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151  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
152  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.
153  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?
154  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
155  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
156  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
157  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
158  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding stuff to our 2552 on: March 15, 2015, 09:07:18 pm
Nice job, guys!  Better than what I did, for sure.   Applause for the cup holders....very difficult to manage your gin and tonics when you don't have a dinette in the slide!  We might steal that idea!

For future 2552 owners.....those two cabinets at the foot of each bed are extremely useful.  But, how you want to use them is semi-critical.   Do you want hanging storage for clothing or shelving for folded clothes and/or kitchen equipment, etc?  We use one for long-hanging clothing like coats, etc. the other is general and kitchen storage on shelves (pots/pans, induction cooker, etc). If you know how you want to use those cabinets then the factory could install really nice looking shelving if you need it.  Otherwise, you would need to do what John and I did....measure the space, which is NOT square, find suitable wood, buy it, cut it correctly, stain it, install shelving brackets (hoping they are secure).....well, you get the idea.

Anyway, hope to see ya on the road sometime!

   - Mike and Joni
159  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: How-to Videos - Playlist and looking for more ideas! on: March 10, 2015, 10:19:23 am
Nice!  Great start!  Thanks, Kyle!

    - Mike
160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch on: March 07, 2015, 12:00:59 pm
I checked with my local Ford dealer and they said that Ford does not make a 'switch kit' which they can install.  Time to get creative. Grin
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch on: March 03, 2015, 11:31:41 am
Holly: I believe the info is current.  The request form indicates an expiration of 10/31/2016 I don't think the installation of the switch would be a big deal at all for the Ford dealer.  There is already a space for the switch on the dash and from what I understand the switch is just plugged into the module behind the dash.  I'll post results when I get it done.

Bob/Ron:  Thanks for the info. 

    - Mike
162  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch on: March 01, 2015, 10:11:04 pm
Interesting what I found out about this issue.  My initial concern was transporting a grandchild in our PC.  There is technically no 'back seat', like a car.  Our 'back seats' are a EuroLounger with no seat belt (and not solidly mounted to the rig), and our sofa which has seat belts but is not situated to accommodate a child seat facing the rear of the rig.

Anyway, I looked around for info regarding adding an on-off switch for the passenger side air bag and found out that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration needs to authorize it.  There is a brochure which must be read (DOT HS 808 629) and a form that needs to be filled out (DOT HS 603) certifying that I read the brochure.  They then send me an authorization letter that I can take to an authorized dealer or installer.  However, there is no guarantee that the dealer or installer would be willing to install it. [The form and brochure can be found on]

Life would be so much easier if I didn't like kids!   shrug

   - Mike
163  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 01, 2015, 02:04:53 pm
Welcome!  We hope you like yours as much as we like ours!  Joni and I (and our two little dogs) put 9500 miles on our 2552 last year and found it very comfortable, versatile and easy to manage.

Interesting that you are from Palm Springs (with so many RV's and motorhomes around) and settled on a relatively little-known PC.  Good luck and don't hesitate to post your questions, ideas, modifications, etc.!!

   - Mike and Joni
164  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Questions on: February 21, 2015, 11:19:31 am
We own a 2552 and have taken it over a number of grades (max of about 7%) without a problem.  We tow a heavy Ford Edge (about 4600 lbs)  Unless we got a running start at some of the steeper climbs we could only manage about 40 mph for short periods.  The descents were all very easy using tow/haul mode.

I wouldn't want to be without the leveling jacks.  I can't imagine using (and storing) leveling blocks over and over.

    - Mike
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Passenger Airbag Deactivation Switch on: February 19, 2015, 10:06:56 pm
Has anyone added a passenger airbag deactivation switch to their rig, after purchase?  From what I gather it is an option on a new E450 and only runs about $25.  It is a key switch that uses the ignition key.

I'm assuming one couldn't just add a fuse disconnect switch since I didnt find a fuse for just the passenger airbag.

    - Mike
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