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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: BIG rain leak on: May 22, 2012, 12:29:28 am
Thanks for the replies.  It's possible that, as Ron mentioned, the right (wrong!) combination of wind and driving rain, may have forced itself onto the slide toward the gasket area.  Kermit told us there is a 3/4" slope away from the rig on the slide, but if the rig isn't level, that negates the draining of that built-in slope.  AND we do see where the gasket does not fully connect with the slide about two.5 feet behind the refrig.  A lucky combination of situations, I guess!

Deena

2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: BIG rain leak on: May 19, 2012, 11:41:42 pm
Just brought the slide in for the night.  Pretty dry right over the refrig, actually all along that edge closest to the interior.

D

3  Main Forum / General Discussion / BIG rain leak on: May 19, 2012, 10:19:32 pm
Well that was interesting.  Just experienced our first large thundery downpour of rain in our 2010 2551.  Trying to keep the dog calm, listening to pounding rain on the roof, waiting it out. After 20 min or so, noticed that the vinyl area in front of the refrig, and across to the stove cabinets was a huge puddle of water, soaking into the bedroom carpet, and working it's way under and round everything.  Water appeared to be coming from the top of the refrig, along and above the joint where it's inserted, and possibly even from under the wood trim across the top.  LOTS of water.  Yuk.

We tipped the rig slightly to starboard (? -- driver side direction) with the jacks, just in case it was pooling on the slide and working its way in.  Or could it have been driven into the vents behind the refrig (weather coming from that direction) ?? 

Anyone else experienced anything like this?  We're parked here for the summer, and needless to say this makes us nervous.  We're in NW Wisconsin, more 1.5 days drive from the plant to have it looked at.

Temporary fix may be to bring the slide in tonight during the remaining storms (rain has let up for the moment).  But we DO want to know where and why.  And will be very nervous if we're away from the rig and it rains.

Help???

thanks,
Deena
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4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your shower seams on: April 30, 2012, 10:41:52 am
We've got a leak in our 2010 2551 shower, and can't locate it. Very elusive.

I was working on a light over the bathroom sink. While running the wire I found a leak in the shower between the shower and the sink cabinet. Started looking and found where the rubber seal, seals the chrome and plastic, a small gap. The person that assembled my shower installed the rubber strip with the gap at the bottom and it leaked. Would suggest yall check yours?
5  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Storing plastic grocery bags on: March 11, 2012, 08:41:57 pm
OK, I'll share my OCD solution to storing bags (we also reuse them for trash in the Cruiser).

This is something to do when you just want to have the zen experience of folding bags!  Lay each bag flat, tuck in the edges neatly, fold lengthwise into to about 1/4 of the width of the bag.  Prepare several this way.  Then roll them up tightly, one at a time on top of the previous one (this way they peel off one at a time, not unrolling the whole wad!).  About 8-9 bags have a 1.5 inch diameter, about 2.5 inches tall. Secure each packet with a rubber band. 

Otherwise if I don't want to fuss with rolling, I just line my trash with 4-6 bags at a time, and when full, pull out the used one, and a fresh one is already in place!  Helps contain drips if I inadvertently line the trash with a bag with a pin hole in it.

I TOLD you it was a little compulsive!    sad

6  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Go West Young Man (or old man, whichever!!) on: February 29, 2012, 11:00:48 am
Another suggestion for a stop:  Chiricahua National Monument -- south of I-10 in south east Arizona.  For us it's one of those magical places like no other.  A sense of being in a H U G E natural cathedral. Lots of hiking available.  Campground reasonable (no services) -- and half price with Golden Eagle elder pass (or whatever it's called).  Be aware, any rig over 27 ft. might not clear a dip going into the campground.  Otherwise, can park in picnic pull offs as you enter the park, unhook the toad, and drive into the park.  Plan several hours.

http://www.nps.gov/chir/index.htm

Deena


7  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Go West Young Man (or old man, whichever!!) on: February 28, 2012, 10:05:32 pm
I'm sure you'll get lots of good suggestions, but I'll put in a plug for a swing up to Silver City, NM, after you cross into New Mexico from Arizona on I-10.  An interesting little western town -- in the foothills of the Gila Wilderness area.  By October we are there (it's our 6 month winter digs) -- and would love to meet you and show you some western hospitality and some of the sights! Might even have room for another PC in the driveway!

