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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surround Sound on: May 05, 2011, 03:24:30 pm
My surround sound works on whatever TV channels I can get on the Batwing antenna.  With the TV set to "external speakers" and the surround sound on "Aux 2" there is no sound from the TV, but only from the four surround sound speakers.  If I try to use the TV remote to change the volune I get the message "Not available."  I use the surround sound remote to change that volume for the TV in that setup. 

Hope this helps someone.

Glenn
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewer hose storage on: April 27, 2011, 08:07:22 pm
Does anyone with a model 2350 PC have a good place to store an "emergency" sewer hose?  Do you think a 10' section of hose would be adequate for emergency use?  Any possibility it could share the macerator hose compartment?  I wouldn't feel good about storing it in the rear or side storage compartments unless it was securely sealed against leaks, but I agree that it would be a good idea to carry one of those in case of problems with the macerator pump.

Glenn
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: We have it! on: April 21, 2011, 03:23:37 pm
Your timing was perfect for getting a new RV just as the weather is turning warmer and conducive to travel and camping.  I add my congratulations on the acquisition of a new Phoenix Cruiser.  I, too, have a 2350 non-slide PC as you can see in my profile.  Unlike you I have been patiently waiting since January to be able to use my new toy.  I'm planning my first campout at the lake near where I live in the first week of May at a Corp of Engineers facility. 

I'm sure you are going to love your motorhome!    ThumbsUp

Glenn
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 03, 2011, 04:09:02 am
My motorhome is in storage still, but I seem to recall using the remote to lock the doors also turns off those lights.

Glenn
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 20, 2011, 06:49:28 pm
I'm a new owner here, but on my walk-thru I was told that that emergency start switch on the dash was to be turned on and left for about 30 minutes before it would be able to work with the engine battery to start the vehicle motor.  I stress that I am NEW to this, but thought I'd offer you what I could on the subject.

Glenn
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our new Cruiser on: March 19, 2011, 02:40:38 am
Those tire pressure recommendations should be located inside the driver's door frame.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What Portable Gas Grill Do You Carry Along? on: March 11, 2011, 07:35:06 pm
Does anyone use an electric grill?  I suppose that would work best for those who use electical hookups as opposed to boondocking so as not to drain the batteries.  So far I haven't purchased a grill and would be interested in hearing your ideas comparing gas vs. electric grills.  My first thought is that the electric grills would be less bulky and could be more flexible in where they were set up at the camp site.

Glenn
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reserving camp sites on: March 06, 2011, 05:41:25 pm
Thanks for all the good ideas, guys!  I hadn't thought about the high gasoline prices causing some people to forgo camping this year.  I like that idea!   LOL  It could affect my travel too, but I enjoy the experience no matter how far away from home I go so I'm sure I'll have lots of fun this first year even if I'm at the lake just five miles from home.

Glenn
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reserving camp sites on: March 06, 2011, 12:26:15 pm
I see some campgrounds have "walk-in" only sites that cannot be reserved, but are the sites that can be reserved available for walk-ins too (if not reserved. or course)? 

Glenn
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Reserving camp sites on: March 05, 2011, 05:22:11 pm
I'm new at all this and with the weather turning warmer here in the Midwest I'm beginning to think about going camping.  I've registered with both ReserveAmerica.com and Recreation.gov, but my idea of traveling in an RV doesn't include being on a tight schedule.  Am I naive to think I can find an available campsite by just driving into a campground and registering for the night, week, or month?  I can understand how those expectations would be unrealistic on a holiday weekend or maybe even on any weekend in some popular tourist areas. 

