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256  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
257  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
258  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
259  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
260  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Charger Piercing Sound 2008 2551 on: June 25, 2013, 10:43:13 am
George B.
 Good post and good follow up.. hopefully everyone will follow your example and do a final solution so all us can learn. Since I voted on a detector first I get some credit even though I had no ideal what the heck I was talking about hahah,, just kidding...    I have been getting some beeps on my detectors,, I replace all the 9volts,, but will keep an eye on them a little closer..especially since I am that 5year area of age now..
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
261  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: leaking air conditioner and refrigerator is sweating inside. on: June 23, 2013, 07:34:27 pm
tom
  great tips,,, the AC problems sounds like the old window units we had when I was growing up in Dallas, they were always freezing up    so for my own education,,,  when I have run the AC usually have it set 72 to 76,,, it has always recycled off and on,,,  now if the AC is not recycling that means it is struggling to maintain that 72 to 76 and I'm taking a chance of it freezing up in the coils.

Frige  If doing a lot of summer traveling probably going to have same problem ,, wonder if it would be worth it get some of those desiccant packs to put in the frige,,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Hoston
262  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Skeeter Screens on: June 23, 2013, 07:00:52 pm
Understand,, one of my goals is to reduce the amount of heat coming into the unit,, other day I was exercising genie, had ac on very comfortable working inside RV,, had a thermometer on the dashboard, read 120 degrees and it was not that hot outside, ( 88 to 91)   I was thinking if you used that cover, sewed in some screen for the windows with a flap you would really help that heat transfer... even with an inside screen, the curtain we have inside your still have that heat at the windshield.  We really do not RV in the summer,,,  have been out when it's high 80's low 90's  during the day,,,,  the RV inside has been find no problem,,,, my wife can not handle the heat at all,,, so once it gets warm it limits your activities,,, went Alaska last year,, left late august,, it was wonderful,, very cool,, had some snow,, no bugs, but during the day outstanding,, had to run the heater at night...now that' my kind of weather..
263  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Skeeter Screens on: June 23, 2013, 01:47:03 pm
Maybe,,, unit is in storage right now,,, i'm bringing it home  mid July to start my summer projects, I'm redoing the oven, window shields, toilet, putting a vent on the roof, cleaning the roof, hooking up a fan,,have already got all the stuff for those,,( will post all the results and pictures later)
,  making the window screens would be pretty simple ( I think haha)    I have some extra screen material,,, will look at it    looks like just measure the size, fold over extra for putting in some magnets and bingo,,, however,,, you need enough magnets to hold the screen and not leak (bugs) yet be able to fold them up...  if your in a hurry go ahead and buy them...  I'm doing a window shield project for all the windows, bought some materials,, went out to storage to run the genie,,, played around with the windows , and figured out will have to do some more work on my shields were I am going to attach them to the windows when in use,,, it's never simple hahah... probably will hold true for those screens,, looks easy until you try it   matter of fact I'm bored and it's hot  think I will go get some of that screen and play around with while I sit in the AC haha
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas

you got me think I started browsing around   look at this  http://www.adcoprod.com/Class_C_Windshield_Covers

I thought I had seen these before,, look like you could rig a flap at the pass/driver window and put a screen in there ,, you also get the effect of blocking that sun from the front going to do some more research
264  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Skeeter Screens on: June 23, 2013, 10:40:32 am
Hmmm,, great ideal,,, I might just make my own though,,,oh great another project.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
265  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Charger Piercing Sound 2008 2551 on: June 23, 2013, 10:34:11 am
Interesting thread,,, i'm voting on one of the detecters being bad,,, they are loud when they go off,,, Propane- would it help after closing the tank, make sure all of it out of the lines??/  Is'nt the gas one down by the bed  furnace?? has slight leak... I'm doing this from memory,,, just trying to think of some stuff
GENERATOR-  when in storage, I always  run the engine for 5 to 10 minutes, I saw this on another forum,,, according to the  that post, helps get a quick charge into the coach batteries prior to starting the genie,, just some thoughts, probably not much help
Keep us posted
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
266  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: June 21, 2013, 07:46:52 pm
thank you ron
bob- the main thing keep those holes filled hahah... no your doing exactly what I do...you said your beast looks great, you answered your own question..   do you know what detailing clay is,,, get some, after you have cleaned your vehicle you use some detail liquid and wipe down the vehicle using the clay, you would be surprised at what comes up.. I always do this prior to waxing,,,

Waxes   are not made equal,, however something is better than nothing.. I mainly use mequiars  I use both the liquid and paste.. to keep this simple,,,lets say you buy some simple wax,,, it is mainly just wax and wears out quickly,, now you buy complex wax   it is wax with additives that makes it last longer,,,  these are car the car waxes... now you buy some Marine wax,, wax+addititves+protectors   it has added stuff in it since the boat is sitting water and salt water that's why it cost more it also is made for gel coat since 90% of boats are made with fiberglass like our RV's.

