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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator won't work on Propane on: August 29, 2016, 04:08:55 pm
We have had several problems with our refrigerator over the years and the Service Manual has proven to be invaluable.

Here is a link to the Norcold service manual for several refrigerator models.

http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/ncoldnnewnseries.pdf

The refrigerator in our 2012 2551 is Model Number N621 hopefully it is the same model in your 2010 2551.  The section in the Service Manual tilted "N62X/N82X DISPLAYED FAULT CODES" provides a good troubleshooting flow chart based upon the error code you are getting.  This might be a good starting place to help you clear this problem.

Barry

This is the model that there is a class action suit for Norcold.  I will check on the manual that you mention. Appreciate the help..
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator won't work on Propane on: August 29, 2016, 04:06:22 pm
I wonder if your fridge requires a lot more time and attempts to clear the repeated fault code.  I say this because when I awake our fridge after a long period of no-use, I first have to get the stove burning gas well, then when starting up the fridge, it goes through a number of attempts with faults before what I think is a consistent flow of gas that gets it going and keeps it going.

Our fridge is not inside a slide-out.  I understand that when the fridge "IS" inside a slide-out, it can sometimes be even more finicky because of the long flexible gas line along with the side-discharge exhaust out the wall rather than through the roof.  It may be worth a call to Kermit.  The 2010 model year you own was the first year of the fridge included inside the slide-out for models 2350 and 2551.  Phoenix might have learned something that first year and modified their installation to address the problem.
  At one of the reunions
Now that I think about it more, I seem to recall others with a similar problem back when the 2010 was introduced.  Call Kermit.
At one of the PC reunions I talked to Kermit personally and he was of no help believe it or not. 
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Refrigerator won't work on Propane on: August 29, 2016, 10:44:20 am
Ever since I've own my 2551 PC, I have had problems with a Fault code when I switch over to propane .  I did have it to RV dealer last season and he said it was working for him after blowing out the lines, etc.   Well that did not last long.   I do not drive down the road with the gas on anymore as it will not stay on if I did.  What  do I look for and be able to clean it out myself.  There must be a cobweb in there somewhere that is creating the problem. So I just use the electric for the fridge.  I took the cover off at the top and saw that the former owner had put a piece of plywood as a baffle but I did not unscrew it to see what was behind it .    Any Suggestions?
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Window Awnings on: August 21, 2016, 05:37:58 pm
I am in the fun (but expensive) phase where I debate myself on which options I will order.  I will be FT and will spend most of my time in national land camp areas.  Where I need to use the solar power, I will obviously need to park out of the shade and some parts of the county just dont have any shade available in camp.  I was wondering about the awnings on the windows in the living area on the drivers side. I was hoping to find someone here who has those awnings who will share if they are effective for helping with heat. I found a couple of older threads where questions were asked about these awnings but I dont see that anyone answered about whether they help the heat.   It sounded like the awnings were considered more of an asset back when the windows slid open a way to help keep rain out.   Perhaps they offer too little shade to help since the whole side of the RV will be heating up anyhow.  The thread responses did talk about the cab windows- and for those I do plan on getting the Magna Shades.  I also will be getting the insulated windows.  If I didnt really want the slide out, I would see about them adding a full length power awning on that side too!  I appreciate any information if the optional window awnings help, are they a PITA to work with, etc.  Thanks
I have the awnings and they do keep the sun out and provide also some privacy and some rain protection unless it really blows and pours.  I really like mine and glad I got them.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bilstein Shocks on: July 25, 2016, 04:49:21 pm
Make sure you have someone lined up to do the installation before you order the shocks.  Not all service locations will install customer provided parts.  It has become more common in recent years but it is still not a universal policy. 

Barry

I have already asked my local service station some time ago about installing shocks on MH and he said I'll put on any shocks you bring in.  They have worked on my MH before but will ask again as to how much he would charge to install them.    Now I know what shocks to buy.  Not sure when but will look into soon. Thanks for the input.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bilstein Shocks on: July 24, 2016, 09:27:38 pm
    One of the first things I do when I get a new motorhome is to have Bilstein HD shocks installed on all four corners. I order them from eshock.com and take them to my local truck and tire shop (Rice Tire) in Frederick, Md. For HD shocks eshock wants $89 each or all four for $356. Comfort are $83 each or $332 for all four. Rice charges me about $25 each or $100 for all four to install them. I am getting all four for what CW wants for two.

    You might want to call where you get your tires and ask them what they charge to install shocks if you bring them in and what they want for them if they get them for you.
thanks for the inpu it . I think I will buy them and have my local service  install them.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Motorhome Comparison and Critical Review on: July 22, 2016, 04:51:50 pm
Almost an hour walking through side by side a Phoenix Cruiser with a typical production unit.  Earl and Kyle knocked it out of the park!!!

