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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House batteries seem to be overchargingOur on: November 10, 2017, 08:30:41 am
My Trojan batteries-6v, that came with our 2012-2552 are still going strong after 5-1/2 years. We never leave RV plugged into 110v unless we are camping or packing up to go. We have two solar panels and a monitoring system that keep the batteries charged while it is in storage for half the year. I fill the two batteries every 2 months and they take about 10 oz of distilled water each time. I never let the batteries go below 50% charge when we are traveling. I leave the switch on that allows the arrays to charge the Ford battery while in storage. That battery only requires 4 oz every 2 months.
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We leave tomorrow for 4 months in FL, see my blog below.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches on: October 19, 2017, 08:30:34 am
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OK  go on AMAZON and look up cabinet latches...I bought 20 and always have one ready when one craps out

But make sure they are Southco latches. Not Brdsupply trash.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches on: October 15, 2017, 05:04:49 pm
Yes they all break. You can ask for replacements free from Carol in parts. But my opinion, not hers, is that the ones marked brdsupply suck and all break.

I buy southco latches, who brd copied from. They are more expensive, shop around, but do not break.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PHOENIX USA, INC. sold to new owner / operators on: October 14, 2017, 10:25:02 am
I have been a proud owner of a 2006 -2551 and a 2012-2552 PC. I love that your staff is so dedicated and helps in anyway they can. I especially like the parts service from Carol and the complete understanding of every part of the coach and help by Bob. The fact that your  PC can be customized is the biggest plus, I hope that remains the same.
I have been so impressed by your company that I convinced several others to also purchase a PC.
Keep up the good work.
I am always here to answer questions about the many aspects of understanding and maintaining a PC.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Weight Label on: October 09, 2017, 08:14:41 am
Most scales only do front & back. I hope to find one to do all 4.
Those are axel ratings not tire ratings. You put more air pressure into the tires, tire load vs air pressure charts are available on line.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 2910T - Awning Problem/Question on: September 21, 2017, 09:06:40 pm
It's not too late. The awning is about the last thing they install.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 2910T - Awning Problem/Question on: September 21, 2017, 05:01:49 pm
So these arms interfere with your proposed kitchen?

This is a really nice awning and automatically dumps the water. I would not get the wind sensor. Just tie it down or close it.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 2910T - Awning Problem/Question on: September 19, 2017, 11:47:01 am
I have had a PC with the box awning and a PC with the new electric awning.
There is no comparison, the new awning is way better in every respect.
If the new awning is longer than you want, there ought to be a way for a shorter awning to be installed.
I hated the old box awning, by the way it is manufactured by same company but sold under a different name.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2 AC units in a 2552 on: August 11, 2017, 11:25:05 am
Fandj
Do you have problems with the vent putting a shadow on your arrays. Shadows take array output to near zero.

That is why I moved the antenna to get my arrays up front and I seldom use the front vent.
With that and low sun angles and clouds you get way less current from your arrays then you planned for.
So even with 2 batteries, I'll bet 4 arrays would be good.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Keeping the coach battery charged with shore power on: August 02, 2017, 01:08:55 pm
I'm pretty sure you need to have the battery disconnect switch on for the coach batteries to charge from 110v service. Using 15 amp plug is fine.

But note your Ford battery will not charge and from the small loads from engine computer, that battery will go dead unless you run the engine or turn on the little switch to the left of your steering wheel.

Once you filled your batteries with DISTILLED water, they should charge back fully. You may have shortened their life but they should be OK.

As noted do not let you battery voltage go below 12.1 V
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold Class Action Settlement on: July 27, 2017, 08:27:25 am
When I had slide trouble, I watched Phoenix take my fridge out and reinstall. I swear it only took 10 minutes each way and did not look that hard to do.
Also I'm sure if you bought a new fridge from Phoenix, they would install for you at a very reasonable price.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 or 2552...Thoughts? on: July 26, 2017, 02:34:33 pm
I had a 2551, now a 2552, which is much better
Love the room a slide gives you
I agree with Power management and get a Bogart monitor.
Why the pure sine? Most devices work fine with the standard inverter.
I don't see need for jacks or safe-t-plus
I like the power seat, I like the 3rd chair with a seat belt.
Never had problem with 2-way fridge, 12v uses too much battery.
Big yes for spare tire, love the big standard electric awning.
Solar, anytime is OK, but don't put antenna in front, makes more room. See my picture below.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 entry step on: July 07, 2017, 12:32:15 pm
There is a multi pin connector near the step. The red wire should be 12v all the time.
The door button gets corroded and is usually fixed by rotating the button several times which cleans any corrosion from inside of the switch.
If you turn on the ignition the step will not extend, the yellow wire will be at 12v.
Let us know if any of those tips help.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 slide seal jamming on: June 09, 2017, 03:38:41 pm
This happened to me with my 2012 2553. The seal was glued down to the floor and the adhesive failed.

PC fixed it no charge. But it took 4 hours and the have to remove the slide, refer and dinette.
They put the new seal in with screws.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Desired 30A Cord Length? on: May 18, 2017, 08:33:43 am
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60 feet is probably the maximum for size 10 wire if could draw near the 30A limit.
The voltage drop in a 60' run of #10 wire is only 4 volts.
A simple calculator

Never let your voltage go below 104v at the RV.
So your cord is not the problem
It's the campground.
In Mexico, I've seen them use #10 wire run hundreds of feet and have 4 RV's each trying to use 20-30 amps. This is when your voltage goes way down and a Power Management System should be used.
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