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61  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
62  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?

  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 
63  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
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Success with the Engine Light and lights with car on: October 16, 2013, 08:11:39 pm
Recently I said I was having problems with the engine light while we were traveling south . Made it to Bristol TN from Staunton VA with the engine light on. We found a great RV dealer down the road from the Lakeview RV Park in Blluff City.  This is agreat campgound and won the tennesse campground award. Mr.Cole so  found the problem with the cable that controls lights in my Saturn. they now work.  He solved the problem and would recommend his business . Coles RV, Bluff City, TN. He was reasonable and did a great job.   Also had appt with Ford Dealer, Friendship Ford, Bristol, TN and they ran the diognostic test and found nothing wrong and they turned out the engine light.  WE left Tn A dale later than we would have liked but we felt safer.   Headed to Stone Mountain Park , Stone Mountain GA for one night. Beautiful Park but the showers could use some updating.Sites are level and exceptionally large for the big rigs.   We got to see the stone Image of Andrew Jackson on the Stone mountain.  Really a site to see.  Left there on our way to the Good Sam Rally at the Atlanta Motor speedway.  We arrived safely and parked with 2500 other beautiful motorhomes Phoenix Cruiser is on display and will track them down I guess Earl is here!!!
  So thanks for all your help previously but i turned out ok.   Heart Shower
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "TOW Haul" feature as shown on dash and trans light keeps coming on. on: October 12, 2013, 08:04:03 pm

Is this what you are saying -- the check engine symbol light is staying on and the "Tow Haul" light comes on when in Tow Haul mode?  If so, then the "Tow Haul" light is working properly, but there is a malfunction detected by the on board diagnostics that may or may not be related to the transmission.
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.   
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "TOW Haul" feature as shown on dash and trans light keeps coming on. on: October 11, 2013, 07:35:30 pm
I have the same PC as yours, 2010 2551, and I tow a Jeep Wrangler.  I use the "Tow Haul" feature because it changes the shift points so the transmission doesn't keep changing gears so much on hilly terrain.  I think it is easier on the transmission because it doesn't have to shift so often in those situations.  I especially like it when descending mountain grades to keep from overheating the brakes, it does a great job holding the speed on descents.  When cruising on flat freeways I turn off the "Tow Haul".  Don't really need to since the transmission will still go into overdrive in "Tow Haul" mode, but I don't like how it feels when coming to a stop in "Tow Haul" - hard downshifting.

I am curious about the transmission light problem, I went out and turned the key on and checked the manual and I don't see a warning light specifically for the transmission, can you describe it in a little more detail.

