Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10 11 ... 13
121  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ft Myers Show on: January 26, 2012, 10:50:49 am
Was looking at this story in the local Ft. Myers paper online:

http://www.news-press.com/article/20120120/BUSINESS/301200034/RV-dealers-buyers-see-signs-recovery

Saw a PC in slide 7 of 21.  Couldn't see Stewart though...
122  Main Forum / General Discussion / Shoes... on: January 16, 2012, 12:38:25 pm
We always had a mess with shoes in the closet.  Bought a 31 ClosetMaid Horizontal Laminate Closet Organizer and works great.  Heres a link: http://www.amazon.com/ClosetMaid-899500-Horizontal-Laminate-Organizer/dp/B001M2D9D0/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1326731356&sr=1-1

Available from Amazon in cherry for $24.99 plus unreasonable shipping.  If you dont have to have cherry, I bought mine at Target in espresso color for $12.99 (no shipping).

Note the TP holder.  Matching towel holder on the back of the door.
123  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Advice regarding purchasing a PC. We are new to the PC and B+ World on: January 16, 2012, 10:23:01 am
We went from a 2900 (no longer made) to a 3100.  The problem with the rear slide is limited access to closets when the slide is in and, of course, you cant use the bed with the slide in.  The same would be true for the 2910.  In the 3100, you can camp and have full access to everything with the slide in.  And the bed is longer.  Also, there is a lot more overall storage space in the 3100.  And the 3100 has a longer wheel base (rides better) while only 10 longer and without the extra weight and possible mechanical problems of two more slides.  One bonus is the outside storage compartment on the drivers side under the slide, which is not on any other model.  I use it for electric cords, water hoses, and the associated accessories.  Easy to get to when hooking up.  I removed all the hardware from the rear storage and use it to store chairs.  And a huge advantage for us is the permanent dinette.  That, along with also having a sofa and a spot for a recliner, works really well for us (when watching TV, Im in the recliner and shes asleep on the sofa  nod).

Some other changes we made: the best was no carpet, but think thats standard now.  Next best was a light over the vanity which I think should be standard on all models.  Its the only light we use the bathroom.  Really great for shaving and makeup; more light yet softer.  The light has a wall switch just above the tank heater switch highly, highly recommended.  We added an external holder for a standard sewer hose.  The Sani-Con system is good, but we often stay for weeks at a time, so a standard hose works best then.  Also, we added a countertop covering for the wood shelf next to the sink.  The wood shelf is not practical for doing dishes and for hot dishes.  We added small shelves above the beds to hold reading glasses, TV remote, etc. dont know what wed do without those shelves.  We had reading lights installed above the sofa and beds (visible in the pic).  We have the usual extra options: bedroom TV, backup monitor, surround sound, leveling jacks and dual pane windows (for both weather and sound insulation) all recommended.  Also had a CB antenna installed during construction.  Dont have the automatic satellite dish dont have satellite at home.

For the sofa, the current models come with the newer double reclining seats that also make a bed.  But I wouldnt change our setup for anything.  Our sofa folds out and uses an Aerobed for the mattress.  I have seen some folks grumble about the Aerobed, but weve never had a problem with it.  The huge plus for our sofa is the full a width/depth drawer under the sofa that holds a ton of stuff and easy access.  Really great.

