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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Passenger Seat on: September 15, 2014, 01:29:14 pm
What happens when you pull the release handle toward you (when I am doing it from behind the seat the release is under the seat on the left)?  When I pull on ours I can hear a spring working to release the stationary mode and allow me to swivel the chair.  I also make sure the seat is all the way forward in the cab so that it doesn't hit the door when I turn it.

17  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: September 10, 2014, 02:02:48 pm
Tell your granddaughter we wish her the best and we'll keep her in our prayers!
18  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: September 10, 2014, 08:30:17 am

So sorry to hear what happened to your granddaughter.  Glad that Adventure Caravan treated you well.

We ended up getting into Delaware Seashore State Park.  The park is just a parking lot but we were in an area that we could do everything we wanted.

19  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rust on interior of door frame on: September 09, 2014, 03:31:12 pm

We called Phoenix prior to using the chassis saver on our step.  The step is bolted on, then the plywood is laid, then the vinyl flooring.  There would be no way to access the bolt heads and keep the bolts from spinning thus never being able to tighten the bolts again.  That is why we did not remove the step.

Also, do not get  the chassis saver on any moving parts because it does bond metal to metal!

A quart does go along way.  It has the consistency of water but does set up quickly once exposed to air.

PS-Our rust is probably from our many trips to Florida in the winter as well but it's a small price to pay.  I'll take rust over snow any time.  Wink
20  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rust In The Shower on: September 08, 2014, 10:14:58 pm
We replaced that one before we ever used our shower.  On our previous PC (2350) we noticed it when cleaning the drain so as soon as we bought the 2551 it was one of the first things we did.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Small, quiet electric heater suggestions??? on: August 26, 2014, 08:14:10 pm
We use a Lasko model 5409.  It is an oscillating unit and very quiet.  It has a thermostat and a fan only mode.  We use it instead of the furnace and it keeps the RV nice and warm. 
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inflatable bed on: August 24, 2014, 05:50:53 pm

Ours was brand new as well and we just gave it to a young couple who we're redoing an old RV.  We actually have two of the original Aero beds.  We use them when we have guest and we need extra sleeping areas.  We like the Aero beds because of the built in motor.  I know the 2012 were Aero brand but not sure about the earlier models.

23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hello to everyone! on: August 23, 2014, 03:14:50 pm
 Welcome Dave & Julie!  How exciting!  Enjoy your travels! Welcome Welcome
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inflatable bed on: August 22, 2014, 03:44:38 pm

The inflatable bed we got with our 2012 2551 was an Aero Bed.  It was a full size mattress.  They were on sale at our local discount store for $25.00 a couple of years ago.

25  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: August 20, 2014, 11:12:10 am
Our plans have changed for our upcoming trip and we are now headed to DC and then Delaware/New Jersey.  Looking for suggestions on campgrounds in either Delaware or New Jersey.  We'll be staying at Cherry Hill in College Park and then heading out after Labor Day.

26  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Fire extinguishers, suggestions please on: August 20, 2014, 09:24:42 am

I'm not sure if you have room next to your entry door to mount a fire extinguisher there but this is what we did.

We wanted the fire extinguisher close to the entry door but out of sight and still easy to get at.  Our solution was to store the fire extinguisher between the doorframe and the cabinet in the wing area.  The fire extinguisher is concealed by a piece of matching cherry.  The wood is held in place by friction and is easily removed by a simple flick of the wrist.  The fire extinguisher then becomes easily accessible and ready for use.  (Need to login to see pictures)

I added a fire extinguisher label on the front cover and side of doorframe to help anyone else locate the fire extinguisher.


27  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Audio cable connection to wireless headphones on: August 18, 2014, 11:30:13 am

We did not have the DVD player install and found the sound from the TV to be a little tinny so we added a sound bar above the entry door.  It is not surround sound but it adds good volume and depth of sound.

Here is a link to our original post:,1416.0.html

28  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rust In The Shower on: August 16, 2014, 03:50:11 pm

No wiped them clean.

29  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rust In The Shower on: August 16, 2014, 03:27:12 pm

You ask some very good but very hard questions.  This is just what I do and I can't guarantee this is best or only way of doing it.  Hope this answers your questions.


What type of caulk do I get?

I use - Dap Kwik Seal Kitchen & Bath Adhesive Caulk

Do I have to remove all the caulk that is already there?

This is a hard call.  Unless you remove all the caulk in the shower at some point you will have to bond to existing caulk.  Is it better to bond in a corner or in the middle of a long run?  Personally I don't think it matters.  In either case you have two points of bonding and therefore two points of possible failure.  My choice would be based upon how things look when finished.  If I think it is going to look like a patch job I would remove the caulk back to the side walls of the shower. 

Always remove any lose caulk.

and if so how?

Removing caulk is just a matter of pulling, pushing, scrapping, cutting whatever it takes to get the caulk off.  I find pieces of plastic with sharp edges work best for me.  I have also heard of some solvents that will dissolve caulk.  My concerns with using solvent are bonding issues because of solvent residue and harmfulness to the shower wall itself. I have always just scraped and then wiped with alcohol.

When I start to remove caulk I cover any drain with masking tape to keep the small pieces out.  A shop VAC with a brush attachment works great to get all the little pieces.

or do I just make sure it's clean and dry and add caulk right over the existing caulk?

Always remove any lose caulk

if so, is there anything I need to do to prep the surface for the new caulk (besides cleaning and drying)?

I usually clear the area with alcohol and let dry.  Just make sure there is no lose dirt, dust, old caulk, oils or soap etc.

Here are a couple of tips I have pick up over the years.

Apply masking tape on each side of the caulk line you want to make.

After you apply the caulk wet you finger in warm water and use it to smooth the caulk line.

Let the caulk set up a little before removing the masking tape.  Do not allow the caulk to cure before removing the tape.

Practice a little on something you can throw out.

30  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Protecting exposed plumbing inside cabinet on: August 16, 2014, 08:45:15 am
Nice - it's great to gain large item storage space.  I like the idea of a shelf on top too. HiThere

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