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541  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Bike Rack on: February 14, 2012, 02:08:38 pm
I guess we have the best of both worlds.  We find the bikes behind the PC much easier to use then when they were behind the toad.  The back storage compartment is very accessible with the dual receiver.  If we want to take the bikes with us when we use the toad we just move the bike rack to the toad.  We like keeping them behind the PC at the campgrounds and do not have to take the bikes with us everytime we go somewhere in the toad.  

During travel, there is alot less wind resistance with the bikes behind the PC.  It is great storage for them and they are not sitting out in the open when we are at a campground.    Since we have used both methods we can honestly say "for us" we prefer them behind the PC.

542  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED replacement lights on: February 09, 2012, 07:24:31 pm
Here's a couple of pics--One with all the bright fluorescent lights on and the other with all the "nightlights" on.  When watching TV we usually just have one in the bedroom area turned on or the one over the sink.  Gives us a nice "low" light throughout the PC.

543  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Bike Rack on: February 09, 2012, 07:13:50 pm
Here is an idea for those that can use a dual drop receiver.  Bikes can ride between the PC and the toad.  During travel they are out of the wind and when you get to the camp ground they are out of the way but yet easy to get.

A couple very important items.  MAKE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM BETWEEN THE HOOD OF THE TOAD, THE TOW BAR AND THE BIKE RACK.  Double check your turning radius to make sure there are no problems.   It could turn out to be very expensive if any two were to meet during a turn!!!!!

544  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED replacement lights on: February 09, 2012, 11:02:43 am

Here is a link to the lights that we have in our 2012 2551. We have the starburst series. We cannot find the manufacturers name on our lights but they look exactly like these.  They have the two cool white bulbs that light up when the switch is in one direction and the nightlight festoon bulb when the switch is in the other direction.  The nightlights are very nice at night.  Sometimes we just use one of the lights at night when watching TV at other times we may use a couple of lights.  If we get a chance tonight we will try to take some pictures.

545  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED replacement lights on: February 08, 2012, 06:17:21 pm
We really like the lights in our early model 2012.  When you flip the switch in one direction you have the flourescent lighting and when you flip the switch in the other direction you get a soft light similar to incandecent lighting and is a very nice warm lighting.  Every light fixture in our 2551 has this feature.
We understand that the lighting company that made these no longer carry them.

546  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: new shower hose on: February 07, 2012, 09:03:03 am
Nice idea  ThumbsUp
547  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Things We Have Added to Our 2350 - Dining Table on: February 07, 2012, 09:02:31 am

We do not have the factory supplied brakets so I cannot answer that question.  The poles themselves are the same ones that they used prior to the spider legs so I'm sure that the poles will still go into the brakets but with the spider legs permanently attached to them I do not know if they will work.  We just found that it was easier to attach the poles and them set them up and add the table top.  The way they are supposed to be used is that you but the spider legs on the floor, add a pole to each one and then add the table top.  We just found the table to be really sturdy by having the poles allready tightly attached to the spider legs.  The table can be moved without too much difficulty if we have it set up and have to get into the drawer.  Many times we'll set the table and then once we sit down we move it closer to us.  That is how sturdy it is.  We do not have carpet so I do not know if they would make any difference.

548  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Utilizing the little side table in a 2551 on: February 06, 2012, 08:48:57 pm
We like to keep our computer on the little side table in the 2551.  I didn't like that you could see the storage underneath it so I made a "curtain" out of the couch material to hide the storage area when the flip table is up.  Since we leave this table up while we are parked it looks very neat and you do not see everything we have stored in that area.  Login to see a picture of it.  I attach it with velcro to the cabinet.

549  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Things We Have Added to Our 2350 - Dining Table on: February 06, 2012, 08:44:20 pm
Here are a couple of pictures with the table legs in the storage position.  We have a 2012 2551 but wanted the couch with the drawer.  The legs were a little long with this couch so we cut a couple of inches off and then pressure fitted them into the spider legs.  Works really great.
550  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Things We Have Added to Our 2350 - Dining Table on: February 05, 2012, 07:57:35 am

    Once we saw the spider legs we decided they worked fine so did not go with the gate legged table.  They do collaspe and we store them either in the drawer under the couch or the floor of the closest.  If I get a chance I will post a picture of them collasped. If we did not pressure fit the poles into the spider legs they would not be as easy to use.  Now I just set the legs up and add the table top--very easy. 

551  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Things We Have Added to Our 2350 - Dining Table on: February 04, 2012, 04:25:18 pm
   We had a couple of these personal tables from Walmart (as seen in the link)  We paid under $20 for them.  We took the legs off of one of them and installed them on the bottom of the table top.  Worked great.  With the new PC 2012 we are using the spider legs supplied by Phoenix.  They work just as good, if not better. Here is a picture of the table with the new spider legs. 

We have seem them for sale at a couple of RV stores.  What has made it work really great for us is that we pressure fitted the legs into the spider portion so they are now all one piece.  They store really nice and are very sturdy.
552  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running frig before trip on: February 04, 2012, 04:03:22 pm
In the warm weather we usually turn ours on a few hours before or the night before, on electric.  If you are not plugged in and you want to use propane on the frig then the battery needs to be on.
553  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Advice regarding purchasing a PC. We are new to the PC and B+ World on: February 04, 2012, 03:57:11 pm
Another thing that works to clean the tanks is to purchase some Calgon water softerner in the Grocery store.  It is sold in the detergent aisle.  We just put a capful in the black tank, fill it with water, let it sit and then rinse it out.  You would be surprised how dirty the water is at first and then crystal clear when your are done.  We also have the black tank cleaner from another trailer we had that is basically a hose with holes in it that you put down the toilet and run water.  It always did a fine job but with the sani-con we haven't had a need for it.
554  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Clothes Dryer on: January 29, 2012, 09:36:34 am
I had 35 feet of rope and I was always taught not to waste anything.  Also, I never want to explain why freshly washed clothes are on the ground.

555  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Proof of Purchase on: January 26, 2012, 03:39:52 pm

  That is what was required for our warranty issue.  The installation manuals and owners manuals are not considered "proof of purchase".  We too keep the PC-USA receipt for the RV that shows date and VIN.

Barry and Sue
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