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General Discussion / Re: Dual Reclining Sofa Options
« on: July 20, 2022, 06:23:21 pm »
Thank you for the other options to check out. Very helpful!

General Discussion / Re: Dual Reclining Sofa Options
« on: July 18, 2022, 07:49:46 am »
Paul's Seating in Elkhart made the original sofas, you may want to check with them.
Thank you. Yes, we did check their website. Unfortunately, they don't have the style that we like, nor will their options fit our PC. Maybe they could do something  custom, but we will hold off considering  that until we see what other options are out there.

General Discussion / Dual Reclining Sofa Options
« on: July 18, 2022, 06:46:14 am »
We are considering replacing the sofa in our 2018 3100 and found this option....


Has anyone purchased this for their PC, or are there any other options for us to consider for a dual reclining sofa?

General Discussion / Re: Catalytic Converter Theft Protection
« on: July 17, 2022, 04:57:28 am »
Just curious, what did he attach the cover to?  Looks like an interesting idea, just can't figure out the attachment method.

General Discussion / Re: PC3100 Slide Leaks while driving.
« on: June 25, 2022, 05:16:15 am »
We have a 2018, 3100 also and we have not had any problems with water getting inside with the slide open or closed.  Have you checked the top of your slide before you close it to see if water has gotten on top of it while it is open?  We have found that the slide awning topper that PC uses on the 3100 is barely long enough to cover the top of the slide and if there is any wind blowing when it is raining, water can accumulate on top of the slide.  Also, when it is raining, a small amount of water can accumulate on the awning topper itself and when the slide is brought in, it is possible for some of that water to run off the end of the slide awning topper and get on the slide's top or end panels.

As a result of experiencing similar issues on an earlier RV, we purchased a collapsible ladder and an extendable handled squeegee that we use to remove any water that has accumulated on the top of the slide awning topper AND/OR on top of the slide before we close the slide on our PC.  It is just one of our steps in our closing procedures that we check if we have had rain while we have the slide open.  An option for you to try if you are unable to check the slide's top before closing is to have towels ready when you close the slide and lay them on the top of the slide to absorb any water that may have accumulated on the top of the slide as you bring it in. 

The only way to prevent water from accumulating on the top of the slide is to replace the slide awning topper with one that it approximately 6" longer that will hang over each end 3" which would prevent water from getting on the slide's top.  We did this on an earlier RV and the problem was resolved.

Hope this idea helps.

General Discussion / Re: Heat Pump Fan Cycling
« on: June 09, 2022, 05:30:11 am »
Bobkbusch, I think your conclusion is correct for the reason your heat pump is starting and stopping.  We have the same issue on A/C with ours when it is very humid.  The unit goes into a defrost mode, starting and stopping with changes to the fan speed when it does it.  Our research determined that it was to defrost the cooling coils of the A/C.  They say it is designed to do that and not to worry about it.  I suspect the same is true for the heat pump because ours did the same as yours when we used the heat pump in "cool" weather. 
We ended up getting a ceramic heater and using it at night and it keeps the unit very comfortable instead of having the furnace run.  We set ours on the floor in front of the kitchen cupboards and plug it into the power tower outlets on the kitchen counter.

General Discussion / Re: Insurance (again)
« on: January 24, 2022, 06:03:06 pm »
We had National General for 11 years on all our vehicles, including our RV's.  Then in 2015 we finally had an insurance claim on our car as a result of an accident with a deer.  We then learned that National General did not have any insurance adjusters in Michigan and we would have to wait for them to contract with a third-party adjuster to check out our insurance claim.  It was over 2 weeks, and several calls by us to National General, before a third-party adjuster was hired.  As a result, a repair that should have taken 2, maybe three weeks, took 5 weeks to get done.  The repair shop said that they had never seen a company take so long to review and approve an accident claim as National General had taken.

Needless to say, we switched insurance carriers as soon as they had paid for our repair job.


Tips and Tricks / Re: Leveling System--HWH Factory Service
« on: November 25, 2021, 12:06:17 pm »
Good information to know.  Thanks for sharing.

General Discussion / Re: Leave the Seat up!
« on: November 21, 2021, 03:00:07 pm »
Chances are likely that if you found one, there are more hiding out somewhere. 

General Discussion / Re: Build quality on newer PC's
« on: October 26, 2021, 05:02:11 am »
We have had no major problems/issues with our 2018, 3100.  The problems/issues we did have were very minor and were resolved by Doug in less than 30 minutes when we stopped by on one of our trips.  We have been impressed with the quality of our PC, compared to the two previous RV's we have owned.

Tips and Tricks / Re: Tow Bar Pins
« on: September 18, 2021, 05:29:39 am »
Wow, you are VERY lucky that pin didn't drop out as well.  We replaced our original pins with locking pins shortly after we began towing a toad.  We didn't do it for this reason, but rather to prevent someone from simply removing the pin while we were stopped.  Although that isn't something that happens often to people, we had it happen to us at  a rest area.  Every time we stop, I always do a walk around to make sure everything is alright with whatever we are towing.  In our case, after I completed my walk around, a group of guys walked behind the snowmobile trailer we were towing, but I didn't do another walk around to check things again before pulling out.  Less than 5 miles down the road I saw our loading ramp go airborne, just missing a car behind us.  I know the pin was in when I did my walk around and I know the guys started laughing as I pulled away.  Needless to say, I got a new pin with a lock and have done so with any similar situations.

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 13, 2021, 05:25:21 am »
I also want to thank you for your post.  Just curious, is that wrench a metric or SAE.  I am going to be going by Harbor Freight this week and I am going to pick one up when the time has come to replace the front shocks.

General Discussion / Re: Rear Hub Liners-Reminder
« on: September 01, 2021, 01:54:49 pm »
Glad to hear you didn't sustain any more damage than a lost wheel liner.  As soon as we got our PC home from the factory we installed Alcoa Polished aluminum rims on it to get rid of the wheel liners. 

General Discussion / Re: Best place to sell a toad??
« on: August 23, 2021, 04:11:59 pm »
Personally I don't think you would have any problem towing a Jeep with your PC.  In fact, it might be better for towing because you would have less chance of tail wag with your PC.  Even though we have a significant overhang with our 3100, we don't feel the Jeep behind us.

General Discussion / Re: Best place to sell a toad??
« on: August 23, 2021, 05:42:34 am »
It may sound crazy JJ, but I feel the Jeep tows easier than the CRV.  I know it is heavier, but I think when it is in "tow mode" (In gear or Park and the transfer case in neutral), the Jeep rolls easier.  Another thing I have noticed is that the front wheels of the Jeep turn further than the front wheels of the CRV had turned.  The Jeep seems to follow turns more than the CRV.  I agree with you that the Gladiator is a few hundred pounds heavier than our Wranglers, but if it is within the limits of your Phoenix, I think you will have no problem towing it. 
We have both our 2019 and 2021 Wranglers set up for towing so that we won't be stuck without a toad should one of us hit a deer like we did with our CRV.  I setup both Jeeps for towing myself and couldn't believe how easy it was to do compared to setting up the CRV.  I have to commend etrailer.com for excellent videos to follow for the installation.  One thing for sure, setting up the Jeep with an automatic transmission is a lot easier than if it has a manual.  We have the Stay in Play Duo braking systems on both Jeeps and the one with an automatic was a lot easier because there is an access hole available with it that is used for the clutch on the one with the manual transmission.

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