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1501  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Check my understanding of battery voltage status on: August 29, 2013, 10:27:47 pm
The 40 amp charger requires either the generator or shore power to opperate.

The main cab engine does charge the coach batteries, but I believe it does only after it has completely charged the chassis battery.  Idling will charge, but this assumed the chassis battery is satisfied, and all chassis accessories and chassis lights are off, or the chassis will likely continue to demand the charge.  Time-to-full-charge is very dependant on chassis and coach battery condition.

We are wrapping up our 4 week road trip now.  I have learned that without our tow vehicle, we drive the PC daily which the driving-charge keeps up with the our charging needs.  I never had to pull out the 40 amp charger.

This year we disiplined ourselves to use the coffee maker only when driving or when the generator is running which has kept our coach battery reserves in the safe-zone.  That coffee makers works off the batteries alone, but the consequences are tough. requiring the 40amp charger with the generator to bring them back to "green".

Driving our PC daily seems to keep everything in check.  When parked for days at a time, that is when charging becomes something to be thinking about.  The 40 amp charger is then a good tool for catching up.
1502  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: August 18, 2013, 10:42:22 pm
Most active forum members here have the maserator sewage management system including me.  But in-general, with the main sewer cap on tight, first open the gray tank valve to let the wash water flood the pipes.  Then open the black tank valve to allow the flood to enter the black tank.  That is how we do it with our 2007 2350.
1503  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dashboard glare fix on: August 07, 2013, 01:35:13 pm
Good suggestion.

If you want to go fancy, buy a custom fit dash cover, sold on-line.  Just do a search.  The benefit to them is that they stay put and accomodate for defroster/air flow.  they are made well, fit well, and look real nice.  Black is ideal for reflection but poor for heat absorbsion.....a trade-off.
1504  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 07, 2013, 01:24:52 pm
We are currently in our 31 day trip.  I filled all tires to 80psi to improve our fuel economy.  The tires look proper rather than under-inflated as before.  The ride isn't much rougher and handling remains good, but I see the front tires over-inflated for the weight on them has the middle threads wearing a bit more....oh well.  At least they are again making better contact to the road. Smile  I am not worried over this given the tires will be replaced due to age, long before tire wear.  I hope the money saved in fuel will cover new tires when it's time.  Early estimate in fuel saving is 1/2mpg or 5%.
1505  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 03, 2013, 09:52:42 am
A buddy of mine went 12 years on a set of tires. Then one day the left inside rear blew going down the highway. The flying tread took out both his gray and black tanks, the tail pipe and part of the side wall. He could of bought several sets of tires for what he paid in repairs. I don't think he will ever go over the 7 year mark again.  I know I won't go pass the 7 year mark.
Penny wise, pound foolish.
Tom, Your point is well noted.
1506  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 02, 2013, 09:31:00 pm
I hope I don't eat my words, but I hope to go a lot longer than 7 years.
1507  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: CB Antenna on: August 02, 2013, 02:45:47 pm
Quick disconnect is good to know.  Thanks!
1508  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 02, 2013, 08:30:07 am
We pick up our new PC next week, so sorry I don't have a better picture but we opted for the back up camera, GPS iPod, USB, sat radio and who knows what else option. I'm pretty sure it is the infotainment center that winnebago uses. It was a little expensive option, but I like having it all in one.

Steve
Hey Steve,

Now I like this setup pretty well! I don't get out too often but when I do, I think I will try get one those. It appears to be an in dash nit. Is that correct?

Alan
Oh yes, the 2009-2014 chassis has the redesigned dashboard that you can mount a fancy thingy once called a radio that does all kinds of things.  That seems ideal.  The ScanGuage-II is surely a retro fit in any vehicle.
1509  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 01, 2013, 04:40:43 pm
The ScanGauge cable down to the OBDII connector which I'm guessing is somewhere under the dash or steering wheel?
That OBD2 connector is located between the driver's knees down below.  Wiring it up is very simple, but best to have the factory route the cable for you side by side with the monitor cable which they are routing anyway.  The cable used is a standard computer internet cable called RJ45.  The factory should use one that is 8 feet long.  6 feet cuts it close.  You use the special 6 foot ScanGuage-II cable to connect only the last couple inches.  This way you can use the SG2 for other vehicles, along with not complicating matters with the factory.  I am sure they can do a simple request installing the 8 foot long RJ45 cable side by side with their backup camera cable.  Tell them to place a computer internet cable from the OBD2 connector to the center mirror and let it hang one foot at each end for you to finish the job.  If you change your mind about a ScanGuage-II, simply tuck the cable behind the headliner.  No harm in that.

