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601  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Night Table Mod on: April 24, 2012, 11:18:04 am
Very nice and great idea on the shelf above the headboard.  Your clock looks nicely mounted as well.  We too like to glance at the clock at night that is why the one we have on the night table has a ceiling projection.  Don't even need to lift the head to look at it (too much effort when you're on vacation) lol.  
602  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beautiful 2551 on: April 23, 2012, 05:05:41 pm
Congratulations - Nothing like a new PC.
603  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 22, 2012, 04:46:17 pm
Roni

Glad it was nothing major.  Enjoy your time at Disney.

Barry
604  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Night Table Mod on: April 22, 2012, 03:36:50 pm
We completed the night table mod for our 2551.  I wanted somewhere to place the clock, glasses or kleenix and we finally came up with an idea.  We extended the electrical to the head of the bed and were able to keep the cord for both the extension and clock inside, under the bed.  We trimmed the night table just like Phoenix trims the bottom of the shirt closets.  The night table is small enough that it doesn't interfer with the walkway in the least but yet should be large enough to be functional.  We did not put any holes on the outside of the bed frame so that it could be removed without any marks.

Login to see pic and click on it to enlarge it.

Sue
605  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Washington DC on: April 22, 2012, 09:49:06 am
Thanks for all the advice on our DC trip.  We've made reservations at Cherry Hill for a week and will be using public transportation.  The campground lets you check in at 8:00 AM so that will gives us another day to site see.  I think the first night we will do the night tour with greyline.
606  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Literature Storage on: April 22, 2012, 09:45:35 am
Ron,

   That is why it is great to share these ideas because what works for one may not work for another and without a slide you have that additional overhead storage.

Sue
607  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Recipes on: April 21, 2012, 09:33:24 pm
Sounds like me Marilyn.  In FL this winter a bunch of us sat around looking at each others cookbooks.  I only had my crockpot book with me but now that they are on the CD I will not even carry that.

Sue
608  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 21, 2012, 09:30:40 pm
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Our vents do move side to side and we can close them off both front and back.  They do not move up and down.

Roni,

Ours might be slightly different then yours.  The whole vent itself can be moved up or down.  The small louvers do not move up and down but only side to side but then the whole vent itself can be pushed up or pushed down and it directs the air flow up or down.  I actually have to place my fingers in between the louvers and push on the edge of the vent to get it to move.  But we have a heat strip and not the heat pump so they could be built differently.

Again enjoy your vacation and hopefully it is something really minor.

Barry
609  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 21, 2012, 09:15:14 pm
Roni

I understand if you don't feel comfortable.

Good luck.

Barry
610  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 21, 2012, 08:52:43 pm
Roni,

A few other things to check:

At the thermostat the fan setting should be on AUTO, otherwise the fan runs all the time and contributes to icing of the coils.  If the room temperature is greater than 5 degrees of the set temperature, the fan will run on high again contributing to the icing of the coil.  For example, if room temp is 78 degrees and the set temp is 72 degrees the fan will run on high regardless of what you have the fan setting.

You might need to check for loose mounting bolts.  You can do this from the inside of the RV by removing the inside plastic shroud and look for the large bolts.  The purpose of these is to hold the roof and inside sections together by squeezing them against a gasket on the roof.  If they are loose then water could come from the outside.  They should be snug but not over tightened.  You want to squeeze the gasket but not actually squash it.

If that doesnt work then you will have to get on the roof to make sure the pan that collects the condensation is able to drain.  There are actually drain holes in this pan and if they get clogged the water will overflow into the coach.  You have to remove the shroud that covers the A/C.  The pan is beneath the evaporator coils.

Hope this helps.

Barry

611  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 21, 2012, 08:30:23 pm
Roni,

Check your vents again.  If you push down on them they will change position and force the air to the floor.  You can also push up on them and they will force the air towards the ceiling.  You can also push side to side on them and actually close them off.  The vents do not move as easily as the furnace vents but just with a little force they will adjust in different directions.

Barry
612  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C leaking inside on: April 21, 2012, 07:45:58 pm
We had the same problem this winter in Florida.  Our problem was caused by not having our windows, vents and door closed.  We were pulling very humid air over the condensing coils and they froze up.   We noticed a leak after about 4 hours.  A friend of ours was parked a few sites down and had the same issues.  Once we cooled the inside air and lowered the humidity everything worked great.  One important thing is to make sure you are level and water is allowed to drain away from the A/C and not back underneath.  Also, if you set your thermostat too low, the fan will run high and this may cause your coils to freeze up.

First thing to check is the filters.  Make sure they are clean.  Make sure your vents are opened and pointed to the floor, not directly at the ceiling.

Next, check your condensing coils by removing the filter(s) and on the inside of the PC shine a flash light up into the front of the A/C unit and see if the coils are covered in ice.  If they are put something on the floor to catch water and let them defrost.

Now it could be more complicated.  Make sure that when you have your air running water is actually dripping on the outside.  Condensation must drain through the pan and onto the roof of the RV.  If it is not then you need to check to make sure the drain holes are clear.  If you need to check for this let us know and we may be able to guide you on how to do this.

Barry
613  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Recipes on: April 21, 2012, 10:54:57 am
For those who need a recipe to cook (and I admit that I need my recipes) I carry this software with me http://www.acrllc.com/onemillion.php

There are 1,070,000 recipes on this CD and it has a great search feature.  You just type in the ingredients you have on hand and it finds recipes for you.  You can also add your own favorite recipes to it so no cookbooks need to go camping with you.  I just ordered the lastest edition because my old one is too outdated for the new laptop that my DH bought.  It also has over 1,000 crockpot recipes and I use my crockpot when camping very often.  The only thing is that you have to have a CD drive on your laptop.

If I can't find a recipe on this CD then I make my favorite dinner - RESERVATIONS  Eat.

Sue
614  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Literature Storage on: April 20, 2012, 03:53:51 pm
Ron,

    IMO your storage area looks nice but for me it would not work because it looks like the construction of it took up alot of space.  Maybe it is just the shelving material you used.  I do not think I would fill up that entire area, even being gone for three months at a time.  Give me the space for my clothes and purses and shoes and kitchen products and I will use every inch of it and then some .

Sue
615  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sani-con valve light on: April 20, 2012, 10:56:13 am
Roni

The drain valves on our 2012 PC is Baker-Auto Drain (H & H Engineering).  Our 2008 PC had a similar system also by Baker-Auto Drain and it did not have a light.

Knowing you are traveling, I called the customer service for Baker-Auto Drain (269-965-2371) and asked them about the red flashing indicator light.  Their response was that the most likely cause is a micro switch in the valve assembly that controls the indicator light.  The light is an LED and is not likely to fail (but it could). 

Overall system operation is not affected.  The only down side is that there is not a visual indication of an open valve (this could lead to a memorable RV moment).  So I would enjoy the rest of your trip and not worry about it until you get home.

When checking this out we found we did not have the instructions for our unit so we downloaded the owner's manual from http://www.barkermfg.com/autodrain.html

Barry
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