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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Florida Keys on: December 04, 2016, 01:01:46 pm

If you don't find anything in the Keys try Fort Myers Beach--the Red Coconut.  On the beach side you are on sand, 1st row is beachfront and fourth row you back up to the road (some road noise).  Sites 15, 16, 17 and 18 are not beachfront but have gulf views. Very tight camping but a total beach experience.  You can walk the 1.2 miles into town or take the trolley.  Many places to eat and beautiful sunsets over the gulf.  Just a short drive to Sanibel and Captiva islands.  

17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: December 01, 2016, 09:57:30 am

We ordered our fantastic fan when it was being built.  I do not know what type of vent you have in your galley.  If it is a similar frame/trim  like the vent/fan in the bathroom, I would remove the four screws that are holding the inside trim piece and look to see if there are any wires stuffed between the roof and the trim piece.
If you have wires then you'll have to check for power.  Our fans are wired in with our lights.

18  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Koreshan State Historic Site Reopens on: November 29, 2016, 12:07:41 pm
Koreshan State Historic Site is reopening on 12/15/16.  It is located in Estero, FL just north of Bonita Springs.  Great winter weather!!!  It has been closed since 4/11/16 because they were fixing their water and electrical at the campsites.  They just opened up their reservation system today so you can start booking for the winter.  Sites are going fast.

Also - Site 39 at Jonathon Dickinson State Park is now available from 2/11-2/18.  It is a full hookup site in Jupiter, FL.  
         There are some openings at St Lucie COE in February as well.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 29, 2016, 10:47:45 am

Got my tall ladder out and climbed on the roof.  Here are the measurements:  Height of AC - 11 inches above the roof.  Height of Vent cover - 9 inches above the roof.  I think the discrepancy between the 7 inches and 9 inches is that the base of the vent cover is 7 inches and then the removable cover adds 2 more inches.  I would call it 9 inches for our purpose.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 28, 2016, 10:08:48 pm
Captain Al

Here is a link to the original posting:,2078.msg16376.html#msg16376

Switch is not on Amazon now but can be found on several other sites.

Here is a link to Dyser :

21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 28, 2016, 07:56:10 pm

Just did a visual inspection and it looks to be at least an inch lower than the AC.  I'll pull out the ladder tomorrow and take an actual measurement.  Don't forget, we are on a 2551.  The vent cover on ours sits in the front of the AC.

We have had no problem with high winds.  The only reported problems I've heard were from people who stored their units in the sun year round.  They say after about 5 years the sun weakens the plastic and they've had to replace them.  But at $23 it was no big deal to them.  
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 28, 2016, 06:49:25 pm
how the wind catches underneath the cover when it is open, lifting and dropping it

We have a Maxxair in our bedroom area of the 2551 and find it to be an excellent product for all the reasons that Fred mentioned.  We have the standard bathroom vent in in the bath area and from day one installed a vent cover over it so we can use it while raining.  It works great for a bathroom fan.

In the galley area we have the Fantastic fan.  We did a modification on it so that it has bidirectional air flow.  This works great.  We were always forgetting to close the vent cover and then stress about rain.  We did not want to order the Fantastic vent cover for two reason, one because it requires drilling into the roof of the PC and two it was a bit pricey.  Since the cover over the bathroom room fan works so great we ordered one for the Fantastic fan.  This is the one we ordered  We ordered it in white so as not to darken the galley area.  It does not allow the fan cover to be opened fully but actually you can open the cover even more so then the Maxxair.  It has air flow on all three sides of the fan and it stops the wind from catching underneath it thus eliminating the clunking noise as Ron mentions.  Plus, no more stress about leaving it open in the rain.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear stableizer on: November 22, 2016, 03:37:48 pm

The term sway bar and track bar are sometimes used interchangeably, however, they address two separate issues.  As Randal stated the track bar is designed to "limit lateral movement between the chassis frame rails and drive train".  This lateral movement is usually felt when large trucks pass or with high/gusty side winds.  The sway bar is designed to limit body roll in turns or curves.  Replacing a standard sway bar with a heavy duty sway bar may help in turns but will do little or nothing to limit this lateral movement.

We had a 2008 2350 that had a lot of lateral movement.  This lateral movement was virtually eliminated after installing a Blue Ox Track Bar.

24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Is the rear bed on the 2350 big enough? Any 2350s in Los Angeles area? on: November 20, 2016, 08:10:20 am
Hi John,

We are on our second PC.  We had a 2008 2350 and now a 2012 2551.  

