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226  Main Forum / General Discussion / SUMMER PROJECTS 1 on: July 17, 2013, 10:26:18 pm
Started the summer projects.  I was going to wait and post this all at one time, but decided it would be best to post projects as I finish.. sometimes it takes me longer to write up the project than doing it haha.. also I'm doing so many figured to break them into pieces would be easier.  Each project will also be posted in tips so when someone is researching will find it easier. Enjoy

Add a fan to use in the bedroom and kitchen and other spots in your RV
http://fanprojectcruiser.blogspot.com/

Added some shelving behind the 3rd seat.
http://shelvesforcaptainschair.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
227  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER PUMP FIX UP on: July 17, 2013, 10:17:41 pm
I think I understand,,,, did you move the pump to attach the flex line to the output for the pump,, I can feel behind the pump and feel the output joint? can not see of course.
sparky
228  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / FAN FOR THE BEDROOM on: July 17, 2013, 10:12:35 pm
I added this fan to our unit. It can be used in the bedroom, kitchen, and will even shoot air towards the dinette.  Would think this would work on many different units.

to see pic and work up go to    http://fanprojectcruiser.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
229  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / SHELVES FOR 3RD SEAT, 2350 on: July 17, 2013, 10:08:57 pm
Added some shelving behind the 3rd seat. Helps with some additional storage.

to see pics go to      http://shelvesforcaptainschair.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
230  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 17, 2013, 08:40:18 pm
JJ  Ron
   I'm sure you will see my new post,,, Waterpump fix up,,,,,  I decided to start a new thread.. Please look at the post and give me your thoughts,,,
sparky
231  Main Forum / General Discussion / WATER PUMP FIX UP on: July 17, 2013, 08:37:57 pm
In a recent thread I spent the afternoon in my storage compartment,  JJ Ron and others brought up some great points regarding the pump, accumulators, and so forth.... I took some pics through the opening of our 2350.at the water tank opening..   The vent hose is looped. still good and clear though,, I'm having no problem with water so leave alone.
        Pump noise is my main concern.... I posted a message from Shur flo that indicates you need a long feed to and from the pump to help with noise.... If you look at the last picture you can see the input hose is bolted down to the floorboard,, it is also very stiff,, I'm thinking that this may be the noise problem. Ron suggestion putting some padding around it I believe......
       I'm going to fill the tank a little enough to run the pump,,, then run it and see if this could be the main source of the noise.... will post more later.
        I can not see the output hose it is behind the pump.

Sorry but the pics are at        http://waterpumpfixupforaruiser.blogspot.com/

I'm still having problems downloading pics to the forum  All thoughts, comments appreciated.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
232  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 16, 2013, 10:51:43 am
tks Ron
    Like I said earlier will keep my eye out for a good deal on the Scan gauge and appreciate your tips.. Matter of fact I'm leaving in about an hour to go pick up the beast,,, pretty excited.. I have all this junk in the living room ready to work on and get installed and out of the house..
David
233  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 15, 2013, 07:22:41 pm
JJ/Ron
   Water pump,,, that looks real easy to do as long as you have the right attachments,,, think I will try this..Vent tube,, hmmm,,, since not really having a problem with the water tank,, I'm going to see if I can see that vent tube without doing any cutting right now,,, might try to put my camera in the opening on the bottom and see if it will take a pic  will see...

    Scan Gauge-- checked a couple of spots to buy,,, all a little high now,,, will watch for one on sale,,,  I know Ron and others have these and was jealous,, did not realize the cost was so low and install yourself,,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
234  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 15, 2013, 09:26:36 am
JJ
   No I think our 08 is the same set up,,,, think I will take off the bed frame and give it a look reset it to be able to get off easier and  to work on...   also I think to get to the  vent tube I'm going to have to do what you did do some cutting however may save that for later,,, more interested in the pump right now.. I did use the tip of having a fill hose,, took a hose, cut it down to two feet and use it to fill and my tank fills  up great,,,

   BTW,,, you said you had the  Scan Gauge II put in did you do it on have it installed,,,, how about some more info  cost etc.....  also you mentioned indoor/outdoor thermometer   did you do like Ron D suggested???  I did that keep the one unit in the storage compartment still gives a pretty good ideal on the temp...  would love to have the one on the mirror but can not see paying the money
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
235  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 14, 2013, 08:57:42 pm
JJ
  Very good info on the pumps   ,, question,, to get to the tank did you cut or are there some panels you can take off??,, I'm in storage and can not look at mind right now... Looking at your pics I think I can see you took them from inside the storage cabinet

Ron D had some good info on pumps also and had looked at his solution,,

question  If working on the water pump (nice area to work in hehe )  I know some people have taken the bed platform off to get to that area,, wondering if that would be advisable...

