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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak in bath area on: August 04, 2015, 06:02:03 pm

We had water in the same area of our 2010 2551 on a trip where we were using the shower a lot, we were not in campgrounds with showers.  I determined the water was getting behind the shower handle assembly and down the wall to the floor, it then traveled behind the sink and toilet.  I sealed the shower handle assembly and the leak stopped and has not appeared again.

If you have been using the shower a lot on this trip, this may be the source of your leak.  If so, I can provide more details.

2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Members Approved on: July 29, 2015, 07:47:29 pm
Thanks for the heads-up, glad to help any way we can.

Thanks for the great work you do, Bob
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Air not working on: June 16, 2015, 02:25:15 pm

My understanding of the 50AMP RV service is a little different.  I think a RV electric service pedestal actually provides a RV with two 50AMP phases.  This means that the RV would actually receive a total of 100AMP or about 12,000 watts.



You are right about the 50 Amp RV service, two 50 Amp 120V lines vs one 30 Amp 120V line.  There is an amazing capacity difference between the two, 12,000 watts vs 3,600 watts. 

4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cable box on: May 08, 2015, 12:04:41 am
Same with our 2010, use the TV menu to switch to cable input and then do the auto scan to find available channels.  Also have to make sure the antenna amplifier in the cabinet to the right of the TV is off, no red LED, on is for roof antenna only.

5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Borg Dually Valve Stems on: April 20, 2015, 01:48:21 pm
After five years and 30,000 miles, our extensions have worked great, no leaks and easy to check/inflate tires.  I wonder what the failure (leak) rate is for these extenders?  We do hear about those that have leaked, but not so much from those that have not had a problem.

Based on my no-leaks experience, I have decided to continue with extensions when we replace the tires in the next few years, but I will get new extensions.  I don't want to reuse the existing ones because I think the rubber tubing may have hardened somewhat and won't like being re-positioned in the new installation.

To assure no leaks, I also wanted to have a way to keep them from getting loose on the stem.  Rather than Loctite, I am thinking of putting a glob of silicone sealer on the outside of the extension nut where it meets the stem thread.  This would resist loosening but be easier to remove and not risk anything getting inside the extension.

As an added level of assurance, I have recently added pressure monitors to the four duallys, I know that adds another potential leak point but then the monitor will report that.

Anyway, those are my thoughts on the subject.

Bob A
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rotate passenger seat on 2552 on: March 07, 2015, 01:23:59 pm
Sounds like you are doing it correctly, I slide it all the way back to clear the B-pillar and then slide it forward a bit so the back of the seat clears the console to finish the rotation.  Are you sure it is all the way back, I would try sliding the seat all the way forward and then all the way back.  Sorry I don't have anything else.

Bob A
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fluorescent light failure and melted housing on: March 03, 2015, 07:34:18 pm
Hello Bob,

Sorry to read what you posted and see the pictures of your light. I hope as mentioned it was a fluke.
We have all LED lights in our Cruiser and think they are very bright. Have you or anyone on the forum come across other lights that are not so bright?
We would like to switch out some of the lights mounted under the cabinets and replace them with something warmer. The LED lights we currently have put off a very BRIGHT white light.

Any thoughts or recommendations you or anyone else can share would be appreciated.

Thank you,

Hi Dave,

I don't have a lot of experience with LED lights, but if you are looking to reduce the brightness, I would contact the fixture manufacturer to see if they have replacement LED bulbs with warmer color or lower lumens.  Or see if the bulb is standard and can be replaced with any other brand that is warmer or lower lumens.

Hopefully others with the newer LED fixtures will reply with better info.

Bob A
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fluorescent light failure and melted housing on: March 03, 2015, 11:43:08 am
Yes, it was probably a fluke and will never happen again, and we are over-reacting by replacing all the tubes and not leaving the lights on when away.  But, after seeing what could happen, we are kinda forced into doing something to be sure it doesn't happen again.

Please replace that flaky bulb you mentioned.

