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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Right Rear Mudflap on: Today at 07:56:05 am
 Or just don't back up onto the blocks.  Figure out where you want them, position the rig a little back from that, place the blocks, then pull onto them forwards. Cheer
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Ron Dittmer or anyone on: April 22, 2017, 10:00:11 pm
Have you checked the fittings on the pipes behind the shower to make sure none have come loose?  You access them through a panel on the other side of the shower wall at the head of the bed.  You have to take off the mattress and the bed platform board to really get in there.  Underneath those pipes it is open to the corrugated material that runs under the floor so if there is a leak at that spot, the water will run into that outside storage compartment.  Good luck and let us know what you find.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 14, 2017, 06:22:37 pm
Hi Freckles,
If you decide to try a brand other than Sanicon, you might want to talk to Phoenix first to make sure it will work with how they have things set up.  I bottomed out a while back and broke my macerator.  Have been using the manual dump system since.  I asked Phoenix about changing to the new macerator they are using (quieter and faster) but was told that it would be really hard to retrofit into the way they have things set up for the Sanicon system.  Would hate to see you buy something and then when someone tries to install it they run into trouble.
Good luck!
P.S. I've gotten so used to the manual dump routine and have enjoyed not worrying about when/if the macerator might break that I think I might just leave things the way they are.  If it hadn't come as standard equipment, I wouldn't have gotten it in the first place.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What does your Phoenix weigh? on: April 12, 2017, 04:06:59 pm
Thanks for posting your weight details, Larry.  Looks like you have plenty of room to spare to load up that outside storage compartment!  As to the difference on our driver's side, I'm not sure how much the slide mechanism and materials all weigh, but I probably make up for some of that by cramming more stuff into my storage compartments, which are roomier without the slide.  Since my rear is closer to max than the front, I have all of my heavy stuff under the dinette benches and in the overhead cabinets on that side.  Heaven forbid those doors ever pop open on a big bump.  If things come flying out, they're liable to keep right on flying through and out the house door! 
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 31, 2017, 08:33:25 pm
Welcome, Wayne Prince.  Sorry I don't have any insight into your electrical/battery problems.  Hopefully someone here will have something concrete to contribute.  Meanwhile, I just wanted to say,  Grin W e l  Smile c o m e  Cheers
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Two PC's on the same day? on: March 24, 2017, 07:57:18 am
It's springtime.  They're migrating.   Cheer
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Every little bit of storage counts on: March 18, 2017, 09:03:38 am
A neighborly nod and a thank you to you, Ron.   Cheers
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Every little bit of storage counts on: March 17, 2017, 10:00:52 pm
GREAT suggestion!  (I've never even looked in there.)  Grin
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Customizations on new 2552 on: March 16, 2017, 09:17:38 am
Wow!  Beautiful rig and some really well thought out modifications.  May you enjoy many wonderful years toodling down the road.  Thanks for posting the pictures.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First night camping on: March 13, 2017, 04:12:48 pm
Catsaplenty--Good to know you are safe at the Fairgrounds with all that crazy weather.  I guess you've had plenty of time to test all the systems.  How has everything checked out?  How is it working out camping in sub-freezing weather?  Keeping warm enough?  I hope!
And Jatrax, I agree with Garmp--your post was extremely entertaining.  You certainly have the attitude part of things down pat!
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: And the pits just keep on coming on: March 01, 2017, 08:13:06 am
Sorry I don't have a fix and no one here seems to yet.  If you haven't solved it yet this morning, maybe you can try posting over at the Escapees online forum.  I think I've seen you post there before.  It's a much bigger forum and I'm sure there are plenty of Thetford throne owners over there, hopefully some of whom will have insight.  Good luck and keep us posted!
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Really? on: February 05, 2017, 02:16:30 pm
I hope you find the above responses to your dilemma to be reassuring, Catsaplenty.  It won't be long and these hard months of planning and waiting will be a distant memory as you set out on your new journey.  Exciting times ahead!

(And Holly, hahahaha--you made me laugh.  I didn't take any offense at "mature," and indeed interpreted it as old-er/old-ish.  But if you have doubts in the future, a great term is "seasoned."  Makes me think of quite a lively old-er/old-ish person.   Cheer  Also, thanks for your kind words about the blog.  I enjoyed yours, too, when ya'll were actively traveling.  You should let Aimee put a link to it on Phoenix's Blog page (same goes for all those other bloggers out there).
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Coconut Oil in Tanks on: February 05, 2017, 02:03:37 pm
Thanks for the clarification, Donc13.  It was my fault for using too much.  The clumps were definitely the coco oil, though, as I am extremely careful about what goes into my tanks (wiping all dishes and pans with paper towels before washing them and well, at the risk of TMI, nothing solid goes into the toilet).  They weren't solid solid clumps.  Gelatinous would maybe be a better word.  At any rate, it was gunky and was sitting on the bottom of the exit pipes and all inside the macerator.

No damage done.  I'm flushing the tanks really good now and the macerator was doomed anyways because of the little accident that resulted in it having to be removed in the first place.  My fault for using too much!
14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ford E-350 Instrument Issues on: February 05, 2017, 01:57:04 pm
Hi John--Glad you are enjoying your PC.  Bummer about the electrical gremlin, though.  I had nearly the same thing happen to me three months into my travels.  The rig was off while I was away for a bit and when I returned I found lights blinking, radio going on/off, all sorts of crazy stuff.  Long story short it was, like 2 Frazzled suggests above, the circuit board.  Ford took care of the issue under warranty.  Although they did not find anything to definitively prove that was the issue.  But they tried testing other stuff and apparently when you don't get your answers elsewhere, you replace the circuit board.  Must have been the problem, since that fixed it just fine.  Good luck!
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Coconut Oil in Tanks on: February 03, 2017, 06:59:10 pm
I've searched and cannot find the original thread where someone mentioned adding some coconut oil to the waste tanks to help with the problem of sticky valves so I'll post a new thread here.

I had sticky valves to the point where when I was finished dumping and tried to close the black or gray valve, the light would continue to blink.  I tried the coconut oil and it worked... for the first few weeks, then the problem came back and stayed back.

This week I stupidly entered a parking lot with a bad grade between the lot and the road and bottomed out my left rear corner, damaging the pipe that connects the macerator to the rest of the tank plumbing.  I called Phoenix and Kermit recommended having the macerator removed and using the regular dump system until I make it back to Elkhart with my annual honey-do list.  (Remember, for those of you who don't know, Phoenix only charges $50/hour to work on their rigs for you and no one knows their business better than they do.)

Ok.  So when my helpful fellow removed the macerator today we found clumps and glumps of oily gunk all over the place.  I am in TX and it's not terribly cold, but still the oil partially solidified.

Please don't take this as any disrespect to the original poster of the idea, but I wanted to put it out there that if you want to try using the coconut oil, proceed with great caution.  The problem may well be with me.  I tend to err on the side of "Well!  If a little bit works well, then a little bit more will work even better!"  I may have used too much (a cup or so per tank after each dump).  I don't know.

In any case, I wanted to get this posted for anyone who is considering using the oil.   Grin

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