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46  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.
47  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.
48  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.
49  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".
50  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.
51  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.

52  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.
53  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.
54  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.
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2351 Corner Bed Opening Windows on: January 22, 2017, 08:01:41 am
When Phoenix went to frameless windows, the finding hard to put back in occurred.
But putting the prop in is easy and it is open plenty wide.
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2351 Corner Bed Opening Windows on: January 19, 2017, 11:13:30 am
how far can the emergency window be opened before it falls out?  Can it be put back in place without difficulty if it does come out.

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. I found it easy to get it back in & closed but it was not exactly in the right place.
You could still drive with it that way.
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2351 Corner Bed Opening Windows on: January 19, 2017, 08:28:42 am
Here is what we do.
The egress window easily opens with two latches. We got a small length of wood to hold the window open. Be careful the window cannot be open wide as it is designed to fall out. If fact it did and we were still at the factory. Bob made us a short wooden piece to hold it open the proper amount.
Of course there is no screen. We got a piece of screening from the hardware store and velcro strips to adhere to the screen and the window frame. Then we leave the screen in place and when we need the extra ventilation we pull loose the screen prop open the window and reattach the screen.
But in most cases the fan really gets a nice breeze going through the small window.
58  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.
59  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.
60  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.
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