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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 12 volt air compressor on: May 13, 2015, 10:16:02 am
I use the Kobalt 12 volt  AC/DC        http://www.lowes.com/pd_146781-40883-KL12120_0__    first one quit working after two weeks, Replaced free,  had the second one 2 years now... Very Very hand,,, when not traveling use around the house for the bikes,, use it all the time. Also for my cars.   I paid 39.00 for mine was on sale I guess.

    HINT,,, the guys are right about the power does take awhile,,,, when traveling I constantly/.
 daily check the pressure and usually only have to add couple of pounds so does not tax the compressor and usually easy peasy.....  If I use it to add 10lbs,,, I will let it cool off ,, very good points,,, realize you experienced RV hints are for the compressor haha
Sparky
Houston
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Directions for Samsung TV/DVD Player on: April 15, 2015, 11:30:26 am
Thanks for the info....QUICK NOTE    we have 2008 2350  started having problems, no dvd, would not pick up AIR (antenna)  took out the TV and was thinking that maybe the TV was so old might need a new one,, cables were older,, replaced all the cables with newer editions,,  everything working find now.... little bit of work  on the mounts but worth it,,,  PS don't forget the antenna power switch
Sparky
Houston
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Toilet upgrade to Dometic 320 series on: April 15, 2015, 11:22:24 am
To be honest was just a problem getting the correct toilet haha...   installation was easy and for anyone a little handy should be no problem.. Being and getting older the higher toilet is very nice,,, especially for the boss
Sparky

PS   can not wait to leave   gas is cheap cheap haha

4  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / ANY ONE GOING TO ALASKA on: April 14, 2015, 12:51:39 pm
Headed out to Alaska soon from Houston,  this is our second trip,,,  feel like leaving today with GAS prices so low,,, figure I'm going to save over a grand compared to the last trip...anyone else going to the great North??? 
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Toilet upgrade to Dometic 320 series on: April 14, 2015, 12:44:13 pm
see if this helps          http://replacingthetoiletinourcuriser.blogspot.com/          I think I posted this last summer on my Summer Projects list
Sparky
Houston
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Questions on: March 02, 2015, 09:05:53 am
PURCHASE  AWAY FROM HOME  welcome,,   We purchased our PC2350 out of Seattle (we live in Houston)  I think you could get someone from the forum to go check out a vehicle in the area. I went and checked out a 2551 at our local Camping World for someone,, they sent me a $50 gift card from Starbucks,,,  covered my gas..  time was no problem was fun.     Both RV's I have purchased  were used... The first one I paid a local  RV shop to inspect I did not have enough experience....  There are some dealers who will pay you to fly in and purchase... you can really get some good deals on used,, I would love to buy a brand new unit but money rules haha
Sparky
Houston
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: short time storage on: December 14, 2014, 11:34:01 am
Lt
   We have had many discussions on just storing the units,,, to protect not protect (covered) so want get into that

This subjects opens another  What if or This is how I do it... do not get me wrong,,, and why are so many things difficult with these rv's///

I always read turn everything off,, go in and run the genie every couple of weeks... I do 2/3 weeks  drive the Beast  once a month..  Now I'm confused again

   Does not leaving it plugged in and keeping the batteries charged all the time mess with the cycle of the battery?  I only have a converter.. but on our Roadtrek the inverter would run a lot even if not using power  Jeepers why does this get so confusing haha... I'm sure some of the old timers can answer this question about battery cycle etc 
sparky
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 13, 2014, 11:48:12 am
Barry
    Understand,,,, we have had our unit for two years,,, used,,,, purchased it in Seattle had it delivered to Vegas where we picked it up... were from Houston..... To be honest I could afford a new unit,, but I'm such a cheap *&^*  haha,,, no we got such a good deal and a little research shows how easy with a little patience you can find a GREAT RV...   our first RV was a Roadtrek,,, I had the tires rotated  messed the alignment all up  BTW could not feel a thing when driving... so I pay a lot attention to new tires, alignment etc,,,  when I get the new tires will do an alignment,, not rotation,, but keep a hawk eye on the treads,,,  speaking of doing things,, all my neighbors hate me I'm the only one around here who still mows their own yard.I keep seeing all the crews hanging Xmas lights,, guess it's time to get the ladder out. haha

sparky
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 12, 2014, 09:48:35 am
Barry
   Looked at your link  I'm pricing now,,, ouch,,,,,,, Did you do a tire alignment???

