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 on: February 23, 2015, 06:10:14 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by frecklestweety
Hi,
I replaced the coach batteries in my new to me 2008 2551 in late January.  I went to S&S RV Super Service Center (recommended by Tom Hanlon).  George at S&S recommended Astro-Lite Group 27 Deep Discharge Marine batteries (12 volt).  He also tested the charging systems both from the vehicle alternator and the Trip Lite Inverter/Charger.  I had a very good experience with S&S and would recommend them. 
I see that you are in PA, but I don't know how far you are from Gettysburg.

David
thanks.  I know them. They were very helpful when I camped out there. They are 90 miles from my home. So maybe it would be worth while to go there if I don't have any luck in my area.   Having problems finding the right size to fit.

 32 
 on: February 23, 2015, 04:35:10 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by TomHanlon
Freckletweety I sent you an email.

 33 
 on: February 23, 2015, 02:40:15 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by 9X
Hi,
I replaced the coach batteries in my new to me 2008 2551 in late January.  I went to S&S RV Super Service Center (recommended by Tom Hanlon).  George at S&S recommended Astro-Lite Group 27 Deep Discharge Marine batteries (12 volt).  He also tested the charging systems both from the vehicle alternator and the Trip Lite Inverter/Charger.  I had a very good experience with S&S and would recommend them. 
I see that you are in PA, but I don't know how far you are from Gettysburg.

David

 34 
 on: February 23, 2015, 12:19:13 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by frecklestweety
My 2010 PC 2551 batteries are dying.  I am the second owner and I believe the batteries in coach and chassis are original. Date shown on batteries is 2008 but could be older.  Called Kermit and asked what I need to purchase.  I searched with the name on the battery which was Exide Nautilus NC27 and no luck so Kermit said search for 12v Group 27 Deep Cycle Marine battery.  So far the batteries are too high for the case/holder.  So has anyone else had this problem.  Luckily I don't have camping plans at present with this cold weather  and now  have to take care of this issue. The MH has been kept in our Pole Barn and it has been in the 20's some nights. I had MH plugged in and drove or ran it from time to time to hopefully not have the above problem but when the batteries are old there is nothing that will help.   I just had to replace a battery in my Saturn. It was only two years old and that was the life of the battery. 
So any suggestions.  Hopefully I won't have refabricate the pan for the batteries to fit
Kermit said they installed 2- 6v batteries in the newer homes.  Sometimes I wish I could afford the newer PC's.
 Smile

 35 
 on: February 23, 2015, 07:36:44 am 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by 2 Frazzled
The RV ac is powered by the generator. I see you are looking at the longer models so this wouldn't apply but I believe the units built on a Sprinter chassis have a propane generator... diesel truck, propane genny. The Ford is gas truck, gas genny.

 36 
 on: February 23, 2015, 07:33:54 am 
Started by campmuch - Last post by TomHanlon
Go to the Phoenix home page. Look for "Phoenix Owner's Club"  about 2/3 the way down and click on it. That page we tell you all about the club and allow you to print the latest newsletter. In the newsletter is the current information about the reunion.

This year the reunion will be at the Nashville KOA in September.

We went to our first reunion last year and had a great time. Normally I don't join manufactures clubs because I switch motorhome brands to often, except now I think I have found a home with Phoenix.
 
 

 37 
 on: February 23, 2015, 07:25:23 am 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by TomHanlon
Sometimes we run with just the windows open, sometimes just the cab A/C, sometimes with both the cab and roof A/C. It has to be pretty hot for me to use both A/Cs, but I do it for the dog in the back.

Yes the generator runs off the gas tank until the tank get below about 1/3 empty, then it shuts down. That way the generator will not run you out of gas, you have to do that yourself.  LOL

 38 
 on: February 23, 2015, 07:13:32 am 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by Sarz272000
Watching a race from the roof doesn't seem to be safe without major upgrades to roof, darn.

Another question; how does the truck a/c cool the unit while traveling in moderate
/warm summer weather? Do you supplement the truck a/c with the rv a/c using the generator while traveling? I assume the rv a/c runs on the rvs gas tank and not propane, is that correct?

Thanks for your responses, it is helping us get through this very cold winter here in Michigan as we look forward to warmer days.

Ron and Linda

 39 
 on: February 22, 2015, 08:40:53 pm 
Started by campmuch - Last post by campmuch
I read somewhere about a rally. Where is the next rally and where could I get some information?
Campmuch in MS

 40 
 on: February 22, 2015, 07:20:22 pm 
Started by Debra - Last post by KB9OMH
We were coming home from a winter caravan in CA, NV, and AZ last Jan. and Feb. had to stay a week in Dallas area waiting on a 2 day run for home. That week it was in the low 40's day time low 20's at night, when a 2 day opening came with no snow and ice forecast we headed for Peoria, Ill. on the 2nd night we stopped in southern Il. for the night, we ran the tank heaters and 2 elect. space heater in the unit for heat. Got down to below zero during the night, one of our dogs got me up for some water, I found the dog's water bowl, which was between the driver's and passenger seat to be frozen, this was about 3:00 am, so I turned on the gas heat at that time to warm up the front end of the unit. By the way, the 2 space heaters keep the unit about 55 degrees during the night. No problems with the fresh water, ran fine. So the PC can take a lot of cold weather and still keep you warm and going.

Jim
KB9OMH

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