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General Discussion / Re: Big Thanks to Ron Dittmer
« on: August 25, 2010, 07:46:05 am »
Hi Aimee.

How do I submit a photo, which was taken at Crater Lake and is kinda stunning in it's clarity.


General Discussion / Re: test post
« on: August 22, 2010, 08:02:26 am »
So far, it's working.

General Discussion / Re: dry camping
« on: August 15, 2010, 06:04:23 pm »
Not to worry. The AC and Microwave loads are too much for most inverters. And they'd suck a battery dry in no time if they were larger.
Need AC; use the Genny.
Same with the MW.
Don't expect too much from a couple of batteries lurking down under.

BTW, my FW tank also registers less than full when it's topped off. Same with my Alpine and others I've had. Unfortunately, it's kinda the nature of the beast.

These are probably not the answers you wanted but the good news is there's nothing wrong with your PC.

General Discussion / Re: Buying new
« on: August 10, 2010, 10:51:48 am »
The slide shouldn't squeak while driving regularly. But, there's a good chance it will when driving at moderate speeds on rough roads, which are abundant here in PA. It's just something you may have to tolerate from time-to-time.

I do not move the PC with the kitchen tops in place. They are loose items and under severe braking can become very dangerous when they try to exit through the windshield.

General Discussion / Re: Buying new
« on: August 10, 2010, 06:39:14 am »

I have never met an owner of a MH that did not do little things to their MH to "make it theirs". It seems to be the biggest commonality of us all.
We really like our Phoenix and believe you will like yours as well.

As for some people not wanting a slide or slides:
Slides provide more room but there are potential issues that go with that. Slides can leak, the mechanism can fail, they require maintenance and possibly adjustment, you have to learn to live with the squeaking that goes along with them and you must excercise care when running it out lest it hit something.

We've had MHs with and without slides and to be truthful, both have their advantages & disadvantages.

Ya pays yer money and takes yer chances.

If it were me, I'd take I-80 west to another highway going north. I-39 will do that and get you to Beloit where you can jog over to 90/94 to the Twin Cities. I'd go 100 miles out of my way to avoid Chicago and the Dan Ryan. And avoiding most of the tolls will offset the gas somewhat.

I lived in MI for 15 years and was able to hunt the UP a lot.

I-75 north of Saginaw gets pretty nice and making the trip through the UP is much nicer than taking I-94 West to I-80 or I-75 South to I-80. AND you can go from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island on the Ferry.
We stayed at the KOA on US 2 West (Lake Michigan Scenic Highway) about 4 miles from the Ferry when we were there in 2008 (they run a shuttle to the Ferry).
However, US 2 west of there was closed for a short stretch and we had to go around the Cut River Ravine. The detour (Cut River Rd.) was no trouble for a 36-foot Alpine towing an Edge so a PC can do it with no worries.

Above all, have a safe, trouble-free trip. You'll probably want to do it again.

Bob & Peg Mahon


Tips and Tricks / Re: Deinstall Coffee Maker from Cupboard door
« on: August 05, 2010, 08:41:55 am »
OK Mark.

Happy to help.

I suggest you make a stop at Crazy Horse. It's pretty darn neat when you consider it's being made by a single family.

As for CGs; we've not had any bad luck with KOA.

General Discussion / Re: Replacement driving lights
« on: August 04, 2010, 07:44:06 am »
The Driving lights I received are an exact match of the PC OEM lights and bolted into the existing brackets.

Tips and Tricks / Re: Deinstall Coffee Maker from Cupboard door
« on: August 03, 2010, 08:24:40 am »
I also removed the Coffee maker in favor of a trash bin. Probably a good thing too. I-80 between Tahoe and Reno is absolutely horrible and it shook everything terribly.

It sounds like Iím a long way from you but if you have a problem getting a replacement; you may want to consider sending me the door. I'm reasonably certain I can repair it (I have a complete wood-working shop and am passably proficient at this stuff).

Bob Mahon
Milford, PA

This topic may have been discussed many times but it's always easier to have a refresher. No one is forced to read them.

I've changed these before and have used a wet/dry vacuum from the outside to scavenge all the water in the tank before removing the heating element, as I'll do when winterizing the heater. I prefer to drain the water system rather than use the pink stuff anywhere other than the traps.
As for 1500 Watts (13.6 Amps) being a bit much; many hair dryers pull that kind of load without problem. However, it is the safe max I'd consider.

General Discussion / Re: I am leaving for Virginia Beach!
« on: July 28, 2010, 05:15:48 pm »
Have a really good trip and, as always, stay safe.

Good luck to the kids......................

General Discussion / Re: Replacement driving lights
« on: July 19, 2010, 05:08:17 pm »
Thanks for the help but I found a set (after I posted), which will be shipped today.

Adventure Anywhere / Re: canada
« on: July 19, 2010, 07:37:17 am »
We are planning a trip to the Maritimes. Please post any information you think worthy. I'm sure we'll find benefit from your experiences.

Stay safe and watch out for the crazies.


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