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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: July 11, 2014, 09:53:59 am
About 2 exits east of the Junction City, KS exit on I-70 is highway 177. Go south  on 177 about 25 miles to the Council Grove, KS ACOE Campgrounds. There are 3 entrances off 177; Richey Cove, Kit Carson Cove Park and Kansa View Park.
Have lunch or dinner at Hays House, downtown Council Grove. As best I know, there are over 20 historic landmarks in that little town. Very quaint and we liked it a lot.

You'd be smart to Google better directions.

Enjoy your adventure and be safe (there are a lot of crazies on the roads).
thanks. gathering information as the time goes by.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: July 10, 2014, 10:05:07 am
Recommend Army Corp of Engineer campground on the south shore of Lake Wilson Kansas.  Just 7 miles off I70 and great sites with views of lake.
thanks. I will look it up. appreciate it
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: July 09, 2014, 10:12:37 pm
Since I have never travel west before, thinking of travelling out on Interstate 70 eventually  from Pa thru the states and don't know what there is to see on the way.  Planning on coming back via I-40 to PA.  It all depends on the weather also as the best way.   How much time should I allow.  I was thinking to leaving the last week of August and taking my time.   So any suggestions from seasoned campers who might have travelled this way.

 
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 18, 2014, 03:47:58 pm
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Turned on the switch for electric hot water heater and get warm water.  It work great last season.
Thanks for advice and that was the problem when it was dewinterized.  We have hot water now.  Kermit from Phoenix suggested I give that a try and so we did.  so dumb.  So many things to remember. Senior moments....

Did you have to dewinterize before this trip?

My niece had the same problem and they forgot to close the by pass valve during the dewinterizing process thus allowing cold and hot water to mix prior to coming out of the faucet thus the water was just always warm.  Once they closed the by pass valve all was back to normal - nice hot water.

Here is a diagram that shows how the valves should be positioned when using the hot water heater.  The center valve (by pass valve is closed) so only hot water is coming from the hot water heater.  On our 2012 2551 the by pass valve and other two valves are located under the three drawers in the kitchen.  You have to remove the bottom drawer to get to the valves.  Make sure the water inlet and outlet valves are open and the by pass (center valve) is closed.  When the RV is winterized the valves will be put in the opposite configuration (the inlet and outlet valves are closed and the by pass valve is open).

Sue


5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 18, 2014, 03:45:40 pm
It sounds like the thermostat on the hot water heater is faulty.  All I can suggest is to make sure all connections that are accessed from the outside panel are tight and corrosion-free.  I think most or all connections are those push-on type.  If one is very loose, take a pliers and squeeze it slightly for a snug fit.
Called Phoenix and talked to Kermit.  When de winterized the valves were not switched over. So we have hot water.  Dahhh!
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 17, 2014, 10:14:02 am
Does the heater work on LP?
kevin
yes but water never gets hot, just warm and it takes a long time.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 17, 2014, 10:12:34 am
Might also check the breaker.  Could have tripped after starting to heat the water leaving it only warm.
checked the breaker and it was not tripped.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 17, 2014, 10:11:07 am
Does the heater work on LP?
kevin
yes  but it was also warm. never got hot.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Electric hot water switch on: June 16, 2014, 07:59:52 pm
Turned on the switch for electric hot water heater and get warm water.  It work great last season.   Is there an adjustment outside.   On my second leg of my trip on my way to Shipshewanna IN.  Going back to the old way of boiling water for needs and using campground showers.  WE stayed in the KOA in Gettysburg and it was a great camp.  All sites are level and just the right size.   WE are in KOA in Bellfonte PA and it is also a very nice camp with level sites and cement pads.  We have been spoiled in not having to level the MH.  l
 Hope to go to the factory and see if we can't solve this problem while we are near by...... Cheer
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: refrigerator still a problem on gas on: June 14, 2014, 04:54:19 pm
Just on my first trip out and still having problems with switching over to gas when off shore power.  Before it would switch over (last season) but as I traveled it gave an error message. now it doesn't even turn on to gas.   I will be near the factory and thought it best to make an appointment. We will be staying in Shipshewanna and Elkhart is not that far. We are traveling short distances so the food does stay cold but it is frustrating not knowing how to fix it myself.   Any suggestions.   
Thanks for the info. Also the electric hot water is giving me problems but the propane hot water works ok. Prefer the electric hot water but will use what I have. Will try to work with refer on gas again. I have senior moments and forgot to turn the switch on at the bottom of steps for refer.   Dahh!!!   
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / refrigerator still a problem on gas on: June 13, 2014, 04:12:16 pm
Just on my first trip out and still having problems with switching over to gas when off shore power.  Before it would switch over (last season) but as I traveled it gave an error message. now it doesn't even turn on to gas.   I will be near the factory and thought it best to make an appointment. We will be staying in Shipshewanna and Elkhart is not that far. We are traveling short distances so the food does stay cold but it is frustrating not knowing how to fix it myself.   Any suggestions.   
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Reunion in Colorado on: June 01, 2014, 04:10:08 pm
Just wondering how many are going to the reunion. I still have to send in my reservation. Could not due it before the deadline.  Wish it was a little closer as I have never traveled west before.  Hope there are spaces left. We had so much fun in Petoskey.  Plan to travel back to Shipshewana Indiana in the next few weeks. Hope to attend a quilt show and meander thru the flea market. Looking forward to another camping season.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wipers on: April 02, 2014, 07:10:18 pm
I replaced my wipers with 22" blades last season and they are fine. Since the motor home is stored in the Pole barn they do not weather.  I had 20" and replaced them with the 22". Can't remember the brand but they work fine and clear a large area.
  Looking forward to getting the MH out and getting it ready for the season.  Hooray for Spring.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacing uncomfortable sofa, need input on: March 21, 2014, 07:25:44 pm
We were in the same position last summer.  Had the sofa with the airbed and it was the most uncomfortable sofa we have ever sat on.  We ordered a sofa by Villa from http://www.braddandhall.com/productcart/pc/home.asp.  Here is a link to our post on the new sofa.
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1450.msg10862.html#msg10862

We have used the sofa for the past three months in FL and it is very comfortable.  We too did not want to give up the storage drawer so adapted the old drawer to the new sofa.  We only live three hours from Elkhart so we were able to drive to Bradd and Hall, order it and have them install it.
Thank you for the info. I will call them and see what is involved  . Sofas they look nice

15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Replacing uncomfortable sofa, need input on: March 20, 2014, 03:45:20 pm
In My 2010, 2551 I have the most uncomfortable sofa that has the blow up air mattress under it plus the storage drawer. Thinking about getting the updated recliner chairs, sofa, etc. in replacement. Not sure what they cost plus the cost of traveling to the factory for installation. Plus I use the storage drawer under the sofa and would have to figure out where to store what is there.  Or find a way to make the present sofa more comfortable.  I don't plan on opening the sofa for a bed.  Just want to keep the MH for just two people.  It is small enough now to work around what we have to deal with.  It's nice and cozy as it is
  Any suggestions.  Looking forward to Spring and the first trip somewhere. 
Happy Camping
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