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211  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boondocking electric question on: March 29, 2015, 09:35:22 pm
Thanks for posting that, John (with the pics).   Very informative!

   - Mike
212  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 29, 2015, 09:18:03 pm
Bruce knows best, as he has the product.  In general, the rear tires have a ton of room for sensors of any variety.  The issues with any sensor systems might be:

- Clearance of the front tire wheel covers.
- Ability to report temperature and pressure
- Ability to report/alarm instantaneous pressure loss in any tire
- Ability to monitor at least ten tires (6 on the PC and 4 on the toad)
- Range (in feet) of each sensor to the base station at the cab

   - Mike

213  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to sell my 2013 Ford Focus Toad? on: March 29, 2015, 08:59:19 pm

We tow a 2013 Ford Edge behind a 2014 2552.  Let me know if you have any questions about this setup.....its a bit unusual.

  - Mike

214  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 27, 2015, 11:35:17 am
 Coffee I like the idea of that kind of energy management......well, except the part where it could turn off my coffee pot!
215  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Jack and/or lug wrench on: March 27, 2015, 11:32:16 am
Mine came with both and were located in the rear cabinet.  Prolift Jack Bottle - Model B-006D (6ton)

  - Mike
216  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 26, 2015, 10:49:30 pm

Yes, the 50 amp cable is much heavier than the 30 amp and yes I need to carry it from the rear cabinet to the side to hook it up.  I was a bit concerned at first by the difference in cable size, but it turned out to be a non-issue for me.  It might be for others, however.  I would suggest anyone considering it go to their local Camping World and throw one over their shoulder for a test drive.

Energy Management:  We also had Kermit hard wire a Technology Research Corp Surge Guard (Part #: 34560-004) with remote power LCD monitor at the same location as the tank/battery/lpg display.  Once we engage shore power at the pedestal, it takes about 2 minutes for the surge guard to check out the power source and ensure it is adequate, and then it passes power on to the rig.  We have had a couple of issues at RV parks and campgrounds where the surge guard disconnected our power due to a variety of issues (over or under voltage, reverse polarity, etc.). We think it was money well spent.

  - Mike
217  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 26, 2015, 01:16:19 am

Regarding the A/C unit. ... We opted for 50 amp service in our 2552, and instead of the second A/C unit we had Kermit replace the standard 13,500 BTU unit with a Coleman Mach 15,000 BTU unit.  It performed really well last summer, including high heat and humidity in Upstate New York, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  Of course, we ensured the rig was insulated as much as possible and were careful about not leaving doors open, etc.

  - Mike
218  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SeeLevel RV tank Monitors on: March 25, 2015, 12:31:45 pm
I like that they use level sensors external to the tanks rather than inside, so there is no fouling.  The outdoor/indoor temp feature is a nice touch too.
219  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: March 23, 2015, 10:24:02 pm
Wonder who will be buying up every E450 they can get their hands on?
220  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear view mirror / Camera monitor on: March 23, 2015, 10:19:31 pm
All I can contribute is that my backup camera runs through a 'Riverpark AV Distribution Box' which is located in the cabinet above the passenger seat (Model AVS050HD).

   - Mike
221  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I need some instagram help/advice on: March 22, 2015, 09:26:40 pm
I vote for #rightsizerv.  The abbreviation 'PC' encompasses 'Personal Computer' moreso than not.

   - Mike
222  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 17, 2015, 12:24:36 pm

Mine is the TST Model TM-507SG.

I misspoke in an earlier post....the pass-thru sensors don't allow you to fill the front tires due to the clearance of the wheelcovers.  I need to unscrew the sensors up front.  Just takes a second.

    - Mike
223  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 17, 2015, 08:30:10 am
I wasn't all that comfortable with the tire pressure chart recommendations until I installed my tire pressure sensors (they also monitor and report tire temperatures.) I was amazed watching how quickly and how high the tire temps and pressures rise while driving.

   - Mike
224  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding stuff to our 2552 on: March 15, 2015, 09:07:18 pm
Nice job, guys!  Better than what I did, for sure.   Applause for the cup holders....very difficult to manage your gin and tonics when you don't have a dinette in the slide!  We might steal that idea!

For future 2552 owners.....those two cabinets at the foot of each bed are extremely useful.  But, how you want to use them is semi-critical.   Do you want hanging storage for clothing or shelving for folded clothes and/or kitchen equipment, etc?  We use one for long-hanging clothing like coats, etc. the other is general and kitchen storage on shelves (pots/pans, induction cooker, etc). If you know how you want to use those cabinets then the factory could install really nice looking shelving if you need it.  Otherwise, you would need to do what John and I did....measure the space, which is NOT square, find suitable wood, buy it, cut it correctly, stain it, install shelving brackets (hoping they are secure).....well, you get the idea.

Anyway, hope to see ya on the road sometime!

   - Mike and Joni
225  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How-to Videos - Playlist and looking for more ideas! on: March 10, 2015, 10:19:23 am
Nice!  Great start!  Thanks, Kyle!

    - Mike
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