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 on: Today at 12:27:52 am 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by ron.dittmer
Our rig is a 2007 model year with tires dated spring of 2007.  Like you, we keep our rig indoors away from sunlight but I have no plan anytime soon to replace the tires.  Given your rig is a 2551, it is on the lighter side of motor homes so there is less tire pressure and less weight on the tires so the demand on them is less.  I would think you would be fine getting one more year from them and evaluate again one year from next spring.

Regarding batteries, assumed no winter camping plans, I would charge them and bring them into your house out from the extreme cold.  The same for the chassis battery.  Fill your main fuel tank up, blow out all water lines, drain all four water tanks, place numerous rodent traps around inside and abandon the rig until preparing for your first trip next year.

Next spring, I plan to replace our 5 year old 12V Walmart batteries with 6V Duracell batteries from Sam's Club.  I did some measuring and determined that my slide out battery tray will need to be replaced with a simple sheet of steel to get adequate clearance because the 6V batteries are so much taller.  The sheet steel will have angle iron screwed to it to cradle the batteries so they don't move around on the large surface.

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 on: October 22, 2014, 11:24:23 pm 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Pax
Yup, that stretch is all very nice now.  In the Sierras there are two seasons:  Winter ......and summer highway construction preparing for winter.

I don't think it ever did get as bad as the highways in Jacksonville, or I-95 through Jersey and NY.  Those potholes could easily swallow an RV.

  - Mike

 13 
 on: October 22, 2014, 08:27:02 pm 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
Hi Bob,
Here is what I do to make the photo fit into a post while using my MacBook:
Select the photo in the iPhoto program,
select "Export" in the "File" drop down menu,
chose "medium" size,
then "Export" to the "Desktop."
Then select the photo from the Desktop to add it to the post.

I imagine the process would be similar when using a PC instead of an Apple.

Hope this helps,
Bruce

 14 
 on: October 22, 2014, 06:57:03 pm 
Started by Dick & Trish - Last post by lmichael
Had same problem on previous PC.  Turned out to be loose connection where camera cable connects to cable that runs from back to camera. 

 15 
 on: October 22, 2014, 04:45:05 pm 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by gl1500
To All,
     I have tried to send a picture and a couple of pictures and it always states file too large.  So if anyone would like to see the new curtains, give me an e-mail address and will send them to you.
     If anyone can tell me why I cannot send a picture out of my photo file without it being too large, would appreciate the feedback.
     Bob

 16 
 on: October 22, 2014, 04:15:57 pm 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by ron.dittmer
Oh so nice to hear I-80 is all good now west of Reno down that steep grade.  It was so bad 7 years ago, I swore I would never drive it again until repaired.  I didn't want to pay another $300 toll.

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 on: October 22, 2014, 04:13:04 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by ron.dittmer
I got a very good idea now.  Thank You Carol!

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 on: October 22, 2014, 03:39:47 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by frecklestweety
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.

 19 
 on: October 22, 2014, 03:36:36 pm 
Started by JOHNNYandVICKI.O - Last post by bobojay
I hope you called the factory as this should be covered under your warranty.

What Tom says above.....

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 on: October 22, 2014, 02:45:29 pm 
Started by Carol - Last post by Carol
Hi Ron,

The tall cabinet between the kitchen counter and the bed is PC's typical slide-out pantry.  Measures about 13 inches wide from the edge of the counter to the side of the wardrobe that hangs over the foot of the bed.  The usable inside width of the shelves is only 6 inches.  Despite the loss of space due to the slide-out mechanism, I find it a good spot for things like bleach, laundry and dishwasher detergent, generator oil, WD-40, spare shampoo, vinegar, Calgon, etc.  Basically things that I don't want to spill but won't be needing to access all the time.

The tall cabinet between the dinette and the frig is about 12 inches wide, with usable inside space of a little over 10 inches since there is no slide-out. 

You are correct that there are two cabinets.  The taller one on the bottom is tall and wide enough for a guitar in a hard case, plus room on the floor for hiking boots.  I put hooks on the inside walls up high and hang jackets and a heavier coat in there, and that helps cushion the guitar from moving around.  I suppose a golfer might find that a good spot for golf clubs!

The smaller cabinet above that also does not have a slide-out, so has that nice interior width.  I was worried that it was going to be a pain to reach things in the back but it hasn't been a problem.  I put extra paper products and light-weight cleaning products in there, and it is easy to stack them and keep them fairly neat and accessible.

Not sure what you mean by the measurement of the "vertical stlle framing pieces".  The slide-out pantry is just under four feet high, then you lose some of that space due to the slide-out mechanism.  The tall cabinet on the bottom, next to the frig, is four feet two inches, top to floor.  The cabinet above that is two feet high.  Adjustable shelving might be nice here, depending what people want to store.

Let me know if you have any other questions.  ThumbsUp

Carol

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