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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: white switch on the dash on: January 07, 2013, 12:29:14 pm
My old 2551, the switch was an on-off switch rather than a mementary that you have to hold.

I replaced the switch in my new 2552 with an on-off switch so when I'm parked a long tome and the truck chassis battery gets a little low it will recharge it. I found a switch at an autoparts store that fit right in the same slot and you just unplugged the wires and plugged them into the new switch. A no brainer 5 minute job.

I believe they have a relay in the circuit that cuts off this connection when you are cranking, so you can't pull power from camper batteries when you try to start.

It sure works better than holding the switch manually.
77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Sandy on: November 01, 2012, 01:01:43 pm
Can't  believe we got hit so hard in Ohio.
We live West of Cleveland near Lake Erie, we have not had power since Monday.
Trees are down everywhere from the high winds, rivers are in flood. Roads closed.  Cry

Our RV generator and solar system is powering our home refrigerator, sump pump and a TV.
We were planning to leave for our winter trip to Mexico this Sunday. But we can't leave until we get power.
At least today the phone & internet came back on.  pulling hair out

We were supposed to stop at the Phoenix factory to get our slide-out seal repaired, we shall see.
78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steps won'stay out on: October 23, 2012, 04:41:43 pm
Same problem I have had.

You open the door, turn on switch near door and steps are supposed to stay out even when you close the door. But the steps go back in.

I found a loose wire near the big connector underneath near the steps where all the step wiring goes back to the rig.
79  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got our Baby home! on: October 22, 2012, 11:07:08 am
By the way. I just found out the Ford warranties the allignment. So they will allign for free if you are near a Ford truck dealer.
I just took my new 2552 in and the Toe-in was outside the specs. They corrected it and there was NO Charge at all.
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dead starter battery on: October 21, 2012, 10:31:02 pm
Phoenix switched to Trojan batteries as far as I know. They are made in USA.
81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mounting Solar Panels on: October 21, 2012, 10:28:48 pm
The red areas are metal plates that they laminate into the roof. So when they hang the cabinets inside there is someplace to screw them to. If they don't the cabinets will fall off the walls. If you see the note "Inside" it means it's there to mount things from the inside.
The square Aluminum tubes laminated into the roof are spaced every 2' and are exactly where the light fixtures are inside. They run the wires to these fixtures inside the tubes.

The vent for the microwave has been moved from this drawing when they went back to a Samsung Microwave.
82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: October 16, 2012, 03:16:29 pm
had the key fobs added in for the chassis doors
by NJHeart

Did Phoenix have the Ford dealer come to their plant or did you drive over to the Ford dealer? What was the cost?
My local Ford dealer said it couldn't be done unless the option was ordered from the Ford factory.
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mounting Solar Panels on: August 31, 2012, 08:30:33 am

2551 & 2552 but the microwave vent was moved slighly from this drawing.

I used the standard RV roof caulk to seal the holes for the solar arrays. Dicor
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 or ? What did you choose and why? on: July 29, 2012, 03:17:24 pm
We had a 2551 for 6-1/2 yrs with a slide. Loved it, never had one problem.
Some said in a very heavy windy rain from the direction of the slide side, that water leaked in.
Some just close their slide when high winds come from that direction. The Slide is well built and there is NO structural probems.
I love the 2350 since it still comes on a E350 cahssis like my old 2551. All 2551 and larger now come on a E450 chassis. About 0.5 mpg less gas mileage, 2" higher.

If we didn't like the PC or our 2551 we would have never bought the 2552.
They do a lot of custom work for those who know what they want. So use the forum search engine and see what changes people have made.
I agree, do it right the first time.
85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Gasoline smell in cabin on: July 29, 2012, 03:00:08 pm
Generator runs on Gasoline, it is near drivers seat. Take the cover off and start it up, see if any gasoline is leaking.
The carbuator float can stick and dump fuel in but it also would make the generator hard to start.
Does it start normally?
86  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Smoke & CO2 Detectors on: July 24, 2012, 01:25:35 pm
Of course you mean CO not CO2, an inert gas.
87  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A/C problem again on: July 10, 2012, 03:41:40 pm
As long as your extension cord is at least #12 wire and your house has a 20 amp breaker you are fine.
If you buy one of those plug in 110v meters or just stick in a portable volt meter you can observe if the voltage drops when the A/C is running. 104v AC is as low as you should let the voltage be at.
It all depend one your home wiring size and length.

It's just that you should not go below 104V.
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Newbie very interested in the 2552... on: July 10, 2012, 09:40:02 am
We had a 2006-2551PC and just bought a 2012-2552.
The 2552 has much more storage space.

They tell me they went to 2-6v Trojan batteries as standard. But if not, it is a no charge option.
Cabinets- We like light colored cabinets. Make thinks much brighter inside.
1-A/C is plenty. Where we travel we are lucky to find 15amp service. Can't see why you would want 50 amps, for a few minutes of microwaving while air is on.
Rear ladder is a must for us, we carry our boats on top and rear hitch is best place for bikes, There is not much outside storage to would hate to loose cabinet to folding bikes.
Take a look at the pictures of our rig I posted on our blog. My Mexico Blog, we are the ones who moved the antenna to the rear.
By the way they put a fan in the rear of the refrigerator in the slideout, really required with no top vent.
Rig color, we travel in hot weather and prefer all white outside.
Unless you plan to drive you rig over 200K miles, you really can't ever justify having a diesel to save money. We drive a lot but probably only average 10K per year. Long trips is why I prefer power seats and we like all cloth everywhere. It is a very good quality material in the newer units.
89  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mounting Solar Panels on: June 26, 2012, 07:27:49 am
I also like that he does not have the Wingard antenna.

I actually have one. I had them move it to the back, fits nicely.

90  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mounting Solar Panels on: June 25, 2012, 08:45:09 pm
I used "Go Power Adjustable RV rack" mounts. .
I also considered using "RV Solar Connection Dual Tilt RV Mounts"
Google both.
But really just 2 -1-1/2 aluminum angle about 2" long is fine.

I used the same roof sealant the Phoenix uses. Dicor I think. They gave me a tube. I made sure I hit the roof 1" square tubes shown on Kermits sketch and easy to find. Use a tiny drill first to make sure you hit. Unless you can move next mounts on the array to be 24" apart for the second set of mounts you could use some type of small wall anchors.
I had Kermit put some mounting plates in roof when they made the RV like they use to bolt cabinets etc. to hit my second set.
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