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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Disconnect/Selector Switch on: January 18, 2017, 08:40:39 am
Do the PCs come with a battery disconnect/selector switch so one may disconnect, select or combine house and chassis batteries?  Also, is there master control panel for DC and AC breakers for turning various power demands off or on to cut down on parasitic electrical draws.
There is no disconnect on batteries.
There is a switch on the dash to allows the house batteries to charge the engine battery. When the engine is running it automatically charges the house batteries. BUT, the switch on the dash is a momentary switch which would require holding it on.
There is no reason I can see why this shouldn't be a normal on-off switch. I replaced the switch with an identical on-off switch which I bought at Advance Auto Parts. The switch pops out and has spade lugs so you just disconnect old and reconnect the wires to new switch.
WHY?- With solar panels installed that are for house battery. When in storage I leave the switch on so it is also charging the engine battery. I have done this for 10 years with no problems. One thing that is affected is that the step cannot be left extended using the switch by the door. When you turn on the dash switch the step goes in.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Determining the value of a used RV..... on: January 13, 2017, 04:21:21 pm
Your 3 methods look good.

I have noticed that PC's do not depreciate as fast as other models as evidenced in looking at PC's inventory pricing. PC's go for much higher than similar models of same age and mileage.

Good luck in finding the RV of your dreams.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Brake Replacement on: January 13, 2017, 08:31:17 am
Anyone replaced front/rear brakes? About how much would that cost? With average use what would be about the miles that brakes show be considered for replacement?
Any truck repair shop can do it and prices should be about the same as doing auto brakes.
I changed the pads in my old class A myself and the pads were cheaper than the pads I had just bought for my Toyota Tercel, and they were three times as large.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full Body Paint vs Lower Body Paint on: January 06, 2017, 08:36:47 am
There are people on both camps, Paint or no paint.
I have worked building fiberglass boats in the 70's.
Gel coat is much thicker the paint.
If you use a good wax twice a year, it will look like new 10 years later, from my experience. In the past 25 years I have had 3 motorhomes, all with no paint.
You will never get anyone to agree on this subject.
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up your new PC. on: January 06, 2017, 08:29:17 am
I think all the comments were good.

Camp with rig nearby 1st nite
Camp within a 5 hr drive back to factory the first week, in case something breaks.
Bring or buy some basic kitchen utensils and bedding,
Buy that small heater that Ron recommended, we use ours all the time, it is on today and we are near Tampa. We never go over 700 watts, so a really high output heater is not required.
Make sure you have Carol(Parts) and Bob(factory) contact info. Earl is a salesman and may be at a show.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: January 03, 2017, 12:25:04 pm
Just anecdotal, but when our coach batteries were down with engine running the generator wouldn't turn over.
That's because the alternator was also trying to charge the coach batteries, so system voltage was too low. I'll bet if you pulled the neutral off the coach batteries the generator would have started.
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: January 03, 2017, 07:07:16 am
The Ford voltage regulator, of course is regulated, puts out a higher voltage then the converter on my PC. So it will charge to 100%.
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Wind Generator on: December 30, 2016, 02:45:13 pm
It's noisy and expensive, $425. They only make the 250 model.
I'm not sure how much voltage this puts out or how they control it. Specs. do not make it clear. 30 Volts?
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: More PC questions on: December 30, 2016, 02:20:13 pm
Slide out is Electric, comes with a manual crank for emergencies. Never used mine.

I also hate the small grey water tank. The layout of the coach doesn't allow more room for a bigger tank.

There is a clever way to provide more capacity for grey water. When it is near full, open the grey valve then your black valve and the grey water will flow into the black tank until at same level.

I carry a 50' 3/4" hose that I can attach to the macerator hose. I've dumped blackwater to outhouses and the grey water to nearby rivers.
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: December 30, 2016, 02:09:51 pm
Most PC's have the same schematic.
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: December 29, 2016, 05:05:40 pm
Not true, at least in my 2015-2551... I remove my house batteries over the winter, and can still start the generator via the chassis battery.  Typically I start the engine first because I am "exercising" the engine and generator a few times over the winter storage to keep them in good condition.

I was looking at the wiring diagram below and I agree, the batteries could be disconnected and the alternator would supply the 12v starting power to the generator when the engine is running. But if the batteries are connected and the engine is off the house batteries would supply the starting power.

57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New to forum part II sofa VS dinette on: December 27, 2016, 02:15:11 pm
That looks like a cool idea. PC could put a table support sleeve in the floor and you could store the table under the Drivers side bed. Need to have back cushions added

PC can do anything, those look like simple changes.
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 Questions on: December 27, 2016, 01:45:12 pm
Ron, Aren't you overloading that tire, which then carries 1/2 your rear axle weight. 6760/2=3380lbs
Max allowed is 2680 LBS at 80 PSI
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What does your Phoenix weigh? on: December 26, 2016, 09:35:52 am
This is what Michelin recommends
LT225/75R16 E
PSI                    40    45      50      55       60      65       70        75        80         Maximum load & pressure on sidewall

LBS   Single   1650   1790   1940   2060   2190   2335   2440   2560   2680   S   2680 LBS at 80 PSI
Dual              3000   3260   3530   3750   3990   4300   4440   4660   4940   D   2470 LBS at 80 PSI
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slideout or not and Mercedes vs E-450 on: December 25, 2016, 02:05:56 pm
My friends had a Sprinter, not me.
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