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121  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ENGINE COWLING on: October 09, 2013, 06:55:23 pm
Skipper
  interesting,,, we do not have a Iphone,,have a droid,,, I will see if they have same app for it and try it on our 2350,,,,  keep us posted
sparky
122  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ENGINE COWLING on: October 09, 2013, 10:41:46 am
Ron,,, good point,, I do not get much heat from mine,,, I also thought the cowling mainly covered the transmission/enging area anyway,, not sure have not taken mine off yet,  maybe will get some pics soon,,, when I start playing with my scan ii will take some pics  I already made a mount to put it on top of the satellite radio,, hand made haha,,, but not planning on doing the project for awhile,,, as you know Beast is in storage and I hate doing projects at the storage yard,, I'm always afraid something will break or probably I will break something and be stuck.
sparky
123  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering damper and suspension improvements - advice please on: October 04, 2013, 11:25:58 am
My cost or what previous owner paid
     I think I'm reading this statement correct

     Install Safe T steering control   
     silver steering stabilizer 408.00
     Safe t bracket kit   52.00                 
install Koni shocks front and rear
 supersteer rear trac bar    525.49

    Our unit does handle like a dream...

according to receipt    Parts  1564.99 labor  983.28    ouch

BTW  they put in jacks  on the unit also,,,, they are different from the Phoenix jacks and have an auto leveling system, that's why I think? they cost more Series 625     TOTAL cost 6317.00   again ouch
 I have not used them,,, but have been playing with them a little till I get comfortable with their workings,
sparky
124  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Because I love y'all the mostest on: October 04, 2013, 10:23:05 am
Outstanding,,, and wow,,, as I have stated before,,, these babies are complicated, did you see all those wires laying up by the dash,, unreal Ron would love to put that mess back together haha.. if I ever buy a new one (fingers crossed someday)  will make sure to stay up in Indiana for a couple of days to get debugged...   that's not a criticism, any new Rv will have problems,,,and I have read way to many responses of new owners and the service they get from Phoenix and that's why people love this company so much.

  Question,,, anyone that has been RVing a long time,,, did you notice the copper joints, anyone know why??  Do all the mfers do that and why?  Just curious.

    I agree with Ron would love to see them put the walls and the caps on...
sparky
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering damper and suspension improvements - advice please on: October 02, 2013, 06:52:00 pm
good info   wish you guys would mentioned how much some of this cost.... if I decided to add something I want to be able to make sure I'm getting the price where it close and not getting overcharges.... and also get a better price than you did haha...

sparky
126  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering damper and suspension improvements - advice please on: October 02, 2013, 09:42:11 am
Good post
127  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rubber Floor Mat on: October 01, 2013, 09:43:30 am
those would work in the front cab for pass/driver, good ideal,, but not sure if I would want to use black,, the cheap mats from Walmart are brown,,,,,  in the bathroom I used the foam/rubber then  the black mat cut to size, over it,,, worked great ,, as mentioned I used the rubber/foam mat for the storage compartment, remember it's about 1/3inch thick , in hall same rubber/foam but have a rug runner over it,,, it's really nice and comfy... nice to stand walk on... the foam/rubber is very cheap per yard $6,,, easy to cut.... another good point to using it, you over measure a tad and can press it in to the sides it's very snug where it meets the walls,,,,,,,,, how ever probably would not stand up to walking on,, that's why I put a rug cover on it... http://bathrooomproject.blogspot.com/    the one in the bathroom fits exactly..   your right regarding those black mats easy to cut     I take the foam/rubber mats out when were at home easy to clean with soap and water,,
sparky
128  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rubber Floor Mat on: September 30, 2013, 06:14:02 pm
Okay,, Ron does not want to tear up his carpet haha don't blame him,,,, we have talked about the mats for the pass/driver previously.. and yes they look great,  but jeepers they cost a lot,,  I'm still going to stik to my Walmart specials which I cut to fit the contours of the floor, I think they were 12 bucks,,, guess I'm too cheap haha
sparky
129  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rubber Floor Mat on: September 30, 2013, 09:57:38 am
good topic
   Have read some of the fixes. No one has told us what the mat would cost.    For that flat area, next to the engine cowling I would suggest some of that rubber mat I used in the hallway and bathroom,,,,http://bathrooomproject.blogspot.com/   I going to wait and see what Ron does since it already sounds like he is going to pull up his carpet and do something.. want to know how hard/easy pulling up the carpet is, before I attempt to do something,   BTW, we keep a large dog bed in that area its about 4 inches thick, that's where our puppy dog rides when we are driving, he usually stays there the whole time so the heat coming up does not seem to bother him
sparky
130  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ENGINE COWLING on: September 30, 2013, 09:23:55 am
tks for the replies,, one great thing about the forum,,, Ask if you don't know,,, especially if you have some time to do something,,, you learn from others booboos...between all my DIYing can not tell you how many times have made a booboo, but that's part of the process,   but you learn from your mistakes.... the other thing, it's fun doing thing yourself,   and would never be able to figure out how much money have saved over the years.
sparky
131  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ENGINE COWLING on: September 29, 2013, 10:03:43 am
tks Bob,,,, seems pretty straight forward,,, I think (maybe) I might install Scan Gauge in the cup area,, I already have my satellite radio mounted on the holders,,, I want to run the cable along the top of the cowling to hide it a little... also I'm not worried about reading the gauge when driving too much,,, I'm usually the navigator so I can read it all the time haha... will post later if I do it that way... if not someone had mentioned the steering wheel mount,, so I am looking at both hook-ups and deciding..

