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1  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Length of Camping Trip on: July 30, 2017, 01:25:15 pm
We did three months is a larger motor home a few years ago.  With our Golden Retriever BTW.  We have only done two weeks so far at a time in the 2551.  We plan to leave end of August for about a month in it.  Wish us luck.  The worst time of day for me (the copilot) is stressing over finding a decent camp to stop at.  I like to stop early enough to get settled, cook dinner and take a walk etc.  Doesn't always happen that way.  I think several two day stays is necessary to regroup and relax a bit.  Wish us luck. 
2  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Please Participate ONLY If You Have Ultra Leather Damage on: July 30, 2017, 01:15:18 pm
All our seating has been replaced in our 2010.  We had custom recliners put in but not because of fabric failure.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rally on: July 30, 2017, 12:52:24 pm
Where are you staying?  I bet we see you there.  First night at Fishing Bridge is the 6th for five nights.  Hope we meet up.   Cheer
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reunion in Sister's Oregon, Anyone planning to attend:? on: July 29, 2017, 09:55:47 pm
No wonder I can't find it here on our forum.  Thanks, PM sent
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reunion in Sister's Oregon, Anyone planning to attend:? on: July 29, 2017, 07:07:48 pm
I wish I could find the thread about this Oregon get together. 
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rally on: July 28, 2017, 09:56:07 pm
I can't find the information about the rally.  We are heading to Yellowstone first week of Sept.  It's a possibility.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Onan issue on: July 28, 2017, 09:36:43 pm
Our hour readout isn't working right now.  Anybody had this happen?  Thoughts?  Just serviced it and want to write down the hours. 
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery explosion on: October 11, 2016, 08:21:09 pm

The things to look at in the step operation.  There are several things that would prevent the steps from working properly.  

1.  With the door open and  looking into the PC there is a plunger type switch in the lower right hand corner.  Check this switch to make sure the plunger moves freely and is not corroded.  The contacts within the switch may be dirty.  Rotating/spinning the plunger will usually clean the contacts.  I have found this to be the most common cause of step problems for me.

2.  The adjustable bold/nut mounted in the door that activates the plunger may need to be adjusted.    It can be adjusted in or out a little to change how far the plunger is pushed in.  This causes the contacts to meet at a slightly different point and might help if the contacts within the switch are worn and dirty.

Time to dive under the PC.

3.  The switch from step 1 is mounted in the door frame and a large portion is outside the PC and  exposed to the elements.  Check for corrosion on the switch and wires.

4.  The step mechanism is also exposed to the elements.  Check to make sure all the pivot points move freely and nothing is binding.  Lubricate if necessary.  I personally use CLP (available at Wal-Mart in sporting goods department) and I stay away from WD40.

5.  The last thing to check is the van battery.  Make sure it is fully charged and in good operating order.

Here is a link to Kwikee Step Manual -


Barry we looked up the information on here about the steps and tried most of these things.  Hammered on it, it comes out on occasion. 
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Battery explosion on: October 11, 2016, 12:48:24 pm
We just had a trip a month or so ago in the 2551.  Everything was fine.  Got home the steps failed, or partially did.  Sometimes they work, sometimes not.  So we need to get a number for a new motor.  However, yesterday I heard a loud explosion.  Smelled a sulphur smell and found it to be a house battery.  We leave it plugged in to shore power.  Is that a bad idea for some reason?  These may be the originals, no way of knowing.  It's a 2010.

What size batteries do I need for this replacement.  They still test fine BTW.  Go figure.  Glad nobody got hurt. 
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Some really basic questions on: October 11, 2016, 12:36:34 pm
Considering an under cabinet filter on the faucet.  I want to know more about Brita and what size microns it filters for safety of unknown water sources. 
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Motorhome Comparison and Critical Review on: July 24, 2016, 08:08:02 pm
Makes us proud, doesn't it?  Makes me want a new one now,  rolling on the floor
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV remodel, DVD replacement and volume issues on: July 10, 2016, 09:43:51 pm
Here's our final remedy and exposure of the TV and center speaker. 
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Music while traveling options on: July 06, 2016, 02:17:30 pm
That's good to know I think will use a battery tender and I'm not sure what my husband does. He does however start everything up once a month. He's very methodical about this
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New recliners in place of sofa/bed on: July 06, 2016, 02:16:04 pm
 We made an appointment for the following morning after getting our order placed and there was a lot of menstruation involved because there was a box behind the sofa that had to be removed. I would not want To attempt this job on my own. We did not use weavers we used Lambright's
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV remodel, DVD replacement and volume issues on: July 06, 2016, 02:13:54 pm
As always you think of everything. Nice job.
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