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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: wireless toad lights on: May 13, 2014, 03:41:16 pm
The new Roadmaster base plates do not utilize slide in recievers and pins (had on my 2002 Liberty) or the later style (2006 Liberty) that had the twist style, the new one still twists but simply has a small spring loaded catch pin that is much easier to deal with.  And like I said previously a large ring has been brought out to the front of the plate for cable hitch up.  Nice that improvments are consatntly being made.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: wireless toad lights on: May 13, 2014, 11:01:17 am
Ron D......Oh my lord ...I totally missed  those little devils hanging down..you are as safe as you can be and Roadmaster would be proud of you...I stand corrected.  Thanks, Ron
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: wireless toad lights on: May 13, 2014, 09:33:47 am
Ron D.....your set up is the exact same one i have utilized on my last two Liberty's and will use on my new Cherokee! That is excluding the wiring since i have selected to go wireless this time around.  While you have everything technically correct I notice one oversite IMO....I was told by Roadmaster that the safety cables should run all the way back to the base plates on the vehicle and therefore should not be terminated where yours are.  This protects in the case that there is failure in either of the "push in and twist" components  .  I have run small cables from where you terminated yours back to the holes on the base plate connected to the chassis utilizing high strenth connectors to accomplish what Roadmaster recommends. The new base plates I just got from Roadmaster have  and improved set up compared to the old set up (yours) in that there now are new large eyes that are right out front on the base plate recievers and very handy to hook the cables to and bypasses completely the termination hole you have chosen to use.   Just my two cents but if you think about it makes sense to hook directly to the chassis.  thanks
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: wireless toad lights on: May 12, 2014, 10:24:29 am
2 frazz.. and others:

Obviously, there are some trade offs with the wireless appraoch in that there really are no wires running to the toad (other than the Brake Buddy break away set up and that carries no power) and all of the wireless light functions run off a standard four blade plug.  with some rework I am sure you could re-engineer easily and tap into the live wire feed from the seven lug PC plug and run a wire to the toad for your break buddy.  i have never had a problem with my toad battery going dead so think I am OK with the lights operating in basic format...taillights, brake lights, blinkers and four way.  Not sure this wirelss approach is the right one and I may be back drilling holes to place bulb sockets in the taillights like I have done in the past.  I am some what optimistic that  the amount of toad pulling i do I think this approach may just be right.  Will keep you posted.

20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: wireless toad lights on: May 09, 2014, 09:56:32 am
There are several manafacturers that make wireless light bars and individual wireless lights.  Wreckers have been using such set ups for several years.  i ordered the cheapest set up by Blazar Manafacturing that ran $129.00.  Units can go up to over $600 offering more durability, etc.  The lights afix to the vehicle with 90 lb rated magnets, and each light takes 4 double A batteries.  the transmitter utilizes a four blade plug and I simply use the PC's 7 lug plug with and adapter that goes to a regular 4 blade.  You merely plug the very samll transmitter in and then situate it  somehere (hitch/steel) that allows for the signal to get to the back of the toad vehicle, I think the signal will go like 50'.  The lights are LED, very bright and all fuctuions have atleast this far worked flawlessly.  what is nice  is I can use the lights on my utility trailler, etc. as well.   I did order some DiamondShield material that I cut into 5" circles and placed each on the roof of the Cherokee, the lights have a padded material over the magnets but I know dirt and movement will get under and i did not want any scratching.   Tractor Supply, AWDirect, and others all have wireless light products.  i think I should have spent a little more money and actaully gotten a light bar that would have absoutely no wires flapping around between the two light bases.  I really like the idea of no corrosions, cutting in to the tail light housing, etc.   Time will tell.   thanks
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / wireless toad lights on: May 08, 2014, 08:28:29 pm
Just getting my new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk ready to be towed behind the PC.  Just got Roadmaster base plates installed and the Jeep appears to be nearly 2"s lower at the tow bar connection compared to the Liberty.  2" riser made tow bar dead level from coach to vehicle.  With all of the new tech stuff I had some reservations about cutting into the lights so went with new wireless lights and they appear to work great.  Transmitter attaches (magnet) to the hitch and turn the switch on and the lights will work for up to 16 hours on the 8 double A's.  Time will tell!
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Right Mirror on: May 02, 2014, 11:43:30 am
Jim....Loosen those set screws or you will crack the housing! 
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why PC? on: April 16, 2014, 12:41:36 pm
olyboots:
Not much more i can add for the above mentioned comments reflect my feelings 100%.  Having owned several  (7) other RV's from big to small and all from the "big boys" (Monaco in particular) none of them came close to the  PC's for quality of construction.  With both of my PC's I have had next to nothing in regards to issues and trust me I had many issues with other brands.  Having the Ford chassis is a huge plus.  As I am sure you are well aware many RV's can look very nice on the outside but structual make up leaves alot to desire, just check out PC's marine plywood floor vs's strand board in many.  best of luck.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where can I rent a Phoenix Cruiser on: March 31, 2014, 10:09:26 am
If anyone was to rent their unit out the vehicle's insurance status would have to be changed to reflect that the  unit was a rental unit (increase in premiums of course).  if and accident occured while someone was renting without the designated insurance change  claims could and most likely would be denied.  The vehicle's warranty and perhaps even the catagory of plates would need to reflect the fact the unit was being rented out.  A lot of risk at stake that I would not want to take on. 
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Transmission Clunk when shifting between Reverse and Park on: March 28, 2014, 09:39:06 am
Dutch:

Having had three (3) E-450's (including my current) I have to say they all had/have "clunks" when shifting out of park.  It is a very robust transmission and my  dealer has told me it is a normal sound.  If your transmission has not had its fluid changed i would do that but otherwise I would not worry at all  about the sound and just drive it.   Ron
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / new vehicle on: March 27, 2014, 12:32:31 pm
I just took delivery of my new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and i have to tell you it is one super vehicle (at least so far!).   I have owned 7 Jeep products and this one is by far the best, I honestly think it drives as well as my wife's 2014 Grand Cherokee and I am having to fight her off since she likes the smaller size of the Cherokee.  It is lower to the ground compared to my Liberty CRD and therefore I should not have to utilize the hitch riser off the PC.  New Roadmanster base plate is being delivered next week so I will see how hard that is to get on.  The Cherokee is about 500 lbs lighter than the Liberty so it should tow great.  The 3.2 V-6 with the new 9 speed transmission is one snappy package.   If you have not seen this vehicle you owe it to yourself to check it out.   It is going to be a huge winner for Jeep i will bet.  The Trailhawk comes standard with the two speed transfer all other models you will have to upgrade to get the neutral lock out for all four towing.  Thanks
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cracked shower pan on 2350 on: March 27, 2014, 09:48:18 am
My 1012 3100 had some pan cracks as well, they were hair line and did not go over the edge and down into the pan.  I used some epoxy filler/glue and filled/sanded and painted the lip and so far they have not shown up  again.  i did call Kermit and he said that my approach was a  good fix and to watch it and see if they spread and if so PC would address further.  It is not the best set up to say the leaset.  best of luck, Ron
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Decisions Decisions on: March 08, 2014, 02:52:00 pm
NHwander.....come down to Exeter and see the 3100.  We love the space and layout much more compared to the 2551.  In FL right now and this 70 degree stuff sure beats what we have.....to bad I can only spend 5 days here.  Thanks
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning Support on: February 07, 2014, 11:06:22 am
The Domectic support comes with a small aluminum palte that can be utilized to spread the pressure out some if center does not land directly on one of the studs.  I have yet to put it on yet, wiaiting for warmer weather.  You are suppose to place in center, touching the awaining and then raise it 1/4" before screwing it in with the two supplied cap screws.   My awning is really not sagging to much but I can see how it could start to sag over time.   ths.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning Support on: January 27, 2014, 03:05:06 pm
Carol is right on the ball for sure!  The price that she quoted me for my 2012 was considerably more compared to Campers World and the link above.  I can not believe there is any difference between  CW's and the one she secured but I guess one will find out.   thanks
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