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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Single A/C vs. Dual A/C on: July 27, 2015, 07:06:38 pm
PC should thicken the roof and duct the AC, would be much nicer MH.  We can't hear the TV at 100 volume when AC running.

We oped out of an AC as we do mostly Dry Camping anyway.   (Two Fantastic fans in coach, usually does it for us!) But wonder if AC was mounted over Bedroom vent area, if that would still provide proper cooling with lower DB noise level at the front of the coach to make it acceptable?

Denny and Barb
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: spare tire cover information on: March 31, 2015, 12:05:53 am
Had to do  the  same to mine also. Sorry you lose your 1st one.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery switch on dash on: January 22, 2015, 08:49:40 pm
Oh I think it is work ok, but with only a #10 gage wire running from coach bats, it's going to take a longer period to bring back the engine battery. A toggle switch would maybe be a better choice  or a lighted switch. I just repaired mine as loose connection on the cylinoid .
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House lock problems on: December 08, 2014, 08:51:23 am
Janey, kind of miss that feature from our Rialta also, but don't miss the headaches associated with it.
5  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 08:53:12 am
Barry...  My Outlander is an ATV at 780 lbs.  Must be something else out there with the same name?
6  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 05, 2014, 07:13:07 pm
We're looking to toad a outlander 4x4 in a 5x8 trailer this year. Any discussion on this type of toad?
7  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: November 05, 2014, 07:04:02 pm
With couch

Actually, for us meaning, wife and I it works out great for us.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 27, 2014, 10:47:16 pm
Interesting results, but I'm not surprised Ron as the stock lights are noted for being efficient.  Saying that, however, I still believe in your design because of the "nite lite feature", and the softness of the lighting.  I just installed some undercabinet kitchen LED lighting,  on dimmers. So I would have to add your next idea, using potentiometer, or some form of DC dimmer. 

A six watt potentiometer is quite a real estate hog. Meaning, its not going to be the size of your little 3 position switch. So that maybe a problem to overcome. A better approach would maybe be a variable voltage regulator IC controlled by a miniature pot.  But your engineer will have all the info on this and maybe other more hi-tech solutions.

Thanks Ron....

9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar installation on: August 27, 2014, 10:31:49 pm
Thanks Paul for the solar update on your rig. Certainly not a mistake to add solar to any unit. We do mostly dry camping so we ordered our PC with 4 batteries and no generator, and thus no AC ether. Haven't seen a problem in two years with this setup. Solar does what we need, and keeps us comfortable.

Tomorrow we are heading to Cheyenne, and later in the week to the Medicine Bow mountains where the campground elevation is around 11k.

We us lots of power I think anyway... I'm a ham radio guys that uses his 100 watt radio maybe 3 times a day. Also my wife likes lot of dvd's playing. When the mornings are at 32f we use the propane heater.

Weather we are in the sunny southwest (ariz/nm) or Wyoming, or Wisconsin, dry camping with the solar keeps the 4 batteries at or near 100% at all times and conditions. Now those of you with two batteries, will notice a slight less than this.  But that is ok. Batteries are designed to be cycled. 

10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 27, 2014, 11:25:47 am
Thanks Ron for the links.  And your a good development engineer as three units should be an ample number.  That was my job at Barber Coleman in Rockford.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 26, 2014, 11:19:24 pm
Nice job Ron. Do u still have the links handy for the LEDs switch and bulbs?  Thanks
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: August 26, 2014, 10:39:35 pm
Thanks for the report Jim.  I also like the no_downshift on most hills.  Maybe the added torque helps that also besides the reprogramming of the shift levels. You probably have also noted the slight increase in fuel mileage.  I am averaging about 10% increase.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pin hole in the Sani Con hose on: July 28, 2014, 07:22:39 pm
Question, where are these sheet metal screws that are causing this problem.  Looked on my rig today and didn't find any con the vicinity of the hose.

14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 20, 2014, 07:23:47 pm
Congrats Janey for getting ready for a PC. Barb and I also came from a Rialta.  Ours was a 99 and had 87k on it. We traded it in, and felt we got a good trade in offer.  Actually, PC asked us to name our price range that we were looking to get, and they excepted!  That worked for us.

Give them a try..
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar installation on: June 15, 2014, 12:35:30 am
I installed 3 100 watt panels on mine.  I used Kermit's roof drawing to hit the studs. Unfortunately, I used too long screws and pierced the AC wire.  No harm done as we didn't order an AC.  But if we ever feel we need one, we would have to do some fancy wiring.

I think I would try what others have done by just silicon'ing the panels to the roof on proper standoffs.  Thereby eliminating the wiring problem.
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