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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inverter on: May 09, 2012, 02:38:16 pm
lmichael - thanks.  What you had in your 2007 is what I have.  I did a little digging through my manuals last night and found the operating guide for a Parallax 7300 series power supply (converter/inverter).  It was in between two manuals for the refrigerator.  I guess the previous owners must not have been as organized as they could have been.  Now I'm going through every piece of paper in the gray vinyl briefcase to see what else is in an odd place!

So you led me to the answer - thanks again.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Floor mats on: May 08, 2012, 10:32:59 pm
Looking for advice on best place to find floor mats for the E350 chassis that our '06 2551S is built on.  Anyone have any experience finding some?  There is a myriad of sites out there, would just like to order the best (not necessarily most expensive) option.  Thanks in advance - George
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Inverter on: May 08, 2012, 09:42:10 pm
With all the recent discussion about electrical 'stuff', I have a question.  We have an '06 2551S.  For the life of me, I cannot find the inverter.  I see a converter with breakers and fuses, but no inverter.  There is a vent below this - could the inverter be in there?  I can't find the right bit to pull the vent off to see what's behind it.  I'm so confused . . .  Cry

19  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Knock Knock on: May 03, 2012, 05:34:17 pm
Had our 2551 out at a local SP last fall when a car came by verrrry slowly, then pulled into the next parking spot.  Turned out that the folks had a PC as well and ours was the first other one they had seen locally.  Since ours was new to us (had just bought it the month before), it was a great chance to pick their brains for advice.  It seems that the nicest folks own PCs   Smile

George & Judy
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year on: December 25, 2011, 02:02:24 pm
Happy holidays to you all!

George & Jude
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 21, 2011, 03:23:03 pm
Thank you Bob.  That was the answer I was originally looking for Grin  although the remainder of the discussion was quite informative.

22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 21, 2011, 01:50:53 pm
Thanks for all the additional info.  Since my plan is to visit the rig once a month (regardless of the temperature) and let things run a while, I will go with putting the house battery back in.  This way I can exercise the generator as well.  Unfortunately, I don't have power where I am storing it, so charging it while it sits isn't an option.  But I figure if I run the generator with about a 2K watt load for an hour or so, that should bring up the battry.  It sounds like it will also help to disconnect it when I leave and re-connect when I come for the monthly visit.

Thanks again for your help.  As always I appreciate it   Smile
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 20, 2011, 09:12:56 am
I followed Ron's advice re: winterizing the rig, and  I decided to remove the house battery.  The plan was to go down and start it once a month and run the generator for an hour or so (read somewhere that needed to be done).  Went yesteday and it started right up (of course, the weather has been really nice for this time of year, so I expected it to).  But when I went to start the generator - nothing.  No cranking, no lights, nothing.  Did I miss something, and the generator starts off the house battery?  Do I need to lug it down and connect it back up each time?  That doesn't seem right to me.

Any help, as always, is greatly appreciated.

24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sani Con valve problem. Need suggestions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: October 24, 2011, 02:52:57 pm
This sounds exactly like the problem we are having with our 2006 2551.  I ended crawling underneath and de-coupling the auto-drain box, which then allows it to be operated manually.  Problem is - the valve is so far in from the back of the rig that I have to crawl under it to manually cycle the valve.  Check the Barker Mfg. site for the Auto-Drain specs.  Have fun - it's not too difficult to do once you get to the valve - I don't know where it is on a 2900.

I haven't figured out the ultimate fix yet - the grey one did the same thing briefly this weekend, but then cycled later when I tried it again.  This makes me think it might be an electrical issue.  I agree with Tom - call Kermit and see what he thinks.  I haven't done that yet, as I am putting the PC away for the winter this week.  I will deal with the valve issue more completely in the spring.

25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Auto drain valves on: October 17, 2011, 04:03:51 pm
Further update:  crawled underneath on Saturday and disconnected the auto-drain mechanism from the valve and voila! - the valve opens and closes manually.  It's kind of a pain to get to, but I can operate in that mode for the rest of the season (probably a trip out this weekend), and then winterize and deal with the issue in the spring.


26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Auto drain valves on: October 09, 2011, 11:07:28 pm

Crawled underneath this weekend and found that the black water tank drain valve is not moving.  I read on the Barker site that the auto-drain can be disconnected so that the valve can be operated manually.  Has anyone ever done this?  I am not terribly mechanically minded, so I'm inclined to take it in somewhere, but would like to save some money if it is easy enough to do yourself.

27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling jacks on: October 04, 2011, 01:15:42 pm
Thanks for all the help.  We took the PC out for its maiden voyage this past weekend and the jacks worked fine.  Didn't take much to level it out, especially if you do it like the manual says  Grin

28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Auto drain valves on: October 04, 2011, 01:13:02 pm
Thanks Tom - I will check it out and keep my fingers crossed.

29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Auto drain valves on: October 03, 2011, 08:38:16 pm
Anyone ever had a problem with the auto drain valves for the holding tanks?  I can hear the grey water one cycling when the switch is on, but don't hear anything for the black water one, even though the light comes on.  Before I go tearing into things, I wondered if anyone had any ideas/advice.

Thanks - George
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: October 03, 2011, 02:28:54 pm
How about words of wisdom for those of us who don't have a heated garage for storage?  We will be storing ours in a shed that has three sides enclosed and no electricity available.  And Nebraska winters can get a tad on the cold side.   Cry

Any tips would be greatly appreciated (as usual).

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