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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 21, 2017, 09:43:47 am
Llamas!  Wow!
Welcome.  It sounds like you have great expertise outside of the typical box.  Enjoy your preparations and we look forward to any questions and contributions!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Utah journey on: April 30, 2017, 11:19:06 am
Snow! Wow!
As for your step, there is a bolt at the bottom of the door that you can adjust outward so that it makes more firm contact with the button thingy at the bottom of wall there.  A faster fix is to put a layer or two or so of paper towel between the two when you close the door so that the button is more firmly pressed.  A longer term fix is to have a switch installed that can totally disable that step, so that you can disable it when driving.  I'm not sure, but I think the switch simply disconnects battery power to the step (the factory installed it for me after my third visit there and constant problems with the step).
Continue to enjoy a safe journey!
3  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: electrically operated dump valve on: April 29, 2017, 02:52:29 pm
Wow, that's some bad luck.  I'm glad you are OK, though!
When I broke my macerator, the electric valves still worked.  I was wondering if I could bypass them and do everything manually, though, so I called Phoenix and spoke to Kermit.  He said it would be possible to pull those valves on the black and gray tanks manually but it would be really hard and you could possibly damage the motor in the electric valve system.  Besides, I would have to crawl way far underneath to get to one of them.  So, basically, is there any way you can at least repair the part that got damaged that affects the electric valves?  I hadn't realized it, but it is a separate device from the Sanicon system even though they occupy the same compartment.  If you can't and you absolutely have to manually dump before getting somewhere where they can fix things, then, yes, you can pull those valves out yourself if you are strong and desperate enough.
Good luck!
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Right Rear Mudflap on: April 25, 2017, 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
5  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.
6  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.
7  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! 
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  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.
13  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!
14  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!
15  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).
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