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736  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Bagpiper at a Funeral. on: March 10, 2013, 08:50:41 am
Bagpiper at a Funeral.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs.  Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the back country.   
As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.  I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.
I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in
place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around.
I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends.
I played like I've never played before for this homeless man.
And as I played 'Amazing Grace,' the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car.  Though my head hung low, my heart was full.
As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen nothing like that before and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."

737  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing carpet on: February 27, 2013, 07:45:22 am
I was in a bar once that had peanut shells for flooring.  LOL Grin
738  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Levelers... Up Or Down During Storage on: February 26, 2013, 07:36:32 pm
 Up but I don't know why other than I don't want the cylinder to rust.
739  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture collects on side walls of twin beds when very cold weather on: February 22, 2013, 07:21:28 am
Bed, Bath and Beyond has the memory form toppers. Twin size fits the long bed.
740  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower Pan on: February 21, 2013, 08:31:07 am
When we picked up our 2350, I had the factory install two towel bars in the shower on the drivers side wall. One above the other. The way I look at it, there are hundreds of screws used to make the PC, so what difference does eight more screws make. I also asked for a wooden board above the shower door top. I bought plastic over the door hooks and placed them over this board on the outside. When we took a shower, we hung the towels from the hooks. The last one to shower placed the towels on the towel bars to dry. With the shower door close you could not see the towels and they where out of the very small bathroom space.

Now that we have a 2552, the towel bars and the toilet paper holder are mounted on the back of the sliding bathroom door. The two towel bars, one over the other, are mounted to the left side of the door and the toilet paper holder is to the right side, just under half way up the door. When the door is open, everything is out of the way. When the door is closed the toilet paper is automatically placed in front of you, when you are sitting. LOL
741  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: electric hot water switch on: February 20, 2013, 02:56:51 pm
As long as you have water in the heater, you can leave the switch on. Like I said before we leave it on the whole trip.
742  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture collects on side walls of twin beds when very cold weather on: February 20, 2013, 10:28:42 am
Thank you Judi. I wanted to make sure that is what I read awhile back before I said anything. Everyone was telling her to make sure the mattress was right side up but not saying how to know.
743  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture collects on side walls of twin beds when very cold weather on: February 20, 2013, 07:33:17 am
does right side up mean that the tag is at the top of the mattress?
744  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: hot water heater question on: February 19, 2013, 11:53:35 am
Just makes it one less thing to think about in the morning. On before we leave, off when we return. Refer and water heater at the same time. Wife packs refer night before.
745  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: hot water heater question on: February 19, 2013, 07:56:19 am
We normally stay in campgrounds with full hookups and in the summer drive with the roof A/C on using the generator. The generator also runs the electric water heater and the refrigerator. I turn the them both on the night before we leave home while the PC is still plugged into the house. I turn them both off when we get back home. I only turn the gas on the water heater to test and clean it every now and then,  It seems we don't need the gas part of the water heater to keep hot water. Since I am paying for the electric at the campsite, why burn my propane? If I dry camped, which is very rare, I guess I would have to use more propane.
746  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "Shakedown" Trip In New 2910T on: February 17, 2013, 03:23:43 pm

I went over to the coach to take a look, both the door side and frame have magnetized strips. As I shut the door the magnets start to pull the door shut. I can feel a strong pull when the door is about an inch from being closed. I also checked it with a non-stainless tool.


Our is the same as George's.
747  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dewinterizing my 2010 2551, need adivce on: February 12, 2013, 12:20:34 pm
The pink stuff will not hurt you even if you drink it. I would remove the plug, open the kitchen hot water valve and let it drain. If it is just a little bit of the pink stuff, I would not worry about it. I rarely drink hot water from the tap.  rolling on the floor Then follow the above instructions.
748  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 11, 2013, 04:55:36 pm
 Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate GirlsNightOut GirlsNightOut GirlsNightOut kumbaya kumbaya Woot! Woot! Woot!

Can't wait to hear what you color ordered. You can always come by and visit my PC until yours comes in.
749  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dewinterizing my 2010 2551, need advice on: February 11, 2013, 04:52:45 pm

Getting ready to travel to Williamsburg and test out the motorhome as this is my first trip out. I am the second owner of this PC and paper instructions were left by former owner on opening and closing the valves to the water system.   It is all to confusing.  the valves are in back of the bottom Galley drawer. Laying flat they are in the shape of an "H".   Trying to figure out what valves are for the water heater. two are the vertical valves and the middle horizontal is the third one.   So which one is the bypass to the hot water????  The paper instructions are confusing.  They listed winter and summer but look the same to me.   Does anyone else have this system.....  Help!!!
   I also have an aniline cartridge water filter system.  I see that all the antifreeze is is gone in it and want to know, before I put in the new cartridge, whether I should run clean water for awhile until all the pink is gone.  I did most of it but still not sure when to install the cartridge.  Filter is under the driver's side bunk.  You have to be a contagious to change it.....

On the water heater issues, the two vertical line are going to and coming from the water heater. So if you want to use the water heater, you open both of them. The cross line of the "H" allows water to flow without going to the water heater. So you want to close it in the summer and open it in the winter to let the pink stuff flow through the lines without going to the water heater.  In short, for summer, open the two vertical lines and close the cross line. In winter close the two vertical lines and open the cross  line.
I would run fresh water through the whole system before moving valves or adding the filter cartridge. I like to add two cups of bleach to the fresh water tank, fill it, pump water through all the lines and then let it sit for a couple of hours. Then I drain it, refill it with just fresh water, pump water through the lines until I don't smell the bleach, drain it again, and the third time I fill it. Now turn the valves and add the filter cartridge. Then I hook up the hose to the outside inlet and turn on the water, open the kitchen sink valve to let the air out of the water heater as it  fills up. Never ever turn on the electric water heater without water in the tank. It will burn the element real fast.
750  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: F-550 on: February 02, 2013, 12:14:36 pm
When I was at the factory, I saw several walls laying on the floor already made into wall with the outside and inside walls in place, I saw when they put three score marks on the inside of the wall in order to bend the wall for the aerodynamics. I did not see anywhere that they were making the walls them selfs. I have been to other factory and seen this process and it is not something one would miss seeing. So either there is another factory nearby or Phoenix buys the walls from someone else. There is probably a company in Elkhart that makes the walls for several of the different manufactures. That being the case, it is unlikely that the insulation could be changed.
The hints that Ron suggest have worked for me and might be your best choice. I did not get the dual pane windows because of the cost, but probably should have for the heat. The shades that Amanda sells at the factory do help keep the heat out during the day.
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