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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flip Up Counter issue on: August 09, 2016, 10:36:41 am
My opinion is heat will not work at all. I know MEK works almost instantly on any contact cement.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Progressive Industries EMS in a 2552 on: August 09, 2016, 10:30:46 am
In the 2552 all the power connections are under passenger side bed. Plywood is screwed down but just remove the screws and lift the plywood out.

You should see on the left side of the converter where the power enters. 3 - #10 wires, they go directly to the converter. It's after the transfer switch, so generator is monitored also.

On my unit, PC just moved the input terminals so the Progressive unit went between the output of the terminals and input to the converter.

Since there may not be room in your unit, see where the Progressive box can be installed. You just run the input wires of your PC to the input of the Progressive unit and the output of the Progressive unit to the Converter. Use #10 wire, stranded is easier to bend.

Then you need to run the telephone looking wire to where you want the display/override.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Radio install on new 2910 works only w ignition ON on: August 06, 2016, 09:33:18 am
It's easy to get behind the dash. I think you will find that the 12v plugs in the dash are on all the time and fused.

So what I would do is locate the power into the radio, cut and rewire to the wire going to 12v outlet. Now power to radio will be on all the time and can be turned off with the radio switch. If you still want the power only on with ignition switch sometimes, you could add a dash double throw switch with position on or position ignition.

As far as the table, I assume you mean the one for the sofa. The two mounts under the table might not be centered, turn it around. If centered, it would be easy to move both to a position that suits you.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flip Up Counter issue on: August 06, 2016, 08:58:39 am
Most likely they glued the Corian on to the wood with a contact cement.
The very best solvent for contact cement is MEK, which I believe is no longer available to consumers. Industrial only.
Most hardware & big box stores sell an MEK substitute which is less toxic.

Just wipe a little on the edge and push with putty knife and add more MEK. All of the sudden the entire piece will release.

No need to remove the old adhesive.

Buy a Waterproof contact cement (Weldwood Original). Brush on both surface, one or two coats. Wait till dry between coats. And dry to touch.

Now the trick, when you bring the two pieces together they will instantly stick so they need to be in the exact position before touching.

The easiest way to do this in get some brown butcher paper or paper bags. Cut into strips and lay down on glued surface so they are overlapping . They will not stick.
Then with piece exactly in the correct position pull a strip out and then the rest of the strips. You cannot move after the first two glued surface touch.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bilstein Shocks on: August 02, 2016, 04:22:52 pm
I found best price for HD Bilstein at Tire Rack.
$83 each, free shipping, no tax.

A local auto repair will install them for $160, so my total out the door price for 4 shocks installed is $492.

I can't find the installed price at CW but if installation is free, the cost is $548 plus tax
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar panel on 2550 on: July 28, 2016, 05:19:04 pm
Rosy, what is your question?

Systems are fairly simple, size of arrays vary.

They basically have 3 parts. Solar Array, charge controller and your RV batteries.
37  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.
38  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.
39  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.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 110 Volt Power Questions on: July 16, 2016, 04:55:20 pm
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.
41  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.
42  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.
43  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.
44  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.
45  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.
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