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46  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dead battery salvation on: September 10, 2016, 10:15:49 am
You guys can tell me if this is a good idea, or not to keep engine battery charged. See picture below. I used a "add a circuit" device to connect the house batteries to the engine battery.  It's a trickle charge setup that has a 5 amp fuse in series with a 10 amp blocking diode.  The blocking diode is to prevent the house batteries from draining the engine battery.  Been using for a month now, and no problems so far.  Now this also solves playing dash radio without killing engine battery.

So what your thoughts a d feedback?
47  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Side storage locks on: September 10, 2016, 09:48:26 am
yep 2 Frazzled, the locks can be programed to any 3 numbers. And also, they are mechanical so they may need to be WD-40'ed occassionally, just as your present locks need. The black rubber covers, should keep them pretty clean however.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New King Bed for 2552 on: September 09, 2016, 07:43:00 pm
I agree with 2 Frazzled... A motorhome that large should have a "permanent bed" as our 2350 has.  Just saying.
49  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Side storage locks on: September 09, 2016, 07:37:18 pm
Thanks for the comments.   

I wear glasses full time. So I am not a good candidate to say weather good eyes are needed to see the digits.

However, my wife is blind with anything up close. She cannot see her phone without her HELPER glasses.

But she can see these lock numbers good enough with her naked eyes.   

Maybe this helps.. Maybe not... Just saying.

Denny and Barb
50  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Entry Lock on: September 09, 2016, 07:34:10 pm
Hey guys (and gals)...  Got to use the digital entry lock system for a week now....  What's great, (or we think so... especially for me... the digital lock), is that NOW, I don't need ANY keys in my pocket to enter the Phoenix!  This is great as I don't like the all-day constant rubbing on my leg.... the Keys in my pocket. This is annoying to me.   

So I just leave all the keys in the coach, and enjoy the day.... (now to get rid of the back pocket wallet!  Smile  Help

Just thought I would share this info as we do a lot of ATV'ing, and the rough trails and such do, do a number on "what's in your pocket".   Just saying....

As far as someone seeing our combination, that we punch it in... Well first of all, it can be changed daily. Also if you program "same number twice", that certainly would confuse anyone from copying.   And... lets face it... if someone wants to break into our coaches... the driver or passenger windows would be the quickest.  With proper towels one could break a window without too much noise and be in within a minute.   But glad some of you are concerned about this....  Thanks

Denny and Barb
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Xantrex Pro 1800 Inverter Problem on: August 31, 2016, 09:12:29 am
Mike, When I said a bit of a pain, I really meant a BIG pain.  Actually what it amounted to was to  drill a hole in floor below remote unit, and string the new cable under the MH to the opposite rear corner of the rig, drilling another hole to bring it back up.  It was a chore to fish the new cable up over the top of the heat shields to keep it out of trouble. Then I tie-wrapped it in various places along its route.

 Old cable looks like was ran with the other cables along the wall/floor. Left it where it was since it was still good.

But certainly not happy to hear the connector was indeed burned. Poor engineering, or what? Maybe the F-F connector was bad and not making good connection. Sometimes those wire fingers get out of their little grove and don't connect correctly like that. Well, let's hope this was just a fluke. Not good to find burned stuff in our walls!


52  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Side storage locks on: August 30, 2016, 09:55:15 pm
We all know how cantankerous this storage lock are with keys able to be inserted ether way and if finally inserted correctly, one chas to play a bit to get the lock to work.  I found these on Amazon and so far am pleased with them.  No more keys.
And for the covers:

Denny and Barb
53  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New desk on: August 30, 2016, 09:47:49 pm
Waterdog, I'm a amateur radio operator, so that is just my radio transceiver and it's modem.
54  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Entry Lock on: August 30, 2016, 09:44:06 pm
My side door entry lock broke this summer.  So I decided to upgrade the old girl a bit with a digital from Amazon.

But be forewarned that as with most of my improvements I have posted, this is not a plug and play as the footprint of this lock assembly is smaller.  This means one needs to make a small plastic bezel to fill the space..  I used a 1/8 " white plastic sheet to do the honors.  See below.

Denny and Barb
55  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Modifications & additions to PC 2350 on: August 30, 2016, 09:30:29 pm
Nice Baffalorose... and thanks for sharing. I like the way you guys have used and utilized the stuff that was available with the PC so everything matches without lot of work...

Denny and Barb
56  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Modifications & additions to PC 2350 on: August 30, 2016, 07:31:22 pm
Love them all.. Your my kind of people.... I will comment more after having time to study them....

Denny and Barb...
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Xantrex Pro 1800 Inverter Problem on: August 30, 2016, 10:42:01 am
Pax/Mike..  Good trouble shooting as Ron mentioned.  Question: how did you conclude that the rj11/and adapter, was bad?  Was it burned and looked bad, or did you do a ohmmeter test?  If it was a burned appearance, than Ron you may have a point with too much current.

My Xantrex died this last season in Arizona, so upgraded to the new 2000 pure sine wave model.  Not that happy with the first unit, as it tripped GFI's when on shore power, and was very high RFI noise. Being in ham radio, this wasn't a good thing. They sent me another unit, but just installed it and don't know about the GFI problem as of yet.  RFI noise was about the same, but adding some toroide chokes on the 12 volt cables and a 22000MFD capacitor across the 12 volt cables, killed most of the noise. At least made it manageable, radiowise.

BTW... the new 2000 uses the same footprint remote unit, but uses a next size larger RJ45 cable. So I had to pull the old cable out and replace it with the new larger 8 conductor cable. Kind of a pain...

Denny and Barb

58  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New desk on: August 27, 2016, 09:46:11 pm
Bruce...  Wherever there is a corner, there will be some wood brace to screw into... You can test the waters with a 1/16" drill just to be sure.  So I have a screw in each end of the angled brace/mounting bracket. The "L" bracket is then screwed to the angle bracket, the table bottom only... Bottom of "L" bracket just rest against the wall for support.

59  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / New desk on: August 27, 2016, 07:02:21 pm
Needed a new larger desk.  Since I'm a woodworker, I was able to design and build a size for my application. You can too if a pattern is given to you maybe friendly woodworker down the street?  Just used 2  large angle L brackets screwed onto 2 inch angle bracket that is fastened to the two wall ends. I even faboracated a Small drawer underneath for pencils and stuff.  Done all in Maple, as that is our PC design.

Barb and Denny
60  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Hanging shoe shelves on: August 27, 2016, 06:32:31 pm
Since we spend 6 months in our 2350, we always have a problem with shoe, slipper storage in our 2350. Here is our solution that seems to work for Barb and myself.  Only buy a good quality like from Bed & Beyond.

Denny & Barb
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