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151  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Single A/C vs. Dual A/C on: July 15, 2015, 10:34:48 pm
We have a 2552 with one A/C which we upgraded to a 15000 BTU Coleman unit.  A non-scientific study in our PC seems to indicate that the A/C can cool the rig down up to 25 degrees on the hottest days.....if we are careful with not leaving the doors open, ensuring the shades are down, ensuring the a/c is started early in the day, etc.  We have 50 amp service and if I had to do it all again I would keep the 50 amps and the Coleman unit, and add a second A/C.  Mostly because we would want to do some traveling in hotter climates at times (or may find ourselves there) like Arizona in July when it's 110 in the shade.  But, that's just us. 

   - Mike
152  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: DC power Use and Store switch on: July 11, 2015, 09:00:43 am
Hasn't happened to us yet, and I won't be much help here except to suggest calling Kermit or the Intellitec RV products technical helpline (Mark Bayus 419 965 3014). Probably a long shot since it is the weekend and all.

   - Mike
153  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Adventure Anywhere - A New Adventure on: July 08, 2015, 11:04:54 am
Congrats Ron!  She's a beauty.

We had our first grandchild, Charlie, last August and took her on her first RV camping trip (fairly locally) a couple weeks ago.  She loved it!  You're gonna have a whole lotta fun!

  - Mike
154  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rescreening the Coach screen door on: June 28, 2015, 09:45:45 am
Not sure if yours is the same, but ours is a Stowaway screen door.  Liftco is the frame and coach door.

Stowaway is apparently made/sold by a number of companies (Stowett, Lorge).  There are mobile screen repair companies all over the place ( for instance) and kits available to fix small holes at places like Home Depot, Ace, Lowes (

I'd suggest calling Kermit, as Sue suggested.....he might have material that can be replaced.

   - Mike
155  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 25, 2015, 09:41:04 am
Welcome Gretchen!  I'm sure you'll be a happy camper in your PC.  When we first got our rig I couldn't understand how folks just jump right into full-timing....but after living in ours on and off I definitely get it now.  Very nice, mostly easy life and no house upkeep!  Of course, Holly and John make it seem easy! 

   - Mike
156  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: HWH levelers not retracting on: June 19, 2015, 07:36:29 pm
Well, I just looked this up on the HWH website.  They only recommend cleaning the jack rod with soap and water or WD40, or lubing with WD40 depending on the situation.  They actually state that if silicone has been used then one should clean off the silicone with WD40.  It appears their stance is that the jack rod/cylinder itself should be clean but not necessarily lubed.  They do state there are other points which should be lubed with WD40.

Here is the FAQ link:
Here is the document link:

- Mike

157  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: HWH levelers not retracting on: June 16, 2015, 05:55:48 pm
I've had the same problem for a few months now (front right jack not extending on the first couple tries). Finally decided to try Dick's method and it works wonderfully.  No more frustration and much more playtime. 

- Mike
158  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Another one for the checklist... on: June 16, 2015, 05:51:05 pm
Our PC's generator exhaust pipe is held up by a u-bolt which is attached to the generator frame with a 2 inch piece of rubber of some type.  The rubber on ours broke on the way home from our last trip and wasn't really noticeable until I was giving the rig a once over preparing for another trip.  The u-bolt was also pretty rusty.  This is an easy fix if you can squeeze in there, but not something one would normally check routinely.

   - Mike
159  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Air not working on: June 07, 2015, 01:47:18 pm
We had a larger A/C unit installed when our 2552 was built.  Opted for the Coleman Mach8 which has a low profile and increased capacity (15,000 btu vs. 13,500 btu). We also opted for the standard A/C, not the heat pump version.  Although we do have 50 amp service on our rig the unit will run off the standard PC generator.  If you intend on researching this unit Coleman has them built by Airxcel, so a search on both may help.

    - Mike
160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problem on: June 03, 2015, 10:15:42 pm
You might want to see if the campground/park can accommodate you in that original site until you can figure it out.....usually they can, especially in a case like this.  They might also have a good mechanic on call that you can use to check out the slide.

While it could be something serious, it could also be as simple as an extraneous screw from the factory that got caught up in the mechanism and just popped loose.  We had half a hardware stores worth of screws left in the cabinets and under the beds, etc. by the factory.

   - Mike
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Facebook users and Phoenix Cruiser on: May 27, 2015, 10:15:41 pm
An easy to use app with ability to easily post (much larger) pictures would be more desirable to me than the forum here, but for us Facebook is far from ideal, for many reasons.

   - Mike
162  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Poor Handling on our 2013 2100 on: May 17, 2015, 02:46:14 pm
Lots of previous discussion here regarding handling.

Our 2552 (as with most unloaded rigs) had some handling issues.  After loading it close to what would be considered 'full' for us on a normal trip we had it aligned.  Very much improved thereafter.  We also added a Safe-T-Plus steering control/stabilizer which took care of windy conditions, passing trucks and hopefully added stability in case of a flat tire.  Driving was very comfortable on our coast to coast trip last year.

   - Mike
163  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552-----These mattresses have to go on: May 11, 2015, 09:08:05 pm
Well, I guess I should throw this one into the mix as well....Sleepnumber Bed For RV's.
164  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cleaning Ultraleather on: May 11, 2015, 12:10:58 am
Thanks for the tip!  Going into my growing list of odd or unusual PC problems/remedies .

    - Mike
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cable box on: May 07, 2015, 07:54:24 pm
Our cable line goes right into the tv and we use the TV controls to switch between antenna, av, cable, etc.  No special cable boxes.

   - Mike
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