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1411  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Outside Entertainment Center? on: December 29, 2011, 08:27:32 pm
My wife and I don't hang around enough outside under the awning to miss having any form of entertainment system.  There is an outdoor outlet to the left of the entry door, making it easy enough to plug in a boom box of sorts.

If you decide to have a PC made for yourself, the factory may be able to do something special just for you.  It does seem feasible to have an outdoor access panel next to a passenger side dinette to get outdoor access to the bench storage.  PCUSA could finish it off easily enough to have a special place for an outdoor sound system.
1412  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: TV is road tested and road worthy on: December 29, 2011, 02:34:02 pm
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1413  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Picture Hanging on: December 29, 2011, 12:17:09 pm
My wife likes to hang things in the shower using those removable 3M hooks and also the suction cup style.  The 3M hooks do work great, though I don't like the shower walls being full of things for me to knock off while showering.  If I could just get my wife to stop hanging stuff there.  Ha, ha.  That's what happens when your wife is so much tinier than yourself.
1414  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 29, 2011, 12:10:13 pm
gophoenix, Glad you got it figured it out.
It is extremely rare when we turn on the rear speakers (using the fade control) while driving as there is seldom someone laying back there when in transit, let-alone wanting to hear what is being played up front.

To utilize those speakers much better, it would be nice to add a compact am/fm/cd/dvd head unit in back to amp-up those two bedroom speakers for the rear TV.  But for us, we are fine with the little speakers in the rear TV itself.  At least so far.  When we want music in back when camping, we just play the main unit up front.  Not ideal but it works.

Tom, I have to learn to read from the beginning.  I see farther up you had already advised gophoenix to work the chassis dash board radio's fade control.
"Duh" to myself!
1415  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 29, 2011, 12:25:22 am
See if those dead speakers are wired to the dash board radio, volume adjusted using the fade control.  That is how they work in my 2007 2350.

My subwoofer is wired to the DVD head unit though.  It works well when playing action movies with thunder and bombs, but pretty much quiet in dramas.
1416  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV option on: December 25, 2011, 08:07:07 pm
Now this sounds like a very cool idea.  Thanks for sharing.  I am sure I would have much better luck this way than spinning my Winegard around in circles just to get "pixelation reception".
1417  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How do you Boon dock? on: December 25, 2011, 02:35:07 pm
Most of the boondocking in our area is in the national forest or blm land.  The national forest has recently changed their rules that limit non-campground camping, so be careful if you use them.  It's actually easy and provides some spectacular camp sites - and it's free. 
That is exactly what I was going to say.

We often take advantage of their designated campgrounds where smaller fees apply, just to be sure we arn't getting into trouble.  There must be a website somewhere to clarify the rules for each area.
1418  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year on: December 25, 2011, 02:30:38 pm
Thank You All for your holiday cheer.

May you and your families be blessed from above with good relationships, good health, and good food on your table.  And also....safe travels in your PC.

For me and my household, we are very grateful in the blessing of Christmas.
1419  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Blind Clerk on: December 21, 2011, 03:21:32 pm
Billy,

Every time my "Around The Campfire" icon lights up, I immediately wonder "Now what is Billy posting this time?"

You always know when to supply a good dose of "tickle-belly" when I need it.

Thank You!
1420  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: December 21, 2011, 07:34:47 am
Hi Vern,

Welcome to the family of of PCs.  I am sure you will have some questions along the way.  Feel free to ask this forum.  There are no dumb questions.  We try to help eachother here as best we can.  Sometimes a new owner will think something is broken when it is actually opperator error.  Other times we'll offer a quick easy solution to a actual problem.  Sometimes it is so much easier to address a simple problem yourself, than to take the unit in for a warranty claim.  Fortunately such issues are uncommon anyway with these motor homes.

Congratulations on your new 2552.  It has become the hottest PC model.
1421  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning question on: December 19, 2011, 09:26:38 pm
"We recommend lubricating the spring loaded lateral arms at the elbows and at both ends every six months with a spray lubricant. Use silicone or a similar product to keep the awning running smooth and free. Also, we recommend lubricating the swivel joints at the top of the legs."

Sue
And there is your next thing to try Trudy.  Nice research Sue!
1422  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning question on: December 19, 2011, 11:41:44 am
Reporting on my 2007 14' box awning this morning.

I got on a ladder and while sighting down my awning, I cranked it open just a 1/2 " (basically cracked it open) and it was perfectly straight, not bowed in any way.  Then as I cranked it a few inches farther out, the ends bowed outward, obviously because that is where and when the spring loaded poles started to push harder.  Upon returning it to 1/2" from closing, the frame straightened out again.  So my point is ...the frame flexes a lot.

This has me now wondering if the two main spring loaded awning arms need all their hinge points lubricated well so they are able to fold inward without so much resistance.  Maybe the answer to your troubles is in a can of WD40.
1423  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning question on: December 19, 2011, 12:58:40 am
It's strange, because it fits nice and tight in the middle, but both ends have about a 1/4" gap.....same gap on both ends. Any thoughts?
Yes Trudy, I do have a thought about that.

Open the awning less than an inch.  Get on a step ladder and "sight" down the outer frame (the frame that is now away from the PC, the metal that holds the end of the awning material).  Does it have a slight bow in it?  If so, which way does it bow?

Just maybe yours has an excessive reverse bow, possibly formed from not using the center support often enough.  If that is so, see if you can reverse the bow the other way, (ends closer to PC, center away).  It might be as easy as setting up your awning, install the center support and tighten up the awning.  The center support will hold the center out while the ends pull the frame in slightly.  If that does not yield the desired results, maybe adding slight extra pressure by two people, one on each end to encourage a gentile bow to form again.  Obviously caution and gentileness is critical, avoiding deforamtion.  You don't want much of a bow.  Just a tad bit.  I would start by simply straightening the frame.  No bow at all.  If it's better but not enough, then do a tiny bit more.

It's just a thought, not speaking from actual experience dealing with such a problem..

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1424  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: December 17, 2011, 10:36:31 pm
That 05 likely does not have the inverter with two batteries, but at the right price, who cares?

I think the dinette in the slideout will be very cramped for most people.  If I bought it for myself, I might either replace it with a couch or make it a single bench (facing forward) with huge table/desk combo with shelves (with railings), cabinet doors, and such.
1425  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: December 17, 2011, 02:31:09 pm
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