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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Right Rear Mudflap on: April 23, 2017, 11:25:13 pm
We have to take precaution when backing the rear tires on our Lynx leveling blocks.  The one mud flap can be temporarily tucked up, but the other one, my wife has to hold it up.  I really should do something about it.
17  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Trip around lake Michigan on: April 23, 2017, 11:22:02 pm
My wife and I did a 360 degree trip around Lake Michigan in 2011, from the Chicago area north through Michigan and back south through Wisconsin.  We quickly got into "light houses".  We also enjoyed Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks National Seashore, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum which had much on the Edmund Fitzgerald, and great affordable golfing near Interlochen. 
18  Main Forum / Phoenix Cruisers for Sale by Owner / Re: 2010 PC 2551 44,600 miles Only $48,000 on: April 23, 2017, 11:09:56 pm
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19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First real trip on: April 23, 2017, 09:03:31 pm
Hi garmp,

I like to drain the fresh water tank at home right after every trip.  My experience with tap water regardless of where it came from, develops a slimy film on the submerged portions of the tank.  Unfortunately it is impossible to completely drain the tank.  My drive way has a steep slope so I utilize it to angle the rig so the drain valve is at the lowest end to remove as much water as possible.

Oh, the answer to your fresh water tank-draining question.  Unless things have recently changed at the factory, you should have attached to the side of, at the bottom of the tank somewhere, a little plastic valve with a drain tube attached to the outlet which passes through the floor to drain on to the street.  The lever resembles a low cost water jug spigot like this.  It might be behind a panel.  I am not familiar with the 2100 except that the water tank is placed along the back wall, maybe under the sink.

Oh, I see RheaNL just beat me to it, and with better clarification on the location of the spigot.

20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Ron Dittmer or anyone on: April 23, 2017, 05:32:25 pm
Could FW tank be source?  Might switch back to pump with tank at low level, if no leak then fill tank and recheck.
randallandchris may be onto something.  If it leaks with a tank-full of water while using the on-board water system, the leak could be the tank, the line between the tank and the on-board pump, or the pump itself.  A check valve assumed located at the outlet of the pump prevents pressurized city water from back-filling the fresh water tank which would explain why it doesn't leak when on city water, and with a drained tank.

Your answer may be found after removing the wood platform of the bed.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Ron Dittmer or anyone on: April 23, 2017, 08:37:02 am
Carol has great advise.

Some (maybe all) of the final-end connections for the plumbing fixtures on my PC are hand-tighten.  They are big wing nuts.  I looked at some pictures of my water accumulator installation and see the same wing nut for the on-board water pump.  Phoenix might have used similar wing nuts for the toilet and shower, but I have not yet had a need to access them.  I do wonder about the connection to the toilet, specifically how to get to the final connection.  It could require removing the toilet.  Hopefully someone with experience in that department could provide instruction.

Given the severity of on-board pump vibration, I would make sure to hand tightening that connection at the pump.  Hopefully you only need to snug-up your fresh water lines by the fixtures by hand.  Just 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn may be all you need.

Because I installed a water pressure tank one year after we got our PC, our fresh water line has not vibrated except the first year.  That may have reduced the need for me to tighten those wing nuts.

If you study this picture closely, you can see the PC-original white plastic 3-wing wing nut on the pipe going into the carpeted wall, located between the bottom of the tank and the pump.  Every plumbing fixture I have dabbled with on our PC has the same final connection, both hot and cold sides.
22  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: LED Lights too bright? on: April 22, 2017, 09:44:18 am
I had converted our 9 florescent light fixtures to LED (adding a night light feature in each), detailed HERE, and quickly learned you can have too much light.  Fortunately I was able to address it properly by disabling LED circuits.

Your idea with a light diffuser is interesting for factory original LED units.  As Tom mentioned, LEDs can get very hot.  I would remove the tissue paper.

For curious PC owners with older florescent lighting....
Converting from florescent to LED reduced energy usage from lighting by nearly half.  It also warmed up the interior's ambiance with warm white light instead of the harsh florescent light that liked to resonate when the batteries were drained just a bit.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric Awning Question on: April 22, 2017, 09:36:43 am
If you bought your PC brand new, it comes with a large vinyl bag full of goodies.  If the strap is missing, call Phoenix.  I am sure they will send you one.  If you bought your PC used and it is missing, call Phoenix.  You just might have to pay for it, but at least you have it.  If Phoenix can't help, then of coarse call the manufacture of the awning and purchase one through them.  But it seems better to start with a first call to Phoenix on something like that.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Driveline Vibration on: April 22, 2017, 09:14:18 am
Hi Will,

In your first picture, it sure looks perfectly straight after work was done.
In your second picture it, sure looks crooked before the work was done.

I would first email your findings with pictures and your bill, then follow up with a phone call.  Phoenix will refund your expenses under their warranty.  I believe they will forward the bill to the frame stretching company that did the work in the first place.  Come to think of it now, maybe you did send the bill to Phoenix and your last comment is for those who didn't.  Whatever the case, thanks for sharing.  The drive line vibration issue has come up before with lengthy discussions and resolutions.  Your thread is extremely useful for people who don't know what is going on nor what to do about it.
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On the verge- question on new stove on: April 20, 2017, 12:38:14 am
I don't think the sinks inside the Corian counter tops are Corian.  I believe they are some kind of plastic.  They will stain but add some bleach into a sink full of water gets ours looking like brand new effortlessly.

