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541  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: entertainment center...while driving? on: January 29, 2013, 08:07:51 am
We did something a little more pricey that gave us the added benefit of an ipod port on the radiio.  We changed our radio out for an after market one that had a USB port and an IPOD port.  Didn't do this for that reason since our 2012 had a port for the IPOD but what I really wanted was a radio with a remote control.  Now I can sit back and change stations while the DH is driving.  Radio is also HD.  Works really nice.

Sue
542  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa bed & air mattresses in 2400 PC on: January 27, 2013, 08:54:52 am
We too are looking to change out our couch but the memory foam one that factory puts in is too deep for me to sit comfortably in.  I also really like having the under couch storage so we visited a company while in FL called Glasstop and are looking at something like the following--
http://www.glastop.com/rv-furniture-detail.asp?id=434
They custom make these to the size you need and can eliminate the arms if you do not want them.  They are really comfortable and will make the seat depth whatever is necessary for your comfort.
We will check with the factory when we get home but I think there are options available.

Sue
543  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Proud Owners of 2910T on: January 21, 2013, 08:16:21 am
JoeyD

Congratulations on the new PC.  The 2910 is a great design.  Enjoy! 

Barry and Sue
544  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flannel Sheets for Bunk Size Sheets on: January 20, 2013, 05:58:33 pm
Welcome to the forum.

I could not find sheets at a reasonable price to fit our 2012 2551 so I bought some twin sheets at J C Penney and did some minor tailoring to make them fit.  If you check out this post you will see what I did to get nice fitting sheets that only cost me $10 a set.  They were on clearance so got them nice and cheap.  I'm sure the flannel sheets will soon go on clearance since they will be bringing out the spring/summer items.  Here is the link http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,714.msg4873.html#msg4873

Sue
545  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Toilet Maintenance on: January 13, 2013, 10:32:33 am
Our foot pedal on the Aqua Magic Toilet was sticky.  A few days ago we noticed the bowl was slowly filling with water.  Obviously the blade valve wasn't closing tight and allowing a very slow drip of water into the bowl.  After doing a bit of research we found this to be a common issue and you must lubricate the seal and blade valve every so often.

According to the thetford website they say to "use of a toilet seal lubricant or drain valve lubricant to lubricate the seal. A silicone-based lubricant will work as well."  We followed this advise and used a silicone-based lubricant and now all is well.

It now works like the day we got it.  The foot pedal has a nice smooth operation and is no longer sticky.

Sue
 
546  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on traveling south from Inidana on: January 10, 2013, 07:24:19 pm
Jan and Dick

We have traveled south for years in Dec, Jan, Feb and March from Michigan.  We keep it winterized until we hit warmer temps.
We do not stay in hotels on the way down but most campgrounds from Kentucky down are open.  We usually stop in Kentucky and stay at Renfro Valley for less than 20 a night.  
We use their bathhouse.
I usually have dinner prepared before we leave home and use paper plates on the road.
We do take a jug of water to use in the toilet.  When flushing just pour some of that water in with the flush.

Remember to take some bleach with you so that when you do dewinterize you are prepared.  We usually do this at a full hook up campground somewhere in Georgia.

Sue
547  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: retractable steps on: January 04, 2013, 09:52:52 pm
We had the same problem a few years ago and talked to Kermit while on the road as to how to fix it.  There are two things you need to check:
1.  Make sure the bolt with the jam nut on it on the door fully engages with the button switch.
2.  The wires for the switch had rubbed on the step frame and was shorting out so make sure the wires for the switch are insultated and not shorting.

In case you are on the road as we were we had to pull the fuse by the kick panel on the drivers side door and then fix it when we got home.
By pulling the fuse the door permanently retracted and then we fixed it at home.

Sue
548  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Place to stow your stuff beside twin beds? on: January 04, 2013, 08:19:12 am
We installed a small night table next to our twin bed.  It works great to hold the clock, kleenix, glasses.

Sue

549  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on: December 24, 2012, 05:02:47 pm
We also would like to wish everyone a Very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We had to cancel out of our first three days at WP Franklin so there is a site available beginning 12/29 with a departure of 1/1.  It is site 15.

Barry and Sue
550  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C heat strip on: December 05, 2012, 06:09:49 pm
Just some info on the heat strip.

The heat strip is really a coil that runs on AC power and provides 1500 watts or 5600 BTUs of heating power, similar to that of an electric floor heater. Contrary to popular belief, the heat strip puts out as much heat as the kind you plug into an outlet - about 5600 BTUs. The difference is that the air conditioner has a higher volume blower and the air does not feel real hot but it is suppose to be 5600 BTUs.  The A/C blower blows air over the element and out the ducts, providing heat to the RV. It really cannot heat up the RV in very cold conditions as others have said but once the RV is at a desired temperature it will maintain that heat.

With that said we do use it in the mornings to keep the chill out.  But we also have a small electric ceramic heater to use in the main living area when watching TV.  Less noise and due to the lower volume blower feels much warmer.

Sue
551  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: closet rod on: December 03, 2012, 08:10:53 am
Ozzie & Ben

The ones that we use are from Walmart that look like this:  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Tube-Hanger-White-10pc/19611919

Since we bought these I see that they now have some that actually have a non slip hanger so the clothes grip to the hanger as shows here:  http://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Non-Slip-Suit-Hangers-5pk/16565371

However, our clothes have never fallen off the hanger and our hangers have never fallen off the rod. 

Just thinking if you want you could buy something like a swim noodle, cut it to length and slip it over the rod the keep the hangers in place.  Have never tried it but might be a cheap solution.

Sue
2551
552  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: closet rod on: December 02, 2012, 10:33:35 am
We also use the plastic hangers from Walmart and have never had a problem.  I sometimes intermingle these with the hangers I get when buying at Kohls or other stores.  We have been on some rough roads and have not experienced any falling off.

Sue
553  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thank You Kermit on: November 29, 2012, 04:43:49 pm
Ron;

Smart move.  Can't wait to see some pictures.

Barry and Sue
554  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Missing Money - A helpful sight to look for money beng held by the state on: November 28, 2012, 08:40:32 am
Tom

Sorry Tom but we already have that one.

Barry
555  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Missing Money - A helpful sight to look for money beng held by the state on: November 27, 2012, 03:35:49 pm
Didn't know where to post this link so I thought I would do it here.  Figured it could be something you can tell your campfire friends.

The link is to a website that allows you to get to most of the 50 states unclaimed property (including money) search.  

http://www.missingmoney.com/Main/StateSites.cfm

If you click on any of the states in green it will link you to that particular states website that allows you to search for any money the state may be holding for you because they claim that they do not know where you are.  Most of the states offer this service for free from their website and most of the states will then send you your money for free.  Every state has different rules.  I have found money for quite a few people including ourselves.  Barry had an insurance policy and when one company bought out the other company they claimed they could not find him so sent the money to the state.  It took about six months to get the check but it was a nice windfall (paid for many, many days of camping).  You do not have to login to this site so just click on the state and it should take you to that states particular page that deals with unclaimed property.

If the state is not in green you can just go to the state governments website and look for their search for unclaimed property.

There are companies that will do this for you but then charge you a finders fee.  Do it yourself for free.  If you moved to different states in your lifetime make sure you search each of those states.

Hope someone finds some cash that belongs to them.

Sue
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