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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fresh water shut off valve on exterior of my 2010 i 2551 is drying out on: April 25, 2017, 10:48:31 am
In cleaning out fresh water tank the valve which is like rubberized and drying out and making it hard to turn.  Anyone else have this problem and can it be replaced, if so, is it an easy fix.? The top part is breaking apart and have to use plyers gingerly to turn it on and off without breaking off pieces.   
Talked to Carol At PC and they are sending an new valve. Just so happens they have a few in stock.  So if anyone else has this problem the valve can be replaced.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Fresh water shut off valve on exterior of my 2010 i 2551 is drying out on: April 25, 2017, 10:16:12 am
In cleaning out fresh water tank the valve which is like rubberized and drying out and making it hard to turn.  Anyone else have this problem and can it be replaced, if so, is it an easy fix.? The top part is breaking apart and have to use plyers gingerly to turn it on and off without breaking off pieces.   
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 18, 2017, 03:20:30 pm
To freckstweety and PC family,

I found a very affordable replacement to the Sanicon pump as described in detail HERE.
Thank you ever so much for the detailed reply.  I will double check with PC and see what they say as well and double check to see the what macerator is presently installed.   Just want to get the right one.   Thanks again.
I checked my Flojet pump as I was de-winterizing the MH and when the pump was on, it leaked from under the pump and not at any of the fittings So I don't know where the problems is as it is coming from under the metal brace that holds the pump.   Where and what part is that?Does that mean the pump is bad?
It is very possible that the 4 bolts that hold the pump assembly together have become loose and they simply need to be tightened.  When I bought my replacement pump, those 4 bolts were nearly loose to begin with so I could see how they would loosen up and start leaking.  I made them tighter as part of my new pump conversion process.

It is also possible the pump is leaking in a manner that requires replacement.  The question to ask yourself is whether the dripping warrants replacement.  My original pump dripped for a number of years before I replaced it.  It didn't drip much and it did stop dripping soon after dumping.  Since my original pump had a broken bolt which ended up jamming the pump, I do wonder if that bolt had broke long before which may have started the dripping in the first place.

My advise (for what it's worth) is that if it drips only during dumping and for a short while afterward, don't be troubled.  Just ignore it.  Now if it's a serious stream, that's different.
Thank you  It only drips when in use so I think I will not replace it .   I do not put paper in the toilet and don't do my daily in it as well and use the campground's rest room so there is only liquid in the black tank.  Worst comes to worst I can dump the usual way. So thanks again.
I can collect the drippings and dump the down the sewer when the pump is done.   Happy Camping.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 18, 2017, 02:35:29 pm
To freckstweety and PC family,

I found a very affordable replacement to the Sanicon pump as described in detail HERE.
Thank you ever so much for the detailed reply.  I will double check with PC and see what they say as well and double check to see the what maserator is presently installed.   Just want to get the right one.   Thanks again.
I checked my Flojet pump as I was de-winterizing the MH and when the pump was on, it leaked from under the pump and not at any of the fittings So I don't know where the problems is as it is coming from under the metal brace that holds the pump.   Where and what part is that?Does that mean the pump is bad?
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 17, 2017, 11:13:13 am
It has been a few years since I replaced our Sanicon macerator pump with a $58 Seaflo version so I thought I would do some quick shopping on Ebay to find out what is available today.  There is a good seletion starting at $45.00 which need the sewage entrance tube portion cut off, a simple 10 minute cut-&-vac process.  The last one for $99.99 is especially interesting.

All come with a mounting stand you unscrew and discard.  The screw holes then become weep holes, a perfect situation.

$45 Surgeflo includes shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12GPM-12V-Macerator-Pump-Self-priming-Waste-Water-Toilet-Marine-RV-Boat-Camper-/201890489311?hash=item2f019c63df:g:GwcAAOSwdzVXvUDF&vxp=mtr
Thank you ever so much for the research.  Very much appreciated. 
$51.45 Singflo includes shipping
This one has a metal motor body end cap.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-12V-45LPM-12GPM-Macerator-Sanitation-Waste-Water-Pump-Toilet-RV-Marine-Boat-/282067764199?hash=item41ac8c83e7:g:Z6wAAOSwEzxYRmEN&vxp=mtr


$53.99 Aurelio Tech includes shipping
This one is labelled "Professional Grade"
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Macerator-Water-Waste-Pump-45-LPM-12GPM-Toilet-RV-Trailer-Camper-Marine-Boat-/322155371527?hash=item4b01f4dc07:g:8zUAAOSwNuxXZC~t&vxp=mtr

$59.99 No Name brand includes shipping
This one appears to have a removable end cap to use a screwdriver to free up a jammed macerator.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-45-LPM-12GPM-Macerator-Water-Waste-Pump-Toilet-RV-Trailer-Camper-Marine-Boat-/381014796430?hash=item58b640688e:g:5ZYAAOSwls5Y7mAq&vxp=mtr

$82.95 Seaflo includes shipping
This is the one I bought a few years ago for $58 as mentioned in my macerator replacement project write-up.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seaflo-Brand-Marine-and-RV-Macerator-Pump-12V-Model-SFMP1-120-01-/192067568477?hash=item2cb81e835d:g:ELQAAOSwVcFXOnoM&vxp=mtr


