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1  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
2  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
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pleated Front Curtain on: October 22, 2014, 08:27:02 pm
Hi Bob,
Here is what I do to make the photo fit into a post while using my MacBook:
Select the photo in the iPhoto program,
select "Export" in the "File" drop down menu,
chose "medium" size,
then "Export" to the "Desktop."
Then select the photo from the Desktop to add it to the post.

I imagine the process would be similar when using a PC instead of an Apple.

Hope this helps,
Bruce
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear camera problem on: October 22, 2014, 10:45:15 am
The camera on our 2014 PC started acting up a year ago just as you describe.  Kermit sent us a new camera that we installed, and we've had no problems since.
Bruce and Sharon
12  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: California Cruising on: October 19, 2014, 06:37:42 pm
Hi John and Holly,

We love the Oregon coast and think you will enjoy traveling there on Hwy 101.  We make our Oregon RV trips during the summer and early fall months, so we cant comment on the weather except to say it will be cool and wet.

You might consider starting your West Coast trip in warmer/dryer climate just south of San Diego.  The Chula Vista RV Resort would be great place to begin (http://www.chulavistarv.com).  We camped there in January with the Phoenix Cruiser RV West group and found it very nice and convenient for visiting all of the San Diego attractions.  You can get your PC washed in the park, too!

Were central California kids, so we cant give many suggestions on what path to follow when coming north from there.  You might get advice from others on stops to make along that path.  We would bypass the Los Angeles area and pick up Hwy 101 just north of LA as Hwy 1 is too slow and crowded for us.

Hwy 101 will take you through interesting areas like Ventura and Santa Barbara. 

We would spend a day or two in Buellton at the Flying Flags RV Resort.  Its close to the famous Pea Soup Andersens restaurant and the Danish Village of Solvang.  The RV West group is planning an outing there in early May.

Pismo Coast Village in Pismo Beach is one of our favorite RV Parks.  A long sandy beach is located just outside of the park and there are many good restaurants within walking distance.

Hwy 1 and Hwy 101 join together just a little north of Pismo Beach, so if you havent been on Hwy 1 already this is a good place to start.  This will take you past Hearst Castle at San Simeona worthwhile stop.  Continuing north on Hwy 1 will take you along the famous Big Sur coastline up to the Monterey Peninsula area where we live (except for the winter months when we take the PC south to the Palm Springs area).  During heavy rains, Hwy 1 is sometimes blocked by mudslides, so check first, even though we are in drought conditions and could use the rain.

A nice RV park close to Monterey is the Marina Dunes RV Park.  From there its easy to visit Carmel, Pebble Beach, Monterey, our home town of Pacific Grove, Santa Cruz and Salinas (the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the location of the John Steinbeck Museum).  The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must do thing. 

After that, there are so many options that well sign off for now.  Let us know if you think we might be able to help.

Happy traveling,
Bruce and Sharon
13  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Over-sink cutting board on: September 08, 2014, 11:40:09 am
We like the slide-out cutting board built into our PC 2552.  We use it as a handy counter extension rather than as a cutting board.
The cutting board we use instead fits over the sink, as shown in the attached photo.
Here is a link to a Camping World description:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/over-the-sink-cutting-board/54831
--Sharon
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pin hole in the Sani Con hose on: August 29, 2014, 05:32:19 pm
We've had no trouble with the macerator pump during this first year of owning our PC.  We had never owned an RV with one before and really appreciate having it now.

A nice feature with the way it is connected to the PC is that you can simply bypass the macerator if it were to fail to operate.  Just connect up a standard style sewer hose to what is known as the "emergency" dump valve at the rear of the coach and dump in the old fashioned gravity flow method. 

In fact, we carry a 15' hose to connect to dump gray water regularly when we're in an RV spot for more than a couple of days.  Since we only use it for gray water it never gets stinky in the storage bin.  Here is the one that we use:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/rhinoflex-swivel-rv-sewer-kit/44151

When it's time to dump the black tank we just whip out the little macerator hose in place of the big one.  Love it!

Bruce and Sharon
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 29, 2014, 12:11:42 am
Welcome to the PC forum Bob and Sharon.

We're long-time RVers too.  Had trailers, small and large Class A's.  We now love our 2552.

Never owned a Sprinter ourselves, but have friends who love their Winnebagos built on them.

What was it about the Sprinters that you objected to?

--Bruce and Sharon
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