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1441  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: January 05, 2012, 04:04:52 pm
I would love to see that one gradygal.

Aimee, I sent you one from last summer's trip.  Crop out what you don't like.
1442  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 6V batteries on: January 05, 2012, 11:47:20 am
Deena,  If you plan to special order a new PC, the factory may be able to accomodate your request.  The tray and space for it can hold only two batteries.  The other two would need to be mounted elsewhere.  Another thought would be to place all 4 batteries together elsewhere and use the existing tray space for something else.  Keep in-mind that batteries need ventilation, even sealed batteries.  So putting them under a bed might be of concern of gas buildup.
1443  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: January 05, 2012, 11:32:15 am
With rear seats folded down, we can pile the back full of stuff that wont fit in the PC (grill, etc.) and the five dark rear windows hide it all.
Just as you say, we too with darkened glass rear of the driver, quickly learned to take advantage of our tow vehicle in other ways.  Last vacation, we decided to bring our golf clubs with carts.  I also bolted up a 3500 pound hitch to secure a bike rack, so the bikes came along as shown.  That worked out extremely well.

1444  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 03, 2012, 01:28:07 pm
.....two 25amp 110V breakers ganged together will provide one 25amp 220V outlet, not 50amp.
Please Bob, Don't applogize.  Correct me when I got my story wrong.  I am no authority on this stuff.  I thought 25a/110v + 25a/110v = 50a/220v.  But you say it goes 25a/110v + 25a/110v = 25a/220v.

I will have to study what I have in my main breaker box more closely.  I thought I had two 25 amp breakers.  Maybe I got it mixed up as to what I have in the house.  I do recall the fellow who initially wired my garage had a different style 220v receptacle in there, later switched to this style to accomodate the RV adaptor.  Do the different style receptacles have different power ratings?
1445  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 30 Amp vs. 50 Amp hookups on: January 03, 2012, 10:20:13 am
I have a 50amp/220V outlet in my garage at home.  When I plug in at home, I use the adapter shown below.  It utilizes only one of the two 220v hot wires.  Given my 50amp circuit in the garage works off two 25amp circuit breakers in the house, it is easy to concluded that it provides 25amp service to my PC.

I think you would need 60amp/220v service at the peg to get 110v/30amp service from such an adaptor.  But RV parks don't offer that.

If you can't get enough power to run two electric space heaters along with the rest of your PC, I advise to buy a typical 110v 12gauge 25 or 50 foot extension cord and run it from the power peg (20amp) through one of the van doors to supply independant power to your strongest electric heater.  Just be sure the door doesn't pinch the cord.  You might have to place a tiny 1/2" thick piece of soft pine in the door jamb (low corner opposite the hinges) to maintain a 1/2" gap.  The cord should be easily push and/or pulled through the door gasket.

A 25 foot 12 gauge extension cord like this can be purchased at any home improvement center.

1446  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight sticker? on: December 30, 2011, 03:16:19 pm
On my 2007, I have two stickers.  One is found when opening the driver door.  The other is on the inside of the lower kitchen cabinet door, I think the one under the stove top.
1447  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: December 30, 2011, 07:02:51 am
We used to tow a tiny little red 2-seater convertible, a 2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder.  That was a lot of fun for sight-seeing.  It was small and light weight which made it a very easy tow vehicle.  Unfortunately we found ourselves doing things with that car that it was not designed for.  The last trip with it, we drove down in and out of dry rocky river beds to get to a trail head, and drove a very rough 40 miles sight-seeing dirt road, both which were naturally hard on the car.  Our adventures got us thinking a 4x4 would be a much smarter tow vehicle.  Since my wife's daily driver was in-need of replacement, she got to pick the easy-tow 4x4.  She loved the styling of the 1st generation Liberty, and the rest is history with that one.  I ended up selling the 2000 MR2 and bought a 2003 A/E Corvette convertible for my around-town fun car.

The 2000 Toyota MR2 Spyer

The 2006 Jeep Liberty 4x4
1448  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss multi-media player on: December 30, 2011, 06:35:21 am
About the subwoofer.

I assume the one in my 2007 model year, is basically the same as the one in a 2012.  That thing is big, but not big by subwoofer enclosure standards.  And it's power rating is not much either.  I have a very conservative subwoofer.

Given we have a no-slideout dinette 2350, I had the factory mount the subwoofer under the front-most dinette bench.  That worked out real well.  I like the sub, but it would bother me to have it in my main outdoor storage compartment where space is a premium.  It also made sense to place the sub as far from the bed as possible.
1449  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.
1450  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: TV is road tested and road worthy on: December 29, 2011, 02:34:02 pm
1451  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.
1452  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!
1453  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.
1454  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".
1455  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.
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