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General Discussion / Re: Drivers side electric swivel seat
« on: May 11, 2021, 07:24:56 am »
That's a five way power seat? What do you mean by a few modifications? We're not really tool people so are we talking idiot level (that's me) or some mechanical skill required?

General Discussion / Re: Need a new cable
« on: May 10, 2021, 07:37:00 am »
Call the factory. They can get them. They replaced one of ours a few years back. Doug was going to show me how to keep it from happening but we both forgot so I don't know that answer but know there's a trick to it.

General Discussion / Re: Folding sanicon hose
« on: April 24, 2021, 07:03:49 am »
The lock arm can be tightened. If I recall correctly, you hold the arm and turn the outer knob. They should snug tight when you lock them.

General Discussion / Re: Fridge Tension Rods
« on: April 12, 2021, 07:09:42 am »
We use a double white one on the top shelf of the fridge to keep milk etc in place. It sits behind the trash can when in camp. If you buy at a physical store check it first. Ours is a little off kilter and difficult to snug in.

We use small brown ones on two shelves in the medicine cabinet and they stay in all the time. No more cascading pill bottles.

Both are from Camco and I ordered on Amazon. No clue where they are best price but know they sell them at most camp supply stores.

Wouldn't recommend curtain rod due to rust potential.

It's possible something shifted in the drawer while driving and jammed it. By going in from the top you may have moved the offending item and fixed the problem without realizing it.

  My 2552 had the Xantrex 1800 watt modified sign wave but I changed it to a Magnum 2000 watt pure sign wave so I can run the microwave.
Out microwave isn't on an inverter outlet. Did you rewire?

General Discussion / Re: 2006 model 2350 Restoration and Modification
« on: March 08, 2021, 09:51:18 am »
The 2552 is a straight shot to the black tank - no riser BUT smaller grey tank, larger black as that's how they fit under the rig. Center bath models have larger grey, smaller black and a riser for the toilet due to where the tires are (I think).

Tips and Tricks / Washing Masks on the road
« on: February 25, 2021, 09:05:40 pm »
I probably should have posted this months ago but it looks like we'll be wearing masks for a bit longer so it should still be useful. We are full time and volunteering in visitor services. We see a lot of people every day - outside, at a reasonable distance, with us wearing masks... sometimes them wearing masks too but, unfortunately, not always.

If we've had any human contact, the mask goes to be washed. With two of us in here working five days a week and shopping and visiting a laundromat on other days, we get a pile of masks to be washed. I started with hand washing every night. Bought more masks. Then hand washing every 3-4 days. Bought more masks hoping for a better fit. Now have 8-12 masks to wash at a time if I don't keep up with it.

I have discovered the "Leaky Laundry Barrel" - which sounds terrible but is awesome. We bought a big barrel of Snyder's pretzels (and ate them - we are willing to sacrifice for some things), scrubbed it clean and tucked it under the sink. Mask washing goes like this:

- Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to the barrel
- Add several inches of water to barrel
- Put lid on tightly, turn on it's side with lid over the sink and SHAKE to make suds
- Open barrel, add masks one at a time, slopping them through the soap suds
- Seal the barrel, turn on the side (lid over sink)
- Shake side to side, up and down, back and forth
- Let sit for 15 minutes or so
- Shake again (do a little dance, have a little fun... just keep the leaky lid over the sink)
- Dump soapy water and gently squeeze out masks
- Add several inches of clean water
- Seal and shake
- Dump, wring out masks, rinse again individually if desired, wring out again
- Hang to dry
- By morning we have a nice collection of clean masks ready to go again.

NOTE: if you have some of those heavy cotton masks and are in a humid area, you may need to do the old nylon stocking trick and wrap the mask in a dry towel and squeeze it so the towel absorbs most of the water. Then hang to dry.

Yes, I could just wash them in the sink but I like to let them sit in the soap for a bit and the barrel gives me a simple container to shake them and stash them until I'm ready for the rinse cycle.

I've also used the barrel for a shirt I needed that missed the laundry day.

General Discussion / Re: Flip our Phoenix
« on: February 10, 2021, 06:45:43 am »
Many state and national parks (and even a lot of private ones) went to all reservations on campsites so the only first come first served sites will be if one wasn't reserved or was cancelled at the last minute. This helped keep staff from a lot of close contacts and avoided handling money during Covid times. It also reduced the number of staff needed to handle and count all that money. I'd be surprised if they went back to the old way after the pandemic settles down

General Discussion / Re: Flip our Phoenix
« on: February 07, 2021, 07:39:22 am »
Sorry - "They" refers to RV repair shops, installers, solar, etc. We're on the west coast so no where near Phoenix.

General Discussion / Re: Flip our Phoenix
« on: February 06, 2021, 06:26:47 am »
They are super busy now. We tried to get solar panels on the rig. They are booked out through May with 100 people on the wait list. That's just the one that responded. Others don't even answer or call back. Same for general RV service. So booked up they are no longer taking reservations. We've been hitting this since last September.

General Discussion / Re: Interior Lights
« on: January 17, 2021, 08:48:32 am »
I retract my comment on the oval mark. It was there for the longest time but it's now gone. The screw holes remain.

General Discussion / Re: Replacing the Sharp connection oven
« on: January 16, 2021, 08:35:03 am »
Ron, any part swapping would void our warranty. We checked with Sharp after the second broken oven/fan housing. We asked if they could just ship a new fan module and we'd swap it in (remove casing, unplug old fan module, plug in new one, put metal casing back on.) They said yes, we could do it but warranty would be voided since we're not authorized repair reps. So we went with the third replacement oven. We don't want to risk hidden damage. They are three for three on obvious damage. Who knows what's inside. She does seem to be working just fine.

General Discussion / Re: Replacing the Sharp connection oven
« on: January 14, 2021, 08:16:57 pm »
Update... We have a functioning oven! However, it is not without issues. UPS delivered it to the visitor center here and the outer shipping box was fine. The oven's box inside was damaged and had obviously been opened and resealed. Sharp obviously packed it that way. We are thinking it was a return. We were worried and took pics. Once we got the oven out we should see the top and side were pretty dented in the right rear corner. We took pics. We took off the top plate and pulled the fan unit and IT WAS NOT CRACKED! We would have done a happy dance if we had more than two square feet of floor space around the oven and box. We could then look in the oven and see the dent was just to the outer casing. It wasn't bad enough to affect the fit on the wall, no one would ever see it and we decided we would go with it. We will call Sharp tomorrow and get it on record.

We tested the microwave, fan and oven and all worked. We hoisted that puppy up, braced it against the wall, crammed the cord through the hole and screwed everything in. She looks beautiful!

This was Sharp's last shot. We were going to throw in the towel and find a different oven if this one didn't work. Now we have to push to get rid of the second broken one. Sharp was supposed to send a return label but hasn't. We boxed that oven and evicted it from the house. It's camping in the car until Sharp calls it home. We can see the floor again, walk through the house, sit on the couch... so nice.

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