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31  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.
32  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.
33  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
34  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).
35  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 (www.redeemer-church.org ; www.clarenceshuppert.com ; http://servecitychosen.org), 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 (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155) which then backs up with the hard drive continuously:

For maintaining it and backup, see a prior post: http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1523.msg11437.html#msg11437

My wife never could get the hang of a computer, but she loves her iPad.
36  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
37  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.
38  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.
39  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Motor mods on: October 26, 2013, 08:30:52 am
Not sure what year this is - definitely vintage...
40  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
41  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.
42  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, http://fulltime-rv.blogspot.com/2009/06/new-tow-car-installing-bracket-and.html,  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!  http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ox-BX88271-Bypass-Switch/dp/B009APJ2UU

43  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Hanging with the Big Dogs on: October 07, 2013, 11:18:03 am
We always stay in campgrounds.  Our concern is safety.  Stayed in a parking area one night, one time, and my wife said never again she didnt sleep all night.  Do you feel safe staying overnight in these areas?
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Because I love y'all the mostest on: September 27, 2013, 01:06:49 pm
As I was watching the video, my wife came into my office.  I showed the part of the video I was watching which included the wiring.  She said, Oh Lord, I dont even want to know! and left.  LOL
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 20, 2013, 01:32:18 am
As for the B.E.S.T. Bug-Off Bug Remover - yes, I always wash with soapy water after using.  And as quickly as possible.  But the stuff does remove bugs quickly.
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