One thought no matter what you do eventually the gel/clear coat will breakdown, I know everyone has those small chips on their hood,, touch up paint helps,, since most of up keep our RV covered I hope it should never be a problem
   bottom line you get what you pay  If diamond shield recommend something I see no problem,, just keep doing what you doing... BTW, I am going to order the Mequiars marine wax  for my fiberglass,, I will keep using their car wax for the van
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
267  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: June 21, 2013, 09:37:32 am
Barb
 you asked for it, hehe  I was smart this time wrote it on word document so I can redo it later if needed.

A few basics,,,, our RVs have two different coverings,, clear coat covers the ford van metal,, gel coat covers the fiberglass parts.   When I went to tech school for painting cars ( I use to paint antique cars) instructor showed us metal, glass, plastic under a microscope,,, even though it looks and feels smooth its not,, there are pits in the surface,,they are of course microscopic but are there so when I use the word holes remember microscopic.
  What usually takes place, bare metal  a coat of primer is placed on it fills in the holes. Then painted fills in more holes,, then one or two coats of clear coats fills in the holes even more. On some paint jobs 4 coats of clear coat is put over the paint then actually sanded,, you use sandpaper 2000 to 4000 grit,,like using a newspaper to sand haha now factory cars RV the clear one coat is put on then sent out still looks good.   Fiberglass is normally already colored white and a coat of gel coat put on it.   If your RV has total paint,,, primer, paint , then gel coat.
As stated earlier the primer paint gel/clear coat fill in the holes,, Why do we wax on wax off hehe,,, fill in more holes.  Even though water will fun off your newly waxed RV what happens in few months no water run off WHY ??  those holes are back
  Back to the holes,  metal (fiberglass),, the reason we put primer, gel/clear coat, paint etc on them is to protect them from oxidation chemical change rust (reaction)etc..  the more protection the less reaction that takes place. You drive down the road sand small rock hits the paint,, causes bigger holes,, you get grime from the road whats in that grime oil, gas rubber tread,,even worse remember everything we put on the RV primer, paint gel/clear coat are petroleum based,, so all this stuff gets in to holes and we get more reaction.. Sun and UV even worse,, breaks down the wax, gel/clear coat through chemical reaction ,, bugs,, whats inside a bug, chemicals. Splat some of those chemicals leak into the holes more reaction. Not only that whats in the air (pollution) more junk to react to your protection.
Now these reactions do take time, so that is why it important to protect your RV,,  first protection is wax,, then a cover, then covered storage,,,  If my RV was stored outside I would be waxing it 2/3 times a year minimum. I have two cars outside I wax them twice a year,, however I wash them all the time, whenever we get bugs on them wash off asap.  I have a van, coverd in my garage, I only have to wax it about every two years,,  I have a 62 Willys covered, in the garage have not waxed in 5 years,, I only drive it on the week-ends, never in the rain still looks like it came off the showroom floor
RV when I travel I take a bucket spray bottle and wash off the bugs every day if possible, rules of the rv park,,, I wax once a year,, soon as I get home wash and clean put back in covered storage,,
Now next time you go to an RV park, start looking at the bodies of the RV, you can tell who is taking care of their units. There are a couple of Rv outside where I store mind. If you run your hand on the side of them you get that chalky stuff on your hand (oxidation) especially the fiberglass..
Anyway sorry so long, this is a very complex issue and I wanted to try and explain in laymans term so we could all understand it, and why it is so important to protect your RV. 

alright that worked
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
268  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: June 20, 2013, 08:51:10 pm
Shoot,, tks for the info... I just spent 10 minutes explaining gel/clear coat, primer, paint, wax,  oxidation, fiberglass, metal and the thing ate my post.. I have a tech degree in auto painting and tried to explain all this in layman's term.. too tired to do it again
david sparks
2008 PC 2350
houston
269  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: June 20, 2013, 11:51:12 am
when I first bought the beast home and cleaned it up I used another brand of floor polish it was ok,,,,can not seem to find the Pro Max anywhere local,,tried a bunch of sites, ebay, amazon also,,hmmmmmm this sounds like a good product,,, I also keep my beast indoors,,, but want to add some more protection to the fiberglass areas  may have to go with the marine polish... some guy up in Washington on craigslist had a bunch of it maybe I ought to contact him see if he would ship it to Texas
David
270  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Toilet replacement models that fit on: June 20, 2013, 11:26:09 am
I'm planning replacing mind later this summer different model,, I'm getting a high profile with step flush,,,10minutes wow,,,,any problems,,any tips  or just easy, good instructions??  Just curious
David  Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
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