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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Manual on: July 29, 2012, 11:00:50 pm
Mine had a cover sheet calling it Phoenix Cruiser Operating Manual.  It sort of walks you through the unit but tries to apply to all models.  And some of the things have been upgraded from what is in the manual.

The disinfecting the water tanks page was very good except it didn't tell you HOW to drain out the water.  It is helpful but needs a little work in some areas. Figured out how to use the Sani-Con today.  Needs a little explanation of what to do for those of us who have never seen one before and have the PC delivered.  They would have shown us at the factory I am sure.  That's probably our problem.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Sun Shades! on: July 29, 2012, 10:51:40 pm
We had ours installed at the factory before the unit was delivered.  They are worth their weight in gold.  Keep the heat of the sun out and best of all are so easy to install it takes about 2 minutes to get all three of them on.  We had the same thing on another rig but there were snaps and you had to get the ladder out to install them.  The magnets are much better.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss DVD Player above bed in 2551 on: July 29, 2012, 10:49:16 pm
I finally got it to play CDs.  You turn the TV on and select the video input and a big colorful Boss sign shows up and the CD plays music.  Only problem with that is it only plays through the small TV.  So I guess we will save it for playing DVDs on that TV and save the CDs for the front radio/CD/mpeg player.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disinfecting and draining potable water tank on: July 28, 2012, 07:48:10 pm
Took the bed apart again.  Opened the hatch and found a valve on the aft end of the water tank.  It sure looks to me like it is in the "ON" position.  How does it get out?  I looked underneath outside and there is no outlet unless it hooks up to the outlet for draining the hot and cold water that is under the kitchen sink. 

I was wondering why you couldn't use the drain that is under the kitchen sink which is the low point of the RV.  Wouldn't it all drain out there?  And why is the valve aft of the water tank in the "on" position.  Is that so when I put water in the tank it will run all over and then I can see where the water is coming from?

This owners Manual is for the birds.  It tells you how to open and close the screen door and lock the main door.  And then it just says "drain the water" like I am a psycic and would just KNOW how to do it. 

Now I am wondering what else I should know on the 2551 that isn't in the book.  They should put in the book how to open the bottom drawer in the kitchen if you want to winterize the rig.  It sure doesn't open like any I have seen.  And there is no mention of the two white valves next to the edge of the drawer which I am now told is the low point in the rig to drain the pipes for winterizing.

I have remade the bed three times because I had to get under it.  At least we are not sleeping there tonight.  Glad we didn't just load up and leave.  I have wasted a whole day and I am NOT a happy camper tonight.

Anne

50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Disinfecting and draining potable water tank on: July 28, 2012, 04:59:54 pm
I thought our worries were over.  We sold our 48 foot boat last year and crawled every inch of the bilge figuring out how everything worked.  We bought a motorhome.  How straight forward could THAT be.  I opened the book to "Disinfecting Potable Water System" and the first thing I said to Bob was "Wonder how you drain the potable water tank.  It doesn't say anything about it in the book".  So with a large mirror on my hands and knees I took pictures.  Couldn't find the usual valve to drain the tank.  Finally figured it out that when I took the picture under the bottom drawer so we would know how to winterize the hot water heater etc. there were two smaller white valves really close to the opening for the drawer.

So I measured how far back they were and with my 5' mirror I found two white ends of hoses.  Guess that THIS is where the water will come out.  Will try putting 5 gallons of water and turning the white valves to see if I have found it.

While I was at it I pulled out the cut away under the bed on the passenger side and there was a valve there with a long clear hose attached to it.  I am assuming that this valve is to open the end of the clear plastic hose and allow antifreeze to be added to the water system for winterizing.

Does anyone with a 2551 know if the above is correct?  I was going to disinfect the water tanks today and even called the factory but they don't answer on Saturday so I proceeded on my own.  Don't want a tank of water and no way to get it out.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Removing drawers under kitchen sink on: July 25, 2012, 10:48:16 am
  Help  I must be REALLY DUMB.  I cannot figure out how to remove the drawer under the kitchen sink.  There are black triangles at the end.  I tried pushing them in and it didn't work.  I tried pulling them out and it didn't work.  I have never seen this type of drawer mechanism before.  There must be a simple answer but guess I am too old to figure it out!!!  Help!

Anne
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss DVD Player above bed in 2551 on: July 21, 2012, 11:20:53 pm
You are in a beautiful part of California.   I used to take my kids camping in Yosemite years ago when I was a single mother.  Bet it has changed since then.  That was back in the early 70's.  We started in the Camp Curry section and graduated to tent camping with our VW bug with the tent and cooler strapped to the roof.

Anne
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss DVD Player above bed in 2551 on: July 21, 2012, 09:18:36 pm
Thanks, Bob.  I will try it in the morning.  Too many new electronics etc.  I sort of figured it was a spare DVD for the bedroom TV but when it said it played mpeg and CDs and you can even plug your Ipod into it, I figured I better check that it was not part of the surround sound system as opposed to the rear TV system.

Wonder how many other West Coasters there are? Wink

Thanks again.

