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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: East Coast Phoenix Rally ??? on: March 18, 2015, 07:08:01 pm
Maybe in Va.  Md.  Del.  Pa.  or even in the Carolinas, two to choose from.    Grin
Sounds like a good idea. I camp a lot in Gettysburg pa and will be going to Williamsburg end of april at the Anvil Campground. Looking forward to the reunion in Sept in Nashville also. So much to see on the east coast.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Batteries coach and chassis on: March 04, 2015, 11:29:18 am
Before you start replacing your batteries take a picture of the wiring. You can refer to this picture when rewiring to insure you have it correct. Wink

Remove the negative/ground wire first. Replace the that wire last. This will prevent sparking, which can be a bad thing.
I plan to mark each cable and take photos as it is very intimidating. I am well aware with so many cables. I also have my sons to help.
Thanks for the input. Smile
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Batteries coach and chassis on: March 03, 2015, 02:21:12 pm
In my recent post I needed advice on batteries and now I solved my problem with batteries and was able to replace them and save $$$.  Found a place In Newark Delaware called TBS Tri-State Battery. these people were knowledgeable and save me a few dollars.  I dealt with Sarah and Josh and they were very personable and helpful in choosing the right batteries for the coach and chassis.  They are online and they do ship batteries.  They cost $109.95 each and the right size for the coach to fit in the 13x14 tray.  They are already charged and ready to go.  So if anyone is near or going thru Newark DE I or MD would recommend this business.  I also saved on sales tax in DE .  I will get $45.00 back when I turn in  the dead batteries.
Their address is 107 Albe Dr., Newark DE  19702 phone is 800 852-9700 and they also have a branch in Belair MD and Gambrills, MD.  Batteries I purchased were Deka Marine Master for the Coach and Deka Gold for the chassis. Coach batteries  are similar to Astro-Lite Group 27 Deep Discharge Marine Battery that Kermit told me about. 
Now to get my sons to mount them this weekend so we can get ready for camping season. thanks to all for advice in previous post Smile
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery replacement on: February 25, 2015, 09:02:33 am
Frecklestweety
I found several Group 27 batteries that I though would fit the battery tray on the PC at Battery One (Excide and Crown) and Battery Warehouse.  You might check those sources near you.

David
Found a place in Newark DE that has the 2700 series that will fit.  Its only a half hour from my house. They are $298 ea.
Thanks for your help. This forum is really great.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery replacement on: February 24, 2015, 02:24:31 pm
Hi,
I replaced the coach batteries in my new to me 2008 2551 in late January.  I went to S&S RV Super Service Center (recommended by Tom Hanlon).  George at S&S recommended Astro-Lite Group 27 Deep Discharge Marine batteries (12 volt).  He also tested the charging systems both from the vehicle alternator and the Trip Lite Inverter/Charger.  I had a very good experience with S&S and would recommend them. 
I see that you are in PA, but I don't know how far you are from Gettysburg.

David
Found out that astro-lite battery is no longer available.  It would have been perfect. Still searching for the correct size too. Will keep you posted..
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery replacement on: February 23, 2015, 09:33:20 pm
Freckletweety I sent you an email.
replied to email and  checked out the battery mentioned  and found a place in Newark DE which is closer. I will call them tomorrow and get a price.  It seems the size of the batteries will work. The present ones are 12x6.25x8" high.   This battery from TSB Tri State is 6.9 high x6.5wx13 long.  I will double check the pan again to see if the 13"length will work.
Keep you posted. thanks for the help Smile
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery replacement on: February 23, 2015, 09:28:21 pm
Hi,
I replaced the coach batteries in my new to me 2008 2551 in late January.  I went to S&S RV Super Service Center (recommended by Tom Hanlon).  George at S&S recommended Astro-Lite Group 27 Deep Discharge Marine batteries (12 volt).  He also tested the charging systems both from the vehicle alternator and the Trip Lite Inverter/Charger.  I had a very good experience with S&S and would recommend them. 
I see that you are in PA, but I don't know how far you are from Gettysburg.

David
checked out the battery you mentioned and found TSB Tri state Battery in Newark DE which is a lot closer for me.   I will call them and get a price. thanks again. 
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery replacement on: February 23, 2015, 06:10:14 pm
Hi,
I replaced the coach batteries in my new to me 2008 2551 in late January.  I went to S&S RV Super Service Center (recommended by Tom Hanlon).  George at S&S recommended Astro-Lite Group 27 Deep Discharge Marine batteries (12 volt).  He also tested the charging systems both from the vehicle alternator and the Trip Lite Inverter/Charger.  I had a very good experience with S&S and would recommend them. 
I see that you are in PA, but I don't know how far you are from Gettysburg.

