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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions from a Newbie on: September 26, 2013, 12:53:23 pm
The reason you do not need an anode is this is an Aluminum hot water tank, not steel. exactly!
77  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: PC Current Draw on: September 21, 2013, 10:38:29 am
I've installed this same unit in my last 2 PC's.
For people just ordering a new PC, you can supply the unit to PC and they will install it for you free.
I put the display right next to the door so I can pop my head in to see what's going on quickly.
They also installed my solar array charge controller, shown just below the Progressive display.

Does it work, you bet. Don't leave home without it.

It will not allow you to plug into any bad power source and it will save the expensive items in your RV that will fail with high/low voltage or power surges.
The little card next to it show all the error codes that could be displayed.

But most of all if you travel to Mexico, as we do, you will find their RV park wiring to be very bad and the unit is mandatory.
78  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: 12 volt connector in coach on: September 04, 2013, 12:42:22 pm
Be sure to use a fuse in the circuit. I put it right at the battery.
79  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length of sewage hose? on: September 04, 2013, 08:40:30 am
I use the Trojan T105 batteries that PC supplies with new RV's.
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check my understanding of battery voltage status on: September 04, 2013, 08:37:51 am
You treat 2 6v batteries wired in series the same as a 12v battery. A 12v battery has 6 cells wired in series a 6v battery has 3 cells, so two 6v batteries wired in series have 6 cells just like a 12v.

You may ask why PC uses 6 v batteries. The batteries they use are more expensive and designed for many charge-discharge cycles. They will last longer and work better than the old 12v batteries they used a few years ago.

The truth about charging batteries is the converter charger does not put out enough voltage to fully charge your batteries. That's why a solar panel with a charge controller will get the batteries up to 100% charge.
81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length of sewage hose? on: August 26, 2013, 10:08:56 pm
I carry a 50' garden hose that hooks to outlet of the macerator hose. I never use a standard sewer hose.
I can pump to outhouses or a sewer not near my RV.
82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 22, 2013, 10:20:41 pm
Sounds like we need a picture of the broken part and an epoxy repair.
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: August 14, 2013, 04:24:26 pm
I've done it on my last two PC's.
Install a copper tee between the tank valve and the pressure regulator. You need high pressure since you have a regulator on you camp stove/grill. Run a 1/4" copper tube across the RV through existing holes in Ford frame to just in front of the rear wheel. Installed a ball valve for a shutoff attached to a bulkhead fitting fastened to the RV fiberglass skirt. That fitting is a 1/4" flared tube fitting or you could use a quick disconnect, your choice. I use about a 10' rubber hose that I had a propane shop make up that adapts to the  stove and to my flared tube fitting. That hose reaches my stove on a table anywhere under my awning.

I always wondered why more people don't do this. You have a big tank of propane, why bring little bottles for your grill?
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driver's Seat power problem on: July 28, 2013, 05:50:54 pm
Isn't the power seat base supplied by Ford and covered by their guarantee. Call the 800 for ford motor home that you were given and they will set up an appointment wherever you are.
85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to buy good tires on: July 24, 2013, 09:27:03 am
Armourall will do the opposite. The tires will dry out & crack.

The best product, it really softens vinyl & rubber is 303 Protectorant.

I use it on the vinyl cover of my 10 year old hot tub and it is still soft & liable.
86  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where to buy good tires on: July 23, 2013, 10:51:55 am
PC does not sell tires.

Stick with Michelin if you really need them. Your unit is not that old, you can push those dates if tires don't have big cracks.
Use 303 Protectorant on your sidewalls, it really does help protect them. NEVER use Armourall.

Shop around for price and make sure the price includes, mounting, balancing, disposal, etc.

Sam's Club can probably order them for you as well as Costco.
With Sam's as long as RV is under 10' tall they will do them.
When 2551's were on a E350 they fit, not sure if E450 will fit or not.
87  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Skeeter Screens on: July 17, 2013, 03:33:33 pm
Free Shipping from . A little cheaper.
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: AWNINGS on: June 17, 2013, 08:45:37 am
They switched to a large electric awning in the 2012 models I believe.
We love it, very large, sturdy and the best part is that it automatically dumps the water off. Just don't be walking by when it happens.
89  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: EXERCISING THE GENERATOR on: June 15, 2013, 10:14:58 am
I don't agree with not running the generator under load occasionally. I had another motor home that I never ran the generator all summer long. In the winter on my first place to use it, it would not start. The carburetor had to be removed and cleaned. Now I run for about 15 minutes every 4-6 weeks and use my A/C as the load. I have had zero problems in 10 years.  exactly!
90  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: June 15, 2013, 10:07:46 am
Were you aware that Ford will check the alignment for free on your new MH. Call the 800 number that came with your RV to find a dealer that works on MH's. They will setup an appointment for you.
They found my new 2552 slightly out and adjusted it under the warranty.  Cheer
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