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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Boss DVD hookup? - No color on: May 16, 2012, 05:43:38 pm
Just picked up my new 2552 yesterday

I have a rear L4200U series Toshiba - Setup & works great

Stuart gave me a Boss BV2550UA DVD player for me to install & hookup myself.

Their manual is terrible and doesn't show same the rear connections as the on-line manual.
But basically there are 4 plugs labeled:
1 AV out
2. Earphone
3 Coaxial
4 remote sensor.

I hooked the R,W,Y cable from #1 to TV
I set the TV to colorstream, only logical chaoice.
I get the DVD player but it is in black/white, no color.

I tried all the setuo choices - no change
It plays a DVD but it is not in color, sound OK.

Is the player bad?
Is there anything to be hooked to #3 Coaxial?
77  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds on: May 14, 2012, 03:49:34 pm
We travel all over Mexico. When there are no campgrounds we always stop at 24 hr Pemex gas stations.
78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What tires are ya'll buying? on: May 01, 2012, 09:49:25 pm
Stick with the Michelins.

One way to make your tires last longer is to occasionaly wipe down with 303 Protectorant.

NEVER use Armorall, that will make you sidewalls crack.
79  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Remote door entry - F450 on: April 23, 2012, 04:59:20 pm
I'll let everyone know what the final answer is but I think here is how it goes.

The latest Ford chassis have all the capability installed but the on-board computer is not programmed for remote door opening.
A dealer can program but this could cost you $100rds??

After the on-board computer is programmed then any key Fob remote can be programmed so that it opens the doors with the procedure listed above from the Ford manual.
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Remote door entry - F450 on: April 23, 2012, 11:27:05 am
Tried that search - did not work.
You don't need a Ford dealer. From pg 84 in the manual, instructions are clear.

Quote
To reprogram the remote entry
transmitters:
1. Ensure the vehicle is
electronically unlocked.
2. Place the key in the ignition and
turn from the 2 (lock) position to 3
(off).
3. Cycle eight times rapidly (within 10 seconds) between the 3 (off)
position and 4 (on). Note: The eighth turn must end in the 4 (on)
position.
4. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming
mode has been activated.
5. Within 20 seconds press any button on the remote entry transmitter.
Note: If more than 20 seconds have passed you will need to start the
procedure over again.
6. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that this remote entry
transmitter has been programmed.
7. Repeat step 5 to program each additional remote entry transmitter
(up to four transmitters).
8. Turn the ignition to the 3 (off) position after you have finished
programming all of the remote entry transmitters.
9. The doors will lock, then unlock, to confirm that the programming
mode has been exited.

Basic question is the F450 already equipped?
Is the 2012 remote the same as 2011 which I can buy key fobs for?
81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Remote door entry - F450 on: April 23, 2012, 10:39:29 am
I have been told that the F450 cutaway for motorhomes comes with the electronics to have a key fob remote.
The Ford manual tells how to program this remote if so equipped.

Key Fob remotes can be purchased for under $20 and then programed as per the Ford instruction manual.

So we are having a new 2552 built which will be ready in a few weeks, can anyone confirm that it is ready for a remote or if the 2012 remote is the same as the 2011 remote?  Help

Hopefully this vehicle does not have one of the new smart keys.  Smile
82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New layout for specs on: April 17, 2012, 10:01:41 pm
How did a dinette get in a 2551 and where did the refrigerator go?
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New layout for specs on: April 17, 2012, 05:42:54 pm
WB - 206"
Length - 27'-5"
is what I was told, I have one one order.

But if you are looking for corrections you have a picture of a 3100 instead of a 2551 in the 2551 link.
The picture http://www.phoenixusarv.com/assets/models/2551/2551-C-ver.png is not a 2551
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Calling All PC Owners With "True Average" Fuel Economy Figures on: April 02, 2012, 09:47:18 pm
Phoenix Cruiser Model 2551 2006 F350 - 45K miles

I keep track of every drop of gas I use.
Drive near the speed limit, no toad.
Try to stay below 65mph unless I have to go faster to stay up with traffic.
Usually have a kayak on top.
Seldom use on short trips.
Average just over 10mpg since new.  exactly!
85  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Trip to Baja, Mexico on: October 12, 2010, 06:42:54 am
A little company is fun.
We often travel with others we meet at campgrounds along the way.
It seems many have similar itineraries, so we keep bumping into each other.

A big group with a bossy leader is very tiresome.

We like to travel at our own pace, spending more time doing things we enjoy.
Even when travelling with one another RV we decide where we will get to that night and then travel by ourselves. Stopping along the way when we want and traveling at a speed I like.

We use a laptop computer with a small GPS plugged into USB port. The best map program for Mexico is Microsoft Streets & Trips. You can download a free 60 day trial.
86  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Trip to Baja, Mexico on: October 11, 2010, 02:26:14 pm
To each his own, but I hate caravans.
Too many campers filling up small campgrounds and roads.
However if travelling to Mexico makes you nervous maybe going in a group would ally your fears.

We travel by ourselves and have been from one end of Mexico to another.
Read some of our Mexico stories

Here is a good resource to answer your Mexico Questions-
RVing in Mexico and South America

and another
Mexico RV Forums

87  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Deinstall Coffee Maker from Cupboard door on: October 11, 2010, 10:48:17 am
Forget their coffee maker.
It takes lots of power to heat coffee.
Buy a 8 cup perculator and prepare the coffee on your stove using propane. Much more efficient if you boondock much.
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: kayak or boat? on: October 10, 2010, 02:22:20 pm
Put a rack on top and carry a canoe and/or a kayak.
Easy to get on or off.
http://keelhauler.org/RV/

John
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