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46  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WEST COAST TRAVEL WINTER TIME on: December 28, 2013, 09:44:52 am
Thanks guys appreciate it... I just copied the comments put them in word document and viola"  ready to go,,, I plan trips, so it easy to set up files on places I want to go to,,,, I'm doing a Civil War trip next fall and have all kinds of stuff ready for it,  going back to Alaska in 15 and have a few things in the works for that,,,, I'm giving a presentation at our community college in Feb on our last trip to Alaska, a lot of work but enjoying getting it ready,, so that will be fun
  one great thing about the internet,,, it is so easy to talk to people and get good info to help out,,, that's one reason I try to do things projects, blogs etc to help others,,, so many people have helped me and it makes it so much easier to travel, learn and so forth,,, again thanks
sparky
PS    any one else can jump in if they have suggestions. haha
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Starting the genset on: December 27, 2013, 09:43:21 am
Done
    RE, hours on the genie,,  great point,,, when I first started RVing,  thought it was great that the genie only had a few hours,, now I know better,,,,and you are exactly right,,,hours on the genie do not matter,,,, I read a post one time,,, generators are work horses and are engineered to do what they do run and produce electricity,,,  what low hours shows you is usually someone who did not  exercise the unit at all,,,  BTW,, I keep a log on my RV,,, that way when I get ready to sale or trade, someone can look and see what I have done to maintain the unit..
sparky
48  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WEST COAST TRAVEL WINTER TIME on: December 26, 2013, 08:43:20 pm
Thanks good info,,,,,  we actually purchased our PC out of Seattle,  driver drove it down to Vegas, took the I-5 route to LA then over to Vegas where we met him and picked it up.. we drive to Vegas during winter ( auto) a few times,,, 95% times easy drive, down to Phoenix pick up I-10   just watch for winter storms,,,

 Back to I-5   we would actually be going to Portland,,,  sounds like two mountain passes to go through,,,  would plan the trip with some snow days in it.... I would like to take the RV so would we could take advantage and camp some along the way....  would seem to me by planning a little and watching the weather could make the trip with no problem,,,,,,  we have no problem driving  700+ miles a day, so should be easy to drive,  and then hunker down a few days if needed....

  One nice thing about todays modern traveling,,,, it is so easy to get good weather reports and avoid problems,,

I assume when you guys make the drive you camp along the way

tks again
sparky
49  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / WEST COAST TRAVEL WINTER TIME on: December 26, 2013, 12:10:18 pm
 Has anyone driven I-5 from LA to Seattle,,, during DECEMBER..  thinking about driving up there next Christmas,,,would actually be coming from Texas... I-10 to LA is usually no problem unless bad storm coming through.

sparky
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Doghouse insulation project (background post 1) on: December 26, 2013, 11:09:16 am
Skipper
   Interesting post,,, don't forget the pics,,,, I can hear great, but can not see haha,,, good job

sparky

I left my original post,, then I read your other post with the pics,,,great job and thanks.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Starting the genset on: December 26, 2013, 11:04:46 am
I read on another forum,  this guy always runs his coach engine 5 to 10 minutes ( if RV is in storage),, gets a little charge into the batteries etc... I always do this when in storage,,,,,,, prime, then do a 10 count,,, most times it cranks first time,, starts stops about half the time, second crank,,usually fires ups quickly...   only time I have had a problem  it when the tank is not at least 1/2 full

I'm  not sure,  but wonder if the gas feed into the genie is gravity fed plus vacuum from the gen carb... ?? 

When we went to Alaska I did adjust the altitude to 3000,,,,  we live in Texas so I keep it at 1000

sparky
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing door panels on: December 23, 2013, 10:12:22 am
Skipper,,,,  send some pics,,, interesting

sparky
53  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SCAN GAUGE II Mounting in your RV on: December 22, 2013, 09:17:34 pm
Hmmm,, not sure if you saw I did replace my coach battery last week,,, it was old though,, 08,,,,,   hopefully a couple of guys who have SGII's  will comment on this,,,,  better safe than sorry
sparky
54  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SCAN GAUGE II Mounting in your RV on: December 22, 2013, 07:37:56 pm
Updated the project to show pics from Jim's   mounting his SGII in the cup area on his  2013 PC 3100. tks Jim

sparky
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How I "fixed" the problem of the SHORT queen bed on: December 22, 2013, 10:33:45 am
Lt
    Sounds like a great fix,,, how about some pics, so we can see the results,,, a picture is worth a 1000 words so they say
tks

sparky
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing door panels on: December 21, 2013, 09:12:10 pm
OOOps sorry,,, did not know he was talking about the coach doors, my bad.,,, I've done some of this,,, JC Whiteny sales a tool to lift panels also different panels have different types of clips, so like tom said you need to be very careful

sparky
57  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SCAN GAUGE II Mounting in your RV on: December 21, 2013, 09:05:01 pm
Jim
  send me the pic at my email   I would like put it on the blog spot,,,,,,  davidmsparks@gmail.com

   I've done that with some of my other projects when guys have alternatives

sparky
58  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SCAN GAUGE II Mounting in your RV on: December 21, 2013, 11:14:52 am
tks Denny,,,, it was little bit of a pain,, had to do about three pieces before I got it right haha,, since you have a 2350 did you see my other projects,,, my favorite is the fan makes a big difference
sparky
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing door panels on: December 21, 2013, 11:10:49 am
Beast is in storage,,, but I looked at some photos,, looks like the door is panel is framed around the panel,,, in other words unless you take out one of the sides no way it's coming apart...note I'm looking at pictures...

 what all are you planning on doing BTW,   let us know and do pics

sparky
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 21, 2013, 10:45:51 am
Jampodd?
    I would just go to Discount,, couple of guys already have no problem,,, of course they do not do alignments,  lots of arguments on tire rotations,, read the post's.... I was a big believer in tire rotation,, but after reading so much on them, I now go with no rotation.. but again each to his own,,, it seems evident from the discussions, that depending on the size of your unit,,,  longer more modifications to the frames, shorter less or none, stabilizing systems mounted?? and so forth, etc have a huge impact on alignment and so forth,,

Bob.... once you do some more on those valve extensions,, post in a separate topic,, this is sort of interesting,, I just have not seen that problem mentioned that much including leaks ( a little bit),,,, maybe go ahead and post now and see if we get some discussion going,,, have not had any problems with mind and just wondering if the expense is worth it...
sparky
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