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1846  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems accessing forum? on: September 05, 2013, 09:22:17 pm
Hi Barry,

I didn't mean to play-down the importance of the registry.

CCleaner makes it's own registry backup in My Documents.  I never had any use for it, no reason to keep it.  If in doubt, hit yes to that question.  You will find a copy saved there.
1847  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sound under bed in 2552 on: September 05, 2013, 07:55:05 pm
Our Tripp-Lite inverter will rarely come on even though it is set for line/charge only, yet we are not line charging.  That happened once during our trip last month.  I killed the inverter using the switch on top of it.  12V opperations continue and charges only when driving the rig.  It won't line charge or generate 110v until I switch it back.  The switch simply over-rides the control panel switch.

Inverter Is Easily Accessed Behind This Vented Door


The On/Off Kill-It-Dead Switch Is In The Upper Right-Hand Corner, the little black 3-position one.
1848  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Meals - in RV parks and dry camping on: September 05, 2013, 07:44:10 pm
Talking about the grill bag, I just ordered one from Home Depot, local store pickup in a week or two.  There....Done!
1849  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 05, 2013, 07:41:11 pm
I guess someone zinged you haha,, why???? your just giving an opinion.
I could be a Zing-A-Haulic  every time I didn't feel the same as another person.  I think I clicked on that button twice, and later regretted each time.  I have retired from that button.  It's there for others to use, just not an encouraging tool by me.

I got hammered when I provided input on how Phoenix could take a better picture for their on-line sales.  Oh well.
1850  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems accessing forum? on: September 05, 2013, 07:29:31 pm
Good question.  I really don't know for sure as I have never used anything but a Windows personal computer.

I always thought that MACs were configured differently where this won't come into play.  Hopefully someone with a MAC will clarify one way or the other.
1851  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Meals - in RV parks and dry camping on: September 05, 2013, 06:34:19 pm
My wife Irene will cook inside with fans-a-blazing.  Cooking varies from pre-cooked frozen goulash, fresh vegetables, heating of canned food, breakfast pancakes & french toast etc.  Bacon is most often cooked outside on the single propane burner below.  We'll make a pound of bacon outside, freeze it, then microwave as needed.  We grill and cook outdoors often, as conditions permit.

Given we spend most days on the move either driving, sight-seeing, hiking, etc, we just don't get deep into serious cooking.  We'll eat out for such a meal.

Our Single Propane Burner Looks Like This


Here Is Our Coleman Grill


This storage bag is available.  I should buy this thing.
1852  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Recommendations for replacing the 2007 DVD player? on: September 05, 2013, 06:17:58 pm
We have a 2007 as well with an "Executive" head unit.  What a cumbersome piece of hardware.  I wish ours would break so I could justify getting a better system that is easier to use.  Nothing on it is easy, but the worst is the AM/FM radio.

Judy, I'd like to know what you learn about other available head units.
1853  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length of sewage hose? on: September 05, 2013, 05:40:05 pm
In the 6 years we've owned our 2350 with macerator, I've always dumped with the system as designed without using any extra hoses or tubes.  But we don't put solids into the black tank.  Just liquids.  I dump the black first, then flood it with the gray water and keep going.  I don't utilize the flushing feature.  I figured it isn't as important without solids to consider.  When back home, I do my tank sanitation process pouring in a little bleach and fill the tank to the tippy top, let sit a while, then drain, fill again, drain again.  The tank level sensors seem to like it too.

Funny that every trip, we always have at least one moment when someone else dumping will walk over and ask about our system.  There they are with gloves, sometimes wearing goggles, sometimes a mask, sometimes more.

I do it bare handed.  My wife hands me a Clorox wipe when I'm finished.  I do move the hose around as it expands to keep it on a clean surface.
1854  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems accessing forum? on: September 05, 2013, 03:09:48 pm
I never found value with backing up registry data.
1855  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 05, 2013, 01:42:08 pm
Once again, I'm the fellow with the opposing viewpoint.  Smile  I'll be observing my helpful rating go down again.   Cry  Was 164 as of this reply.