https://youtu.be/B_-4Wdt9-dI


Excellent Job Earl.   This is why I own a PC.  It might not be the latest but it is well build and enjoy having it.  Wish I could update it .
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Bilstein Shocks on: July 22, 2016, 04:00:23 pm
There has been many discussions on these Bilstein Shocks on the forum and recently visited my Camping World for other items.  I stopped by the service/parts desk and inquire about them and what they would cost for my 2010 2551 PC.  Total investment would be approximately be $450 for two rear shocks installed.   Need some input from the forum if anyone has had CW purchase from them and had them installed by them.  Is there anything else I need to know.  Motor home rides okay on nice flat roads but on washboard country roads it finds the bumps and all shakes.  Don't know what Phoenix Cruiser original shocks are used.
       I  am second owner and don't know past history of my PC.   Other than the shocks, Only thing I just found out is that the air filter was changed in 2009 and it was real dirty and will be changing it out this weekend.  Oil filter and oil was changed this April along with the oil in generator. So is it worth changing the shocks on the rear?
   Going to FMCA rally in Massachusetts beginning of August and hope all goes well. Any input is appreciated as always. Cheer
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix Cruiser Sighting on: June 01, 2016, 10:38:20 am
  Just walking back down my road (Daleville)from my morning walk when lo and behold and PC passed me by heading towards Rt 10  on Daleville rd.in Cochranville. It was about 8:45 AM on June 1 when they passed.
   Would love to know who they might have been.  It is not too often you see PC's but it is great to see them.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold Class Action on: May 26, 2016, 02:33:48 pm
We received notification that there is a Class Action against Norcold. It pertains to the fridge--our Model N6 manufactured from January 2009 to December 2013. The Class Action also includes the N8 and the 1200 Series.

The problem is in the cooling unit. There is a safety related defect in the cooling unit. If you observe yellow or green residue at the cooling unit, immediately turn off the unit.

The website is WWW. NorcoldClassAction.Com. To join the Class Action, if you have one of these units, you must join by Aug. 26, 2016. You can submit a claim online.

George
[/quote      I also receive a post card and checked my frig out and filed a claim . Lets see what happens.  My Norcold was an n6-series.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which Trip Planning software for 2016? on: April 09, 2016, 04:41:35 pm
Golly, you folks make me feel old fashioned sad!   I love to buy a new atlas every year or two and use it along with my most favorite trip planning tool:  official state maps available at most welcome points on major highways entering our states.   I just enjoy the look and feel of maps.  I have a collection of maps in our library and I enjoy looking at fifty and thirty year old maps of the US and seeing how things have changed.   It makes me attentive to and appreciative of progress.  

OK, I will "fess up".  I do use google maps (the new version is inferior to the older ones IMO), google earth, a complete set of DeLorme topo maps on my desktop, IPad and laptop, the GPS on my IPhone, a Garmin GPS in the Phoenix Cruiser and a few apps to find dump stations, campgrounds, etc.  

All that is nice and fun, but nothing for me takes the place of a good map with all its color and character...and coffee stains from planning and looking forward to the journey.  
GPs and Maps go together .
Paul
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking to purchase an 2006 or a newer 2551 on: April 01, 2016, 12:59:01 pm
Looking it buying a used 2551 . There are a couple used 2006 on the the E350 chassis for sale and some newer unit on the E450 chassis right now . Is the newer 2551 on the E 450 chassis worth the price different ? I do realize the newer units are worth more because of age and mileage .This would be my frist RV ever and not sure how much I would use it. What we are trying to decide is what is wrong with the older and cheaper 2006 2551 over said 2011 2551 and $20000 more dollars .
Thank You
I have one for sale. 2010 2551 with 33,000 miles. E450 Chassis.  Listed on www.cragislist.com in Lancaster Pa area. 
Corrected website is www.craigslist.com

 
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking to purchase an 2006 or a newer 2551 on: March 29, 2016, 10:05:49 am
Looking it buying a used 2551 . There are a couple used 2006 on the the E350 chassis for sale and some newer unit on the E450 chassis right now . Is the newer 2551 on the E 450 chassis worth the price different ? I do realize the newer units are worth more because of age and mileage .This would be my frist RV ever and not sure how much I would use it. What we are trying to decide is what is wrong with the older and cheaper 2006 2551 over said 2011 2551 and $20000 more dollars .
Thank You
I have one for sale. 2010 2551 with 33,000 miles. E450 Chassis.  Listed on www.cragislist.com in Lancaster Pa area. 
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with auxiliary 12 volt plug in on: March 10, 2016, 04:07:41 pm
Your owners manual should list which fuse and it is and what type of fuse.

In my 2014 PC (which is built on a 2013 Ford E450) the fuse box is is under the dash by the floor between the drivers side door and brake pedal.  The fuse for my aux outlet is a 20 amp (type A1S) and is in slot #72.

   - Mike

Working with a 2008 Ford Manual and the fuses only go up to #1-to 44 under the passenger compartment panel description. High current fuses 1-27 & A-K 15 amp to 60 amp. So hopefully someone will have the same set up.  Thanks again.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with auxiliary 12 volt plug in on: March 10, 2016, 03:45:34 pm
Your owners manual should list which fuse and it is and what type of fuse.

In my 2014 PC (which is built on a 2013 Ford E450) the fuse box is is under the dash by the floor between the drivers side door and brake pedal.  The fuse for my aux outlet is a 20 amp (type A1S) and is in slot #72.

   - Mike

I know where the fuse box is and my son was checking out the manual too which lists the fuses and it only listed the cigarette/cigar outlet/plug in that's why I am inquiring. we did replace the 20amp fuse for the cigar outlet. that was blown.  He put in a meter in the plug in auxiliary and got nothing.  I will check slot 72.  thanks
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