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61  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / SCAN GAUGE II Mounting in your RV on: December 20, 2013, 11:47:16 am
 I want to first thank a bunch of you guys for help on this project. After reading about the Scan Gauge II, I wanted to get one for the Beast. I queried a bunch of you guys regarding mounting the unit (Ron, Skip, Bob), thanks for you help.

Again I went ahead and did a blog.   The Scan Gauge II is mounted in the cup holder area of our Cruiser.

http://scangaugemountphoenix.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
62  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / BATTERY, COACH REPLACEMENT on: December 20, 2013, 10:08:22 am
Pictures and tools needed to replace the coach battery. Some maintenance you might want to consider when doing a replacement.

http://batteryproject.blogspot.com/

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / BATTERY REPLACEMENT on: December 20, 2013, 10:06:05 am
  I had to replace the coach battery last week. Went ahead and did my standard Blog write up. ( I know it's just easier and I always try to do a lot of pics) if your interested.    http://batteryproject.blogspot.com/

  The Beast was at her storage unit, so was a pain the rear, but got her done. Battery cables were a pain with all the extra hook-ups, found some damage on the battery mount (pics) but overall every thing fairly normal for that specific fix up.   Nice and warm down here in Houston, everyone have a great holiday.

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 16, 2013, 10:34:42 am
Going back to our MANY (haha) previous discussions re new tires,,,, to rotate not rotate,,, I do know that when I get new tires probably this coming fall,,, I will get the tires aligned... something else to check out,,, BTW, you guys that are included let us know how it went
thanks
sparky
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 15, 2013, 11:10:44 am
Just saw this on the news  double check your tires

Michelin said the LTX M/S tires in a 225/75/16 size were designed for commercial light trucks, full-sized heavy duty vans, small recreational vehicles and some large pickup trucks.

Ford used the tires as original equipment on the 2010 through 2013 models of its E-Series vans, a Ford spokeswoman, 2010 to 2013.

They are being recalled and replaced..

sparky
2008 PC 2350   (boogers too old haha) but will double check to make sure
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winter travel and overnighting iin low 20 degree weather on: December 06, 2013, 02:57:34 pm
Thanks I knew I had seen that,, the ole brain is still sharp as a tack haha,,,,   good job
sparky
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winter travel and overnighting iin low 20 degree weather on: December 06, 2013, 02:16:24 pm
Bruce
  Research this on the forum I swear I saw someone had installed a home made carrier.  Are maybe just google it,, bet you will find something,
I know I saw it somewhere,

  Since the weight is minimal,, I think you could get some large plastic tie downs to attach it the frame.  Lowes Home Depot has those large ones, two feet, should work find,, Those big ties are pretty heavy duty and as long you attach firmly, should be no problem with them getting worn out,, you could always put 2/3 at each spot for insurance,

I quickly found these two post   sure there are more

http://forums.woodalls.com/Index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/22804651.cfm


http://www.etrailer.com/question-36141.html
sparky
68  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
69  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
70  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

   
71  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
72  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
73  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
74  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
75  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
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