'm actually a bit sick to my stomach about this because I know what damage water infiltration can do & I don't know how long this has been going on.   The dealer got it in December, put it on their website in January, I bought it in February but just picked it up about 10 days ago.   There's been all kinds of rain/snow/ice on it in that timeframe.


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General Discussion / Re: Dewinterizing
« on: April 05, 2022, 12:29:20 am »
I used the outside shower quite a bit in all of our RV's.  I much prefer hot water with a wet dryer sheet to get rid of the bug guts on the front.  Hot water does much better at getting those guts off with little effort.  But I do agree, the shower is on the wrong side for quick washes of feet (2 or 4) before entering the RV.  It's not just PC's, every RV has the outside shower on the street side & next to the wet bay.  Convenience of install.

My 2016 still had the batwing/crank up antenna.  That antenna has been in every RV I had since the 1st TT in 2000.  While it's a tried & true performer, at least once a season the crank would come apart & I had to chase the dang spring wherever it had bounced & then get DH to put it back together.   I got tired of that.  I had the batwing in my PC replaced with a stationary King omni-directional antenna.  I may not have the tuning control vs the batwing since I can't move it to the best direction for the signal, but I don't go RV-ing to watch TV.    I never cared for satellite & am quite happy with whatever I can get OTA.

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General Discussion / Re: 4 way water distribution panel question
« on: April 02, 2022, 07:12:32 pm »
EngineerIt-

My valve looks exactly like yours & the tag on it reads "Anderson Brass Company".  So does the plastic surround insert.   Maybe the prior owner already changed it out?

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General Discussion / Re: 4 way water distribution panel question
« on: March 31, 2022, 12:34:56 pm »
Lance, was yours the 4-way or 3-way?

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General Discussion / Re: 4 way water distribution panel question
« on: March 30, 2022, 07:20:59 pm »
I actually lucked out (I think).  I brought it home yesterday, low & behold it did NOT have the "NEW" 4-way diverter that was described in the brochure.  That's what prompted this thread. 

So mine must've been one of the last one's built in 2015 without that flawed feature.  I'm relieved I won't have to worry about my fresh tank filling when on city water.

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General Discussion / Re: 4 way water distribution panel question
« on: March 21, 2022, 08:04:28 pm »
 tymote for the info and for the links to past posts. For some reason, how I was using the Search criteria was not bringing up those threads.

Sounds like my first trip may be to Elkhart to get the the 4 way replaced with the 3 way. I'm NOT mechanically inclined so there's no way I would attempt to replace the panel myself.

I guess I won't know for sure until I hook up to city water and see if my fresh tank fills up.

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General Discussion / 4 way water distribution panel question
« on: March 20, 2022, 06:57:58 pm »
I have a new to me 2016 PC 2350S (manufactured in 2015). For those of you with a 2015 or newer PC, can you tell me what the Winterization & Normal settings mean on the water distribution panel?  On the 2015 brochure it's noted a *NEW* feature.

There are 4 settings: City Water, Tank Fill, Winterize, Normal.   The 1st 2 are obvious to me. Those have been on all my RV's for the past 20 years so I know what they are/do.

I can't find any literature, either in my portfolio of manuals nor online what those other 2 settings do.  I can "guess" at what Winterization means, but have no clue what Normal means or what it does.

Thanks for your help.

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General Discussion / Re: Having trouble with your Forum New Registration?
« on: February 13, 2022, 06:14:25 pm »
Thank you, Tina.  That was my issue.  I registered but never received the activation email. Wasn't in my junk/spam folder & I had whitelisted the domain with my email provider so the notification should have come through.   I appreciate your assistance getting me online.

Blessings.

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General Discussion / Reply
« on: February 13, 2022, 04:19:51 pm »
Thank you for the welcomes.   I may have RV'd for 20 years, but not so sure my advice is sound.  Seems I learn something new almost every day, even for stuff I thought I already knew.

Blessings.

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General Discussion / New PC Owner
« on: February 12, 2022, 07:40:58 pm »
Hello. I'm Lori & I just purchased a used 2016 2350S.   I've been an RV'r for over 20 years. My husband & I owned everything from a TT, a 5-r, a gas motorhome & then a diesel motorhome.  After my husband passed away in 2020, I sold our big diesel coach & took some time to decide my next move.   I missed RV'ing and a sweet 2350S came up for sale within a few hours drive.  It's a perfect size just for me.  I'm excited to be getting on the road again, albeit solo.  Right now, I'm sorting through, trying to figure out what stuff I can keep from my 42ft DP that'll fit in this little PC.  I've got 17 big 28 gallon containers to go through.

I hope to meet you all down the road.

Blessings.

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