Our 2350 serves us well in every way except getting in and out from the bed.  But this past trip we learned something new with our rear corner double bed which helped a whole lot.  Read about it here.

We could never sleep with an isle between us.  We'd much rather crawl into the same bed, one after the other, even during a post mid-night bathroom visit.

We did invest in some aftermarket suspension upgrades to get the handling perfect which seems the 2551 & 2552 don't require nearly as much.  Maybe not at all given they have the stiffer E450 chassis and longer wheel base.
1856  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose CO on: September 05, 2013, 11:17:22 am
Ron, We drove down in our Honda Fit.
Ahh!
1857  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems accessing forum? on: September 05, 2013, 11:06:53 am
Yesterday in the morning I accessed the forum just fine.  Mid-day I could not.  I got an error message stating something about not allowing access through Asia.  That has happened before with the forum.  The main PC website remained fine.

To clear up my computer from this, I run CCleaner.  CCleaner is free software used to clean up your own computer of temp files, history, cookies and a whole lot more.  It also has a registry cleaner.  That too works great.

Get CCleaner here for free: http://www.piriform.com/promo/ccleaner-080213?_kk=ccleaner&_kt=f3eccf1d-4c79-43e5-a158-7865dc52e6c2&gclid=CLyng6TDtLkCFYSf4AodJz0AsQ

Click on the Free Download version.  At Motorola where I work, we use the free version all the time and Irene and I use it at home all the time too.  It is well trusted.  If you  have never cleaned up your computer of old garbage "background" data before, you will be pleasently surprised how much disk space is recovered, and your computer should run faster too.

There are numerous selections on CCleaner.  On a laptop which can be easily stolen, I select all in the Internet Explorer & Windows Explorer sections.  In the 3rd System section I select all but the last two.  In the Advanced section I only select the 2nd one called Old Prefetch data.

In the registry cleaner, when it asks to backup the data, I select "no".
1858  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: LED LIGHT FOR TANK HEATER SWITCH on: September 04, 2013, 06:02:13 pm
Oh, I like that indicator light.  One more project for off season.

A helpful clicky for you!
1859  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Estimating MPG as you go on: September 04, 2013, 05:31:08 pm
I bought a Scanguage-II last spring and finally got a chance to use it throughout our 4 week, 5500 mile trip last month.  I can say I am glad to have it, but I am dissapointed in that I was not able to have it monitor our collective fuel economy (a running total) throughout the trip.  It seemed to loose it's mind a few times which had me pulling out the plug to reset the thing.  I ended up monitoring fuel economy from engine start to engine stop.

According to the read out, the best average fuel economy from start to stop we could get was interstate driving 57-59 mph with no winds and no hills was 13.1 mpg.  But that figure means nothing for it does not represent real life.  I also tracked our gas purchases with pencil & paper and came up averaging 10.6 mpg over the  5500 miles compensating for 30 hours (15 gallons) for generator run time.

The Scanguage helped to "smart drive".  I took advantage of the Throttle Position Sensor reading which indicated how hard the gas pedal was being depressed, whether by me or the cruise control.  At hot idle it reads 12.  At full throttle it reads 75.  The sweet spot while highway crusing was 20-22.  Going up from there, I could see the real-time fuel economy start to suffer.
1860  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose CO on: September 03, 2013, 09:11:08 pm
We went there in 2009.  That is one beautiful canyon.

We were told during a ranger talk in the campground at the rim, the park (not the canyon) is one of the darkest places in the country, having the least amount of light polution at night.  The moon-less night, the stars were quite dramatic.

How did you get a 2910 down in the canyon?  There used to be a length limit that did not permit our 2350 down inside.  Fortunately we towed our little MR2 Spyder.

BTW: the park campground had electic sites.  That is very unusual for a national park.  Nice to work the roof a/c as it was hot there.
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