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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sling Box on: November 09, 2014, 09:10:48 am
    What kind of TV access would you be getting from home?  Would it be cable service or satellite TV?  We put our cable (Internet) service on vacation hold when we travel and we bring our satellite service with us.  This box looks very interesting.  Would you need unlimited wifi to take full advantage of it?

32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: If you build it they will come on: November 08, 2014, 12:49:58 pm
Randall & Chris

We had a 2008 2350 (E350) with a 158" wheelbase and we now have a 2012 2551 (E450) with a 194" wheelbase.  From my perspective, there is a noticeable difference in handling between the two models.  I had to make several chassis modifications and alignment adjustments before the 2350 drove the way I wanted.  On the other hand, the 2551 drove to my liking right out of the factory.  The longer wheelbase seems to me to be an advantage when it comes to handling and wider turning radius has just not become an issue.  I have had the 2551 for 3 years now and have done nothing to the chassis other than a standard frontend alignment.  I do plan to replace the shocks this summer more as a precaution than a necessity.

33  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 12:57:54 pm
Remco website is  good source of information. They are very friendly and helpful and they will tell you what needs to be done to your car to make it towable.

34  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 11:34:27 am

My error, I was thinking the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV not an Outlander ATV.

Have fun and ride safe.

35  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 05, 2014, 07:36:23 pm
Denny and Barb

PC hitch is rated at 5,000 pounds and the Outlander comes in at 4,800 - 5,000 plus pounds.  When you add a trailer you would be way over the limit of the standard PC hitch.

36  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pleated Front Curtain on: November 04, 2014, 12:28:30 pm
Like Ron, we too have found the pleated curtains to be very manageable.  When we had our 2008 2350 we could never use the swivel front passenger seat at night when the curtains were drawn since they were too short and too stiff to accommodate the seat being swiveled.

When we ordered our 2012 2551 we requested an extra curtain panel to allow us enough curtain to accommodate both the driver and passenger seat being swiveled. We only needed about a third of that curtain so I cut it and sewed it into the existing curtain to give us more fabric to go around the seat. It has worked great and it allows us to use both seats at night with the curtain closed. Since the curtain is larger on the drivers side I had to move the straps from the middle to the bottom screw to accommodate the new thickness. It actually worked out better for us and now the curtain doesn't flare out on the bottom when in the stored position.  The pleats remain in a folded position and the curtain is now very easy to operate.  We find that it cuts down a lot of the cold air and can comfortably sit in these seats at any time.


37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling our 2551 mattresses on: October 30, 2014, 11:24:23 am
Johnny and Vicki

I have sold all kinds of things on CRAIGSLIST including the sofa and the factory radio out of our 2551.  It is easy to establish a listing and there is no need to create an account.  As with anything on the internet you must be careful and watch out for scammers.

Here is a link to CRAIGSLIST.ORG help page:

The help page on "how to post" will guide you through the process.

38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another New Model Being Offered, The 2450 on: October 28, 2014, 10:36:38 pm

The units without a dinette come with a tabletop and spider legs.  It is very easy to setup and take down and stores very nice.

39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another New Model Being Offered, The 2450 on: October 28, 2014, 03:58:01 pm

How is a wall like a roof?  

If you don't like where it is move it. LOL rolling on the floor

40  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Traveling with Safe Plumbing in Winter on: October 18, 2014, 08:16:29 am

 A couple of other things I thought about:

1.  You asked about keeping the hot water tank on and running the furnace-we do this all the time with no issues

2.  The outside shower-my thought there would be to winterize the rig and just dewinterize inside plumbing.  Why I say this is that we had to winterize when we came home from FL this past spring since it was still very cold here.  When we went camping for a weekend in June I thought I had dewinterized everything but when we went out in August I realized I never dewinterized the toilet sprayer or kitchen sink sprayer.  When I went to use them they were still filled with antifreeze.  We don't have an outside shower but I am sure if we did that would have still been filled with antifreeze.

3.  I carry a lot of the 8 ounce bottles of water under the passenger bed in the 2551 and we do not keep the furnace on when traveling and they have never frozen.  Our furnace does not run very much at night because we set it very low, our bedding keeps us very warm.

41  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Traveling with Safe Plumbing in Winter on: October 17, 2014, 07:35:09 pm

     We travel to Florida every winter from Michigan so our first two days are usually below freezing.  However, we are fully winterized until we get into Georgia and then once there we dewinterize.  I do use the toilet the first two days.  Since I do not have running water I always carry a jug of water to use when I flush.  I am guessing because we have antifreeze in the black tank we never have had a problem with the toilet or black tank and we have never used the heaters in the tanks.

Make sure all the water is drained from the fresh water hoses  and the fresh water filter, if you use one, before you store them.

42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do I Need A New Sanicon Macerator? on: October 17, 2014, 06:36:06 pm

Thetford Customer Service (800-543-1219) has a very simple procedure to disassemble the macerator pump. If you call them they will walk you through the process.  Once disassembled the impeller can be inspected and replaced if necessary.


43  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Hello from Myrtle Beach on: October 09, 2014, 05:03:01 pm
Ron, I couldn't help myself.

Here is one of our worst winter days.  The cloudbank is obscuring an otherwise beautiful sun set.

44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Composting Toilet on: October 07, 2014, 09:09:30 pm

We had a 2008 2350 and the black holding tank was directly under the toilet (drivers side rear). 

45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2013 model 2551 12 volt batteries OK? on: October 06, 2014, 07:46:08 pm

Tom is 100% correct.  If you had 2 6V batteries they would have been wired in series ( neg  to pos) . This would give you 12V total (6V + 6V).   If they installed 2 12v batteries and wired them in series (neg to pos) you would now have 24V (12v +12V).  A quick check with a volt meter or a visual inspection should be able to determine if the batteries are wired in series (correct for 6V batteries) or in parallel (correct for 12V batteries).

Here is a link to a website that talks about wiring battieries in series/parallel and why.

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