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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacing uncomfortable sofa, need input on: March 21, 2014, 07:25:44 pm
We were in the same position last summer.  Had the sofa with the airbed and it was the most uncomfortable sofa we have ever sat on.  We ordered a sofa by Villa from http://www.braddandhall.com/productcart/pc/home.asp.  Here is a link to our post on the new sofa.
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1450.msg10862.html#msg10862

We have used the sofa for the past three months in FL and it is very comfortable.  We too did not want to give up the storage drawer so adapted the old drawer to the new sofa.  We only live three hours from Elkhart so we were able to drive to Bradd and Hall, order it and have them install it.
Thank you for the info. I will call them and see what is involved  . Sofas they look nice

17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Replacing uncomfortable sofa, need input on: March 20, 2014, 03:45:20 pm
In My 2010, 2551 I have the most uncomfortable sofa that has the blow up air mattress under it plus the storage drawer. Thinking about getting the updated recliner chairs, sofa, etc. in replacement. Not sure what they cost plus the cost of traveling to the factory for installation. Plus I use the storage drawer under the sofa and would have to figure out where to store what is there.  Or find a way to make the present sofa more comfortable.  I don't plan on opening the sofa for a bed.  Just want to keep the MH for just two people.  It is small enough now to work around what we have to deal with.  It's nice and cozy as it is
  Any suggestions.  Looking forward to Spring and the first trip somewhere. 
Happy Camping
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sofa in 2551 on: February 23, 2014, 12:30:54 pm
The current sofa is a dual recliner in that the two sections recline independent of each other. Watch some of the videos model to see it in action. Yes the sofa can be replaced with two chairs and a small table if you want.
This sofa in my 2551 2010 is the most uncomfortable sofa and don't plan on using the air mattress and would love to have the dual recliners.  Do I have to travel to Phoenix to get them installed?
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator always give a fault message when traveling on: January 15, 2014, 06:52:37 pm
We travel with the frig on propane for days at a time with no problems.

What error are you getting, we might be able to provide some info.

Barry
I get an" F "on the panel.  I have tried manually switching over and once I am on the road it goes to an "F" reading. So I punch it in again and for a few seconds it stays on Gas and then goes to the "F". It works okay as long as I am not traveling. As I stated above my RV service couldn't find the problem as it stayed on gas when he was not hook up to electric.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adviice on the Michelin Tires on: January 15, 2014, 11:25:02 am
Seeing that your tires are only five years old, you should be able to get about 50K miles out of them and/or seven years. Is it the guy selling you the tires the one telling you that you need to replace them? Take your motorhome to a different tire dealer and get a second option.
Also the mechanic that services my car also told me that he thought the tires look ok. I drove the motorhome around to him to get his opinion as well after camping world gave me that news of starting to dry rot as well as my RV service said they should be ok. Now I will have to make a decision on way or the other and appreciate everyone's input.
After everyone's advice, I think I will get another season out of them.  Even my son  next door, who check them out ,said the same thing.  I will be getting the MH inspected this April before my trip to Kentucky and I can get another opinion.
It is always good in inquire and post on this forum as it is always good advice.  Looking forward to the Spring. thanks to all.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Refrigerator always give a fault message when traveling on: January 15, 2014, 10:34:56 am
The fridge switches over to gas after unhooking from shore power but eventually goes off as we travel down the road and gives a fault message. My RV dealer said it works fine on its on when parked but he says it must go out when the outside air hits the fridge down the road .  He said I possibly could put something inside the outside cover while traveling and then remove it when parked so it can breathe. 
   There is always a discussion that you should not travel with the propane on. I only travel for about 5 hours at a time and the fridge stayed cold but it is just frustrating to have this problem. Any suggestions?
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adviice on the Michelin Tires on: January 15, 2014, 10:25:13 am
Seeing that your tires are only five years old, you should be able to get about 50K miles out of them and/or seven years. Is it the guy selling you the tires the one telling you that you need to replace them? Take your motorhome to a different tire dealer and get a second option.
Also the mechanic that services my car also told me that he thought the tires look ok. I drove the motorhome around to him to get his opinion as well after camping world gave me that news of starting to dry rot as well as my RV service said they should be ok. Now I will have to make a decision on way or the other and appreciate everyone's input.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adviice on the Michelin Tires on: January 15, 2014, 10:18:33 am
Seeing that your tires are only five years old, you should be able to get about 50K miles out of them and/or seven years. Is it the guy selling you the tires the one telling you that you need to replace them? Take your motorhome to a different tire dealer and get a second option.
My RV service man told me that he did not think I needed to get tires. It was of course Camping World.  It just concerns me because of the age of the tires.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Adviice on the Michelin Tires on: January 14, 2014, 02:42:09 pm
Unfortunately my tires are not on the recall list but feel that it is time to replace them. I have 28000 miles on 2010 2551 and they have to be the original tires.  I was told I could get a few more miles on them but if one blows and causes an accident it is worth spending the money for new tires.  It is an investment for safety.  My tires are LT225/75 R16 115/112R LTX M/S and talked to Michelin and said I do not have to go to a certified dealer to purchase the tires.  I can purchase them from Millers RV Service where I get my RV service. Just have to call Michelin first before purchasing the tires and they will give Millers the proper info for the purchase.   There is a car dealer closer but I am sure they will cost more.   
  The question I put out there is how much is the approximate cost that our members who have replaced their tires incurred? I went on the Michelin site and they gave a cost of about 250.00 a tire.  I do not know about the spare and I will have to check on it.
  Also, I have to replace the batteries too. Any suggestions on that too.
 This forum has been so helpful so hope you can help again.
   
