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1  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa End Table on: October 22, 2016, 11:33:52 am
Nice job. Thanks
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cooktop Ignitor on: October 07, 2016, 08:50:01 am
Thanks... I thought one would have to replace battery from the back which would be a pain... Well, now I'm am tempted to order one.

3  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cooktop Ignitor on: October 06, 2016, 08:54:51 pm
Easy to change battery?   Or should one decide on a battery-less unit?
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protection Against Blowouts and Getting Rear-ended? on: October 02, 2016, 07:38:46 pm
Good concern...
I added wheelwell protection for that stuff around them using just hard-backed carpet.   

See my other post where I added a back bumper using laminated Oak.  (I'm a woodworker... just seemed a natural  Smile )

Denny and Barb
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any Experience with new 6 Speed Transmission on: September 13, 2016, 08:10:48 pm
Fuel economy is Fuel economy.... Meaning you cannot squeeze out more than is needed to get from point A to point B/
Saying that, yet an extra GEAR is nice. But not Maybe advantage as on would like to think...

Remember, Most of our driving is in "High Gear".   Period.... You get what you get when Torque Converter is Locked Up!
Just saying... 

Denny and Barb
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: changing to bilstein shocks on: September 11, 2016, 07:01:08 pm
I'm thinking this difference is because of the chassis difference between the E350 and the E450.  My son has a  older MH on a E450, and it handles better than my E350.
7  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dead battery salvation on: September 10, 2016, 10:15:49 am
You guys can tell me if this is a good idea, or not to keep engine battery charged. See picture below. I used a "add a circuit" device to connect the house batteries to the engine battery.  It's a trickle charge setup that has a 5 amp fuse in series with a 10 amp blocking diode.  The blocking diode is to prevent the house batteries from draining the engine battery.  Been using for a month now, and no problems so far.  Now this also solves playing dash radio without killing engine battery.

So what your thoughts a d feedback?
8  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Side storage locks on: September 10, 2016, 09:48:26 am
yep 2 Frazzled, the locks can be programed to any 3 numbers. And also, they are mechanical so they may need to be WD-40'ed occassionally, just as your present locks need. The black rubber covers, should keep them pretty clean however.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New King Bed for 2552 on: September 09, 2016, 07:43:00 pm
I agree with 2 Frazzled... A motorhome that large should have a "permanent bed" as our 2350 has.  Just saying.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: changing to bilstein shocks on: September 09, 2016, 07:41:04 pm
I agree with Ron... Koni maybe a better choice over Bilstein...   I did the Bilstein route, and now wish I would have maybe went with the Koni.  Ride is not good with the Bilstein heavy duty..

Denny and Barb
11  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Side storage locks on: September 09, 2016, 07:37:18 pm
Thanks for the comments.   

I wear glasses full time. So I am not a good candidate to say weather good eyes are needed to see the digits.

However, my wife is blind with anything up close. She cannot see her phone without her HELPER glasses.

But she can see these lock numbers good enough with her naked eyes.   

Maybe this helps.. Maybe not... Just saying.

Denny and Barb
12  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Entry Lock on: September 09, 2016, 07:34:10 pm
Hey guys (and gals)...  Got to use the digital entry lock system for a week now....  What's great, (or we think so... especially for me... the digital lock), is that NOW, I don't need ANY keys in my pocket to enter the Phoenix!  This is great as I don't like the all-day constant rubbing on my leg.... the Keys in my pocket. This is annoying to me.   

So I just leave all the keys in the coach, and enjoy the day.... (now to get rid of the back pocket wallet!  Smile  Help

Just thought I would share this info as we do a lot of ATV'ing, and the rough trails and such do, do a number on "what's in your pocket".   Just saying....

As far as someone seeing our combination, that we punch it in... Well first of all, it can be changed daily. Also if you program "same number twice", that certainly would confuse anyone from copying.   And... lets face it... if someone wants to break into our coaches... the driver or passenger windows would be the quickest.  With proper towels one could break a window without too much noise and be in within a minute.   But glad some of you are concerned about this....  Thanks

Denny and Barb
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Xantrex Pro 1800 Inverter Problem on: August 31, 2016, 09:12:29 am
Mike, When I said a bit of a pain, I really meant a BIG pain.  Actually what it amounted to was to  drill a hole in floor below remote unit, and string the new cable under the MH to the opposite rear corner of the rig, drilling another hole to bring it back up.  It was a chore to fish the new cable up over the top of the heat shields to keep it out of trouble. Then I tie-wrapped it in various places along its route.

 Old cable looks like was ran with the other cables along the wall/floor. Left it where it was since it was still good.

But certainly not happy to hear the connector was indeed burned. Poor engineering, or what? Maybe the F-F connector was bad and not making good connection. Sometimes those wire fingers get out of their little grove and don't connect correctly like that. Well, let's hope this was just a fluke. Not good to find burned stuff in our walls!


14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Side storage locks on: August 30, 2016, 09:55:15 pm
We all know how cantankerous this storage lock are with keys able to be inserted ether way and if finally inserted correctly, one chas to play a bit to get the lock to work.  I found these on Amazon and so far am pleased with them.  No more keys.
And for the covers:

Denny and Barb
15  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New desk on: August 30, 2016, 09:47:49 pm
Waterdog, I'm a amateur radio operator, so that is just my radio transceiver and it's modem.
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