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1  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / 3-way water-fill valve tip on: August 15, 2017, 06:09:42 pm
Got my honey-do list done at Phoenix today.  Doug was awesome and very patient with all my questions.  One of my problems was that my water pump was cycling every few minutes, but I had no evidence of a leak.  This may have been posted elsewhere, but in case not or in case someone missed it, Doug gave me a very good tip.  Whether you operate off of your tank/water-pump when parked or hook up to city water, be sure to relieve the pressure out of your water system (by opening a faucet while the pump is off until you get a trickle or less) before you switch the 3-way water-fill valve to another position, like you do when you need to fill your water tank.  Apparently the new valve they are putting on their rigs is better than the old one, but it is still important to relieve the pressure and it will last you longer and give you less headache down the road.

As an aside, Phoenix raised their hourly labor rate to $80 recently.  Still a deal to have someone intimately familiar with your rig work on it should you be in the general neighborhood.

As a second aside, apologies to the people with the the cute gray dog when we rounded a corner after a stroll and my dog lunged for yours.  Very sorry.  Her manners stink.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Spare tire key orientation on: July 18, 2017, 06:46:08 pm
What a timely question!
For the first time in three years of ownership, I had to access the spare tire compartment today (with great hopes in my heart that the tire was indeed in there).
Horizontal is locked.  So, yes, turn to unlock it.
Then pull the handle out and, yes, turn it lefty-loosey like a screw and it will gradually loosen the cap to the point where you can lift it off.  The trick is to keep turning until the cap is free.

3  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Keyless Door Lock on: July 09, 2017, 08:58:36 pm
When my house door acted out and locked me outside of its own accord (my keys inside), an RV repairman staying at the campground used his master key to get me back in.  What I don't understand is the second lock or security bolt, whatever they call it.  It uses the same key as the regular lock next to it.  Where is the additional security in the (apparently very common) case of someone who has a master key?  Thanks for posting the useful info.  Smile
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 21, 2017, 09:43:47 am
Llamas!  Wow!
Welcome.  It sounds like you have great expertise outside of the typical box.  Enjoy your preparations and we look forward to any questions and contributions!
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Utah journey on: April 30, 2017, 11:19:06 am
Snow! Wow!
As for your step, there is a bolt at the bottom of the door that you can adjust outward so that it makes more firm contact with the button thingy at the bottom of wall there.  A faster fix is to put a layer or two or so of paper towel between the two when you close the door so that the button is more firmly pressed.  A longer term fix is to have a switch installed that can totally disable that step, so that you can disable it when driving.  I'm not sure, but I think the switch simply disconnects battery power to the step (the factory installed it for me after my third visit there and constant problems with the step).
Continue to enjoy a safe journey!
6  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: electrically operated dump valve on: April 29, 2017, 02:52:29 pm
Wow, that's some bad luck.  I'm glad you are OK, though!
When I broke my macerator, the electric valves still worked.  I was wondering if I could bypass them and do everything manually, though, so I called Phoenix and spoke to Kermit.  He said it would be possible to pull those valves on the black and gray tanks manually but it would be really hard and you could possibly damage the motor in the electric valve system.  Besides, I would have to crawl way far underneath to get to one of them.  So, basically, is there any way you can at least repair the part that got damaged that affects the electric valves?  I hadn't realized it, but it is a separate device from the Sanicon system even though they occupy the same compartment.  If you can't and you absolutely have to manually dump before getting somewhere where they can fix things, then, yes, you can pull those valves out yourself if you are strong and desperate enough.
Good luck!
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Right Rear Mudflap on: April 25, 2017, 07:56:05 am
 Or just don't back up onto the blocks.  Figure out where you want them, position the rig a little back from that, place the blocks, then pull onto them forwards. Cheer
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Ron Dittmer or anyone on: April 22, 2017, 10:00:11 pm
Have you checked the fittings on the pipes behind the shower to make sure none have come loose?  You access them through a panel on the other side of the shower wall at the head of the bed.  You have to take off the mattress and the bed platform board to really get in there.  Underneath those pipes it is open to the corrugated material that runs under the floor so if there is a leak at that spot, the water will run into that outside storage compartment.  Good luck and let us know what you find.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 14, 2017, 06:22:37 pm
Hi Freckles,
If you decide to try a brand other than Sanicon, you might want to talk to Phoenix first to make sure it will work with how they have things set up.  I bottomed out a while back and broke my macerator.  Have been using the manual dump system since.  I asked Phoenix about changing to the new macerator they are using (quieter and faster) but was told that it would be really hard to retrofit into the way they have things set up for the Sanicon system.  Would hate to see you buy something and then when someone tries to install it they run into trouble.
Good luck!
P.S. I've gotten so used to the manual dump routine and have enjoyed not worrying about when/if the macerator might break that I think I might just leave things the way they are.  If it hadn't come as standard equipment, I wouldn't have gotten it in the first place.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What does your Phoenix weigh? on: April 12, 2017, 04:06:59 pm
Thanks for posting your weight details, Larry.  Looks like you have plenty of room to spare to load up that outside storage compartment!  As to the difference on our driver's side, I'm not sure how much the slide mechanism and materials all weigh, but I probably make up for some of that by cramming more stuff into my storage compartments, which are roomier without the slide.  Since my rear is closer to max than the front, I have all of my heavy stuff under the dinette benches and in the overhead cabinets on that side.  Heaven forbid those doors ever pop open on a big bump.  If things come flying out, they're liable to keep right on flying through and out the house door! 
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 31, 2017, 08:33:25 pm
Welcome, Wayne Prince.  Sorry I don't have any insight into your electrical/battery problems.  Hopefully someone here will have something concrete to contribute.  Meanwhile, I just wanted to say,  Grin W e l  Smile c o m e  Cheers
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Two PC's on the same day? on: March 24, 2017, 07:57:18 am
It's springtime.  They're migrating.   Cheer
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Every little bit of storage counts on: March 18, 2017, 09:03:38 am
A neighborly nod and a thank you to you, Ron.   Cheers
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Every little bit of storage counts on: March 17, 2017, 10:00:52 pm
GREAT suggestion!  (I've never even looked in there.)  Grin
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Customizations on new 2552 on: March 16, 2017, 09:17:38 am
Wow!  Beautiful rig and some really well thought out modifications.  May you enjoy many wonderful years toodling down the road.  Thanks for posting the pictures.
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