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121  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions about HWH jack operation on: September 25, 2013, 07:16:40 pm
Thanks Greg, good info..
     I think more than anything it is operator error haha, being chicken... like I mentioned, next time I have the Beast in the driveway will play with them some more.. I actually think they are find I just need to learn to how to operate them.  Also to be honest,,, I have not really had a reason to use them... we camp mainly in RV parks and most of them have been pretty level,, but like knowing how to change a tire, ( yeah it happens) it's nice to know you can use them if needed.
sparky
122  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions about HWH jack operation on: September 25, 2013, 09:46:12 am
My lifts are the 625 series HWH,  think previous owner had them added.  the controller is next to the side door, you can either manually do the jacks  side,ftont. back or do automatic according to the manual,,, the two rear jacks are attached to a bar,, they do not fold back... snot sure how you could do the sides when both rears have to go dwon I think   sure wish they did ... I should have taken a pic yesterday but forgot,,,  I am going to estimate they cost me about 6 to 8 inches of clearance in the rear... I did paly with them a little when I was exercising the genie yesterday,, but got worried they would get stuck,, you have to manually release the valves to retract, so left them alone,,, next time I have the Beast at home will do some more,,, 
    One question,,, does it take a (?) while for them to lower,, seems slow to me,, but not sure..
sparky 
123  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions about HWH jack operation on: September 23, 2013, 10:45:58 am
I wrote to HWH regarding keeping the unit suspended"

You can put the jacks down and take weight off the suspension if you like, it will not hurt anything as far as the jacks are concerned. The only thing I will suggest you do is if you go out once a month or so and start the coach run the jacks at the same time. You obviously do not have to do this but it helps keep moisture out of the motor. [/color] I hope he is talking about the coach engine which we all know should be run regularly.


 So according to them ok to use the lifts to keep weight off the tires, etc,,,,  makes sense to exercise the lifts just like anything else..  hopefully a few owners will comment if they do this,,,, I would assume would really help the tires,  shocks are gas filled so I would also assume would help their life span,,, how ever are you going to wear out the lifts sooner????   a delima
sparky

 



 
124  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions about HWH jack operation on: September 23, 2013, 09:36:20 am
Bruce and I are both on the learning curve on lifts,  I have never used mind,,, they were operated when I purchased to show they work. How ever want to learn a little more and also like Bruce advised like anything you still need to exercise things to keep them working.
 
Couple of questions..  Agree about auto and adjusting, seems a little complicated,,  Manually, if doing a lift does it stop when I cease pushing the up/down button,,,  for either group side front rear....     do you use the auto restore when retracting the lifts, would make sense to do all of them at the same time

   Can you use the lifts while units in storage to take weight off the tires, never saw or heard of this just curious,,,, I would assume not a good ideal since it would keep extended pressure on the  valves.
listening and learning hehe
sparky
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Report on alignment and handling of our 2552 on: September 23, 2013, 09:15:42 am
good post,, how much do these systems cost if installed and if you DIY?     I like that had minor adjustment in alignment,,,, I also wonder if the problem with road wandering is a little more prevalent in the larger units due to larger wheelbase and a little more weight,,,,  our unit (2350)had suspension enhancements installed already prior to purchase and of course handles like a dream, so would assume it had a problem,,, maybe some other 2350 owners will chime in (Ron haha) 
sparky
126  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How much lift is "too high" with HWH jacks? on: September 23, 2013, 09:02:05 am
Bruce   unless I looked at that 2551 differently,,, it had folding jacks... they still allow a lot more clearance than mind do...  you are right about at least exercising the jacks which I need to do since I have not operated them at all yet, (scared they want work and get stuck down haha)... going to play with the Beast tomorrow... (it's in storage)  I might try to play with is some manually just to see what happens.  I love talking to people when I'm at the parks.... might want to talk to some of the people that have jacks and get some input,,, love to know about using the jacks when unit is in storage and taking the weight off the tires,,, talk at you later
sparky
127  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How much lift is "too high" with HWH jacks? on: September 22, 2013, 10:20:00 am
Bruce
  good post I have a 2008 PC   the jacks are 625 series.... again trying to learn system.... I can do automatic or manual,,, I like the way you do yours,   manually,,,,      the lifts I have are not foldable though,,, wish they were,, would love to have that extra 4 to 6 inches of clearance,, helps on the driveways... haha... maybe a few others will post so we can get some other thoughts,,,  not sure about leaving the jacks down for storage,,, may put too much pressure on the valves for such an extended period (????),, probably not fun to manually have to release those valves to retract the jacks if there is a problem,,
   the jacks were on the unit when purchased  to be honest I would have not done it,,, the shorter units are a little easier to park and also we normally 85%,  do RV parks so most of the time they are pretty level.. how ever someone paid a couple of grand to put them on the unit and might as well use them hehe
sparky
128  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How much lift is "too high" with HWH jacks? on: September 21, 2013, 08:56:03 pm
Bruce   good topic I have also been interested n this subject, wish you would have put it in the general discussion,,, probably would have gotten more replies, but no problem,,

