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1  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Traveling with Safe Plumbing in Winter on: October 19, 2014, 07:44:35 am
    On the 2350 the outside cabinet has three valves, hot, cold and fresh waster. On the 2551/2552 the fresh water drain is under the passengers side bed and the hot and cold are under the bottom drawer under the kitchen sink. To access them you pull the drawer out until it stops. Then on the right side of the drawer you will see a black plastic arrow shaped thing in the slide. The same thing will be on the left side also. You push down on the right side, push up on the left side and while holding them in this position pull the drawer out just far enough to reach in and turn the valves. DO NOT pull the drawer all the way out as it it a pain in the you know what to get it back in the tracks. This is also where the water heater bypass valves (3 of them) are located for any model with the heater under the kitchen sink.

    To drain the hot and cold and outside shower, open these valves, and open each and every water valve. You will need to drain the water heater tank from outside in the heater compartment. The water heater is expensive to replace if it freezes and burst. If you leave it on while traveling, it will not freeze. We use the electric option while plugged in and it stays warm most of the day. In extreme cold I would turn on the gas option while stopped for lunch to reheat it. You can also turn on the gas furnace at this time. Another option is to run the generator and heat both water heater and the cabin using electric. It is good for the generator to run it anyway and it only uses less than 1/2 gallon of gas per hour. You can run it either while stopped for lunch or while driving.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water leak on our first big trip on: October 18, 2014, 12:50:36 pm
Is your outside shower turned off?
 Is there water under the bathroom sink?
 Have you checked the valve to send water to your fresh water tank?
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet door latches on: October 15, 2014, 12:42:53 pm
    Ron, how about some pictures of the latch from inside the drawer so we can see how they work. Where did you get them from and at what cost.

    I too am always replacing the spring part of the latches. I am starting to notice that if I tighten the screws holding the latch to the wall/cabinet they seem to work better and not break as often.
4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: LED light for under Sharp Microwave/Convection oven on: October 14, 2014, 07:41:17 am
Thank you.
5  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: LED light for under Sharp Microwave/Convection oven on: October 13, 2014, 02:33:53 pm
Where did you get it? What was the cost? Thanks.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 10, 2014, 04:36:14 pm
Kermit told us at the reunion that the E350 and the E450 would be available until 2020. So he has no plans to change or add any thing now.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Future newbie with a couple questions on: October 10, 2014, 07:42:13 am
    Having owned a  1996 Chinook (21 footer) for seven years, I can say that I have never seen a small motorhome that was up to the same build quality as it was. I think that our PC is better built than most other small motorhomes built today, plus the fact that the factory will customize it for you puts it ahead of the others. 

    We went to the Intervec-Phoenix rally last month in Colorado Springs, and also spent a week in Estes Park, Colorado. We towed our Jeep Liberty, which is close in size and weight as your Wrangler. We just sold the Liberty and bought a 2015 Cherokee Trailhawk to tow behind us. We did see a couple from Texas that was towing a Cherokee Trailhawk behind a Ford E450 motorhome and they said they loved it and did not have any problems towing it. We did not have any problems with power except on US68 in Maryland. The going up the hills there did slow us down a little. Kermit (the owner of Phoenix) was there and fixed any small problems anyone had. On one side of me, the guy had a broken escape window that was replaced and on the other side the lady had a step that the pin had broken and was swing freely. It was fixed also. Both of them were fixed for free. I had the same broken step pin on the way to Estes Park. You can read about it on this forum. It cost me a $100 to have a mobile repairman come and fix it. I don't know of any other motorhome manufactures where the owner comes to their rally and fixes any problems.

    Two six volt batteries do put out 12 volts but the run time (hours) is greater. You might find that the two 6v run longer than the three 12v you have now. Check the amp hours on each battery. This is why 6v are used on golf carts.

    My wife thinks that our 2552 is the perfect size and layout for a motorhome while still allowing us to go just about any where. It comes down to one queen size bed vs two twins bed. The 2552 is really almost 28 feet long while the 2910 is 31 feet long. Either one will be a great choice.
8  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Hello from Myrtle Beach on: October 08, 2014, 05:38:28 pm
I have been to Chi town and understand you wanting to leave the cold behind. LOL
9  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Hello from Myrtle Beach on: October 08, 2014, 02:26:19 pm
Nice pictures.
I will be at Lakewood for a week starting on Oct. 24. I can hardly wait to get there.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disappointing gas mileage on: October 08, 2014, 02:24:04 pm
87.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2013 model 2551 12 volt batteries OK? on: October 06, 2014, 06:33:11 pm
Why are you changing your batteries? 6V are better than 12V. It only matters how they are wired together. If the shop wired them the way they were wired, they did it wrong.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Photo Contest! on: October 03, 2014, 05:01:01 pm
Yes Thanks Aimee. Grin
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Photo Contest! on: October 01, 2014, 11:42:13 am
Hey Jack, some one has to look out for us. exactly!
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Photo Contest! on: October 01, 2014, 07:56:02 am
What about those of us that own a 2012? We are not pre or post. Which category will we be in? shrug
What if there is more than one PC in the picture, which category will that be in? shrug

Questions, questions, questions. SOSHelp
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: spare tire on: September 29, 2014, 07:25:46 pm
Michelin says 7 to 10 years. If it under cover and no cracking, I would go for the 10 years.

Hope you are getting better.
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