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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Really? on: March 28, 2017, 04:55:55 pm
But they are not perfect and one area that could be improved is with custom modifications and requests.  The process is far too casual without enough written paperwork and check points during the process to make sure everything is done the way the customer wanted.

I agree with Jatrax. When I was buying my second PC I had all sorts of changes which I made sketches, showed pictures and wrote detailed instructions. I went to the factory early to trade in my old PC and found they had just started on my new unit, I had no idea. There was no indication that any of these instructions got passed through properly, so I had a second set and put those in my just started unit so everyone would see them as it got built.
It seemed to work as there were no mistakes, a few small jobs that didn't matter when they were done, they waited for me to pickup the new rig so they could double check that it was done right.

They probably should let you give your instructions to Bob (Foreman) and let you go through these so he understands them. I don't think Earl has much input as they are building the unit and has lots of other things to worry about especially when they are getting ready to go to the big winter shows.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surge protector on: March 04, 2017, 08:34:58 am
I have the Progressive HW30, Phoenix hardwired it in. But in two older RV's I hardwired myself. Easy to do.

I was at a campground that a tree fell on their main power feed knocking out the neutral wire. Voltage varied from 60v to 180v instantly. All the other camper ruined microwaves and refrigerators.
Mine blew a hardwired fuse on circuit board. In two days progressive sent me a new easy to change board. In the meantime there is an override so you can still get semi-protected power.

Expensive and sometimes a pain when campgrounds wiring is too small and voltage drops below 104v when using microwave.

I mounted the digital display next to RV power cut-off switch by door, so I could look in door when hooking up to see if everything is OK.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House batteries on: February 14, 2017, 10:20:44 am
Gail, Make sure they are Deep Cycle and not called Marine Batteries. those are a combination of starting & deep-cycle.

Another thing, is monitor your battery voltage without any loads on with a digital voltmeter. Try to never go below 12.10 volts (50% discharge ). This will ensure batteries will last at least 4 years. Watch battery cell water level at least every couple of months and use distilled water.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Screen Door Latch on: February 10, 2017, 07:55:26 am
But if not aligned properly will it still work?
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: GPS on: February 10, 2017, 07:54:00 am
The Garmin mount for this model has a suction cup & a quick disconnect for the unit.
On the Ford Dash I just used double back tape to adhere a thin flat metal plate, the suction cup holds for weeks. The suction cup will not stay on the dash at that point since there is a slight curve.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Screen Door Latch on: February 09, 2017, 06:29:47 pm
I saw one that was installed slightly misaligned so that it was super hard to open and close on someone else's PC.
It needs to fixed, lube won't help.
Mine works very smoothly.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: GPS on: February 09, 2017, 06:25:59 pm
I love my Garmin 2797LMT.
It has a 7", non-glare screen and a great mount. You push a button and take it with you. I mount it on dash to right of my radio, so a passenger can see it also, big size is easy to see and gives traffic notices. Free (4 times/yr) lifetime map update.

Actually the best feature is it will read a GPX file that I can upload from free BaseCamp map program which uses the same maps as the Garmin. That way I know ahead of time exactly where it is going to route me.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House batteries on: February 09, 2017, 06:15:00 pm
Do you have 2 -12v batteries or 2-6v batteries?
If 12v, buy deep cycle 12v to replace, you won't have enough height to install 6v Golf Cart batteries.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Holding tanks how does everyone deal with the whole size of the holding tanks. on: February 01, 2017, 08:08:54 am
Here is a solution I use occasionally if camped near water. I carry a 50' - 3/4" hose and connect to the discharge and route the hose into the water. There is no rule about putting gray water in water, just not on the ground.
In Mexico, I have run this hose to an outhouse once and emptied both tanks there.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Beware the Emergency Window on: January 28, 2017, 08:53:43 am
Last week I posted this about opening the emergency window.
The stick Bob gave us was 13" long, no problem putting in or out or window falling out.
But don't push it too high.
So it's OK to open and use for more ventilation but be aware of the opening limit of 13".
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Just Made My Deposit On a New 2910T!!! on: January 25, 2017, 03:05:29 pm
When we travel we have found for overnight parking Wal-Marts work out best. They have security, we pick 24 hr supercenters, Handy to shop. Several people I met like Cracker Barrel and Big truck stops.

Of course if you are touring and see the country pick a nice National Forest/Park, State Park, they are located when all the scenic things are.

My suggestion for your trip is to utilize the Natchez Trace. A beautiful  parkway the goes from near Nashville to Natchez, MS. It has 3 FREE National Park Campgrounds along the way. 50 mph, no stop signs, red lights or cross traffic. We love it.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser sighhtings on: January 25, 2017, 10:05:22 am
Phoenix Cruiser sightings

Today there are three Phoenix Cruisers here in this small 30 site campground at W.P. Franklin Corps of Engineers  in Florida and one is camped right next to us.
We are from Ohio, Barry & Sue from MI and MisterH from FL.

28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insulated windows on: January 25, 2017, 09:29:46 am
We have normal windows and don't see a reason for upgrade but it depends on the weather where you will be camping. We camp in the south in the winter. I don't feel we get any noise through these. The interior is very quiet.
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wheel Simulators on: January 25, 2017, 09:26:51 am
Never had a problem in 100,000 miles. They screw on to the wheel studs.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Radio wiring and control on: January 23, 2017, 08:35:42 am
You can get around this a bit, possibly, by using the battery boost switch to supply power to the chassis battery if you are concerned about running down the chassis battery and/or get a volt meter to plug into a lighter plug to periodically check on the state of charge of the chassis battery,


Two things to keep in mind.
If you use the radio or not after a while if you are parked in a campground for several weeks your engine battery voltage will be dropping and needs to be monitored.
You need a digital voltmeter as discussed.  The normal voltage is 12.7 and never let it drop below 12.1 volts.
You have several options Start your engine before it gets too low and recharge from alternator., charge with battery charge as Ron recommends or the very easiest way is to just turn on the little switch just left of steering wheel.
What your switch is a momentary and must be held on? Just change it to an on-off switch that you can buy in an auto parts store and is a direct replacement, the wires just slip on and off.
I turn this on after I'm parked for a about a week and leave it on for a few hours.
Or turn it on while you are using the radio if you are concerned.
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