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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2017, 08:36:05 am »
Very unique, very nice!  Thanks for posting! 

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2017, 09:47:08 am »
Definitely can see a lot of thought went into your specifications.

What brand pure sine wave inverter did you go with? 

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2017, 12:28:45 pm »
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The only downside I see to your mods is that storage loss (though you gained a bit back above the dinette) and the fact somebody gets that inside space on the bed
Quite true and we thought long about that.  But Carrie voted absolutely 'no' to twin beds so she gets to crawl over :).  The storage loss was a factor we were concerned about.  The shirt closet does not seem to be an issue, the wardrobe in the bathroom is plenty big enough and Carrie already claimed the existing shirt closet for kitchen stuff anyway.

The under bed storage is more of a concern, but we never had it, so will not miss it.  We spend two weeks in the rig and had empty storage space.  Of course 'stuff' expands to fill all available space so we shall see.

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I forgot to ask, does that dinette make into a single bed?
It does not.  They asked if we wanted it that way but the table would have to have been made smaller than I wanted so we said no.  We do have the full sofa up front so she can sleep there.

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What brand pure sine wave inverter did you go with?
It is the Xantrex that PC offers.  The model is "Freedom Xi".  I have not even read the manual on it yet, but seems to work just fine.

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 01:20:21 pm »
Yes, that is the house battery shut off.  It is standard as far as I know, I don't remember ever discussing it with them.

One rather odd thing that happens is if the battery shut off is turned off for storage when you turn it back on all of the capacitance switched LED lights will turn on.  You then have to turn them all off manually by touching the capacitance switch.  Not a big deal, but a bit scary the first time it happened to me.  That is a light fixture issue, nothing to do with the battery shut off.

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2017, 08:55:15 am »
 2o2  Thanks for sharing that jatrax.  You have applied some creative ideas.  Some will surely have other people contemplating when ordering their PC.

I really should mount a handy flashlight there where you did.  Does Maglite make an LED version?  I love their products, just haven't shopped for a Maglite lately.  My cheap LED Maglite knockoff flashlights all require "knocking" to keep lighting.

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 11:59:29 pm »
Hope this doesn't send this too off topic, but I've found these mini flashlights (Blocklites) to be very handy....

https://www.walmart.com/ip/3-Pack-of-Blocklite-6-LED-Mini-Flashlights-w-Energizer-9-Volt-Batteries/39096884

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2017, 05:56:42 am »
Hope this doesn't send this too off topic, but I've found these mini flashlights (Blocklites) to be very handy....

https://www.walmart.com/ip/3-Pack-of-Blocklite-6-LED-Mini-Flashlights-w-Energizer-9-Volt-Batteries/39096884

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Oh, I really like them.  I wonder how long they last.
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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2017, 09:29:46 am »
Ron, yes Maglite makes LED versions now.  The one in my coach is LED.  They also make LED conversion kits for existing lights and I have converted a number of mine.  They make a great light but what I really like is the heft and build quality.  I feel much more comfortable going out at night with my two pound Maglite in hand.

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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2017, 09:40:44 am »
I use the Nitecore Srt7 both at home and camping. It is bright enough to stop anyone or animal long before they get close enough to wack. All my old Mag lights went to Amvets.

http://goinggear.com/nitecore-srt7-revenger-smartring-tactical-series-2-x-cr123-1-x-18650-960-lumen-cree-xm-l2-t6-cool-white.html

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 12:11:57 pm »
I just use my phone and have a few LED light switches (https://www.amazon.com/VIBELITE-Battery-Operated-Cordless-Nightlight/dp/B01IOS6LPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500224706&sr=8-1&keywords=led+light+switch+lighthttp://[font=Verdana]view on Amazon[/font]) hanging around the PC should the batteries fail. They can just be lifted off their hook and used just like a flashlight.

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2017, 09:15:21 pm »
Hope this doesn't send this too off topic, but I've found these mini flashlights (Blocklites) to be very handy....

https://www.walmart.com/ip/3-Pack-of-Blocklite-6-LED-Mini-Flashlights-w-Energizer-9-Volt-Batteries/39096884

   - Mike
Oh, I really like them.  I wonder how long they last.
I went shopping for an LED Maglight today but went home empty-handed.  Later in the day I decided to order a particular 9V Blocklight 3-pack on Ebay HERE which have interesting 2-4-6 LED light intensity settings.  It has great reviews saying they emit a lot of light (a few say "too much light") so having 3 intensity settings could be very useful when camping.

When we were in Glacier NP in 2013, we set out on a late afternoon hike to a mountain lake.  We opted to watch the sun set there knowing the return hike would be much in the dark.  We relied on our cell phone lights which worked marginally.  Something like an easy-to-carry Blocklight would have been so much better and offer much peace of mind.

I'd like to keep a Blocklight by the entry door as jatrax did with his Maglight.  It's a great place to keep a flashlight handy.

Thank you Pax for the tip on the Blocklight.  I never knew such a thing existed.
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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2017, 11:25:29 am »
Come on folks ......"Buy American Made".....  Maglight all the way!
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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2017, 02:57:08 am »
American made until California secedes from the Union.  (WH)

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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2017, 08:19:27 am »
pax....Can we select what part of CA secedes?!
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Re: Customizations on new 2552
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2017, 09:39:32 am »
Sure......the western coastal side from Oregon to Mexico, or the central/eastern side from Oregon to Mexico?  ;)