Deena Wink
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towed vehicle - question on: February 28, 2012, 09:56:56 pm
Great advice -- all!  Thanks.  Will follow up on all suggestions.

Deena

9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towed vehicle - question on: February 27, 2012, 10:39:40 pm
Thanks, Ron.

Bucking! That's a good word.  Sounds like a good (and less expensive) thing to try before the track bar.  That and checking the level situation.

Deena

10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Towed vehicle - question on: February 27, 2012, 09:11:02 pm
Posted this comment on the POLL -- but decided to repost here as a separate topic. Hope it's OK?!

Our "toad" is a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid (about 3700 lb), which can be towed four down, pop her in neutral, set the key so accessory is not on, and off we go!  Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar, and a US Gear Unified brake system.

Have used this set up with two other rigs as well, and for some reason, in the short 400 or so miles that we've towed the Escape behind the PC, we do "notice" the car.  Previous experience with other rigs, it just rolls along nicely, not talking back.  But with the PC we experience a little sway and some up and down motion.  Hard to describe. On a wavy road (some up and downs) there is up and down re-action from the car -- in addition to feeling the PC swaying in some circumstances.  Nothing severe, but noticeable.  Our 2010 - 2551 has new Bilstein shocks, and Roadmaster sway bars front and rear.  Last thing to double check (can't do it here in our lumpy driveway) is whether we're "level" when on the hitch.  It appeared to be by eyeballing, but haven't done a precise measurement.

Hate to think we'd have to also get a rear track bar.
11  Main Forum / Polls / Re: camping chairs on: February 27, 2012, 09:07:39 pm
After scoping them out and sitting in a few in Camping World -- we just ordered two Xpress Lounger camping chairs.

$30 at Mills Fleet Farm.  With shipping came to $74.00 for two.  Looks like they'll be grey, to match our coach!

http://tinyurl.com/Xpress-Lounger 
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fluorescent lamp cover on: February 27, 2012, 08:53:43 pm
Sue,
No our fixtures are not the multi-toggle.  Just two 12" tubes in a fixture with a clear plastic cover.  ON-OFF Switch is on the end (not facing down as someone described).  Cover wraps completely around from side to side.  We've pinched, squeezed, coaxed, and even urged with a table knife blade. Nada.  Won't budge.  I can see where little tabs on the cover snap into the assembly (3 to a side).  There must be a chinese puzzle gentle movement secret. It evades me.
13  Main Forum / Links and Contacts / Re: Product Contacts on: February 27, 2012, 06:39:38 pm
Printed and filed in the book we created with our manuals! Thanks!
14  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: February 27, 2012, 06:31:51 pm
Our "toad" is a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid (about 3700 lb), which can be towed four down, pop her in neutral, set the key so accessory is not on, and off we go!  Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar, and a US Gear Unified brake system. 

Have used this set up with two other rigs as well, and for some reason, in the short 400 or so miles that we've towed the Escape behind the PC, we do "notice" the car.  Previous experience with other rigs, it just rolls along nicely, not talking back.  But with the PC we experience a little sway and some up and down motion.  Hard to describe. On a wavy road (some up and downs) there is up and down re-action from the car.  In addition to swaying in some circumstances.  Not severe, but noticeable.  Our 2010 - 2551 has new Bilstein shocks, and Roadmaster sway bars front and rear.  Last thing to double check (can't do it here in our lumpy driveway) is whether we're "level" when on the hitch.  It appeared to be by eyeballing, but haven't done a precise measurement. 

Hate to think we'd have to also get a rear track bar.

15  Main Forum / General Discussion / fluorescent lamp cover on: February 26, 2012, 11:47:35 pm
Can anyone advise how to remove the cover on the fluorescent fixtures in our 2010 - 2551??  Feeling a little ditzy and incompetent, but it's not intuitive, and I don't want to break the cover. SOSHelp

Thanks!
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