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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: questions to ask during walk-through of new PC on: April 25, 2016, 03:20:44 pm
I would suggest that you check into a campground with full hook ups. Staying outside the gate will not let you check very much. The water at the factory is really bad, heavy with iron. Just check the sink in the factory bathroom. I would not put it into my water tank. Unless you have a sewer hookup, you can not dump, check out the sani con system. Turn on the water heater, stove and microwave.

During the walk thru check every thing, open and close every door, drawer, window and roof vent. If you got the jacks, try them out. My last PC I forgot to check them and I drove all the way down to Indianalopis before I found them missing. I had to return the next day to get them. Take your bath towel rods and toilet paper holder with you and they will install them where ever you want them.

The Elkhart Campground is very close to the factory and a lot of stores, including Lowes and Mandlas (sp). 
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: House battery's on: April 23, 2016, 12:16:31 pm
True
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question About Toad Hookup on: April 23, 2016, 09:24:49 am
Hi

    I use a 4 inch riser with two "Quite hitch" like these. http://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-061-Quiet-Hitch/dp/B00C5TA2QQ I put one on each end of the riser. My Blue Ox cables are long enough to handle the added length.
 
    I also use four matching  (same key number) lacking pins. The Trailhawk is not coming off by it self or while I am away from the rig eating lunch, if you know what I mean.

    When I had the SMI Plug-n-Play barking system installed in the Trailhawk, they also hooked up the tail lights and ran a hot wire from the PC plug to the battery. I don't have to worry about running down the Trailhawk's  battery even after driving for days and nights.

    There is a recall on the Jeep Cherokee for 4 down towing.  I don't know if it is also for the Trailhawk and We have not received a recall notice yet.

    I drive a Grand Cherokee while we tow my wife has the Trailhawk. We love them both.

 Cheers
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A couple of hot water heater questions on: April 10, 2016, 07:35:05 am
JJ that is a very interesting and useful post. Thank you. ThankYou
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Which Trip Planning software for 2016? on: April 07, 2016, 03:53:02 pm
Which trip planning software do you plan on using for 2016?

What about route planning?

I have been using Trips and streets 2013 and really like it but it is not being updated anymore. I am not happy using google maps or earth for planning more than going from point A to point B. Apple maps are not any better.
6  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Our Sparky's last trip on: April 05, 2016, 05:49:03 pm
So so sorry to hear this. I know and feel the pain you are going throuh right now. I hope he has fun playing with all my pass fur babies, and every one elses fur babies that have also crossed over the rainbow bridge.

 Cry Cry SadDog
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Factory Visit and Stabilizer Question on: April 02, 2016, 03:19:58 pm
I put Bilstein heavy duty shocks on my 2012 2552 and they helped a lot. I also put the Blue Ox steering bar on and it helped a little more. I think the safe-t-plus would help even more. You must remeber that you are driving a large wind catcher and some correction will always be needed. You should of notice the trailer moving around behind you in strong winds.

The only issue I have heard of about the safe-t-plus is that it has to be adjusted for the type of road you are driving on in your area, ie the crown in the road. It it is set for a flat highway then driven on two lane back roads, you will be turning to the left all the time. Safe-t-plus has a web site with great videos about their product and how they should be installed.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking to purchase an 2006 or a newer 2551 on: March 26, 2016, 07:07:06 pm
You should think about the availability of parts for repairs on a ten or more year old unit. Not only the truck parks, but all the house parts like a/c, refer, electrical and body parts as well. Depending where you live, big city or small town can make a diffeence in getting parts. Also when and where you travel to. Problems have a way of happening in the worse places.
9  Main Forum / Links and Contacts / Re: Product Contacts on: March 18, 2016, 07:31:13 am
It will be at Cherry Hill RV Resort in College Park, Maryland. It is just out side the Washington, DC beltway on the north side.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: towing. is it worth it for a 24ft? on: March 14, 2016, 05:32:03 pm
Hi chevyboy, welcome to our gang.

For the next week, everytime you go some where, think about taking a motorhome and finding where you would park.  You might find that a lot of parking lots have small spaces and lots of island to drive around.
Think about not only the length but the  width and height. The 2400 is 2 feet longer than a crew cab with a long bed pickup. It will be wider and higher than a pickup. You can not take it thru a drive up window or into a lot of parking lots. If you are touring national park, think about all the other cars taking the parking spaces, even the RV/bus spaces. Think about touring and tunnels. some older tunnels like the Needles hwy in SD are low tunnels that even at 10' 2" becomes a problem.

Also when you leave your campsite you run the risk of someone taking it. I have had that happen in both state park campgrounds and private campgrounds where the site are assigned.

I agree with everything said above about breaking camp being a pain.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with auxiliary 12 volt plug in on: March 10, 2016, 04:38:04 pm
On our first PC 2350 we had the same problem. I took it to a Ford dealer for service and asked them to check out. They found that the fuse had not been installed. They showed me my manual listing the fuses. I read down the list until I got to the lighter. I needed to read on down the list to near the bottom to find the aux. fuse.
 Embarrassed
12  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Outdoor temp alarm to inside RV alarm system on: March 02, 2016, 07:09:50 am
google "indoor outdoor thermometer with temperature alarm", you will get lots of them.
13  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: PC Sighting on: February 22, 2016, 05:27:26 pm
Not me, I am sitting here at home.

What color was it?
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House Batteries for 2008 2551 on: February 22, 2016, 03:41:35 pm
Another option that I use is to carry a battery charger and a 25 foot extention cord. When I Want to charge the battery, I plug into the outside plug by the door. If the coach is not plugged into 120v, I just start the generator.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cooper tires vs. michelin tires for PC on: February 20, 2016, 11:12:52 am
Keelhualer you might want to reread the recall notice I refered to above. It states tires made between Jan 2010 to Jun 2012. If her PC was made late 2010 it could have tires made earlier that year and be covered.
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