sparky
10  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: West Rim Grand Canyon Skywalk on: November 11, 2014, 12:34:08 am
Glad you enjoyed them,,,, plan a trip to Alaska what a place,,,,  only other suggestion   go to Disney world in Florida great park expensive but fun ,,,,,,,,,   I'm planning  a civil war trip maybe Fall 15 or spring 16,,,, drive up from Houston hit about 10 civil war sites,,, should be fun  I plan  by trips way ahead of time... just about have next Alaska trip planned out,,, easier this time  since have already been once,,BTW going to Alaska is what got me the wife into RVing... 
sparky
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 10, 2014, 09:18:14 pm
Hey great ideal Ron,,, yeah we have those charities donate you car etc  will check that out  great suggestion

sparky
12  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: West Rim Grand Canyon Skywalk on: November 10, 2014, 11:41:13 am
Please read some info on the skywalk.... I heard???  it is very expensive,,,, no pictures etc,,,, I have been by the cutoff to the skywalk numerous times and looks rough  again not sure,,,,   suggestion have you been to the North rim??? or Zion  great places  We just got back from 3 days at the South Rim and had a great time been there a couple of times.. North rim is of course closed now,,, has a great RV park no hook-ups though,,, South rim has full hook-ups Zion has elec/water only  but a dump station   Zion your at the bottom of the canyon North/South Grand Canyon of course your on the top   We had our bikes and rode all over  on all three of these places.

this is my blog for the grand canyon    http://walkingrimtorim.blogspot.com/

At the bottom of it is a link to my flkr account and you can clik on it go to my albums lots of pics of Zion and the Grand Canyon... PS if real interested you can look at the blog for our Alaska trip    were going back this Spring,,,, write back if you want more info

sparky
13  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Trip Advice Albuguerque to Portland on: November 10, 2014, 11:30:00 am
If you google this trip it shows go to Albuguerque  to Farmington NM to Provo,, then back on the Interstate  has anyone traveled these State Highways???    I like traveling the interstate on such a long trip also were trying to do400 to 500 a day in a hurry to get to Portland,,,(after that were headed to Alaska),, and it seems every time I go these back routes you lose so much time   I would rather stay on I-10 go to Kingman, to Vegas , up to Reno then Portland,,,, traveled the road from Vegas to Reno before, good highway  just steep haha..   Any thoughts would be appreciated.
It adds about 300 miles going to Vegas and up
sparky

PS  were traveling from Houston,,,
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 10, 2014, 11:18:28 am
Freckles
   Tires-- I have tires that will be 8years old next summer 15,,,,,, they show some small cracking on the side wall and looked great I have 21000 miles on them,,,, how ever they are coming off this winter as much as I hate it, especially the cost... Tons of info on the forum re tires etc,,,, were going to Alaska in the spring it's a 11k mile trip.. does not matter they would still come off.. manufacturers have lots of info re tire life,,, but for peace of mind and to just to be safe I'm re-tiring hehe..... were going to make a break-in trip prior to our Alaska trip  My research shows that I probably will go with the same Michellins 
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Decisions Decisions on: November 10, 2014, 11:03:00 am
Hopefully your still reading this thread had to add 2cents,,,,, Yes you can purchase a small A for about the same price or even cheaper,,, but take that same A... go back 3/4 years and see what the re-sale value is today....dollar to a donut it's horrible,,,, now if you go buy a quality A even a small one,, your re-sale is going to be better,,,,,and if you purchase one with the same quality as a Phoenix I'm betting your in the 100K+ range...

   I realize your doing your research,,,,From what I have seen on the market  I could sell my 2350 for about what I paid for it today(purchased in 2012),,,it's a 2008 I could have purchase a brand new similar size RV for about  6000 more,, but my research showed that in 2/3 years I would be  in the hole in the 10/15k range,,, At the age most of us our at we have to be prepared,,, yeah I know don't worry be happy haha... but if I go down or become unable to maintain the Beast wifey is going to sale her,,,and I don't want her to be in position of taking a major hit.

  So my decision to buy a Phoenix was based upon quality and resale,,,   I have looked and spent hours looking at the smaller units 24,25,26 ft and I know I am right ... now have not priced the larger units  28,29, 30  but would be willing to bet the guys that own them will confirm the same....

good luck

Sparky
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