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286  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shake down trip on: April 11, 2013, 10:47:12 am
Tks for the replies, hopefully will be more.

Sanitizing 1/4 cup per 15 gallons,,,reviewed my notes... I'm guessing everyone  dilutes 1/4 bleach with gallon of water and pour in tank... (38 gallons fresh) easy measure take gallon jug of water add 1/4 cup bleach pour in 3 times.   first put in couple of gallons of water in the fw tank,,, add mixtures,,, fill tank up, run all the taps until you smell bleach, let sit , longer the better,,,, think I will do this twice... better safe than sorry

We are cool weather travelers,, spring/fall,,, I know the recommendations are once a year to sanitize,, think I will go with  each season..... curious,, wonder if I should sanitize in the fall when getting ready to store for winter and not flush out the tanks just drain, that way the left over water would have some bleach in it,then in spring resanitize,,,,,,  any thoughts?

Shades, sounds like we may need to make a cover... we used our large windshield foldable sun screens in the back windows.  they were a little large but work ok...see how things  work out at the grand canyon

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
287  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shake down trip on: April 10, 2013, 08:09:24 pm
ron, yeah will probably put in a little extra than normal (formula? (from memory) 1/2oz per gallon I think) (will refer to my notes later)  get the system pressurized,  want to get some of that chlorine water in all the pipes. Might even drive around a little to put the water in motion a little while in the tanks and pipes.  Betting if I have mold, it's from the areas where the pipes are flat, maybe bottom of water tank. After using the water on our trip it looked very clear..   on our roadtrek since the water was controlled by valves, I use to be able to blow out the pipes with some air,, not sure if this would work with PC system,, might try it with very low pressure and see if the water inlet will let air pass through.

BTW,  regarding my oops moment with the gas flow, I have no problem admitting boo boo's, and letting people know so we learn.   I'm also hoping someone will comment about the shades, see if anyone else had the problems, will go with no problem since have not heard or saw anything on the forum
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas

288  Main Forum / General Discussion / Shake down trip on: April 10, 2013, 09:34:52 am
Well finally got to go on our first true camping trip.  We had an enjoyable trip went to Memphis, did some family history work, met a cousin on my fathers side for the first time. Stayed in Tunica, did not lose too much money at the casinos.  Weather was very wet and cold. Couple of points.

Shades- did not realize we have double shades pale white, pale brown.  Are the brown ones dark enough to block out the sun,,could not tell since it was cloudy the whole time.  If needed has anyone made suncreens for the windows?

Gas- noticed that we were having two problems. I switched over to gas on the frige while traveling (have the Norcold 2way)  would come on but then go out when we started driving wind? figured that was the problem.. burners,, mainly cooked using the 1/2oven,,, used the burner twice, noticed low flame,  figured need to make some adjustments.   Of course I get home look a the tank,, flow valve was nearly turned to off, turned it full open no problems..  I guess when the dealer filled the tank tech had closed it for filling.  Lesson learned

Water tanks,  had some discoloring come out while using the kitchen water,, figured some mold etc, from lack of use,  planning on sanitizing tanks prior to next trip should get rid of this problem.

Overall very pleased.. we had a roadtrke 210 and just can not believe the extra room we have, use of a dinette,  and the shower, bathroom space is excellent. Very excited for next trip. Going to Grand Canyon next month. MPG was right at 10  This is a very rough estimate but figure it cost somewhere between $40 to $60 extra for every 500miles we drive compared to the Roadtrek(15mpg)... but with extra space and other points well worth it.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
289  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage of Phoenix Cruiser on: April 09, 2013, 09:35:05 am
Couple of points. Todays paints are very good and then are covered with a clear coat, they have a limited life if not takened care of. the worst enemy of course is the sun. Why do you think they sale tire covers.  Now rubber reacts differently to the sun also.  The RV has caulking all over it. It has covers on the top for the ac, fans etc. different types of plastic, again reacts differently to the sun.  All of these components are going to detoriate eventually.  We spent a lot of money for these units. I for one am going to spend a little extra time and cost to protect it.   I live down in Houston,, we have huge RV consignment  company PPL,, I go over there all the time to look around ( they sale parts also)  See lots of different units 4/5 years old still looking good paint wise... it's at this time frame I start seeing a difference. Some units  are really starting to look sad...

Someone mentioned building a cover with tarps,,, great ideal same as a stroage shed, no direct sunlight and the air between the unit and the tarps acts as insulation...  you all have heard how hot the inside of a car gets 140+ degress...

