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 on: October 15, 2014, 08:20:09 pm 
Started by CDWall - Last post by AMW
Ron, The two 6V batteries Phoenix installed on my 2015 2100 are: Interstate Batteries, Deep Cycle Extreme, GC2-XHD-UTL.  The info printed on the label says "122mins@75Amps" "232 AH".  I can't pretend to know exactly what that means.

 on: October 15, 2014, 01:41:03 pm 
Started by Margie - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Tom & All,

The latches are easily found on the internet.  Google "RV Cabinet Push Button Latch" to find many for sale in various finishes and mechanical designs.  I selected ONE LIKE THIS for ease of installation with my drawers.  It requires a simple drilled hole in the drawer face.  The finishing trim ring is hammered into the hole of the drawer.  The main assembly/mechanism is screwed to the back side of the drawer face.  I used the "L" shaped drawer strike plate for my application.  Because the face boards of my three drawers are screwed to an inner drawer board, I had to notch the inner drawer boards to provide clearance for the latches.  Here you can see the inner drawer boards that were later notched to clear the latches.

Mine is pictured below.  Admittedly I was not impressed with the mechanical feel until after I doused the mechanisms with silicone spray which got them working smoothly.

 on: October 15, 2014, 12:42:53 pm 
Started by Margie - Last post by TomHanlon
    Ron, how about some pictures of the latch from inside the drawer so we can see how they work. Where did you get them from and at what cost.

    I too am always replacing the spring part of the latches. I am starting to notice that if I tighten the screws holding the latch to the wall/cabinet they seem to work better and not break as often.

 on: October 15, 2014, 11:50:28 am 
Started by Margie - Last post by ron.dittmer
We have those latches on our 2007 2350.

We've broke four latches over the years.  Three were the hook on the door itself, one being the spring-loaded mechanism.

The doors rarely open on their own, usually when an article of clothing has draped over the opening a bit and the door is shut over it.  We keep much of our bulk stuff behind cabinet doors, but in plastic bins with straight-up sides and no handles so they'll never hit a door from the back side.

Reconfiguring our kitchen drawers to three huge ones made them very heavy, very easy to open on their own, even with 5 heavy duty magnetic catches per drawer.  I resorted to the secure button latches used in boats and other RVs.

Here are my kitchen drawer button latches.  They won't release until the button is popped out as seen in the bottom drawer.  They work great as long as you remember to push the button in before moving the rig.  Smile

 on: October 15, 2014, 11:36:03 am 
Started by CDWall - Last post by ron.dittmer
Could someone share what 6V battery is Phoenix installing in their new PC?  Make & model please.  I am looking into 6V batteries and want to get an idea on what Phoenix has been installing.

 on: October 14, 2014, 02:24:14 pm 
Started by Margie - Last post by keelhauler
I shopped around and found the best price at Amazon for genuine Southco Latch c3-805. It is listed as Southco Inc SC-4325 Side-Mount Grabber Catch, 5 Lbs, a genuine Southco Latch c3-805.
Price is $4.71 plus $9.21 for shipping as many as you want.
You can buy 3lb, 5 lb or 10 lb pull for the same price.

 on: October 14, 2014, 12:08:03 pm 
Started by Margie - Last post by Doneworking
We have now had our 2350 for 13 months and love it!   Every motorhome we have had over all the years had a similar problem:  poor latches.  Prior to the PC, we had a 2007 Roadtrek 210P which gave us almost eight years of service with hardly any problems at all (other than normal maintenance) with the sole exception of .........latches and hinges.   Our 2350 has experienced two broken, one stuck (sprayed with silicon and that helps a little) in a short period of time.  

I often have wondered:  when these things cost as much as they do, why not just add a hundred bucks or so when they are made and provide good latches?   Everyone that has had virtually any rv has had this problem and it seems to be getting worse because of cheap Chinese copies of good USA products.   It just doesn't seem the place to cheapo out for a little savings.  OR, just maybe, there are so few quality makers of hardware remaining that there simply are no choices. They may, alas, be a fact.

By the way, I carry two or three 98 cent roller latches you can buy at Walmart and use them for a quick substitute when camped and away from a source of a better product.   It takes about five minutes to install and a happy life is a happy wife Cheer


 on: October 14, 2014, 07:41:17 am 
Started by AMW - Last post by TomHanlon
Thank you.

 on: October 13, 2014, 04:30:01 pm 
Started by AMW - Last post by AMW
E17 to E12 adapters, 3 in package, $9.99 Amazon

I got the bulb from Ebay for about $5, but it appears out of stock now.

Here's a similar at 9W, but they state the lumens only at 650:

The bulbs ship from china, so it takes about two weeks to get them.

 on: October 13, 2014, 02:33:53 pm 
Started by AMW - Last post by TomHanlon
Where did you get it? What was the cost? Thanks.

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