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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Executive DVR on: September 01, 2014, 01:23:40 pm
This is a pretty good source.....

http://www.remotes.com/store/executive/sts93.html?gclid=CNyY9cvDwMACFchgfgodrDQASg

    - Mike
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Small, quiet electric heater suggestions??? on: August 27, 2014, 10:12:06 am
Margie:

We have a tiny Pelonis unit which does a great job. It can really crank out some heat for its size.
Pelonis Honeycomb Ceramic Disc Furnace - Model PF-1212  (1500W variable, 5A min draw, 12.5A max continuous draw, 5200 btus, $65 @ Amazon, auto/man, heat/fan/off, adjustable thermostat, overheat protection, safety tip-over switch, 6-3/4h x 5-3/4w x 5-1/4d)

Obviously with heaters you need to watch the amp draw as it relates to what source you have (20, 30 or 50 amp campground power....or generator) and what other devices you are using in the rig.

With many heaters the amperage is determined by the setting on a switch (low, medium, high). On this Pelonis unit the amp draw and heat provided is determined by the variable thermostat and current ambient temperature, meaning it will draw a lot if the rig is cold and you have the thermostat way up, but then as the rig heats up the amp draw goes down. 

If you are looking for tiny, they don't get any smaller than this I don't think.  Love the ceramic disc feature, for efficiency and safety too.

   - Mike
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 25, 2014, 12:02:18 am
Neat project, Ron!  We have cherry cabinets as well and I might take a look at those LED's.  One difference in our rigs I think, is ours came with three way switches....bright, low and off.

  - Mike
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello to everyone! on: August 23, 2014, 01:24:46 pm
 obliged  Hello....and welcome!  What color didja get?

    - Mike
65  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: August 21, 2014, 09:23:57 am
Jackson is a pretty good location, too.  The shore from Asbury Park to Cape May (incl. Atlantic City, Ocean City, Wildwood) are all very accessible, and Philadelphia is a nice day trip.  I'm originally from CT and spent a lot of time in Wildwood.  Many campgrounds along highway 9.  Beaches shouldn't be too crowded after Labor Day.

  - Mike
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HEAT along the passenger wing wall on: August 20, 2014, 06:29:36 pm
Ya know, there are limited components that cause a lot of heat and if you ignore engine and exhaust then you start to think about electrical issues, which can cause a buildup of heat.  Usually when you have this problem you usually trip a breaker or blow a fuse, but I wouldn't rule out the electrical wiring and devices in that area....side view mirror heaters, electric windows and door locks.....and possibly electric step and leveler.  Other than mice huddling around a little campfire in your door panel, I'm at a loss.
67  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: August 20, 2014, 05:13:07 pm
Hmmmm....nevermind. shrug
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HEAT along the passenger wing wall on: August 20, 2014, 03:41:43 pm
Holly :

I crawled under there this morning and I am totally flummoxed (that's a word, right?) about what is causing your heat problem.  My exhaust runs straight down the rig, a bit off the centerline and about 3 feet away from the passenger side of the rig.  It also is right next to the framing member that runs down the rig, and this framing member is between the side of the rig and the exhaust..  Between the frame and the side of the rig is a very large open space running from the passenger door down to the battery compartment.  This is the area I think you were describing, and on my rig there is absolutely nothing there but space....almost enough to warrant another storage compartment!  I hope the attached pix show what you need to see.

   - Mike


69  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: August 20, 2014, 11:30:15 am
We've never been here, but this place was recommended more than once to us.

Liberty Harbor Marina and RV Park
Jersey City, NJ
http://www.libertyharborrv.com/

The views look amazing and appears to be a great location for side trips to NYC.

    - Mike
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HEAT along the passenger wing wall on: August 19, 2014, 10:16:09 pm
We have a 2014 2552 and just did an 8500+ mile trip cross country with a lot of steep long climbs.  We didn't notice any extraordinary heat anywhere in the cab area except a bit warmer on the floor between the two cab seats. 

   - Mike
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Interior LED strip lights on: August 15, 2014, 12:33:05 am
Hmmmm....don't have anything like what you described on my 2014 2552.  Got a picture?

   - Mike
72  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Battery Maintenance while boondocking on: August 11, 2014, 09:42:48 am
I don't have any direct experience with (or anything more than general knowledge of) chargers, but during our last trip we met some folks who love and recommended this portable solar charger....

http://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Foldable-Suitcase-Battery-Charger/dp/B00HR8YNK6/ref=sr_1_6/184-3421508-4384255?ie=UTF8&qid=1407763798&sr=8-6&keywords=rv+solar+battery+charger

    - Mike
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pin hole in the Sani Con hose on: August 04, 2014, 09:00:44 pm
Yep, what Barry said!   exactly!

   - Mike
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pin hole in the Sani Con hose on: August 04, 2014, 01:48:20 pm
When the pinhole appeared in my hose I made a temp repair using a liquid type tape, let it dry and then applied another coat.  I then wrapped that with a bit of fusion tape.  It lasted a couple days before I could acquire a new hose.

 - Mike
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mpg on: August 03, 2014, 12:51:28 pm
Tim:  It's an add-on device, by Linear Logic, that plugs into the OBD2 port on your car or RV (usually below the dash under the steering wheel area) It can display a wide variety of engine info as well as show what the real problem is when your engine trouble light comes on (and can clear the trouble so the light goes off, like a mechanic does). I have the ScanGauge 2 and just noticed they have a new ScanGauge-E which can graphically display fuel consumption.

I find mine useful on the road, if nothing more than to make me feel more confident that all is well.

The link is: www.scangauge.com

    - Mike
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