Anywayjust wanted to bring up my opinions.  Like a lot areas of concern I enjoy hearing peoples opinions. I t makes us better and more aware.. now lets talk about rotating tires,, yes / no haha just kidding
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
290  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage of Phoenix Cruiser on: April 08, 2013, 09:34:08 am
189 a month,, wow,,, pretty high,,,, please do not take this wrong,,, I have a adco aquashed fits up to  26ft came with my 2350 trying to sale,,, make you a good deal... if you want more info  let me know I can get the actual stock numbers  so you can see if it fits  write me off line   davidmsparks@gmail.com   by the way will be in mesa area    arouund the 7th of May could deliver... and please do not get the impression I was trying to slant my answer . to try and sale you a cover hehe, that was not my intention...  let me know     
291  Main Forum / General Discussion / TOUCHUP PAINT on: April 06, 2013, 07:48:02 pm
For anyone that has Sunlit lower or Cafe lower sorry can not tell the difference GM55  Light Autmnwood Metallic Had to call PC company to get the number 
I ordered small bottle of touch-up from   www.AutomotiveTouchup.com    light autumnwood metallic 100bHBTL-BC,  also ordered some clearcoat gloss,,  addtionally purchased Oxford White M6466A ( probably could have gotten cheaper white at the auto store quality of the ordered product from them is excellent though)..  Did a lot of touchup on a few bumps and bruise today very pleased.
 I touched up each spot with two coats,, will apply2/3 coats of the clear to help seal the spot.  Did not use the applicator with the bottle. (fingernail polish)    I have some very small paint pens.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
292  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: BIKE PROJECT FOR YOUR CRUISER on: April 06, 2013, 01:16:40 am
Sue
good point,   I would probably not leave the bikes in the bags at the campsite. however once I set them up, plan on leaving them if we go somewhere and would then cable lock them.  Same if we rode somewhere and did some shopping or looking around.. I realize and have even seen signs posted about park thieves..
david
293  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: refrig won't switch over to gas automatically on: April 06, 2013, 01:10:38 am
I am going to post this later but saw you post. We purchased used.. dealer had the propane tank filled prior to delivery.  On our shake down cruise could not get the frige to work (while driving do it all the time in other units) on gas. also noticed that the burners were not working too well, we really did no cooking except half oven.  got home checked the gas valve, yes barely turned. turned it all the way open no problems on burner or frige now.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
294  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage of Phoenix Cruiser on: April 06, 2013, 01:04:25 am
I would never leave a unit out in the sun for that length of time. especially sitting in one spot.and running the AC.  yes, the storage unit will be warm but the out side of the unit will keep direct sun/uv off of the unit.  The ambient air inside of the storage unit be warm but will keep  the outer shell of the Rv at the same temp, while the insulation of the unit will keep the inside of the unit  even a little cooler.  Your baking the RV in direct sunlight.  I pay 85 a month here in Houston... If storage not possible, you can buy a cheap cover for @250.00. 
It should be warm enough where your at, go out put a towel on one spot leave it for an hour and feel the difference.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas     
295  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / BIKE PROJECT FOR YOUR CRUISER on: March 30, 2013, 07:35:03 pm
    I just completed this project on carrying bikes in our Cruisers.  Anyway give it look and let me know what you think.

http://rvbicycleproject.blogspot.com/

Please be sure to make comments are ask questions.

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
296  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: March 04, 2013, 09:12:17 pm
Please add me to the list. 

David Sparks
2008  PC 2350 no slide
Houston, Texas
297  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower Pan on: February 25, 2013, 08:54:42 am
I purchased the command hooks but the metal small ones.(like for hanging a picture). In the middle of my towel and next to the edge put in a rivet,  hangs perfectly. Had to put up three of them the wife has to have two towels haha
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
298  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / MATS on: February 05, 2013, 10:10:19 am
Lowes sells foam matting by the yard, about $6 a ft approx 38 wide, 3/8 thick... I used it in all my storage compartments, step for the entry way, cup holders, door compartments, and for a hallway covering that we put a runner on. Can be cut to desired size.  Helps with noise and gives a good coushining.
David Sparks
2008 PC  2350
Houston
299  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / AIR COMPRESSOR on: February 05, 2013, 10:02:04 am
I am new member, have been quiet as I tried to get caught up by reading 100's of messages and tips. haha,, time  to contribute.
Read a few post re flats,  I carry a fix flat kit consisting of plugs, it's good for nails, screws if you pick one up on your tire, can fix it right on the rig.  Air compressor  I use the Kobalt from Lowes  
Kobalt 120 PSI Electric Air Compressor  Item #: 146781 |  Model #: KL12120
 
works on AC/DC  , cost about 40 dollars,  has it's own gauge which is very accurate.
Flats,  I'm sure most of us have roadside, however, I recommend you know how to change a tire, Alaska last summer, bad tire,  had to change,  no phone service, nothing, did it myself.  Trust me I would have called roadside, but could not, had no desire to mess with an 80lb monster,,on a dualie could have inflated and driven to service,  front tire no way,,there are lots of places where we get no cell service,,, motto be prepared
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
300  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How To Determine If Your Ford Is "Keyless Entry" Ready on: February 05, 2013, 09:20:24 am
Ron
  good tips will check it out this morning. I had a Satellite radio installed by my radio shop, he told me they have an a sytem to wire directly into the locks that works the same for $115 and two fobs.. when I called a ford dealer they quoted me $499. for their system. Hmmmm... first thing is to see if I might already be set up then decide.  A local shop sales the fobs for $80
david sparks
2007 PC 2350
Houston, Texas
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