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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?

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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!!!!

Gary

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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. 

Thanks!
Gary

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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.

Thanks,
Gary

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General Discussion / Solar set-up
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:16:33 am »
Hi to all!  We just took delivery of our 2552 last Thursday, spent the night in the parking lot, got a few minor issues fixed, and finished up at Dan's Hitch.  Now I have a question about my solar set-up.  I have two panels hooked up to the Trimetric SC2030 controller monitored by the TM2030.  My monitor is showing 0.00 so I'm guessing I need to program it myself.  I went to Bogart Engineering's website and found the charging parameters section and input my information.  75 system amp hours defaulted, is this correct?  How do I find out the amp hours for my coach?  I've got the two six volt AGM batteries from Fullriver.  Is there an on off switch for this system that maybe is shut off?  Bogart's website says I can modify any of the settings but how do I know when and to what?  I'm not comfortable fussing with this stuff but am eager to learn.

Thanks!
Tall Guy aka Gary

P.S. The first place I hit my head was on the side of the cabinet above the kitchen sink, nice and padded and not very high............figures I hit my head on something lower.  :lol

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General Discussion / VIN for insurance
« on: July 16, 2018, 02:43:58 pm »
We just made our first attempt to get an estimate of what insurance will cost us but were told they need a VIN first.  How do VIN's work for the PC family of motor homes?  Will it start out as just the E450 chassis and get reregistered or does PC designate what will be built on each chassis as they acquire them?  I want to be sure I'm insuring the entire rig not just the chassis it rides on.

Thanks,
Gary

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General Discussion / Sales Options
« on: June 20, 2018, 03:05:19 pm »
Hope everyone's busy with vacations, planning, taking, or reminiscing!  I received a sales sheet with several options on it from Keith Kinder.  I was wondering what your opinions are.  We have a 2552 on order.  Any comments positive or negative would be most appreciated!
Safe-t-plus steering control 669
Front end rust protection 275
Under-body coating 42 / foot
Chassis window tinting 309
Magna shades 399
Diamond gloss paint protection 53 / foot
Easy care exterior / interior appearance protection 1088

Thanks again!
Gary aka Tall Guy

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General Discussion / Storage Covers
« on: May 29, 2018, 12:56:03 pm »
Hi to all,  As my wife and I are getting closer to delivery we've been researching storage options.  We'll not be able to store it inside so we were wondering about ideas anyone may have regarding a cover to place over our rig when we're not using it.  I've got a place to park it at home and at some point there will be either a carport or open ended pole barn for protection but what to do until that decision is made?

Thanks!
Gary

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General Discussion / Pulled the trigger!
« on: March 27, 2018, 08:05:05 am »
Well, last Friday we pulled the trigger on a 2552.  The main non standard things we had done was to put in the slide from a 2551 to give an 80" driver's side bed and also added the motorized option to that side giving me some added width too.  This also gives my 68" wife a nice amount of room on the other bed.  We also had lights put on the outside rear and driver's side for ease of hooking up and finding things after dark.  Two solar panels also went on the roof.  If there is room on the roof (Earl wasn't sure with the solar) we'll upgrade to Max-air fans.

One thing we learned is that if anyone is on the fence with ordering DO IT THIS WEEK!!!  A 15% price increase hits April 1 any orders done prior to that will still be honored even if delivery is well after the increase date.

We still have time to add more modifications, any suggestions?  90+% of our camping has been and will continue to be where electric is not available.

Thanks everyone!
The Tall Guy, aka Gary

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General Discussion / Motor Home vs. Travel Trailer
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:53:55 pm »
I'm pretty sure most everyone here are Motor Home people.  What I am wondering is why you went that route as opposed to a Travel Trailer.  I already have a more than adequate tow vehicle although my Duramax is right at 300,000 miles.  My wife has recently been asking why go the Motor Home route when the Travel Trailer route would be much cheaper.  I much prefer the Motor Home but I admit she's right about the cost, and finding an acceptable toad isn't as easy as it once was.  I've also found it best to explore my wife's questions because every once in a while she's right.  (nod) (nod)

Pros and cons equally welcome.

Thanks!!

Gary

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General Discussion / Slide-A-Bed
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:34:14 pm »
Well, it looks like changing our target to a 2351 has hit a dead end due to the bed size.  So it's back to the original 2551 or 2552.  We're wondering how the twin beds that slide together are supported.  Not only am I tall I'm also heavy and I'm concerned about the sturdiness of that option.  Also, if only the longer of the two twins is extended how wide is it and how wide is the aisle-way to the bathroom?

Thanks!
Gary aka Tall Guy

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