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

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.


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

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.

Barry
603  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.

Barry
604  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.

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

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.

Barry
606  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Sofa Table on: December 04, 2011, 10:57:15 am
Just finished another project before our migration.  A sofa table for a quick lunch on the road or at the campsite or a side table when we are lounging in the evening.  Click on image for a larger picture.

Barry
607  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ANY PHOENIX CRUISER OWNERS in SOUTH BAY area in CALIFORNIA on: December 04, 2011, 10:49:23 am
Jeff

Congratulations on your new PC.  Check the "TIPS and TRICKS" section and also take advantage of the search feature.  Lots of good info on the site and a lot of good people ready to answer your questions.  Also, the factory is very owner friendly and a great source of information (574-266-2020).  Good luck and looking forward to some pictures.

Barry
608  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Announcing Our New Arrival on: December 04, 2011, 09:09:29 am
Tom,

    My wife loves the sink cover.  It does not have to remain on the sink --only when she uses it.  She stores it in the linen cabinet standing on the cut out side to stabilize it or it also fits very nicely just behind the toilet.  She puts it on the sink when she uses it and takes it off when she's done.  She likes it because she has a place to put her hair dryer, curling iron, combs & brushes,  makeup--whatever.  Life is very good in the 2551. 

Barry
609  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Announcing Our New Arrival on: December 03, 2011, 06:00:25 pm
Richard

Sent you a private message.

Barry
610  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 TV on: November 30, 2011, 11:27:41 am
Steve

I have used this website several times for cables and they are very good.  They ship fast, good quality and have a great price.  Here is a link to the website for HDMI cables.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10231

Barry
611  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Hooks for the back storage area on: November 19, 2011, 02:11:32 pm
I ran across these at the local Bed, Bath and Beyond store for $2.99 and thought they would be great for hanging my fishing rods in the back storage area.
http://www.amazon.com/Command-17304-Cord-Bundlers/dp/B0000CCQKV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321729273&sr=8-1.
They hold up to 2 pounds and are the command damage free hanging for cords.  They work great for my fishing rods as pictured here.

Barry
612  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 17, 2011, 02:49:10 pm
Ron,

When we had the 2350 (corner bed) I actually sewed in an angle on the fitted sheet and it was nice and tight.  I did not have to add the straps to it.  The other thing I did was sewed in hospital corners on the top sheet and attached it to the bottom sheet so we always had nicely fitted sheets.

Sue
613  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 15, 2011, 02:18:26 pm
Judi,

   Go for the machine. 

    I really dislike sewing but find it saves alot of money for projects like this.  My mattress pads and sheets for both beds were a total of $44.  I couldn't find them that cheap online anywhere.  The more money I save the more money I have to travel!!!

Sue
614  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 14, 2011, 06:25:27 pm
Welcome to the list cordylm.  This is our second PC.  The first was a 2008 2350 and now we have the 2012 2551.  You could not ask to work with a better company or a nicer group of people.  Their top priority is to meet your needs. 

Barry and Sue
615  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 14, 2011, 06:18:58 pm
I finished tailoring the sheets for our 2551.

For each bed I bought the mattress pad at Kohls called "the Big One"  and a twin set of sheets at JC Penney that were the J C Penney 300 count sheets.

Mattress Pads - On the longer bed (passenger side) I sewed in two darts lengthwise on the elastisized portion of the pad.  This allowed for a nice firm fitting of the mattress pad.  For the shorter pad, in addition to the two darts lengthwise I had to sew in a dart in each of the corners to shorten up the pad as well.

Twin Sheets - For both beds I had to sew up the corners on the fitted sheet.  On the longer bed the corner seams were taken in 1 1/2 inches each and on the shorter bed the corner seams were taken in by 2 3/4 inches each corner.  This made the sheets fit head to foot very nice but the sides were still too loose.  What I did to fix this was add two elastic straps that have velcro in the middle so that I can tighten up the sides of the sheets.  They are also now nice and tight.  The sheets were very nice since they had elastic all the way around and not just on the corners.  
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