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46  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
47  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.
48  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!
49  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
50  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/
51  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.
52  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.
53  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.

54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 29, 2013, 04:41:46 pm
For information.
Phoenix installed the Progressive Industries surge protector and remote monitor, which I supplied to them after I ordered my new 2552. The monitor was installed next to the door switch so I could see what the voltage was and any error codes as soon as I looked in the door.
It really saved my system this year. 2 lost refrigerators and 1 lost microwave from other campers when we were in Mexico.
My EMS protected me.  One time a eurapean camper caused 220v to go into the system when his transformer shorted out. It blew the surge fuse on my EMS but everything else still worked and protected the system until I could replace it.

Don't go to Mexico without some kind of electrical protection.
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Baby Seat Placement on: April 15, 2013, 03:49:58 pm
Your dinette has seat belts securely fastened to the floor. Use those seat belts to hold baby seat.
56  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: April 15, 2013, 03:44:55 pm
I use "3M Marine Scotchgard Liquid Wax Liter MMM-09062 "  cost about $21. One coat Lasts for a year. I think you could do the whole RV 3-4 times with a liter.
Get some kid, it's easy to apply & wipe off. Down let it get chalky or you will need a cleaner first.
57  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Norcold Refrigerator Service Manual on: March 20, 2013, 09:42:39 am
Thanks for the link to the manual.
Great trouble shooting charts.
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanitary Mascerator System didn't work right. on: February 23, 2013, 08:00:00 am
That's your problem, something is stuck in the blades.

It can be turned in either direction. Sometimes if you turn it back and forth what ever is jammed in there will break. If not it probably something that was accidently dropped into the tank or sink drain when the RV was manufactured,

It's very simple to take the pump out. It just hooks on to the pipe the same way your serwer hose hooks on. Just unclamp the small hose and unplug the wires.
Hold it so inlet is down, tap it, turn screw back & forth and it should fall out.

The screw should always rotate freely if it is unplugged.
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Working from the PC on: February 08, 2013, 01:14:37 pm
Since your PC is built to order they can do anything you want. Work through Stuart.
I made all sorts of changes in my 2552 and had a solar array system & a EMS system supplied to them and they installed it. I had my TV antenna mounted in the back to allow for more room for solar arrays up front.

The 1800 w inverter can be left on or turned on when you have no 110v pwer. It supplies Bath, kitchen & outdoor outlets. I had them add an outlet in my slideout.

12v outlets. They run from batteries under kitchen sink to whereever you want but must be sized to carry the cuurent. If long runs they must be at least #10 wire. Just decide where you need the power outlets and see what Stuart can do for you. They want to please.
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Cabinet Latches Failing on: January 28, 2013, 09:36:53 am
We have a fairly new 2012 - 2552 model.
It has at least 29 cabinet latches.
They are starting to fail, several stick and don't open, on several the plastic moveable part cracked and fell out.
On the backside of these grabber catches they are marrked, brdsupply.com.

Is anyone else experiencing the problem. I found a mention on a website that said Southco Latches were very good but there are Chinese knockoffs that fail. Is that what is happeneing?

I'm in Mexico for another 6 weeks, so it is not easy to get replacements. And if I just get the same knockoffs what good would that be.  sad
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