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721  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Rally at W P Franklin COE Park in Florida on: January 03, 2012, 04:35:54 pm
We are now officially declaring that we have a rally happening in Florida.  Judi & George, Syd & Margo, and Barry & Sue are camping at W P Franklin in Florida.  It's great to meet folks that are on this forum.  Judi has her camera out so hopefully she'll post pictures.  Cheers
722  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: TV is road tested and road worthy on: December 30, 2011, 10:02:31 am
Richard and Jackie

Did you ever think of getting a swivel mount and mounting it sideways, i.e. instead of it swiveling it would lower and raise.  Look at something like this  http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082802&p_id=8097&seq=1&format=2

Go to one of the discount stores and take one of their mounts and play with positioning it and see if it will work.  When mounts first came out they were very expensive so we found an under the cabinet mount on clearance and mounted it sideways and it is still being used as a swivel mount today.  Works great as a swivel even though it was meant as an under the cabinet mount.

Sue
723  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Picture Hanging on: December 29, 2011, 12:20:29 pm
Ron,

I too hung them in the shower.  I used one (5 pounder) for a shower caddy.  The caddy also has suction cups so I get double duty.  I hung two other smaller hooks to hang wet coats or clothes on if we get caught in the rain.  I think they are great.

Sue
724  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.

Barry
725  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 http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/NACommand/Command/Products/Product-Catalog/?PC_7_RJH9U523080QE0IIHEICN90GC1000000_nid=86QH3CT1CLbeF0GFSQ26BSgl

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

Sue
726  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


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

    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."

Sue

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

    Did you look on the Fiamma website?  They have some great videos that show some troubleshooting hints.  Here is the link http://www.fiammausa.com/service/advicesVideo.asp?IDVideo=11#topVideo.  Maybe if you check them out, get an idea of what they are talking about and then call them you can get yours adjusted.

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

Sounds like a prolem best addressed by customer support.

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

This might be what your looking for.

http://www.shortsrvdiscountparts.com/shortsrv/details.php?ITEM=3410504&ProdClass=Lights

Here is a link to number of other bulbs with BA15S base

http://www.thefind.com/search?query=ba15s+led#page=3&local=0
731  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED replacement lights on: December 11, 2011, 10:30:07 am
Tom

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

http://www.hotbot.com/search/web?q=ba15s+base+led

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

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.

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

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.

Barry
734  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
735  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
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