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166  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Need The Strength Of "THE HULK" To Work Your Shower Head? If So, Read This. on: October 24, 2015, 02:30:43 pm
Generally, soaking it in CLR or similar does the job.

    - Mike
167  Main Forum / Polls / Re: unsatisfied with performance of Air Conditioner? on: October 24, 2015, 11:10:27 am
We have a single Coleman Mach 8 (15000 BTU) in our 2552.  Our experience in very hot weather is that it will cool down the rig 20 degrees below outdoor temps, so if it is 100 degrees out there we can only assume we will have an interior temp of 80.  We do have double paned windows, but have not done the best job of insulating for very hot or cold weather yet...just one of those reflective windshield panels.  We will definitely be putting together some additional items for insulating the thing..... Cab area side window panels, panels to cover the fantastic fan openings, etc.  The coach door seems to be a major source of heat in the summer and cold in the winter, so we are making an insulation sheet to cover the door (and around the frame) and installed with Velcro.  A lot of infiltration comes from the bathroom skylight as well.  We also notice a positive difference when we turn the cab a/c controls to recirc before shutting the engine off.  Lastly, finding a shady site helps, or at least a site that has the sun on the side that does the most good....for us, we generally want to be able to block the sun with our awning which helps keep the rig cool and provides an outdoor shady site to relax.

There is a significant difference in our rigs size compared to yours.  I would expect a positive difference by upgrading to a 15000 BTU unit, but  I think you'll need to insulate as well.

   - Mike
168  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Long-term trip, great weather on: October 22, 2015, 07:54:03 pm
This is an interesting concept, given the state of our computer world.   Not sure I'd want to follow this route, though....someone mapped out a 300 day or so per year trip where the weather is around 70......

There are many folks who full-time in a motorhome and I wonder if anyone actually has a nice route around the country where it is comfy (not necessarily around 70 degrees..... Maybe between 60 and 80?)

It seems more likely that folks plant themselves in Southern California, Arizona and Florida for the 'winter' and then start traveling.

Our latest trip last week was all over Oregon and the weather was amazing (70's to almost 80 during the day and 30's to 40's at night). When we ventured home to California (next door) it climbed into the high 90's.  Gotta say that Oregon is looking pretty nice....a lot more than weather-wise.

     - Mike
169  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Free day at Museums 9/26/15 on: September 23, 2015, 10:25:53 pm
Great info, Holly!  Also, we never heard of the Newseum so had to look it up.  Putting on our to-do list...looks interesting!

   - Mike
170  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hershey RV Show 2015 on: September 22, 2015, 09:39:36 am
The new Sanicon-Inna-Box sounds nice!  I'm wondering if it is significantly quieter?  That would be another huge plus.

   - Mike
171  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: hauling scooter on: September 11, 2015, 09:00:02 pm
Geeez!   I was hoping no one would ever post something like this!  My wife has had a dream of owning a Vespa for years!  I will keep tabs on this subject, but only secretively.  😃
  - Mike
172  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Macerator pump leak and door strut failure on: August 26, 2015, 06:59:01 am
Thanks for that info!  Always good to know what others have encountered.  I'll be checking my pump and struts a bit more carefully now.  (Oh, and congrats on your 100th post!)  Wink

    - Mike
173  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Unstable 30AMP Service on: August 24, 2015, 07:17:06 am
John:  No, I don't know how to verify if the unit is installed correctly, but since detecting ground faults is one of the primary functions of the device, which it apparently did not do, I would think that something is wrong somewhere.  TRC technical support could probably help (800-780-4324)

With respect to location of the SurgeGuard in the rig......I too should have discussed it with the factory before installation.  My unit is located in the wall under and next to the drivers side bed (we have a 2552). I'm not all that concerned about it though, since from what I understand only a catastrophic event (like a lightening strike or something) will cause the unit to sacrifice itself.

Regardless, I always test for a hot-skin condition when hooking up in a campground.  I have seen some folks even test for it each time they enter an RV, theirs or others.

   - Mike
174  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Unstable 30AMP Service on: August 23, 2015, 03:16:01 pm
Welcome John!  And thanks for both the report of the issue you had and the description of your test equipment.

We also have the hard-wired Surge Guard and have never encountered the issue you experienced, although we had a number of experiences where the miswired or faulty campground pedestal caused our surge guard to trip and report the issue.  Sounds like something is wrong with your unit or how it is wired.  Does the remote panel show a fault in its display history?  When I received my rig from the factory they miswired the surge guard through the transfer switch in the wall behind the drivers seat.  It is not a 'standard' install for the factory, so maybe it wasn't wired correctly?

  - Mike
175  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need Help With Electrical Problem...Please! on: August 15, 2015, 06:56:24 pm
And thank YOU, Bob, for the follow up.  Making notes about this, since I may be doing the same thing soon.

  - Mike
176  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Weighing all four corners of your PC on: August 13, 2015, 09:47:46 pm
Other possible resources for getting four corners weighed:

- Some moving company offices
- Some trucking company offices

We struggled to find a place in the SF Bay Area until we found out by accident that our local RV repair guy down the street had appropriate scales.

  - Mike
177  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Euro chair on: August 12, 2015, 09:43:17 am
We use the provided clamp to secure our Euro chair.

We've never taken it outside, but do move it around inside for various purposes.  Having a stairwell cover gives you a bit of extra room for this.

 - Mike
178  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Miles per year on your Phoenix? on: August 12, 2015, 09:29:13 am
We use ours exclusively for the business of pleasure, and like you have put about 14,000 miles on ours.  Arrival of our first grandchild put a few trips on hold, so we expect we would normally double the miles.

  - Mike
179  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 11, 2015, 09:51:36 am
Welcome, Chuck!

We spent some time up in your neck of the woods last year (stayed in Wilson and used the toad to explore, then spent a week on the Erie Canal). Nice area!

We will be up in Oregon this fall as well, so maybe we will see you.  We will be heading up thru Bend to the Columbia River and back down thru Coos Bay.

- Mike
180  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I95 in Connecticut on: July 29, 2015, 08:45:48 pm
I'm originally from Connecticut and historically I95 is much better towards the end of summer rather than spring or early summer.  They do a lot of work to correct winter-induced problems and they don't usually become apparent until late August or early September.

Doesn't answer your question, and if anyone has recent info I'd also like to know.

    - Mike
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