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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: October 24, 2014, 07:31:55 pm
Thanks for the info, Frecklestweety, and I hope your PC's last Fall trip is wonderful.  Drive safely!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 23, 2014, 05:03:23 pm
I'd hate to have to "sacrifice house for hood."  I love my setup exactly as it is, but 25 feet is the max that I want or need.  It fits so nicely into even relatively tight camping spots and I have so much room for all that schtuff!  nod
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: October 23, 2014, 04:57:56 pm
Freckles--I was in that part of PA at the end of Sept and met a couple of the ladies from that group at the small campground I was staying at.  If I had taken them up on their invitation to attend the rally, there would have been FOUR PCs there.  Maybe next year!
4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pleated Front Curtain on: October 23, 2014, 06:57:28 am
Beautiful work!
5  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2450 non-slide on: October 22, 2014, 02:45:29 pm
Hi Ron,

The tall cabinet between the kitchen counter and the bed is PC's typical slide-out pantry.  Measures about 13 inches wide from the edge of the counter to the side of the wardrobe that hangs over the foot of the bed.  The usable inside width of the shelves is only 6 inches.  Despite the loss of space due to the slide-out mechanism, I find it a good spot for things like bleach, laundry and dishwasher detergent, generator oil, WD-40, spare shampoo, vinegar, Calgon, etc.  Basically things that I don't want to spill but won't be needing to access all the time.

The tall cabinet between the dinette and the frig is about 12 inches wide, with usable inside space of a little over 10 inches since there is no slide-out. 

You are correct that there are two cabinets.  The taller one on the bottom is tall and wide enough for a guitar in a hard case, plus room on the floor for hiking boots.  I put hooks on the inside walls up high and hang jackets and a heavier coat in there, and that helps cushion the guitar from moving around.  I suppose a golfer might find that a good spot for golf clubs!

The smaller cabinet above that also does not have a slide-out, so has that nice interior width.  I was worried that it was going to be a pain to reach things in the back but it hasn't been a problem.  I put extra paper products and light-weight cleaning products in there, and it is easy to stack them and keep them fairly neat and accessible.

Not sure what you mean by the measurement of the "vertical stlle framing pieces".  The slide-out pantry is just under four feet high, then you lose some of that space due to the slide-out mechanism.  The tall cabinet on the bottom, next to the frig, is four feet two inches, top to floor.  The cabinet above that is two feet high.  Adjustable shelving might be nice here, depending what people want to store.

Let me know if you have any other questions.  ThumbsUp

6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear camera problem on: October 21, 2014, 09:47:31 pm
Maybe check the Ford vehicle fuse box... when my entire fuse box went bad, the backup camera did not work when I went to pick it up after servicing.  Ford found a yellow video feed wire, but no where to plug it in.  I took it back to the RV place that initially tried to work on it, and they fixed it by plugging it into the fuse box in place of another yellow video feed wire that was mistakenly plugged in by Ford.  They then had to tape it up because with all the messing around with wires, it would sort of go in and out of blue screen mode.  So maybe yours is loose? 
7  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pleated Front Curtain on: October 20, 2014, 07:22:33 am
Wow, Nancy, what an awesome job (both the doing and the describing).  You could probably do a little custom-order business with that kind of skill.  Sewing is becoming a lost art.  Cheer
8  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Traveling with Safe Plumbing in Winter on: October 19, 2014, 11:00:03 am
Thanks for the helpful replies Holly, Sue, and Tom.  I'll give Phoenix a call this coming week, as well, to get their input.  I am less worried now about getting into trouble with Father Winter!
9  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Traveling with Safe Plumbing in Winter on: October 17, 2014, 09:37:23 pm
Thanks, Sue!
10  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Traveling with Safe Plumbing in Winter on: October 17, 2014, 09:50:22 am
John & Holly (Frazzled)... and anyone else in-the-know!

I saw your post re traveling to the NW corner of our perty country for the Winter (Wow!  have a great, safe trip!) and tried to private message you, but I can't see that it worked, so rather than hijacking your thread in the travel section, I am posting here.

I may be delayed in cold weather before I can flee south.  Like you, I live in my rig, so I am looking for PC-specific tips on keeping the plumbing safe in freezing weather while living in it.  Most of the tips I find on the web apply to winterizing for storage purposes.  If possible, I would like to be able to have access to my plumbing rather than shutting things down.  I am not talking sub-zero temps, but I would like to be confident to survive the 20s for a spell.

I understand I have heat pads for the Gray and Black tanks, and that the FW tank and most of the plumbing is inside, but I am confused about the things that are outside, how vulnerable they may be, and what action I should take.  Please know (if you don't already), I am a total noob and need layman's explanations.  Smile

Re the outside shower, do I simply turn the faucets on, with the water pump off, to drain whatever is in there?

Re the macerator, if I put antifreeze in the gray tank and then don't drain it out all the way when I am done emptying the gray, will that protect the macerator and it's connections by allowing some of the antifreeze to sit in there?

If I keep antifreeze in the black and gray tanks and do not empty them all of the way, will that be enough to protect them, along with the heating pads?

Re the hot water tank, do you leave it on overnight to protect it from freezing?  Does it draw so much electricity that I would be in danger of tripping a fuse when the furnace came on at the same time?

If I am driving in freezing weather for a few hours, do I need to worry about things freezing?  Should I (can I?) have the propane furnace running when driving?

In the outside storage drawer, to the right side, there is a cut out in the wood which gives access to the drains (hot, cold, and ?).  Are those vulnerable to freezing?  Even though they are under the bed, I imagine the fact that they are open to that outside storage bin can make them vulnerable.

Are there any other points where the plumbing comes outside that I need to watch or address?


11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disappointing gas mileage on: October 07, 2014, 06:13:59 pm
Holy cow, Ron, if I could have sent 5 helpful stars your way I would have!  Great info, thanks for posting it.  Especially helpful to me was answering the question of whether I should have/could have used the 85 Octane found in the mountain regions.  Thanks everyone for this thread.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full-timers on: September 30, 2014, 05:11:06 pm
Glenncc--Sorry to be thickheaded, but do you mean "follow" as in literally?  Like in a caravan?  or follow someone's blog or Facebook postings?   
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: September 27, 2014, 08:32:55 pm
Hello and Welcome Dale and Cindy.  Have a blast with your new rig.  Won't be long now!
14  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Henry Horton State Park, TN on: September 25, 2014, 09:59:06 am
Very pretty, Ann!  I do State parks a lot and, while the "quality" and prices vary a fair amount, they are usually pretty reasonable.  Usually a Camp Host is present, which I like.  The prices are lower than most private parks.  At a minimum electric hookup is available and often full hookup is, as well (although out West I found electric hookups were often not available).  The best part for those of us who travel with doggies is that State Parks usually have a lot of beautiful land surrounding the campground with assorted trails and network of roads--great for long dog walks!  Thanks for the tip on your stop at Henry Horton and good luck at your next competition!
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length of 2450. Bumper to bumper on: September 23, 2014, 05:18:53 pm
Really nice pictures... I adore all the homey touches!
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