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 on: February 09, 2016, 09:11:49 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by ron.dittmer
About the backup camera mismatched connectors between brands....I wonder if adapters or adapter cables are available.

Our 2007 PC has the original Zone Defense backup camera kit.  It lost the sound 3 or 4 years ago.  It was great to hear my wife outside providing verbal instruction along with hand signals.  The unit makes the same old residual noise like it always did with the volume raised but no more sound-pickup from the outside.   I have wondered if bugs plugged the mic hole and it just needs to be cleaned out, but I never could find where the unit picks up the sound.  I then tried getting my answer from Zone Defense but could not reach anyone with an answer.  I also tried Phoenix, but still no answer.

Has anyone had a failure in sound and resolved it?

 22 
 on: February 08, 2016, 06:31:15 pm 
Started by Joe R - Last post by Joe R
Right now we are in Bowling green Ky. Its snowing and the temps will be down in the teens and single digits. From here north it will be hard to find a camp ground that is open year round. On the way down a couple of weeks ago we found out that the tank heaters and the heater fan ran the battery down by 4 am. So we got up and started out early and beat the traffic in Columbus Oh.
 

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 on: February 08, 2016, 06:19:42 pm 
Started by butch50 - Last post by ron.dittmer
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Best answered by 2551 & 2552 owners (and even for us with our 2350) I've always wondered if the main Fantastic fan would be better utilized in the rear bathroom and have it as your one and only roof-top power vent.
Ron,

   In our newer 2551 we actually have three fans installed - one in the bathroom, a max-air in the bedroom area, and then the fantastic fan in the kitchen area.  We utilize all three and would not do without any of them.  The max-air usually runs all night on a very low speed since it is so quiet.  We use the bathroom fan for moisture control while showering and then the fantastic fan when watching TV or cooking.  Many times we will have both the max-air and fantastic fan on at the same time to draw air through the rig.  We personally use all three fans and one fan in the bathroom area would not work for us.

Sue
Very interesting input Sue.....quite the opposite of what I anticipated.  Thanks for sharing that.

I am under the impression Butch may consider 4 solar panels (one per battery planned) so I was trying to figure out a way how he could work in enough clean space on the roof to accommodate four with the option for more solar panels if he later wanted to add to them.

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 on: February 08, 2016, 04:26:51 pm 
Started by butch50 - Last post by Barry-Sue
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Best answered by 2551 & 2552 owners (and even for us with our 2350) I've always wondered if the main Fantastic fan would be better utilized in the rear bathroom and have it as your one and only roof-top power vent.
Ron,

   In our newer 2551 we actually have three fans installed - one in the bathroom, a max-air in the bedroom area, and then the fantastic fan in the kitchen area.  We utilize all three and would not do without any of them.  The max-air usually runs all night on a very low speed since it is so quiet.  We use the bathroom fan for moisture control while showering and then the fantastic fan when watching TV or cooking.  Many times we will have both the max-air and fantastic fan on at the same time to draw air through the rig.  We personally use all three fans and one fan in the bathroom area would not work for us.

Sue

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 on: February 08, 2016, 02:50:55 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Barry-Sue
The other night we went to bed at 11 and both woke about 2 AM to a constant, loud noise.  We realized our generator was on even though we were plugged into shore power.  Neither one of us had turned it on, in fact we had the TV on the sleep timer while watching the news prior to falling asleep.  

After doing some research as to why a generator would self start we learned that it is a somewhat common occurrence on Onan generators given the right conditions.  Most sources indicated to check for any moisture around the plug-in connections from the generator to the motorhome.  In our case, we removed the cover for the GenSet and found a little moisture behind the wall.  

A few days earlier we were parked under a tree at a campground and we heard what sounded like a branch had fallen on the PC.  We inspected but couldn't find anything.  Having moved to a different location and encountering a rain shower we did a very close inspection of the roof above where the generator is located.  We saw that we had a slight separation of the roof caulk of the PC to the roof of the Cab.  We bought some Dicor-self leveling caulk, repaired the area and have not had an issue since.  After the tree branch falling and then movement of the PC it must have caused the very slight separation of the caulk since the roof inspected good prior to our trip.

Hopefully this will help others if their generator self starts.  Other RV folks have encountered this and fixed it by cleaning and sealing their connections and eliminating any possible source of moisture to those connections.


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 on: February 08, 2016, 02:45:13 pm 
Started by butch50 - Last post by Barry-Sue
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I like the shelf under it to support the weight better as you drive down the road, makes sense to give is some additional support. Sure wouldn't want it to fall down on you when you are driving.

Butch,

We had PC make us that shelf when we ordered the rig.  They were very accommodating in helping us with the TV installation.  We also strap it down but do not feel it is necessary.  Just makes us feel better.

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 on: February 08, 2016, 12:11:31 pm 
Started by butch50 - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Butch,

The answer to some of your questions like the different fridge, four batteries, and multi-solar panel, I would call the factory and ask them.  For a massive array of solar panels to support four 6-volt batteries, you might have to relocate roof-top items like the antenna, the Fantastic Fan, maybe even the a/c unit a little to gain enough clean space.  Best answered by 2551 & 2552 owners (and even for us with our 2350) I've always wondered if the main Fantastic fan would be better utilized in the rear bathroom and have it as your one and only roof-top power vent.   With the rig closed up, it seems it would nicely draw outside air in from the front cab, passing through the rig, and out the bathroom where the worst of odors originate.  You might have to add a vent high in the bathroom door to allow air to get through when it's closed.  Then again, maybe a lot of air gets around the closed door.  Just tossing out ideas for you.

 28 
 on: February 08, 2016, 10:22:44 am 
Started by butch50 - Last post by butch50
Barry,

I looked at your installation of your front TV. I think that is great setup and a nice work. I like the shelf under it to support the weight better as you drive down the road, makes sense to give is some additional support. Sure wouldn't want it to fall down on you when you are driving.

Bruce and Sharon (Sharon is my wife's name also),

I find the Euro chairs very uncomfortable for me. I'm long torsoed so I can't rest my arms on the arm rests. We have a pair of Stressless chairs and I find them hard to sit in, much prefer my recliner.

If we end up going with  PC I well probably ask for the chair to be omitted. I like the sofa that can be used as a recliner and would spend most of my sitting time there. In our present MH we have a sofa but it makes into a bed with an air mattress. Just like a sleep number bed. I find that it is not very comfortable so I use the passenger seat turned to around with a small ottoman.

Thanks for everybody's replies.

Butch


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 on: February 08, 2016, 09:46:39 am 
Started by butch50 - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
Butch,
The two of us have no problem watching TV in our 2552 with the sofa.  Sharon loves to lie on the sofa while I sit in the Euro chair that is pulled out into the room just a little.  Very comfortable that way.
Bruce and Sharon

 30 
 on: February 08, 2016, 08:44:05 am 
Started by butch50 - Last post by Barry-Sue
Russ and Linda,

I would not hesitate to ask PC.  They do whatever they can to please their customers.  We even had a couple of items drop shipped to them so that they could install them while building our newest 2551.

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