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151  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling jacks on: October 05, 2011, 05:02:29 am
I have leveling jacks and wouldnt be without them.  It does make short work of leveling, but equally important to us is the stability.  We often stay for a month in Florida, and the jacks keep the coach from moving/shaking when walking around or when leaving/entering through the door.  And as for the cost, youll get a lot of that back when you sell or trade makes them relatively inexpensive.
152  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Elkhart - Things To Do on: September 19, 2011, 01:49:18 pm
We recently went to the Phoenix factory for some minor fixes while still under warranty. Theyre great as usual patient and done quickly. We stayed for a week under $200 at the Elkhart campground. As usual, several Class A lookers - we talked up Phoenix Cruiser.  Of course theres always the national RV/MH Hall of Fame to see, but we looked for some other things. Two we would highly recommend:

Amish Country Tour. A self-guided driving tour to everything Amish with a free map and CDs from the Elkhart Visitors Bureau, one mile from the campground:
We split it into two days to make it more leisurely. Saw many Amish homes/farms and buggies. Lots of great places to eat and shop. We made a separate day at the Shipshewana Flea Market largest in the Midwest:

Studebaker Museum (South Bend). A glorious place if youre into 50s and earlier cars. Plus a great carriage museum including the carriage that carried President Lincoln the night of his death and carriages made by Studebaker for several presidents. And of course, lots of outstanding classic Studebakers. Under $12 for two with over 65 and AAA discounts:
153  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Directions for Samsung TV/DVD Player in 2011 Models on: September 11, 2011, 04:18:23 pm
I have followed the directions for Surround Sound.  All works as shown on the instructions accept I get no sound from the right front speaker (okay on left front, subwoofer and both rear). What to do? (My first attempt at using the Surround Sound.)  Im thinking theres a wiring problem from the factory.  shrug
154  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical problem on: September 11, 2011, 08:12:45 am
Thanks for all the input.  Is this a great forum or what?  No repeat of the problem last night.  One more observation that I failed to put in my comments was that during the problem, the voltage was low, about 105v, in the outlets that did work.  Maybe the best answer at this point is there was a drop in voltage and the generator kicking in reset things.  Keeping my fingers crossed ThumbsUp
155  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical problem on: September 10, 2011, 09:55:41 am
Follow-up.  Just by chance, I switched off the 30 amp shore power outlet and started the generator.  Guess what?  All the outlets worked.  Now get this, I turned off the generator and switched on the shore power outlet and voila, all the outlets work. shrug
156  Main Forum / General Discussion / Electrical problem on: September 10, 2011, 09:37:07 am
Six AC electrical outlets on our 3100 quit working in the middle of the night: TV, kitchen, behind sofa for the Areobed, inside the passenger side shirt closet above the bed, bathroom GFI, and exterior.  The bathroom GFI is not tripped (no power).  There was no storm.  No breakers are tripped (checked multiple times plus twice more at wifes insistence).  All other outlets work fine: the two front sidewalls and the two under both beds.  Dont hear the converter under the bed working either.  The TV and DVD above the bed work fine but cant figure where theyre plugged in.  The microwave works wheres it plugged in?  Hmmm Help
157  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Oxidation on: September 08, 2011, 11:19:01 am
We made one last trip to the factory while still under warranty.  They replaced the rusted screws and the oxidized spare tire latch, and fixed a couple of other minor things quickly, no charge.  Good people.  Stuart suggested just buying a new one we didnt even dare look.
158  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Screen door won't stay shut! on: September 07, 2011, 03:06:37 pm
Well, you do know the story about duct tape?
The only thing an RVer needs in the tool box is duct tape and WD40.  If something moves that isnt supposed to, use the duct tape.  If something doesnt move that is supposed to, use the WD40. nod
159  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Campground near PC factory on: August 20, 2011, 04:24:43 pm
Thanks for the replis.  Kinda forgot.  We stayed at Shipshewana Campground many years ago think well try that again.  We went to the flea market, but it was in late fall and a lot of the venders were gone (no fleas left).  Maybe itll still be good in September.  I do remember being awakened at 5:00 in the morning with clip-clop-clip-clop, the Amish on the way to town.  Billy, like your saying at the bottom of your reply, Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  Reminds of one my favorite sayings:

If you always do
What youve always done,
Youll always get
Get whats youve always got.
160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Campground near PC factory on: August 20, 2011, 11:59:32 am
Were making a trip to the factory next month for some minor fixes while still under warrantee.  Wheres the best place to stay close to there?  Then headed to the Indiana Dunes.  Same questions any recommendations on a campground?
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On a new server ~ Please Read on: July 09, 2011, 09:35:08 am
Ive been having a problem the last few days. When I logon and click Show unread posts since last visit, I get no new topics although there are new topics. I have to back to General and manually click on each topic that I think is new since my last visit. Help
162  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Wisdom on: July 02, 2011, 06:36:39 am
She was happy to be spending her first day in her new retirement home unpacking boxes and finding places for everything. She was a little annoyed when the doorbell rang. She opened the door to find a pleasant young man who introduced himself as the pastor of a nearby church. I see youre new to neighborhood, said the pastor and I wanted to welcome you and invite you to visit our church.

She wanted to be cordial but was becoming impatient to return to her unpacking. As he continued to talk, he could sense her impatience and became a little frustrated himself with her seeming lack of interest in her spiritual life. Finally he blurted out, You should really think more about the hereafter. With exasperation in her voice, she replied, I think about the hereafter all time, pastor. Everywhere I go, I think What am I here after?.
163  Main Forum / Polls / Re: camping chairs on: June 09, 2011, 07:44:22 am
Were not big fans of the bucket chairs. Bought these two traditional chairs on sale at Camping World. The 3100 has a storage compartment under the slide-out just like storage compartment next the batteries on the passenger side. I keep all the electrical and water connection stuff there; very convenient for hookups. These two chairs just fit in the rear storage area.
164  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB placement in Ford cab on: June 07, 2011, 07:42:46 am
I use the handheld Cobra 75WXST with a Firestik NGP (no ground plate) Antenna:

I installed the antenna myself on our first Cruiser, running the antenna wire under the trim behind the drivers seat.  Pictured here on our second Cruiser, the antenna was installed at the factory during construction.  I then connected the antenna wire to the Remote Connector Box placed under the drivers seat.  The power wire is run under the floor mat to the fuse box.  The CB cord runs out to the right from under the seat.  Works great.  Listen to traffic problems, trucker politics and keep up with the weather.
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone going this weekend? on: May 26, 2011, 09:42:37 am
Were headed to Nashville, Indiana with camping friends.  Great place.  All kinds of camping, shops, restaurants, playhouses and activities.  120 miles one-way.

Filled up the PC and both cars yesterday: gas was down to $3.63 a gallon; total $250.  Went up 21 later in the day. Cry
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