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181  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: ALASKA ADVENTURE on: August 20, 2013, 06:49:53 pm
To be honest I don't remember anyone towing a car.  Every place you go is set up to handle Rv's.   We took some different roads other than the Alaska Highway,,, for instance the road to Chicken Ak,,, top of the world highway was 115 miles, 90 miles of gravel, washboard,, had to drive very slow, but worth it, also scary haha...  would hate to be towing a car behind on that road,,,  we traveled on one other road  around Prince Rupert  that was gravel,,,, I had planned on taking another road that was gravel but was advised that it was rutted.... there was some repair work going on and remember we went late in the summer.... read that after the spring thaw they do lots more roadwork,,,,, we could drive full speed 90% of the time,,, most bad spots on the road were marked or you could see them coming  especially frost heaves,,, do not know how well they would be marked early in the summer  bottom line roads were no problem a lot better than I expected.

I'm sure you saw my post on my bicycles,,,   would have loved to have them in  Anchorage and  some of the parks,,, note we drove a Roadtrek on that trip,, I know our 2350 is a little bigger, but think it would be about the same....  wanted ride the ferries but did not.... expensive 

We traveled along with a caravan for a couple of days,,, mostly all A's,,,,  they all had protective wrap around the front of the Rv's... I guess since they were following each other close needed it,,, especially on road to Chicken,  you will get dirty,,,, some kind of black dirt, ash,,,, I would wash the bugs off each night,,,, sprayed washed a couple of times,,,, kept wipes to keep the windows clean mainly for picture taking...
sorry so long
sparky
182  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / ALASKA ADVENTURE on: August 20, 2013, 09:53:05 am
   I'm starting my plans for a trip to Alaska in 2014 or 2015,  We went in 2012 and was a trip of a lifetime.  If your interested we did a blog
for our trip in 2012       http://andysbigtrip.blogspot.com/     I have a lot of tips, suggestions for making your first trip to Alaska.

On our first trip it was a wonderful experience but this time I want to be able to take our time and smell the roses.  Were planning  a trip of about the same length of time 5to7 weeks. Traveling from Houston cost about 7/8 days of just getting in and out of the states.  We have not decided rather to go in the Spring or leave in late summer like we did on the first trip.   I want to fish more this trip and leaving late summer  causes you to miss some of the fishing. (especially the Salmon running)... We will go back to Denali. Spent two days on the first trip. This time plan on staying 4/5 days. The park closes for camping in mid Sept.   A lot of the RV parks start to close mid Sept and some of them even closed due to freezing weather in Sept. 

   A second area we want to stay for a period  is the Kenai peninsula ,, this is the Homer, Seward area,,, all kinds of fishing and wonderful rivers.

  Third area we will stay at is Jasper NP in Canada, Banff,,, wonderful area and beautiful to drive through. 

   On our trip most of the rv parks were not crowded, this made it especially nice when using the facilities.  Anyhow just wanted to put this information on the forum.  In addition I'm working on a trip in the south of about two weeks which I will post later... If your planning a trip to Alaska start now,,, it's a big trip and does take a lot of planning.  Feel free to email and ask questions after you look at the blog. Will be glad to help
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
PS>  We were in a roadtrek  on the trip in 2012,,, this time will take the PC and be able to have some more room and enjoy ourselves.
183  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: LED LIGHT FOR TANK HEATER SWITCH on: August 18, 2013, 11:31:55 am
Nice job,,,, I would like a little more detail regarding heating the tank....Manual says it's for when temps get to freezing to protect it, understand especially since the tank is in the back of the unit.   how is the water warmed,, I going to assume something like heat strips on the tank???    is there any reason to warm the water in the tank other than protection???    I would guess if you were camping in very cold temps,,, warm the tank,,, run some water through all your piping prior to going to sleep would help all the pipes and tanks....
thanks
Sparky
184  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350/2005sewer hose compartment? on: August 18, 2013, 11:02:34 am
Nice picture of the sewer hose storage,... I use a medium size tub ( 30x18x18, or close) hose folds into it very nice, after I get home from traveling, wash out the tub, hose, parts etc,,,    stores in  storage compartment below bedroom,,,
sparky
185  Main Forum / General Discussion / ELECTRICAL QUESTIONS on: August 17, 2013, 07:18:31 pm
Alright bare with me a minute,   I am trying to learn electrical applications, fixes, problems, questions, test, etc etc... I did a general search and came up with so much stuff it is confusing and no value  When I first joined this group I went through nearly every page on this forum and found all kinds of good stuff.

