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1501  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: December 07, 2014, 04:17:48 pm
Thanks for the welcome Ron.  I have read the Tricks and Tips section paying particular attention to your post on the Tripp Lite Inverter/Charger.  I am still trying to understand the coach electrical system and will likely have questions specific to the Tripp Lite system.  I will ask for help for sure!

David
Feel free to email me direct with any such questions.  I am listed under "Members" as is everyone else here.  My email address is easily selectable there.
1502  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: December 07, 2014, 08:12:01 am
Welcome David and Sharon from me too.
I suggest you spend some time in the Tips and Tricks section.  You may find the older posts  especially interesting as  they are zoomed in on the  earlier model years.
1503  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 05, 2014, 02:08:31 pm
I practice the same as Tom & Bob with the rear tires.

I have yet to rotate the front tires and it has been around 25,000 miles to-date.  The kind of rotation I am considering would be to dismount the tires off the steel rims and flip them so the inside is then facing outside.  This would be done to balance out uneven tire wear from days of broad-side winds while traveling across the Great Plains.
1504  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 04, 2014, 11:21:22 pm
It sounds like a good idea to install new extenders.
1505  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 04, 2014, 02:29:47 pm
That makes a lot of sense, the rubber hose inside the stainless steel braiding becoming stiff, making it difficult or impossible to get a tight seal again at the valve.

Best to remove them or replace them, but not reuse them after 7+ years.
1506  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Valve Extension leak on: December 04, 2014, 12:13:27 pm
My valve extensions have never been disturbed since they were installed on the rig by the factory when it was built in 2007.  I am concerned over a leak the first time I touch them, considering removing them as a precaution, but wondering if I'll be able to add air afterward.
1507  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help. TV/DVD, under kitchen sink and GCFI not working. on: December 02, 2014, 08:22:03 am
Oh....I got it Tom!  That makes sense.

That is a very easy mistake to make.  I'll have to make a mental note the next time I replace one.

Thanks Tom.
1508  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help. TV/DVD, under kitchen sink and GCFI not working. on: December 01, 2014, 10:43:42 pm
In my brick & mortar houses, I've always had two wires, (black or red or other colors) and white.  White eventually finds it's way into the ground via a water pipe or similar.  Colored wire including black goes to the breaker box.  It is common for odd colors to represent temporary on, for example between light switch and ceiling fixture.

The 3rd round prong gets grounded via metal junction box & conduit.  Unlike much of the USA, we are not allowed to use open rubber-coated Romex wiring, I believe to protect the wiring from rodents....a long-ago Chicago-originated requirement.
1509  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help. TV/DVD, under kitchen sink and GCFI not working. on: December 01, 2014, 06:50:49 pm
...so I called Kermit and he walked me through testing to see if it was the GCFI and how to wire it properly. I had the hot wires and the load wires backward. I had the white on the silver screws and the black on the bass crews which is correct but with the two wires backward it would not work.

So WHITE=HOT???  BLACK+GROUND???  I can see how you got it backwards as that is not the way a house is wired.  White at home is always ground.  But I suppose BLACK=GROUND on the battery terminals so that must get carried throughout the rig then.

I learned something here.
1510  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help. TV/DVD, under kitchen sink and GCFI not working. on: November 30, 2014, 07:54:33 am
Tom,

I am not sure I got the facts straight, but I'll just throw this out there.

Are you on shore power or running the generator?  If running the generator, maybe the main breaker on your generator tripped, or maybe something is quirky with your power transfer switch.  My generator breaker tripped and I had forgotten about that one....a senior moment.

One other thing.  You might want to examine the dead outlets, one-by-one.  Given how they are wired inside with that spring action, you might want to examine each one for burn marks inside.  The first in the chain might be the culprit.
1511  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving! on: November 27, 2014, 02:00:42 pm
From Me Too!
1512  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rear view monitor position on: November 27, 2014, 08:50:50 am
Gives the hot midday and late afternoon sun less surface and window area to bake me!
We could use some "baking" here near Chicago.  Winter weather came so fast and won't relieve.  We didn't quite finish our outdoor & garage prep.  I still need to cover our house a/c unit and had hoped for one final detail with yard clean-up.  My wife had insisted I don't hang up her bicycle for the winter.  I hung it last night, winter is here to stay.  I sure hope this is not going to be last year's winter.

Could you in the warm sunny south blow some of that up here please?  Smile

A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving To All Our PC Family!
1513  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: If you build it they will come on: November 21, 2014, 10:49:25 am
Looking at them, I am surprised you say they made your ride smoother.  I would have thought the opposite would be true.

I am considering Sulastic Shackles for the rear axle to soften our ride.  Model SA-06HDD HERE works with all year cut-away Ford E350 & E450 chassis.  But at near $400 to find out if they are effective, it has me a bit gun shy.  I also wonder if they increase, maintain, or decrease the rear end height.  They do seem to offer a logical and simple approach in softening the ride.  I'll have to keep an eye open for a better price, making it worth the risk of disappointing results.

Sulastic Shackle SA-06HDD


I found this picture comparing the Sulastic to the stock shackle for another vehicle.  Sulastic offers a cushy hinge action.
Concerning is the distance between the mounts being less on Sulastic than the stock resulting in a lower rear end.
And there is no weight yet on the Sulastic.
1514  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: If you build it they will come on: November 21, 2014, 09:33:23 am
David,

Could you post the link to the Super Springs you have?  I am not certain we could utilize them for our rig might not clear the garage door afterward, but still am curious.

Ron
1515  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: If you build it they will come on: November 19, 2014, 09:53:50 am
We just traded up from a 2100 to a 2552.  Ride and handling of the 2552 is vastly superior.  The only driving adjustment has been wider turns, I just check the side mirrors on turns and am able to stay between the lines with no problem.  Towing a midsize car on a dolly was no problem either, normally I do not tow.   Drive one, I think you will be a believer.  2travel
I believe you.

The 2100 has the worst wheel base to length ratio and has the fresh water tank over the rear bumper too, so it is going to handle the worst of all models.  With that said, something can be done about it through aftermarket suspension upgrades like we did with our 2007 2350.  Model 2350 is not as extreme as the 2100 but still needs a little help.....at least ours did back in 2007.  The current E350/E450 chassis 2008-2014 is better.
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