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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FANTASTIC FAN on: July 22, 2016, 09:25:44 am
Here is what always goes bad on mine. The little switch ion the roof that opens when you open the vent. Spray WD40 on it and make sure it goes in and out.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surge Guard on: July 18, 2016, 01:18:26 pm
It should be easy to change. They must have made space for surgeguard. Not sure where in the 2100 it is located. Should be right next to the Converter/breaker box. Just 3 wires on each end of unit, then a phone line type wire needs to run where you want the readout which is just surface mounted. I wanted mine next to the door so I could look in and see the reading.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surge Guard on: July 18, 2016, 10:23:01 am
Note the Progressive Industries unit which was installed by PC as I requested and has an override switch that gives you power instantly, it is part of the display that shows the error signals.


Their unit also has lifetime warranty and if part goes bad they send you a new circuit board.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 110 Volt Power Questions on: July 16, 2016, 04:55:20 pm
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Would this be recommended if starting battery and house batteries are of different types?  Flooded and AGM for example?
Voltage is still nominally the same so I don't see this causing a problem.

In fact if you put in AGM house batteries in your RV they will still be charged with the same engine Alternator.
The switch allows you to charge your engine battery and it will still be fully charged using AGM house batteries.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior Paint on: July 16, 2016, 12:51:03 pm
I agree with Earl, but the Ford paint is as good as any paint, easy to maintain.
The front cap is really the only piece that requires extra care but it does not seem like it is worth the extra cost of painting the entire RV just to make the cap look perfect.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 110 Volt Power Questions on: July 16, 2016, 12:15:03 pm
What actually happens automatically is when the engine is running power goes through a diode to charge the house batteries, no solenoid involved.
When the engine is not running and you want to charge the engine battery you need to push the little toggle switch to the left of the steering wheel. This pulls in the solenoid and allows your house batteries to charge your engine batteries.

About 5 years ago PC made this switch a momentary toggle switch so it needs to be held. However I replaced my momentary switch with an identical on-off switch that I bought at an auto parts store. It pops into same opening and wires pull off old switch and push on to new switch. 5 minute no tools replacement.

When my RV is stored, since my solar arrays charge my house batteries, I leave the switch on so it also keeps the engine battery charged.
When this switched is turned on your step cannot be left extended as it turns off the step override.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior Paint on: July 16, 2016, 11:59:13 am
I don't agree at all.
I'm on my third all natural Gelcoat white RV.

The first one was 11 years old, all the gelcoat still looked brand new. But I did wax with a good gel coat wax twice a year. It was outside uncovered all the time.
I do agree that some parts discolor. The mirrors are painted and did discolor but are easy to repaint. Some of the small fiberglass doors discolor.

My second RV was a PC, all white 6 years old, still looked new.

Present RV is 4 years old, still looks new.

I can post pictures after 11 years and the PC at 6 years to prove what I say.
The piece that is hardest to maintain is the front cap.

The key is maintenance. If it gets away from you you can switch to a cleaner wax to get the shine back.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: generator and air conditioner on: July 03, 2016, 09:43:28 am
Make sure the wall thermostat is set to automatic.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surge Guard on: July 03, 2016, 09:40:00 am
Progressive Industries makes the most reliable protection. PC installed mine. I had them put the display next to the door switch so I can read voltage or error code without even going inside the RV. Also it can be setup to only wait about 10 sec to reset. The 128 sec delay was made to protect old A/C's that had no built in delay.

The Progressive unit is a must in Mexico. Where most parks have very sketchy electrical systems and can ruin your circuit board in refer. or microwave.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator Cooling on: June 15, 2016, 02:03:35 pm
Note that the 2552 refer. comes with an automatic fan in the back and never had a problem,. With our 2551 which had a roof vent I had to add a fan in back in hot weather.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Pros and cons of a generator on: May 28, 2016, 07:57:24 am
I often don't have AC power and have solar power which works for everything except Microwave & A/C. Wouldn't be without it.

Maintenance issues = You MUST run once a month, even in storage, to prevent carburetor clogging. No reliability problems.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Furnace inquiry on: April 22, 2016, 02:18:42 pm
I can't believe that Phoenix keeps using those brdsupply Chinese latches. PC gave me 15 and they all failed.

I now replace with original USA made Southco latches. None have failed.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Batteries - AGM, LFP, and Flooded Cell on: April 20, 2016, 10:42:16 am
Many gas cylinders supply Butane rather than Propane. Butane will not have any pressure below 35oF.

Propane still has pressure at -40oF.

If you travel to Mexico, they fill your tank with either pure Butane or a mix of Propane & Butane, they just call it Gas or LPG.

For you technical people here is a graph of bottle pressure vs temperature.


Remember when you are using the propane it cools itself down, since you are evaporating the liquid. So the pressure will drop.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: San Con Mascerator Pump on: April 18, 2016, 01:48:31 pm
Did you try rotating in both directions using a screwdriver at end?

It is a simple remove job, and easy to replace. Phoenix can ship a new one if needed.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Factory Visit and Stabilizer Question on: April 02, 2016, 01:49:27 pm
My 2012 2552 on E450 chassis drives great in the wind without any modifications.

Way better than an old square sided class A I had, that was scary.
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