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271  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV & battery disconnect? on: May 26, 2011, 11:08:45 am
After my last post I thought of a reason for not entirely isolating the 'House' batteries; that being to keep them fully charged.

Good thought, but on my 2010, the disconnect switch isolates the house batteries from all circuits in the fuse panel and from the converter/charger, so the batteries will not get charged when disconnected.  I sometimes disconnect the battery if I am plugged into shore power for a long time so that the batteries are not "overcharged".  Not sure if that is an issue with the three stage Xantrex charger, it is supposed to drop to a trickle charge.

272  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone going this weekend? on: May 26, 2011, 10:48:02 am
We were going to be on the Oregon and Washington coasts for three weeks getting our fill of clam chowder.  But my wife fell last weekend and broke her heel, had surgery and now has screws and wire in her foot.  Has to have no weight bearing for 8 weeks, so we will not be going out in the RV for a while. Cry Cry

We did get out in the RV 4 months in the past year, so maybe we need to give the RV a rest anyway. shrug

273  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV & battery disconnect? on: May 25, 2011, 11:39:33 pm
Well, just to complete the picture, there are still a few things connected directly to the battery when the battery disconnect switch is disconnected.  As discussed, the inverter is active IF the inverter control panel is on, the macerator pump will run IF switched on, the slide will operate IF the switch is pushed.  These items were not run through the battery disconnect switch probably because of the high current draw that the disconnect switch could not handle.  As long as these items are not operated, there is no parasitic current draw that would draw the batteries down.

This description applies to my 2010 2551.
274  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV & battery disconnect? on: May 25, 2011, 06:42:44 pm
My 2010 is just as JDW describes.  The inverter is wired directly to the batteries, if you have the inverter control panel on, then the inverter provides 110 vac to everything it is wired to when there is no 110vac from either shore power or generator, no matter what position the battery disconnect switch is in.

275  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 leans to passenger side on: May 22, 2011, 01:35:08 pm
My 2010 2551 had a lean, although I didn't notice it until PJCorey mentioned it regarding her 2010 2551.  Talked with Kermit last summer and he said they installed a 1/2" spacer between the spring pack and axle on the driver side to compensate for the slide.  He said they had since discovered that the spacer was not really needed and no longer put them in, and that I should have mine removed.  I did and it now sits level.

You might look at where the spring pack sits on the axle and see if both sides look the same, no spacer.  Also a call to Kermit to would be a good idea.


This is the spacer I removed.
276  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: May 20, 2011, 12:33:01 am
Haven't had a problem with mine yet, it stays where I set it.

I checked the old one I took off and found info marked on it.  It is a Rotaire from  I checked their website and the dampered model is 3840R.

277  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: May 19, 2011, 08:44:03 pm
I put one on the bathroom outlet and it works great, the bathroom got too hot and now we can adjust it down and divert more to the front outlets.

I found them at two RV dealers parts departments in Reno.  One was a direct replacement by the same manufacturer, and the other woudn't work because it was for a smaller cutout and the screws went into the existing cutout not into the wood.  So check around to find the same brand, maybe take the old one with you.  It is an easy job, just remove the three screws and pull it out, the excess flex duct comes out with it so you can pull the duct off and put it onto the new outlet and replace the screws.


This is what it looks like, just turn the knob and the two flaps behind the grill close like a butterfly valve,  Oh, and it is two screws, not three.
278  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another Measurement Question on: May 19, 2011, 05:39:21 pm
My 2010 2551 measures 20 inches from the carpet to the top of the seat cushion.

279  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 Closet Dimensions on: May 19, 2011, 10:26:52 am
Love the laundry bag idea. George will have another project, although a small one.


Sorry George  Grin  Grin
280  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 Closet Dimensions on: May 18, 2011, 08:29:49 pm
Hi Sue,

I went out to measure our 2010 2551 closet.  This is not exact because the outside wall slopes inward, but the depth is about 20 inches up to about 12 inches from the bottom of the closet and the length is about 36 1/2 inches to the dining table stored in the closet.

Hope that helps, Bob

For what its worth, I built a shelf for the closet and hung a laundry bag in the shower as shown in the pics.

281  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: May 10, 2011, 11:27:35 am
To add further info to Ron's post regarding Roadmaster front bar mounting.  I added the Roadmaster bars to my 2010 E450.  The front bar has a different mount for newer years than what Ron shows for his 2007.  As the picture shows, Ford added a mounting point for the factory swaybar end link.  Roadmaster uses the factory end link making the install easier and cleaner.  I believe this applies to 2009 and newer E350 and E450, check with Roadmaster to be sure - or just look under your rig to see if you have the factory swaybar endlink shown in the picture.


282  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Coming Soon! on: May 09, 2011, 07:52:09 pm
Congratulations!  ThumbsUp

We love our 2551, ordered last year with only one page of changes!

All changes were done exactly as requested, Phoenix Cruiser knows how to work with the customer.

283  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surround Sound on: May 05, 2011, 04:00:20 pm
My surround sound works on whatever TV channels I can get on the Batwing antenna.  With the TV set to "external speakers" and the surround sound on "Aux 2" there is no sound from the TV, but only from the four surround sound speakers.  If I try to use the TV remote to change the volune I get the message "Not available."  I use the surround sound remote to change that volume for the TV in that setup. 

Hope this helps someone.


Mine works the same.
284  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Directions for Samsung TV/DVD Player on: May 04, 2011, 01:34:36 pm

As I read these directions more closely, I realize that they are not applicable to the system in my 2010 2551.  As I already replied to rannan5050 in the other post, the DVD and Surround Sound directions are different.  In addition, the "using one remote" directions are also different, for mine the TV remonte is the samll one and the DVD remote is the large one, and the buttons described don't exist on my remotes.

I do have a Samsung TV and DVD, but maybe these directions are for older or newer models?

Bob A
285  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surround Sound on: May 03, 2011, 07:58:10 pm
Those directions do not seem to apply to the setup in my 2010 2551.  For mine, the following works:

To play a DVD, select "AV" as the source on the TV

To hear the TV in Surround Sound while on ant or cable, on the TV go to menu/sound/speaker select/external speaker.  The directions are correct when they say to wait a few seconds to hear the surround sound - actually it takes about 15 second for mine.

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