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General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage
« on: August 17, 2014, 10:44:05 am »
Roof Storage

    Jim   we have had lots of discussion on this topic,,, I would say mostly negative  not all.....   I did a roof project http://roofprojectfotthecruiser.blogspot.com/  and never used the RV ladder,, I for one do not trust it and if you used your roof then you would be up and down it constantly  .. I have used it once and would only use it an emergency while on the road... I know Ron does not even have a ladder on his rig. 


General Discussion / Re: Battery compartment latches
« on: August 12, 2014, 09:18:59 am »
Great tip,,,, have had same problem will check the Beast next time I go visit her.

General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer
« on: July 14, 2014, 09:24:29 am »
  good info again,,, we are hauling furniture so not worried about  the weight so much,,,when I pick up the furniture in Dallas I am going to have to back the trailer or take it off the hitch.. figure I can un-hitch and man handle the trailer ( I hope).. other wise should not be to much backing up... :)dread the 2500 miles to Portland but will be worth it to finally get rid of this junk haha thanks again  and like I said earlier were heading to Alaska after that so sort of killing two birds  d(&&** kids hehe

General Discussion / Re: 2350 Outside Storage
« on: July 14, 2014, 09:06:03 am »
Good points Ron,    We also had a RT 210 and have had no problem with storage, was the main reason we bought the 2350 was the additional room,,, we have the dinette and I store our bikes under it.. http://rvbicycleproject.blogspot.com/     I think if anything I would go with a hitch carrier, lots of post on those. Were going back to Alaska next Spring and I'm not worried at all about storage.

General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:40:23 am »
Thanks Ron good advice
 think I feel fairly confident about taking the small U-Haul,, just a pain in the rear(no pun intended) hehe
Racephot???? do you have a name???   very good post and tks for the post,,, copied and put in a folder for the trip    also hope your not SLAMMING on the brakes,,, want matter if your towing or not hahah... kidding,,, realize your talking about slowing down I hope

General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers
« on: July 12, 2014, 08:43:00 am »
 Just read all the post re pads,, thanks informative,,, Ron,,, think I will make sure to exercise the Levelers along with the Genny,, easy to do.. also give me some practice,,, (I know you don't exercise your Genny) but I do...again thanks for all the advice,, good job,, BTW anyway to disconnect the buzzer from the warning ??  Darn thing is really loud,, will drive my dog nuts, realize it's a safety thing,, but the light is still there

General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers
« on: July 11, 2014, 09:50:21 am »
Yeah I know,,, I have one of those plastic holders for cards I usually keep it there, but again was in storage,, guess should leave it there all the time haha.... I was about 3/4 ft from driving into the storage shed when I remembered  lucky me haha

General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers
« on: July 11, 2014, 09:00:17 am »
LEVLER REPORT- went to the storage to exercise the Beast.  the storage area is perfectly sloped and ideal to use the levelers. (rear area down,,)  So following  manual, hit the auto level and in about 2 minutes had perfectly level RV,, WOW,, what a DA I have been for not using them.  Guess I will need to get some boards now.. I also like the Alarm button to let you know that you have in the front to let you know there extended... need one for the antenna haha... was playing with the TV a month or two ago nearly drove back into the storage with it up,,,, yeah I know,,, I usually put a tag up but was to lazy to get it out since I was just messing around

Anyway thanks all you guys for selling me on using them  I am believer now


General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:34:08 am »
Alright you talked me into it haha.... Ron please don't die we need you    I need to go run the Beast this week anyway will give it whirl and see what happens

 Very good comment,, I like simple green also.. on the bleach solution you can use small patch of rag dipped in the bleach solution,, damp not wet,, rub the caulk line, make sure it's damp... let dry, then just sun dry, rinse   your right about the finish,,, how ever the clear coats are pretty tough and at the % should not be a problem, you will take your wax off though

General Discussion / Re: 2100 - No slide - Question
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:23:17 am »
Depending upon your type of travel,,, I don't like the slides. We also have the table instead of couch/bed.  Also like shorter is better,,, had a roadtrek 210 loved it, but not quiet big enough,,, we found the 2350 used,,, and really driving not that much difference, but the extra room is great, have no problem with our stuff.. I actually have two bikes under the table ( there's a post if interested).... we travel as a couple and big puppy dog. No plans on traveling with kids or such.  So if fits us perfect... hated giving up that 4/5 mpg, but the extra room was worth it. Would like to look at 2100 but have not had the chance yet. BTW purchased our Cruiser in Seattle,,, we live in Houston

General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:14:53 am »
I am always interested in the post re levelers,,, previous owner had them installed on our 2350,, over $4k ouch,,, I've never used them.. keep using the blocks.   I think I need to go to a local parking lot (concrete) and practice,, For some reason I'm scared to death they will get stuck.... I did extend them once at the storage yard,  Again maybe going out and playing with them a little will give me the confidence to use them

General Discussion / Re: TOWING- cargo trailer
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:05:37 am »
Ok,, waited awhile to see if anyone else had comments,,, think everything I need to do and be aware of was stated.. Thanks for your advice and tips

will make sure to post on the trip later

General Discussion / Re: Tires, Michelins Or ?
« on: June 29, 2014, 09:54:22 am »
 I'm not following what your trying to say,, 7year old tires, 41000,,,  time to go... I have the same tires same year 17000 doing a trip this fall then they are gone,,, safety and main thing is Peace of Mind haha
  Did you research tires on the forum,,, tons of stuff,, I always copy the post on tires, word document. then save,,, let us know what you decide, like I said above,, my tires are gone after our fall trip... PS if you get a great deal I might be tempted to buy early

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


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