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Adventure Anywhere / PC 2100 featured in blog as a "best of"
« on: January 20, 2022, 03:13:52 pm »
In today's Mortonsonthemove.com blog they list the PC 2100 as one of the best B+ models.  The first group of posts look like a catalog but they also had some really nice posts about their Alaska journey. 

Good PR for Phoenix Cruiser!

General Discussion / Merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2021, 08:32:47 am »
And to all, a Good New Year!  :-D 2o2 (exactly) (cheer)

General Discussion / Custom RV Mattresses, anyone bought one for 2551?
« on: September 29, 2021, 03:51:06 pm »
Well, after 6 years and 72,000 miles, it's time for new mattresses.

Anyone have any experience with any of the online custom RV Mattress makers?    Did you like what you got?  Did you visit factory?  Etc.

General Discussion / Woohoo! Canadian border to open Aug. 9th
« on: July 19, 2021, 09:58:50 pm »
It looks like Pierre will finally let us see the grandkids!  Vaxxed Americans will be allowed in without a quarantine period on August 9th.  The first article I read sounded confusing regarding land border crossings but two other articles made no mention of land crossing restrictions.  At this time the U.S. isn't ready to reciprocate.  I'll be watching this very closely.


Around the Campfire / You don't listen to me
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:14:54 pm »
She said:  You aren't paying attention to a word I'm saying!

He said: That's a strange way to start a conversation.

General Discussion / Dawn Powerwash
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:10:45 pm »
I thought I'd try that new spray-on Dawn dish soap on our last trip to cut back on some water usage.  It worked great although the dishes weren't that dirty.  You only need enough water to get the dishrag wet and for rinsing.

Today I tried it in the house on the greasy dishwasher filter.  It cuts through the slime with only a few squirts and also on baked-on crud in a glass casserole pan.

I'm impressed!  It's a game-changer for sure in the RV.

General Discussion / Roof failure
« on: August 05, 2020, 01:51:51 pm »
I just got off the phone with the RV/fiberglass repair shop.

A little background... In early June we were in Spearfish at the City campground when we got nailed with a severe hail storm. Hail was 2" and bigger, lasted about 5 minutes.   Bathroom vent and "skylight" were pierced by the hail, a/c shroud also, side view mirrors broken, dents in the hood.   Typical.   The good news is that the 2 roof vents over the main living area had zero damage because I have Fantastic Fan vent covers on them.

The bad news was I got on the roof and found at least 8 places on the roof where the hail cracked the fiberglass roof.  I covered the cracks with duct tape to keep rain out.

Like most (if not all) PC fiberglass roofs, ours wasn't firmly glued to the plywood underneath the fiberglass.  We've been told that that's normal to allow the fiberglass to expand and contract with temperature.

OK... That's the lead in...

Took it to the fiberglass shop, they found 5 more cracks and said we needed to have the fiberglass roof replaced.  They suggested with a rubber roof.  Hail doesn't crack rubber, among other things.  It does caulk and leave black marks on the side. Insurance company was fine with either fix.

We went with the rubber.   The phone call I just got was about the original roof.   It was essentially not glued down and as a result, left an airspace between the fiberglass and the plywood which over time allowed the moisture in the air to condense and ruin one of the plywood panels.  He specifically said that it wasn't a bad caulk or seal, it was condensation in the air space.

So just a warning to you all, not sure how you can check that, but at least keep an eye on the plywood under the fiberglass by having a good shop check it now and then for soft plywood underneath the fiberglass.


General Discussion / Plan B
« on: June 05, 2020, 11:55:12 am »
Our gov. said we could recreate (verb?) so we headed East. Technically, we are a little further than the 10 mile radius he "suggested".

In Kansas we had a tornado warning.  No biggie, it was on the other side of the county.
In Missouri we did o.k. but our neighbor lost his awning to a severe storm.

We decided to continue up the Mississippi to the Mpls. area to check on my elderly aunts.
Bad timing.  You may have read a story or two about that....not weather related.

