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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Engine and Generator at Same Time on: December 06, 2013, 01:54:55 pm
Ouch, sorry George,  no I did not understand,,, but now I do,,   hard freeze,, yuck,,, fingers crossed for you,  keep us posted
sparky
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Engine and Generator at Same Time on: December 06, 2013, 09:24:36 am
 George, since your not getting a real good hard freeze maybe everything will be all right,,, I just don't get too worried about a couple of hours below 32,,, which is what we normally get here couple times a year,,, just to be safe think I will go over winterizing the Beast just in case,,,  I do watch the weather a lot so hopefully want get caught.

Wonder if it would be better to bring the Beast home where I could crank it up and run the insides,, or leave it in it's covered shed?   Thinking that being in a shaded shed it might get colder  sooner,,, but protected from any type of wind,,, 

sparky
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Engine and Generator at Same Time on: December 06, 2013, 12:05:27 am
good info on running driving same time,, when I do my gen exercise I like to drive the Beast around to get everything moving, especially the tires I usually do that every other trip

   In Oregon did you winterize,,, I do not down here in Houston,,, it has been years since we have had a hard freeze,,,  how ever if we do I would be doing the same thing, probably bring the Beast home put it in the driveway to keep it warmer.
sparky

   
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator won't start on: December 01, 2013, 08:14:59 pm
I'm curious,,, does the manual recommend running the gen the same for propane?  I understand the reason with the gas due to varnishing in the carb etc... BTW, from everything I have read your not going to hurt the gen by running it,,, that's what they are designed for...
sparky
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Window tint, driver and passenger side windows on: November 25, 2013, 11:55:14 am
I just called a local tint shop,  told me they had a $50 special for the two windows, pass/driver,,,
sparky
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced filter on Generator on: November 25, 2013, 11:53:13 am
Did you take any pics?,,, picture worth a 1000 words haha,,,, some of us have trouble reading instructions,,, just kidding,, nice report and will make a note for later...  does the gennie guide recommend this at a certain time??
sparky
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time for a new computer but what? on: November 20, 2013, 06:14:22 pm
I have a Lenvo lapper, do all my stuff on it. I do back-ups of the pics and have just reached  about 20gbs,  total gb on the hardrive 196, used about half of it.... wife has HP with about same gigs on it, However she has all kinds of stuff on her, so hers is backupped with one of those monster back up drives,   Have had a table top for about 4 years  hardly use it anymore,, wife again has all this stuff on hers,,,
   Cell phone is cell phone, plain jane, no iphone or droid for me,,,  Purchased the lap top about 3 years ago on black Friday,,, around 300 bucks, works like a charm,,,
     Needless to say I feel about 80% tech savy,  use windows, have Microsoft word,  etc,  retired so do not need for work etc,
sparky

PS not much to add, but talking about puters  is well a matter of taste and choice I guess,,, I like mind simple haha
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanitizing 2552 Water System on: November 17, 2013, 12:46:52 pm
Mike
 some good tips,,,,,, I have a separate cut hose about 3ft long I use to fill the tank,,, also use a funnel with a flexible tube to pour bleach into tank from water sprout,  I turn on all the water to get some in each line  sinks, shower, outside shower, want to keep those hoses/pipes clean, sanitized also,,, leave it overnight, ready to go,,,, I do this twice,,  we are spring/ fall travelers and usually have up to 4 months between trips.
I use our water for cooking, cleaning, showers, ice, coffee etc,,,,, how ever we do carry bottled drinking water
sparky
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Window tint, driver and passenger side windows on: November 17, 2013, 12:30:13 pm
Right now I use a little pop up shade with a suction cup... works ok,  all my cars are tinted. I plan on getting the pass/driver tinted this spring when I bring the beast home for a check-up or getting ready for a trip,,, If you tint yours let us know the cost,  yes the states have regulations on tint amounts,,, 40 60 80 etc,,,, it's a safety issue,,,, for the police,   how ever I do not think it is enforced too much,,, one note, since we usually drive our Rv's during the day mostly,,,, I'm going dark as possible,,,, would not do that on a car since you drive at night  I use to do cop work,,, I don't get pulled over too often,, but when I do I roll all my windows down so police can see inside,,, hands on steering wheel
sparky
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First trip on our 2350: a report on: November 12, 2013, 09:38:11 pm
class c  class b b+

