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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Gasoline smell in cabin on: August 10, 2012, 09:21:07 pm
Here is what I have determined as to the smell of gasoline. We live on the coast of Florida and have a summer home inMontana at 6000 feet. We were camped at 10,000 when we noticed the smell.

Our generatorv was running rich at the higher elevations and exhausting some smell of gas. We adjusted the altitude setting in the generator and the smell is gone.

Will keep all updated.

62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: August 08, 2012, 09:06:48 am
This will be short -- when you go to sell, and you will sell sooner or later -- a PC without a slide will have a lower sales price, as most buyers prefer the slide.

Technology today has solved the early slide problems.

Greg M
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / The white button on the dash to the left of the steering wheel on: August 08, 2012, 09:01:18 am
I have discoverd that you must turn off your HWH levelers once the PC is level. otherwise the starter battery goes dead -- at least on my PC.

I had assumed that the white button on the dash which doesn't seem to do anything would join the house and coach battery to address a dead coach battery. But that did not help in my case.

There is no reference in the PC manual, and it may be an add-on by the previous owner.

Any ideas?

Greg Matthews
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I think I have a brilliant idea on: August 08, 2012, 08:57:43 am
Count us in also: we live in Montana south of Billings in Summers and in the Tampa Bay area much of the rest of the year.

greg matthews
2551S 2009
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boss DVD Player above bed in 2551 on: July 29, 2012, 10:14:00 am
We wrestled with the Boss player and just figured it didn't add to our usage. I took out but left access to cables, just pushed up and out of way.

Then took the TV out and turned the wooden panel that the TV was attached to around so that it was a shelf that raises and lowers. I place my lap top there and use it with a blue tooth key board and touch pad. It makes for a nice location to either blog from or watch videos and uses the electrical hook up.

66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Manual on: July 29, 2012, 10:01:11 am
I rad Ann's post on disinfecting the water tank. She mentions manual.

We bought our PC used and we got the grey leather bag with all the parts and separate manuals. The only PC manual we got from the previous owner is a xeroxed Maybe 15 page pamphlet that is very limited. Is there more?

67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Gasoline smell in cabin on: July 28, 2012, 05:27:05 pm
On our recent trip we detected a smell of (fuel i believe) in the Cabin when we picked it up for travel, it had been sitting for 4 days. I opened the engine hood and could not smell anything and you sure can't seen anything there.

We opened the windows and the smell was gone by the time we pulled into the campsite at about 10:00 am. Later that night, and we did not run the engine, we picked up the smell of gasoline again as the temperature outside began to drip (about 45%), my bride says the smell is by the driver's seat. We opened thkitchen window and each of our sleeping windows (2551) and turned on the fan and the smell dissipated.

Same thing on the next night, more than 4 hours after we turned off the generator, which we ran for about an hour. No smell i the morning afar we ran the furnace and generator for maybe 45 minutes.

This puzzles me, any ideas. This did not occur on our 4,500 mile trip from home base to summer base.

Any ideas of what could be causing it.
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Beartooth Mountains MT on: July 28, 2012, 05:14:11 pm
I wanted to comment that i just drove over the Beartooth Mountains on highway 212 driving our 2551 (E450), did not pull the Fit this time, but bride followed.

While the highway rises about 5,500 feet from Redlodge in about 18 miles and is a series of switchback, had not problem, traveled at about 35 to 45 and keep RPMs in range of 2800 to 3200.

I had read on some sights that this was a road that might want to be avoided. We stayed at the Island Lake campground and had a great weekend. It would be a shame to miss such a spectacular site.

69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Referral for Roadmaster Brake - D Brake on: June 29, 2012, 08:56:36 am
While i was evaluating my Toad braking system, i met the owner of D Brake at an RV show. In fact, i met him through a recommendation from the Roadmaster sales person -- which as i will explain was a bit unusual.

I found out hat D-Brake is the manufacture of the Road Master braking system -- they do look identical. However the D-Brake owner noted that his system included the latest update in their technology that was not yet added to the RoadMaster system.

I later contacted the D Brake owner and disused its functions -- though i later choose SMI duo instead of D Brake.

This may help some of you, if you have a D Brake system and refer another owner to them, they will give you a $200 referral fee.

Here is the information he provided to me on the program. 

"Our refer a friend program is designed to reward our customers who like our product and recommend it to their friends. When a friend purchases the brake, they simply tell us " ______ told us about the Pro-Brake" and after your friend completes their 30 day money back guarantee period on our brake, we send you a check for $200. 

That's our basic premise behind the referral, however we have had people split the difference with their friend / give it as a rebate to their friend, it's really up to you what happens with the rebate.
I have attached our promotional post cards (dated 2011, but we are continuing the offer for 2012). If you have any questions, please let me know.
Russell Creed
D-Brake LLC
New Britain, CT
(p)860 826 4096
(f)860 224 8762

70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering question on: June 21, 2012, 06:08:05 am
Thanks Ron, what i have is the wag, and i believe the Henderson and the U-bolt attachment to the receiver are the issue. By the way i found the following as a good discussion:
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Steering question on: June 19, 2012, 06:30:16 am
Now that we have the Fit hooked up with our Road Master hitch, i notice that the PC seems to require a secondary response after a curve while driving at road speed. This secondary motion requires a series of alternating, but decreasing in size, movements of the steering wheel from right to left. I have installed Bilsteins, and Safe-T-Brake steering damper. I do not have the same motion when the Fit is not attached.

My bride thinks it may be due to the play in the hitch which allows the ends of the Roadmaster arms to move as much as 2 inches to be the problem. Today i will add a U bolt to take the play out.

Today i am having the block removed on the diver side rear springs that Kermit says is not needed. That block resulted in a lean in to the right of the vehicle and i am thinking that ean may be causing the problem.

Another solution could be to add Helwigs stabilizer bars.

Any suggestions?
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OOPs, we did it again: Again on: June 13, 2012, 04:28:55 pm
I remember when i got mine, it is fund to drive isn't it.

We are in St Petersburg FL, with home in Red Lodge MT
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leaning right 2551 (maybe it is leaning toward Romney) on: June 13, 2012, 04:26:21 pm

Thanks otto PC guys and gals. After a short call to Kermit, the problem is on its way to being fixed. What a company they are, and i did not purchase new from them!

Here is his comment. When my 2551 was built, Ford had just changed from a 14,050 # chassis to a 14,500# chassis. Prior to the heaver chassis they put a spacer on the driver side to counter the extra weight of the holding tanks, slide and gas tank. Apparently i do not need that spacer and it can be removed from the Truck suspension.

74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Leaning right 2551 (maybe it is leaning toward Romney) on: June 13, 2012, 03:37:44 pm
My 2551 is leaning to the right has anyone experience this, it is full of gas (on left) no water (on right) the right is 2.5 inches lower than than the right at the rear.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need help to diagnose an electrical Problem on: May 13, 2012, 07:38:30 am
This is an update, we did not experience this problem ever again on the last trip, about the only thing we did differently before plugging into the outside power is to slide the slide without the engine running.

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