Here is what I am suggesting on our Main forum we have 8 sub topics,, general, photos, tips, food, etc,,,,     I would like to see a new sub forum started and call it ELECTRICAL 101.  Under that sub forum I would like for our contributors to post topics,,   here's two,  CHEKCING YOUR COACH BATTERY,,,  one of our electrical people could give the steps in checking your coach battery to make sure it is functioning  properly,,,NOTE  I spent about 10 to 15 minutes reading this topic (other web sites and the PC forum), it is a little confusing,, leave battery connected, yes no,,,, how do you hook up a battery minder (keeps the electronics in your vehicle set like you have them),,,,
   CHECKING THE VOLTAGE AT THE CAMPGROUND   this was posted by someone on our forum, it gave instructions on why you should check the voltage at the electrical post prior to hooking up,, I copied this post was excellent how to do and why. If a sub group was set up a person could go in check the topics,,, see if their was some help and if not come back to the general discussion and ask for help
  These are just two examples and I know there are plenty more.   Anyway maybe Aimee can think of something or one of electric experts could take charge hehe,,, 
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
186  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 17, 2013, 05:58:37 pm
Bruce
    Like tom said you probably have the non screw valve caps, you should be able to check the air pressure on them,, try it, If I am right they should actually screw off to your regular looking valve stems, I guess you could call them extensions. hehe,,, the tip will have a movable ball/spot in the middle where you can fill or check the pressure. they just make it easier to check or fill. again take your gauge or a key and push down on the middle should give,
David sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
187  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Add pictures? on: August 16, 2013, 08:10:09 pm
Barry
  I cut and pasted your directions,,,, finally got a picture to download,,, I had to do a REDO for size, took a. little experimentation with Microsoft office but got it to the right size,,,,   thks for your directiions
188  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 16, 2013, 08:03:47 pm
Ok 4th time,,, I am still trying to download a pic... purchased this stem valve tool wal mart 1.88. YES it is tied to a lanyard so I do not lose it... I actually have two of these, lost one for three months,,,,, now if I can some how attach a lanyard to the TV remote haha

189  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Handling Issues on: August 14, 2013, 07:07:50 pm
Great tip
    Especially for owners of new rigs. I have an 2008 and the previous owner went and spent a small fortune on the stabilizers an shocks           ( thank you very much haha)...drives like a charm,,,, hopefully new owners will see your suggestion and go that route first,, will save some them some money.   a star for you
David Sparks
190  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 14, 2013, 07:01:44 pm
GOOD NEWS     BAD NEWS
   Went and exercised the genie this morning.  took a screw driver,  off came the hex nut no problem, three bolts holding the hinge bracket,  I used a 6mm nut to take it off...   messed around the with  the hinge,  METAL what the heck?????  lol,,,, I just know based upon all the other messages would be plastic..  bolted it back in, put the door back on and I'm done,  good news for me,  Bad news I 'm not doing anything else  haha... sorry.
sparly
191  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 10, 2013, 07:58:50 pm
Do not know if you read the roof project I did. It's in tips. I have used the RV ladder, however  I would recommend not using the ladder unless  it's an emergency. your out camping.  Using an extension ladder seems more prudent and lessens the stress on the RV ladder.  When I did this project many of the guys commented on doing the same in regards to getting up and down on their roof.  Maybe it depends upon your weight haha... I weigh 210 and can feel the stress on the RV ladder when I do use it. Also some of the guys talked about like I did getting on the roof and doing a belly flop to really get the front end cap cleaned and waxed.  Like you I have a extender pole that I use when I'm traveling or just want to do a quick clean up.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
192  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 10, 2013, 09:47:22 am
thanks tom

   Not sure about the years  without looking it seems some of the post were some that had 2011/10 units   I go back to what I said earlier betting PC got a good deal on some friges and used them more than one year,, still had warranty but were made earlier,,,, I'm still going to take the door off and bring it home and give it a look over tks again
David Sparks
193  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 09, 2013, 08:48:18 pm
Well here we go again,,, I'm sure I posted this but does not show up,,, the mysteries of the Internet or me getting old..

Can someone do me a favor look at their refrigerator door and tell me how it comes    screw, nuts  size if possible,,, my unit is in storage and I want to take the door off and explore the hinge next week...  trying not to take the whole tool box out to the storage site when I exercise the genie next week   thanks

David sparks
2008 PC 2350
houston
194  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 09, 2013, 08:42:04 pm
would love to have some scaffolding but How can you reach the top and middle of the front cap,, I don't see much difference in using a ladder except your very sturdy
sparky
195  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 08, 2013, 10:18:20 am
very good still laughing,,,,  I was on a monthly schedule to exercise the genie, roll the tires. now I'm going about every two weeks at least roll the tires, check on things,  usually just sit around read a book while the genies running,,, now I have about six things to do and check on... the never ending toils of RV Man,hahah.... yeah it's a pain, a pleasant one because most of the time it's fun,,,, but all that work and little things lead to very enjoyable road trips and not having problems     redoing the checklist now and updating the TO DO LIST.. which never ends

sparky
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