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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: December 30, 2016, 02:09:51 pm
Most PC's have the same schematic.
77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Generator statting power on: December 29, 2016, 05:05:40 pm
Not true, at least in my 2015-2551... I remove my house batteries over the winter, and can still start the generator via the chassis battery.  Typically I start the engine first because I am "exercising" the engine and generator a few times over the winter storage to keep them in good condition.

I was looking at the wiring diagram below and I agree, the batteries could be disconnected and the alternator would supply the 12v starting power to the generator when the engine is running. But if the batteries are connected and the engine is off the house batteries would supply the starting power.

78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New to forum part II sofa VS dinette on: December 27, 2016, 02:15:11 pm
That looks like a cool idea. PC could put a table support sleeve in the floor and you could store the table under the Drivers side bed. Need to have back cushions added

PC can do anything, those look like simple changes.
79  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 Questions on: December 27, 2016, 01:45:12 pm
Ron, Aren't you overloading that tire, which then carries 1/2 your rear axle weight. 6760/2=3380lbs
Max allowed is 2680 LBS at 80 PSI
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What does your Phoenix weigh? on: December 26, 2016, 09:35:52 am
This is what Michelin recommends
LT225/75R16 E
PSI                    40    45      50      55       60      65       70        75        80         Maximum load & pressure on sidewall

LBS   Single   1650   1790   1940   2060   2190   2335   2440   2560   2680   S   2680 LBS at 80 PSI
Dual              3000   3260   3530   3750   3990   4300   4440   4660   4940   D   2470 LBS at 80 PSI
81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slideout or not and Mercedes vs E-450 on: December 25, 2016, 02:05:56 pm
My friends had a Sprinter, not me.
82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New to forum on: December 24, 2016, 09:10:19 am
Driving is great even in heavy winds. The turning radius on all the Ford chassis is huge. It took a while to get used to it needing 4 lanes to do a U-turn.
We do not tow, and there is plenty of storage inside. Could not fill it and we go months at a time.
Outside storage is very limited. No problem on GVW, we had it weighed with everything on-board.

My wife hated the sofa, because the table was small and needed to be taken down while traveling.
But the dinette if used as a bed needs to be made 36" wide.

We also tour but sometimes stay 2 weeks in one location. I use my bike for shopping.
See my blog for recent trip. This version is in Chronological order.
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New to forum on: December 23, 2016, 04:46:32 pm
The Wini View is not a quality unit like the PC.
Take a look at Earl's construction videos and comparison videos on PC's main page.
The PC cost a little more but is worth it, especially for after sale service.

My advise is to buy new and customize it like you want, PC's used prices are very high.
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slideout or not and Mercedes vs E-450 on: December 23, 2016, 11:10:37 am
I have had 3 RV's.
23' with corner bed
2551 with slide
2552 with slide.

Likes & Dislikes
Corner bed allows RV to be shorter and easy to drive but I dislike the bed. We used it for 10 years and over 100,000 miles. Harder to sell with corner bed.
2551 was good but we hated the couch & wanted a dinette. Used it for only 6 years and when we saw that the new 2552 could have a dinette we upgraded.
2552 needs a 36" wide seating to make the bed useable(PC will do this), but if not in a slide the floor space is small.
When we are staying for one night we seldom put out the slide, but for many day stay we love the extra space that the slide offers.
We have had NO problems with the Ford 350 or 450 chassis. Much more reliable than the Sprinter.

85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet door closures on: December 14, 2016, 08:57:42 am
No lubrication won't help. The latches made by are trash, I have broken over 25 of them over past few years. When I switched to Genuine Southco latches, none have failed.

I discussed this with Carol, PC's buyer, she thinks that Southco fail also but I assured her they don't. Be careful where you order them and make sure they say Southco.
86  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tv install bedroom 2351 on: December 13, 2016, 08:58:04 am
The coax outlet in the closet connects to both the outside connector and the antenna. When using antenna push the little switch, red light comes on, and scan for channels. Off for outdoor outlet.

Warning do not leave this amplifier on unless you are plugged into 110v power. It uses 12v DC which will run your batteries down.
87  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tv install bedroom 2351 on: December 11, 2016, 09:13:29 am
Here is a picture of how PC installed a 19" flatscreen in my 2552.

Note they used a piano hinge attached to the board that the TV mounted. They drilled some holes in the board to get the cables to the connections. There is no problem drilling through the wall of the shirt closet double wall with a hole saw.

If I did it again I would mount a 24" TV. It never need to go back against the wall so there is plenty of room. I like the fact that you can actually rotate the TV to face forward in the RV, since I never installed a front TV. 90% of the time we watch the TV we are sitting up in the bed.
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: December 06, 2016, 04:34:30 pm
Actually each light is below a square beam, that's how they get the wires to the light.
89  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winterizing on: November 24, 2016, 11:43:55 am
Just disconnect the Neutral-Black cable. Charged batteries will not freeze.
90  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winterizing on: November 24, 2016, 09:51:09 am
You know the little momentary switch to left of steering wheel?
When the switch is pushed you are charging Ford battery from house batteries or solar.

You say, But I can't sit here and hold it on all day.

No problem, just replace the switch with an of-off switch. I bought at Advanced Auto Parts. It is identical. Pop out the old switch, unplug wires from old switch, plug back into new switch, push new switch back into hole. No skill required.

I leave this switch on when RV is in storage and let my solar charge all 3 batteries.

There is an electrical interlock to be aware of. When the switch is on your step will go in, the same as if you turned your ignition switch on.

This will not harm anything. PC used to use an on-off switch and changed it to a momentary for some reason, but I have found no reason why it can not be left on when in storage, or when you want to charge Ford battery.
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