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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How and where to mount a larger GPS? on: April 15, 2014, 12:22:40 pm
We use a Garmin Nuvi 1490 in our PC that sits on the dash in a Friction Mount (010-10908-00).  Works great for us.  No screws required.
The mount is the second one shown at this link:
http://g.factoryoutletstore.com/cat/19425/Garmin-Dash-Mounts.html?cid=12153&chid=1600
--Bruce
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ultra Breeze vent cover installation on: April 12, 2014, 12:26:36 pm
Ron,
Our ULTRA BREEZE is mounted on the center line of the roof, midway between the Dometic a/c unit and the rear end of the PC.  It is difficult for me to make an exact measurement of either one, but they both stand very close to 11" above the roof.  From the photos of the PC on the website, the roof seems to slope downward a little toward the rear, so that would indicate that the top of the vent cover would be slightly lower than the top of the a/c unit.
--Bruce
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ultra Breeze vent cover installation on: April 11, 2014, 09:38:21 pm
Mike,

I only put one vent cover on for now--on the vent in our bedroom that has the thermostat controlled fan.  This is the vent that we usually leave open.  I think it will keep some dust out as well as rain.  Didn't think about heat from the sun, but that might be true.

--Bruce
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Ultra Breeze vent cover installation on: April 11, 2014, 06:39:45 pm
I recently installed an ULTRA BREEZE vent cover on our PC.  This will protect our vent while allowing 95-100% of original airflow.  It is the only vent cover recommended for use with a Fantastic Vent.

It was very easy to install without drilling any holes.  Just removed four screws from the existing vent, applied sealer to the four screw holes, attached four brackets with four new screws in the original holes, applied sealer over the screw heads, then attached the ULTRA BREEZE to the brackets with cotter pins.  Thats all!  Simply pull out the four cotter pins to remove the vent cover to clean the vent.

Here is a link to a video demonstration of the installation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAs2GsUTdK4

Here is a link to my source:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/fan-tastic-ultrabreeze-vent-cover-white/58894

--Bruce
50  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sewer Hose Storage on: April 11, 2014, 02:39:23 pm
I recently removed the spare tire cover from the rear of our PC and noticed that there is a fairly larges space available inside the wheel.  A length of 3" sewer hose would fit nicely there to use in an emergency.
--Bruce
51  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Doubling Drawer Storage Of Galley Base Cabinet on: April 07, 2014, 05:33:48 pm
Ron,
Beautiful job you did on your kitchen drawers.  I'm certain that many of us would like to have your setup in our PC's.

The original set of three drawers in the middle section of the cabinet in your photos surprised me, as I believe the new 2350 design has only two drawers in that center section.  The bottom drawer space is closed to cover some device now located there.  So the newer 2350 units have even less drawer space than your original setup.  That is even more reason to do a remodeling job.

--Bruce
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rig baths on: April 03, 2014, 12:05:20 pm
Mike,
During our many years of RVing, we've never been questioned in RV parks for using a spray bottle and towel to clean small sections of our rig at a time as described in the previous post.  I often use waterless washing products (like those at http://www.wipeoutsystems.com/wipe-out_gallery.html) and have an extendable brush made specifically for this.
I think that the parks that object to "washing" are referring to using water hoses and buckets that will likely use a lot of water and spray water all over the RV site (and likely over the RVers in nearby sites).
Many of the upscale parks we've stayed in allow commercial rig detailers to come in to do complete wash and wax jobs at the individual RV sites.  I usually avoid that due to the cost.   Grin
--Bruce
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 20, 2014, 12:02:28 am
Welcome Dave, Cathie and pups,
Here is a link to a recent club newsletter:
http://www.intervecphoenix.org/13-Dec%20-%2014-Jan.pdf
You can read a section on the RV West sub-group that mentions the Pismo Beach trip in May.  Contact Dave Van de Water (the club's Secretary-Treasurer) at the listed email address to get more information.
Hope to see you in Pismo Coast Village--it's one of our favorite RV parks.
Bruce and Sharon
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot on: March 18, 2014, 06:39:46 pm
I understand the potential nightmare at the gas pumps while towing a car.