We spend 4-5 months in our unit depending on our travels.  A minimum of 3 months in the winter months.  The main reason we sold the 2350 was the bed.  We are 5'11" (175 lbs) and 5'1" (105 lbs).  There were many restless nights in that bed because of the size.  You are right the overall size seems like it would work but being surrounded by three and a half walls made it difficult for us to move around.  We were always banging into the walls and getting in and out of that bed was also a challenge.

The second reason was the size of the bathroom.  There is very little room to move around in the bathroom as well.

We have found the ideal size for us has been the 2551.  A 2552 would be nice as well-but the 2551 fits in our garage.

25  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2100 Pictures on: November 05, 2016, 12:25:06 pm

If using the chassis saver just make sure to not get it on anything except for what you want to paint.  It is awesome stuff but adheres to anything including your skin. We do not use it on anything with moving parts because it bonds the metals together. It works like your Home Depot guy describes.
26  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2100 Pictures on: November 04, 2016, 06:09:29 pm
My biggest challenge is rust and crud on the tow bar and jacks but we didn't clean those as much as we should have.

Our hitch was looking rusty no matter how much we cleaned it.  Summer of 2014 we painted it with "Chassis Saver" and then put a top coat of rustoleum on it.  Today it still looks brand new.  We don't want to do the jacks because of all the moving parts.

Here are the before and after pictures of the hitch:


27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: StowAway screen door. on: November 02, 2016, 06:43:35 pm

Phoenix made the change in 2008.  We had the same latch system on our 2008 that we have on our 2012.  When we went to the factory in 2008 it was one of the things they pointed out to us as a change from 2007.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roadside assistance plan on: October 31, 2016, 01:43:10 pm
We use the Hartford through AARP.  We have been with them for at least 15+years.  The motorhome is insured all year at a very reasonable rate and recently they added Speciality Coverage for Motor Homes without any rate change.
The benefits they added are:
1.  Emergency towing services to the nearest qualified repair facility
2.  $1,000 emergency expenses for housing, travel and returning your RV to you
3.  $750 transportation expense for car rental, bus, train etc
4.  Total theft coverage
5.  $1,000 fire department services
6.  $2,500 utility trailer coverage
7.  Full-timers coverage if you don't have homeowners coverage for your personal belongings.

We have used our AAA membership in the past on several occasions for flat tires and without exception it was great!  We have not had to use the Hartford to this point but know it is available if necessary.  They will also dispatch for flat tire, out of gas, battery jump or being locked out.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Upgrading Ford factory radio sterio on: October 28, 2016, 02:00:25 pm
On another line, I believe I have a posting problem on this forum.  1st of all, I do not get email notifications of my postings. Others I do.  2ndly, I do not see my postings in the "Show unread posts since last visit".  I probably don't have something setup correctly.

If you go to the profile section there is an option to turn notifications and email on.

Select profile
Select Modify profile
Select Notification and Email

Now if you check the third choice down it is to turn notifications on when you post or reply to a topic.

If you are looking for a reply to a specific topic, when viewing that topic select the NOTIFY field at the top of the page.  This will ask you if you want notifications for just that particular topic.

Hopefully this gets you the emails you are looking for.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winterizing on: October 22, 2016, 09:47:36 am
I would add 2 additional steps.  Turn off the 120V circuit breaker for water heater and I blow out the lines for spraying  the gray and black tanks.

As Paul pointed out a good check list is important.  Here is the check list I use to put our PC away for thr winter.
1   Water Heater Breaker OFF (I MARKED IT RED FOR ID)   
2   Water Heater in BYPASS   
3   Drain Water Heater   
4   Drain Fresh Water Tank   
5   Sanitize Fresh Water Hoses   
6   Sanitize Black/Grey Hoses   
7   Add Anti-freeze   
         A.  Kitchen Sink / Sprayer   
         B.  Toilet   
         C.  Bathroom Sink   
         D.  Shower   
         E.  Fill Each Trap   
         F.  Sani-Con   
         G.  Blow out tank flush lines   
         H.  Drain Black & Grey Tanks   
8   Clean A/C Filters   
9   Remove Smoke Detector & Battery   
10   Remove Thermometers & Batteries   
11   Move GPS to Car   
12   Remove Remote Controls   
13   Lubricate Antenna   
14   Lubricate Entry Door   
15   Lubricate Steps   
16   Change Generator Oil   
17   Check Motorhome Air Filter   
18   Condition Diamond Shield   
19   Add Thetford Toilet Seal Conditioner   

We don't have an outside shower

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