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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Care on: September 26, 2016, 09:11:15 am
From Michelin's website, 10 years is the answer.

1- Keep five years in mind
After five years or more in use, your tires should be thoroughly inspected at least once per year by a professional.

2- Ten years is a maximum
If the tires haven't been replaced 10 years after their date of manufacture, as a precaution, Michelin recommends replacing them with new tires. Even if they appear to be in usable condition and have not worn down to the tread wear indicator.
This applies to spare tires as well.

3- Proper care expands a tire’s lifespan
You can increase your tire's longevity by maintaining the correct air pressure, performing regular tire rotations and vehicle maintenance.

Two ways to improve life is to keep them out of the sun or spraying the sun side with 303 Protectorant. DO NOT USE Amourall.
77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: More battery power, please on: September 17, 2016, 09:32:12 am
I was under the impression batteries like the Optima  deep cycle could be taken down lower repeatedly.  No idea where I got this idea but you seem to be in the know. What's your thought?

From Optima-
Under normal starting conditions, an OPTIMA battery should never experience at rest voltages below 12. Most 12-volt chargers and alternators have no problem recharging an OPTIMA if it has an at rest voltage of 10.5 or greater.

The magic threshold – 10.5 volts. The charging scenario for a deeply discharged AGM battery, one that's dipped below 10.5 volts, may be slightly different. The OPTIMA Digital 1200 can recover batteries that have been discharged as low as 1.25 volts. For other charger tips for recovering a deeply discharged AGM battery can be found in OPTIMA's tech tip, How to Resuscitate a Deeply Discharged AGM Battery.
78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: More battery power, please on: September 16, 2016, 09:09:19 am
rd time this summer could not start generator in the morning. 

Of course you can always start the Ford engine which charges all batteries and when you have enough voltage your generator will start.

On the other hand you are killing the life of your coach batteries, You should try to never go below 50% charge or 12.1 volts.

Also realize that the converter that charges your house batteries NEVER can get them to 100% charge because it does not charge them at a high enough voltage.
The best way to keep you batteries fully charged is to put in a solar charging system.
79  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slide Rattling on: September 12, 2016, 09:00:48 am
Are you sure it's not the shades. That's what causes the noise in mine.
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New King Bed for 2552 on: September 07, 2016, 10:06:20 pm
Too many pictures to wade through.

Here it is but what happened to spare tire?

81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Refrigerator won't work on Propane on: August 29, 2016, 04:37:54 pm
Every few years you need to clean the area of the refer where the burner is located.

I had a friend help me and I should probably do it again. I can't remember all the steps but I'll bet someone has it written out. (Pg 27 to 32 in manual from link above.)

It was very simple to do and it worked better after it was cleaned.
82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Cover for 28 foot 2552 on: August 25, 2016, 09:56:21 pm
I live in Cleveland, OH. Have never seen the sun.  Smile
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: About Dinettes, Why A Dinette Is Bigger When Not In A Slideout on: August 25, 2016, 04:48:24 pm
As I said in the past. Kermit can make the Dinette in the slide-out any width you want.
I recommend 36" wide, I only made it 34" in these pictures.
See my 2552.

84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Cover for 28 foot 2552 on: August 24, 2016, 07:47:58 am
I have a question.
Why do you need to cover the RV.

I never have and don't see any reason I would need to, what am I missing?
85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Progressive Industries EMS in a 2552 on: August 21, 2016, 08:16:34 am
Yes the switch on the remote is the bypass.

No noise of any kind.
86  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Progressive Industries EMS in a 2552 on: August 16, 2016, 07:10:53 pm
That's why I recommend you use #10  stranded wire, it is easier to bend.

87  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Plant on: August 15, 2016, 11:10:21 am
If you are just driving up to see PC. Not to checkout a new coach, you can stay for FREE in their level parking lot. They have free power cable to use also.
Call them and make sure there is room for you that night.
I've stayed there 3 different times, buying, repairing and trading in a motorhome.
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Small stains in gel coat on: August 15, 2016, 11:02:00 am
I decided to try the other remover—Starbrite Ultimate.

I googled Starbrite Ultimate and find they make 4 different products with similar names.
Which one is it?

Also do you think you need to re-wax after using the cleaner?
89  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Exterior Paint on: August 11, 2016, 09:17:13 am
Here is the product I use to keep it looking brand new. I wax it twice a year but it is outside 100% of time with no cover. 1 liter lasts me 3 years.
3M 09062 Scotchgard Marine Liquid Wax, 1-Liter

Cost Amazon 1 liter $26.42 + shipping. Link
Cost  1 liter $22.50 with free shipping.  Link
90  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Progressive Industries EMS in a 2552 on: August 09, 2016, 04:54:46 pm
I put my readout, right by the door, above the disconnect switch.

Easy to see the error or voltage looking in the door and can't see it cycling between readouts, so it doesn't bother me.
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