   I noticed that the lifts I saw on a 2552 last week actually fold up when not in use,,, looked neat,,

    Bruce, when your using your lifts,, are you doing automatic???    It would seem to me if you did it manually you would not get as much lift..again just asking I have never used  the ones on our unit, but want to learn.. 

   I also note they have a tire lift??  I guess it is used when you store the unit to lessen the weight on the tires,,,,but curious if others use this on their units when in storage,
Sparky
 
129  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SCAN GAUGE II on: September 21, 2013, 10:34:48 am
Skipper
tks for the post,,, especially the steering wheel mount,,, the Beast is in storage so have not hooked it up yet,,, I did hook it up to my mini van just to make sure it works and comes on.....I finally read the quick set up and looks like it just about has everything I would want ... told the wife I purchased it to control her driving habits haha.. she actually drives more than I do not a good rider,,, I read a lot
sparky
130  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions from a Newbie on: September 19, 2013, 08:20:51 pm
Congrats and welcome to the world of PC,,,, we had some experience  when we joined in Jan. this year.  Since you have some experience make sure you read the tips section, Lots of neat things to do on the PC to make it more homey....  No comments on your post since all your questions were answered...
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
131  Main Forum / General Discussion / SCAN GAUGE II on: September 19, 2013, 10:07:07 am
  finally got me a SGii, got a good deal on ebay 129.00.  new,,, had to be patient but finally found one. very happy,   Received the SG yesterday, been going over the manual so forth,,, seems fairly simple for hook-up and using...  how ever haha... on reading previous post saw some good info

   Has anyone made a cheat sheet with operating instructions, has anyone a sheet with all the ford 350 codes 2007 (Ron hehe)... just trying to save  some time and work off others work.... also regarding Xgauge any suggestions,,,,
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
132  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 19, 2013, 09:08:12 am
Thanks for the sites,,, I tried to look up what the Bug Off is made of,,, all I could find is bio-degradeable,,,,   is there a list of ingredients on the bottle.... I have bug.tar remover at home,,, I just do not like using any of that stuff unless I can use some soapy water to wash afterwards,,,most of those products have some petro distillates in them and are hard on your finish,, that's why I wash after using,,  I like that scrubber  will have to get one of those.  again tks
sparky
133  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 18, 2013, 07:19:11 pm
I go with skipper and judi,,, we also have the seasonal hatch of love bugs here in Texas,,, any bug from big to small bad for your front end and paint,,, most us have some cleaning stuff,,, I do not wash the unit too much traveling,, how ever,, every day after travel,,,, I use a scrub sponge, spray bottle, soak the bugs,, scrub and rinse off,just water only takes a few minutes   ,,if campground allows washing take out the extender pole and scrub the bugs off the  front end cap normally just water,,,, I keep the windows clean hate dirty windows haha
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
134  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: September 18, 2013, 06:59:51 pm
thanks for the update,,, I am assuming that when Ford tested noise still present,,, hoping it was one of those noises when you take to the dealer can not find it, then it goes away,,,, shoot do not know what to say...
sparky
135  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full-timers on: September 14, 2013, 10:35:23 am
Interesting
     How much fun that would be,, just take off for a year or two oh well not anytime soon...  Blogs,,, we used one when we traveled to Alaska
http://andysbigtrip.blogspot.com/     we did it so the family could keep up with us due to phone problems, internet problems etc. we used BlogSpot it is free,, how ever they are a lot of work,, trying to post and keep up with it but on the other hand it does keep you organized as far as keeping up with your pictures and memories,,,my sister called us in the middle of somewhere one day because we did not post on the blog one night haha,,, told her we don't have internet at every stop, so sometimes we would have do a day or two same time, would just save the info then post it later,,,,    I realize we live in a world of 24/7 constant contact,,, but if something happens it happens and you do what you need to do,,,,,   I miss the days of no cell phones, no internet(al little haha) no beepers,,, oh well  , good luck and have fun
sparky
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