Wisely, staying on the Wisc. side of the river we went to Duluth.  After setting up at the Lakehead Boat Basin we saw some folks taking a stroll on I-35.  A few sirens later and a cloud of tear gas, they must've decided to go home.  And.....a frost warning the next night.

So now we are in Spearfish S.D. with holes in our roof and vents, broken mirrors, missing marker light, dents in the hood and more.  Last night a bad storm blew in with large hail.

We'll probably be safe from hurricanes between here and home but.........there is a full moon tonight.
If you happen to see a flock of vultures before a storm be afraid!  O.K. I realize they live in the trees in the campground, but it was a Hitchcock moment.


No, that's not a tennis ball, it's a hailstone.

General Discussion / Day 16 Come play with me
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:14:56 am »
I really need a distraction!  Answer the statement and then add you own (ex.  I'd rather......., I should be......, I'm reading.....).  Let's see how many we can get and how much creativity our bored minds have left.

1. Our PC is.......
2.  When we are freed.......

1. magic.  It has paper towels, tissue and toilet paper.
2.  I want to be sitting in a small town campground in Canton MO on the Mississippi River.
3.         *Add your own*


General Discussion / Fun read for rainy days (or quarantine???)
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:03:31 pm »
I see, gypsyjournalrv.com, is still around.  It's been awhile since I've read it.  Altho' they are no longer full-timing, Nick is a good writer with many fun, "off the interstate" places to visit.  The archives go way back.

This morning, my wife saw and read a posting here about an experience with Camper's Inn service.  I also saw the posting, but didn't read it.

A few hours later...the posting was gone.  Nothing.

Does the moderator here remove threads because they are uncomplimentry about the service?

Or, did the person who posted it delete it?

Anyone else see that posting and/or know what's up?


So, here's the deal, my fresh water tank reads always full, my grey water tank always reads 2/3rds and my black water tank, always reads empty.   The LP and Battery readings are fine. This is a recent occurrence after driving over a few hundred miles of crappy roads.

I pulled the sensor panel and found 9 wires attach to it.  It would appear 2 wires are ground and +12v wires.  Another 1 for the LP sensor.  I presume the battery level is read via the +12v line.  That leaves 6 wires for sensing the 12 wires for the 3 liquid tank sensors.
That doesn't compute....thus, I presume there is a separate "switch" or relay where all 3 liquid tanks attach and based on which button you push, the relay feeds the appropriate tank leads to the sensor panel.

Can anyone verify that?   And does anyone know where this relay or switch may be installed?

Thanks in advance for any information!


Tips and Tricks / Steering wheel reminders
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:40:27 pm »
I wanted some "reminders" for occasional use but didn't want to pay almost $20 at Camping World.  I found some craft foam "slap bracelets" at Hobby Lobby for about  $2 (I used a 40% off coupon).  They come in a package of 12.  I used a Sharpie to label them for our use. 

I also use craft foam as drawer liners and to pad things that rattle.  I've also used the sticky backed foam on such items as the "over the door" hooks. 

I  cut a piece in circles to pad the cup holders.  I keep a sheet of it as a giant coaster on the counter top.  I wouldn't use it to protect the Corian from heat.  For that I  use silicone ice cube trays ($1 at IKEA).  Besides the obvious, ice cubes, they are also good for thawing frozen food too.  You just can't beat multi-use products in small spaces.


Around the Campfire / Convection oven temperature conversion
« on: April 08, 2017, 09:18:12 pm »

I keep this bookmarked so I can save my brain cells for more important things. 

Around the Campfire / You might be a RV'er if....
« on: March 05, 2017, 03:45:03 pm »
...on her way to the bathroom, your grandkid announces to a house full of family and friends,  "I've got to dump my black tank". 

...you can entertain yourself for hours with an electric flyswatter.

...you think the U.S. capitol is in Elkhart IN.

I just found an old thread on RV.net-open roads forum-RV lifestyles.  It's 67 pages of pure amusement!


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