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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: Today at 01:05:30 am
Welcome Joseph and Maria,
We're almost neighbors to you as we live about one-half year in Palm Desert Greens.  We recently "right-sized" to our 2552 from a 37' diesel pusher and have no regrets about that decision.  We love our PC.
--Bruce and Sharon
2  Main Forum / Photos / Re: OH NO! More Snow .... on: February 10, 2015, 08:40:56 pm
The photo below is at a place where many snow birds come during the winter.  Some would say it's in the middle of nowhere, but it's actually between San Diego and the Salton Sea (about 75 miles south of our winter location of Palm Desert.)  It's next-door to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (the largest state park in California)

Every year we stay for a couple of weeks at the award winning Springs at Borrego RV Resort just outside of the busy little town of Borrego Springs.  We love hiking the nearby desert trails and soaking in the mineral baths in the RV resort.  There are many other activities here, including a 9-hole championship golf course.  Among the many little shops in town are two of our all-time favorite restaurants.

Not bad for a place in the middle of nowhere!

--Bruce and Sharon
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Great product for dri-wash and polish mn on: February 08, 2015, 02:37:41 pm
I never got that message and so far all is well and feel confident that the mh is okay.   It really shines and feels great and smooth.  It is a little late to find this out. So I will go with it..
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frecklestweety,
Have you continued to use the Dri-wash product on the Diamond Shield or decal covered areas?  If so, how often do you apply it?  Do you notice any change in color or feel in any of these areas?

I thought we would get some other replies to this topic.
--Bruce
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wheel cover installation problem on: February 01, 2015, 11:45:04 pm
Bob,
Can you give us the product info for this?
The link didn't show me the item.
--Bruce
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tank monitor not working correctly on: December 27, 2014, 01:19:57 am
Ah, well the only problem I have had with the monitor is the black reading becoming useless after the first week or two.  I don't understand why a better system can't be installed on these things.

Hi Carol,
Sorry to hear that your black tank monitor is useless for you.  We had the same feeling with each of the several RV's we've owned prior to our PC, but have had no major troubles with the black monitor on our 2014 2552 after more than a year of using it.  Only in a couple of cases did the black sensor not show empty after fully completing the entire routine that we list below.

There are a number of posts on this forum with ideas to keep the black tank monitor operating correctly (some by Sparky, for example).

Here is the routine that we use:
We dump the black tank about once a week during an extended trip (flushing it with a full tank of gray water each time),
Add a package of Thetford Aqua-Kem Dri and a gallon of so of water to the toilet,
Always do the same as above at the end of each trip, and
Back flush the tanks with the built-in flushing system whenever the tank monitors don't show empty after a dump.

Hope you find a routine that will work for you.

Bruce and Sharon
6  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: California Cruising on: December 24, 2014, 04:52:41 pm
John, Holly, and anyone else interested in the Monterey Bay Aquarium, here is a link to their website:

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org

Cheers!

Sharon and Bruce
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Levelers being balky on: December 15, 2014, 11:08:47 pm
Not sure that this answers your question, but I never have the engine running while extending the jacks.  The system might be trying to alert you not to move while extending the jacks.
--Bruce
8  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Custom Desk in the 2552 on: December 13, 2014, 01:03:20 pm
Holly,
Thanks for the info on your blog.  I went immediately to the post on the Monterey Bay Aquarium since we have a home nearby.  We're members of the Aquarium and walk our dog Sparky along the nearby trail almost every day.  Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
It's fun to read about the other adventures on your trip, too.  We've been to some of the same places.  So, your experiences bring back memories and motivate us to explore some more.
We're different from you about where to spend the winter as we're now in the Palm Springs area for the season.  We know that California needs some serious rainfall this year to recover from the drought conditions of the last few year, but it's nice for us to hear about the rain and not live in it.  Our kids and friends in Pacific Grove are looking after our house while we're away.  Unfortunately some family members' homes have already suffered damage from falling trees caused by the recent storm.
Happy holidays,
Bruce
9  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Custom Desk in the 2552 on: December 12, 2014, 07:02:54 pm
Holly,

Very nice summary of the pros and cons of the custom desk. 