Bob A
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Fluorescent light failure and melted housing on: March 02, 2015, 07:23:50 pm
THIS IS NOT A CRITICISM OF PHOENIX USA, just an observation of an equipment failure beyond their control.

I wanted to pass along my recent experience with one of the fluorescent light fixtures in my 2010 2551.  One of the bulbs failed in a way that melted the plastic fixture and the ceiling material underneath.

During our seven week trip in Arizona I noticed that the bulb in one of the ceiling fixtures would flicker when first turned on and the ends were getting dark.  I figured that it would simply quit working and then I would replace the bulb.  A few days later, I smelled melting plastic and quickly turned it off, the bulb was still working.  The pictures show that there was a hot spot at the end of the bulb that burned the reflective paper and melted the plastic housing.  The heat was also melting the ceiling material.

I believe that this could have resulted in a serious situation if we were gone from the RV.  I have never seen a fluorescent bulb fail like this and consider this to be an unusual failure mode.  However, I wanted to pass this info on so that others will pay closer attention to failing fluorescent bulbs.  My PC is 5 years old with 31,000 miles and many hours of light fixture use.  I am going to replace all the fluorescent bulbs at this time, they are available online for about $2 each.  Another possible solution is to replace with LED fixtures.  We also no longer leave any fluorescent fixtures on when we leave the RV.

Bob A

10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House lock problems on: December 06, 2014, 07:58:38 pm
Hi Janey,

Sorry that you are not getting lots of help as is usually what happens.  I didn't even know that a keyless entry house door was available, probably not many out there.  I hate to state the obvious, but a call to Kermit may be the solution.

Sorry I can't be of more help. Bob
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2013 model 2551 12 volt batteries OK? on: November 08, 2014, 12:47:34 am
Hi Ron,

Sounds like a well thought out plan, keep us informed on the results as I may go down the same road.

12  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Protection & Convenience on: October 25, 2014, 10:50:52 am
Looks perfect for your needs, he did a nice job on design and welding.  I wish I had a bumper on the back when I accidentally backed into my Jeep when trying to reposition in a camp spot, long story, luckily not much damage.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do I Need A New Sanicon Macerator? on: October 21, 2014, 07:51:05 pm
I had a slow leak that looked to be from the weep hole, but upon closer inspection there was a crack in the impeller housing.  I disassembled the pump and repaired the crack with epoxy.  The two paper gaskets were shot and instead of buying new ones, I used RTV silicone gasket material that I use on my Jeep axle housings.  I just returned from a trip and there is no more leak, and most interesting is that the macerator repair and and all plumbing between the holding tank valves and macerator hose end cap is leak tight.  This was evident when we arrived at our destination on the Pacific Coast at sea level after leaving our home at 5,000 ft elevation.  The macerator hose would not stretch out to the sewer hook up, it kept springing back to it's shorter stored length.  I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I removed the end cap on the macerator hose and heard air rush in and the hose relaxed like normal.  So I am confident that since it could hold a partial vacuum that there are no more leaks in mine at this time, amazing in that it also includes the rubber shaft seal on the macerator impeller shat.

14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak from Sanicon pump on: September 15, 2014, 04:52:14 pm
Hi Bergie,

I just went through a similar situation with a slow drip from my 2010 sanicon.  The reason the drip stops awhile after dumping is because the volume of water trapped between the sanicon and the two tank valves drains out through the leak and no more is coming through the closed tank valves.  So that is good news that the tank valves are not leaking.  The bad news is that the sanicon has a leak.  I took mine apart and found a crack in the housing.  I did some grinding and filling with epoxy and the leak is fixed for now.  You can buy a new housing from various RV suppliers.  Also there are gaskets and a shaft seal that may be the problem, those are available as well.  You may have to just tear it down and see what the problem is.

I didn't buy any parts so I don't have a supplier to recommend, I replaced the paper gaskets with RTV gasket sealer and that worked great.


15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: REAR AXEL OVER LOADED on: September 15, 2014, 12:34:14 am
That is not good news, let us know what the factory says.
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