Bob  checked the manual again and the icon means service engine soon.  I just had it inspected and all the fluids checked and they were fine
before I left from home a week ago.  So don'tknow what else it could be....I am in Bluff Tn and will leave on Monday for Stone Mountain GA and stayed until the 16th when I will go into the Good Sam Rally at the Atanta Speedway.   
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / "TOW Haul" feature as shown on dash and trans light keeps coming on. on: October 10, 2013, 04:57:33 pm
  I have used the "Tow Haul" feature when towing my saturn vue behind the PC.  What is everyones opinion on this.  Does it help the transmission.  Plus the trans light comes on even when there is sufficient fluid .  I just had motorhome inspected a week ago and all was well with the fluids.  The light went on just as we were on our second leg of out trip.  We stopped and checked the fluids and they were find.  disconnected battery cables and the light did not go out this time.?????  I hate sensors.  PC road fine with no problems so what can it be.   Should I be using the Tow Haul all the time.  I don't think it has anything to do with the trans light.?????   Any suggestions..... Help
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Back up camera and monitor on: September 29, 2013, 01:32:17 pm
Can you tell us where in the coach the loose connection was located?
We were near the end of our 180 mile trip today when the rear view monitor became very dim and then turned completely blue for a short time.  Then the dim image reappeared.  Sounds something like what you experienced.
I haven't had time to start looking for the problem and we plan to be on our way again early tomorrow (Sunday) and hope you can help me locate a loose connection.
All I know is that William at the RV place just pulled all the wiring out from the camera and taped all the connections so that if we hid some rough road we shouldn't have any problems with coming undone.  Their was one connection that was loose. He also change the channel wave to AV-2, whatever that means.  It is working fine now.  He also lowered the TV and did the connections there also.
Hope this helps.  It is something I wouldn't try to do myself. Leaving it up to the RV people.  Have a safe trip..... Cheer
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Back up camera and monitor on: September 26, 2013, 04:10:58 pm
  Took MH to local Millers Rv service in Honeybrook, Pa and they found a loose wire with the backup camera and they taped all the coneections so if I hid a bump in the road it wont come loose again. So I did not have to get a new camera.
    they also blew out the lines in the refrigerator so the propane automatically will turn on when I disconnect the shore power.  Must of had a cobweb or some speck of dirt in the line..
   MH passed inspection and we are ready to head to Good Sam Rally in Atanta Ga and hope for good weather.  This will be our last trip before we will winterize it for  the winter and store in the Pole Barn until Spring.
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: video camera has a blue screen and no video on my last leg coming home on: September 18, 2013, 05:33:17 pm
On my last leg towards home, the video camera has just a blue screen.  Leaving the Pine Ridge campground near Frandenmuth decided not to work right.   Called the mfg and he said a wire must have come loose from buppy ride?  Ive done almost 1000 miles and had no problem. Of course the wiring is behind the TV of which I cannot check until I get home and hope for the best that the car will be ok.  So far it has a crack in the windsheild which will be fixed when I get home.   
  Anyone else have this problem. Hopefully it will be easy to fix with my son's help. 
Talked to Carol and the former owner just had cables installed and he purchased the cameria system from the company.  Talke to the RV Cams, Inc and I have to check out the cabels.  So I will inlist my son next door and see what he can find out.
Than ks for all the replies.....
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: video camera has a blue screen and no video on my last leg coming home on: September 17, 2013, 07:07:28 pm
The cable I mentioned connects to the camera in the cavity in the back of the PC.  The camera has a short cable that connects to a longer cable that goes down the back, under the bottom and up to the monitor.  The slack in this cable can be pulled up by removing the light where the cable enters the back of the PC.
ok. Will check it out. thanks.  I called the factory and talked to Carol and she was to get back to me. the former owner of my coach did not get the camera/monitor from PC. Ordered it direct from RV Cams Inc. and evidently installed it themselves so Carol had to do some research and was to get backto me today.  Still waiting.  Will call her again.
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 17, 2013, 07:01:39 pm
I agree with Skipper--you really should not need a screen. We have lived in FL for 17 years now and the only bug issue that we have encountered is the Love Bugs. On our way back home from the Grand Canyon two weeks ago, we had to wash them off twice--both times in N. Florida. We thought that we would have millions of deceased bugs splattered on the windshield when we drove down 75 to Punta Gorda but not one! Go figure!

Don't waste your time and $$$. They should be gone by the time you get to FL.

Thanks for the update on the screening.   Will take your advice and not bother with a screen.  Will just wipe them off.  Going to Good Sam Rally in October and then venture down to Disney by end of October to meet my daughter in Disney..and head towards home about Nov.9th. 
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Protective Bug Screen for front of PC on: September 16, 2013, 07:14:51 pm
Plan to travel south to Disney next month and was advised that I should have a bug screen on the front of the PC.  What is everyones opinion and where is the best place to get one.  I have real fine screenng on a role but I think it would be a chore to make it and cannot figure how to keep it on .  Any suggestions.   ?????
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: video camera has a blue screen and no video on my last leg coming home on: September 16, 2013, 07:03:33 pm
I had this problem on my first PC.  Someone on this forum advised me to pull the cable from the back of the PC and check the connection to the cable going to the front.  I pulled the cable by removing one of the top lights, unhooked/reconnected the two cables, taped them to make sure the connection was tight and stayed tight, and the monitor worked perfectly thereafter.
  spoke to Kermit today and he said it was the camera that was the problem.
   I will check out the cables to the camera and monitor. All wiring is behind the TV up front which I do not know how to get into.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: video camera has a blue screen and no video on my last leg coming home on: September 16, 2013, 06:59:23 pm
I've had two sony monitors go out on me Kermit says if it a blue screen it is usually the camera, if it is blank it is normally the monitor. Still waiting on the second monitor. Factory replaced the first one, didn't feel like driving to get second one installed so I asked them to send one to me. I hope this doesn't keep happening, theis is the second in less than a year.

thanks for the update. Will call factory this week.  Had to keep checking on my car thru the bathroom window.

Didn't every toll booth operator let you know your car was still there?   LOL rolling on the floor
there were no toll booth operators. all automated.
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