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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: "After market" HWH Levelers on: September 19, 2016, 11:12:46 pm
Just today had an issue with our HWH levelers, the LF would not retract.  Surprising since they have worked well for 18K miles and over 7 months of camping.
Was able to locate the power/reservoir unit and manually retract it but found the reservoir covered with oil and the breather/fill cap loose so will check the oil level when I can gain better access and obtain their special oil.
Note:  if ever attempting manual retraction make sure you've clearance so won't be pinned when vehicle lowers.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: More battery power, please on: September 17, 2016, 10:08:29 am
Lots of good battery info and feeling better may not have totally ruined ours since don't think rest voltage was below 11v, but how do you correlate rest voltage to what's showing on the meter while playing a dvd knowing DW won't appreciate turning everything off to check.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / More battery power, please on: September 15, 2016, 08:47:52 pm
3rd time this summer could not start generator in the morning.  Wife plays tv and DVDs for several hours in evening and on a cold night the furnace uses the remaining battery power.
Has anyone done a larger battery bank?  Think I need 4 six volts but can they be separated or need to find a new location for battery bank?
Hear should be close to the inverter, is that behind drivers seat on wing wall?
Another option may be to just add a cheaper starter battery for generator, anyone add a 2nd battery underhood or in another location?  Perhaps could be wired in parallel with existing 12 volt battery.
Appreciate your experience or ideas.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC2100 & levelers on: August 22, 2016, 07:16:37 pm
The fridge is biggest concern, needs to be no more than 3.5 degrees out of level front to back and 6 degrees side to side.  Jacks are super convenient when arriving after dark or when raining.  Also actual price is less after factory discount.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Window Awnings on: August 21, 2016, 10:58:54 pm
Best $200 spent.  Absolutely get one for large driver side windows.  I would ask if it could be wider than window by a foot on each end as we still get some bright sunlight at times. 
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Ford Transit RV? on: August 19, 2016, 08:52:19 am
Was recently at PC for service and saw a Transit cutaway chassis with modifications.  Earl said was Kermit's project but didn't have more details of it.  So if you're a fan of smaller motor homes there could be a new alternative available.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Closing front curtains on: August 08, 2016, 10:48:54 pm
Maybe we're sewn that way and have never closed.  There's no trick to it, really.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Thermostat requires rebooting on: August 08, 2016, 09:56:11 pm
Our AC works ok for a while then it just won't turn on no matter how hot it gets inside coach.  The easy fix is to turn off thermostat and turn back on to AC but when it shuts off due to cooling down to the set point then it won't turn back on.  Pulling the fuse for the thermostat for a minute seems to reboot it and then works ok but only temporarily.  Any ideas beside just replacing thermostat?  Thanks.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FANTASTIC FAN on: July 22, 2016, 01:10:13 pm
Dale & Cindy,
Were just there, don't miss Campobello.  If in N Rustico PEI the Blue Mussel Cafe is great, Lobster Supper buffet just ok.  Cabot Trail at Cape Breton lots of construction and little disappointing.  Nova Scotia discourages overnight parking so spent a lot on campgrounds.  Anne & Gilbert musical in Charlottetown worthwhile.  Enjoy.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 110 Volt Power Questions on: July 16, 2016, 03:42:08 pm
About 5 years ago PC made this switch a momentary toggle switch so it needs to be held. However I replaced my momentary switch with an identical on-off switch that I bought at an auto parts store. It pops into same opening and wires pull off old switch and push on to new switch. 5 minute no tools replacement.

When my RV is stored, since my solar arrays charge my house batteries, I leave the switch on so it also keeps the engine battery charged.
Would this be recommended if starting battery and house batteries are of different types?  Flooded and AGM for example?

Also any thoughts on my earlier post regarding inadvertent drains using inverter?  Thanks.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 Questions on: July 15, 2016, 12:22:06 pm
Frequent comment is 2350, 51, and 2400 on E350 sag at rear.  Mine does, so try to park down hill making coach level without deploying jacks.  Suspect it's more due to weight distribution than total but never weighed it.  Sounds like you should consider having it built on E450 and with jacks, can be very convenient at times.
Yes a third captain's chair comes with a lap belt.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 110 Volt Power Questions on: July 15, 2016, 12:09:16 pm
One night Chris was playing the DVD on inverter power and drained the house batteries  so low generator wouldn't start till ran the engine a while but hasn't recurred though she hasn't changed her TV habits.  I'm wondering if source of drain was due to leaving on something like the electric hot water switch, tank heater, or refrigerator on auto/AC.  Does the inverter power any of these?
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 & 2100 with and without slide on: July 15, 2016, 09:16:19 am
Don't see her pics either.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Furnace inquiry on: July 10, 2016, 02:41:58 pm
Had 3 motorhomes and all had/have furnace problems.  The PC would have to be reset after each heating cycle then wouldn't  light at all.  Replaced circuit board and worked briefly but went back to needing to be reset after a cycle.  Replaced blower motor for too high current draw and worked OK for a while but now not reliable needing reset often.  Atwood blaming PC suggesting heat register too close to cold air return overheating furnace or flex ducting too restrictive increasing air pressure overworking motor.  Good luck.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A Billion Questions (2100/2400) on: July 10, 2016, 11:16:09 am
Kate, should join FB closed group "Phoenix Cruiser" for more info and discussion.  We're traveling all summer in our stretched and modified 2400.  We're very comfortable but agree a shorter rv may be better for me who does all the driving.  We opted for twin beds no slide and love it.  We'll be driving thru northern Lake Champlain area early August on way to Thousand Islands area.
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