$99.99 Seaflo includes shipping (THIS MIGHT BE A WINNER)
This one is MOST interesting because it has the 4 prong connection for direct-connect to RV plumbing.  Just remove and discard the end piece.  I wonder if it mounts right up perfect onto a PC.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SEAFLO-12V-RV-Discharge-Mount-Macerator-Waste-Pump-45-LPM-12GPM-Boat-RV-Marine-/161844749965?hash=item25aeb2e68d:g:g~YAAOSwoudW2QU9&vxp=mtr


There are some very affordable alternative replacements to the stock macerator pump, if you are willing to do a little extra work.  Just cut off the end of the pump so it matches your original one.  This assuming your original macerator is the same as my original as I had detailed HERE.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 15, 2017, 09:40:41 pm
To freckstweety and PC family,

I found a very affordable replacement to the Sanicon pump as described in detail HERE.
Thank you ever so much for the detailed reply.  I will double check with PC and see what they say as well and double check to see the what maserator is presently installed.   Just want to get the right one.   Thanks again.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Maserator system on: April 14, 2017, 04:20:25 pm
Well it seems that I have to replace my maserator pump.  Would like to replace it with a quiet one as my present one is noisy and its leaking.  There are so many brands out there and it seems that Sani-con is the one PC uses.  Any suggestions, and if purchased online are they easy to install.  I would have my sons take care of that.  The last time my RV dealer installed one is was almost $300.00.  In the meantime, I am dumping with the 3" hose.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix Reunion in Sister's Oregon, Anyone planning to attend:? on: February 08, 2017, 02:23:17 pm
I travel solo  and have never traveled west and concerned about traveling by myself, even though I have my pooch as my companion. Only She is just that.  I was curious if any Phoenix members were planning to go. Its in September and plenty of time to plan.  It would be great if we could get a rally type trip together.   In 2018 it will be held somewhere in Central US .  I would love to see the Grand Canyon as part of the trip.  Any suggestions from experienced travelers?
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery watering systems on: January 26, 2017, 01:38:25 pm
I have found that a simple $2 kitchen baster works as a giant eyedropper to fill the batteries.  I simply use a good LED flashlight to inspect them.  Also, I keep a gallon of distilled water in the garage. 

I have strips of colored paper cut to about 1/2 inch wide by a few inches long that I dip into each hole until my thumb stops them.  Then, I observe the distance from the top of the water mark on the paper to my thumb to determine if I am up to the magic ring in each hole.  That is easier sometimes than trying to use the flashlight.  Probably more accurate as well.

Paul
Thanks for the idea of colored paper as it is hard to get to the back cells with flashlight without disconnecting the cables. I will give this a try.  Baster is another good idea or an emptied squirt bottle like mustard comes in.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery watering systems on: January 26, 2017, 01:35:37 pm
I have no idea whether this would work in your situation, but a lighted dental mirror for checking the water level one-handed is sometimes easier than a small mirror in one hand and a small flashlight in the other, though either can work.  Nighttime if outside, or in garage, can make it easier to see water levels with mirrors and small lights when batteries are in recessed compartments as it avoids the glare of sunlight.   For adding water, an eyedropper and a coffee mug with distilled or deionized water works to fill cells to correct level.  This was learned on Dad's '97 Roadtrek 170, with a battery in a box recessed into a corner in the rear storage compartment.

Never overfill cells; remember they'll overflow if you add too much water when the battery is discharged as it expands when charged.  In many batteries, the correct level is just below to just touching the bottom of a recessed ring below the neck of the cell when the battery is charged.  And if you have a battery that takes water and it needs it often, there may be an overcharge problem with some part of the system.
Thanks for the input.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery watering systems on: January 26, 2017, 01:33:01 pm
I am always concerned with the water in the batteries.  It is so hard to get to the back cells in the batteries to check the water. You have to disconnect the cables to get the caps off. I was checking into Flow Rite MP2000 Quik Fill 12V double RV battery watering system.  RVUpgrades.com has the system for $49.19 and the pump for the system at $18.03.   This would make it so much easier to keep in check.  So does any one use this system.  I have 2-12v battery system and looking to make is easier for me.
I have a 2010, 2551 and looking forward to the next camping season.  Motorhome is kept in a garage and out of the elements.
So any suggestions?

Thanks for the input. I did check the level and they seem to be ok. My son also said so.  They are new batteries as of last year.
It is so hard to check the back part of the batteries as I have to disconnect the cables to lift the covers of the batteries.   So I guess I will just keep a check on them.  Thanks again.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Battery watering systems on: January 25, 2017, 04:12:09 pm
I am always concerned with the water in the batteries.  It is so hard to get to the back cells in the batteries to check the water. You have to disconnect the cables to get the caps off. I was checking into Flow Rite MP2000 Quik Fill 12V double RV battery watering system.  RVUpgrades.com has the system for $49.19 and the pump for the system at $18.03.   This would make it so much easier to keep in check.  So does any one use this system.  I have 2-12v battery system and looking to make is easier for me.
I have a 2010, 2551 and looking forward to the next camping season.  Motorhome is kept in a garage and out of the elements.
So any suggestions?
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold settlement payment on: January 22, 2017, 11:42:37 am
Has anyone received a payment from the norcold settlement?
nothing yet.
14  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..
15  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. 
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