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676  Main Forum / Photos / 2 PCs at Gettysburg on: August 08, 2013, 01:54:36 pm
The one on the left is Tom & Jo Anne Hanlon's 2012 2552 and the one on the right is John and Holly's (2Frazzled) 2013 2552.
The picture was taken on June 8, 2013.
677  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 07, 2013, 04:24:06 pm
 RoseGlasses RoseGlasses RoseGlasses
Look out some one let Ron lose. Who let the dawgs out.

Have a great trip Ron.
678  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question on mixing tow bar and tow plate manufacturers on: August 05, 2013, 01:54:00 pm
Holly, You might want to call Camping World ask for an estimate from them before going with your current estimate. Last week I saw the SMI system installed in a Jeep Grand Cherokee and it was real nice. Nothing to do inside, just hook up and go. For full timing it might be a better system. He had it installed along with the tow bar & plate at Camping World in Hanover, Pa.

Did you get your noise and counter top fitted?
679  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 04, 2013, 12:05:14 pm
Sparky, after I retired the first time, I went to work selling RV at a small dealer here in Maryland because i was not really ready to just sit around waiting for my wife to retire. I am now fully retired. At one of the shows for RV dealers there was a rep from Michelin and he was telling everyone about the added oil compounds in RV tires and why they add them. I hope this helps in deciding what to do. I am just passing on what I know and you can do with it as you see fit.
680  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 04, 2013, 08:03:19 am
Barry that is a great post for RV tires. RV tires are made differently than truck tires including light truck tires. Our PCs come with light truck tires on them. Mine are Michelin LTX M/S LT225R16 with a DOT date of 1511 (March 2011). We picked up our PC on 11/11/11. My understanding is that because motorhome tires are expected to sit longer than LT tires, Michelin adds more oils to the compound. As one drives these oils work there way to the surface to keep the tires from drying out. When motorhomes sit for long periods of time they tend to dry out and crack. All this being said, Michelin does not give any advice on LT tires on a motorhome, just motorhome tires on a motorhome. Again all this being said, I plan on following the advice that you gave in your post.

P.S. Those who have PCs made in 2012 and 2013 should look at this Michelin recall notice. http://www.michelinman.com/voluntary-safety-recall.page
681  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 03, 2013, 07:00:10 am
A buddy of mine went 12 years on a set of tires. Then one day the left inside rear blew going down the highway. The flying tread took out both his gray and black tanks, the tail pipe and part of the side wall. He could of bought several sets of tires for what he paid in repairs. I don't think he will ever go over the 7 year mark again.  I know I won't go pass the 7 year mark.
Penny wise, pound foolish.
682  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 01, 2013, 01:50:55 pm
Welcome to our merry little band.

In 2013 when we ordered our second PC, the backup monitor was part of the Mirror. I had them install the older style 4" monitor where Ron's use to be. I don't seem to hit it the way a lot of people do.
683  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: > Beer contains....WHAT? on: August 01, 2013, 07:17:25 am
lets forget that joke ever happened.  Cheers
684  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: > Beer contains....WHAT? on: July 31, 2013, 04:52:11 pm
This I think is funny.  rolling on the floor
685  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: REPLACING TOILET IN YOUR CRUISER on: July 23, 2013, 08:04:43 am
Hey Sparky,

    First let me say you did a nice job on both the toilet and the microwave and posting your modifcations. One question I have is from the toilet write up, you talked about all the sweat and wiping it up. In the microwave write up you state you have 30 amp on the house. So why didn't you have the a/c on druing the installs? cool

    Another small point I have is that you don't need to double post your write up as the main page shows us what post are new, making it hard to miss you posts. When on a slow campground wifi the less post the better. just a small point. Smile

686  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning Brackets on: July 22, 2013, 03:45:24 pm
Looks like you saved $11 over ordering from the manufacture.  ThumbsUp

Make sure you mount them at the floor line using 1" screws into the floor.
687  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Sprinter 2350 (no slide) on: July 22, 2013, 07:42:04 am
Let the good times roll. Very pretty rig. ThumbsUp
688  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch on: July 22, 2013, 07:27:06 am
I believe that the link is from Ron, not me. He gets the credit for it.
689  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch on: July 21, 2013, 04:17:54 pm
Double dang.  I hope this is the worse thing that breaks on you.
You do have four spares now. LOL
690  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: To tow or not to tow. That is the question. on: July 20, 2013, 10:21:42 am
Some times yes, some times no. It all depends on where we are going and if we might need it for side trips. When on longer western trips we don't tow but sometimes will rent a car for a day or two. If we (read DW) wants to go shopping while we are staying at a campgroung for a few days, then I will tow. Also good for taking her out to dinner without having to break camp.

When towing remeber that not only will your gas milage go down a little, but any tolls will be much higher. Some turnpikes count it as four axles, which is higher than a motorhome and a seperate car.

I doubt I have been of much help with this reply because it all depends on when and where we are going. If it was me, I would buy the tow bar and brake, get it all set up, then you have the option to tow or not in the future.
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