How do you all handle finding a place to stay for the night without planning your trips well in advance and making reservations?  Maybe that's why Walmart parking lots are so popular.   Grin

As always, thanks for your help.
Glenn
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 15-Amp Service on: March 05, 2011, 03:40:37 pm
Tom, thanks for your reply and the advice.  I appreciate it.  Unfortunately where I live close to the largest lake in IL the Corps of Engineer campgrounds typically have only 15-amp service.  At least that's the information on their website.  I've been checking sites out close to home for my first campout in my PC that I bought used from the factory in January.  I want to start with full hookups for that first trip so I won't have to be concerned about conserving electricity or water.  Most likely I will sanitize my fresh water tank and system while camped there too.  If necessary I will reserve a site with 30-amp service, but I shouldn't need the A/C that early in the season.  If it is warm enough I might crank it up just to ensure it's operable.   So far those full-hookup sites are only reserved beginning with the Memorial Day weekend. 

Thanks again,
Glenn
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / 15-Amp Service on: March 05, 2011, 01:11:08 pm
I'm sure a number of you can answer this question for me.  If I find myself at a campground with only 15-amp service available and I use an adapter for 30-amp to 15-amp to plug in what limitations does that put on my usage?  Can I still use the roof air, microwave/convection, or TV for example?  Am I limited to using maybe just one of those at a time?  Your expert advice is appreciated.

Glenn
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Finding digital tv signals over-the-air on: February 24, 2011, 03:11:57 pm
I honestly don't remember if the antenna booster was turned on or not when I tried searching for channels.  The PC is still in its storage garage at this point, but I should have it out in a week or two and I will definitely try your suggestions.  I have higher hopes for success now than before!  Thanks. 

I did check Verizon and it would cost $80/month for their largest wireless internet plan (10 GB).  I already have the 3 GB plan that costs $35/month and I only average about half the usage that plan offers.  The difference of $45 would offer a savings over the $71 I now pay for DirecTV at home if I wanted to use Verizon's service exclusively.  I'd still have local channels at home via the roof antenna for the bulk of my use and I could use the wireless signal for movies.  I even have my old Dell computer still that will work wirelessly with the Verizon FiveSpot so I could designate it just for use on the home TV and even be able to surf the internet on my newer laptop at the same time if I chose.  Still, if the crank-up antenna on the PC works as well for me as it is for many of you I will happy with that. 

Thanks again everyone!

Glenn
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Finding digital tv signals over-the-air on: February 24, 2011, 03:06:19 am
I was hoping for better news, but am not terribly surprised at what you had to say.  During the walk-through at the factory the TV scanned for channels from inside the garage and we got an excellent picture in no time.  I even commented on how great the signal was from inside the building.  Was that because they knew which way to point the antenna and possibly because Chicago broadcasts some strong digital signals that can be picked up in Elkhart? 

I own exactly zero DVD movies because I never enjoy watching the same movie more than once,  Has anyone experimented with streaming video from Netflix, Hulu, etc. using the Samsung TVs we have in our PCs?  Some TVs have that ability built in.  I have a FiveSpot with Verizon Wireless for internet service as well and though streaming movies takes a lot of memory maybe it would be cheaper to pay more monthly for a more expensive plan than to go with satellite and the headaches that entails.  I really don't like the idea of putting a dish on the roof of the PC and using a portable dish would just be too much trouble in my opinion. 

The best idea is to probably wait and see just how often I camp where cable TV is offered, but my preference is generally to camp in State Parks and National forests. 

Thanks for the input.

Glenn
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Finding digital tv signals over-the-air on: February 23, 2011, 07:36:17 pm
I haven't had much time to play with the Samsung TV and surround sound system on my 2010 PC yet, but the one time I cranked up the roof antenna and turned on the TV I got a message that no signals were available.  Now I know there are at least six digital stations available on my home TV using the roof antenna, but maybe the motorhome antenna is too low to get those signals.  It did occur to me that if the RV antenna was not aimed in the right direction I might not get a signal from any station.  If that is the case does a person have to turn off the TV, move the antenna, and repeat that process multiple times until a signal is received?  Is there a way to move the crankup antenna once the TV begins its search without confusing the procedure? 

Any help is appreciated from the "expers" on this forum.  Thanks again, everyone!

Glenn
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