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1576  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: testing on: February 01, 2013, 12:43:25 pm
Here at work, I now see that removing all the whte boxes with red X's is something I control.  As Aimee talked about cache, I believe that is the answer.

I ran a free computer program called CCleaner and that resolved the problem by cleaning out the cache and all that.  We use the free version of CCleaner at work.  Irene and I use it on our home PCs too.  It is very safe, reliable, and trust worthy.  I also clean out old registries.

If you are not comfortable download free CCleaner, then you'll have to go into tools/internet options and in there clean out the cache.  Don't ask me which buttons to select there.

CCleaner cleans it all out automatically and also a lot of other garbage elsewhere on your computer like temporary internet files and such.  If you have never cleaned your computer of all that kind of stuff, you will see lots more memory available and your computer should run noticably faster.

If you want to load the basic free version CCleaner, go to this website.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Then select the version on the lefthand side that says "X No Support"
I download from Piriform.com, the lower of the two choices, but either works fine.
Be sure to read through the subsequent forms as you will want to be notified of available updates and take advantage of them.

Ron
1577  Main Forum / General Discussion / PC Projects Over Winter on: February 01, 2013, 11:13:31 am
Thanks Gradygal for the picture.

I went into my rig this morning before leaving for work to take measurements.  I hope to order drawer faces to build extra wide drawers, going from six small drawers to three huge drawers.  I also will need two horizontal rails for the cabinet itself for in between the drawers.

My top left drawer is actually the deepest of the three, which you can see is the same with Gradygal's cabinet.  I am thinking of making it more shallow, better for  utencils, though is still one inch deeper than my utencil drawers at home.


Right now the drawer faces measure
8" - top
7" - middle
7" - bottom

I am thinking
6" - top
7" - middle
9" - bottom

The 9" drawer would be nice for tall cookware and even bulk food.

With dividers planned, nothing would slide around much when braking hard.
1578  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Backup Camera Monitor To The Rear View Mirror Position on: February 01, 2013, 08:57:37 am
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The right door looks nice, but extremely impractical.  Compounding the problem, with the door open and any drawer or cutting board extended, it blocks access to our fridge and bathroom.  If I were to order my PC today, I would insist on combining the center drawers with the right side behind-the-door drawers, with adjustable dividers to compartmentalize them.  Cheaper for the factory and better for the customer.

Ron,
    I actually like the galley like it is because we replaced the drawers with a pull out pantry and that door hides the pantry nicely.  Also with the double slide there is no blockage of the aisle or bathroom in the 2551 with that door open.  I think it all depends on what model you have.  If I had larger drawers there I would tend to overload them and then have problems with the glides.  Just my opinion on this one. Sue
I can see the slideout pantry utilizing the door beautifully.  But for me, 3 nice wide kitchen drawer built well and using the heavy duty glides in place today, would handle much weight.  Much more weight than we'd be putting in.

You are right about the newer slideouts.  It does make sense that the fridge moves out of the way of all the drawers and such, allowing access to get around open drawers.

I will give this mod some serious consideration.  It all starts with wide drawer fronts of the right size and of the right finish.  I will ask the factory if they can have 3 drawer fronts made to my requested size.  Either me or my brother-in-law could build stronger than typical drawers.  The more I think about this, the more I think I could do it myself.
1579  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: testing on: February 01, 2013, 08:44:12 am
Everything seems back to normal this morning here at home.
1580  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Backup Camera Monitor To The Rear View Mirror Position on: January 31, 2013, 04:03:58 pm
Thanks Gradygal/Judy.  Without actually on a trip yet to utilize it, I can already see this being a good modification, better meeting our needs.  Ron
1581  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Backup Camera Monitor To The Rear View Mirror Position on: January 31, 2013, 12:39:24 pm
Somone has pictures on the forum.  I take Zero credit for this great idea.  Was it Gradygal's initial idea?  I may have that wrong.  Maybe it was Barry-Sue, maybe TomHanlon, maybe someone else.

The wire basket is a 3 compartment tray, just about the size of the butcher block cutting board.  The tray is silver, sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Click Here To Get There.  It is ideal for cooking utensils and such.



I wish there was a clean way of restyling the galley base cabinet so those 3 drawers under the stove to the right look nice out in the open without a door covering them.  Drawers behind a cabinet door are quite the irritation.  The right door looks nice, but extremely impractical.  Compounding the problem, with the door open and any drawer or cutting board extended, it blocks access to our fridge and bathroom.  If I were to order my PC today, I would insist on combining the center drawers with the right side behind-the-door drawers, with adjustable dividers to compartmentalize them.  Cheaper for the factory and better for the customer.  Pitch the pretty symetry as seen here and give me 3 massive easy access drawers with adjustable compartments.  Vertical boards with grooves is all that would be needed for that.  Maybe it's something I can get my brother-in-law to do for me.  He is a cabinet maker.
1582  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Gun Control on: January 31, 2013, 12:34:20 pm
So GoPhoenix is a commedian too.  I didn't expect that from you.  Very funny.  rolling on the floor
1583  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: testing on: January 31, 2013, 12:26:21 pm
Yesterday I too had the strange white background.  Today it all looks normal again with exception to pictures and some buttons which now are replaced with those little white boxes with the red "X" inside.  There are lots of white boxes with red X's all over these forum pages.

