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391  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: reunion in Petosky, MI on: April 03, 2013, 11:28:31 am
We plan to sign up once the PC is actually in our possession (3 or 4 more weeks of waiting). I can't speak on fall weather but we were there in June two years back and a mini tornado type storm hit us while were on Mackinac Island. We were so very glad we were getting pelted with wind blown rain at the fort and not sitting on the ferry. There were downed trees and police blockades when we got back to the mainland. Yee HA! How boring vacations would be without a little pick me up now and then from Mother Nature.

We hope the weather is moderate enough to slide up to the Upper Peninsula after the reunion. We were there for two short days in June and it was beautiful. We'd like more time to explore and enjoy.

And last, but not least, we also are looking forward to meeting more PC owners and hopefully putting faces with some of the names on this forum.
392  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 01, 2013, 07:08:39 am
Ron, I tried to not respond, but couldn't help myself. There is an old saying that "just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get me" - Well, the same goes for crazy. Just because you got that one right, doesn't mean you aren't crazy. Personally, I recommend embracing the craziness within, I did.

Holly (crazy but in a good way)    chandelier
393  Main Forum / Polls / Re: The Good Fairy on: April 01, 2013, 07:01:30 am
Ah, Billy, the quest for perfection has been fulfilled! That is so very good to know. Smile
394  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: March 24, 2013, 08:21:54 am
We plan to travel with our 17 year old calico cat, Snickers... for a full year. It will be interesting. She gets stressed by change- like moving a chair to a new spot in the living room. She also gets severely stressed out if we go away so we can't leave her anywhere. My theory on calicos is that their brains are as scrambled as their fur patterns. They are super sweet, though. We have a game plan but no idea if it will work. First step is a harness in case we have to fly with her or take her out without a carrier or walk her in the woods (she has been known to stalk deer - they aren't' quite sure what to make of her). She only had the harness on twice so far, but my face has healed nicely so it is time to give it another go. Next step is a soft sided carrier. I found a cool one on that zips to expand and double the space that we hope will fit behind the driver seat on the 2552. Hopefully she'll take to that so I won't have to pry her off John's head as we travel down the road. Once we get the PC we plan to visit it with her and maybe spend a night or two in there without turning it on so she can adjust to the new space. A few short test drives later, we'll be cruising with a happy, well adjusted psychotic cat - at least that's the plan. Oh, large quantities of catnip might also be on board.

If anyone has experience with psycho fireballs in an RV, please pass on any suggestions. We'll probably need all the help we can get.
395  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-450 replacement on: March 12, 2013, 08:00:01 am
When I first heard the Ford Transit was replacing the E-Series vans I started noticing them on the road and thought NO WAY! Then I researched a bit more and found the the vans I was seeing are the Transit Connect. These are the baby cousins of the bigger, commercial Transit vans that are coming out. The bigger vans are still smaller than the E-450 as already stated.
396  Main Forum / Polls / The RV Good Fairy on: February 28, 2013, 09:41:12 am
Here is an easier question to answer and to post in public:

The Good Fairy will give you AWESOME gas mileage forever AND grant you THREE (and only three) wishes for your RV. What would your three RV wishes be? List three things you would add, change or improve to attain your dream RV. 
397  Main Forum / Polls / Re: The Good Fairy on: February 28, 2013, 09:32:47 am
I'll go first. I would be designing and building homes that use alternate energy. Passive and active solar, geothermal, wind, etc. using green building techniques with sustainable resources.

398  Main Forum / Polls / Re: The Good Fairy on: February 28, 2013, 09:26:24 am
399  Main Forum / Polls / The Good Fairy on: February 28, 2013, 09:22:37 am
I was hit with this question years ago in a job interview and have used it myself with job candidates, friends, strangers, etc. ever since. Before I ask the question, let me lay out the parameters:
- Your response should be based on NO RESTRICTIONS.  Not money, physical capabilities, sex, race, age, education, knowledge, personal responsibilities, etc.
- The first thing that comes to mind is usually the truth in this case.  It is something hidden in your subconscious mind.

The Question:
The Good Fairy comes down and bops you on the head with her wand and you instantly become exactly what you want to be, doing what you want to do in life. What is it?
400  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing carpet on: February 27, 2013, 02:45:00 pm
Ahhh, Tom, you are showing your age. I was told they can't do that anymore due to lawsuits from customers that slipped and fell... like the alcohol they serve can't get you to the same place.
401  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing carpet on: February 26, 2013, 12:22:28 pm

I wonder if, when the slide comes in and out, the laminate would scratch.

When we ordered our PC, I had the vinyl squares on the wish list that someone on the forum said they got from PC to put under the slide rollers. Stuart was a might confused until I explained it was to avoid indentations from the rollers. He said they use a new "touchless" slide now so no worries about floor dimples. I imagine a touchless slide would solve the worries about dragging grit across the laminate also.
402  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower Pan - morphed into towel bars on: February 25, 2013, 05:10:18 pm
We don't have our PC yet so haven't been able to try out the towel hanging solutions. Tom's idea of mounting everything on the sliding door of the 2552 sounds like a plan and we may go that route but there are always more things to hang than you have hooks or bars for. We have a swing-out towel bar from Ikea that we bought for the house that we are holding onto to see if it works in the PC and I saw several items with potential on the Ikea site - (If this doesn't work as a link, I just searched for "towel holder" on the Ikea site). There are several over-the-door items, a few that might go right over the shower structure (depends on depth) AND some of those evil ones that require holes in the walls. Even if we can mount the swing one, I'm not sure I want to unless it can't damage anything if it swings while driving down the road.
403  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Heat Strip or Furnace on: February 16, 2013, 02:03:49 pm
[quote author=ron.dittmer link=topic=1264.msg9434#msg9434 date=1361023

Ron said "The furnace blower drains the batteries during the night, then the fridge which also depends on propane for the cold, and 12v to control it, it too dies.  It's not a train wreck.  You simply have to run the generator to get all things working again, but it takes many hours of generator run time to bring the batteries back to full.  That is why I carry a smart 40amp battery charger for just such occasions as it reduces the generator run time astronomically."

I was asking Stuart about power usage and potential battery drain while boondocking and he said the generator gives a trickle charge so recharging the house batteries with it will take a long time. He said to turn on the truck engine and run it for something like 15 minutes to recharge your house batteries instead.

I'm still a gonna-be so I have no first hand knowledge. I'd love everyone's feedback on this one.
404  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 11, 2013, 05:00:54 pm
We ordered Sunlit so we won't have twins like I thought but we can still camp next to each other and tell people they are cousins. Ours just doesn't have that beautiful bronze tan yours does.
405  Main Forum / General Discussion / Graduated from wannabees to gonnabees on: February 11, 2013, 04:39:36 pm
 Cheers  John and I just ordered our 2552 and will become Phoenix Cruiser Owners sometime in late April or early May. It's going to seem like forever!
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