    One question,,,, you say wires and tubes,,,, are there some of these when you take the cowling off?

again tks

sparky
132  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - In The B+ Cap Area on: September 28, 2013, 09:05:21 pm
bob
   Look at the pic on page 1, I think you can pretty well ballpark where the door post is in alignment with the cap... that pic Ron showed us really helps... would bet that all the vans are cut pretty close to the same no matter what model
sparky
133  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another sani con tank flushing question on: September 28, 2013, 11:30:35 am
Bruce
    I previously had read Barry's post on TP, we now use the same.  AS far as chemicals for the tank,,,  we do stay too long in any one place 3/4 days at most. I only use Calgon water softener in the tank,,, I mix about 4oz gallon of water, pour about half into sinks,shower, rest into toilet. the tanks and pipes become very slippery.. it is suppose to coat the walls of the pipes and tanks where nothing sticks... I have no problem dumping smell... I usually sanitize the fresh tanks twice a year,,( we travel usually spring and fall)   while doing this I also put some weak bleach mixture down all the pipes and toilet. flush everything, fill up the tanks water,  add more calgon to the system and away we go.
If you want I can find the actual posting on the Calgaon,,, was from some guy who had been RVing for 20+years.
sparky
134  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering damper and suspension improvements - advice please on: September 28, 2013, 11:03:17 am
Steve,
    did you look at all the previous post on alignment/handling all kinds of good stuff...  first thing is to go and get the rig aligned or checked   some of the guys did this and solved their problem, found out the were out of alignment just a little... ... also describe your problem so we can suggest fixes... from reading a lot of post on this problem I don't think it matters what rig you have, the problem seems to be when they made them(chassis).. in other words your chassis is either square or off some... the fixes (adding suspension or what ever to it) squares everything up and away you go easy breezy... from the small to the big chassis it just depends.  fingers crossed a good alignment will solve your problem and help your wallet haha  good luck
sparky
135  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Night/Day Shades Rattling on: September 28, 2013, 10:47:59 am
Carol/juan  welcome,,,,  I assume you have the newer shades day looks like solar shades. black,,, I saw some of these in a 2552 two weeks ago,, very nice,,, I did a window project over the summer and made some shields for our windows. next time you are out could you check the heat exchange with the day shades down,, I realize they block the sun etc,,, I am curious if the heat is still getting in through the window and around the shades.

   Were driving a 2350 2008 so we have the old one piece shades...   had fun looking at the 51 and a 52 for sale in Houston,,,, now I want to see a 2100 and 2400 to see the difference...  We previously drove a Roadtrek 2100, but wanted a little more room,,, I'm wondering if a 2100/2400 would fit our needs if I decide to trade in,,,,,,
  I'm sure you have looked at all the tips,, takes a while but all kinds of good stuff on them to make your life easier.  BTW,, read the tips on maintaining the paint/body, etc,,, hopefully you already waxed Baby, very important
sparky
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