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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rather be camping? on: October 21, 2012, 02:05:58 pm
I could not agree with that statement so I wrote something else.  I can have a very good day at work, and bad day camping, though most often reveresed which is why I wish I could retire.

I retire at 52 because I could, and would happily have worked another 10 if I could have found a job doing what I was doing.

It ain't all it's cracked up to be.
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: (outside) water drain "faucet," etc. on: October 19, 2012, 12:23:42 pm
I think the turning portion just pops out the top.  Very easy to replace without messing with the rest of the fitting and all

It can as you say be removed, but in Tulsa, among 2-3 RV dealers I was never able to find a replacement part (taken from a new one) that didn't drip-to-outright leak.  Finally found one that with a few wraps of teflon tape worked okay.  At least it solved the problem.  Replacing the entire valve body was a pretty good project on an '07.
Hard to get to under the bed behind the tank, about 5-6 inches to work in.
63  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pads for slide out rollers on: October 06, 2012, 07:46:17 pm
Had to do that in a carpeted rig too, except there were tracks, then indentations where the slide stopped , and on one side black residue from the rollers I guess.
64  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New Cabinet behind driver's seat in our 2910 on: October 06, 2012, 07:43:45 pm
Did you send in the measurements?  I would bet it won't be long before PC copies that.  Good job.
65  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: America the Beautiful Senior Pass on: October 02, 2012, 11:30:00 pm
And the entrance fees have gone up.  I figure with the pass we saved something on the order of $125 in 3 weeks and several NP's.  The biggest plus for me is that while cash customers line up there seems to be an automatic card reader lane or a pass lane with virtually no waiting.
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: September 29, 2012, 02:52:04 pm


It seems to me that it would take more power to just leave the steps out rather than every time you open the door the steps come out and you close it and they go back in.  Does anyone know how much the steps draw when they are out? Or how much it takes to move the steps out and back when the button is not pushed?



It doesn't take any power to leave the steps out, a limit switch cuts power when the step reaches the, well, "limit".
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: September 28, 2012, 11:35:14 am
If the dead starter battery is in the same coach with the leveler problem (I did not back check the threads) I would suspect that there is still a problem with how that leveler control box is wired (you can check that control for power underneath the coach, power lights will be on and visible through the plex'g cover, it would not necessarily show up on the operator panel in the cab if it is mis-wired). 

Easy way to see what the current draw is would be to unhook the positive side of the coach battery and put an amp meter in series with whatever load is present when everything is supposed to be shut off. 

If the load is higher than 10 amps the fuse in the meter will blow to protect the meter.  If that fuse blows you have a major problem that could cause major damage.

If it is just a parasitic load then you have to determine what is on that should not be and correct it. 

Another, not recommended way, is to time the discharge rate, from a fully charged battery and then determine what uses that amount of power in an idle state, and then correct that condition.
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fridge not working... on: September 19, 2012, 09:28:30 pm
Try holding the mode button down (2 seconds IIRC) to reset the electronic board and make sure you have airflow over the fins inside the frig.
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: drawer glides in PC 2350 on: August 26, 2012, 01:27:10 pm
I remade the plastic brackets out of 12ga sheet metal and that pretty much solved the problem.  I will say the tight space to work in made measurements and installation a joy, though.
70  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Add a sprayer to your toilet on: August 24, 2012, 01:36:37 pm
If you take the shower spray head off and pass the hose through the ring retainer, then put the shower head back on the hose, the shower hose/head becomes long enough to use for the purpose.  Easy-peasy.
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: August 20, 2012, 11:34:44 am
I ran into a stack of those in my dealers accessories at the end of the year ('11) for $15 apiece.  Could not make up my mind and when I did, and went back to get two a week later nary a one left. 
72  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: E-450 break-in using a ScanGauge on: August 20, 2012, 11:26:02 am
For what it's worth I bought my PC E-450 with ~17K on it and sold at 31K and I really felt that the engine was only then achieving being properly broken in from smoothness and power perspective.  No proof, just a feeling that the mileage was also improving.
73  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Battery Charging on: August 15, 2012, 12:33:00 pm
Perfect place to use the Scan Guage, it will read those pesky codes, clear them, and report tranny temps.
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I think I have a brilliant idea on: August 08, 2012, 07:23:33 pm
Well shucks, I showed my PC to two potential customers, both made offers and one took it home with him and the toad too.  Sorry about the referral.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric tow hitch on: August 08, 2012, 03:13:16 pm
Hey, don't jump down my butt, I just saw it in motor home and passed it along.     pulling hair out pulling hair out

Not jumping on you Billy, thanks for the info.  Dancing for sure on the premise.

The longer the lever the more rotational force that is going to be introduced into the hitch platform and attendant increase in the stretch of the rear bolts of the hitch.  Those bolts have theoretically been stretched by tightening/torquing to spec and we want to stretch them somemore? Also the hitch introduces some shear angles into the bolts that I am guessing were not allowed for in the original design.
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