David
thanks.  I know them. They were very helpful when I camped out there. They are 90 miles from my home. So maybe it would be worth while to go there if I don't have any luck in my area.   Having problems finding the right size to fit.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Battery replacement on: February 23, 2015, 12:19:13 pm
My 2010 PC 2551 batteries are dying.  I am the second owner and I believe the batteries in coach and chassis are original. Date shown on batteries is 2008 but could be older.  Called Kermit and asked what I need to purchase.  I searched with the name on the battery which was Exide Nautilus NC27 and no luck so Kermit said search for 12v Group 27 Deep Cycle Marine battery.  So far the batteries are too high for the case/holder.  So has anyone else had this problem.  Luckily I don't have camping plans at present with this cold weather  and now  have to take care of this issue. The MH has been kept in our Pole Barn and it has been in the 20's some nights. I had MH plugged in and drove or ran it from time to time to hopefully not have the above problem but when the batteries are old there is nothing that will help.   I just had to replace a battery in my Saturn. It was only two years old and that was the life of the battery. 
So any suggestions.  Hopefully I won't have refabricate the pan for the batteries to fit
Kermit said they installed 2- 6v batteries in the newer homes.  Sometimes I wish I could afford the newer PC's.
 Smile
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Camping World Coupon Code on: November 18, 2014, 06:06:17 pm
Just an FYI - if anyone needs to order something from camping world there is a $25 off coupon on any order $75+  The coupon code you enter at checkout is radio75.

I do not know how long it is valid but we used it a few days ago and noticed it is still valid today.  We ordered the gp logistics single sided 5 foot ladder.  It was 75.49 a few days ago and today it is 74.59.
The ladder arrived today and we think it is going to work out very well.  It folds down to 61" x 3 1/2" x 3 7/8".  We mainly wanted it to look at the roof of the slideout and help with cleaning the front of the motorhome while on the road.  There are a few options as to where to carry it so will be working on that the next couple of weeks. 
checked it out and got the discount shipping was $16.00.  I added Dri Ease to the order to make it over 75$ and they took off the $25 but added $16.00 for shipping.  the order still came to over $75.  It is a great ladder but don't know where I  would store it. 
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 18, 2014, 05:45:03 pm
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.
Will be replacing tires in spring. Michelin Dealer in Delaware quote me $210 a tire plus $25  per tire for mounting and balancing. Plus they cooperate with FMCA advantage program.
 Also. what causes acid to build up on the strap that holds the batteries.  It is not on the batteries but on the clip of the strap????  I checked them the other day and a couple chambers needed water and so I filled them with distilled water.  But don't know why the chalky stuff builds up on the strap. Smile
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 13, 2014, 09:35:15 am
Freckles
   Tires-- I have tires that will be 8years old next summer 15,,,,,, they show some small cracking on the side wall and looked great I have 21000 miles on them,,,, how ever they are coming off this winter as much as I hate it, especially the cost... Tons of info on the forum re tires etc,,,, were going to Alaska in the spring it's a 11k mile trip.. does not matter they would still come off.. manufacturers have lots of info re tire life,,, but for peace of mind and to just to be safe I'm re-tiring hehe..... were going to make a break-in trip prior to our Alaska trip  My research shows that I probably will go with the same Michellins 
I am replacing my Michelin tires this spring. Got a good price from local dealer in Delaware at $210 a tire plus about 25$ for mounting and balancing each. Plus being a member of FMCA I can get a discount with their  Michelin advantage plan which can drop the price a little. I thought they would have cost more than 210 but they are a light duty truck tire and they are standard size.  My tires have a date of 2008 and I'm the second owner. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 11, 2014, 11:56:52 am
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.
     Decided to get new tires in the Spring of 15. Got a price from local Michelin Dealer and they are going to be $210. a tire plus mounting and balancing for about $25 a tire.  I thought they would cost a lot more but the dealer works with FMCA advantage program and they could cost me less.  He said these tires are standard tires and has them all the time.  I will check on the year of the tire was mfg when I purchase them...Since the MH will be garaged for the winter, we will wait till spring.  I just don't want to take a chance on six to eight year old tires. Safety first and an ounce of prevention is worth a thousand cures they say.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 11, 2014, 11:50:52 am
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser sighting on: November 01, 2014, 03:35:42 pm
I think I saw you when I was getting gas at the corner of Churchtown Rd. and 322. The Phoenix I saw last week was traveling east on 322 west of route 10.
The next time you are in Honey Brook stop by September Farm and ask for Dave. I'll give you the Phoenix Cruiser discount and treat you to lunch.  Smile
I will keep you in mind.  I have been to that Sept.Farm for lunch. It is a pretty nice place. Also go to the diner when I am in the area.   Yes I was traveling east to Miller's RV.
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