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151  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Directions for Samsung TV/DVD Player on: April 15, 2014, 11:09:51 pm
On ours, the surround sound runs through the Samsung BluRay.  So if we want surround sound on our TV, we turn on the tv, turn on the BluRay, turn the sound down on the tv and turn the sound up on the BluRay.  (The BluRay player remote has a white button labeled TV sound)

   - Mike
152  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Portable Table on: April 15, 2014, 11:01:19 pm
We store ours under the drivers side bed.  It is long but pretty thin (diameter) and easy to get to. We might at some point choose to store it in our tow vehicle, but for some strange reason we've found ourselves in a situation where we have everything we need stored away and still have extra space inside.  The exterior storage areas are chock full, however.

  - Mike
153  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Noisy ceiling air conditioner. on: April 15, 2014, 10:53:45 pm
Our Coleman is subjectively less noisy, especially on low fan speed, than the stock A/C.

Since the noise really emanates mostly from the fan, there should be a design at some point that distributes both the noise and air at various points.  Maybe a hybrid-duct type of thing.  (You listening, Kermit?)

   - Mike
154  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Macerator compartment labels on: April 14, 2014, 11:05:31 am
Ah!  Makes sense.  Since mine were not labeled at the factory I'll crawl under there to verify my configuration.

  - Mike
155  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Kitchen sink vent - aka "What smells bad?" on: April 14, 2014, 11:01:52 am
Great's going in my 'If this happens, check this' section of my notebook!

Please post your results after your Acadia trip!  I'm interested in what that would be like on a daily basis for a week or two (showering, dish washing, dumping the tanks at some point, etc)

    - Mike
156  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
157  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
158  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
159  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
160  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
161  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
162  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
163  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
164  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
165  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
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