Anne
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Boss DVD Player above bed in 2551 on: July 21, 2012, 10:52:57 am
Cannot find this anywhere.  Next to the bedroom TV is installed a multi function Boss player.  Supposedly it plays DVDs, CDs, mpeg and a number of configurations.  Tried a CD and nothing happened.  So I read the Boss book which said to play a CD you must first turn on the TV.  The screen will turn grey and the music will play.  Well the screen turned grey but no music.

Right now the rear TV works with the roof antenna and I am reluctant to mess around with the settings on the TV till I know what to do.  Thought someone who has a recent 2551 with the Boss could tell me.  There is no mention of it anywhere.  Is it part of the surround sound?  Is it just a separate DVD player for the rear TV? 

Anne ThankYou
55  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2013 PC 2551 on: July 20, 2012, 10:54:15 am
I was on line last night and found my sheet snuggers at a Suspender company.  They come 4 to a package so I got 2 packages.  Instead of the metal toothed suspender end they have what reminds me of the garter we had for stockings when I was a kid.  That way they are really secure and won't rip the sheets.  The mattress covers and the sheets have elastic all the way around but still need a little snugging up.

I didn't purchase the quilted bedspreads because I have a perfect color comforter down at our Arizona place which I bought for our queen size bed and didn't use it.  It even has matching pillow shams.  I will just cut it in half and bind off the cut portion and it is going to be perfect.
56  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: July 19, 2012, 12:07:01 pm
Thanks for all the tips.  I had to run outside to check beneath the refrigerator.  We don't have a drawer beneath the refrigerator.  That would have been a good spot.  Guess the best way is to test out what fits where.  I figured on towel bars on the back of the bathroom door.  Bob doesn't want to put holes in the good wood for the toilet paper holder.  Will have to figure something else.  Maybe using some of those new sticky picture holders that you can remove when done.  The beds are sure comfortable.   Our PleasureWay beds were like sleeping on a rack.  Thought about sneaking out there last night to sleep but came to my senses.
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 19, 2012, 11:36:03 am
Thanks.  ThankYou  I think we are going to love it.  Starting to figure out where to put everything.  At least the sheets fit.  I altered them using the measurements of the bed.  They worked out great.

Bob gone to appointment and I am babysitting the puppy.  I love the floor with no carpet.  Could have had the new wood floors but opted for the vinyl.  Don't have to take off your shoes when you come in.  The wood looks really nice but from past experience we ended up covering it with throw rugs.  The 32" TV works so great.  Even without the antenna up the picture came in crisp and clear.  Have to work on my Tailgater Satellite.  Kermit put me in another jack so I can switch from using cable to using satellite since you would not want to run the satellite through the amplifier or whatever it is on the other side of the wall.  Think it is going to work great and I can always install a diplexer if I get too lazy to disconnect and move back and forth.  I liked Ron's Idea of putting another shelf in that cabinet to put the computer.  Will put it on my list.

Anne
58  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: July 19, 2012, 10:37:13 am
Wow, Ron.  You sure did a good job.  Some of the things you did are now included in our new 2551.

We had shelves put in the shirt closet next to the kitchen.  They did a wonderful job.  Even put a lip on the edge of each shelf so things will not fall off.  It is going to be our Pantry.

We have to find towel racks and a TP holder (my current list).  My biggest observation:  There are no drawers for underwear etc.  I think some plastic baskets in the cabinets over the bunks will work just fine.

My sheets fit PERFECT.  I bought mattress covers from JC Penney's.  I cut off 6" from the one going to my bunk.  They were going to be a little wide but I left them that way.  I just scrunched them so they fit exactly and then put the sheets that I altered on and they seem to work out.  I think I saw some sheet tighteners at JoAnns Fabric that had clips (like on men's suspenders) to keep the sheets snug,  If not, I can use a velcro strap and that would work.  I just made the beds and don't want to undo them to sew in velcro. 

Where do people keep their pans?  When our rig arrived one of the first things I looked for was the dratted coffeemaker.  It looked so big in the pictures.  Well in 2013 they are no longer including them.  Good!!!
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 19, 2012, 01:18:18 am
My pictures got lost. 

We just got our new 2013 PC 2551 this morning and it is BEAUTIFUL.  It was just like opening Christmas Presents since we had never seen one before.  Yesterday we picked up our 7 week old puppy so 2 presents in two days.  Wow.  Will try the pictures again.
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 08, 2012, 03:36:15 pm
We winter in Yuma, AZ and find ourselves dying for some good seafood.  They carry the usual frozen stuff some of which is okay and some is pretty bad.  "Fresh" seafood means it is probably a week to 10 days old.

So we are going to pack up the little deepfreeze with fresh caught frozen and foodsaver packed fish and seafood.  It will be a yummy winter of eating.  Going to put the freezer right behind the driver's seat in front of the slideout on our new 2551.  It is supposed to be delivered on the 18th (the 2551 not the seafood).  Can hardly wait.  Found some sheets at Camperworld.  Only had to make one of them 6" shorter.  The width will be fine. I just cut the sheet from side to side, removed 5.5" and sewed them back together with a french seam.  The seam will end up under my pillow or by my feet so should cause no problem.
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