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31  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Waltz Across Texas on: March 08, 2014, 09:27:29 pm
We were with Hex and Sandy on the West Coast trip last fall, Say Hi for us.
Jim & Rae Anne

Jim & Rae Anne,

We already have plans for this fall, the New York Rally:  Really looking forward to that; especially anxious to see the Ground Zero/911 Memorial. And two more scheduled in 2015: Grand Circle: and following that couple of days later, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta:  We were with Hex and Sandy for a prior rally – will say hi to them for you.

32  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Waltz Across Texas on: March 08, 2014, 08:44:11 am
Temps finally above freezing yesterday, so went to storage to see of the old PC would start. Started right up after two months. ThumbsUp  Dont really do much but winterize, cover the wheels, and hit the battery disconnect button. Just making sure shes ready to go on our next trip April 10:  It would great to have another PC along.  Great fun, everything prearranged, planned and reserved with free time too.  And a 5% discount right now.  Pic from the Adventure Caravans, Christmas in the Smokies attached.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Ford V-8 on: February 21, 2014, 10:43:42 pm
Ron, I found another picture of our first motorhome, an EZ Ryder, manufactured in California.  Here we're parked on the beach in St Augustine, FL: St Augustine Beach, Anastasia State Park, April, 1992.  At least then, you could park on the beach for the day. (The wide-angle lens makes it look crooked.)
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2014 Phoenix Crusier Rally on: February 11, 2014, 09:37:42 am
Well, I do a couple of websites gratis for nonprofits, such as  Its pretty simple to add a payment method using PayPal.  Cost is 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction for low volume use. Payments go directly to your bank account.
35  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
36  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
37  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.
38  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.
39  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.
40  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
41  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).
42  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.
43  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
44  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.
45  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.
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