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1816  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.
1817  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.
1818  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.
1819  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)

1820  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.
1821  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.
1822  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 18, 2013, 09:44:48 pm
A very accurate vision.  Smile
1823  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dog food storage/ottoman on: June 18, 2013, 08:14:34 am
Our slideless has half that space and it tapers to near zero with the driver seat reclined.  We keep an elongated Rubbermaid type of a container there for things we want quick access to from the front seats.
1824  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pantry on: June 18, 2013, 08:03:12 am
gradygal benefitted from getting a second chance.  I think everyone here can say.... "I wished I asked the factory to do this for me".  Hopefully it's a short list with easy remedies.

Every time I finish the last on my list, you good people with your great ideas has me starting a new list.  Smile  Our 2350 has a similar closet just to the right of the microwave.  I wonder if my wife would prefer that to be her pantry instead of the over-the-dinette cabinets.  I will have to mention this one to her.  I did add a fixed shelf in our shirt closet.
1825  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 18, 2013, 07:56:29 am
The trend seems to be that models 2100, 2350, and 2400 require offset bushings.  Not the 2551 on up.  The short wheel base with a long rear overhang is most influential.  The front end rises a bit which then requires those bushings for a proper alignment.
1826  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 18, 2013, 07:50:40 am
Bob, Good job on the pics and the info... once again,,, people ask ,,,,people respond,,, lets you make a informed decision,, should I buy or stick with what I have this should be helpful to all.  That's why I love reading this forum and asking questions and hopefully getting some responses.  David Sparks
Ditto here!

I am not yet sure we will buy them, but if we buy anything, it will be Weather Tech.  The factory is in Bowlingbrook IL, maybe 40 miles away.  They advertise Made Here In The Chicago Area, so I'd surely support a good product made in the USA.

5 years back I bought OEM carpeted floor mats and they are holding up nicely so far.  Admittedly our dirt is mostly in the tow vehicle where I have Weather Tech tray-style mats.  I bought the carpetted mats for our PC for comfortable stocking foot driving.
1827  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 17, 2013, 05:12:12 pm
Thanks bobander, Very much!

They fit perfectly.

I had it in my head they were some kind of tray style mats, but surely can't be given there are no walls to follow upward.

Do they stay in place good?  Or do they move around a lot?
1828  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 17, 2013, 11:16:40 am
I realize that the various PC models have different alignment issues....some maybe with little to none.  But our PC2350 required offset bushings to get the alignment done right.  This involves some disassembly/reassembly.  It's more than considered typical.

Here is what offset bushings look like.  In the picture, the left gold one is slightly off center, the right silver is more extreme.  A "Good" truck alignment shop will know what to do if they cannot align the rig working with the stock suspension.  Such an alignment is not something a generic tire shop can do, and maybe not for some Ford dealers.  I fear some shops adjust it as far as they can then consider it done....good enough.

1829  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Father's Day on: June 17, 2013, 08:34:03 am
Thanks Kevin.

My son and I had a blast at our church.  We were 2 of 86 acoustical guitarists recruited to join the worship team this Fathers Day weekend.  The 7100 seat church was at capacity Saturday night, a bit shy at the 9:00am service, but over-flowing at the 11:30am service.  What an experience and what a blessing.

Dadfest 2013 was an event my son and I will be talking about for a very long time.

Here is a YouTube video of the opener at the Sunday 9:00am service.  John and I are both on this video, but are not recognizable.  We are next to each other, John is to left of center, I am to the right of center.  We are just behind the drummer.

We also played 4 worship songs, not shown on this particular video.  Playing them was Absolutely Awesome.

Your Love Never Fails
Holy Is The Lord
Glory To God
I Have Decided
1830  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weather Tech Floor mats on: June 17, 2013, 08:27:38 am
I would love to see pictures of the Weather Tech floorsmats, passenger and driver.  I wonder how they address the no-lip condition.  The E350/E450 does not have a floor pan bowl as do all other vehicles.
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