As for a tow vehicle, I would recommend a small SUV (we tow a Chevy HRR and love it). They will hold a grill and lots of stuff that theres not room for in the PC.
124  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Door Mat on: January 10, 2012, 02:58:42 pm
Billy, what are those called?  I looked on the Lowe's website - "screen decals".  Lowe's had no clue...   My wife can't seem to figure out when the screen door is open and when it's closed.  Crying over spilled wine.  Cry
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Window Awnings vs. Sun Screens on: January 08, 2012, 12:58:28 pm
One more really great thing about the Magna Shades, you can roll down the driver and passenger side windows.  It lets a breeze though and keeps the sun out, helping keep the cab cool always a problem in the sun.
126  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Window Awnings vs. Sun Screens on: January 08, 2012, 09:32:47 am
We bought the Magna Shades from the factory when we bought out 3100 December 2010 very pleased with them http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,427.0.html   They work great in a campground.  Got tired of replacing the white vinyl wrap-around covers.  They started looking bad after a year, caused paint chipping during high winds one time (flopping magnets), and could not stand them at a campground like to look out when inside.  For storage, I use the side Magna Shades on the inside, works well, and a HEATSHIELD Windshield Custom-fit Sunshade in the windshield: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002L6KQK/ref=oh_o04_s00_i00_details.  Very envious of those folks with inside storage.
127  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: January 05, 2012, 08:21:38 am
We tow a Chevy HHR and love it.  Tows great four-wheels-down and automatic.  With rear seats folded down, we can pile the back full of stuff that wont fit in the PC (grill, etc.) and the five dark rear windows hide it all.  Blue Ox tow bar.  You sit upright like an SUV.  The wife says it's her favorite car ever.
128  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 04, 2012, 09:24:03 am
Billy, sounds like that could be a good idea. Let us know how that works out/how you did it.
129  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 03, 2012, 05:03:35 pm
So Bob, if both a 30 Amp and 50 Amp are available, it's safer to use the 30 Amp outlet rather than the 50 Amp with an adapter?
130  Main Forum / General Discussion / 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 03, 2012, 10:04:57 am
We are spending two months in Florida.  One month each at Williston Crossings RV Resort, http://willistoncrossingrv.com/, and Rock Crusher RV Park http://www.rockcrushercanyon.com/ (just found out they both happen to be on the just released 100+ Top Rated Good Sam Parks, http://www.goodsamclub.com/travel/topparks.aspx).  Anyway, the daytime temperatures at both have been in mid 60s to upper 70s, but have had a couple of nights with lows in the upper 20s at both and have used two electric heaters at both along with the tank heaters.  At Williston Crossings, the plug-in voltmeter dropped to 108v with both heaters running and tripped a breaker once.  But at Rock Crusher, the voltmeter stays just about on 120v.

One difference in the parks: strangely Rock Crusher offers only 20 Amp and 50 Amp connections, so a 50 Amp to 30 Amp adapter is required.  So was wondering, does plugging into 50 Amps with an adapter furnish a better level of power than plugging directly into 30 Amps?  Or is it a difference in the parks?  I always assumed it wouldnt make any difference, but I dont know that much about electricity.  Wish Id tried that adapter at the first park but it never occurred to me.
131  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 29, 2011, 09:11:59 pm
Follow-up.  The subwoofer under the drivers side bed is connected to the front home theater system, not the DVD player in the bedroom.  Pretty unbelievable.  I put a movie in that system this evening, went back and kneeled on the floor, and finally heard it (barely).  Worthless.  That makes all three speakers in the bedroom area worthless. Were in Florida for two months, but we get back, the subwoofer comes out - more storage.
132  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 29, 2011, 10:10:02 am
Youre right!!  Those speakers are tied to the dash radio.  That absolutely never occurred to me.  What in the world is the point of that? shrug Rear dash radio speakers should not be too far behind the truck seats to be useful.  Those speakers as they are positioned now should be used for CDs/DVDs rather than those tinny TV speakers.  Still dont hear the sub-woofer though, even with ears right next to it and an action movie on.  May just remove it the storage space is much more valuable.  Thank you Ron and Tom, and a helpful ranking vote each.
133  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 28, 2011, 07:19:26 pm
Thanks for the reply.  But Im not referring to the surround speakers; they work fine.  Im talking about the ceiling speakers just outside the bathroom above the bed headboards, and the subwoofer located below the drivers-side bed. They are supposed to be on when the Boss multi-media DVD/CD player (located above the passenger-side bed just aft of the bedroom TV) is on. But I cant get them to work.
134  Main Forum / General Discussion / Boss multi-media player on: December 28, 2011, 04:02:45 pm
Cant get the ceiling and subwoofer speakers to work with the Boss Multi-media player in the bedroom area. It plays a CD fine, but only through the TV speakers.  Ive tried every menu and button on both the TV and the player remotes no luck.  Whats the solution?
135  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV option on: December 26, 2011, 09:58:00 am
Of course the better the Wi-Fi signal strength the better this setup works.  Heres another idea.  Wi-Fi signal strength in campgrounds can, of course, be good, poor, or both depending where you are in the campground.  I found this product rated pretty highly on Amazon, Alfa USB Wireless WiFi Network Adapter, and ordered it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WCEWU8/ref=oh_o01_s00_i00_details

With it, the bar indicator on my computer for signal strength is at least 50% higher or more.  Very pleased with it.

http://ii.alatest.com/product/full/4/8/1000mW-1W-802-11b-g-USB-Wireless-network-WiFi-Adapter-for-Wardriving-Range-Ext-0.jpg
Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10 11 ... 13