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106  Main Forum / General Discussion / Macerator compartment labels on: April 14, 2014, 10:51:26 am
Not exactly sure what to make of it, but checking out the pictures of the different models on the PC website I found that the gray/black electric valve switches and the gray/black flush valves are labeled differently on four different units.  I wonder if these valves are actually in different locations or just mislabeled?  I am sure that on my unit the black electric valve is on top and the gray on the bottom, but I'm not sure about my flush valves.

- Mike
107  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How and where to mount a larger GPS? on: April 14, 2014, 10:21:42 am

We have the stand-alone variety of Rand McNally GPS - Model RVND 7725 LM (the Good Sam unit). I really love the thing.  I've looked at others and found this one to have the features I need and only one failing: the 7" screen display wasn't as crisp as other 7" units.  We used TomTom, Garmin and the Stock Ford varieties in the past.

We have found that a good location for us is between the driver and passenger, allowing either of us to view or fiddle with it.  If we put the suction cup mount on it, it will fit in the cup holder...although not truly securely.  We also have a cup holder mount that works very well and holds it securely.  It slips into the cup holder, you turn a dial to make it expand inside the cup holder and then mount your device with suction cup to the flat top of the holder.

Link to the holder:

Here is an FYI project for making your own cup holder mount which seems simple and effective....

   - Mike
108  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sirius on: April 12, 2014, 09:12:57 pm
We asked for Sirius/XM-ready for our new PC.  Kermit installed the standard Ford radio with the additional Sirius Kit (plus antenna on the roof)

Ford Sirius Satellite Radio Kit - Model 4047456N

  - Mike
109  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 12, 2014, 09:03:05 pm
That seems like a great idea.  It looks to me that the same could be accomplished over each of the twin beds in the 2552.  If the cabinets were deeper I don't think it would be a head-banging issue.

  - Mike
110  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Portable Table on: April 11, 2014, 11:20:32 pm
I know that many places provide picnic tables for campers, but we decided to buy one to take along on our trips.  So far it has turned out to be outstanding.  Very sturdy, fairly compact when stored and matches our Sunlit exterior paint job.  The top of the table is slatted, comes off the legs and is rolled up.  The legs fold up and everything fits neatly into a nice protective bag with a large cloth handle.  Have received many compliments on it already and it came in handy when one park had no table, and one had a table that looked like chipmunks had been gnawing on it for a year.  It is made by Kelty, the same folks that make high end backpacks and other camping gear.

- Mike
111  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Off the eaten path... on: April 11, 2014, 08:58:29 pm
So, I love to cook.  And I love to eat.  And I love to travel.

If you like Guy Fieri's 'Drive Ins, Diners, and Dives', but wanted some of those recipes there is a two book set available by Morgan Murphy that covers the same type of thing, but all in the south.  The books have great descriptions of the restaurants (including addresses), wonderful pictures and recipe descriptions....AND all the recipes!  All of those secret, scrumptious, kept in the family type of recipes.  

I just received them today, but they both look amazing.  I am taking them with me on all trips.  Keep this in mind as a gift for anyone who likes to cook....$uslarge$

 - Mike
112  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sewer Hose Storage on: April 11, 2014, 08:38:35 pm
Ok, you get a big  ThumbsUp

If not a sewer hose, then maybe enough space for a few dozen Keurig coffee K-Cups!

  - Mike
113  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ultra Breeze vent cover installation on: April 11, 2014, 08:27:39 pm
Those look pretty nice.  Did you install them to use the fans when it's raining and/or to reduce sun/heat?

  - Mike
114  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 11, 2014, 08:15:35 pm
Nice!  It isn't so obvious to new or prospective owners what the trade off is regarding the slideout (more floor space vs more storage space) And is that a solar panel on your ladder?

Tell me more about the reason you want the least amount of length.  The obvious reasons to me are: parking anywhere, driving in small towns, gas consumption, ability to use state/city parks with length limits.  There is a neat little 'park' or overlook near me that is elevated above a part of the Napa Valley, but is limited to under 30' vehicles.  Is the limited size limiting in the time you can spend at a time on the road or on a trip?  (I already know your input, Ron, and will give you a 'helpful' by default)  Wink

  - Mike
115  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sewer Hose Storage on: April 10, 2014, 11:10:46 pm
So far there are only two things that I occasionally forget and one of them is the macerator hose cap.  I love Dick and Trish's idea of coloring the cap in a bright color.  Gonna hafta do that this weekend!

So far we've never used the 3" connection (and all the hoses and connectors, which reside in the slideout storage, still in their original packaging). I am probably going to do the same as Barry, with a toolbox setup.  If I ever start really hurting for space, I might install a tube under the rig to hold the 3" hoses.

  - Mike
116  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rig baths on: April 09, 2014, 09:37:47 am
Ah!  Didn't think of that! shrug
117  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Boon docking questions on: April 08, 2014, 09:43:12 am
Not a lot of experience with boondocking (yet), buy I have some interesting resources:

Harvest Hosts (small annual fee, stay free at wineries and farms):
RV Golf Club (small annual fee, stay free at golf courses/resorts):

Overnight RV Parking:
Boondockers Welcome:

Many Cabelas,  Cracker Barrel Restaurants, Walmarts.

The AllStays iPhone/iPad app shows many places in different areas to boondock.  There is a very nice city park not far from me that allows 4 RVs to park overnight (one night only) and is right next to the River and a very nice little town.

  - Mike

118  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rig baths on: April 08, 2014, 09:26:34 am
Thanks, Shipper!  Wonder why the 'don't wash on site rule' but someone can come in and do it for you.  I'm guessing you didn't have close neighbors and the site wasn't dirt which would get muddy.....or was there a special wash area?

Just got to Bakersfield yesterday and saw quite a few truck washes along the way on I-5.  This RV park also has the no wash rule, but there were business cards for mobile wash companies at the registration desk.  I'll have to ask how that works today.

  - Mike
119  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 05, 2014, 12:02:04 pm
Yep, that's lucky!

I just found a 2005 PC2100  just down the road a couple of miles at a dealer.  Only has 8800 miles on it.  I'll probably send them down there to look at it, since the floor plan is much the same as the new ones.  Interesting that it's called a Phoenix Sport.  Camping World in Roseville (about an hr away) has a 2012 PC2100 (22000 miles) on their lot as well.

Hey, maybe we should talk to Kermit and set up a NorCal PC Dealership!  No real work, since they sell themselves .....and think of the trade in deals we could make for ourselves!  LOL

  - Mike
120  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 05, 2014, 10:02:25 am
Gotcha, Holly...we wanted to do the same thing....see one in person, regardless of model, to get a feeling for the quality.  We drove from the S.F. Area to the L.A. Area to check out a used 2552 and we're glad we did.  Gotta get me some of those brochures.  Earl is getting good at pointing in our direction.

Tom: I wish I had gotten into metallic camping earlier in life, like you.  It's such a great way to relax, and having had some high-stress jobs it would have done wonders for my mental well being.  Oh, and 'young' is just a state of mind.  'Carefree'?  You strike me as someone who knows how to enjoy life.  (Advise on the step well is noted)

  - Mike

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