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136  Main Forum / Polls / Re: dumb idea on: May 23, 2012, 04:33:55 pm
Heres a variation on a map. For the past 25 (?) years, Ive bought a souvenir hat pin from many of the places we have visited. I found a map printed on cloth on eBay, stretched it over a painters canvas, and mounted it with Velcro on the wall behind the dinette in the slide-out. Makes a good conversation piece and we enjoy looking at it. Weve been to all 50 states (49 by motorhome), several Canadian provinces, Guam, the Caribbean, and several European countries. Plan to visit Newfoundland and Labrador next year.

At about $5 apiece, Im afraid to figure up how much Ive got tied up in it.
137  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: hwh leveling system question on: May 19, 2012, 09:15:12 am
We have pads, about 10 square, black composite material. Have needed them on occasion. Stayed at a campground with asphalt back-ins and they required pads to protect from jacks sinking in the asphalt (poor campsite design, but nice campground). Stayed two months in Crystal River, FL. Very  sandy soil and the small jack pads sank immediately. Couldnt have used the jacks without the extra pads. Have used them a few other times on grass sites after rains made the ground soft. Handy to have.
138  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Rear Storage on: May 17, 2012, 09:14:30 am
Frankly, I cant remember.  We were staying at Navarre Beach Campground (FL) three years ago and stopped at the Gulf Breeze Camping World for something.  Spotted these on sale impulse buy.  Were not fond of bag chairs and liked these, typical folding chairs but padded.  Theyre comfortable and the right size and color.  Sorry cant be of more help.  
139  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 Rear Storage on: May 16, 2012, 12:57:40 pm
These work...  (Camping World on sale)
140  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: furnace question on: May 14, 2012, 01:50:25 pm
mciai2000, 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.
141  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Floor mats on: May 09, 2012, 08:29:05 am
Agree with Echo11. Went to Ford and got the right color and fit. Heavy duty and catch a lot of dirt.
142  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WiFi on the road on: May 08, 2012, 09:17:06 am
Thanks for the info on tethering and all the detail.  Sounds like the solution!  Ill be heading to the Verizon store.  A big helpful vote for you.   Smile
143  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need help to diagnose an electrical Problem on: May 08, 2012, 09:11:54 am
One time I had outlets with no power when plugged into shore power.  After exhausting all possibilities, I unplugged and started the generator.  All outlets worked.  Confused!  Turned of the generator and plugged into shore power again.  All outlets still worked.  More confused!  But never happened again.  shrug
144  Main Forum / General Discussion / WiFi on the road on: May 07, 2012, 09:46:15 am
We usually stay at commercial campgrounds so I can access WiFi.  I run three websites for charity organizations, gratis.  One website requires changes several times a week.  I like to read our local newspaper online daily when traveling as well as internet news and financial websites.  Also, internet banking.  Were currently traveling about 90-100 days out the year, usually weeks at a stretch.  We love state/federal campgrounds, but generally avoid them because of lack of internet access.  We have a Verizon cell phone not a smart phone.  My wife has an iPad.

Soif we want MiFi and switch to a smart phone, preferably Verizon, whats the cost for all this?  Do you have to pay the MiFi cost for the months you dont use it?  Does it work in Canada?  Assume cost-wise you cant just stay connected most of the time as Im accustomed to doing?  Interested in what folks are doing without me have to reinvent the wheel just for me.
145  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Knock Knock on: May 03, 2012, 03:48:00 pm
No...no joke here.

Weve have had folks ask to look inside our PC quite a few times.  One memorable time was on our Route 66 trip: http://www.mytripjournal.com/HistoricRoute66.  I was looking for a Wi-Fi hotspot while traveling through Albuquerque, NM.  We decided on an Arbys in a shopping center with a big Wi-Fi sign out front.  While searching for a signal, we got a knock on the door.  It was a couple who was really wowed with the outside appearance of our PC (a 2900, full body paint, grey).  They said they had never seen anything else like it and asked if they could see inside.  We spent almost an hour with them and gave them a brochure which we always carry with us along with Stewarts card and phone number.  I told them that PC is sold from mostly from the factory with only two other outlets, one in Florida and one right in Albuquerque.  They were very excited and said they were going there right now!  Dont know whatever happened.

Wondering if others have had similar stories to tell
146  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beautiful 2551 on: May 03, 2012, 02:36:38 pm
I think we should see a pic.  nod
147  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beautiful 2551 on: May 01, 2012, 08:52:09 am
Yes, the ride with the longer wheelbase is better. I know the turning radius is longer but havent really noticed it. Tows great. We have a Chevy HHR and dont really notice it except when hitting a bump maybe. We have a Brake Buddy to assist in braking, although it rarely comes on with careful driving. Saved our bacon once though: at a Flying J, a four-wheeler came barreling between RVs in the RV parking area; panic stop!

Just got back from a trip to Washington, D.C. Everything went great. Handled the mountains of WV just fine.  Planning a 32 day trip on the Great River Road this fall, Bemidji, MN to New Orleans. Then next spring, 41 days: Pensacola, FL around the Gulf to Key West, up the east coast through St. Augustine, Savannah, Charleston, Ashville ending in Stone Mountain, GA. And then next fall, a 49 day Canadian Maritimes trip: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Labrador.  We love these caravans, and I know we have some envious people traveling with us in their big Class As and triple axel 5th wheels. Grin  It'd be cool to have another PC along.
148  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beautiful 2551 on: April 27, 2012, 09:19:55 pm
ragoodsp, we have a 3100.  Best floor plan for us after having a 2900. Love the combo sofa and dinette, only one slide, the wall of cabinets behind the passenger seat, room for a recliner, and the extra outside storage compartment under the slide (we keep electric and water hookups there for easy hook up). Youll love it.
149  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Night Table Mod on: April 24, 2012, 10:12:05 am
That looks great.  Heres another idea.  I had shelves added above the beds during construction.  Very handy for glasses, remote, etc.  (Also had reading lights installed pic).  Then added a big-number digital clock at the foot of the passenger side bed with Velcro, running the cord through the TV wire access to the plug in the shirt closet.  My wife and I both like a quick look at the time during the night.
150  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior electrical receptacle on: March 28, 2012, 09:23:08 pm
Here in southwestern Ohio, we had a wind storm about three years ago, 70 mph winds, which had power out for five days over a wide region.  We were the only ones on our block with lights, TV and a working refrigerator.  Just ran an extension cord from the PC and ran the generator a few hours each day, alternating what was plugged into it.

Incidentally, the storm also caused the magnetic corners of the vinyl windshield cover to flap, damaging the paint.  Have never have used that type of cover again.

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