I add some bleach into water-filled sinks and toilet, let sit a bit to clean them, then drain all into the holding tanks as part of my fall disinfecting/deodorizing for winter storage in our under-the-house garage.  Disinfecting the entire waste system prevents sewer gas from forming, then getting into the house.
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On the verge- question on new stove on: April 19, 2017, 03:39:00 pm
Just left PC and ordered our Extended 2552. Trading in our 2351.
Are you competing with JackD, 5 PCs in 8 years?  Smile
You'll have to share with us, pictures and such, what an extended 2552 looks like.  Well wishes with PC #2.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On the verge- question on new stove on: April 19, 2017, 03:36:11 pm
It is interesting how many people have trouble cleaning the recessed stove top.  I do the cleanup with our recessed stove and never gave it a thought.

Now watch....you people put that into my head and I will then feel the same as you.  rolling on the floor

As I said before, we really do appreciate having that extra counter space the flush stove covers provide.  Not just for washing dishes, but also a good place to make sandwiches and other work surface convenience.  Irene and I would surely miss that.  I would have thought that you PCers without a dinette table would miss that even more.  Oh well.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: On the verge- question on new stove on: April 18, 2017, 06:57:01 pm
Our 10 year old PC is one of the earliest model years with the recessed stove and stow-away Corian covers.  We really like it because we use the covers all the time to make a big counter top for doing dishes as shown.  The rack is collapsible and stores with the dish tray in the rear dinette bench via the side door.

Since I have this picture up.......We never use the Corian sink cover.  We used to bring it along but it served no practical use and just ended up being a nuisance.  I later made a partial cover from a cutting board I bought from Bed Bath & Beyond.  It was the biggest cutting board I could find.  I cut it so we could run the water with the cover in place.  My wife loves it.  Being that the sink is square, the cutting board is not only reversible, but also fits in any orientation offering many configurations.  My wife will cut meat on one side, veggies on the other, and have running water right where she needs it.  The scraps get pushed over the edge and collect in the sink for clean-up later.

Now back to the stove.


The only issue with our stove is that my wife insists on using her large square frying pan which she will on occasion forget to use it exclusively on the larger grate.  When using it on the smaller grate, it overhangs the controls and then the heat does damage as shown.  Nothing else has ever been affected by the heat.  Just the control knobs and decal.




I have recently replaced the knobs and decal as shown.  Cost was negligible buying new replacements parts on Ebay.   We will see how long the stove stays nice.

29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 18, 2017, 03:24:23 pm
To freckstweety and PC family,

I found a very affordable replacement to the Sanicon pump as described in detail HERE.
Thank you ever so much for the detailed reply.  I will double check with PC and see what they say as well and double check to see the what macerator is presently installed.   Just want to get the right one.   Thanks again.
I checked my Flojet pump as I was de-winterizing the MH and when the pump was on, it leaked from under the pump and not at any of the fittings So I don't know where the problems is as it is coming from under the metal brace that holds the pump.   Where and what part is that?Does that mean the pump is bad?
It is very possible that the 4 bolts that hold the pump assembly together have become loose and they simply need to be tightened.  When I bought my replacement pump, those 4 bolts were nearly loose to begin with so I could see how they would loosen up and start leaking.  I made them tighter as part of my new pump conversion process.

It is also possible the pump is leaking in a manner that requires replacement.  The question to ask yourself is whether the dripping warrants replacement.  My original pump dripped for a number of years before I replaced it.  It didn't drip much and it did stop dripping soon after dumping.  Since my original pump had a broken bolt which ended up jamming the pump, I do wonder if that bolt had broke long before which may have started the dripping in the first place.

My advise (for what it's worth) is that if it drips only during dumping and for a short while afterward, don't be troubled.  Just ignore it.  Now if it's a serious stream, that's different.
Thank you  It only drips when in use so I think I will not replace it .   I do not put paper in the toilet and don't do my daily in it as well and use the campground's rest room so there is only liquid in the black tank.  Worst comes to worst I can dump the usual way. So thanks again.
I can collect the drippings and dump the down the sewer when the pump is done.   Happy Camping.
You are nearly like us.  My wife does put toilet paper down the toilet, but we never have done #2.  So our macerator macerates just toilet paper.  You are better than us, and I think you have the right idea.....just keep using it as is.  If it gets a lot worse, have someone look into what's going on down there.

One other thing to wonder about are the discussions others here have about the flexible hose leaking right there by the pump.  Maybe a light spray is hitting the pump, making it appear the pump itself is leaking.

If you lived near by, I'd suggest you bring your PC over and I'd have a look-see.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Maserator system on: April 18, 2017, 03:12:33 pm
To freckstweety and PC family,

I found a very affordable replacement to the Sanicon pump as described in detail HERE.
Thank you ever so much for the detailed reply.  I will double check with PC and see what they say as well and double check to see the what macerator is presently installed.   Just want to get the right one.   Thanks again.
I checked my Flojet pump as I was de-winterizing the MH and when the pump was on, it leaked from under the pump and not at any of the fittings So I don't know where the problems is as it is coming from under the metal brace that holds the pump.   Where and what part is that?Does that mean the pump is bad?
The leak might originate at an attachment point of the pump to something else.  Maybe the pump assembly is fine and it is leaking somewhere near it, just finding it's way down to that drip point.

It might be that the 4 bolts that hold the pump assembly together have become loose and they simply need to be tightened.  When I bought my replacement pump, those 4 bolts were nearly loose to begin with so I could see how they would loosen up and start leaking.  I made them tighter during my new pump conversion process.

It is also possible the pump is leaking in a manner that requires replacement.  The question to ask yourself is whether the dripping warrants replacement.  My original pump dripped for a number of years before I replaced it.  It didn't drip much and it did stop dripping soon after dumping.  Since my original pump had a broken bolt which ended up jamming the pump, I do wonder if that bolt had broke long before which may have started the dripping in the first place.

My advise (for what it's worth) is that if it drips only during dumping and for a short while afterward, don't be troubled.  Just ignore it.  Now if it's a serious stream, that's different.  I would have it looked at, either tighten-up or replaced.

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