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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / New compliment on: August 11, 2013, 02:15:55 pm
This morning leaving camp, I stopped to drop off garbage. Going back to the cab a red van came towards me honking to get my attention.  Had to stop me to say that my Phoenix Crusier was the most beautiful RV he had ever seen.  He said he had a 30 ft. Jayco so I think I understand where he was coming from.  I might add that this was the second such compliment and discussion at this campground.
32  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Dashboard glare fix on: August 06, 2013, 12:19:33 pm

There are times, particularly morning, when sun reflects from the dash up on to the windshield. This produces an annoying image that interferes with what you are trying to look at ahead.  

The fix was simple.  We looked around a Walmart fabric department for material that looked the blackest/least reflective and bought a half-yard.  Folded in half it fits perfectly on the driver's side dash to eliminate the glare problem.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Propane/carbon monoxide detector on: July 12, 2013, 11:01:24 pm
Before we left for our summer tour we heard beeping in the house that traced to our 2910D stored next to the house.  The LP/CO detector was signalling failure... again!  This is number three since our unit was born.  We currently are using number four. 

The nice folks at PC confirmed that the hook-up was correct but had no suggestions as to what may be causing so many failures. Neither did Atwood Mobile Products, LLC the seller of the unit.

To my best recollection the failures happened when on shore power.  Therefore, on the possibility of some sort of electrical pulse in the system, I installed a clip-on ferrite choke on the +12v line.  At the FMCA rally the RV Doctor, Gary Bunzer, suggested bring a separate +12v wire directly from the coach batteries to by-pass the converter/charger.

Any speculations from the group as to what may be going on or what else to try?
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Games with gas pricing on: July 01, 2013, 09:38:39 pm
There is a new gimmick in gas price warefare.  I see the western states have de-rated regular gas from 87 octane to 85 or 85.5 octane for the same price.  The usual 87 octane is now called "blended" or "plus" or such and costs around 10 cents a gallon more (and "premium" yet another 10 cents more). 

In flat land that probably does not cause a problem because low octane pinging can be controlled by the engine computer.  I got fooled the first fill-up. Power was effected.  I had a struggle to pull the 11,000 feet of the Chief Joseph and Beartooth highways near Cody, WY.   I now pay the extra price.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moisture In Back Up Camera on: June 22, 2013, 04:04:21 pm
Bill,

I have heard about this happening.  Accordingly, I formed a "drip-loop" on my cable so water runoff cannot run towards the camera housing.

If I saw moisture in my camera, I would call Elkhart for advice and to get the website of the camera manufacturer.

Alternatively, I see four phillips screws holding the back. I think I might risk it to open the case to dry the innards, see how it is supposed seal and take it from there.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FMCA Rally, Gillette, WY on: June 22, 2013, 03:34:13 pm
Aimee/Kermit,

Showed our coach to Pat Bangasser of Texas.  They are looking to downsize from a largish class A. Husband Ernie has infirmities now and they hope to keep rv'ing with a smaller unit.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FMCA Rally, Gillette, WY on: June 20, 2013, 06:11:30 pm
Preregistration was 2340 coaches. Over 2800 arrived so far with a total of 5-6000 attendees.  The joint is jumping.

PC has a nice, full-page, 4-color ad up front on page 6 of the 144 page rally program.  We went to the exhibit location but was a bit saddened to find nothing on display.  

Aimee/Kermit, maybe we can help.  Our coach is open to visitors if you have inquiries from the FMCA rally.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FMCA Rally, Gillette, WY on: June 19, 2013, 09:43:52 pm
The motorhome display area open today at 5pm. Could not locate the PC exhibit from signs.  Later found the location on the rally map.  Try again tomorrow. 

Have not seen any PCs among the 2800 coaches parked here. The folks directly in back had 2700 and loved it but the short bed got to them so now they have a Serano.  One of the couples we ride with say they are considering downsizing to a PC however they did not respond to my offer of a brochure. Oh well.

If anybody wants to get together, we are in the Boxelder RV park, Lot 2, 2nd street, West side, site 47A.
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / FMCA Rally, Gillette, WY on: June 17, 2013, 11:31:46 pm
I see PC is exhibiting this week. Anybody else here?  I am located in the Boxelder RV park, area 6.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: June 06, 2013, 06:49:39 pm
Shipper,

The point about the rear left water tank and corner weights is the key why to run with 80# on the rear duals. Similarly, units with front and rear slide-outs are considerably overweight with full tanks. These should be run with minimum water, empty holding tanks movable weight forward to the right side.

Dick
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: May 24, 2013, 02:05:50 pm
The problems with hinges is an often recurring topic on the Yahoo View-Navion group forum.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire blowouts at 25000 miles - Michelin LT 225/75R16. on: May 21, 2013, 07:05:43 pm
Chris,

Specifically what tires blew out?

Dick
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: May 20, 2013, 06:29:30 pm
We are in.

Our 2910D is usually parked at the side of the house except when we are on our summer tour.

Palm Beach County, FL
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: tank sensors, Can the new electonic sensors be installed on older models on: May 16, 2013, 01:24:28 pm
Let me clarify a bit.  I use the backflush provided by the macerator setup everytime possible. It is not high pressure. I even have a 10 ft. section of collapsable hose to use when a dump station does not have a water hook-up. Never-the-less, I still use the high pressure wand at the end of trips or if needed.

As for the dump sequence you describe, ok if you cannot use the backflush capability.  Otherwise just dump/flush via macerator until the effluent is clear.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: tank sensors, Can the new electonic sensors be installed on older models on: May 15, 2013, 09:55:30 pm
Like Sue, I also read about the Calgon and deturgent method.  What I have been doing all these years is to add a capfull of Calgon liquid to the black and grey tanks after dumping.  The deturgent is added a few drops each time we fill the toilet bowl.  This helps keep stuff from sticking in the bowl as well as having a similar accumulative effect in the black tank.  The grey tank gets its share of soap from dish washing.

At the end of each Summer tour I use a pressure wand down the toilet.  There always is some residue inspite of careful backflushing at each dump. 

It has made no difference to me  between the current interior tank sensors or the exterior capacitive sensors that my ''06 Winnebago had.  There will be times when the indicators in the coach do not read correctly due to stuff on the walls of the tank.  In that case a couple bags of ice cubes sloshing in the tank will sometimes knock it free.  If not, the pressure wand. A commercial cleaner I tried early on gave underwhelming results that is why I looked for other possibilities.
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