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736  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: September 09, 2013, 08:14:01 am
Hi Emily,

    If you want to see a PC, you should email Aimee and tell her what you would like to see and which models you think you prefer. Just go to the members button at the top of any page and look up Aimee, then look at her profile to get the email address. She has a program where she hooks up an owner with someone looking to buy. If you buy, the owner gets a $500 reward for showing you their PC. She can look around and find someone close to you, hopefully. ThumbsUp

I was host to 2Frazzled and now have a new friend. It worked out for both of us. They had a lot of first time owner questions that I was able to help out with, both before and after they got there new 2552. exactly!
737  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Do you use pads with your auto-leveler? on: September 09, 2013, 08:02:44 am
I agree about the lifting the rear wheels off the ground. I have had the motorhome roll when I was setting up one time. The jacks are made to fold so no harm comes to them, but my shorts where another thing.

Also think about the outside door step. The higher you go the bigger the step will be. Now you will need to carry a portable step as well.  Wink
738  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Do you use pads with your auto-leveler? on: September 08, 2013, 08:15:56 am
Many years ago I was going to a FMCA rally at Bowling Green college in Ohio. They had us parking on the gravel parking lot. They asked us to use jack pads to not sink into the gravel. I found (I don't remember where) a cheap set of heavy duty plastic pads that had three foot u-shaped metal handles on them. They worked fine and I did not have to get down on my knees to insert or remove them. I had made a set out of half inch plywood but they did not last before the splinters started attacking me. I think I have only used them twice since then at Myrtle Beach while parking on the sand. I have been there several other times without them and really didn't need them.
If I wanted to make a set, I would put a rope or some type of handle on them so I could remove them without getting on my knees. I have seen several guys using the bright orange leveling pads, but they don't seem to cover much more surface than the jacks own feet. They must help some otherwise why are they using them.
739  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: September 07, 2013, 01:21:45 pm
In the 35 years we have been RVing, we have never been stopped to check for open containers. That being said, I DO NOT drink and drive. I always wait until I get to the campground and all setup. I am way to old to get drunk anymore, the old brain cell are diying fast enough anyway. LOL
740  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 07, 2013, 01:15:58 pm
Sparky most rv factories give tours, you just have to call them to fine out what days and times. Some allow walk-ins for the tours. At the PC factory they took me for a tour and then left me to watch and ask questions. Everyone was very happy to show me what they did and why. I was allowed to take as many pictures as I wanted.

Helpfull clicks are always appreciated.

741  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 07, 2013, 08:31:46 am
When they blow fiberglass each bent makes the wall stronger. If I have done this right, the two attached pictures show the back side of the rear wall and the wooden rear wall that it goes against. Notice on the first picture the upper right side has added wood to mount the medicine cabinet to and the left side is for cutting out the rear window.
742  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems accessing forum? on: September 06, 2013, 07:29:41 pm
Sorry guys, but thanks for the suggestions. I have downloaded and run CCleaner as well as deleted Norton along with every other program/files that have been installed in the last six months. I will keep trying things but I am beginning to think this 7 year old computer is about done. I can't figure out if I want to learn (Apples Mac), Windows 8, or the new Windows 8.1.
 Again thanks.
743  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sound under bed in 2552 on: September 06, 2013, 08:31:52 am
you can always turn on the A/C. That will drum out any fan noise. rolling on the floor
744  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Recommendations for replacing the 2007 DVD player? on: September 06, 2013, 08:22:58 am
Why don't you call Carol at the factory, and see what they are using or can get for you. She might know what will fit in your year.
745  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems accessing forum? on: September 06, 2013, 08:16:33 am
I did not mean to start a discussion about whether to backup or not. I just asked because I am having a problem trying to install Garmin Express on my computer. When I called Garmin, the tech wanted to run a registry checker but before he did he backed it up. I stay out of the registry myself and would not know how to restore it if it got messed up and my computer would not start. Even after running the Microsoft program to check the registry and 84 minutes of trying he could not get the program (core systems) to install. I have had this program on my computer before and we removed everything we could find about it, but no help. I was able to download and install Express on my wife's laptop without any problems. I do run backups of my system and every time I needed them I found that I have been backing up the problem also and just did not find the problem until several backup later. I recently had to restore back a year ago to fix a problem. So I too wonder about backups. I guess it was a good thing that I had and kept the backups that long in this case.
746  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems accessing forum? on: September 05, 2013, 01:59:47 pm
Ron why don't you backup the data?
747  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Shower Bar on: September 03, 2013, 07:50:49 am
I liked your new towel bar so much that I ran out to our PC to check on doing the same thing. Unfortunately our sky light comes right down to the ceiling in a curving motion, no flat area. I don't see any place to put the cups without drilling into the plastic sky light. So instead I got two command hooks and put one in the corner by the medicine cabinet and the other in the opposite corner. Then I took a short piece of clothes line and put loops in both ends. Now I can string the clothes line and use it. Not as nice as your pole, but it works.
748  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 12 volt power outage? on: September 01, 2013, 11:29:42 am
If the breaker has an auto restart, then I would think it was planned to trip if it over heated. Since this has only happened once, should you really be worrying about it? It seems it just did its job. The question i think is what were you running that made it over heat?
749  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: September 01, 2013, 07:57:01 am
 Welcome Mike,

    You do have a lot of information in your post that can be helpful to a newbie. The only problem I see is that you might be overloading them to start by posting it all in one post, like Sparky said.  exactly!

   When you reply you can add these nice little characters up above by clicking on them and you don't need the keyboard stuff :-).  nod

    One thing I did not see in your post was the road coverage by Net Coach http://www.coach-net.com/  I found them to be better than the Good Sam coverage because they try to help you with your problem before sending a tow truck. Some of us old farts have had many motorhomes in the past and have belonged to FMCA, which advertises them. ThumbsUp

   When I was in high school, there was a magazine called "Mad" with Alfred E. Newman who said "What me worry".  Wink

   Also as Roy Rogers sign off with "Happy trails". Cowboy
750  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Paint on the arms of adjustable side mirrors on: September 01, 2013, 07:34:36 am
Hi Linda,

    On Tuesday you should call Carol at the Phoenix factory and tell her about your problem. I will bet she will take good care of you. She has always helped me when I called her. She is normally there between 6:00 am and 2:30 pm ET. You might just be amazed. ThumbsUp
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