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General Discussion / Re: radio
« Last post by rvrunner on June 19, 2018, 07:17:21 am »
I tried that Gary and it didn't seem to help. Thanks

   Lynn
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General Discussion / Re: radio
« Last post by Free2RV on June 19, 2018, 05:32:29 am »
If it is connected to the TV antenna as Ron suggested, you might need to turn on the antenna booster in the electronics cupboard over the passenger seat.  Just a thought.
Gary
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General Discussion / Re: radio
« Last post by rvrunner on June 18, 2018, 08:50:27 pm »
Thanks Ron, I looked and no antenna in the cupboard. I pulled the Samsung dvd out and there is a cord hooked up to the antenna outlet, it runs over to a hole in the wall and from there I wouldn't know. I can get 1 station tonight, it's a good one, got lucky.

  Lynn
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General Discussion / Re: radio
« Last post by Ron Dittmer on June 18, 2018, 05:27:48 pm »
You have a new 2018.  We have a 2007.  I do wonder if you have an am/fm antenna inside the cabinet above the unit like we do.  Our antenna resembles this.  If you have no such inside antenna, it could be that PC is hooking up the head unit to the roof-top digital antenna.  That would make more sense since they stopped installing the old crank-up antenna that we have.  There should be some kind of antenna connection on the back-side of your head unit.  Maybe it's there, you just need to plug it in.
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General Discussion / radio
« Last post by rvrunner on June 18, 2018, 05:20:35 pm »
No matter where I go, most of the time I only get 1 radio station. The radio is in my DVD player. I get all kinds of stations on my cab radio. Any fix?

  Lynn
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General Discussion / Re: PC Solar Panal Option
« Last post by gandalf42 on June 18, 2018, 06:51:29 am »
I also have a 2017 but elected not to have Phoenix add the solar at the time of the build. I was not impressed with the Samlex system and although they had built previous solar systems customized to the customer they refused to do it at the time of my build.

I went with AMSolar who specializes in RV solar. The clear downside is that they are located in Oregon but I was going to travel there anyway. They have state of the art systems and use a no drill hole method. I got a 4 panel system and the control panel is placed close to the control for the furnace/air con, which is convenient. I also like that the controller has a secondary system that keeps the truck battery charged as well. They have a strong customer service reputation.

As John said, check to see what Phoenix is doing now as it may all be completely different.

Some other things to consider with the solar controller and system: Are the charging voltages configurable? Most are designed for standard lead-acid batteries but I wanted Lifeline AGMs for the house batteries. AGMs have a different charging profile and Lifelines have a specific recommended profile. If you think you may want AGMs or even Lithiums in the future the configurability of the controller is important.

Equalizing: manually triggered, automatic, programmable? Equalizing de-sulfates the batteries.

Adding panels: does the system easily allow adding panels later?

Panel tilt: If you stay in an area for a while or camp late in the year you may want the ability to tilt the panels to optimize performance

Alarms: Some controllers have added functionality to set alarms when battery voltage drops to a level. Lead acid batteries should not be pushed below 50% charge for battery health.
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General Discussion / Re: Steering stabilizer
« Last post by jatrax on June 17, 2018, 10:36:35 pm »
I have the Safe-T-Plus on our rig and having driven it both with and without I can say it makes a noticeable difference in driving. 

A proper alignment done by someone who understands RV's and how to do align them is the first step but even after that I think the steering stabilizer is worth the money.
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General Discussion / Re: PC Solar Panal Option
« Last post by jatrax on June 17, 2018, 10:21:30 pm »
James,
On my 2017 they installed a Samlex solar package that included two panels, a solar charge controller and display panel. 

Pros:
It works and with care I can go with no shore connection indefinitely as long as the sun is shining.
PC installed it so no fuss and no having to get another shop to do the work.

Cons:
The display panel is in the stairwell and nearly impossible to read. 
The panels and charger are fine but definitely not cutting edge.

If your needs are simple and you are not trying to push the envelope with cutting edge panels and Lithium batteries I think the ones PC installs are just fine.  But understand they are middle of the road and a speciality shop can likely install better panels, controller and wiring that will deliver more power.  But almost certainly at a higher cost.

This assumes they are using the same package.  You would need to ask them what they are using now.
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General Discussion / Re: Firestone Ride-rite air bag helper springs
« Last post by CalCruiser on June 17, 2018, 04:37:45 pm »
If you have leveling jacks maybe check if the suspension will extend any further than 33-34 with with zero weight on the springs??
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General Discussion / Re: Rear wheel covers rotating
« Last post by CalCruiser on June 17, 2018, 04:07:14 pm »
Ford owners   can solve this issue by switching to  the Wheel Masters  brand wheel liners that fasten to the wheel studs.  http://www.wheelmasters.com/wheeliners.html
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