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106  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to sell my 2013 Ford Focus Toad? on: April 06, 2015, 09:43:31 am

It would depend on the model of Edge you have and also if your brake/turn signal lights or supplemental braking systems are powered by the car or the coach battery when towing.

Our Edge is a Limited with push button ignition and we are using the cars existing lights for signals and brake.  We also have a separate line from the coach to the car battery for charging while underway. 

If we follow the recommended towing instructions from the owners manual we have no battery problems.  If we fail to ensure that the Accessory mode is on, we have had problems.  This is counter-intuitive, but when you turn on Accessory mode it will automatically time-out and shut down the displays.  Without Accessory mode on, the displays will stay on and slowly drain the battery.

Our Edge also has a number of things that depend on the battery always being attached (like Comfort settings, Sync settings, etc.)

- Mike
107  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Slide Info on: April 06, 2015, 09:16:21 am
Ours is a Liftco Room Glide-Out.  Can't really comment on reliability yet as our rig is only a year old, but so far so good.  Smile

- Mike
108  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boondocking electric question on: March 29, 2015, 09:35:22 pm
Thanks for posting that, John (with the pics).   Very informative!

   - Mike
109  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 29, 2015, 09:18:03 pm
Bruce knows best, as he has the product.  In general, the rear tires have a ton of room for sensors of any variety.  The issues with any sensor systems might be:

- Clearance of the front tire wheel covers.
- Ability to report temperature and pressure
- Ability to report/alarm instantaneous pressure loss in any tire
- Ability to monitor at least ten tires (6 on the PC and 4 on the toad)
- Range (in feet) of each sensor to the base station at the cab

   - Mike

110  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to sell my 2013 Ford Focus Toad? on: March 29, 2015, 08:59:19 pm

We tow a 2013 Ford Edge behind a 2014 2552.  Let me know if you have any questions about this setup.....its a bit unusual.

  - Mike

111  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 27, 2015, 11:35:17 am
 Coffee I like the idea of that kind of energy management......well, except the part where it could turn off my coffee pot!
112  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Jack and/or lug wrench on: March 27, 2015, 11:32:16 am
Mine came with both and were located in the rear cabinet.  Prolift Jack Bottle - Model B-006D (6ton)

  - Mike
113  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 26, 2015, 10:49:30 pm

Yes, the 50 amp cable is much heavier than the 30 amp and yes I need to carry it from the rear cabinet to the side to hook it up.  I was a bit concerned at first by the difference in cable size, but it turned out to be a non-issue for me.  It might be for others, however.  I would suggest anyone considering it go to their local Camping World and throw one over their shoulder for a test drive.

Energy Management:  We also had Kermit hard wire a Technology Research Corp Surge Guard (Part #: 34560-004) with remote power LCD monitor at the same location as the tank/battery/lpg display.  Once we engage shore power at the pedestal, it takes about 2 minutes for the surge guard to check out the power source and ensure it is adequate, and then it passes power on to the rig.  We have had a couple of issues at RV parks and campgrounds where the surge guard disconnected our power due to a variety of issues (over or under voltage, reverse polarity, etc.). We think it was money well spent.

  - Mike
114  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 26, 2015, 01:16:19 am

Regarding the A/C unit. ... We opted for 50 amp service in our 2552, and instead of the second A/C unit we had Kermit replace the standard 13,500 BTU unit with a Coleman Mach 15,000 BTU unit.  It performed really well last summer, including high heat and humidity in Upstate New York, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.  Of course, we ensured the rig was insulated as much as possible and were careful about not leaving doors open, etc.

  - Mike
115  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: SeeLevel RV tank Monitors on: March 25, 2015, 12:31:45 pm
I like that they use level sensors external to the tanks rather than inside, so there is no fouling.  The outdoor/indoor temp feature is a nice touch too.
116  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Quick Look on: March 23, 2015, 10:24:02 pm
Wonder who will be buying up every E450 they can get their hands on?
117  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear view mirror / Camera monitor on: March 23, 2015, 10:19:31 pm
All I can contribute is that my backup camera runs through a 'Riverpark AV Distribution Box' which is located in the cabinet above the passenger seat (Model AVS050HD).

   - Mike
118  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I need some instagram help/advice on: March 22, 2015, 09:26:40 pm
I vote for #rightsizerv.  The abbreviation 'PC' encompasses 'Personal Computer' moreso than not.

   - Mike
119  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 17, 2015, 12:24:36 pm

Mine is the TST Model TM-507SG.

I misspoke in an earlier post....the pass-thru sensors don't allow you to fill the front tires due to the clearance of the wheelcovers.  I need to unscrew the sensors up front.  Just takes a second.

    - Mike
120  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight and Tire Pressure, Good News on: March 17, 2015, 08:30:10 am
I wasn't all that comfortable with the tire pressure chart recommendations until I installed my tire pressure sensors (they also monitor and report tire temperatures.) I was amazed watching how quickly and how high the tire temps and pressures rise while driving.

   - Mike
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