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General Discussion / Yellowing Shower Pan
« on: February 27, 2016, 12:58:23 pm »
Could not find this topic covered

 Have 2008 2350 used,,,, Shower pan has yellowed. Also up the sides some what,,, Looks to me like someone may have tried to clean the shower, used wrong chemical (bleach?) and stained it.   We left well enough alone, no deterioration  of plastic with-in pan.
Comments to cause?

Has anyone replaced pan? Cost?

Adventure Anywhere / ALASKA ADVENTURE
« on: July 09, 2015, 10:53:12 am »
   Well proud to report just got back from Alaska.   10409 miles  the ole PC held up great, One broken red clearance light, two door latches and a cracked windshield,, rock caught us on the edge of the windshield and of course it cracked it.  Lots of tar  on the rear end which I am slowly cleaning off and about 50lbs of mud and rock. I cold barely open the battery carrier with all the gravel in it..   Cost of gas was not to bad,,,total of 3558.62     US prices of course were lower,,, 329  to 345....Canada was ok usually at least 4.00 plus a gallon, got caught short one time had to pay over 5.00,, still a lot cheaper than last time,,,,  MPG was around 10.5 for the trip.   Saw 4 other PC's on the trip.  Most of the roads were in good shape except around Beaver Creek going into Alaska, lots of road work around the Parks Highway (Denali)  We let May 17th  and returned June 23,,, weather was cool to cold,,, bugs were minimal.  Saw tons and tons of animals especially bears,WOW,,, last time we went in the fall and saw nothing like we did on this trip.  Anyone interested in more info  message me  I think you can see my pics on FLKR. go to Albums   current trip is ALASKA 2015, BEARS, ANIMALS, FLOWERS, and ALL(about 1400 pics in that album)  let me know if interested.  I think FLKR is in yahoo so you may have to join yahoo



General Discussion / CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:11:54 am »
I've got 2 of the red clearance lights out. Stopped at couple of places can not seem to find a replacement.  Does anyone know the brand, I think the size if either 21/2 or 3 inches,, the black circle is @ 1/2 inch they are a solid light  you have to replace the whole unit.  were on the road and when I pulled into a Camping World about 8 people in line and I did not want to waste an hour standing in line.  thanks in advance

Adventure Anywhere / ANY ONE GOING TO ALASKA
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:51:39 am »
Headed out to Alaska soon from Houston,  this is our second trip,,,  feel like leaving today with GAS prices so low,,, figure I'm going to save over a grand compared to the last trip...anyone else going to the great North??? 

Adventure Anywhere / Trip Advice Albuguerque to Portland
« on: November 10, 2014, 11:30:00 am »
If you google this trip it shows go to Albuguerque  to Farmington NM to Provo,, then back on the Interstate  has anyone traveled these State Highways???    I like traveling the interstate on such a long trip also were trying to do400 to 500 a day in a hurry to get to Portland,,,(after that were headed to Alaska),, and it seems every time I go these back routes you lose so much time   I would rather stay on I-10 go to Kingman, to Vegas , up to Reno then Portland,,,, traveled the road from Vegas to Reno before, good highway  just steep haha..   Any thoughts would be appreciated.
It adds about 300 miles going to Vegas and up

PS  were traveling from Houston,,,

« on: August 20, 2014, 08:53:33 am »
I saw this tip on RV.com  pretty neat way to make the PC look nice.    sorry the pics did not copy but here is the sight if you want to see the pictures.


RVing Tip of the Day
Refinish those worn-out exterior RV hatches and trim from doityourselfrv.com

Tired of yellowing RV hatches, vents and trim? Consider this method for making the yellow disappear and the pieces look brand-new again! Cost effective, too!
Sun, rain, wind and dust all take their toll on exterior finishes. Perhaps some of the most obviously affected areas of your RV are the hatches, trim pieces and other random plastic inserts that dot the outside. These pieces start out white and begin to slowly turn yellow or brown over time.
You could start the process of removing and replacing every piece with a shiny new one at a considerable cost OR you could use this cost-effective method.
All you'll need is elbow grease, sandpaper, tape and some specialty paint.
An RV owner who goes by the name "Quicksilver" at the GlamisDunes Forum shared this method. He was annoyed with the yellowing RV hatches and trim that housed his dump hose, outside shower and other similar connections.
Materials needed:
Spray paint (Krylon Fusion was used in this case. There are many colors to choose from.)
Painter's tape
Sandpaper (320 grit was used here)
Caulk sealant (optional)
Sand each piece that you intend to paint, scoring the surface so the paint will stick.
Tape off the pieces to avoid over-spray of the paint.
Start the painting.
Repeat coats as needed. In this example there were three coats.
Run a new bead of caulk sealant around each piece after paint dries, if necessary.
This simple method can be used for other surfaces on your RV as well. Roof vents and coverings can also be painted. You could fix up all sorts of plastic pieces on your RV, including side mirror housings, tire well trim and door handles.


