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271  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SALE ALERT - $20 For A Very Nice Outdoor Folding Table, Stores Nicely on: June 19, 2013, 07:29:14 pm
ron
   tks for the alert, only problem, no menards in Texas hahah... I like that table,,, hopefully someone will get in on the deal. I did one for autozone couple of months ago , they had a good deal on synthetic oil...
Maybe we need to set up a NEW TOPIC   good deals for the Cruiser  I am hoping someone will find one for tires... I dread buying a set next year or two..
David Sparks
2008 PC  2350
Houston
272  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 17, 2013, 08:58:23 pm
Bob
   Good job on the pics and the info... once again,,, people ask ,,,,people respond,,, lets you make a informed decision,, should I buy or stick with what I have this should be helpful to all.  That's why I love reading this forum and asking questions and hopefully getting some responses.
David Sparks
2008 PC2350
Houston
273  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 16, 2013, 10:12:32 am
I keep my RV in a covered locked storage shed. We do not worry about hard freezes too much in Houston. I worry more about UV and cooking the unit in the sun.. going next week to run the genie and do some measuring for my projects. Last time I went out  is was 84degrees inside the unit.  Getting some good points about exercising the genie.   

Oil- I asked one of the sales guys at auto zone about Mobil One,,, he says they guarantee the syn oil for 12,000 miles.  I think I'm going to go with about 6 to 7,000,, better than reg oil.. you know it use to be every 3000miles to change,,, the manufacturers are building much better vehicles now, also the gas is better and burns better,, still looking for some thoughts on oil changes

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
274  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 16, 2013, 09:58:52 am
WEATHER TECH MATS   I just spent a few minutes looking at these,, they look great  however a little expensive,,, where did you buy them   FIND A DEAL ANYWHERE???  You know we all are looking for a good deal haha
 I think the ones I looked at on Amazon were 67.00
 
I took some cheap (about 12 dollars) single layer set of mats from walmart, cut them to fit all the curves in the front.. work great, but always looking for something better

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
275  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 14, 2013, 09:01:45 am
Ron
  No I do not disagree,, just looking and seeing what other peoples thoughts are.  These are very expensive vehicles and as some of us know if we take care of them they will last a long time and provide us with a lot of joy. Some people  shop for an answer to a question sometimes,,, I like to see different opinions and then make a decision.  Currently I am going with no tire rotation, alignment with new tires,, just reinforcing  my  decision,,  If 6 people jumped in here and said they rotate their tires the I might reconsider    BTW,,, I keep looking at my garage and dream of taking out about  4 ft so I can park my cruiser in it haha
David Sparks
276  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 14, 2013, 08:40:59 am
Congrats,,, make sure you read the tips section,, all kinds of little projects to make your new baby more fun than ever..
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
277  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: June 13, 2013, 09:20:34 pm
Barb
  Ron brought up some good points as always, also I hate him because of his garage haha...couple of more points, we camp full hook ups, electric only, water electric,  no hook-ups.. the benefit of each is obvious, but  a lot of times cost comes into play,   I think Ron said this, but anyway your fresh water tank = your waste water output.  So if you dry camp you should always have enough room for your waste water, of course your going to fill the grey tank, but you can open close your tanks to take some of the grey into the black tank, works great and really helps.  I have no problem going into a park and just doing , electric, saves money, just have to watch the water use.  If I have water/electric, great, but still keep an eye on the waste tanks, again save money,, now if were going to be somewhere for a couple of days would prefer full hook-ups so I can take advantage of everything,,, a lot of National State Parks  are dry camping,, first couple of times we were weary of this type of camping, but after some practice have no problem, most govt parks are cheap,,,anyway just a couple of points,,,   Our tank always shows at least 1/4, but I do not worry about it
David Sparks
2008 2350
Houston
278  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 13, 2013, 09:02:02 pm
I  think we have the air pressure question answered.. do not over/under inflate,  same PSI on each set front and rear, PSI will vary between each different RV,   Same area new issue

ALIGNMENT  I have seen people get new tires, get alignment and leave it alone as long as tires behave and driving is good..  I rotated tires on a previous RV, had 7500miles on it, tires looked great,, 4000 miles later ate one of my tires on the front..  My PC  had 6700 when purchased, has stabilizer and shock system on it after market. Drives wonderful, am approaching 12000 miles, tires still look great,  based upon previous post and comments I am not going to touch the tires (alignment/rotation) just keep checking and rechecking tire pressure haha,,,, I do plan on getting about two years more on the tires,, mileage will not be the problem, age will be the factor.   Any thoughts on rotating tires. I will do an alignment when buying new tires
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
279  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 12, 2013, 09:01:20 pm
thanks good reminder,,, excellent reminder about driving the unit,,, need to drive it far enough to really heat up the engine, burn some of the carbon off,,of course want take long here in Texas it's already hot haha tks
David
280  Main Forum / General Discussion / EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 12, 2013, 10:28:38 am
Couple of questions.

EXERCISING THE GENERATOR, I exercise the genie (while in storage) every 4 weeks, also I drive the RV couple of miles to move tires, mark them so that they do sit on the same spot.  Is this routine pretty normal and other suggestions?

OIL--- I'm using synthetic, it seems i'm getting different opinions regarding how long to run it  and changing the oil.  What are you opinions and suggestions.

