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General Discussion / Re: No solar input
« on: April 01, 2019, 02:54:46 pm »
Well, we took the rig to an RV repair facility and found out that both panels are good but that there ls a short in the wire leading from the passenger side panel.  As soon as they disconected that panel we had input.  So we'll get by on one panel and have PC fix it right.  Thanks for all your input.  Jatrax, I'll look for the proper testing tools at a place that can show me how to use them safely.

General Discussion / Re: No solar input
« on: March 29, 2019, 05:30:15 pm »
I have the two standard 150W panels PC installs with the Samlex solar charging kit and the Tri-metriC TM 2030-RV monitor.  We drove about 3 hours from point A to point B yesterday.  I've got a 2018 2552.  It just sat out in the Tucson sun for about 5 hours and lost 4%.  I don't have any of those electrical meters, it seems as if I need to purchase something and learn to use it.  What do you suggest?

General Discussion / No solar input
« on: March 28, 2019, 06:41:18 pm »
 So far our trip has been uneventful due to having electric hook ups most nights.  But now we're past that part of the trip and need solar to charge batteries.  Last night the batteries got down to 77%.  We arrived just north of Tucson @ 92% after shutting off the  Ford motor the input light on our battery monitor shut off.  No solar in Tucson???  I don't think so!!  Am I missing something, a reset switch or fuse something else?

Adventure Anywhere / Re: Custer State Park
« on: March 21, 2019, 05:44:48 pm »
I know this isn't SD but if you need a place to stop in northern GA Amicalola Falls in the northwest part of the state is incredible!  Now to SD, a stop at the Badlands is time well spent.  Also, check into Minuteman National Monument, it is seriously cool!  In Rapid City there's an Air Force base that offered tours when we were there several years ago.  I'd type more but I would just repeat what was already said.
Enjoy your planning!

Adventure Anywhere / Almost there!
« on: March 06, 2019, 10:25:36 am »
March 12 the TLGUYPC hits the road for our first post retirement trip.  My wife (already retired) is loading non freezable items in the coach and putting everything else in bags to be hauled out Tuesday morning and put away once we're south of the freezing weather.  We're heading to the southwest pulling our Jeep Cherokee and will be gone 6-8 weeks.  The first three weeks are planned out but the rest of the trip we'll be winging it depending on the weather.  We love National and State Parks as well as historic areas and monuments so if anyone has some "don't miss spots" we'd love to hear about them!  If anyone sees us on the road say hi we'd enjoy meeting you!

Safe travels everyone!!!!


General Discussion / Re: Floor Mats
« on: February 25, 2019, 04:46:41 pm »
They arrived Saturday and fit perfectly!  The doghouse and the little nubs on the bottom hold them right where they belong.  Super happy with them!

General Discussion / Re: Floor Mats
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:07:27 pm »
Well, I just ordered the Weathertech W51's in black, I'll give an update after they've arrived and are installed. 

Thanks for the input everyone!  Spring's just around the corner, can't wait to get back on the road with our new toy!!!

Well Volkemon, neither of us will get blown over in a windstorm roflol

General Discussion / Re: Floor Mats
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:17:45 am »
Peg, do they slide around at all?  Are the nubs on the bottom enough to hold them in place or do you need the anchors they appear to come with?

General Discussion / Floor Mats
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:31:46 pm »
We are looking for some rubber or stiff plastic (not carpet) floor mats for the drivers and passengers area.  The cab area is carpeted (my mistake) and we want something there to catch dirt, mud, and whatever other gunk I manage to get on my shoes.  My wife hardly ever gets any gunk on her shoes, I walk in the same general area and load mine up but good.  Any one else notice this happening?  I just tell her it's because I'm working harder.  She doesn't buy it and just laughs and refers to me as "Pig Pen" from the Peanuts cartoons (makes me laugh too).  So, back to the question, has anyone found such a thing?  I've tried the Ford dealer but their's are smooth on the bottom so would slide around, not a good thing with my size 12's and small pedals. 


General Discussion / Re: Standard vs Option
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:08:32 pm »
Our bathroom has a double door closet with a light inside it that was installed as a standard feature.  Be careful how much weight you put on the clothes bar in there if yours is equipped with one the screws that mount the bar holders are small and the material they're screwed into seems flimsy.  I'm going to put a support under each end of the bar so I can hang anything there without worry.


Adventure Anywhere / Re: Louisiana - suggestions?
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:22:38 am »
When near Baton Rouge a really neat stop would be the USS Kidd museum.  It's a restored Destroyer docked in the river.  https://www.usskidd.com/   Another resource we use are chamber of commerce websites for cities near where we plan to be, some are duds but don't let that discourage you because some are grand slams!

Enjoy your wanderings!


General Discussion / Winterizing
« on: October 31, 2018, 12:54:38 pm »
Well, we ran through all the steps for winterizing the water system and it all went well once I found out where the water heater bypass and low point drains are located.  The last step of getting the pink stuff in the macerator has us a little baffled though.  We flushed the toilet as shown by Earl in the video and nothing came out of the macerator hose so we flushed some more with the same results.  I checked the black tank valve and it was open, I also opened the 3" valve just a little and the pink stuff started to come out.  Could it be that I just don't have enough liquid in the tank or have I missed something?

Another question I have is when to de-winterize.  We're going on a trip next March - April to the southwest.  During this trip we'll be in higher elevations from time to time and are concerned about freezing.  Will we be okay if we keep the holding tanks empty?  Will the fresh water system be okay since it's in the coach?

So far we're really enjoying the TLGUYPC, we're planning one last weekend this weekend after a factory visit to fix a few issues we've found in the last couple of months.


Tips and Tricks / Re: A couple of easy enhancements
« on: October 25, 2018, 10:34:08 am »


Thanks Gary.  For the coat rack, I just used 3 screws that are 1.25 inches long.  It seems real stable . . . I think it will last the test of time.  For the shelf over the door, the weight rest on the existing door valance.  I just used one screw to keep the shelf from moving.


It appears that you used a 3/4" thick board for the coat rack.  Am I right?

Adventure Anywhere / Re: Missouri - WOW
« on: October 24, 2018, 08:38:13 am »
We've toured around Missouri a quite a bit and feel that their State Park and historic sites are in the top three in the nation.  We've never been disappointed when travelling around there, always something interesting or beautiful or both around the next bend.

Tips and Tricks / Re: A couple of easy enhancements
« on: October 24, 2018, 07:06:47 am »
What a couple of great ideas, thanks for posting!  What did you use to mount them?  I didn't realize the PC walls were strong enough to hold up a coat rack like that.  We love the cooler weather too and have found, in our limited experience, jacket piles on the Euro chair.

Thanks again!

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