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1  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?
2  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?
3  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: November 05, 2014, 07:04:02 pm
Yes
With couch
Yes
Yes

Actually, for us meaning, wife and I it works out great for us.
4  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....

 
5  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. 

 
6  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.
7  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
8  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.
9  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.


Denny
10  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..
11  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.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do couples seem to bicker more often while on the road? on: June 15, 2014, 12:23:28 am
Good thread as our kids have asked us the same.  We, meaning, Barb and I, tell them yes.  Then we say... BUT, we soon realize that we both know what trips each others wire.  And really, do we ever gain or win any prize by tripping their wire??  After all, we have been married a few decades.  So we come to the conclusion that really, this is a fallen world, and if we think our spouse should be perfect, well then, HOW about myself?  And Wow that hits me right between the eyes.

An RV is a confined unit.  We are living much closer to our God given spouse.  We... Need to be patient an loving, caring spouses to make this work!  Right? 

So, for Barb and I, this has brought us closer, closer than ever together, in our 45 years together.  Thanks PC!

That's our story, and were sticking to it.  It works for us.  We spend 3 months winter and maybe one month in our PC throughout the year.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 15, 2014, 12:06:33 am
BandD...  Yep filled out the calibration request.  And that is when I learned from emailing 5star that motor homes usually only need one tune.  Cuz.. Our load is always the same. Go figure. We are not a pickup truck! I did ask for a 89 tune, that they gave me.  Doubt if I ever use it.

Bowtorc....  Yep, they programmed the SCT X4 for me.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 13, 2014, 06:37:02 pm
I see your concern Ron, so if u want to pursue this product further, I would suggest calling or emailing them. They are good people to talk to. Websites sometimes leave too much tech stuff out.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 13, 2014, 06:30:09 pm
Bobander, I would like to disagree/and/or/agree big time, but I have nothing to tow.😁😁
But good information to pass on. Am sure many are afraid of the mountains, and you gave confidence.  Thanks
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