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 on: April 16, 2016, 11:33:34 pm 
Started by BarbRN - Last post by BarbRN
Thank you!  I wish we knew why it won't power up.  Any ideas?

 on: April 16, 2016, 10:59:14 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by fandj
Since I am relatively new to the PC forum I have been reading through some of the earlier posts and saw this thread on resealing previously caulked areas.  My experience with silicone caulk has not been very good.  The problem with it is nothing will permanently adhere to it not even more silicone.  Once used it is next to impossible to get all of it off to recaulk.  I know there are a lot of manufacturers using silicone which can seal for awhile but it is when the eventual crack or detachment occurs that resealing issues begin.

This article explains some the properties of some of available sealants, adhesives, and bedding materials.

I am certainly no expert but it appears the Dicor self leveling material is widely used.  It is relatively easy to touch up minor cracks in the Dicor by first cleaning the area to be recoated with mineral spirits and then using the Dicor self leveling material generously.  By remaining rubbery it has reasonably good elongation properties but looses some of that with age and exposure. The article above explains the importance of elongation in reducing failure for sealants.

I have successfully used butyl tapes (very good elongation properties) but its main use is bedding of components not touching up cracks.  The article also discusses butyl tapes.

 on: April 16, 2016, 08:35:40 pm 
Started by bhgareau - Last post by bhgareau
I resolved the problem by removing the panel, removing the wiring connector, using a bit of contact cleaner, reseating the connector, and reinstalling the panel. At least for now I seem to be getting  accurate readings from each of the buttons.

 on: April 16, 2016, 05:35:44 pm 
Started by BarbRN - Last post by Barry-Sue

We have the manganox dvr/dvd model MDR865H in our 2012 2551.  Also had it in the 2008 2350. Bought on line thru Walmart but ABC Warehouse now has it for a better price.  Works great and you can record to the hard drive.  Check the specs out on line and see if it fits in a 2010.


 on: April 16, 2016, 05:11:39 pm 
Started by BarbRN - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
The DVD player in our 2552 failed during the first year that we owned it.  Kermit replaced it free.
I imagine he would sell you a new one if you asked.

 on: April 16, 2016, 04:32:59 pm 
Started by BarbRN - Last post by BarbRN
Our DVD player won't power up. Samsung. 2010 2551. Any ideas. I checked batteries. Turned in at the unit directly. I have 110 in the outlet. Called Samsung. No help. Has anybody found another unit that fits this tight space?

 on: April 15, 2016, 06:19:30 am 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by 2 Frazzled
I also agree with the wicked hot 152 degree concern. I suggest you call the hot water heater manufacturer and ask what the preset temperature is supposed to be. Yours might be out of wack. Your post made me wonder about the effect of that temperature on the plumbing but a quick check of the internet pulled up this information ( on PEX tubing which is what I THINK Phoenix uses:

Maximum Safe Temperature

The tube can withstand a maximum heat temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit for applications for heating. In a plumbing project, the PEX is able to stand a maximum heat of up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually, the highest temperature limitation is listed on the PEX tubing in small prints. All of the PEX tubing systems are tested, and you can use them with the standard P and T relief valves, which are able to be used at 210 degrees Fahrenheit.

The corners and connections are brass piping so no worries there.

 on: April 15, 2016, 06:13:08 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by 2 Frazzled
We have several postings on Capitol Reef on our blog (see below). Just search "Capitol Reef"

This is a first come, first served park and you have to get there early. Sites were filled by 10 when we were there. They do have overflow on BLM land that the rangers can direct you to. There are no hook ups in the park but they have nice bathhouses, generator hours to recharge batteries and convenient water fill and dump station area. We rolled in for a night or two and stayed the maximum allowed. It is an awesome oasis in a sea of gorgeous rocks. If you hit the right time, the apples are ripe in the orchards and you are welcome to go in and eat your fill or pick a bunch, weight and pay at the honor box and head home to your RV just a few steps away. Many of the sites were shaded and we were there when it was cool so we were fine tucked into the beautiful campsite without AC.

If you have to have hook ups, there was at least one full service campground in town right near the very nice visitor center (free wifi at the visitor center and cell signal). Just keep in mind it is a longish drive from town to the park if you are planning any early morning hiking.

This is the one park you really need to load the supplies for. The little town is nice but VERY small and since we hit at the end of tourist season, we were met with VERY empty shelves (not too many grocery shelves to start with - townies make a once or twice a month drive to hit the bigger cities 250 miles away to stock up, do doctor and dental visits, car repairs, etc.)

Some don't miss items: Fremont Petroglyphs, a drive down Capitol Gorge and short walk to see the Pioneer Register, Panorama Point, and pie at the Fruita store. If you can pull off a hike to experience the view from above, do it.

As a side, some of the parks out there sell water bottle slings and I recommend you snag a few. We didn't go anywhere without water. We took more on hikes but we wore those water bottle slings even on car trips. I felt like all the water was sucked out of my body out there and we were there in the cooler season. You have to keep rehydrating or it hits you with headaches, muscle aches, nausea and overall tiredness. 

So, as Bruce and Sharon said, put Capitol Reef on your list. It is one of the places we plan to return to.

 on: April 15, 2016, 12:04:02 am 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by ron.dittmer
JJ, I am glad you found on your own, the trouble with the ignition always clicking.  And it does sound too hot for safety sake.  I think we all understand better as to your complaint about the hot water.  152 degrees seems crazy hot.

 on: April 14, 2016, 11:59:26 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by ron.dittmer
Ah yes, Capital Reef and the historical Mormon town of Fruita inside it.  Some of my "Adventure Anywhere" photos were taken inside and close to Capital Reef.  Like Bruce & Sharon said, it is a drive-thru park.  On the west end is a famous sunset viewing area.  The setting sun lights up the rock formations.  It draws a crowd.  My wife and I enjoy our visits there, been there twice to-date.  When in the area again, we plan to return.  The drive to and from the park has it's own beauty.


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