This is a cheap generic computer internet cable, I recommend 8 feet long.


This is the stock 6 foot ScanGuage-II cable


This is what you use to connect the two cables toegther.  The same connection is on both ends of the box.


The SG2 cable stays bundled up, stored behind the driver kick panel.  Doing it as I recommend, the factory can buy a generic 8 foot long computer cable and install it without it getting complicated for them.  And you have the option to use the SG2 on other vehicles without buying another special SG2 cable.
1510  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: CB Antenna on: August 01, 2013, 01:19:06 pm
Here's our antenna.  Factory installed when built.  The box to connect the antenna and CB is under the driver's seat.  Power wire under the floor mat.
I love GoPhoenix's CB installation.  If I wanted a CB, I would be talking with you.  For me though, the CB antenna would need to fold below the height of the a/c unit to get inside our garage.  I'm sure it could be worked out.
1511  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 01, 2013, 01:05:36 pm
Putting the backup camera where the mirror would be sounds like a smart idea. Might just do that.  Though I'll probably wind up hitting my head on -something- anyway (GPS, ScanGauge, TPMS)
My ScanGuauge-II sits on top of the backup camera as seen here.  In the picture, you can see the scars from where the backup camera was previously mounted, in between the visors.  That was a consistent head-hitting location for me.  I couldn't remember it was there until the moment of impact.  It got to the point that I started using 4 letter words like "Dang".  The camera is better on the windshield anyway.  I turn it on and leave it on when driving.  It assures there isn't someone hiding behind me, following too close behind.
1512  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 31, 2013, 06:11:40 pm
Welcome Mike & Joni to the PC family.

We look forward to hearing of any factory deviations, and post-delivery modifications.  I am especially curious about the supposedly quiet Coleman a/c unit.....how quiet it will be when you run it the first time.  Hopefully it's better than the advertised "Onan Quiet" generator.  We are left asking....Quiet as compared to what?  My El-Cheep-O lawn tractor is just as quiet.

While your rig is being built, you'll have to quickly spend some time on the forum here to gather ideas on what you might like the factory to do differently for you.  One such factory deviation you might contemplate is save the money on the temperature mirror and have the factory mount your backup camera there like I did this year on our 2007.  No more hitting my head on the monitor when getting in and out, and the monitor is right where I can see it best.  The mirror was good only for watching my wife tease me.  Since I did this mod, I am considering placing a mirror on the sun visor so the fun can continue.   Smile

Best wishes,

Ron
1513  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: > Beer contains....WHAT? on: July 31, 2013, 05:16:05 pm
FWIW: Where I work, if I passed around either joke....actually nearly every joke shared on this forum.....I would be unemployed.  It's gotten extremely tight in that regard.  Everyone at work has to play "Politician".  I understand why, but it does take away much in being real people.  I can't wait to retire, this being one reason.  10 years and counting.....I hope I won't have to later add to the count-down.
1514  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: > Beer contains....WHAT? on: July 31, 2013, 04:05:04 pm
Don't get all excited girls, it's just a joke Wink
Good to clarify....especially following just behind the Welfare joke.

BTW:  VERY Funny!
1515  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: To tow or not to tow. That is the question. on: July 30, 2013, 11:16:45 am
One Quiet Hitch between the PC hitch and riser, the other between the riser and tow bar.  Quiet Hitch is effective wherever there is such a connection to eliminate play within that connection.  Eliminating the play also extends the life of the connection by dramatically slowing down the ovaling of the hitch pin holes from the constant hammering.

Of coarse the drawback is that you need a wrench to disconnect that stuff.  But we leave the tow bar attached to the motor home throughout our trips so I deal with the Quiet Hitch only at home, before and after our trips.
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