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46  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
47  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
48  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).
49  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
50  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
51  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
52  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
53  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
54  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
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC wheel covers on: January 31, 2017, 04:56:50 am
Nice!   ThumbsUp. Another project for my list.
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Power sofa in 2100 on: January 13, 2017, 07:53:12 am
Funseekers:

Not sure where in CA you live, but if you'd like to see our 2014 2552, let us know in a private message here.  You would be able to see the power sofa, fit and finishes, etc.  We are in the Napa area.

    - Mike
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Stripped down PC on: January 12, 2017, 10:37:31 am
Was wondering lately if anyone has ever ordered a PC without gray/black/water tanks, water and macerator pumps, piping, toilet, shower, sinks, water heater, outdoor shower.  Imagine all the space (and money) saved if one uses their PC like an oversized and more luxurious tent.

   - Mike
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Radio wiring and control on: January 12, 2017, 08:03:16 am
Regarding whether the cab radio is the only radio in the PC......it depends.  In mine, we have a factory installed Blueray player that has radio functions (and obviously runs off the house batteries). The antenna in the unit is not optimized for radio functions initially, but I don't think it would be all that difficult to run/locate the antenna to a better location.  If I really wanted to use an existing radio unit I already have, I would run the audio output through the Blueray in order to take advantage of the surround sound and speaker controls.

  - Mike
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / RV Wind Generator on: December 30, 2016, 01:16:26 pm
We don't do much boondocking and don't know much about solar, etc, but I ran across this article on RV Wind Generators and it occurred to me that I've never read about this technology on this forum.  Thought I'd post it in case there is interest....

http://www.truckcampermagazine.com/news/new-product-free-spirit-energy-wind-generators

   - Mike
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: wood grain veneer sagging over speedometer on: December 27, 2016, 06:37:08 am
You can double check with Earl or Kermit but I'm pretty sure the dash kits have adhesive pre-applied and come on a backer-board/liner.  The piece is peeled off the liner and placed on a cleaned dash.  I had a small portion that was 'loose' and I just took a hair dryer to it for a minute or so.  Problem solved.

This site sells dash kits for the E450 (very cool) and also describes the installation procedures, adhesives used, troubleshooting, etc.  It wouldn't surprise me if most products out there were the same.  This one uses 3M 5849 Primerless adhesive.
https://www.carid.com/ford-e-series-dash-kits/

    - Mike
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