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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Safe for valuables on: February 21, 2015, 10:31:17 am
We will send you a private message on the safe!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Questions on: February 21, 2015, 10:25:39 am
Ron and Linda

We would be glad to show you our rig anytime after 3/28.  We live n Highland, MI not that far from you.  We have a 2012 2551, very similar to a 2552.  We did have a 2008 2350.  We picked up both of our units at the factory and go to that area often.  It is a pleasant drive and a nice day in the Shipshewana area. 

We have been from the east coast to the west coast and have never had a problem on any of the roads with either unit.  Yes, we highly recommend the HWH leveling jacks.  We made three pages of changes to our second unit and it is perfect for us.  We spend about 4 to 5 months out of the year living in it.

Barry and Sue
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cold Weather Camping on: February 21, 2015, 05:52:05 am
Hi Debra,

  Congrats on your PC.  Great suggestions from everyone.  If we do encounter some unexpected cold nights as we did in FL the last two days, we make sure we have an ample supply of fresh water in the fresh water tank and disconnect and drain the fresh water hose.
   If we are in travel mode as we are when we leave MI and head to Fl, we do not dewinterize until we get into warmer weather, usually GA.  We carry a jug of water with us to use as a toilet flush while we are still winterized.
   Enjoy your travels.

4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rooftop cable anchors on: January 28, 2015, 08:41:07 am

In the past I used a magnet mounted antenna but decided to go to a permanently mounted antenna because I too could not think of a good anchor for the cable without drilling a hole or cutting into the side wall or roof.   The only way I could find was to use a fender mount and run the cable through the engine compartment into cab.

I now use my magnet mount on the car and the permanent mount on the PC.  Both can be easily removed when not needed.

Here is a link to a previous post,1451.0.html

5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 Sofa Modification on: January 25, 2015, 12:43:05 pm
That looks really nice.  We replaced ours in our 2551 with one that looks very similar.  Enjoy your new sofa.
6  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Snowbirds on: January 17, 2015, 08:04:56 pm
We are true snowbirds

1.  Travel from Michigan
2.  Florida
3.  Jan, Feb, Mar
4.  13 years
5.  Yes
6.  No, we travel throughout the rest of the year or we camp with friends and family in Michigan!

7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Batteries are not charging while plugged into 110? on: January 12, 2015, 11:38:21 am
We have a 2012 with xantrex pro inverter XM1800.  The manual says the E - 02 is for under-voltage shutdown.  It then says disconnect from the load and recharge the batteries.  As was suggested I would check to make sure the switch at the door is in the charging mode.   If the light is on it does not indicate that it is in the charge mode.  I usually press the switch to the "use" mode and this turns on the charging portion of the circuit.  Also check all the 12 volt fuses in the circuit panel.

8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Interior light covers on: January 12, 2015, 11:29:13 am
We have a 2012 with the light fixtures that have a dim and bright setting.  When we were at the factory we asked them to show us how to remove the light covers.  Doug showed us that we just have to carefully press in the sides near the top and they are then able to be removed.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HELP! Need hot water on: December 21, 2014, 08:49:16 pm

I think the red light is a failure condition and indicates a failure to ignite.

Here is a link to a site that has the installation/operation manual for the Atwood water heater.  This might give you an insight to your problem.


10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HELP! Need hot water on: December 21, 2014, 07:44:40 pm

You are getting good advice.  There are three valves an inlet valve, an outlet valve and the bypass valve.  Make sure the inlet and outlet valves are open and the bypass valve is closed.  This way cold water goes into the tank, gets heated and then comes out of the tank.  The bypass valve is in the center and that needs to be closed and the other two open.


11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swapping out the inverter... on: December 19, 2014, 07:38:39 pm

Here is a link to the Tripp Lite 2000 W Inverter/Converter owners manual just in case your unit did not come with a manual.  This looks like the Inverter/Converter we had in our 2008 2350 but can not confirm it is the sme model number.


12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Swapping out the inverter... on: December 19, 2014, 10:49:36 am
The Xantrex inverter used in the newer PC's monitors the 120AC power (generator or shore power).  Only when it is turned on and AC power falls below 90V will the inverter supply 120V (MSW).   I'm not sure how the older Tripp Lite works. 

13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Levelers being balky on: December 16, 2014, 11:02:43 am
I had reason to call HWH once and found them to be helpful.  I find the manufacturer a good source of information for undocumented error conditions.  Here is the number for HWH support perhaps they will be able to answer all your questions.

563-724-3396 or 800-321-3494

14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Noisy inverter....anyone? on: November 30, 2014, 01:52:23 pm
The first thing I would think of is the inverter fan.  Usually these are muffin fans, you can get them at a reasonable price at an electronic store.  If you go to an RV shop they are generally more expensive.

If you hear like a high pitched whine, a constant squeak or shrill sound then I would suspect a bearing in the fan. 
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help. TV/DVD, under kitchen sink and GCFI not working. on: November 30, 2014, 12:59:52 pm

I had the same problem last year.  Here is a link to my fix.,1761.msg13548.html#msg13548

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