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1  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / How I secure our portable surge guard on: June 29, 2015, 11:23:49 am
There is some current discussion on the use and location of a surge guard.  For those who might use a portable one, I'm posting our method of securing our portable surge guard:

We secure our portable surge guard to the electric post at an RV park with a length of double loop chain and two padlocks.  One padlock attaches snugly to the surge guard power cord at one end of the chain.  The chain is then wrapped around the electric post and the second padlock connects that end of the chain snugly to the first padlock.  The electric post usually has a large box at the top of the post that blocks lifting the chain arrangement off of the post.

This will not stop someone with a bolt cutter from taking the surge guard, but should protect it in most cases.
--Bruce
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aftermarket installation of hard-wired surge protection? on: June 28, 2015, 08:46:30 pm
Moved to new topic under Tips and Tricks.
--Bruce
3  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: HWH levelers not retracting on: June 17, 2015, 01:33:22 am
We have always had some trouble extending each of the two front levelers, so I'd like to apply the WD40 as is being discussed here.  But I'm having trouble understanding the procedure.  Do you fully extend the levelers and then crawl under the rig to get to the metal sleeves?  Do the front ones first and then the back ones?
--Bruce
4  Main Forum / Photos / Small tables for our 2552 on: June 07, 2015, 03:54:30 pm
We like the recliner sofa in our 2552, but the standard table doesn't always serve our needs.  We leave that table at home and bring four small folding tables that we can easily arrange (or rearrange) to suit our need at the time.

Thought some folks would like to try this, too.
--Bruce and Sharon
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 17, 2015, 09:21:01 pm
Tom,
Our primary towel bar in our 2552 is an "Over Door 3 Bar Towel Rack" like the ones at Camping World Item #71552 or #43953.  It fits nicely on the shower door.  I've wrapped some velcro around the points that touch the door so that the rack doesn't bang around while traveling.

We also use several "Over the door single hooks" that we hang from the top of the shower enclosure--one or two on the outside near the sink and a couple more inside to hang dripping wet items.

I like the idea of having a towel bar on the sliding bathroom door--might add that too.

--Bruce
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to hang bathroom towel rack and toilet paper on the 2100? on: May 17, 2015, 01:37:26 am
I know that this reply is not directly applicable to the main subject here, but I want to give my point of view on the 2350 vs the 2552 shower.  We had a 2350 before we purchased our 2552, so I've experienced both.  Maybe it's because of my size (only 5'6" and 138 lbs.), but I much prefer the shower in the 2552.  There's plenty of room inside for a great shower and I prefer the hinged door rather than the accordion one.  I do like to open the door to make more space when making my final towel down before stepping out of the shower.
--Bruce
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR TOAD on: April 29, 2015, 12:36:26 pm
Here is the equipment we use for towing our 2013 Honda CR-V with our 2014 2552 PC:
Roadmaster Invisibrake part number 8700 and
Roadmaster All Terrain Non-binding tow bar.

We find these to be very easy to use because there are no braking components to move in and out before or after each trip.

The tow bar is light enough for one person to easily hook up and/or disconnect (much easier than our previous Roadmaster unit that always took both of us "seniors" to manage together).  The base plate is barely visible when to tow bar is removed.

We purchased these at Camping World in San Martin, CA and had them do the installation.  That very complicated process was done perfectly and we're very happy with the results.

We do plan to add the Roadmaster "Fusemaster" switch to avoid the possibility of discharging the toad's battery while hauling on a long trip.

Bruce and Sharon
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding a reverse switch to the fantastic fan on: April 13, 2015, 05:51:56 pm
Barry,
Very interesting post--thanks!
Please help me understand the advantage of reversing the airflow.
Bruce
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 29, 2015, 09:01:48 pm
I have pressure pro unit I had with my class A. Do they work OK just placing them on the rear extenders?

The Pressure Pro sensors that we are using now were originally used on our 37' class A.  They work exactly the same on both RVs.  

We use a full set of ten sensors including the four on our CR-V towed car.  I want the sensors for the toad as much as for the PC and am always as concerned about the pressure in the front tires of the PC as on the rear tires.  As Mike has posted earlier, using the sensors on the front tires is a little more difficult due to the Ford wheel covers, but it can usually be done fairly easily by being careful not to drop the sensor inside the wheel covers (even then, it's become easier to pull off and replace those covers with a little more practice).

But, I think you could use sensors on the rear tires only if you choose to do that.  The installation procedure for the Pressure Pro sensors lets me choose which tires that will get a sensor attached.

Hope this helps,
Bruce
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 17, 2015, 05:32:02 pm
Mike,
Darn, I remember your earlier post saying that you could add air to the front tires without removing the sensors and that's what I was thinking when I asked for the brand of yours.

I'm using a set of Pressure Pro sensors on our PC that we had before and used on our previous RV.  It's difficult for me to get my fingers on them securely enough to remove and replace the front wheel ones without dropping them behind the Ford wheel covers.  So I was anxious to get the pass-thru type to eliminate that problem.

I'm thankful that you clarified the issue before I foolishly ordered a new set.

--Bruce
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 17, 2015, 11:14:34 am
Mike,
What model of tire pressure monitor to you use?
--Bruce
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 02, 2015, 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
13  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
14  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
15  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
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