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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Problem with Choice Protection Plan on: May 18, 2010, 05:46:00 pm
Hello,
I hope someone might have a tip or two on two repair bills I recently had.

I have a 2006 PC with so many problems (I would not have space here to mention them!) they pop out every month.  Anyway, recently my generator stopped working and after taking it to Cummings service center in Missoula while on the trip (they said they are certified to work on generators). They tested and found that generator was working fine but my problem is in the hot wire terminal outside the generator. So, after $200 bill for 4 hrs of looking for what is wrong with it, they couldn't fit it and I was without it for week on the road.

I went back to my local rv repair shop and the owner found problem right away, the unit had direct short from load to ground, the short was in the wall by slideout. The wire was pinched during construction and the contector was overthightened causing load to short to ground, something the PC maker did during assembly of wiring the coach. Fixing it was $300 in the local shop - for $500 total.

Now, the fun part, we have a silly 5 year extended warranty by "The Choice " protection plan & paid around 5,000 durring the purchase of new PC in '06. I called Choice Co and they won't pay for any repairs that were caused by the manufacturer and the guys in Missoula who were experts on the generator won't give my money back for not fixing the problem.

I have not contacted PC yet but I'm about to write them big letter with both repairs bill and ask them to be resposible for doing bad job wiring the coach. I did not wire it, they did and it broke off because their unprofesional work.

I should write all the problem we come up with in a short time, after I replaced water pump which floated our coach over night and saw under the beds how cheap the pumping work and the trim, I could not believe my eyes as we paid close to 100K for this rig.   The only two things did not go bad yet (Thank God) is the refrigerator & engine and that is keeping us safe on the road.

Any tips will be greatly appreciate.  Is this similar to your experience?

Les Korcala

PC 2006 custom paint 26'

2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Spare tire key lock ? on: March 12, 2010, 10:02:45 pm
Thanks guys for great tips!
It sure not easy process to opend spare tier cover!
I ran in to so many isues with my Cruiser that starting to be normal thing now, I jsut aske myself whats next ? and those are small things but you live with them all the times! General fubction of the coach is great but again I had so many small isues that is not worth it mention and upsed other new owners.

Thanks again and will try it tomorrow play with the lock.
Best,
Les
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water heater problem please help! on: March 12, 2010, 05:24:58 pm
Okay,
Thsi is what I found out & googled about igniter sensor combo, I better replace both of them and go from there..

The module needs proof that the flame has been established. This is done either thru a flame sensor built into the ignitor [local sense] or a separate flame rod somewhere around the burner[remote sense]. What actually happens is the flame is used to conduct a very small current to ground which proves the flame. The flame is conducting electricity which how the module knows the flame has been established. Over time the flame sensing rod gets a coating on it which interferes with the flame sense circuit. Cleaning or replacing the flame rod is the solution. If it's part of the ignitor, smply replace the ignitor. If it's s remote sense flame rod, try cleaning it but also check the ceramic closely for a crack. My experience has been that the modules are either go or no go, rarely intermittent.

Best,
Les
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Spare tire key lock ? on: March 12, 2010, 03:52:20 pm
Have another ? regarding key lock to the read of the coach where the spare tire is located.
Thank God dont have to use it and knock on the wood. But the cover on my '05 model was out of aligement and wanted to straignet out. I tried every key I have with Cruiser and wont open ?
I spry WD 40 in the key hole  but no luck!
I belive the key work isthe the same  for gas tank, city water etc..
would love to hear from anyone if had same problem or know the solution.
Sorry again for my bad english!

Best,
Les sad
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Water heater problem please help! on: March 12, 2010, 03:44:43 pm
Hello,
I had several water problems in my '05 2550 PC first was brass water hose conector or white plastic water drain, one of them leaked badly and left lots of water on my floors over night , drying carpets and try to figured out was peoblem , hoses are tight fit and very little space to work with clamping hose hardware , I am sure one of you ran in to same problem, Anyway, thsi is done and seems everything is in good order and dry.
Now I ran in to the hot water problem! when I use LP gas and turn the swith on to get hot water, ouside the box igniter will start up and sty for about 5 second than shots itsel off, than trying to ignite again. I sopke with service guys in Camoping World and before I buy spar parts gentelman said to mak e sure gap in the igniter rod is no more dan nickel width so I bend it becouse I had doule that size gap! I turned on and igniter satarted and sayed on! man, that was good news ! if i could get the hot water out of it, no hot water , it only did one time ! and back to the short 5 seconds intervals.
Called Kermit and he said I need new igniter combo ( i forgot that name of igniter and other part? ) anyway, I do not have combo ? there is only igniter and you snap loose screw and snap it electric cable out to replace.
Camping World guy said that I might need igniter and two sensors to go with it ( thay work together controling flame etc) I do not undestand water haeter thing sorry!
Anyway, wanted to ask memebers if they had same problem and what parts did they ened up replacing?
I check the water tem and have to say it was about 2 F warmer than cold water , but still not warm at all!
I live about 60 miles one way to close RV service and want to see if I can save some cash and fix it myself.

Wife is upsed and wong go camping with out hot water so I need to step on it and fix it.

Thanks all for all your time and tips might have it.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problem with Sani Con System on: October 09, 2009, 07:53:10 pm
Awesome!
Will contact him ASP.
Best,
Les
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Problem with Sani Con System on: October 09, 2009, 04:11:36 pm
Hell.
We own '06 2551 PC and have 35000 miles so far.
Just got back from Yellowstone and on the way we did our normal dumps, after last stop everything was right, but when I made to our home and turn off the engine I heard a sound coming from the sani con motor.  The sound was non stop and I tried to turn it on and off with the valve controls on the switch pannel and nothing! It was still buzzing steadily (coming from the pump).
I called the Sani Con people and the person on the phone did not make any efforts to help me or give any tips what to check etc. I asked her if there was any reset button and she said no. She said it's either your switch or pump itself.
Anyway, I was wondering if any PC owners on this forum had a similar problem and if so, what could be done before I take it to the dealer for service.
I have voltage meter but not sure how to check for power switch problem or pump itself.
Thanks ahead for any tips you might have.

Best Regards,
Les Korcala
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