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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Half Body Paint on: March 09, 2016, 04:39:14 pm
I've always left mine outdoors no cover, all spring, summer & Fall. I use it in Florida in the winter. The wax is amazing.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Half Body Paint on: March 07, 2016, 10:20:15 am
I have always used 3M 09062 Marine Liquid Wax
After 11 years my first motorhome still looked new.
Easy to apply, do it twice a year.
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48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rain entering my 2552 on: February 24, 2016, 01:55:11 pm
I had the same leak, last month. If your awning is down when it is raining, water comes in the hole where the electric cord goes into the RV and the Cupboard above your chair by the door in the 2552. It should have a grommet between the wire and hole, but my does not.

I just took some silicone sealant and caulked all around the hole.

I was concerned it might have not sealed perfectly, so I took off the wood around it inside the cabinet and caulked it even better from the inside. No leaks with the 1" rain we just had this morning near Tampa.

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49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cooper tires vs. michelin tires for PC on: February 20, 2016, 08:15:47 am
frecklestweety's tires are before the warranty recall, that was 2012 models.

Also a 6 year warranty is not the life of tire. Your car has a 5 year warranty, doesn't mean that's how long it will last.
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cooper tires vs. michelin tires for PC on: February 20, 2016, 07:47:23 am
From Michelin's website,
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.
51  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.
52  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.
53  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.
54  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.
55  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.

56  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.
57  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:  Wink
58  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. e-mail me
59  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 <> 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.
60  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.
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