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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thanks to forum members. on: December 21, 2016, 08:36:32 am
Very nice!  And the bow is nice touch!  Woot! Woot!

62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 3100 - What's not to like? on: December 19, 2016, 05:40:58 pm
The 3100 is really nice.  The only thing I would recommend you do is take a good look at how much of the rig extends beyond the rear tires.  For many folks this isn't a problem, but I've seen two that bottomed out back there.

    - Mike
63  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / E450 Custom Upper Dash Panel on: December 13, 2016, 11:49:19 am
E450 Custom Upper Dash Panel

Found an interesting project on an interesting site.  This guy replaced the little storage bin and coin holder in the upper dash area with a custom panel which better suited his needs.  I'll probably take a deeper look into this after the holidays to better organize the dash area.  Right now I do have my secondary braking system remote light installed in the coin holder.  I can see moving this light to a custom panel, along with lightweight holders for my Scangage and TPMS, and possibly a couple of USB charging connectors.  No, I don't know what Front Panel Express (as mentioned in the article) charges for a small custom panel, but I do know that I wouldn't want to install one that I actually made myself for a few bucks.  LOL  In any case, with limited space for 'stuff' this little storage bin looks like an opportunity.

Here is the link:

     - Mike
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED light problems on: December 13, 2016, 08:03:16 am
Keelhauler:  Thanks for the link to the replacement LED bulbs for the reading lights.  Purchased and installed them this last week during a lengthy trip and they worked out perfectly!  Great focused light and NO heat. ThumbsUp

  - Mike
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water filtration for our PC on: December 13, 2016, 07:46:33 am
We also use the Camco inline filter and a Camco regulator (the one with a pressure gauge on it) It's amazing that water pressure in some campgrounds is so high.

We bring along along a Zero Water pitcher, which comes with a water tester.  No bottled water for us.

   - Mike
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bad solution to hear TV over too loud A/C on: December 11, 2016, 09:30:16 am
Might want to consider installing a moveable bracket for the tv at this point?

67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Scangauge on: December 07, 2016, 08:45:11 am
Holly:  I read the description and many of the reviews on Amazon and this looks like an interesting alternative to a Scangauge-type device and LOTS cheaper.  Unfortunately, it doesn't work with standard iOS devices (iPhone or iPad) so I can't give it a whirl. Thanks for posting it.

    - Mike
68  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: RV Support Businesses in the East Bay Area on: December 02, 2016, 08:09:13 am
Bill:  Thanks for the info regarding those businesses.  Unfortunately, for us, we would have to drive through Oakland/Berkeley to get to San Leandro.  Not the safest thing to do these days, what with the protests/riots, highway/bridge/road shutdowns and highway shootings along I-80.

We've managed to locate some great services in the North Bay area, with the exception of RV or Truck washes.  The closest self-serve to us is over in Petaluma at Touchless Car Wash and Detailing.  They have one very large bay with catwalks on each side to reach the higher areas of a truck or RV.  The Camping World in Vacaville does a decent wash job, but they do not do either the roof or the cap over the windshield.  shrug

Dan Shavlik's RV Service in American Canyon is very good, but he is always pretty well booked up.  Triton Truck Service in Vallejo is a great resource for the non-"RV" portions of the PC.  They work on all sorts of big vehicles like Ambulances, Semi's, RV's, Fire Trucks, etc.   And Cordelia RV does a pretty good job with the RV-related equipment, but they also tend to be pretty booked up with warranty repairs on the RV's they sell.

Sure seems to be a lot of opportunity for new businesses in the Bay Area related to RV services.

   - Mike
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ? about tow vehicle, need help on: November 28, 2016, 07:51:05 am
Also, some cars do not have keys....

And, some dealers do not know which of their vehicles can or cannot be towed.  I had to educate one.

   - Mike
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner on: November 18, 2016, 08:14:55 am
As the picture I posted shows, it looks like our 50 amp service is wired as you described (water heater on second leg)

Having the ability to run just about anything and not worry about it is important to us.  It also more readily allows us to travel in hotter/colder climates with little change in how we live in our PC. 

The weight of the cable is a non issue for us.  We don't carry 30 amp cables, just adapters which we've only needed to use at a couple of places that didn't have 50 amp service.  Since 30 amp extension cables are widely available we decided to buy one if/when we ever needed one.  We haven't needed to yet.

While we've only been RV'ing for a few short years, we have noticed that the 50 amp plugs and breakers on the power pedestals in campgrounds and RV parks are generally in much better shape than their 30/20 amp counterparts.

  - Mike
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Satellite TV? on: November 17, 2016, 12:23:43 pm
The specs on the 2552 and all the E450  based PCs states a height of 10'1"  including the A/C. You might want to double check your 11"6" statement, unless your have a dish that is 15" above your A/C.  Grin

Tom:  My A/C unit is a low-profile Coleman (8"), which I believe sits even lower on the roof than the stock PC A/C.  Been a while since I checked the clearance and will probably do it again soon.  It could be I added a bit of wiggle room to the measurement.  LOL

   - Mike
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Satellite TV? on: November 17, 2016, 06:20:35 am
We have Dish and use a roof-mounted Winegard RoadTrip Mission Satellite TV Antenna - Model RT4035S.  Great reception, easy to use.  I like the easy to clean dome cover on the roof. It is pretty loud inside the PC when it is initially locating satellites, but that is only for a minute.  It is the tallest item on the roof which puts our clearance at about 11'-6".  When not used for a while, service is discontinued and an 800 number needs to be called to restore it (they send a signal to the unit). Lastly, in order to get local programming where you happen to be, Dish needs to be called and given the area code you are currently in (although I think there is a separate company and subscription out there that you can pay for in order to take your own local programming with you)

   - Mike
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: metal plugs on: November 16, 2016, 08:25:09 am
Here's the info:

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Item #49877
3/8" Stainless Steel Hole Plugs
Pack of 8 - $9.99

The original wood plugs were very loose and the stain had faded a bit and no longer matched the cherry wood around them. These metal plugs are more snug and look great.

  - Mike
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner on: November 14, 2016, 06:30:39 am
I have 50 amp and just one 15000 BTU A/C unit (a Coleman, non-heat pump). Here is a pic of the general panel schedule....

   - Mike

75  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2910 single slide on: November 08, 2016, 05:18:52 am
Purty!   ThumbsUp

  - Mike
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