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571  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / TV is road tested and road worthy on: December 29, 2011, 12:17:11 pm
Put 1200+ miles on the new motorhome and had a chance to test the Visio TV on the swivel mount.  There was no flexing or any movement of the TV no matter what the road conditions were.  The small shelf that the TV sits on worked perfectly in keeping the TV stable for travel and tight against the wall so there was no flexing.  We had forgotten about the TV for about 500 miles when the DW said WOW the TV doesn't make a sound.  We are very pleased with our mount.

Another benefit is that the TV can be swiveled so that it can be seen from either bed in the 2551.  Bonus--we don't have to install a small TV in the bedroom area.

572  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Picture Hanging on: December 29, 2011, 12:08:47 pm
Finally got to use the new motorhome.  It's WONDERFUL.  I hung up pictures and a weather station using the 3M Picture and Frame Hangers

They worked great the whole trip down and I can now say they are very road worthy.  Bumpy roads and all and nothing moved.  Cheer

573  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: December 21, 2011, 09:14:17 am
Vern and Kay

Welcome to the Forum, it is a great source of information.  I'm sure you will enjoy your new PC.

We will also be at the W. P. Franklin Corps of Engineers campground at the same time in site 11.

Barry and Sue

574  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning question on: December 19, 2011, 04:42:51 pm

    I would be cautious (IMO) about using WD40.  WD40 does not contain any silicone and is a short term lubricant.  According to the Fiamma website their suggested maintenance is as follows:

"We recommend lubricating the spring loaded lateral arms at the elbows and at both ends every six months with a spray lubricant. Use silicone or a similar product to keep the awning running smooth and free. Also, we recommend lubricating the swivel joints at the top of the legs."


575  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning question on: December 18, 2011, 06:44:17 pm

    Did you look on the Fiamma website?  They have some great videos that show some troubleshooting hints.  Here is the link  Maybe if you check them out, get an idea of what they are talking about and then call them you can get yours adjusted.

576  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning question on: December 18, 2011, 06:02:33 pm

Sounds like a prolem best addressed by customer support.

577  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED replacement lights on: December 11, 2011, 12:21:08 pm

This might be what your looking for.

Here is a link to number of other bulbs with BA15S base
578  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED replacement lights on: December 11, 2011, 10:30:07 am

Here is definition of a 1139IF Bulb.

#1139IF BA15S BASE - 12.8 Volt 1.04 Amp, RP-11 Single Contact (SC) Bayonet (Ba15S) Base, C-6 Filament Design.  2.25" Maximum Overall Length.

Try this link to match up a led bulb

579  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: December 10, 2011, 06:01:39 pm

Really nice job.  We think it is going to come in very handy--especially when eating lunch on the road.  Also a great place to keep drinks at night or remote controls.

580  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning question on: December 09, 2011, 02:38:13 pm

I had the same problem on our 2008 model and it turned out to be a simple adjustment issue.   Basically the adjustment procedure make one end of the awning roller larger or smaller so that both ends of the awning reach the end at the same time.

There are adjustment directions in the manual but if that does not work  you can call their customer support number and get additional directions on how to expand the adjustment process.  It sounds confusing at first but once you go through the adjustment procedure it makes sense.

581  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: DS Marker on: December 09, 2011, 12:02:59 pm

If you click on the picture you will see a larger image.  

I had actually looked for a good looking vent plug but could not find one in the local stores around here.  Since we are leaving for a 3 1/2 month stay in Florida shortly I was not going to take the chance and do an online ordering during this time of year.  

What I used was a furniture glide in brushed nickel.  It was excatcly 7/8 of an inch and virtually flat so fit the hole nicely.  It will also pull out if and when I find something that looks as good.  

My DW said we should put in a central vacuum plug and pretend it is for our central vacuum system--but since we don't have any carpeting we didn't think that would be believable.

Besides--I like Tom Hanlon's suggestion that it is an eject button to get me going in the morning.

I'm glad I'm laughing about this an not crying.

582  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: DS Marker on: December 08, 2011, 03:51:22 pm

Thanks, the helpful rating eases my pain.  I'm sure my DSM is permanent and nonrevocable especially when the motor home is in the wife's name.

583  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / DS Marker on: December 08, 2011, 02:52:21 pm
To all the DIY Fixers

This DSM (Dumb S--- Marker) became necessary when I drilled a 7/8 inch hole in the middle of a board (the one on the end of the passenger side bed) that ended up not being required.  There is no need or reason to go into the details of why the hole was drilled.  Let's just say it was done in error.

This marker serves two purposes.  First, to remind me to do a little more research and pay closer attention to details.  Second, prove to my Very Smart DW that I can fix errors to her satisfaction.  Click on picture to see my fix.  Hopefully this will be worth a couple of HELPFUL ratings.

If you can't laugh at yourself who can you laugh at.

584  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: December 06, 2011, 11:11:35 am
When we had the 2008 2350 we did not have them put the holes in the floor but added our own legs from a personal table that we had.  Worked great.  With the new 2012 2551 we have the spider legs and they also work very nice (no holes in the floor).  I built this little table to be used as a place to hold our drinks, snacks or whatever when we do not have the larger table out.  While traveling we never get the larger table out so this should be handy to hold whatever while having lunch on the road.  We have one at home and use it all the time.

585  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: December 04, 2011, 01:06:05 pm

The table slides under the couch and is basically locked in place so I do not have to worry about it flying around if I stop fast.  It will also easily fit behind the drivers seat.

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