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61  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: No Flame Warning on Refrigerator on: August 23, 2015, 11:55:01 am
12 volts is as low as you should ever discharge your batteries to prolong the life. It's less than 50% charged.
See chart below. Read your battery voltage with your inverter voltage display or with a digital voltmeter.

Charge   Voltage
100          12.73
90          12.62
80          12.5
70          12.37
60          12.24
50          12.1
40          11.96
30          11.81
20          11.66
10          11.51

To run a frig on DC takes too much power and batteries would quickly be discharged. That is why they eliminated the DC 3-way option.

There is absolutely no reason to turn off your refrigerator while traveling. That's what it was designed to do.
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What's the trick - WP Franklin on: August 02, 2015, 03:13:39 pm
Love Myakka but can never get a site, campground sells out before we can make plans.
Here are two pictures from last time we were there.

63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What's the trick - WP Franklin on: August 01, 2015, 09:00:23 pm
That's the one we got.

We hope to be staying in the Hillsborough County parks the few weeks before.

We have spent the last 7 years in Mexico over the winter but this year we are trying FL again. I did a Mexican Blog so I decided to do a FL blog also.

64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What's the trick - WP Franklin on: July 30, 2015, 03:48:01 pm
After trying every day for two weeks, I finally got the timing down and got a site starting 1/30/16.  Cheer
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What's the trick - WP Franklin on: July 27, 2015, 01:14:54 pm
So you did it by internet at 10 AM and actually got a site?

Everyday at least 2-3 sites are available in 6 months from day's date, I go by the US official time clock but when I click either I'm 1 second early or then site is gone. Getting frustrated.

Can't believe I can't hit at least once.
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / What's the trick - WP Franklin on: July 27, 2015, 10:10:16 am
I've tried everyday at 10 am to reserve an available site in the January time period
The sites show as available at 10:00:00 but by 10:00:01 the sites are gone.

How do you guys ever get a camp site there.

I know a bunch of PC Cruiser members stay there. What is your trick?

67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aftermarket installation of hard-wired surge protection? on: June 27, 2015, 10:23:59 am
I hard wired a Progressive Model EMS-HW30C into my 2006 2551 cruiser. I had Phoenix install one when I bought the 2012 2552.

As discussed, other than finding a good place to mount and the stiff wire, it was no problem to install. The read out unit has telephone wire cord that is easy to route where it is convenient to view, I put mine next to door under light switches.

I also love the readout unit that tells me what voltage is or any error signals. Once we had a really big power surge that blew a fuse on the circuit board, You could still use the power thanks to bypass switch and Progressive sent free a new circuit board which just plugged in and you needed to return the old board.

So where you install it, make sure you can get the cover off. You do not have to unwire it from your unit.
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Photo website on: June 25, 2015, 12:26:34 pm
Try Smugmug
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CLEARANCE LIGHTS REAR on: May 28, 2015, 08:35:16 am
Only the tail lights have LED bulbs. Bulbs in markers you can get at any auto parts store.

Get new fixtures, if needed, directly from Phoenix. I got a few that got knocked off last year and they cost 1/4th of what they cost at a store.
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Frig or Surge Guard Issue? on: April 25, 2015, 03:24:43 pm
By the way, Progressive surge protector is programmable to choose either a 10 sec delay or a 128s ec delay. The only reason not to choose 10 seconds is your A/C doesn't have a built in delay. All Phoenix Cruisers have delay build into the A/C.
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Frig or Surge Guard Issue? on: April 25, 2015, 09:56:14 am
Have you measured the voltage of the outlet you are attempting to plug in to?
Most surge guards only allow 104 to 132 volts. Higher or lower it will trip.
Check polarity and ground also.
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converter tripping on: April 09, 2015, 09:20:28 pm
Are you confident the shore power is wired correctly.

I always check polarity and if there is a ground. Many campgrounds have poor wiring. So that is where you need to start.
Buy one of these gadgets at a Hardware store of from Amazon.

If there wiring is OK, start with converter breaker off and then turn it on and see what happens.

73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cabinet latch problem on: April 06, 2015, 11:30:26 am
There was a long thread on this last October.

Here is my reply:,1936.msg15124.html#msg15124

This winter I went through about 4 more brd latches. None of the Southcos have failed yet.
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boondocking electric question on: March 29, 2015, 11:02:47 am
I use a Bogart TM-2025-RV to monitor my solar panel and battery state of charge. At a glance I can tell the state of charge of my batteries. It also displays my Engine battery voltage.

I had Phoenix mount it along with the inverter & tank monitor on the side of the cabinet by the left side of the door.

I had them mount my Charge Controller and  Progressive EMS Display  on the right side of the door. This way when I connect my power I can glance in the door to see what the voltage is or any error signal. I spend my winter in RV parks that have frequent voltage problems so the system saves me ruining my microwave or refrigerator controls.

75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Boondocking electric question on: March 28, 2015, 05:09:43 pm
I always leave my inverter off  unless I need to use one of the outlets that it supplies. It does have a low current draw, but low is not zero.
If you are going to do very much dry camping you should get a couple of solar panels. Cost has come way down.

Also remember the converters that RV's use never fully charge your batteries. But your alternator will when you drive,

When you are not charging here is an idea of your battery condition.
Charge   Voltage
100   12.73
90   12.62
80   12.5
70   12.37
60   12.24
50   12.1
40   11.96
30   11.81
20   11.66
10   11.51

You really shouldn't let batteries go below 12.1 volts or 50% charge.
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