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61  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.
62  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.
63  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.
64  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.
65  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.
66  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.
67  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.
68  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.
69  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.
70  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.
71  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.
72  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.
73  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%.
74  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?
75  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.
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