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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cooper tires vs. michelin tires for PC on: February 20, 2016, 07:47:23 am
From Michelin's website, http://www.michelinman.com/US/en/help/do-I-need-new-tires.html
They recommend inspecting tires after 5 years and replace after 10 years. Depending on use & care.

Sun does the damage, so that's why you see many RV'rs with tire covers when they store or park for a while.

I move around a lot and I found using 303 Protectorant on the exposed side walls every few months keeps them from cracking. NEVER use Armourall on tires, it has the opposite effect and dries out the tires. 303 is available in any auto parts store or from Amazon in larger quantities.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cooper tires vs. michelin tires for PC on: February 18, 2016, 02:31:56 pm
If the side walls show cracking, get new tires. But if not, you can probably get another season assuming you have good tread left.
I like Michelin and anywhere you go you can get replacement service. Not so much with Cooper,

BS about shipping cost, must be another reason.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions on a PC on: February 10, 2016, 08:28:35 am
With only 200 W of solar, you really don't need anymore batteries. You will have trouble keeping those two charged.
I don't know what PC is doing standard now but I would definitely go with 2 - 6v deep cycle Trojan batteries.
They can do this if you let them know before they start building. The batteries are about 1-1/4" taller.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Carrying a kayak on: January 30, 2016, 02:49:04 pm
If you towed a car that is the place for a canoe or kayak. But we don't. So our canoe or kayaks, go on top of the RV on a simple to make and install galvanized 3/4" pipe racks, attached to floor flanges bolted to the roof.

The canoe sits on the back rack and 2 pipe racks. I put a plastic pipe on the back rack that acts as a roller.


Here is a rack I put on an old 23' Class A. Same method.


People worry about holes in the roof, You already have plenty, they seal up nicely with roof sealant.
Locate the floor flanges so at least 2 bolts hit the aluminum roof joists. They are easy to locate. On a cool morning, climb up there and the condensation on the roof shows where the joists are located.

I have never had a leak. I hit one with a tree branch once and it pulled loose. I just reattached it and sealed it again.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Owners willing to show their rigs? on: January 27, 2016, 10:39:09 am
My 2552 has a dinette that goes down into a bed in the slide-out.
It measures 68", wall to wall and 36" wide.
If I did it again I would make it 38" or 40" wide to allow diagonal sleeping.
Lots of time we don't put out the slide-out when stopping overnight on the road and there is still plenty of room to work in the kitchen and eat.

No need for the sliding pantry as I had them make the closet next to microwave into a 3 shelf pantry. Holds all sorts of food, we did not need more space for clothes.

We had a 2551 with a couch in the slide-out and hated the small table. We need the eating space that remains set-up all the time and with two of us we didn't need another big bed.

As for showing our rig, we are in Florida for the whole winter and heading to W.P. Franklin near Fort Myers this weekend to stay for 2 weeks.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The 2551 comes with sofa and the 2552 comes with dinette? on: December 29, 2015, 02:03:16 pm
Here is another thing I like about a dinette in the slide-out.
Really big accessible drawers.

22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The 2551 comes with sofa and the 2552 comes with dinette? on: December 26, 2015, 02:48:52 pm
Too bad we missed we will be there from 1/30 to 2/12.
We were happy to get a site . The place is very popular.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The 2551 comes with sofa and the 2552 comes with dinette? on: December 26, 2015, 08:59:01 am
We had a 2551 with a sofa and tiny table.
We bought a 2552 with a dinette. We had them make it wider than standard so four persons could be seated.

We love the big table and never have to take it up or down. There are only 2 of us and we did not need an additional bed.
Plenty of room to walk by even with the slide-out not extended.

We are moving around Florida this winter, read our blog: http://khflorida.blogspot.com/  Wink
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Shows?? on: September 15, 2015, 03:02:16 pm
I live in Westlake, OH if you want to see my 2552.
RV@keelhauler.org e-mail me
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Watch out for trojan(virus) from Carol Sims on: August 24, 2015, 12:53:42 pm
I got an e-mail today from Carol Sims <phoenixusarv1@aol.com> that says to download a file. Of course I did not, i'm sure she got hacked and it is a Trojan or virus.

Do not click the link.  pulling hair out

Hopefully someone will tell her so she can get her account back.
26  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Screening on: August 23, 2015, 12:10:20 pm
We made a screen and use Velcro to hold it in place. We use a small dowel rod to hold the window open at about a 45o. If you open it too wide the window will fall out and be near impossible to put back in. It is designed to do that.
27  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: No Flame Warning on Refrigerator on: August 23, 2015, 11:55:01 am
12 volts is as low as you should ever discharge your batteries to prolong the life. It's less than 50% charged.
See chart below. Read your battery voltage with your inverter voltage display or with a digital voltmeter.

Percentage    
Charge   Voltage
100          12.73
90          12.62
80          12.5
70          12.37
60          12.24
50          12.1
40          11.96
30          11.81
20          11.66
10          11.51

To run a frig on DC takes too much power and batteries would quickly be discharged. That is why they eliminated the DC 3-way option.

There is absolutely no reason to turn off your refrigerator while traveling. That's what it was designed to do.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What's the trick - WP Franklin on: August 02, 2015, 03:13:39 pm
Love Myakka but can never get a site, campground sells out before we can make plans.
Here are two pictures from last time we were there.

29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What's the trick - WP Franklin on: August 01, 2015, 09:00:23 pm
That's the one we got.

We hope to be staying in the Hillsborough County parks the few weeks before.

We have spent the last 7 years in Mexico over the winter but this year we are trying FL again. I did a Mexican Blog so I decided to do a FL blog also.
http://khflorida.blogspot.com/


30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What's the trick - WP Franklin on: July 30, 2015, 03:48:01 pm
After trying every day for two weeks, I finally got the timing down and got a site starting 1/30/16.  Cheer
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