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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check my understanding of battery voltage status on: September 04, 2013, 08:37:51 am
You treat 2 6v batteries wired in series the same as a 12v battery. A 12v battery has 6 cells wired in series a 6v battery has 3 cells, so two 6v batteries wired in series have 6 cells just like a 12v.

You may ask why PC uses 6 v batteries. The batteries they use are more expensive and designed for many charge-discharge cycles. They will last longer and work better than the old 12v batteries they used a few years ago.

The truth about charging batteries is the converter charger does not put out enough voltage to fully charge your batteries. That's why a solar panel with a charge controller will get the batteries up to 100% charge.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length of sewage hose? on: August 26, 2013, 10:08:56 pm
I carry a 50' garden hose that hooks to outlet of the macerator hose. I never use a standard sewer hose.
I can pump to outhouses or a sewer not near my RV.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 22, 2013, 10:20:41 pm
Sounds like we need a picture of the broken part and an epoxy repair.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: August 14, 2013, 04:24:26 pm
I've done it on my last two PC's.
Install a copper tee between the tank valve and the pressure regulator. You need high pressure since you have a regulator on you camp stove/grill. Run a 1/4" copper tube across the RV through existing holes in Ford frame to just in front of the rear wheel. Installed a ball valve for a shutoff attached to a bulkhead fitting fastened to the RV fiberglass skirt. That fitting is a 1/4" flared tube fitting or you could use a quick disconnect, your choice. I use about a 10' rubber hose that I had a propane shop make up that adapts to the  stove and to my flared tube fitting. That hose reaches my stove on a table anywhere under my awning.

I always wondered why more people don't do this. You have a big tank of propane, why bring little bottles for your grill?
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driver's Seat power problem on: July 28, 2013, 05:50:54 pm
Isn't the power seat base supplied by Ford and covered by their guarantee. Call the 800 for ford motor home that you were given and they will set up an appointment wherever you are.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to buy good tires on: July 24, 2013, 09:27:03 am
Armourall will do the opposite. The tires will dry out & crack.

The best product, it really softens vinyl & rubber is 303 Protectorant.

I use it on the vinyl cover of my 10 year old hot tub and it is still soft & liable.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to buy good tires on: July 23, 2013, 10:51:55 am
PC does not sell tires.

Stick with Michelin if you really need them. Your unit is not that old, you can push those dates if tires don't have big cracks.
Use 303 Protectorant on your sidewalls, it really does help protect them. NEVER use Armourall.

Shop around for price and make sure the price includes, mounting, balancing, disposal, etc.

Sam's Club can probably order them for you as well as Costco.
With Sam's as long as RV is under 10' tall they will do them.
When 2551's were on a E350 they fit, not sure if E450 will fit or not.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Skeeter Screens on: July 17, 2013, 03:33:33 pm
Free Shipping from Amazon.com . A little cheaper.

http://www.amazon.com/Adco-2507-Windshield-Cover-Ford/dp/B003YJK5FY/ref=pd_sbs_auto_6
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: AWNINGS on: June 17, 2013, 08:45:37 am
They switched to a large electric awning in the 2012 models I believe.
We love it, very large, sturdy and the best part is that it automatically dumps the water off. Just don't be walking by when it happens.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 15, 2013, 10:14:58 am
I don't agree with not running the generator under load occasionally. I had another motor home that I never ran the generator all summer long. In the winter on my first place to use it, it would not start. The carburetor had to be removed and cleaned. Now I run for about 15 minutes every 4-6 weeks and use my A/C as the load. I have had zero problems in 10 years.  exactly!
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 15, 2013, 10:07:46 am
Were you aware that Ford will check the alignment for free on your new MH. Call the 800 number that came with your RV to find a dealer that works on MH's. They will setup an appointment for you.
They found my new 2552 slightly out and adjusted it under the warranty.  Cheer
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check my understanding of battery voltage status on: May 30, 2013, 04:41:46 pm
There is always voltage loss when you are just sitting in storage.
Converters and Generators never charge your batteries up to 100%, so you don't have the available watt hours that you think you have.
Heating with electricity is inefficient.

So here is what I do,
I use a perc. coffee maker on my gas stove, told Phoenix to keep the electric pot.
I use solar arrays which will charge your batteries completely.

Reads Handi Bob's blog, a little wordy, but you will learn a lot.
http://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/the-rv-battery-charging-puzzle-2/
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical question an inverter on: May 23, 2013, 04:50:07 pm
In 2012 Phoenix switched to 2-Trojan Deep Cycle 6 v batteries in series.
Great long lasting American made batteries.
The are a little taller than the batteries they used to use which were Marine batteries, They just dropped the battery holder down to accommodate them.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire blowouts at 25000 miles - Michelin LT 225/75R16. on: May 22, 2013, 10:12:41 am
Many times tread separation and then failure is caused by not keeping the pressure in the tires inflated to the correct amount.
Were the tires checked regularly? I've had tires go flat on the inner dual and never noticed until I did my pressure test before a trip.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 02, 2013, 09:25:23 am
To answer some of the questions and comments on Progressive's Hard wired Unit.
Progressive is very easy to work with. When my surge fuse blew they sent a new small circuit board which took a couple of minutes to install with easy instructions. It looked like a small fuse was blown on the board and if it happened again I might just try to replace the fuse first.

I think that with the 2551 & 2552, the only units I'm familiar with, that it would be very easy to wire it in yourself, it goes under the long bed and you just need room to mount it ahead of the converter. I would get the remote display and it is easy to get the phone wire over to near the battery compartment.

Mine is installed downstream of the generator and it works fine.

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