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General Discussion / More on tires
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:07:01 am »
I saw this on RV travel .com    Since this is one of our biggest concerns in traveling, might want to give it a view

Be sure to watch our upcoming live webcast of RV Talk Live this Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern). RV Travel editor Chuck Woodbury discusses RV tires and RV tire safety issues with his guest Roger Marble, an authority on the subject. Roger blogs at RVtireSafety.com. You can watch the program on the RV Travel Channel. And if you missed last Saturday's webcast about RV electricity, watch it in the archives here


General Discussion / TOWING- cargo trailer
« on: June 24, 2014, 09:57:44 am »
I looked at some of the previous post re towing.   Were planning a trip in which I need to haul about 1000lbs of the kids stuff up to Oregon. My plan is to rent a small cargo trailer (U-Haul,etc) for a one way.  The small one weighs 850 empty,, plus @1000lbs cargo +/- a few lbs,  added length @11ft.   Were in a 2350.  Since many of the parks and gas stops etc are pull through should have no problem driving and getting around. Trailer will have no brakes.  Do I need a trailer ball for the hitch?   Is the trailer light hook-up already set up on the back of the PC?  Any other suggestions will be appreciated. BTW am a rookie when it comes to towing.  If suggested will go find an empty parking lot and practice backing up if you think best.  Hoping that want be to necessary. tks

Adventure Anywhere / ALASKA in May???
« on: April 29, 2014, 09:16:40 am »
Planning our next trip to Alaska next summer.  Our last trip we went late Aug to Sept. Loved it, no crowds, weather perfect(lucky) a  little cool. fall colors.   http://andysbigtrip.blogspot.com/    We had lots of advice and help on this trip.  This time we are thinking about going up mid May, get to Denali around the 25th and them meander down taking our time.. Has anyone traveled that early?  I also want to go a little earlier this time to do some Salmon fishing,,, got to fish for Halibut last time, but all the Salmon runs were over. Thanks for any tips.
PS,,, You might notice I ask for a lot of help,,, I plan our trips out way ahead of time haha

Adventure Anywhere / SEQUOIA NP
« on: April 19, 2014, 09:26:13 am »
Planning a trip to Grand Canyon, Zion  then Sequoia NP... everything I read about Sequoia says plenty of campgrounds for RV but no hook-ups. Any comments or help appreciated.. Been to Zion and Grand Canyon so need mainly advice on Sequoia  thanks

« on: March 15, 2014, 09:21:13 am »
Anyone had any experience.advice,,, want to go down to Disney World, stay at RV park and be able to bus over to the park.  I know you can RV at Camp Wilderness (very expensive) any other suggestions.?   Thanks


« on: December 26, 2013, 12:10:18 pm »
 Has anyone driven I-5 from LA to Seattle,,, during DECEMBER..  thinking about driving up there next Christmas,,,would actually be coming from Texas... I-10 to LA is usually no problem unless bad storm coming through.


Tips and Tricks / SCAN GAUGE II Mounting in your RV
« on: December 20, 2013, 11:47:16 am »
 I want to first thank a bunch of you guys for help on this project. After reading about the Scan Gauge II, I wanted to get one for the Beast. I queried a bunch of you guys regarding mounting the unit (Ron, Skip, Bob), thanks for you help.

Again I went ahead and did a blog.   The Scan Gauge II is mounted in the cup holder area of our Cruiser.


David Sparks
2008 PC 2350

« on: December 20, 2013, 10:08:22 am »
Pictures and tools needed to replace the coach battery. Some maintenance you might want to consider when doing a replacement.


David Sparks
2008 PC 2350

General Discussion / BATTERY REPLACEMENT
« on: December 20, 2013, 10:06:05 am »
  I had to replace the coach battery last week. Went ahead and did my standard Blog write up. ( I know it's just easier and I always try to do a lot of pics) if your interested.    http://batteryproject.blogspot.com/

  The Beast was at her storage unit, so was a pain the rear, but got her done. Battery cables were a pain with all the extra hook-ups, found some damage on the battery mount (pics) but overall every thing fairly normal for that specific fix up.   Nice and warm down here in Houston, everyone have a great holiday.

David Sparks
2008 PC 2350

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