I have already prepared about 5 projects and was not going to do the water pump yet,(I have a list of things that I see like the hoses for the pumps) but may change my mind,,,

If I keep adding projects I may have to keep the Beast here all summer yikes..  I'm getting out of storage next week to do my list of projects, BH is going out of town( new grandson coming)  and knows not to be around when working and talking to myself haha
david sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
PS   We finally got some good rain today thank goodness been dry here for about 6 weeks.Yipeeee
236  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 14, 2013, 10:46:31 am
Good info    I saw this tip and was planning on doing it as part of my summer projects starting next week. I had read Ron's previous info re water pumps and was looking to upgrade or do something,, saw this tip and thought might give it a try first.  It seems you could extend the intake/outtake tubes to reduce the noise??? Not sure but could be a solution

Feedback on noisy water pumps
by Russ and Tia De Maris
In a story published a few issues ago, we posted information on how to quiet down a noisy RV water pump. Readers were quick to dip into their own experiences and shower us with advice. Here are a couple of comments that may give you further fodder for fixing your fixtures:
Alan writes: "Yes, those darn pumps can be noisy! I discovered a solution out of need. I installed a valve in order to winterize the rig myself and discovered that I did not have enough room in the truck camper space allotted. What I did was create a loop with plastic tubing at the pump entry point and another at the exit of the pump in order to get the valve to fit. It worked just great and I found that the noise was reduced almost to the point I could not hear it."
Adds reader Bruce Mitchell: "Several years ago I purchased a 5th wheel trailer. Whenever the water pump was running everything vibrated. It was so bad that it felt like you were standing on a foot massager.  I took the trailer back to the manufacturer. They did everything that you mentioned in your article, to no avail.  Out of frustration, I called SurFlow. They informed me that they had a Service Bulletin out on that very problem. They sent me a copy which I took back to the manufacturer. I had to do some talking but they finally followed SurFlow's advice and solved the problem.
"The pump was mounted on the plywood floor under the kitchen cabinets. It was mounted right next to an 8-inch square hole where the plumbing went through the floor. This was part of the problem as the hole allowed the floor to vibrate more. They moved the pump to the wall. The main issue and the subject of SurFlow's bulletin was that they recommend that no hard piping be connected directly to the water pump. They suggest at least 3 feet of soft hose between the pump and the hard piping.  On mine they put approximately 18 inches on both the intake and outlet of the pump that connected to the hard piping. That totally took away the noise and vibration. They used a clear reinforced vinyl on my rig to connect to the water pump.
"SurFlow said that they have advised manufacturers of this, but I still see most RVs have the hard piping connected directly to the pump."
237  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tires need replacing. on: July 13, 2013, 08:32:36 pm
I think someone else mentioned  2010 unit with 2008 tires OUCH, not much you can do now,,,  I use Discount Tires a lot and like their service,,,, when I took my unit up them (2008/May tires 6500 miles) I was also worried about cracking, service guy had a  chart/card with pictures on it to compare,, no problems so get that second opinion somewhere,,  BTW, if you decide to buy make absolutely sure you get you unit aligned  food for thought,,, you can research this,, but most of us Not all of us are going once you get these Beasties align and everything going good, leave'em alone except tire pressure

Let us know about your second opinion results
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
238  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rain entering my 2552 on: July 09, 2013, 09:26:19 am
Alright it has been nearly a month.... did you get the problem taken care of??
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
houston
239  Main Forum / General Discussion / RV SERVICE REPAIR on: July 09, 2013, 09:20:21 am
I have been involved in a discussion on  another forum (mini motorhome) regarding RV service someone brought up this review for RV service reviews..  I have only been involved in RVing for couple of years, but bet I have read over 5000 messages and have never heard of this site... it looks ok,,, just wondering if anyone has used it and if there are other sites where you can this type of information?

 http://rvservicereviews.com/

I looked at it , reviewed a couple of local shops near Houston. the Camping World here in Houston is huge, yet only has a couple of reviews,, would seem there would be more,,, maybe the site is too new.. anyway just wondering

I use the RV Park review and love it... feel like you get a better reading of the site from RVers like us.

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
240  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Games with gas pricing on: July 03, 2013, 09:51:26 am
Excellent points to remember,,,  I think we had a thread on gas pricing earlier,, Gas buddy breaks down the different octanes, but only gives reg, mid, high when  looking at  the station,, looked quickly, but like Ron says,,, you never go wrong with 87   did not see any with the actual number listed         What about the  alcohol level??/   I know we  are OK with the 10% or less,,,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
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