We sold our 2004 37' diesel Class A last year and now have a 2014 PC 2552 (actual length 28'4'' without the ladder).  We feel that the change has been very good for our situation.

One thing that we didn't anticipate (and is now giving us some problem) is the amount of effort required to find gas stations that we feel comfortable entering while we're towing our Honda (which we do on almost every trip).  The turning radius of the 2552 is larger than I had imagined.  I never want to disconnect the toad just to get gas, so I can't get myself in a spot where I need to get into reverse gear.  This was never a problem with the 37' diesel because we always fueled up at truck stops.  We've found that most of the truck stops that we used before don't supply gas in the truck diesel lanes and the lanes for gas are in very close quarters.  So, we find ourselves looking for fuel fills long before the tank is near 1/4 full while traveling in an unfamiliar area.

The PC requires a little extra planning on our part in that regard.  No nightmares yet.  We love our PC.

--Bruce
55  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: March 14, 2014, 07:14:37 pm
Our 18 lb. Sparky the dog always travels with us.  He always wears his harness and a leash (same as used on dog walks) that attaches to one of the seat belts on the sofa.  The leash is just long enough that he can jump up to Sharon's lap in the front passenger seat when invited.  He usually stays on the sofa or on the floor between the two front seats, but occasionally wants more attention on a long trip.  He has learned to never jump up on my lap as I'm driving.  The leash would help me remove him quickly if he did try. 
When riding in the car he is always wearing a harness and a short leash that is attached to one of the rear seat belts so he can't come flying forward during a sudden stop.  It would probably be safer if his leash were shorter in the PC also, but we relax the safety rules a little to give him more freedom without increasing the risk too much.
Bruce and Sharon.
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual length of our 2552 on: February 18, 2014, 05:48:30 pm
Barry,
We sent the measurement of your 2551 on to the couple who had seen our 2552 last weekend.  They are happy to get the info.
Thank you for your help.
--Bruce
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual length of our 2552 on: February 18, 2014, 09:47:44 am
Tom,
We didn't measure the height.  You raise a good point that the web site could be incorrect on that measurement, too.  We are so much shorter than most other motor homes that we never really thought about it.  But, people wanting to store their rig in a garage would likely want an accurate measurement on that before ordering a new unit. 

We have a satellite dome on ours, so it's a little taller than a standard unit.  The rig is in a storage lot now, and I don't think I can get an accurate measurement of it's height.  I'll try to get an approximate measure next time we go over to it.

--Bruce
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Actual length of our 2552 on: February 17, 2014, 07:16:54 pm
Tom,
I'm happy to see that you confirmed our measurement of the 2552 length, and agree that the web site should be corrected.
--Bruce
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Actual length of our 2552 on: February 16, 2014, 09:30:31 pm
We learned today that our 2552 is actually 28'4" long (w/o the ladder).  Since the PC Brochure lists the length as 27'5" this was a big surprise.  It's not a problem to us except that many folks who see us in RV parks ask about the length, and we have been giving them incorrect information.

In case you wonder how we learned this, here is a brief explanation:
One couple interested in ordering a 2552 from the factory wanted to view one here in Southern California in order to be sure that it would fit inside of their new garage that is now being constructed.  Earl referred them to us.  When they called, we invited them over to see ours.  They came prepared with their long tape measure today.  We measured the ground covered between the most forward front edge of the Ford bumper and the back of the spare tire cover.

This measurement is critical to them because the inside of the new garage is 27'10" from front to back.  No way would the 2552 fit there, so now they are wondering if the 2551 would fit.  Of course it will if the 2551 is actually 12" shorter than the 2552.

If any of you with a 2551 have an accurate measurement of your rig, we could forward that information to the potential buyers.

Bruce and Sharon
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 31" TV? on: February 13, 2014, 05:56:01 pm
Ron,
No noise at all from the Samsung TV in our new 2552 while on the road.
Bruce
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