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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Desired 30A Cord Length? on: May 17, 2017, 10:21:59 am
The total length of cords must be considered especially if running the A/C as motors can be damaged if voltage drops too much.  60 feet is probably the maximum for size 10 wire if could draw near the 30A limit.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: brakes on: May 17, 2017, 08:41:21 am
Heavy Duty is a marketing term that applies to both the E350 and E450 brakes as both are designed for adequate braking loaded to their respective GVWR, 12,500 or 14,500 lbs.  There are probably several small differences which allow the E450 to stop as designed at the higher weight.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Freightliner on: May 09, 2017, 09:52:02 am
I could imagine a 31' PC on this chassis with lighter suspension,  single rear 22.5" wheels at lower tire pressure, and NO rear overhang to sag or swing or require chassis mods to enjoy driving, and would really love an air horn.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: E-bikes? on: May 07, 2017, 08:29:01 pm
Also thinking of an ebike.  Appreciate if anyone heard good or bad about Rad Power.
www.radpowerbikes.com
They offer an aluminum bike with 750w geared motor on rear hub that pedals as a standard bike, they say.  $1500.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2400? on: May 02, 2017, 08:23:48 am
Obviously not most popular floorplan.  Had ours built with twin beds but the rear is mostly standard.  Potty area tight but doable for average size folk and shower works well with flat pan in lieu of tub.  Haven't fallen into stepwell working in kitchen but should have a removable cover.  Should have requested a drawer and pull-out cutting board instead of fold down type. The water tank beneath the sink contributes to rear sag, should be moved forward or choose E450.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Curious as to those of you who down sized on: April 28, 2017, 03:51:06 pm
Been there, done that in 37' and 31' A's for at least 3 months per trip.  Enjoy driving the PC more but not loving it.  If our trips would evolve to longer stops of a week or more could see towing a 25' Airstream behind a Chevy Suburban or Tahoe.  Also could store a trailer closer to our favorite places and longhaul a couple days out of SW Florida before towing.

7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2 AC units in a 2552 on: April 26, 2017, 10:50:16 am
Even the larger A/C on our non-slide works really hard when hot and humid and the fan is super noisy so that we have trouble hearing the TV.   If the smaller unit is quieter and can control 2 of them independently then would be great for the big PCs with slides and am sure they can be put almost anywhere you would want.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Right Rear Mudflap on: April 23, 2017, 10:00:46 am
CAUTION:  Never back up out of a large pothole or over a curb, tire will pinch the mudflap and tear it loose from bracket.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Ron Dittmer or anyone on: April 23, 2017, 09:47:30 am
Could FW tank be source?  Might switch back to pump with tank at low level, if no leak then fill tank and recheck.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 version slide out - a River Runs Thru It? on: April 21, 2017, 12:09:16 pm
Never had an RV that the slide didn't leak some in a big downpour so for that and other reasons didn't get a slide this time and still had waterleaks.  The one from rain was due to lack of sealant at top of wing area and had caused minor damage to woodwork till was discovered during heavy rain and puddled on floor.  The other was total lack of glue to seal the water tank alternative fill hose to tank so would leak every time we filled tank but puddle was also near the shower so was missed for a while.
The answer is more and better quality control testing as people will make mistakes.   Auto companies used to extensively water test till installed robots to perform tasks requiring perfection as glass and body panel sealing.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Inverter location? on: April 16, 2017, 04:35:35 pm
Would like to add a second battery bank primarily to power the inverter reserving the coach batteries for the furnace and other essential 12v loads.  A marine battery switch could feed power to the inverter from either battery bank but probably not appropriate to select Both given different type, age, proximity etc.  But I've yet to locate the inverter,  anyone know?  Thanks.
12  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.
13  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.
14  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
15  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.
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