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151  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 21, 2011, 02:06:18 pm
Ron,
  They do not come with double-sided tape, but I suppose you could use tape.  Mounting it with screws is not a problem as if you remove it you just seal the holes with white silicon sealer.  Cosmetically you can see something was there, but functionally it is as good and secure after the fix.
If they are mounted where mine are, for the most part they are out of the major water zone.  Plus, I am not sure how strong double-sided tape is. Hope this helps.  Also, for info on the rails on the wings.  The bottom of the rail is probably 1/2 inch tall and is hard against the fabric on the wing, so I think placing coins, etc. up there would be no problem.
      Bob
152  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 20, 2011, 10:17:55 pm
Margie,
  Go up to Reply #4 above your request.  I listed the items, part numbers, and sizes of the towel holders.  They were purchased at a standard RV store.  I hope this helps.  If you do need more, let me know and I will try and reproduce a page out of an RV catalog.
     Bob
153  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 17, 2011, 02:08:20 am
Ron,
    I forgot about the mounting of the towel racks in the shower.  They are mounted with screws.  The holes are already in the racks, so I just drilled in to the wall.  The holes and screws are sealed upon installation.  Also, the top and sides of the racks are sealed, but not the bottom.  Just in case some moisture gets behind the rack. 
    P.S., my wife straightened me out on my wedding band.  Working on military aircraft in electrical and electronics, you never wear jewelry around electricity.  So, for 30 years it was not on while at work.  We had an unfortunate accident that reinforced the reason not to wear jewelry at work.  We had a fellow working on top of a helicopter on jacks so it was a long way to the floor.  He slipped and slid down the side of the helicopter.  His ring got caught on an open panel and it pulled his finger off and his tendons out of his arm.  A serious lesson I will not forget. 
    Bob
154  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 15, 2011, 05:20:28 pm
  I will try to answer questions on the Mods/improvements.  The rails on the wings can be purchased at Lowes or Home Depot, at least that is where we saw them.  The rails are attached by screws at the ends and not the bottom.  PC stained them to match interior wood.  
     The table/ottoman has not been used for the third seat yet, but I am sure it will work with the slide-out in, but not sure with it out, might be a stretch.  
     Moving the light over the sink is an easy task.  Take cover off, unscrew light from cabinet and you will find, at least in my unit, plenty of wire to relocate.  Drill a new hole where you want to relocate the light, use a wire to fish the existing wire to the new hole.  Be sure to turn power off while doing this and keep caps on the wires for extra precaution.  Re-attach wires and screw fixture to cabinet in new location.  Now there is plenty of room to install a paper towel holder and it is away from the stove.
     I forgot to add two photos of important items:  Picture #39 is a tissue holder over wife's bed(allergies). Picture #35 is TP holder.  Picture #37 is the routing of the heat duct to the kitchen.  Picture #38 is the routing of the duct under the platform holding the water tank where it is compressed between the platform and a large wire harness.  Picture #33 is hard to see, but I relocated the wire harness (visible at top of picture with red,white and blue wires) relieving the compression restriction on the duct.  I removed the wire harness clamp and moved it more inboard allowing full air flow.  Picture #34 is a better picture of the clear plastic hose from the valve which allows direct pumping of anti-freeze material in to the fresh water system
     On the cup holders, they are available in white and other colors through JR Products (p/n 03-0668) and ITC (p/n 03-1024 81405.  On the clothes rod used for towels in the shower, it is listed as Clothes Rod-Collapsible (p/n 03-0964) and available in lengths of 12", 16" and 24".  All these items were purchased at a regular RV store.
     One other thing is the closet in the rear of the 2551/2552.  It is over the outside storage area on the curb side.  When it is cold out, you open the closet doors and it is like opening a freezer.  There needs to be insulation on the floor of the closet, and the forward and inside walls.  I removed the bed board and found it is not possible after construction. Will try to add solid foam insulation in the storage compartment.
     Just curious Ron, why do you take off your wedding band at the end of the day.  In 46 years mine has only been off when I had open heart surgery and they would not let me leave it on.  Ron, you also asked me to let you know if I found a way to insulate in the forward overhead compartments.  I did.  I bought a new unit and had PC add the insulation during construction.  Not a cheep fix.
   Bob
 
155  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 14, 2011, 12:53:32 am
Captions did not transfer, so will add here by picture DSC #.
DSC01006-Table with short legs as an ottoman w/out cushion done.
DSC01007-2552 w/third seat behind passenger.
DSC01008-Indoor/outdoor thermometer.  Sent to PC and they installed.  Hole through wall for sensor outside under awning.
DSC01009-Electric cord w/strip so no wires dangling over counter and plugged into outlet below sink.
DSC01011-Moved sink light forward and added paper towel holder.
DSC01012-Cabinet over sink. Added shelf with aluminum edge and a battery LED light.
DSC01013-Had PC add wood rail on "wings"/we added coat/hat rack.
