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121  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wet Dometic Awning on: January 22, 2014, 09:35:20 pm
We have a 3100, and the electric awning is always soaked after rain.  You have to stay out from under it when opening it drips everywhere.  We previously had a 2900 with a hand-operated box awning which stayed dry.  Previously had a Class A with a covered-wrap awning that stayed dry.  Dont know what it is with this awning, but it stays wet all the time.  But sure love motorized awning.   Smile
122  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: January 10, 2014, 02:36:42 pm
Well, you can add my name to the list of grateful forum members.  Got seven new tires installed today at a Ford dealer.  Replaced three-year-old tires with over 15,000 miles on them.  Not all went smoothly, though.  When I scheduled the recall work, I asked if they were equipped to handle a 30 motorhome, and I was assured they were.  They were, kind of.  No lift, so it had to be done outside in one inch of new snow and muck.  The worker was not happy.  And expected about an hour as some others had posted.  But it took 3 hours.  When I questioned the time at two hours, I was told that Michelin allows a half hour labor for each tire.  So be forewarned if youre going to schedule.  Anyway, Im happy as I would not have known about the recall except for this forum.   Smile
123  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fresh Water Tank Drain on: January 02, 2014, 08:47:13 am
My only beef with the fresh water drain is how long it takes to actually drain the tank. Why is the drain so small??  I hope the new inside access design makes draining the tank a lot quicker.
124  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fresh Water Tank Drain on: December 31, 2013, 09:33:04 pm
Uhhsowhere is the fresh water drain valve on the newer PCs?  shrug  Mines on the outside, a 2011 model.
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Engine and Generator at Same Time on: December 06, 2013, 07:59:53 am
Well, I seem to be the odd-man-out here.  In the fall, I winterize the water system, fill up with gas, run the engine and generator after putting STA-BIL fuel stabilizer in the gas tank, check the water in the batteries, set the electrical system to Store, cover the windows and tires, and lock the door.  Its not unusual to have winter temperatures in the 10s and 20s here, and occasionally below zero.  Its expected to be 14⁰ here tomorrow night with five inches of snow.  In the spring, it starts right up.  I dont have the luxury of storing it at home, but check it inside and out every three to four weeks at a rented, secure, outdoor storage facility.  Weve had motorhomes for 25 years and never had a problem.
126  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winter travel and overnighting iin low 20 degree weather on: November 27, 2013, 08:10:17 am
Sorry, don't know the manufacture. I had it installed by PC when it was built.  shrug
127  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winter travel and overnighting iin low 20 degree weather on: November 26, 2013, 10:57:30 am
A problem youre likely to encounter is a frozen macerator.  Had to winterize on our final morning in the Smokies this November before heading north and home.  Hit the macerator switch nothing.  The temperature was 26⁰.  Had to drag out the standard sewer hose (see pic).
128  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time for a new computer but what? on: November 21, 2013, 08:40:03 am
I started off with a Radio Shack Model 4: two 5 inch floppies and no hard drive, a real monster.  LOL  Then a Gateway desktop followed by a series of three Dell laptops.  Current computer is a two year old Dell XPS L50 (newer models available now, of course) and couldnt be happier.  It has an Intel I5 CPU, 8 GB Ram, 800 GB hard drive, running Window 7 Professional.  I run three websites from it using WebPlus 6 ( ; ;, graphics creation/editing with PagePlus 5, newsletters with MS Publisher, photo editing with Photoshop Elements, all with few problems.   I keep a lot of stuff in a large flash drive which automatically backs up once daily to the hard drive with a free program call SyncToy ( which then backs up with the hard drive continuously:

For maintaining it and backup, see a prior post:,1523.msg11437.html#msg11437

My wife never could get the hang of a computer, but she loves her iPad.
129  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C Fan runs when furnace is turned on on: November 04, 2013, 12:31:44 pm
It's good to have a wife that pushes your buttons. Especially when it's the right ones...   Wink
130  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C Fan runs when furnace is turned on on: November 04, 2013, 07:27:21 am
keelhauler, heres your solution.  We had the same problem which was that the fan was set to ON rather than to AUTO. Click the button for the fan (first click), then change the fan setting to AUTO. Should work fine. If you use the AC and the fan is set to ON, the fan will run continuously, but will go on and off with the AC if the fan is set to AUTO.
131  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 Fuel Mileage on: October 31, 2013, 01:09:34 pm
Any experience with higher octane gas?  Many years ago, I put premium in my Class A in error.  Got two MPG better.  Never willing to spend the extra try it on purpose.
132  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Motor mods on: October 26, 2013, 08:30:52 am
Not sure what year this is - definitely vintage...
133  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Ford V-8 on: October 26, 2013, 08:13:51 am
Well, that was over 20 years ago, and dont remember all that info.  Some of the synapses in my 70 year-old brain have stopped working.  It was a true dually and an automatic.  Too much weight for four cylinders at times.  Headed up the hill at Jellico, TN (over two miles at a steep grade) we were barely over 20 mph when reaching the top.  I think all the rocking from my wife laughing so hard was the only thing that helped us make it.   Smile
134  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Ford V-8 on: October 25, 2013, 01:59:31 pm
Like Ron, we also had a Toyota based motorhome (used); the dealer called it a Micro-Mini.  It was our first motor home after camping in tents and a popup.  The manufacturer was EZ Ryder out of California.  In all the time we camped in it, never saw another one.  Four cylinders underpowered, but never had any serious problems with it.   And it had all the bells and whistles for the time, including a 3-way fridge.  Bed-over-cab, rear bath and dinette.  Following that, a Class A (Mallard -sold it after an Alaska trip); a bigger Class A (Southwind); a PC (2900); and now our second PC (3100) and last RV.  Pic of the EZ Ryder attached.
135  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2012 Honda CR-V battery discharged after tow on: October 14, 2013, 08:25:01 am
We have a Chevy HHR tow car (which we love), and have to pull a fuse when towing.  Found this site,,  explaining how to make your own for an HHR but it would work for any car (skip the first part on installing a tow bracket).  Always intended to do this, but never got it done.  An RV buddy had a friend who made one for him easy he says.

You can also buy one, but pricey!

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