BTW, unit is in storage now (covered),, I do not travel in the summer, too hot, back out in the fall.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
281  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 12, 2013, 10:10:53 am
GOOD THREAD and a never ending argument. Many good points, main point never never underinflate and never over inflate,,, would be interesting to see the PSI on your tires after rolling a couple 100 miles in the heat and running at 80psi, wow,,,, I think every rig obviously is different depending upon size, suspension and loaded not loaded. If you wanted to be anal about it you would adjust the psi every time filled up with gas, used your water tank etc etc,,, too much work for me,,, I do check my air every day when traveling. I adjust couple of psi if going dry camping and vice versa more/less weight.  Another point,,, altitude.. thinner air above sea level,, I do adjust when I'm running around the mountains for a few days.

WATER TANK-??? I think most of us have the 55gallon tank in the rear.. looking at mind, it looks like it extends the whole width of the rear, so that as it empties the weight is evenly distributed on both sides of the rear tires. Now if your straight dumping with hook ups no problem all the weight is gone, however if your dry camping it seems the tanks are mainly on the driver side rear,, so you have now put a lot of extra weight on one side, considering 400lbs  might need to up the psi on the rear driver side a little, especially if not dumping too soon.. Just curious
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
282  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 08, 2013, 09:39:06 am
Where's our update,,, what happened?????
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
283  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service -- input needed on: June 08, 2013, 09:37:21 am
Wow,, what a lot of work (for you)... I never tell anyone (except family, neighbor) when I travel, I would not be opposed to your system when traveling and setting up a meet as long as you  feel comfortable they are legit.  I do not see many problems with crooks trying to find out when we are not home.  I also assume  that this info is mostly secure, only on the forum etc, or you have access, or legit buyer who is looking for someone traveling. Most of us in this community are more than willing to show off our pride and joy,, anyway looks ok to me
David Sparks
Houston
284  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rain entering my 2552 on: June 01, 2013, 07:12:41 pm
Shoot, I spent 10minutes commenting on this topic this morning and my message NO SHOWS. )*^%$U* oh well...

  Okay,, try again,,, first thing,, you need to go on the roof and look...By the way  did you get on the roof??? now if you can not ,,,get you a kid from the neighborhood and under your supervision use a long extension ladder let him/her get up there and be your eyes.  Take some pics.  According to your earlier post there was a lot of water in the RV when it leaked,,, you were parked....

    Pressurizing like an inner tube.  hmmm.  okay this may be hard to do,,,,someone needs to be on the roof again,,, but when you turn on your air you can feel the pressure inside the unit go up,,, just wonder if this would be enough to get some bubble leak on the top...

tom mentioned letting water run on the top and checking by area,,, I think if you got a spray bottle and went around the caulked areas,, spray wipe, spray wipe, you might be able to spot a bad caulking area,,, since your unit is new the caulk should look great....( I'm still voting on the antenna being the problem)

One last thought,,, you were out in May,,, raining,,, were you running the AC unit?  could the drain tube be plugged?  would be real easy and right on for the AC if plugged to run inside the roof to the chair...  a lot of the tubes get stuff in them especially when new,, saw lots of post on units and the drains etc,,,, I am not sure about this,,,, I only ran my unit once for couple of hours on last trip was getting the water from the AC off the rear end,,,, have not looked at the manual just to run... maybe some of the guys have some suggestions for checking,, guess you could run the AC for an hour or two and make sure it's draining ok

Keep us posted
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
285  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning configuration on: June 01, 2013, 10:32:20 am
manual awning 's little bit of a pain, but they are cheaper haha....  roll out about 3ft,,, I use a little step ladder, hold the awing in the middle, where the pole support is latched in the middle grasp it and sort of push it toward the end where it attaches to the end, it has a swivel joint at the end ,,, swivel out , release the clasp holding the support place on ground,, do the same for the other support...

now that you have both support poles on the ground  angle one at a time away from RV,,about foot. do both of them,,, roll out awning until angle changes toward the RV about two ft,,  repeat as necessary,,, as you continue out will have to adjust each support pole a little...

roll awing up,,,    reverse,  angle support poles toward RV, may need to adjust the poles couple of inches,, roll in couple ft,,, repeat,, till you get to about 2/3 foot left....  using step ladder close support poles all the way,  foot piece angle away and flat away from you  lift up and push into each corner. until it snaps into the plastic holders in the middle.... roll rest of the way up till you see the red tab on right side of awning  done.

center support-  I use it sometimes... be careful and use your step ladder to put it in place,, easy to break the support brackets for it...

I only use the awning when I am at camp... wind I watch like a hawk, I take it in a night,, I'm just not going to take a chance If I put it up in the morning and we leave awing back in,, also see what everyone else is doing in the campground,,,  awnings  out    awnings in   

When I first got home  with my unit I just practices opening and closing a couple of times,,,  I do it now without the step ladder  however  I always use the step for the center pole,, you can not reach the center spot where the awning is attached unless your about 7'5'' haha    after you do it a few times, it's a piece of cake,, I'm sure does not take me more than 5minutes now  BTW,, I made myself a instruction page from the awning manual which I keep in my RV book,, used it a few times when I first did the awning.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
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