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166  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Satellite dish on: April 10, 2011, 03:50:10 pm
I searched around on the internet a couple years ago to find out the best way to connect the dish and found an articleon  how someone redid the amplifier to accomodate satellite.  It got too confusing, so I simply ran a new cable up the front inside wall by drilling a hole in the floor and fishing the cable up to the shelf.  Then I unscrewed the shelf and ran the cable into the cabinet where the amplifier is.  I ran the other end of the cable under the bottom of the pc back to where I wanted the outside connection to be, drilled a hole in the floor under the bed and a hole to the ouside.  I then mounted a cable connection box (found at camping world) on the outside.  I built a simple stand for the salvaged (free) directv dish.  When I connect to satellite, I remove the tv cable from the amplifier, connect it to the directv receiver along with the cable from the dish, find the signal (usually takes about 5 minutes), and sit back and marvel at how bad all the programs are.  On my previous 2007 pc, I used the telephone connection box for the outside cable connection.
167  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refer on while traveling? on: April 10, 2011, 03:36:34 pm
We leave the fridge on auto from the day before we leave (I installed a 30amp service panel close to where I park at home) until we get back.  While driving, it runs on propane.  We turn it off during fueling because you never know where those fumes go or accumulate, and one spark can ruin your whole day.
168  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why Jeep Liberty? on: April 07, 2011, 09:53:52 pm
Thanks for your comments.  Jeep is one of the vehicles I'm considering, and your info helps.  My wife keeps pushing for the Jeep, too.  No pressure there...
169  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 04, 2011, 10:04:43 pm
Tom, what you describe is what I expected the lights to do, so after your post I turned the lights on and waited longer this time--and they went off just as you said.  I wasn't patient enough before thinking they should go off when the door was closed.  What I get for thinking...  And, yes, I too remember drive-in movies with fondness.  Thanks for your comments.
170  Main Forum / General Discussion / Why Jeep Liberty? on: April 04, 2011, 02:46:58 pm
Sometime this year I plan on buying a vehicle to tow behind my pc.  I've noticed a lot of references to Jeep Liberty as toads in this forum.  I know there are a lot of variables and personal preferences, but I would be interested in hearing why so many have chosen the Jeep. 
171  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 04, 2011, 02:34:12 pm
You're right.  I was expecting a noticable click, but on mine it's more of a slight bump.  Had to turn it several times before I felt it.  It doesn't seem to have any purpose on my pc unless it turns the running board lights off.  As I mentioned before, my dome spot lights have to be turned on/off with the rocker switch on them.  They don't have a setting that allows them to be operated with the door or the dimmer knob.  Guess I don't really need that,anyway.
172  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 04, 2011, 11:09:40 am
Mine has the round switch to turn on the headlights, but the dimmer knob next to it only adjusts the instrument lighting.  It does not have a click postion to turn on the dome light.  My dome spot lights under the rear view mirror has a toggle switch on each that turns them on/off.  They do not come on when the door is opened.  My previous 2007 model could be switched to come on when the doors opened, but not my current 2010.
173  Main Forum / General Discussion / Water Leak on: April 03, 2011, 06:21:26 pm
FYI, if you ever notice water suddenly appearing on your floor and you can't find a leaking pipe, check your hot water tank.  While getting ready for our next trip, I found water on the newly installed laminate flooring.  Fearing a leak from a frozen pipe over the winter, I checked the pipes and flooring under the bed, in the bathroom, and under the sink.  I found wet sawdust along the wall under the sink by the by-pass valves, but couldn't find any leaking pipes or leaks from the faucet.  So I removed the partial wall and floor shelf where the factory installs the coffee pot, and found the top and bottom connections on the hot water tank were leaking.  At first I thought the "plastic" elbows were leaking, but on further inspection found the leaks were coming through the pipe dope.  I cleaned off the pipe compound and used teflon tape, and the leaks stopped.  Probably just a freak thing, but something to keep in mind just in case.
174  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 03, 2011, 06:08:00 pm
Don't have remote locks, so maybe that makes a difference.  Billy, maybe they changed this for 2011 (by the way, we used to own land outside Raymond--you live in beautiful country).
175  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Headlights on: April 03, 2011, 06:02:15 pm
It might be different on your 2007pc, but mine required a long #2 phillips screwdriver.  Depends on the type of headlight.  Mine is the aerodynamic that can only be adjusted vertically.  Leveled the pc, set-up a target 25' from the headlights, ran a line from the center of the headlight (marked on the lens) to the target to find the level spot on the target (since I don't have 25' of level surface), used masking tape to mark a horizontal line at this point, turned on the lights, blocked one light (I believe this is necessary for the aerodynamic light only), then adjusted the light down so that the top of the bright area met the horizontal line.  Repeated for the other light.  Obviously, I filled the water tank and added weight to the front seats to simulate people.
176  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 02, 2011, 09:47:22 pm
While adjusting the headlights on my pc last night, I noticed my running board lights stayed on a long time after I finished.  Thinking the timer might be faulty, I stood around until they finally went off.  I'm not sure how long, but 10 minutes sounds about right.  I couldn't find anything about adjusting the time, so I'll be interested to hear other comments
177  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Headlights on: April 02, 2011, 09:42:12 pm
I never did get around to adjusting the lights on my 2007 2700--even though I got a lot of flashing lights from oncoming traffic.  For the past year with my new 2350, I've mostly been able to stop early enough to avoid having to use the lights.  Now that it's warmed up to the 80's around here, I felt I should finally adjust the lights before heading out next week to the Grand Canyon, Zion, Olympic National Parks and other points unknown until we get there.  If I'd known it was so easy, I probably would have done it sooner--but then again....  Happy trails to all!
178  Main Forum / General Discussion / Headlights on: April 01, 2011, 10:46:56 pm
Finally got around to aiming the headlights on our 2350.  Been making a lot of people mad, and now I know why.  The lights were extremely high.  I knew the added weight of the motorhome would raise the front, but I didn't think it would be that much.  At least they're easy to adjust.
179  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ladder Leak on: March 29, 2011, 07:36:37 pm
Dry heat is still heat!  We're 90+miles north of Phoenix, so it's a little less dry here.  Still can't figure how so much water got in my ladder--must be condensation. You can certainly beat the cost of your local rv dealer for an oil change.  I buy the oil and filter at walmart, crawl under (it's high enough for me without ramps) drain the oil, change the filter (it's in a convient location and easy to change and fill up with new oil in less than 20 minutes.  While I'm under there, I also lube it since I have the time--and all for less than $20.
180  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ladder Leak on: March 28, 2011, 07:05:25 pm
Ron, I did think about you when I was drilling my ladder legs, that you wouldn't have to do this.  One advantage I've found with having the ladder is using it to absorb the impact instead of the mh when backing into an overhang while looking in the wrong direction.  I've kept the dent in the top of the ladder to constantly remind me to look up as well as side to side--old dog, old tricks, old blunders.. pulling hair out.
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