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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hydraulic Jack (HWH) Issue -- Anyone?? on: May 09, 2014, 11:34:30 am
Chuck:

You'll probably need to do a bit of troubleshooting to see if it's a hydraulic problem, or a bad magnet or switch, or a control board.  If any of the jacks extend even 1/4-1/2 inch, for any reason the lights will come on.  I would guess that they would look like they were fully stored, when they might not be.  Here is an short except from the HWH troubleshooting manual for my model:

"Each jack has a two wire magnetic warning switch. The switch is located on top of the jack. There is a magnet inside the jack. The contacts of the switch close when the jack has extended approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch. The contacts open when the jack is retracted. The white wire in the harness supplies a ground to the switch and the black wire carries a ground signal to the control box when the jack is extended and the switch contacts are closed."

Here is a link to the HWH Manuals and troubleshooting guides:

http://www.hwhcorp.com/service34.html

   - Mike
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Blu-Ray DVD player failure on: May 07, 2014, 01:20:27 am
Bruce:

Are you talking about the BluRay player over the third chair?  If so, ours is pretty easy to remove.  The unit has like a glue tape under the two front corners.  If I lift the unit up a bit (not much room, but it does move) and pull it forward it will come loose of the glue tape.  Then you can easily slide it out and look at the connections.  There is enough cable/cord there to get it out enough to see what's going on.

  - Mike
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: May 06, 2014, 09:43:08 am
Costco seems to be a Michelin dealer.  I've ordered tires from them before online and they ship them to the local store for installation.  Wonder if they still have stock?

   - Mike
64  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: May 06, 2014, 09:25:47 am
I wonder if this may be the effect of using a dry wash type of cleaner?  Diamond Shield says they do not recommend any type of dry wash cleaner, since they are designed for non-porous surfaces.... and a paint protection film is porous.

The DS website says this about removal:
Removing the Diamond Shield can be accomplished by starting at one corner and slowly peeling back. A heat gun may be used to facilitate the removal.

   - Mike
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar installation on: May 04, 2014, 11:57:12 am
Kermit, definitely.  Even Earl could probably send you some schematics/drawings, or even a short video of the areas you are looking at.

There is a new model 2450 for sale on the PC web page that apparently has solar.  It doesn't show the panels, but does show a control/monitor panel in one of the pictures (I think it's right near the main coach door stairwell). Wonder what equipment they use and how they ran the wiring for that.

  - Mike
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Right Mirror on: May 04, 2014, 11:50:55 am
For me, the shorter mirrors work out fine enough.  What I generally want to see more than I can right now is where traffic is located in the lanes next to me, but farther back.  Like a truck or fast moving car when I'm planning a lane change.

I've read that many of those 'attachment' type mirrors, due to how they are mounted, vibrate or bounce enough to make them a less than attractive option....(hard to see stuff when the mirror is shaking)

The huge awning is one of our favorite things about the PC.  One of the folks who was shopping for PC's and came to look at our rig was wondering if the factory could install an awning without the supports/rails along the side of the rig.  Apparently he had previous rigs without the supports and preferred them.

        - Mike
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Right Mirror on: May 03, 2014, 11:57:31 pm
There are also options for side view cameras, both wired and wireless.  Here is just one type/example....

http://www.amazon.com/Voyager-VCCSIDRGP-Right-Camera-Paintable/dp/B0061MNIPK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1399175677&sr=1-1&keywords=Voyager+side+view+camera

   - Mike
68  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Minnesota/North Dakota on: April 30, 2014, 08:57:07 pm
Um....Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota?

Recommended to me a few months ago are two scenic byways....perhaps something on those routes?

http://stcroixscenicbyway.org/

http://www.lakecountryscenicbyway.com/

   - Mike
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacement Backup Monitors on: April 28, 2014, 09:51:53 pm
Can't be much help, but here is the monitor installed on our PC late last year....

http://store.sony.com/a-v-monitor-zid27-XVMB62/cat-27-catid-EOL-Car-Marine

    - Mike
70  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: April 27, 2014, 03:22:33 pm

1. Yes, with sofa
2. No problems
3. Yes, definitely.  The extra breathing space is necessary.
4. Yes, definitely. 
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: April 26, 2014, 07:29:40 pm
Yay!  I'm sure you'll like it.  I would take a good look at the optional case though.  You may find it too big and may want to make your own or find an alternative.  Magma makes such great products.  I also love their nesting pans.

  - Mike
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: April 26, 2014, 06:37:55 pm
John/Holly:

Yes, it works with the low pressure side of things.  The type 3 regulator is actually a control valve for low pressure.  A type 1 regulator allows you to use those little canisters.  Here's the link to the actual site where you can read about it, and the link to the manual is on the right side of the page.

http://www.magmaproducts.com/Products/Marine_Products/Gas_Barbeque_2/Adventurer_Series/A10-603/a10-603.html

- Mike
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: April 26, 2014, 01:11:00 pm
Well, I've been using my BBQ during trips for a while now and can say that it's a really nice piece of equipment.  It is a Magma model a10-603 w/optional Magma LPG hose kit model a10-225 and type 3 regulator.  This is the RV model with flip out legs, not the boat model with boat mounts.  It is high quality stainless steel, but light and easy to clean. It weighs about 15.5 lbs and is 22.6"x14.8"x13.3".  The grill surface is 9"x18".  The size may look to be too small for some folks, but it is a bit deceptive.  I've cooked enough for four easily on the thing.....lobster tails, steak, burgers, corn, asparagus. It puts out lots of heat and I have had no problems with moderate wind so far.



I also purchased the carry/storage bag, and I have to say that it is well oversized.  You can also store utensils, hoses and regulators (LP bottles too) in it.  Since I have an LP gas connection of the side of the rig and don't carry bottles, the BBQ and hoses with storage bag fit nicely in the top shelf of the rear passenger side storage compartment.  Without the bag, it takes up lots less space.

I paid about $160 for the BBQ alone on Amazon, but it is also available at Sears, Camping World, etc.  Highly recommended!

I've also used the grill mats that you can get from QVC or Amazon.  They can be cut to size and they're reversible, reusable and washable.  What I like is that it keeps the grill cleaner, grill marks still come through and you can easily grill small or thin things like veggies.

   - Mike
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How and where to mount a larger GPS? on: April 26, 2014, 11:23:04 am
Looks about perfect to me!  Much better than trying to fool with the suction cup on the windshield, or the cup holder mounts.  I'm careful (picky) about permanent type installations, but it's in the right location for me, and out of the way of most of the other 'stuff' like radio, fan switches, etc.  Yup...gunna hafta do this!

  - Mike
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 26, 2014, 07:29:13 am
I can't say for sure at this point...just started looking at the remote cameras for a possible future add-on.  I would imagine the standard monitor would work, I'm not sure the standard wiring from the camera to the monitor would work, and I'm sure you'd need a different camera.  There are wired and wireless options out there and I would have liked to have the wired variety.  Wireless can be installed after the fact, but appears to cost a bit more and may not be as reliable.....but this is just from preliminary research I've done, not first hand or even second hand knowledge.

  - Mike
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