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76  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.
77  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
78  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
79  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.
80  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
81  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 
82  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
83  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
84  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.   
85  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.   
86  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
87  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
88  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.
89  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.....
90  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.
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