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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical question an inverter on: May 23, 2013, 04:50:07 pm
In 2012 Phoenix switched to 2-Trojan Deep Cycle 6 v batteries in series.
Great long lasting American made batteries.
The are a little taller than the batteries they used to use which were Marine batteries, They just dropped the battery holder down to accommodate them.
77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire blowouts at 25000 miles - Michelin LT 225/75R16. on: May 22, 2013, 10:12:41 am
Many times tread separation and then failure is caused by not keeping the pressure in the tires inflated to the correct amount.
Were the tires checked regularly? I've had tires go flat on the inner dual and never noticed until I did my pressure test before a trip.
78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 02, 2013, 09:25:23 am
To answer some of the questions and comments on Progressive's Hard wired Unit.
Progressive is very easy to work with. When my surge fuse blew they sent a new small circuit board which took a couple of minutes to install with easy instructions. It looked like a small fuse was blown on the board and if it happened again I might just try to replace the fuse first.

I think that with the 2551 & 2552, the only units I'm familiar with, that it would be very easy to wire it in yourself, it goes under the long bed and you just need room to mount it ahead of the converter. I would get the remote display and it is easy to get the phone wire over to near the battery compartment.

Mine is installed downstream of the generator and it works fine.

79  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 29, 2013, 04:41:46 pm
For information.
Phoenix installed the Progressive Industries surge protector and remote monitor, which I supplied to them after I ordered my new 2552. The monitor was installed next to the door switch so I could see what the voltage was and any error codes as soon as I looked in the door.
It really saved my system this year. 2 lost refrigerators and 1 lost microwave from other campers when we were in Mexico.
My EMS protected me.  One time a eurapean camper caused 220v to go into the system when his transformer shorted out. It blew the surge fuse on my EMS but everything else still worked and protected the system until I could replace it.

Don't go to Mexico without some kind of electrical protection.
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Baby Seat Placement on: April 15, 2013, 03:49:58 pm
Your dinette has seat belts securely fastened to the floor. Use those seat belts to hold baby seat.
81  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: April 15, 2013, 03:44:55 pm
I use "3M Marine Scotchgard Liquid Wax Liter MMM-09062 "  cost about $21. One coat Lasts for a year. I think you could do the whole RV 3-4 times with a liter.
Get some kid, it's easy to apply & wipe off. Down let it get chalky or you will need a cleaner first.
82  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Norcold Refrigerator Service Manual on: March 20, 2013, 09:42:39 am
Thanks for the link to the manual.
Great trouble shooting charts.
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sanitary Mascerator System didn't work right. on: February 23, 2013, 08:00:00 am
That's your problem, something is stuck in the blades.

It can be turned in either direction. Sometimes if you turn it back and forth what ever is jammed in there will break. If not it probably something that was accidently dropped into the tank or sink drain when the RV was manufactured,

It's very simple to take the pump out. It just hooks on to the pipe the same way your serwer hose hooks on. Just unclamp the small hose and unplug the wires.
Hold it so inlet is down, tap it, turn screw back & forth and it should fall out.

The screw should always rotate freely if it is unplugged.
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Working from the PC on: February 08, 2013, 01:14:37 pm
Since your PC is built to order they can do anything you want. Work through Stuart.
I made all sorts of changes in my 2552 and had a solar array system & a EMS system supplied to them and they installed it. I had my TV antenna mounted in the back to allow for more room for solar arrays up front.

The 1800 w inverter can be left on or turned on when you have no 110v pwer. It supplies Bath, kitchen & outdoor outlets. I had them add an outlet in my slideout.

12v outlets. They run from batteries under kitchen sink to whereever you want but must be sized to carry the cuurent. If long runs they must be at least #10 wire. Just decide where you need the power outlets and see what Stuart can do for you. They want to please.
85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Cabinet Latches Failing on: January 28, 2013, 09:36:53 am
We have a fairly new 2012 - 2552 model.
It has at least 29 cabinet latches.
They are starting to fail, several stick and don't open, on several the plastic moveable part cracked and fell out.
On the backside of these grabber catches they are marrked,

Is anyone else experiencing the problem. I found a mention on a website that said Southco Latches were very good but there are Chinese knockoffs that fail. Is that what is happeneing?

I'm in Mexico for another 6 weeks, so it is not easy to get replacements. And if I just get the same knockoffs what good would that be.  sad
86  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.
87  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.
88  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.
89  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.
90  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.
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