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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Photo Contest! on: October 01, 2014, 09:40:20 am
I vote  all 2012 's not eligible  since you are neither pre or post   hehe


PS   Aimee   what's the deadline ???
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disappointing gas mileage on: October 01, 2014, 09:36:44 am
 I think your response is wrong,,, yes   they do use the same refineries,, but I do know that the major companies do add detergents and other additives to their product.... as far as Octane yes there is a difference  not sure if that has an effect,,, and who wants to pay 20 cents plus a gallon for 88 when  86 works find,,, unless you get about 2/3 mpg

3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disappointing gas mileage on: September 30, 2014, 09:27:53 am
Good topic,,, so of course have to add my 2cents haha

    First,,, I try and maintain the Beast to good standards,, do not worry to much unless the MPG goes crazy,,    Usually in the 9..... range,,, do know that wind is big booger also

   Question,, especially for some of you guys that do tons of records.   

    Most of us buy the cheapest gas we can find,,, I am a big Flying J fan..... I do know that the cheaper brands of gas do not have the same additives/detergents in them from the more expensive brands,, Shell/Texaco  etc,,,,,   I do a fill up about every 4/5 time with better brand gas or add some additives to the tank......... could buying the cheaper gas make a difference.???      Since it would be cheaper to buy the additives over 10 to 15 cents a gallon,,,, just curious

4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HEAT along the passenger wing wall on: August 21, 2014, 10:00:56 am
My two cents,,    I realize we get heat from the engine area(cowling) and so forth,,, Could the heat from the underside some how be funneling toward the seat area and super heating that area??  I know that we have talk about the carpet,,,, I hope there is a heat shield material under the carpet? Realize the seat is bracketed to the frame.

   Maybe a couple of you guys on the road could do a check of the underside after you have traveled a couple of hours and see how hot that area is under the seat,,, then compare yours,,,,  I'm going to go with something heating the metal and transmitting it upwards... About 125 degrees is very uncomfortable to the touch,, and with that super heat coming off the engine would not take much  Keep us posted
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / REFINSIH THOSE YELLOW LATCHES AND TRIM on: August 20, 2014, 09:53:33 am
I saw this tip on  pretty neat way to make the PC look nice.    sorry the pics did not copy but here is the sight if you want to see the pictures.

RVing Tip of the Day
Refinish those worn-out exterior RV hatches and trim from

Tired of yellowing RV hatches, vents and trim? Consider this method for making the yellow disappear and the pieces look brand-new again! Cost effective, too!
Sun, rain, wind and dust all take their toll on exterior finishes. Perhaps some of the most obviously affected areas of your RV are the hatches, trim pieces and other random plastic inserts that dot the outside. These pieces start out white and begin to slowly turn yellow or brown over time.
You could start the process of removing and replacing every piece with a shiny new one at a considerable cost OR you could use this cost-effective method.
All you'll need is elbow grease, sandpaper, tape and some specialty paint.
An RV owner who goes by the name "Quicksilver" at the GlamisDunes Forum shared this method. He was annoyed with the yellowing RV hatches and trim that housed his dump hose, outside shower and other similar connections.
Materials needed:
Spray paint (Krylon Fusion was used in this case. There are many colors to choose from.)
Painter's tape
Sandpaper (320 grit was used here)
Caulk sealant (optional)
Sand each piece that you intend to paint, scoring the surface so the paint will stick.
Tape off the pieces to avoid over-spray of the paint.
Start the painting.
Repeat coats as needed. In this example there were three coats.
Run a new bead of caulk sealant around each piece after paint dries, if necessary.
This simple method can be used for other surfaces on your RV as well. Roof vents and coverings can also be painted. You could fix up all sorts of plastic pieces on your RV, including side mirror housings, tire well trim and door handles.


