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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Dead starter battery on: September 02, 2012, 01:19:38 pm
Today I had the 4th dead starter battery this month. Battery was new in January. Everything is turned off. Levelers are down but off. House batteries are on but plugged into 30 amp outlet.

Getting down to problem has to be dead cell. Any other ideas

62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Gasoline smell in cabin on: September 02, 2012, 01:13:55 pm
Problem solved, the Cummings repaired a cracked fuel pump on the Generator. No idea how the fuel pump got cracked.
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Was I wrong on: August 10, 2012, 10:12:54 pm
We just stayed at the Bridge Bay campground in Yellowstone on the lake - nice campground, more on that later - as I pulled to the dump site there were two German RVs at the dump. They had German plates and were models on the MB chassis we saw in europe.

Both vehicles had liquid flowing out of the side of their vehicles - probably 20 gallons or so each. It was just flowing on the drive and a some flowd to the dump input, but not much. I asked if that was grey water , they said "yes grey water". I told them you can't do-- letting it just flow on the road-- that they gave me the universal index finger sign. We then exchanged some insights on each others parentage and they drove off leaving me to wade through the mess they left.

Has anyone else experienced this?
64  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.

65  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
66  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
67  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
68  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.

69  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?

70  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.
71  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.

72  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

73  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:
74  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?
75  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
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