I did notice PC's main page looked brand new so I figured Aimee was doing a system update and this morning it is not quite done.

Aimee, I emailed you a screen capture of it.  Feel free to use me as your tester.
1584  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D in Florida for immediate delivery--crazy deal available on: January 31, 2013, 12:23:49 pm
That is great news.  I am happy to hear they did so well. Cheer
1585  Main Forum / General Discussion / Increase Sleeping Accomodations With This New Option on: January 30, 2013, 03:10:05 pm
I think it would be neat if Phoenix offered an "Optional" large cab-over class C bed to all their models.  If they did, I wonder if Irene and I would have considered it.  I think the inability to offer that extra permanent double bed pushes families away.  Models 2100 & 2400 would benefit most, but every model would benefit some, again as an option to the current B+ cap.  It is a nice loft for kids to play games, rest and just hang out in their own space.  Other people could remove the mattress and use the area for bulk storage and/or pet bedding.

The larger cab-over bed seamless cap could utilize all other existing body panels so the only unique component would be the front cap itself.  That keeps it easy for the factory and cheap for the customer.  Tumor it up no higher than the a/c unit to keep the over-all height spec unchanged.

I would also offer "Easy-Pass-Thru" as an option, not standard, to keep the E350/E450 chassis roof unmodified for best roll-over protection for the cab occupants.

Very few people utilize easy-pass-thru anyway.  Our old Toyota based rig shown here, the filler panel was always in-place.
Easy-Pass-Thru Open (done only for the picture)


Easy-Pass-Thru Closed (kept this way all the time)
1586  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: F-550 on: January 30, 2013, 01:03:52 pm
Personally, I feel the factory should offer an option for a large cab-over bed.  Not that I would personally want it, but I think that extra permanent double bed shys away much potential business for the company.  Model 2100 would benefit most from it, but every model would benefit.  Few will mess with conversion beds when there are more than two people.  Families want to simply send their kids up into a loft at any time of day.  It is an out-of-the way hangout place for kids to sleep and play games.  Other people might use it for bulk storage or for their pets.

The larger cab-over bed cap could utilize all other existing panels so the only unique component is the cap itself.  That keeps it easy for the factory and cheap for the customer.  I would also suggest NOT to cut the chassis roof for best roll-over protection for the cab occupants.  Very few people utilize the easy pass-thru to have the bed at all times.  Or make "easy-pass" a second option with the cab-over bed.
1587  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: F-550 on: January 30, 2013, 11:00:52 am
It never hurts to call the factory and ask to speak with Kermit directly on this question.  Wear it straight from the one who makes the decision.

Though he may never offer the F550 in his portfolio, he might build one special just for you.
1588  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Backup Camera Monitor To The Rear View Mirror Position on: January 29, 2013, 12:40:01 pm
I am on a roll with getting my PC projects done over the winter.   Cheer

Last week I ordered this window mount monitor bracket kit.  I am trying to be patient in waiting it's arrival.  You can google "Rostra 250-8088" to find it.


While relocating the monitor cable for it, I will also install an RJ45 cable there as well to accomodate for the Scanguage-II planned which will be velcro'd to the top of the monitor.  That RJ45 cable will go from the mirror area, (hidden behind) across the headliner, down the driver door pillar, down to the OBD-II area.  This way I can easily unplug the Scanguage-II along with it's original cable for use with my other vehicles when needed for trouble-shooting.
This picture shows the relative size of a Scanguage-II and where it would be on top of my monitor instead of on a mirror as illustrated here.


I replaced my pull-out butcher block cutting board with that 3 compartment wire tray that many of you people have installed in the cabinet.  For it to align right, I needed to add bushings between the glides and the basket to get the floating glide halves on the tray to align proper with the fixed glide halves on the cabinet.  Funny, when removing my cutting board, it never aligned right either, being half out on the one side.  It must have been that way from the beginning.

I addressed my TV rattles by adding thick felt chair glide pads in between metal shields & brackets which made all the difference.  No more TV sounding like it's got loose metal inside, while driving.

The leather dinette cushions are in-place too....so much better than the thicker yet too-soft cushions that my butt bottomed out on.  The thinner but more dense leather foam is more comfortable and provides a larger seat base from the same thinner/dense back rest cushions.  That translates to noticably more leg room.  I also slide out from the leather seat dinette without a fuss.  It's a whole lot better.

When this is all done, I'll be adding them with pics to my original lengthy "enhancements" post in the Tips & Tricks section.
1589  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches Failing on: January 28, 2013, 11:10:18 pm
When you get back from Mexico, give the factory a call.
I agree, give PC-USA a call.  I asked to purchase a dozen latches after my warranty was expired, but they sent me a dozen complimentary.  We broke 3 male stems in 6 years so far, getting the hang on how to avoid that.  We have not yet broke the mechanical female portion with moving parts.
1590  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Propane Scare on: January 28, 2013, 11:03:14 pm
JoeyD,

I am glad you are being well cared for.  Let us know how it all ends for you.
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