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1681  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service -- input needed on: June 14, 2013, 04:53:22 pm
Large Floor Plan diagrams of every model, both with and without slide outs is essential for discussion on models and flavors of models.  The rest sounds good too.  I would think two sheets max.  First sheet with all floor plans which forces the party to bring them all.  The second sheet with main features listed and note-taking space.  I would keep it all black & white with no back ground, very generic for print friendly.

Do what you think is best Aimee and we'll work with it.   ThumbsUp
1682  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 14, 2013, 11:47:20 am
Having a Fantastic Fan in a rear bathroom is a great idea.  It will move much more air than the wimpy one typically installed.  Even with all windows closed up for security, air can be drawn in from the front dash area and move toward the rear.  Odors never get a chance to penetrate forward into the rest of the house.

And that is one less big hole in your roof.  One fan doing the job of two.  I like it.   ThumbsUp
1683  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 13, 2013, 11:22:06 pm
I cannot recommend rotating tires at all on any 6 tire motor home.

But if you are determined, then I recommend swapping front tires with eachother, and rear pairs with eachother.  Never split pairs of rear tires and never switch inner tires with outer tires because their diameters have worn down to different dimensions.  If switched, the larger diameter tire will be weighted heavier, ripe for a blow-out.

It seems everyone is replacing tires because of age, not tire wear.  Let them wear as they do and let the load be distributed naturally even on them.  You'll be replacing them because of side wall cracks long before the threads are worn.

Motor homes are not cars.  Different rules apply.  That's the way I see it anyway.  Give me a "disagree" and lower my Helpful Rating if you must.
1684  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: June 13, 2013, 11:06:38 pm
Yes Sparky, you are "Right-On" about water/waste management.  We practice the same as you and it works very well.  Given our 2350 grey tank is 23 gallons and the black tank is 35 gallons, it forces us to blend the tanks once between dumps which is very good practice anyways.  Lots of soapy dish water flooding into the black tank is good for tank maintenance.
1685  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 13, 2013, 10:58:21 pm
Another possible kitty spot is under the driver side twin bed.
I figured having the litter box under a bed would be too close for comfort.

I thought the kitty liter would be best as far from the sleeping quarters as possible.  Having a Fantastic fan most forward or even directly above that Euro-chair area turned bird cage & litter might be effective.  With the right windows open, the fan could draw odors away from the living quarters and offer the top/front kitty loft some good fresh cool air ventilation.

Just throwing ideas out there.
1686  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 13, 2013, 12:56:44 pm
Welcome Marcia,

Wow, you've done a whole lot of reading.  Would you settle for....  Balloons.  I am sure people here will be happy to share dimensions.  Ask your questions here.

Here are my thoughts.
With a human companion, four cats and two parrots in a cage, consider a 2552 or 3100.  If you decide to buy a brand new PC, the factory may be able to accomodate a special place for your bird cage between the entry door and passenger seat, and kitty potties under the cage.  You might also consider having the front aerodynamic cap finished "open" as a loft for the kitties to hang out.  You could later create within the loft, a multi-level kitty loft if your kitties need more personal space.  I've heard the factory can make that area a single bunk for a large child.  They don't cut the roof of the van, making it quite a nice open space area.  Of coarse the TV goes elsewhere and you loose those two side cabinets.  You also would need to watch your head getting in and out from the front seats as is common with other motor homes.

I do wonder if the TV could still go there, just let the kitties claim the space behind it.
I also wonder if a slideout would help or hurt with kitty access to the loft.  Someone with those PC models would have to provide input on that.

Blessings,
Ron Dittmer
1687  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 13, 2013, 10:16:18 am
As some of you know, our rig is stored indoors in climate control.

I run the generator only just prior to the first time out for the season and of coarse during trips, but never off season.  I figure some generators sit around in warehouses for years waiting for a buyer.   Why would this be any different?  With 10% ethonal in the fuel filtered for fuel injection, the carburetor stays clean after the fuel has evaporated with no residue to speak of.  The garage is kept warm and dry during the cold weather.  In the summer, the rig is kept cool from the garage being partially in ground and very well insulated.

So far so good after 6 years.  Yes it takes some cranking to get the generator started the first time of the season, and it runs a little rough for the first couple minites.  But it always smoothes out nicely once warmed up.

Indoor storage has so many benefits that I wonder if it could pay for itself with brake preservation, generator, chassis, tires, house seals, caulk and all.  I wonder how much more indoor heated storage would cost you, compared to outdoor lot storage?  Since the economy tanked, there are so many industrial buildings for lease.  Maybe you could call an owner and work out a deal.
1688  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: June 13, 2013, 10:00:37 am
I agree.  Some crud has formed on the tank sensors.

At the end of every camping season, I bleach both waste tanks followed by 2 flushes to eliminate sewer gas.  This because our PC is stored under our master bedroom.  Apparently that keeps the sensors clean as they still work after 6 years.

PC Under Master Bedroom
1689  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New fruit basket installed on: June 12, 2013, 07:37:25 pm
I am not going to show my Irene this one.  Smile  I over did it with the drawer project.

Something to think doing over next winter.

Barb, Where did you buy it all from?
Ikea store.  They have multiple things you can hang from it.  Also have the magnetic strips for knives and spice cans etc.
Sounds great, Thanks Barb.
1690  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hot Water Heater on: June 12, 2013, 04:42:28 pm
Good to know if we run into the same.  Thanks for sharing.
1691  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New fruit basket installed on: June 12, 2013, 02:22:55 pm
I am not going to show my Irene this one.  Smile  I over did it with the drawer project.

Something to think doing over next winter.

Barb, where did you buy it all from?
1692  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hot Water Heater on: June 12, 2013, 02:19:31 pm
I fixed it!!Not enough power on a 20 amp circuit,needs 30amp. ThumbsUp
That surprises me.  I would have thought 20 amp service would run a hot water tank off 110v.
1693  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driver's seat arm rests on: June 12, 2013, 02:15:41 pm
I agree that the arms rests need to be adjustable; not sure there is much that can be done with the set up we all currently have...Paul's Seating (supplier of seats to PC) needs to offer such a feature.
Like a said, Pauls Seating might offer adjustable ones that fit the same socket.
1694  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service -- input needed on: June 12, 2013, 01:59:23 pm
Aimee,

I only read through your original post in deep concentration. Smile  I did not read replies.

I could not think of anything to modify or delete.  It looks quite complete with one exception.

During the visitor's registration process, when it comes to the point where they are given contact information of an owner, there should be a new window or something that brings up the current model year brochure in pdf.  In Big Bold letters, they should be instructed to print the brochure and bring it to the meeting.

What a prospective buyer thinks they want is not neccessarily what they ultimately decide on.  For example njheart & sis thought they wanted a 2350 like ours, but after walking through mine, they decided on a 2552.  With a brochure in-hand during the visit, we are equipped to discuss other models & floorplans....."Just like mine but with this feature there, that feature here, more space between entry door and passenger seat".  You get the idea.

Ron
1695  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 12, 2013, 01:01:05 pm
Ron D.: I called Michelin on that very question and they had a very quick answer....take the heaviest corner and inflate both tires (double if rear) to that PSI.   Thanks
Thanks for the confirmation.

So it is "Essential" to get each corner weighed, not the axle.

Can a truck stop scale weigh individual corners?  Where does one go to get this done?
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