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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: new shades on: November 15, 2012, 06:52:38 pm
Well, I might have the "redneck" solution, but this is what I did.  My large dog could get under those little pleated curtains...so one time
I piled luggage bags, etc. onto the front seats to keep him out....but it seemed that the inside of the rv was diminished.

(Had looked at the PC shades....wow...did not know they weren't private at night...so glad I did not get them.)

Anyhow....after getting an idea from someone at a car upholstery shop, I bought some curtain liner fabroc (at JoAnn's)...sort of rubberized..or feels like it...waterproof....anyhow it is used to line curtains that might cover a sliding glass door...so no light gets through and it blocks heat.

My sister-in-law gets the credit for cutting and stitching them for me.  Wonderful!!!

There is one for each front door....the shape matches the door...but a bit wider to get "caught" in the door.   The top has a short piece
stitched to the bigger piece. This shorter piece fits over the open door and laps over on the outside of the door when the door
is closed.  The longer side is on the inside. The dog cannot get under it.   This helps with sun/heat, privacy, and now Max cannot
see out to bark---and I can use the front seats and dash when parked.

This might have been confusing. Sorry.  It was inexpensive and is not permanent; I just put them on the doors when camping. It works!    Smile
32  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: toilet paper holder on: November 15, 2012, 06:38:01 pm
I finally found a free-standing holder....wrought iron or something like that...to stand between the toilet and the shower...ha...
kind of wedged in....it has a "thing" on top that holds a roll...and also holds three extra rolls inside.  Works so far.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Steps won'stay out on: October 22, 2012, 07:33:37 pm
Haha.....it posted before finishing the subject.   

I seem to recall a former discussion about the steps not staying out----- and the other switch next to that one not putting the
outside light on....the discussion was about a certain fuse.  ???   Thanks if anyone recalls.    Smile

I am not used to dealing with fuses.  
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: (outside) water drain "faucet," etc. on: October 19, 2012, 07:01:21 pm
Thanks to all of you who made suggestions !    Will try one or two leads you made.
Smile
LRS
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / (outside) water drain "faucet," etc. on: October 18, 2012, 04:16:44 pm
Hi, guys!    Wondering if anyone has had this happen...and what you did...where you got another one, etc.

After draining the water....the top of little, white, plastic "faucet or spigot" on the outside of the rv broke off!
   Will need to get it replaced before draining the water next time.

 Another issue:  Could not get the key into the lock of the water potable input door (on same side of rv) after adding water.
Cannot lock it now.
Can the lock be replaced or must I get a new assembly?   

Checked the Camping World site and found the second item...not the little water drain faucet.  ???

Help!  (This is a 2010 rv. )

36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter Oil on: October 04, 2012, 02:59:53 pm
This is a repeat, but it seems that there have been more/new Sprinter owners in the forum lately, so here goes:

SPRINTER OIL CHANGES:   Be sure that the new oil added is just the right amount.  The high and low oil sensors
are very sensitive on the Mercedes Sprinter engine.   When the heated oil expands, it triggers the sensor
and the high/low oil light on the dash comes on!  Yikes.  It took many phone calls to find a dealer/service guy
who knew this and what was happening.   It was alarming to see the light coming on again and again after a recent oil change.
Apparently the  Sprinter is very sensitive , so the oil level should be tested with the oil warm---or dont add the full amount listed in the manual---maybe a quarter, half cup,  or 1 cup less?   It is easier to add oil than remove it, I think.

Maybe this will be helpful to some folks and avert some alarm or panic on trips.   Smile
 LRS Smile
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: August 20, 2012, 03:39:40 pm
We had a bigger rv once, with two slides and a standard poodle...Lots of room and no problems with
the slides.

Now I have a 2400 Sprinter with one slide and another (and bigger) standard poodle. (haha...he
just kept growing! )  So....when stopped for the night or a few days, the extra floor and maneuvering room from
the slide being out is welcome!  Smile    Just FYI.   I am confident you will choose wisely and enjoy it!
(Touring the insides of different PCs will help you decide.)
LRS
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I think I have a brilliant idea on: August 20, 2012, 12:51:44 pm
 Smile   Two years ago I did receive the $500 bonus/reward for showing my PC to an interested person who ended up buying one.

LRS
39  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: August 11, 2012, 08:11:48 pm
 Smile   I, too, once saw a parrot in an rv, haha...but we've always taken our standard poodle with us.  He can't wait to go!  Our
previous dog was also a standard poodle and she loved it!  We did see an rv with two of them once...wow.  Hard to imagine two
big dogs in there.  The slideout helps, though! 
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: August 11, 2012, 07:56:11 pm
Hi, Sprinter owners!   I, too, just love this  Sprinter PC.  The handling is superb, the ride is smooth, and it is really fun to drive...a real pleasure...
I was always reluctant to drive our previous 38 footer....but have gotten quite used to driving the Sprinter (2400).
As for mileage, it is much better than that old, bigger rv....I think it was around 15 or more last trip.  Have to look it up to be sure,
but it was much better than the 9mpg we used to get!
I am so glad to hear from other Sprinter owners for a change!   Smile
LRS  in Florida
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Whell liners on sprinter chassis on: December 15, 2011, 05:54:04 pm
Help.  Please explain what you mean by a wheel liner.  ???

The black thing behind one of my Sprinter's tires is loose and makes noise.
Should I be worried?  Is it hard to fix?

Thanks.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Rusty hinges on: December 05, 2011, 09:24:35 am
Has anyone had rusty hinges???   Noticed that the bathroom door hinges were
rusty....had seen a reddish-brown powder on the floor...

Will need to be replaced.

Had not had this ever before....in former rv. 

 Guess I will need to keep the pc either
plugged in or hang a Damp Rid in bathroom.

(Have also used vent/fan after using shower....and door propped open
when stored.   ???
43  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: easy to carry/strore laundry detergent on: November 08, 2011, 06:51:43 pm
I tried them on the last trip.   With lots of laundry, it was great not having to lug a heavy soap container, too!   Smile
44  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Handy Hooks on: October 31, 2011, 01:33:04 pm
Am really liking those hooks called Command Strips.   They come in various shapes and sizes....and tell you how
many pounds they'll hold.  You can remove them without damage to the wall.

I am using several (the ones that say they can hold 7 lbs.) in the shower to hang up items to dry...towels, washcloths, and even a plastic bag of dirty clothes.

Have also used two to hold up a net bag with pockets ... just below the shower head... for holding several things, like
soap and spray bottles, scrubber, etc.  They also hold a bag of doggie "bags" and leash by the door.
 
You might find all sorts of places to use them in the rv!   Smile
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Two Issues on: October 09, 2011, 09:43:00 pm
Well, I have two things to mention. (1)  Does anyone know how to raise the tv volume?  When the
ac is on, the highest setting is not enough to hear .  (When a dvd is playing, it is plenty loud. Is there
some way to use all the speakers for just tv listening?

(2) On my first long trip (FL to TX), the Sprinter caused me some concern, but I learned something and
wonder if other Sprinter owners have had this happen.  ???   The oil light began blinking.   I checked
the (Seems all new Sprinters will have Mercedes logo now...not Freightliner and Dodge as well).
Found a dealer in Pensacola who did service them, but they could not do it that day.  He had seen this
problem before, though, and that was a good thing!   He said that Sprinter is very sensitive to too much
oil.....the oil level must not reach the Max mark on the dipstick.  It should land between the Min and Max
marks.   
 Has any of you PC Sprinter owners had that oil light blink?
All input is appreciated!
Thanks,
LRS
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