DSC01014-Cabinet behind driver, we added a place to hang keys when not being used.
DSC01015-We had PC put in a much more efficient water pump.  PC added an opening, valve and hose so you can pump antifreeze directly into the system.  Under the curb side bed.
DSC01016-Towel holder in shower, one on each side.
DSC01017-Towel holder w/o towel/holder folded up.
DSC01018-Towel holder on sliding door for wash cloths.
DSC01020-Had PC add a mid shelf in bathroom cabinet.
DSC01021-Added hand towel holder on door.
DSC01022-Added two towel holders to kitchen cabinets.  Plug for electrical strip visible.
DSC01023-Drink holder for third seat.
DSC01025-Added LED light and had PC insulate behind wallboard in compts. above driver and passenger seats.
DSC01027-PC added a slide-out pantry between refrig. and couch.
DSC01028-Added insulated cushions in overhead vent areas.  Major heat loss area.
DSC01029-Had PC update one fan area to a Max Fan w/remote control.  Can be left open in rain as it provides a weatherproof cover when open or closed.  Also, can bring air in or exhaust air.
DSC01030-Added cup holders.  Black bag holds electric razor.  Pump on left is soap. Behind soap on wall is holder for wife's electric toothbrush.
DSC01031-Had PC add a drawer in clothes cabinet at foot of bed.  For wife's jewelry, computer, etc.
DSC01032-Atomic clock.  No setting required.
Not shown is a small fire proof safe securely bolted in place for items needed to be secured.
156  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2552 Mods/Improvements #3 on: January 14, 2011, 12:15:18 am
Last group.
157  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2552 Mods/Improvements #2 on: January 14, 2011, 12:12:44 am
Second group.
158  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2552 Mods/Improvements on: January 14, 2011, 12:07:26 am
Pictures with captions.
159  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another question/seat belts on: January 02, 2011, 07:50:32 pm
Firebird,
    Our 2350 (2010) had a dinette with no slide out and the dinette had seatbelts, if I recall correctly, on both sides.  Our 2552 with a slide and couch has seatbelts for the couch.
160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another question/Dinette on: January 02, 2011, 05:56:41 pm
Billy,
   Just a few thoughts on the dinette.  The table goes up and down very easily.  Lift the aisle end up, fold the table leg up and lift off the brackets on the wall.  Then lower the table to the support brackets on the edge of the seats.  We found the dinette was not very comfortable to sit and relax on as it is very upright seating and to sit with your back against the wall, not too comfortable with the window shade brackets behind you.  Also, one person has their back to the TV.  We also found the table makes a lot of noise when on the road from road vibrations and that is why we left it down and covered with the cushions while on the road.  We had the dinette in our 2350 and in our 2552 we opted for the couch.  We will get a pair of short table legs for the table, my wife will make a cushion for its top and we will use it as an ottoman.  That way we can sit together and relax.  Just my thoughts.
    Bob
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Equipment Compartment on: December 31, 2010, 01:35:46 pm
Ron,
   I checked all the obvious, gasket and enlarged the drain hole, but the water appears to be starting closer to the spare tire side.  Will let all know when I figure it out.
        Bob
162  Main Forum / General Discussion / Rear Equipment Compartment on: December 30, 2010, 02:33:48 pm
In the compartment where you store your electrical cord, has anyone found water in the compartment?  Twice I have found a lot of water and so far have not been able to locate a leak.  Rather difficult now as it appears to be when the snow melts and finds a way into the compartment. I have not taken the spare tire off to check, but that is my next area to look in.
     Bob
163  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Eclipse/Tom-Tom on: December 30, 2010, 02:27:02 pm
I don't know for sure, but I believe traffic and other items are options you have to pay for through Tom Tom.  I was having problems trying to use this unit and went on the Eclipse web site and found some help.  This is probably why PC has stopped using these units.  They are not listed on the site for estimating the cost of  a new unit like they used to be.  Love my Garmins.
      Bob
164  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Carbon Monoxide Detector on: December 30, 2010, 02:17:15 pm
I went out to check my 2011 PC 2552 and found the fire and smoke detector mounted on the ceiling where it should be.  I also found my carbon monoxide and propane detector mounted in the bed area about a foot off the floor where it should be.  The carbon monoxide and propane detector are integrated in one unit and mine is white in color.
     Bob
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Heated holding tank question on: December 22, 2010, 01:55:45 pm
After dumping your holding tanks and your gate valves are closed, I add some anti-freeze to the grey water side through one of the sinks.  Then I open the grey tank dump valve and allow anti-freeze to flow to the Sani-con to prevent it freezing.  Then I close the valve and add anti-freeze to both the grey and black tanks through the toilet and a sink.  This, I find, allows me to use my Coach in the winter and still be able to dump. Our dump station here in N. Idaho is open all year.   Anyways, it works for me.
      Bob
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