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General Discussion / Sewer bypass for Sanicon?
« on: September 02, 2014, 08:16:18 pm »
I seem to remember you can dump the old-fashioned way by bypassing the Sanicon but I sure don't see how without removing the Sanicon unit. Which we really don't want to do tomorrow unless required. Any tips? Thanks.
Jerry & Judy

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General Discussion / Help! Fuse for Sanicon?
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:24:36 pm »
Help! We are 400 miles from home on the first day a 3-week trip and the Sanicon is dead. Where is the fuse to it? There is no power to the motor but the electric tank valves work as well as the light. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Hi everyone! We are planning a 3-week trip out west, leaving in early September. Our plans are to visit friends on the way, then head to Mt. Rushmore/Badlands, Cody WY, Yellowstone, possibly Rocky Mtn. National Park before seeing family in OK and heading back home (lots of time on I-40 there).  We are not taking a toad.

For Yellowstone, we are staying in West Yellowstone 3-4 days so we can leave the PC at base camp and either rent a car or do tours. But I haven't been able to find something comparable around Keystone or Hill City for the Black Hills area--we'd like to see the Needles Highway and other scenic drives where the PC wouldn't be suitable. It looks like Mt. Rushmore itself in the PC doesn't seem to be a problem. Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks and happy travels!
Judy & Jerry

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General Discussion / Suspension and handling upgrades to Our 2551
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:58:26 pm »
A year ago, we brought home our gently used (48,000 miles) 08' 2551. Since then we've enjoyed making short trips and getting ready for a 3 week cross country trip planned for this fall. We have put a lot of effort into getting our PC to drive better. Thanks to all the resources on this forum, we've made a significant improvement since that first drive home. Over the winter, we installed new Bilstein shocks, anti sway bars, and a Safe T Plus steering stabilizer. We also discovered that the source of an annoying vibration was a bent wheel. After getting our front Michelin tires replaced thanks to the recall, we finally, we removed the wheel covers and painted the wheels to make the job of daily air pressure checks easier. If you've bought a used RV with a good number of miles, or if you have put a lot of miles on yourself, these upgrades can make a real difference in driving effort and control. I think that it would be great if RV manufacturers offered these upgrades as a "handling package" at the time of purchase. Again, we appreciate all the information and advice that we received last year. If your rig is wallowing down the road, these improvements can really help.

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General Discussion / Recommendations for replacing the 2007 DVD player?
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:26:52 am »
Hi everyone! Have done a search but didn't find what I was looking for. We need to replace the original DVD player since it's freezing and skipping but want to use the installed surround sound speakers. Any recommendations? Thanks for your help -- I always learn something useful on this forum!
Judy

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General Discussion / New members looking for advice
« on: May 31, 2013, 06:25:36 am »
Hi everyone!
We've been lurking for a couple weeks and have learned a lot from all your great posts. As fate would have it, now we have just found a 2007 2551 at a dealer and are seriously interested in it. We're impressed with the construction, the floorplan is perfect for our needs (has sofa slide), and everything seems to be in good shape considering the age and mileage. Has what we consider normal wear and tear on the interior--a few scratches on woodwork; carpet needs a good cleaning. Has the standard equipment plus leveling system, solar panel, back up camera and full body paint.

This would be our first motorhome; we owned a TT previously.

Here are a couple questions that we'd appreciate input on:
1. It has 58k miles and 1000 hours on the generator. Any concerns other than typical wear and tear?

2. Steering seemed vague on the test drive. Dealer will replace four back tires (front tires are 2009), balance and align the PC. Thoughts?

3. Dealer is touching up a few scratches on exterior, fixing awning, adjusting slide (was very creaky), and fixing screen door track which was loose.

3. Dealer is asking in the neighborhood of $49k, which is in line with NADA and a bit more than other similar units we can find. Our insurer says book value is $34,325 & that's all they will cover. So the question: what's a  reasonable price?

Sorry for the long initial post! We're usually more concise!
Thanks,
Jerry & Judy

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