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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What options should I order -- what do you wish you ordered? on: February 22, 2017, 09:11:53 am
"So, you think a single 15,000 BTU unit will cool a 2552 even when the temp tops 100?  I would like to avoid the extra hole in the room and take away from room I might use for Solar that will come with adding a second unit."

Been there in a 30 ft class A, granted more volume but was also better insulated, thicker walls and much thicker roof.  Bottom line, one AC won't keep wife happy in those temps except maybe a no slide 2100.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Intro & order placed for 2552 on: February 19, 2017, 06:44:00 pm
We've needed to extend the front levelers to the max several times,  would guess the tires may be at least 2 maybe 3 inches off the pavement.   Wife is often frustrated with the time it takes to park no matter how many times I explain we must point downhill on a significant slope.  Feel ok if at least one rear tire is firmly planted and chocked.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House batteries on: February 11, 2017, 10:06:00 am
Excellent and informative PBS program about current and future battery technologies,  a must see for anyone considering lithium batteries.  May decide to wait a few years for safest designs coming.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/super-battery.html
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House batteries on: February 10, 2017, 12:58:47 pm
Our two 2 year old batteries need replacing due to being overly discharged so am considering installing a 4 battery pack inside under a bed near the inverter.   Because they'll be within our living space they can't be regular flooded cell batteries that must be vented to outside so  must buy AGM or Gel or Li but wouldn't feel safe yet sleeping ontop potentially explosive Li ion.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2100 driveability on: January 13, 2017, 12:19:24 pm
Personal expectations are important that some folks understand they're built on truck suspensions and just tolerate their ride and handling as Americans used to put up with domestic small cars.  Thankfully competition required manufacturers to improve the cars but untill somebody actually builds motorhomes that ride like SUVs we're stuck with aftermarket mitigations. 
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: January 03, 2017, 11:07:35 am
Just anecdotal, but when our coach batteries were down with engine running the generator wouldn't turn over.  I bought a pocket sized car starter to jump the coach batteries and has plenty of power to start the generator.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bedding for our PC? on: December 19, 2016, 01:30:44 pm
We have the same mattresses as used on the 2552, 68" and 74" long and have great success with standard twin sheets using 3 or 4 elastic mattress clips underneath to take up excess sheeting keeping everything smooth and taught on top.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Compression refridgerator ventilation on: December 15, 2016, 08:59:53 am
PC tends to add options at the end of the build process as described to me when I mentioned our bath window valence and shades fell down.  Seems they installed the valence then later removed it to build a cabinet above we special ordered then reinstalled, just not as well.  Yours may have had an absorption fridge as originally built.  Or maybe they wanted to provide the option of switching to one later.

Please share how you supply sufficient electricity for the residential type fridge. Thanks.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Bad solution to hear TV over too loud A/C on: December 08, 2016, 11:30:11 am
Brilliant son decided to add headphone amp and cables to jack on back of TV, but required removing TV for access.  Now TV rattles due to screws not going back exactly and the wood supports splitting and loosening attachment.  Love him but never should have let him touch our PC.  Anyone else remove and reinstall a TV and need to repair the wood, what did you do?
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Better ride adding air bags on: December 03, 2016, 09:32:00 am
I have the full Kelderman airbag setup for the rear of my PC.  It does help with the ride massively, but also allows me to level the RV and lower/raise it for towing.  I also have bags in my front springs.

Were the rear leaf springs removed or is it the 2-stage setup connecting their rear shackles to the air bag mechanism as shown in the pic in the Kelderman link?  Thanks.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Better ride adding air bags on: December 01, 2016, 05:42:54 pm
Thanks Ron I suspected helper air bags could hurt ride quality.

The Kelderman air bag unhooks a leaf spring shackle from the frame to combine them and first compress the air bag reserving the spring for larger bumps.  No idea if it works as advertised.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Better ride adding air bags on: December 01, 2016, 04:58:18 pm
Anyone add or know someone added rear air bags?  Looking at Kelderman 2-stage rear suspension,  seems should work better than just adding helper air bags as the Firestone or others.

https://kelderman.com/shop/2011-e-350-cutaway-2-stage-rear-air-suspension
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: ? about tow vehicle, need help on: November 27, 2016, 10:28:15 am
If dinghy towing, i.e. without a car dolly and using baseplate and towbar, need to consider the steering wheel lock if present and maybe leave the key in and pull a fuse.  Also must add taillights or adapt existing lighting.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Seat Belts on: November 22, 2016, 03:12:06 pm
Even if you buy a bolted down rear chair as we did, directly behind the passenger seat, should be aware that vehicles of these GVWR, max weight, don't have to be tested for sufficient rear seat anchorage in event of a crash as cars and pickups are by their manufacturers for FMVSS 207/210.  May be one of the reasons PC doesn't sell in Canada.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 22, 2016, 02:48:44 pm
fandj,
How much to swap fans when ordering?  Think we paid $250 (before discount) to add one vent cover.  Also we were told if we swapped brands of TV antenna would not be covered by PC warranty.
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