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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What options should I order -- what do you wish you ordered? on: February 22, 2017, 08:56:33 am
In our real world experience with a 2552 and a 15,000btu A/C unit (non-heat pump) while camping in 90-100 degree weather, we can generally assume a maximum 20-25 degree differential between indoor and outdoor temps.  Heat loads play a huge role though.  In our case it is two humans, two small pets, some lighting, tv, shades drawn, usually parked in the sun.  Our preference would be two non-heat pump A/C units for the additional cooling capacity as well as the option of using just one (the smaller unit would be quieter) when highest capacity isn't required.  With one unit in a hot climate, (as long as possible) we ensure we have the cab A/C cranked up while parking and setting up.

    - Mike
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hose length on: February 22, 2017, 05:48:58 am
Regarding the flat type hoses, keep in mind that they will naturally 'inflate' with water and so none of its length will be or can be coiled.  For instance, if the connection is 10 feet away and your flat hose is longer, the entire length will naturally snake around the ground (not coiled up like a regular hose). They also have a tendency to kink so it needs to be gently curved on the ground.  Due to kinking you'll probably want to buy something like a 45 or 90 degree entry elbow such as this as well: http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/90-degree-water-hose-entry-elbow/1745

    - Mike
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hose length on: February 21, 2017, 07:51:10 am
Once again I think this also depends on how you travel and where you 'camp'.  We carry a 12' and a 6'.  We use them about equally I would say, and we've only needed to couple them together one time in order to reach the water supply.

    - Mike
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Intro & order placed for 2552 on: February 18, 2017, 05:48:44 am
Aside from recommendations on this site and others we ultimately chose to have Safe-T-Plus installed on our 2552 after watching this video (it's a bit dated I think, but the info is relevant)  The most interesting portion starts halfway through the video where they show how large vehicles handle when there is a front tire blowout...

https://youtu.be/aT2RbQZtFx8

    - Mike
5  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Michelin Tires Video on: February 12, 2017, 11:33:15 am
Michelin put out a pretty good video entitled What Every RV Owner Should Know.  It's pretty long and cover just about everything regarding RVs and tires.

https://youtu.be/Wb7W-nRAPrk

   - Mike
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Finally able to look our 2012 PC2400 Sprinter over on: February 12, 2017, 11:29:50 am
Could be that the outboard new tires were incorrectly mounted on the rims (not aligning the valve stem with a D-hole in the rim)

 - Mike
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: GPS on: February 11, 2017, 07:07:01 am
I do like the ProClip solution, but I couldn't find one on their website for my Rand McNally RVND7725LM unit.  I've sent them an email asking about it.  The Garmin friction/beanbag mount has some great reviews, so I may look at something similar for our unit. Currently using a cup holder mount and want to free that up for, well cups.  LOL

   - Mike
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: GPS on: February 10, 2017, 06:51:11 am
Always looking for a better mount.  Which do you use, John?

    - Mike
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: best rv park in elkhart when taking delivery of coach on: February 07, 2017, 05:36:36 pm
Toboggan run??  I'm in!  (Oops.....off topic, nevermind).
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: West Coast PC Reunion 2017 on: February 05, 2017, 05:55:45 pm
Thanx Bill.  Unfortunately we are leaving a week before that on a trip to NM/AZ/CO/WY/ID/NV.  Will definitely try to catch it next time around. If we didn't already have reservations at Colter Bay we might rearrange our dates in order to make it.

  - Mike
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Really? on: February 05, 2017, 08:53:20 am
Our experience and understanding is the same as Holly/John's.  We were never under the impression that weekly or monthly pictures and updates would be provided, nor were they. Any questions we had were answered, but they were always over the phone.  Hope it all works out for you...

  - Mike
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Parts list? on: February 03, 2017, 05:54:28 pm
We carry both a small shovel and axe (both army surplus) and have never used them.  Don't carry a step ladder, never needed one.

  - Mike
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Motorhomeless on: February 02, 2017, 09:45:13 am
Judi and George:

Congrats on the new house!  Joni and I thank you for all of your help, especially during our 'early days and wish you nothing but the best.  Oh, and thanks for that tip on Allatoona long ago.....we loved it and will be returning.

  - Mike
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Parts list? on: February 02, 2017, 07:43:24 am
Great question.  Obviously, I think part of the answer depends on how one will use their RV.  We would carry more spare parts if we did more boondocking or remote camping, for instance.  While we haven't been doing this very long, relatively speaking, we haven't found the need for very many spare parts since 1) it's impossible to predict all possible issues we might might encounter and 2) there is usually a resource nearby (either parts or service) that can provide the solution.

That being said, as far as parts (non-tools or supplies) we do carry:
- spare fuses
- a small nut/bolt/screw assortment
- a small electrical connector assortment
- batteries
- assorted wire ties
- super glue and liquid tape
- Eternabond tape and heavy duty duct tape
- spare fresh water hose (flat, roll up type)
- spare water pressure regulator (some campgrounds have extreme pressures)

We have used each of the above at one time or other and they take up little room to store.  Even though the macerator discharge nozzle fits, I think 4, dump station inlet sizes including a garden hose extension, we have found that ours does not fit those available at a number of campgrounds.  In these cases we've used a large rock, or more often we use the heavy duty duct tape, which works well.  Apparently, the newer Sanicon Turbo nozzle fits 6 different sizes rather than 4, so this may no longer be an issue.

Lastly, we do carry a length of 3" sewer hose (with connector) as well as a spare Sanicon hose.  We had pinholes appear in our Sanicon hose, made emergency repairs with liquid tape and duct tape (which barely lasted until we received a new hose) and decided there isn't a downside to always having a spare hose.

 - Mike
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: All weather camping. on: February 02, 2017, 06:48:39 am
And how was it traveling on snowy roads?

     - Mike
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