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1456  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steps and outside door light on: July 01, 2013, 03:53:13 pm
Never would I have guessed that one influences the other.
1457  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Finished and Complete: on: June 29, 2013, 09:00:25 am
This is your best one yet. ThumbsUp
1458  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Access Door Added on: June 27, 2013, 06:41:34 am
Someone who doesn't "RV" might say "Why the big deal over a little extra storage?"  But it really is a big deal, especially when done right like Barry-Sue did here.
1459  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Access Door Added on: June 26, 2013, 11:25:39 pm
Very nice!

I had the same experience with cabinet door colors.  My pictures show them different, but they really are a great match.
1460  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture In Back Up Camera on: June 23, 2013, 04:04:34 pm
Ron Dittmer,  I am so glad you sold me on Phoenix Cruiser 5 years ago.  Don Keller was happy as well.
DonKeller was/is a great guy to do business with.  I need to call him and see how he is doing.

For those interested, I think Don still has a brand new 2007 2350 and a 2008 2400, I think with full new vehicle warrantees.  That would be question $1 to ask him.

BGolden, that gel pac idea sounds very interesting.  Keep us posted.
1461  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture In Back Up Camera on: June 23, 2013, 08:08:16 am
neither my 2010/2350 or my 2012/2552 Sony camera backup system offered sound.
I heard that sound was discontinued a few years after 2007.  I wonder why.
My wife standing outside in back will talk quietly while giving me backing-up instruction.  It's a very nice feature.
1462  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Charger Piercing Sound 2008 2551 on: June 23, 2013, 08:02:56 am
Hi George,

On my 2007 Tripp-Lite, the switch is top-right on the inverter itself.  I have a 3 position switch, the 3rd being "off".  Are you sure you don't have an "off" position?

There is no notable downside to disconnecting the batteries, even the chassis battery.  It is the best practice during long term storage.  I don't do it but that is because our rig stays at home in our garage where I maintain them with a secondary charger at a low 4 amp setting.
1463  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture In Back Up Camera on: June 22, 2013, 11:01:28 pm
Interesting.  Our 2007 has the same brand camera.  So far so good.

But we loose sound at times.  I thought it was an intermittent failure but concluded we loose sound only when driving in the rain.  I think water covers over the outdoor rear microphone.  When it's dry outside, all is well again.
1464  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inverter/Charger Piercing Sound 2008 2551 on: June 22, 2013, 10:51:19 pm

I wonder if I too had that alarm go off on one occasion or another.  To determine the exact source of the alarm, the next time it goes off, turn off the inverter using the little switch on the inverter itself.  I seem to recall that our alarm turned out to be the propane gas detector close to the inverter under our bed.

Whenever your motor home is in storage, it is good practice to turn off the inverter using that little switch on it.  That assure no power drain from it.  But for reasons I cannot explain, with the inverter killed and the switch by the entry door killed, I still get a spark when hooking up my batteries.  So there is something wanting 12v power.  It is a very common thing across many brands of motor homes and nobody has a logical explanation for it.

Also when in storage, it is very important to close the valve on the propane tank.  Maybe a small amount of gas is accumulating in your rig during storage, causing that alarm to go off when the interior is powered up.  Just presenting wild ideas here.

BTW:  unscrew your Tripp-Lite wall mount control unit and pull it away from the wall.  You should have two connectors, the audio jack and an oversized telephone jack called an RJ45.  If no audio jack, maybe the previous owner disconnected it already and it is down below there somewhere.
1465  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: June 21, 2013, 12:48:29 pm
A "Helpful" for Mr. Sparks.  Good explanation David.
1466  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Need Help with trip west on: June 20, 2013, 03:14:41 pm
While there in Moab, you are only a few miles from Canyonlands.  Plan a full day there renting a Jeep Wrangler (early morning to late night) from Farabees in Moab, enter the canyon thru Potash, see Musselman Arch (I dare you to walk across it) drive down to the Colorado River (don't chicken out), then up the switchback mining road.  Once out of the canyon, tour the rim road and get to Pucker Pass and drive through it too.

Do NOT take your own tow vehicle because it will have permenent rattles and squeeks after that excursion.  Farabees has a map of exactly what I am talking about.  Call them for prices on renting a Wrangler and about the Jeep trail I mentioned.  Do NOT rent from any of the other Jeep rental outfits around because they rent old tired Jeeps.  Farabees rents brand new Wranglers and in the end the price is the same.  Unlike the others, you can return Farabees Jeeps dirty and after hours.  Given you will be there in summer, you might consider an enclosed Jeep with a/c.  Arches, Canyonlands, and Moab are about 5 minutes away from eachother.
Don't Forget gradygal.
1467  Main Forum / General Discussion / SALE ALERT - $20 For A Very Nice Outdoor Folding Table, Stores Nicely on: June 19, 2013, 02:19:01 pm
$20 at Menards Right Now, in their 4th Of July sale in this ad.

It appears to be the same exact folding table we have.  2'x4' with adjustable height.  Nice for low lawn/lounge chairs, sitting upright, or even standing.  3 or is it 4 different height settings.  We like to set it up close to our outdoor outlet to stage food, coffee pot, crock pot, etc. (when we are plugged into 110v).  It's ideal for cards and board games for the two of us, and nice to eat at near a camp fire.

Our table stores perfectly in the rear storage compartment as shown.


LOWEST SETTING FOR LAWN/LOUNGE CHAIR USE (a little higher than coffee table height)

1468  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: AWNINGS on: June 19, 2013, 01:40:19 pm
That little bracket is such that I don't think a substitute would work well
I agree with you.

Those brackets are critical in locking the poles in-place for when wind gets under the awning and lifts it.  They also work great for ease of setup and release.

The factory might have those box awning, lower pole brackets in stock.  I would call PC-USA.
1469  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Find your next stop on: June 19, 2013, 06:40:06 am
Main destinations for us are national parks, monuments, BLMs, state parks, etc.  On-The-Go over-night stops are most often Walmart.  We generally don't use our Garmin except maybe during long stretches between large towns.

We try real hard to avoid private camp grounds except when we are despirate for a full overnight battery charge.  Sometimes we get lucky when public places offer electric.

We never use our travel computers for navigating and we don't have smart phones.

It's all about controlling our expenses.
1470  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 18, 2013, 09:44:48 pm
A very accurate vision.  Smile
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