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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I ordered a new PC but I still have one question on: March 25, 2016, 03:14:21 pm
We've had plastic toilets in some of our previous RVs and ceramic ones in others.  We've found that the ceramic ones are easier to keep clean.
So, we're happy to have a ceramic one in our present 2552.
--Bruce and Sharon
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: towing. is it worth it for a 24ft? on: March 14, 2016, 03:51:03 pm
Before we ordered our 2552 we purchased a 2350 thinking that we would travel without the toad, but we never did for the same reasons as those already posted here.
--Bruce and Sharon
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Option on: March 13, 2016, 07:11:51 pm
Hi Fred,

We have the hickory interior with the matching laminate flooring and are extremely happy with that choice.  It all still looks like new, is easy to clean, and does not show dust, dog hair, etc. easily.  We just occasionally sweep it with a Swifter (and it can be damp mopped if needed).

--Bruce and Sharon
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak in Sani-Con hose on: March 03, 2016, 06:42:13 pm
SaniCon hose replacement

This is an update on my original post on this subject (this turned out to be longer than expectedIm hoping it might help others with a similar problem):

Ive had a chance to look closely at the point in the hose that was leaking.  The hole is in very first section of the expandable portion of the hosecan only see it by stretching the hose there (in the photo of the new hose that Ive attached here it would be in the expandable section of the hose nearest to the metal clamp).

The old hose looks exactly like the new one in the photo as long as the hose is not stretchedno sign of any damage.  The only time that the hose is stretched is during a dumping operation (as in the photo with the loop of expanded hose taken while the pump is in operation).

Ive been wondering how the old hose could have suffered any type of damage while on the road without some damage showing up on the outer edges of the hose.  The only thing that I can think of is the possibility that I might have pulled the hose too far into the storage cabinet when I had installed it as a replacement of the original hose (the one that had suffered a pin hole near the point where the hose enters the storage cabinet).  If I did that the hose could have remained in a stretched position at all times in the section from the pump to the storage cabinet entrance.  Then something might have come up off the road and hit it, or the hose could have overstretched from being under too much pressure during the dump procedures with no room for expansion.

 Anyway, this time the hose seems safe and secure.  Does it now look like yours does?

35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Awning doesn't completely roll up on: March 03, 2016, 04:55:13 pm
Just noticed after driving the PC home from our last outing that the awning was not completely rolled up.  It appears that the little arm-like support attached to the body of the PC at the mid-point of the awning is the cause.

That little arm is supposed to slip under the rolled up awing to provide support and keep it close to the body.  But as the awning is rolling up that little arm is hitting the metal surround (cover?) at the base of the awning and that stops the roll up.

Anyone have that happen?

36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Half Body Paint on: March 03, 2016, 04:33:27 pm
We purchased our new half body paint 2552 in August 2013 and always store it outside.  We apply UV protection at least twice a year to the entire coach and it still looks as good as new.  We use and/or store it near Palm Springs, CA during the winter/spring months and near the mid-California coastline during most of the rest of the year.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2016 - 2351 Options and Modifications on: February 27, 2016, 12:40:00 am
having to lean into the center of the cab to see the gps, or the back up camera is a royal pain.

I might not correctly interpret the above quote about the backup camera, but the following might lessen your problem of viewing the backup monitor:

If your monitor is like ours, you can adjust the devise at the rear of the monitor that holds it in place to change the position of the screen.  I made the monitor face more toward the drivers seat so now just a minor tilt of my head allows me to see the screen without leaning toward the center of the cab.

38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak in Sani-Con hose on: February 25, 2016, 11:54:27 am
Our first hose failure was caused by that sharp screw where the hose passed out of the storage compartment.  At that time I replaced the screws with two small bolts and nuts.  I think I posted photos of those previously.

This time the hole was nowhere near anything that would touch the hose.  It was within an inch of the end of the hose where it connects to the macerator assembly.

I've not tried to repair the old hose, but am saving it for a possible future extension at some time.  I'm afraid that any repair I might attempt could fail at a very undesirable moment (during draining of the black tank?).

I'm happy that the replacement this time was easy and didn't take much time away from enjoying our trip.

39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Leak in Sani-Con hose on: February 24, 2016, 06:32:02 pm
About two years ago I posted about the pin-hole leak that developed on the original hose.  That one was replaced free of charge by the manufacturer Thetford(?).  I purchased another one at the time as a backup and was beginning to feel that it would never be needed (wishful thinking).
While draining the gray water at our campsite this week I noticed some dripping at the end of the hose nearest to the tank valve.  At first I tried to ignore it, but then it started leaking more and I could see that water was squirting out of a small hole in the hose.  So I stopped the process and used my "emergency" 4" hose to finish the draining.  Fortunately this happened before starting to drain the black tank.

Today while still in the campground I replaced the leaking hose with the backup that was in the storage compartment.  It was an easy job especially as I had done this before. I could see no reason the hose would develop that hole.  Maybe just the flexing while the unit was in action.

I'll be buying another backup hose just in case it happens again.
40  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Therapy on: February 18, 2016, 04:29:18 pm
We agree, too. 

We'll be taking our 2552 to the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for a week next Monday.  It's the largest California state park and is located within the Colorado Desert.  High temps for the week are forecast to be in the mid-80s with lows in the mid-50s.  Should be perfect for morning hikes in the canyons, swimming and relaxing in the afternoon, and sleeping at night. 

The campground is next to the cute little town of Borrego Springs that has many stores and restaurants that we enjoy.  So we won't be roughing it, but that is our favorite RVing mode in this phase of our life.

--Bruce, Sharon and Sparky the dog

41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions on a PC on: February 08, 2016, 09:46:39 am
The two of us have no problem watching TV in our 2552 with the sofa.  Sharon loves to lie on the sofa while I sit in the Euro chair that is pulled out into the room just a little.  Very comfortable that way.
Bruce and Sharon
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another PC hits the road on: December 19, 2015, 05:33:09 pm
Very nice postings you've made on your new rig.  Thanks.

We agree with your comment on the table, and solved the problem by leaving the factory supplied one at home.  We use instead two folding "TV trays" that we can easily set up and move about as we wish.  They work great for meals and serve as extended counter space during meal prep, after meal cleanup, etc.

Happy holidays,
Bruce and Sharon
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sudden loss of shore power on: December 18, 2015, 11:22:23 am
Ron G.,
Thanks for pointing out the little red light on the TV to check to see that the power is flowing.  I've always been depending on the microwave for that, but sometimes looking at the TV will be more convenient.   ThumbsUp

44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mattress covers/pads for twin beds? on: December 17, 2015, 06:34:04 pm
We find no problem with using traditional twin size bed mattress covers and sheets--just tuck them in to snug them up.  Another possibility is using bunk size sheets.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full timing in a 2350? on: December 09, 2015, 08:20:40 pm
We agree with the comments of Barry-Sue re the 2350 bedroom and bathroom.  We switched from a 2350 to our 2552 in order to get the slide-out pantry and the Eurochair.  Very happy that we did.
--Bruce and Sharon
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