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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2006 2551 offered in Mobile AL on: October 02, 2013, 08:24:34 am
For anyone interested, I came across a craigslist ad for a "wide body" 2006 2551 with "fiberglass front and end caps" in Mobile AL.  Please delete if this violates the rules.  Mark
77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rubber Floor Mat on: September 30, 2013, 08:33:31 am
When I heard about this mat, I was anxious to get to my Ford dealer to order it.  However, looking at the pictures, I see this is what is already installed in my 2013 2552.  Interesting.   I may pull it up and see if I can add some insulation under it or put something else on top.

I pulled the cowling yesterday and there is a foil backed insulation product attached to the inside of the doghouse.  It looks like there is plenty of room to add more insulation except maybe near the exhaust.  I think this will be my first project.
78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ENGINE COWLING on: September 30, 2013, 08:27:46 am
I pulled mine off yesterday to see about adding some insulation.  It slides back easily enough.  Be careful about pulling on the cup holder for leverage.  The cup holder section is a drop in held by adhesive caulk.  On mine the adhesive didn't bond and I snapped one of the 2 seating tabs (that did bond) when I lifted the cowling and the holder popped off.  The view under the cowling shows you just how little separates you from the engine, transmission and pavement!
79  Main Forum / Photos / Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham AL on: September 29, 2013, 10:35:34 pm
Camping at Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, AL.

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80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rubber Floor Mat on: September 25, 2013, 08:42:12 am
Thanks for posting this.  I'm taking my PC to the Ford dealer next week to investigate my vibration and I'm going to see if he can order this mat for me.  I'm also going to see about insulating the doghouse and see if I can make the inside a little quieter when running down the road. Mark
81  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: September 24, 2013, 10:59:27 am
Our dogs were a primary driver in getting an RV.  We frequently travel on long weekends to dog trials with Winston and Griffin, our Glen of Imaal terrors (no misprint), to earthdog, agility, obedience, tracking, rally, and barnhunt events.  No, you probably have never heard of a Glen of Imaal terrier as they are the 157th least popular akc breed.  We like to say our dogs are better behaved than 99% of children we meet.  They are used to traveling and Winston generally rides shotgun.  He finds the captain chair is to his liking.  We don't crate them during travel based on the controversial thinking that if we are in a severe accident and they are ejected, being crated probably won't save them.  Mark
82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What is in the box between the propane tank and the frame? on: September 24, 2013, 10:46:43 am
Bob commented that he thought the box by the propane tank was the HWH leveler system.  On my unit, I don't think that is right because it was all lit up with 5 or 6 leds and I didn't have the leveler system turned on.  I only noticed the lights on when I was running the generator and thought perhaps this was the transfer switch and the led's somehow indicate what the power source is.  Mark
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Insulating the doghouse on: September 23, 2013, 06:26:59 pm
I did a search on insulating the cab floor and doghouse and didn't find much.  Has anyone tried lining the doghouse with hushmat or a similar sound/heat insulation material?  It's pretty noisy in the cab area especially when the tranny downshifts at high rpms.  Thanks, Mark
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Another sani con tank flushing question on: September 23, 2013, 06:24:20 pm
Thanks for advice here, I hosed down my black water tank with city water hooked up on the sani con panel.  After one rinse, the black water tank now reads empty instead of 1/3 full when it's empty.  Thank you.

On the sani con panel there is also a button for the coach water pump.  I assume if I open the rinse valve and hit this pump button, I'll flush the tanks with onboard water?  Thanks, Mark
85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What is in the box between the propane tank and the frame? on: September 23, 2013, 06:16:24 pm
I was told to hold the remote start/stop button in the stop position, light comes on, and then move the switch to the start position when the light goes out.  On the first attempts, it will start or try to start and after a few seconds, stop.  I'll tinker with priming it a little bit longer.  I hate to run the starter any longer than necessary.

I found the altitude adjustment and it is properly set at sea level.  I also accidently hit the start button on the genset when wiping up excess oil.  It was unexpected and scared the $%#& out of me!

The box on the other side of the propane tank is not the leveling system.  It was all lit up when the levelers were not activated.  These motorhomes have a lot of parts!  Mark
86  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: September 23, 2013, 06:06:53 pm
I have a vibration in my 2552 that I can feel and hear in the seat of my pants b/w 60 and 65 mph.  I had the tires balanced and it didn't help.  Today, I had a mechanic from the tire store (they do brakes, exhaust and other work) ride with me and he moved around the cabin as I drove.  He isolated the vibration to the front of the vehicle and he thinks it is a driveline issue.  The recommendation is to take it to my ford dealer and let him troubleshoot it.  I'll work on that next week.  He continued to say that if I can't get satisfaction from the ford dealer (hopefully under warranty), bring it back and they had a mechanic that would hookup sensors to the underbelly and he would monitor the vibration on a computer as it was driven.  If they can do it here in podunkville, they can do it where you live.  Maybe something to check out.  Mark
87  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: September 22, 2013, 10:48:58 pm
Tell me about the rubber mat they installed.  I think I could use one of those.  Mark
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / What is in the box between the propane tank and the frame? on: September 22, 2013, 05:23:24 pm
I changed the oil today in both the genset and the engine.  While checking for leaks, I noticed a box with a clear plastic panel facing forward beside the propane tank that had a row of 4 red led lights at the bottom  With the generator running, the first light was blinking and the rest were solid.  Is this the transfer switch for the shore power/genset?  What do the lights signify?  Why is the plastic panel facing forward where it is more likely to be struck and broken by stones?

I also noticed that my genset takes about 3 attempts before it fires up.  I hold the switch in the prime position until the light goes out and then rotate it to the start position.  Is this normal?  Once it starts, it runs fine.

Thanks, Mark
89  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: PC Current Draw on: September 21, 2013, 10:48:43 am
Barry, this is extremely useful information to me.  Thank you for posting. I have a question regarding the 1 amp draw with batteries at full charge.  Is this the draw of the battery charger providing a trickle maintenance charge to the house batteries?   Also, is there any way to turn off the battery charger if you need to use this one amp somewhere else?  I don't know where it is located.  Thanks, Mark
90  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Oops. Where can I get a replacement light? on: September 21, 2013, 10:41:12 am
I went to Advanced Auto, O'Reilly's and Discount Auto looking for a duplicate sidelight without success.  The O'Reilly staff recommended I try Tractor Supply. I went there and found a Blazer trailer light with a slightly different lens but it fit the base perfectly.
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