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916  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Back flushing tanks on: April 22, 2011, 07:49:27 am
    I open the valve for the black tank and let it dump, then I flush it by opening the black sprayer valve and let it run until it comes out clear, about 3 or 4 minutes. Then I close the back tank valve and do the same for the gray tank.

    I have modified my sani-con system to do two things for me. In the pictures you will see a clear hose so I can tell when the water is coming out clear. You will also see a red handled water valve that I can open after I dump and turn off the pump that will break the vacuum allowing the water to flow out of the hose.

917  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: We have it! on: April 21, 2011, 08:22:20 am
 Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate chandelier
Congratulations Roni.

Now fill out your profile and don't forget to keep on this forum. We all want to hear of your adventures and modifications to make your PC "YOUR PC".
918  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dinette Table top Replacement on: April 19, 2011, 08:00:11 am
I think I confused things. Richard is the one with the broken table.

To add one's location, just go into your profile (click on Profile above, on the line with home, help etc.) and edit it. The location is near the bottom.
919  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dinette Table top Replacement on: April 18, 2011, 12:11:01 pm
Richard (and Trudy also) you are asking us where to find someplace but you are not telling us where you are. In your profile you can fill out the info about your PC and a general location of where you live. Full timing is a location.  ThumbsUp

Like Ron said you can fix the table top yourself, call the factory or look in the yellow pages for a kitchen cabinet builder. Wink
920  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: smoke detector on: April 18, 2011, 10:57:09 am
any place that sells smoke detectors should sell one for the kitchen. We bought ours at Walmart for about $15. Has one test button and one silence button. It reactivates itself after about 10 minutes.
921  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: pillow top mattress on: April 18, 2011, 07:42:52 am
David, On the first night of our last trip the air mattress developed a hole and would not hold air. Since it was under warranty we called Carol at the factory and she sent a new one to our home. In the meantime we stopped at Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought their middle of the line, $200 air mattress. It does have a pillow top and is a little nicer to sleep on. The issues we had was that 1) the motor is just off center, would not fit in the hole at the top of the bad properly (I had to put the canvas away from the frame at the top right side), 2) the exhaust hole was also at the top of the bed, not the foot, making it  a lot harder to dump the air quickly and 3) the mattress is a little thick when folding it to put it away. My wife had to pump the air out using the motor. Remember that your sofa is a full size bed and not a queen.

BB&B had tree different mattress, the lowest was about $130 and was seven inches thick when inflated. The middle one was nine inches at $200 and the highest was 11 inches thick and cost about $40 more. Jo Anne thought that the high end one would be to thick when it came time to fold it up and put the sofa back in place. The middle one turned out to be a little thick but is doable. If you can figure out how to get the motor and exhaust hole at the foot of the bed, things might work better, without being a issue when folding it. If you do, please let us know how you did it. When we got back home, we put the mattress that Carol sent us back in the PC and put the new one in the house for now.
922  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Oxidation on: April 15, 2011, 01:04:59 pm
Why don't you email your pictures to Kermit and see what he has to say? Can't hurt.
923  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Own a 2010 Ford E350 or E450? Read This. on: April 14, 2011, 06:45:26 pm
Ron, the E-450 rear stance is 1 inch wider than the E-350. Stuart pointed it out to me when I upgrader my PC to the E-450. I don't have any problems with down shifting, but since I have never driven the E-350 I can not tell you the difference.
924  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inverter on: April 13, 2011, 09:34:30 am
Less than your dash radio draws down the engine battery. So start your engine once a day and run it for two to three minutes to recharge all your batteries or run your generator for 30 minutes a day every other day. It seems like you are worrying to much and need to just start enjoying your motorhome more. Then you can worry about what mod to do next.  Wink
925  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inverter on: April 12, 2011, 05:42:51 pm
The inverter uses the house batteries (12 volt DC) to make 110 volt AC for the plugs. If you want to run a hair dryer or the microwave, both of which will use a lot of battery power, you turn on the inverter and plug them in. Otherwise you can save a small amount, about .7 amps per hour, if you turn off the inverter. The overhead lights are 12v and don't need the inverter as they run off the batteries. If you have a 110 volt plug tester, and you should, plug it into the wall plug and then turn on the inverter. On my PC the two plugs in the wings between the house and the cab are not on the inverter. I wish they were as that is where we plug our cell phones into to recharge them at night. When dry camping, we have to plug them by the sink or in the bathroom.

The converter changes 110 volts AC to 12 volt DC that will charge your house batteries when you are plugged in. The overhead lights run off the house batteries. The converter is built into the panel with the circuit breakers and the 12 volt house fuses.
926  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refer on while traveling? on: April 10, 2011, 01:09:23 pm
We turn ours on auto and leave it on until we get back home.
I always forget to turn off when fueling.
I know it is recommended but as I get older I get dumber.
927  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: east to west travel to Yellowstone on: April 08, 2011, 08:10:55 am
I don't know if your boys already have cameras or not. If they don't you might want to get them each a small cheap digital camera and tell them to take pictures of what they think is neat. Then you forget about having giving them the cameras and let them do their own thing. When you get back, each one can have a show and tell with the family. You might be surprised at what they take pictures of and how often. Smile Grin
928  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 08, 2011, 08:01:52 am
Nice talking to you the other night David. Did you guys have submarine race at your drive-ins also? Yahoo!
929  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Using Back-Up Lights For Other Purposes on: April 05, 2011, 07:41:27 am
I don't understand why you don't just buy a cheap set of driving lights or a utility light and mount them/it under the rear of the PC. You would have all the parts and switches you need. Just wire them to a hot lead off the house battery. You could even tap into the wiring near the santi-con. If you wanted to get fancy, you could wire it through a light on the dash so you don't forget to turn them off while driving. Kind of an extreme. No special wiring blocks needed.
930  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why Jeep Liberty? on: April 04, 2011, 04:13:05 pm
We got the Jeep Liberty because in the 4 wheel drive version, it is simple to go from driving to towing it, you have to put the transfer case into the "N" position (about 5 steps to do this). You do not have to pull any fuses. No limit on how far you can tow or how fast. It is lighter than the larger Jeeps, about 3400 lbs. You can go off roading or to the shopping mall. The rear doors make it easy to take another couple along with you and still have plenty of room for all the shopping goodies the DWs like to buy. A buddy of mine has the Jeep wrangler, another fine toad, but getting in and out of the back is a real pain for the women. He has to carry a small step to set outside for them and they have to back out onto this step. Not the best setup.

And most important is that "It is a Jeep thing."  ThumbsUp
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