We agree with you that the desk could be useful at times but would take up too much space most of the time.  We're happy with our 2552 without the desk.  The way we use the Euro Chair the doorway is almost blocked as it is.  We also use a little side table next to the Euro Chair--it fits nicely between the chair and the side wall.

I'm curious about the blog that you post.  Is it something that Forum members can access?

Happy holidays,
Bruce
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wheel cover installation problem on: December 08, 2014, 03:17:53 pm
The front wheel cover is installed!
I first cleaned the wheel, then applied a little silicone spray to the area where the cover attaches.
Next I inserted the bottom part the cover into the wheel a little and held it in place with my hand and knees.  I then began taping the cover with a rubber mallet on alternating sides a little at a time until the entire cover finally popped into place.
Not sure if that was the best way to do it, but it worked for me this time.
--Bruce
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wheel cover installation problem on: December 07, 2014, 05:22:02 pm
Thank you Mike for the good suggestions.  Your approach sounds very sensible, and I will try that in a day or two.
Will let you know if it works for me.
A "Helpful" for you!   ThankYou
  --Bruce
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Wheel cover installation problem on: December 07, 2014, 12:55:04 am
I had to remove one of the metal front wheel covers on our rig and then could not get it back on the wheel.  I've been using a rubber mallet to gently tap (and some not so gentle taps) on the cover at about two inches from the outer rim of the cover.  I can get the small metal retention spikes to hold the cover in place for about half of it, but as I continue taping around the cover the whole things pops out of place.  I've tried taping on the very outer rim, but that doesn't seem to help.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get the cover back on the wheel?
---Bruce
13  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rear view monitor position on: November 25, 2014, 04:43:44 pm
It's nice to know that at least one person found my original post on this topic to be useful.  Thanks for the "helpful."

We use a Garmin GPS on the dash for direction and destination, too.  It's much more helpful to us than either of the rear-view devices.

The rear-view mirror has come in handy for us more than once--that's why I was reluctant to swap it out for the rear-view monitor.  A few times the monitor failed to operate while we were traveling.  The rear-view mirror, regardless of how little we use it, provides some comfort in addition to the side mirrors.  Low-tech sometimes comes to the aid of a high-tech device.

IMHO,
Bruce
14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Rear view monitor position on: November 23, 2014, 01:38:56 pm
Is anyone as "dense" as me about the standard position of the rear view monitor in the PC?  I feel foolish posting this, but maybe someone else can benefit from my latest discovery:

I've been less than happy with the need to turn my head so much in order to get a good view of the monitor.  I'm somewhat "height handicapped" and have needed to tilt my head up to even see the monitor while driving.  I've been considering moving the monitor to the rear view mirror position as Ron has suggested in previous posts. 

I just discovered that the monitor doesn't need to stay in the position it was in when the PC was delivered to us.  It finally occurred to me to look behind the monitor and see how easy it is to adjust the position to my liking.  I can now shift my eyes to it about as easy as when looking at the Ford rear view mirror.  This works fine for me and I can keep the Ford mirror with its handy temperature and direction features.

The good part of the story is that it only took about 6,000 miles of driving to discover this.   LOL

--Bruce
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another New Model Being Offered, The 2450 on: October 29, 2014, 01:42:49 am
Both the 2350 we first owned and the current 2552 have a slide out with a sofa in place of a dinette.  Both units came with the beautiful portable table with spider legs.  In each of these units we found the table awkward to use.  We now leave it at home and use four small wooden TV Tray tables.  We can move around easier and it allows many configurations.  We move these tables as needed for extra counter space, a computer station, dining, etc.  We usually place one between the driver and passenger seats and one to the right of the Euro chair.  We can easily leave the center area of the living room open for our exercise routines, etc.

Bruce and Sharon
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