   I thought the C's always had the step up to the back/bed area,,, and b's did not  that's why I thought even the big PC's were B+   

ANYONE KNOW????


sparky
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: At long last - Our PC arrives! on: November 12, 2013, 10:03:35 am
Mike
  tks for the answer,,,, did not want to think I was going crazy,,, also makes sense on the female plug
sparky
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First trip on our 2350: a report on: November 11, 2013, 10:42:12 pm
Welcome to the PC family,,   your lucky we purchased our 2350 out of Seattle,, but got a great deal only had 7800 when purchased,,,,  we too previously owned a RT 210,,,  I assume you have read all the tips  on the PC,,, bunch will help with storage problems... interesting comparison, I feel like we have a ton more room in our 2350 than the RT,,,,  we also moved up to the 2350 for something a little larger and really love the size,  your right about the mileage,, 14 to 15 on the RT,,,, also a little easier to handle in the city,,,, but we have no problem driving in around the city,,, we do miss parking on the street though haha which we could do with the RT...  we have the dinette and the extra room to sit down and having a permanent bed were so welcomed,,  anyway good luck   I know Ron lugs around a toad and can give you some tips,,, we use bikes that I have stored under the dinette hehe
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: At long last - Our PC arrives! on: November 11, 2013, 10:26:32 pm
Pax
 congrats  welcome to the world of debugging and learning your new baby,,, you are so right about the PC manual, horrrrrible hahah

 Please excuse my ignorance,,, but you caught my attention with the 30/50 amp plug,,, your rigged for 50amp ok lots of guys do that,,, but you mentioned 3 prong plug,,, I thought the plugs were different to assist so if you have only 30amp  you do not plug into 50amp and fry your system..  if your not sure I think Ron has 50amp, maybe he can explain the question to me

I think all the ladders have the clik??  joint where they fold and hold,, our 2008 does I still bungie the ladder when folded,  it flops once and awhile wind, old don't know don't trust it,,
good luck on the debugging and safe travels
sparky
74  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Grandchildren - staying in touch on: November 07, 2013, 06:11:49 pm
thanks,,, due to the distance of separation little hard to do a pick up haha.... did a quick look at some of the airlines,  some of them actually allow 5 year olds WOW, varies though,,, on direct flights,,, you have to do the check-in where they get walked on the plane, ( this is what we always did with our daughter)  looks like to me depending upon the child 7.8.9 yrs old  would be a good time to start...so looks like were going to have to wait for a fly in for couple more years,,,I know when our daughter would fly alone, she would think it was the biggest deal ever haha,, I figure were still 2 years from a long trip with him anyway,,,
sparky
75  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sanitary Suggestion on Blk Tank & Gas Mileage on 2551 on: November 07, 2013, 11:35:05 am
I use galcon water softener in our tank nothing else. I read this tip on a different forum, guy that wrote it has been RVing for over 30 years. I mix about 4.5 oz to gallon of water pour in the  black tank abut 2/3, rest down grey tank (thru drains, toilet),, never had a problem, after a trip do the water flush,,,  I  go to dumping station or if have direct set and watch (have a clear angle joint) nothing came out  a little bit of slight discoloration of the black tank water, it is clear but grey rusty water?? no paper or large objects bottom line,, grey tank was clear... pour a gallon water into each tank then add the mixture so it can coat the tank walls. 
   Now our Roadtrek had a macerator no problems,  Our PC does not have one how ever which to honest I like not having one,   Can you bypass the macerator??  When I do park somewhere for a couple of days, it is nice to hook-up for direct dumping.
sparky
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