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1441  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV & battery disconnect? on: May 25, 2011, 03:23:04 pm
jdw, Your 2011 must be wired differently than my 2007.  My kill switch by the entry door, kills everything "Including" the inverter.
1442  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV & battery disconnect? on: May 25, 2011, 01:11:19 pm
This has always been an interesting subject matter to me.

With our 2007 2350 with the earlier Tripp-Lite inverter, we most often dry camp, so our coach batteries are closely monitored.  Without getting into the nitty-gritty of it all, I always shut the inverter down dead unless we need 110v. ADDING: "This is done by reaching in and flipping the switch on the inverter itself."  If I use the battery disconnect switch by the entry door to conserve battery power, that kills more than the inverter.  It cuts off all 12v as well, which means our fridge goes dead too.  And that is a real bad thing to happen while we are out for the day.

If you own an older PC with the 2000 watt Tripp-Lite inverter, and you dry camp a lot, you may find my topic on this subject of interest.
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1443  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Warranty - E-Series Cutaway Chassis Warranty on: May 25, 2011, 12:53:20 pm
Agreed!  Thanks for the research.
1444  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2004 Oven in a 2011 RV? on: May 25, 2011, 08:13:19 am
I always understood the warranty begins when the vehicle gets titled.  There might be a max time allowed after the vehicle production date or year.  For example, a dealer might have a brand new 1965 Corvette in his show room that he intentionally never sold so it never got titled.  I can't imagine GM honoring a new car warranty once it gets sold and titled the first time.

It would be good to know what the law is on this.
1445  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2004 Oven in a 2011 RV? on: May 24, 2011, 05:58:45 pm
Okay, that's different.  I would think now that will fall in the direction of Phoenix USA.

Let us know the outcome.
1446  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2004 Oven in a 2011 RV? on: May 24, 2011, 03:47:31 pm
I am just guessing wildly here.

In the Elkhart area where the PC factory is located, many RV companies went out of business in 2008 with their stock sold at auctions.  I know Kermit bought a bunch of 2008 Sprinter chassis then, and offered those rigs at the same discount he got, to make great offers during very hard RV times.

Maybe Kermit bought more product at auction, not just chassis.  Maybe ovens, fridges, TVs, who knows?

But it really should not matter.  The appliance manufacture should honor the warranty regardless of when it was made.  It is based on when it got sold to the consumer.  The same applies to those Sprinter chassis.

Walmart, Sears, Target, Carsons, Ford, GM, it doesn't matter when the product was manufactured and how long it was stored in a warehouse, the warranty begins when the consumer buys it.
1447  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Using Back-Up Lights For Other Purposes on: May 23, 2011, 07:06:58 pm
I did a voltage check on my hitch connector and found all wires dead without ignition.  I wired to the orange wire in there which came active with the ignition switch on.  It was quite easy utilizing the same screw terminal in the hitch connector.  To get there, I fished my wire through the same black slinky wire jacket and taped wire bundlings.

I easily pushed the passenger side backup light in toward the RV, then pulled the wires out through that hole, making it very easy on my back to solder and shrink-tube a good splice in place of the crimp connection.  Unlike the driver side, the passenger light had just one hot lead to splice to.

I also utilized the in-place wire hoops in the area to route the wires safely between my switch and lights.  The installation looks factory-like....maybe better because of the solder joint & shrink tubing insulation.
1448  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 23, 2011, 06:45:35 pm

You "DO" have a testimony worth sharing.  I would love to see your unit and also what it tows.  There are not many Sprinter based PCs out there, so I hope you get a website setup on yours.  Then I'd have a place to direct others to see one...... LOL

Welcome Aboard!

I am curious as to the year of your Sprinter chassis.

1449  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Using Back-Up Lights For Other Purposes on: May 23, 2011, 12:36:43 pm
One minor disappointment...... I thought I could turn on the backup lights without a key in the ignition but that is NOT the case.  I got power from the hitch connector for convenient fuse protected 12V.  Unfortunately none of the hitch wires offer power all the time, so I settled for ignition controlled power.
1450  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 leans to passenger side on: May 22, 2011, 11:36:15 am
A truck spring shop can resolve that fairly simply by increasing the spring stack on the low side. L. G.
I like that idea.
1451  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 leans to passenger side on: May 22, 2011, 10:40:47 am
I cannot say that our 2007 2350 has a lean in either direction.  I'll have to study it closer.  But many motor homes suffer from a slight lean.  If you are considering heavy duty front and rear sway bars, they might help counter-act that a bit, but unlikely to eliminate a lean.

The 2350's water tank is on the passenger side which when full adds 340 pounds.  The large under-bed storage there may be loaded with heavy gear.  Also, the slideout option adds at least 400 pounds to the driver side which you and we do not have.  There are so many influential factors why a motor home has a lean.

It is important to load up the motor home as if to go on vacation, then take it to a truck/RV suspension shop for a front wheel alignment.  It won't take out your lean but will help wth handling.
1452  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Using Back-Up Lights For Other Purposes on: May 22, 2011, 12:30:06 am
I got the project done today, the installation and wiring was fairly simple.  I think it is going to be a valuable asset to have.  The water proof switch is mounted inconspicuously next to the license plate light.  It can turn on the backup lights only under one of two conditions.
1) engine running
2) ignition key turned all the way to the left to the "Accessory" position.

The backup lights illuminate the tow apparatus work area perfectly and from the right direction, much better than working with a flashlight, and also better than my tow vehicle headlights which point in the wrong direction, and are too bright & right in my face.
1453  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: May 22, 2011, 12:24:49 am
Added #23, waterproof switch to control backup lights by hand.  Mounted inconspicuously next to the license plate light.  The switch works with the engine running or if the ignition key is turned all the way to the left to the "Accessory" position.  It lights up the work area perfectly so I can see much better than with a flashlight.  The tow vehicle headlights would work okay if they were not so bright and in my face.
1454  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: May 20, 2011, 12:11:23 am
I seem to recall people on another forum complaining the adjustable leuvers rattle and also shut closed on their own, or was it open up on their own.  Something to watch out for.
1455  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tanks on: May 18, 2011, 10:26:37 am
Being a cancer survivor is just that.......surviving.  The people I know personally who battled cancer of one form or another, it can take a number of years before traveling in a motor home would look appealing.  LRS, I am very glad to read you two are feeling well enough to use your new PC, hope the worst of your cancer struggles are behind, and hope to read more from you.  Welcome back.
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