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1636  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 14, 2012, 01:52:49 pm
Ron, just courious as a real estate person. Did you have the house built for the PC, or pick the PC to fit the house?
In 1985 we were 27 years old, outgrowing our little 920 sq. ft. house with a second child in the planning.  We could not find a larger house to our liking.  In those days, used houses had small closets, new houses had big closets but came with a formal living room with family room, formal dining room with kitchen.  We wanted fewer, but huge daytime rooms.  One weekend day at our kitchen table with scratch paper, my wife and I came up with a floor plan we agreed upon.  Given my day job at the time was a draftsman, I decided to accurately draw up a floorplan.  That was the beginning of a multi-year process, me being the archetect, working with a local builder to come up with something we could afford.  We moved into a partially finished house in late 1988 and the rest is history.

The garage was made to accomodate a larger motor home than the little Toyota/Mirage we owned at the time.  The size of the garage was simply an educated guess.  The builder made a minor mistake I didn't catch until it was too late.  The interior back wall of the garage has a footing an short concrte wall.  It was set 6" inside the garage, making the basement 6" bigger, the garage depth 6" shallower.  That 6" in the garage today would be really nice to have, not missed at all in the basement.  Too bad he didn't make the mistake in the other direction.
1637  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 14, 2012, 10:46:33 am
Thanks for the compliment Tom.  Our setup is great as long as we don't have to get something bigger.

The picture is not clear but we come down the drive and have to turn 90 degress to the left to get the rig inside.  It actually takes two attempts to align it up for entry.  It's no issue but it is snug.  When I park the motor home outside in front of the garage door there, we can still drive other vehicles around it, but is a bit of a squeeze.

I have seen others with an RV garage port along side the house which seems great for accomodating the biggest of rigs....if built big enough with enough realestate around to work with.
1638  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 13, 2012, 03:34:41 pm
Tom,  It ain't going happen....in all points discussed.
Here is my PC in the garage under the house.  Expanding the garage or adding another bay isn't going to work.

PC-USA would have to offer a new model that was not more than 15" longer than what I have today, to satisfy any type of footitis.  I know model 2400 is longer, but no main floor permanent bed.

As much as I am against slide outs in general, I have to admit the PC's living area slide out of today for many floorplans which includes the fridge, does look inviting.  If we vacationed differnetly like staying in one place for extended periods, I "might" be pursuaded to think otherwise.



1639  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 13, 2012, 11:43:22 am
We went to the Tampa Show yesterday. I had all I could do to walk away from the 2910. I really think that mystery illness called "2 footitis" sets in this time of year--it must come along with the flu. In this case, though, it was "4 footitis".  Amanda tried very hard to sell it to us. Like father, like daughter. Genetic!  Judi
I hear too many stories of PC owner curiosity landing them into a new PC.  I am stronger, I am stronger, I am stronger.  That is what I keep telling myself, but have yet to walk through a new model.  I do have a very good reason not to look at anything bigger.......it wouldn't fit inside our garage......sigh of relief.
1640  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: January 12, 2012, 08:24:34 pm
Awe shucks Billy.  I thought I had the answer to your problem.  rolling on the floor
1641  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: January 12, 2012, 02:30:21 pm
Billy,

Just buy an inflatable Skyrest.
You could then refer to your "Restroom" more accurately.
And you'll have accomodation for one additional overnight guest.
 Yahoo!
1642  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: January 12, 2012, 11:37:57 am
I love all the creativity the PC community has and shares with the rest.  Nice!
1643  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 12, 2012, 11:21:19 am
Dick and Trish,

When we are hooked up to city water, the pressure is real good.  When we are running independant, the water pressure is significantly less, but still generous enough to meet our needs including the shower.

Is your problem when on city hookup, when independant, or both?

If both, maybe the shower faucet or Hose-With-Shower-Head has sucked in something creating a partial blockage.

If only when being independant, I heard that some motor homes (all brands, not just Phoenix Crusiers) the fresh water tank is not cleaned out adequately from the scrap left behind from drilling holes into the tank for the filler tube, drain tube, outlet pipe, and gauge sensor.  The loose tank plastic can get sucked through the tank's outlet port into the interior plumbing, clogging or restricting something.  Back pressure can usually force the debris out.  You would have to disconnect the plumbing at the pump to dislodge it from the system.

There may also be a restriction in the tank itself blocking the outlet port at that point in the tank.  It can be a challenge to remove any such bebris.
1644  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Door Mat on: January 10, 2012, 03:06:54 pm
So I take it, the horizontal stripes in the screen door isn't meeting the visual aid required for some of us.

Maybe the factory could send the screen doors out to a local shop to have the full body paint pattern flowing through the screen door.  But then we would not be able to find the door.   LOL
1645  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Door Mat on: January 10, 2012, 12:42:37 pm
Billy, I cannot show my wife your floor mat or I will be spending more money.   ThumbsUp
1646  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dinette redo on: January 09, 2012, 11:07:43 pm
We go from a picnic table to eating off of our laps to a nicely set dinner table.  Here's a pic of how we set the table tonight.  It was just too hot to eat outside at 81 degrees and the full sun shining down (lol).   Eat
Sue, you and my wife would get along well with your "At Home" table settings.   rolling on the floor
1647  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Door Mat on: January 09, 2012, 04:52:25 pm
 ThumbsUp Barry-Sue
1648  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dinette redo on: January 09, 2012, 03:01:25 pm
Trudy, I could easily manage with your indoor eating arrangement as it seems to be setup well and quite comfortable for two people.

But for my wife Irene, eating on separate tables would not fly with her.  It has to do with how we used to eat separately in our old motor home.  She is lovin us eating together at a regular table again.  Like most of you, Irene does prefer to eat outside, but quite often we are brought indoors due to weather or temperature, mosquitoes, or early night fall.  When we do eat in, Irene enjoys table settings done just right.  It's got to look right to her or she won't be feeling right about it.

A benefit to the dining table that I appreciate more is how the two of us sit across from eachother to play cards or a game like Scrabble.  I only wish the seating was more comfortable for longer periods.  Denser foam cushions and angled back rests (like you did Trudy) would both help.  
1649  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Window Awnings vs. Sun Screens on: January 09, 2012, 12:53:06 pm
Just for reference to other readers, not to address the situation in-full.

A couple years ago I bought affordable silver reflecting "Made For Ford Econoline" pop-open sun shades from Wal-Mart.  They cover just the inside of the windshield, blocking out the sun and cannot be looked through into the rig at night.  They store nicely in a seat back pocket.  The van door glass is not considered.  They work great for the quick daily no-fuss application, but for extended stays or storage in hot climates, this is not as good as what you people are using.
1650  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Door Mat on: January 08, 2012, 08:28:49 pm
We bought similar material by the foot off a roll at a home improvement store.  I cut it to size for the main entry door step and also in the outdoor storage compartment.  In this picture, it is the brown mat in the foreground.  It protects the fiberglass surface and eliminates rattling noises too.
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