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6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Touch-up Paint on: August 20, 2014, 09:47:20 am
I have the numbers from somewhere which I posted on the forum awhile back,, will try to find the paint,, (we moved a few months ago,, stuff is everywhere haha)   also read the thread 

just found it
For anyone that has Sunlit lower or Cafe lower sorry can not tell the difference GM55  Light Autmnwood Metallic Had to call PC company to get the number 
I ordered small bottle of touch-up from    light autumnwood metallic 100bHBTL-BC,  also ordered some clearcoat gloss,,  addtionally purchased Oxford White M6466A ( probably could have gotten cheaper white at the auto store quality of the ordered product from them is excellent though)..  Did a lot of touchup on a few bumps and bruise today very pleased.
 I touched up each spot with two coats,, will apply2/3 coats of the clear to help seal the spot.  Did not use the applicator with the bottle. (fingernail polish)    I have some very small paint pens I use.

Also read the thread   SKIN CARE FOR OUR CRUISER,,,4/4/13 we had a long discussion on keep care of the outside.

7  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Bike Racks on: August 17, 2014, 11:55:13 am
Good Job
   Since a lot of us research things wanted to include my alternative to a bike rack.
I looked a lot of racks etc but went with the folding bikes... just an alternative..
8  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Before/After pictures of the entry step and hitch on: August 17, 2014, 11:51:06 am
Good job
   I think I commented last year about using Por 15 a rust remover/inhibitor,,then you have to paint it paint can not be exposed to UV rays,,, so this looks like a better alternative..  it is not cheap either,,,, also messy....
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage on: August 17, 2014, 11:44:05 am
Roof Storage

    Jim   we have had lots of discussion on this topic,,, I would say mostly negative  not all.....   I did a roof project  and never used the RV ladder,, I for one do not trust it and if you used your roof then you would be up and down it constantly  .. I have used it once and would only use it an emergency while on the road... I know Ron does not even have a ladder on his rig. 

10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery compartment latches on: August 12, 2014, 10:18:59 am
Great tip,,,, have had same problem will check the Beast next time I go visit her.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer on: July 14, 2014, 10:24:29 am
  good info again,,, we are hauling furniture so not worried about  the weight so much,,,when I pick up the furniture in Dallas I am going to have to back the trailer or take it off the hitch.. figure I can un-hitch and man handle the trailer ( I hope).. other wise should not be to much backing up... :)dread the 2500 miles to Portland but will be worth it to finally get rid of this junk haha thanks again  and like I said earlier were heading to Alaska after that so sort of killing two birds  d(&&** kids hehe
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage on: July 14, 2014, 10:06:03 am
Good points Ron,    We also had a RT 210 and have had no problem with storage, was the main reason we bought the 2350 was the additional room,,, we have the dinette and I store our bikes under it..     I think if anything I would go with a hitch carrier, lots of post on those. Were going back to Alaska next Spring and I'm not worried at all about storage.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer on: July 14, 2014, 09:40:23 am
Thanks Ron good advice
 think I feel fairly confident about taking the small U-Haul,, just a pain in the rear(no pun intended) hehe
Racephot???? do you have a name???   very good post and tks for the post,,, copied and put in a folder for the trip    also hope your not SLAMMING on the brakes,,, want matter if your towing or not hahah... kidding,,, realize your talking about slowing down I hope
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 12, 2014, 09:43:00 am
 Just read all the post re pads,, thanks informative,,, Ron,,, think I will make sure to exercise the Levelers along with the Genny,, easy to do.. also give me some practice,,, (I know you don't exercise your Genny) but I do...again thanks for all the advice,, good job,, BTW anyway to disconnect the buzzer from the warning ??  Darn thing is really loud,, will drive my dog nuts, realize it's a safety thing,, but the light is still there
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 11, 2014, 10:50:21 am
Yeah I know,,, I have one of those plastic holders for cards I usually keep it there, but again was in storage,, guess should leave it there all the time haha.... I was about 3/4 ft from driving into the storage shed when I remembered  lucky me haha
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