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Happy Holidays to everyone on: December 09, 2013, 05:57:51 pm
Just want to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and a Prosperous New Year. This has been a great year for me and I have been well blessed.  All good trips especailly the Phoenix Rally. I met alot of great campers and learned alot about our coach.  I am looking forward to a great 2014 camping season especially with my new electric awning. 
   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / What to do with an Fiamma Awning now that I have a new Electric Awning on: November 29, 2013, 07:10:24 pm
I am having an electric awning installed, 9100 Series Dometic, and will be picking up the original  :)13 ft.fiamma awning when I get my MH next week. My son is bringing his truck to bring it home. Any suggestions on whether I should try to sell it and if so how much should I ask for it.  It is in excellent condition. I only used it maybe 3 times. 
  Looking forward to just pushing the switch on the new awning. So much easier.  Smile
27  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Sanitary Suggestion on Blk Tank & Gas Mileage on 2551 on: November 06, 2013, 10:24:59 am
In our travels down south we decided not to put toilet tissue in the toilet and kept a small waste basket besides the toilet to dispose of the tissue.  I was surprise on how much tissue 2 women make in a day.  We disposed of it everyday in trash and found that the black water tank emptied ok and the monitor showed bottom two green lites.  Its the best I had.  By doing this we are ab le to use a tissue that doesn't put your fingers through it and not worry about it dissolving.  I've heard of campers doing this before and thought I'd try it.
   Also, we traveled 2400 miles on 220 gallons and averaged 10 to 10.5 miles to the gallon towing my saturn vue and as long as we kept the speed between 55 and 60 we were ok.  Of course everyone passed us and it took a little longer to get to our destination but we made it safely. Cost of gas was between 3.18 to 3.39 at flying j and Pilot.
  WE travelled from Pa to Staunton VA, to Bristol Tenn, to Stone Mnt. GA and Atanta, GA Speedway for the Good Sam Rally and then ot Ocala Fl. Had a great safe trip and saw nephews that hadn't seen in 30 years.
  The motorhome towed the vue with no problems and looking forward to camping again in the spring.  PC is going into the shop to be winterized and removing the fiamma awning for an electric awning .  Stayed in some great campgrounds and will post them later when I have info in front of me.
       
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Good Sam Rally Atlanta GA OCt 17-21st at the Speedway on: October 17, 2013, 07:48:12 pm
  WE are camping with over 2700 RV's in Atlanta Motor Speedway and stopped to see Earl at PC display and spent some time with him.  We were wondering if any PC owners are here.  So far the weather has been good. Looking forward to a good time. Smile
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2012 Honda CR-V battery discharged after tow on: October 17, 2013, 07:42:50 pm
On our last leg of a six week trip, we towed our new 2013 CR-V for about nine hours.  We found that the toad battery was fully discharged when we arrived at our destination.  Because the built in GPS, etc. keeps running with the key in the accessory position, we had wondered if that would be enough to drain the battery.  None of our previous legs were more than five hours and the toad always started up at the end of the leg.  After reading the CR-V owner's manual, we see that we should have pulled Fuse 19 during an extended trip. 

Pulling that fuse will be too difficult for me to do on a semi-regular basis because of its location under the dash.  I suspect that a toggle switch could be installed that would accomplish the same thing as removing the fuse, and I'm wondering if any of you have experience with this?

Another approach might be to add a charging line from our coach back to the Honda battery, but that seems to be much more difficult.

Any ideas?

Bruce
  I tow a 2006 saturn Vue and need to pull a 30amp fuse under the hood and put gearsift in nuetral, release the brake and put the iginition key on run and not accessory. I also have 6 hole cable for my lights on car and the unified tow braking system.  Do you think putting on accessory might have discharge your battery.  I am suppose to only travel  no more than six hours with the car, which is plenty time for me.
Never had a problem with my car battery discharging doing it this way. I know you can ad a switch put on to take care of the fuse and maybe some other pc owner can direct you on this.
Happy camping. Smile 
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "TOW Haul" feature as shown on dash and trans light keeps coming on. on: October 16, 2013, 08:13:39 pm
Tow Haul feature works fine. The only light is saying service engine soon.  Spoke with Ford dealer in Bristol, and he said it could be a number of things and can  not see us until Tuesday to a diagnoxtic test.   

Be sure to let us know the outcome.
see recent post on 10-16-13
   Thansk for your concern. ThankYou
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