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61  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.
62  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.
63  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
64  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.
65  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
66  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
67  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.
68  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.
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Glassed electronics next to drive shaft? on: May 10, 2013, 08:53:09 pm
That is the HWH leveler conrol box.
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 01, 2013, 09:54:30 am
John,

Let me chime in on this one. 

I have had both the hard wired and external Progressive Industries units. They are truly "plug and play".
Install Note: the display should be visible from outside so you can want to watch it cycle through the start-up tests. 

Last summer my unit failed.  I stopped at the Progressive Ind. facility where they tested, replaced and demonstrated the new unit.  I was on my way in a half-hour.  They are almost as good to deal with as our folks at PC.

Dick
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Changing of the Guard on: April 20, 2013, 11:08:03 am
That last sales email was embarrassing when I read the 3100 page.  Maybe someone could proof read these before posting. 
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Levelers... Up Or Down During Storage on: February 27, 2013, 09:03:05 am
The following is copied from the HWH website:

Vehicle Storage Information Concerning HWH Equipment

54. Can I store my coach with my jacks extended?
Yes, this will not hurt the system.

55. How long can I leave my coach parked with the jacks extended?
As long as you want. We recommend operating the system occasionally if possible.
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight overload issue in 2910D duals on: February 11, 2013, 08:39:06 pm
Ron,

I hear stories about corner overweight from the tire sellers and coach weighers at FMCA rallys.  I knpw that it is common for people to exceed axle weight but exceeding tire weight is really rare. I only actually talked to one fellow really having difficulty trying to get his coach in balance so I never worried about it.  That is until I got my four-corner weighing report.

George,

It does not work that way.  You just weigh and calculate the total load based on each tanks content using the weight of fuel, water and propane per gallon... much like a manufacturer does in the design phase. In my case the propane tank was full.  only volume/weight of water and gas was pertinent.  As for the unknown weight of solids in the black tank, it cannot be significant relative to the large overwight issue with the duals.

About getting corner weights, all but two of the FMCA rallys I have attended had a vendor that offered the service.  Cost runs $20 to $40.  Because you only have the one slide forward I doubt that you will have much of a corner weight problem

Dick
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Weight overload issue in 2910D duals on: February 10, 2013, 08:10:00 pm
I just returned from an FMCA rally where I got my 2910D weighed on all four
corners.  I knew from previous front-back weighing that the rear was proportionally
heavy.  However, when my report was e-mailed this morning, it was startling to see
how much things were off side-to-side...  890 lbs heavier to the left.

Of particular concern is that the left rear duals were 70 lbs. overloaded even though
there was only 40 lbs of the total 330 lbs of gas left in the tank. All my fresh water
(368 lbs) was used and resided in the holding tanks. That tells me that with full gas
and water tanks, my left duals exceed by over 300 lbs Michelin's maximum rating.
 
Worrysome!

Before this I knew that the left side was heavy because of two slides, galley, couch
and generator.  An obvious lean to the left was corrected on our first trip to Elkhart.

Also, the fresh water tank under the bed concerned me because it could put well
over 300 pounds leverage outside of the coach body when the bedroom slide was
out. I was assured that the slide mechanism and truck frame could handle it. 
Always set the levelers before extending the slide so you do not twist the frame.

I never tried filling the tank until this week when our water had to last for six days at
the rally. The slide worked. It groaned going out with a full water tank but easily
came in when the tank was 360+ lbs lighter.

Now, because of today's revelation about tire weight safety, my general rules when
traveling are: Carry minimum water. Have empty holding tanks. Movable weight
goes forward and to the right side where possible.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Crusiers at SE FMCA rally on: February 06, 2013, 02:49:00 pm
One more came in today at noon.  At a distance it looked identical to my coach. I was busy performing so I did not see where they parked him.
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