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General Discussion / Re: rear view camera
« on: October 07, 2019, 07:20:35 pm »
Toorusty, i had the same problem with my excite radio but was out of warranty.  Went to best buy for a pioneer radio with free install.  Rear view didn't work but a call to factory indicated the cable to cam has to be grounded which is part of excite radio.  After return to best buy geeks with this info it works like a charm.  As I recall, i think PC now installs pioneer radios with Bluetooth, rearview etc.  They were not happy with the exite radios.


General Discussion / Re: WInterizing/AC Heat Strip
« on: September 20, 2019, 09:47:19 am »
I am not sure how to edit preceding post ergo this info.  I did locate a video by Phoenix cruiser for winterizing.  Just search for "how to video" for Phoenix cruiser winterizing....Earl explains it much better than I did. (exactly)

General Discussion / Re: WInterizing/AC Heat Strip
« on: September 20, 2019, 09:31:45 am »
Welcome to forum.  My hot water heater is under the sink so this may not apply to your setup.  To winterize, turn the silver handles perpendicular on the lines to and from water heater and align the third silver handle with the water line to accomplish the bypass.  To drain the h/w heater you must remove the plug itself accessing it from outside panel (small channel locks are helpful), stand back because the water will flow out.  My fresh water drains are located just forward of and inside the passenger side rear storage area.  When winterizing, do not forget the outside shower as well as the mascerator pump and hose.  I had a thumb drive with videos of the procedure and you may be able to access those videos on line.


General Discussion / Re: Considering Four Down Need Input
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:52:50 pm »
I been following this thread closely.   I have almost decided on a 2010 liberty limited 4wd although a sport would have been fine.  It's a bit heavier than a sport but only slightly.  The liberty will double as farm vehicle as well and daily driver.  I have a p/u truck that stays offroad for the dirtier jobs.  My immediate concern is rigging for towing, its beyond my pay grade (base plate and breakaway brakes etc).  I think I will go with ready brakes elite with surge brakes.  If anyone has suggestions I would appreciate your advice.  Also have not a clue of labor costs of installation?  My apologies if this appears as a hijack of this topic.


General Discussion / Re: Sulfur smell from hot water
« on: June 06, 2019, 08:24:40 pm »
I would suggest going thru the by-pass procedure and drain it after it cooled somewhat.  Undo the by-pass and refill, bring up to temperature and test for sulphur odor.  If that does not rectify the problem, but  improves it significantly,  then repeat the draining procedure again.  I have a water heater in my bar,n that gets seldom use and I have to run a lot of water thru it to get rid of the odor.  Draining would be the better option for R V due to amount of water to purge the system without draining.


Not trying to question your knowledge,  but did you check with the motor running?  If not , I think you will get an erroneous indication.  Also an overkill of fluid can be a serious problem as well.


General Discussion / Re: Looking for Iowa Phoenix Cruiser Owner
« on: May 24, 2019, 03:20:04 pm »
Dicknpat, swing by central Florida, more than happy to show mine.


General Discussion / Re: Gray tank auto switch continues to blink
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:02:47 pm »
If the electrical part of the actuator is operating properly, there is no need to manually open or close the valves.  If you override the electric actuator manually, you will probably damage the plastic gearing of the actuator requiring repair or replacement.  The removal of the wires was in the event the actuator was inoperable, removing the actuator and wiring would be a cure so that you could dump manually.


General Discussion / Re: Mascerator issues
« on: April 21, 2019, 04:56:41 pm »
You might run the pump until liquid stops flowing, secure the pump and with your hands elevate the hose from the fartherest upstream as practical.  With the cap off the discharge end, hand over hand the hose to drain the small amount of liquid that remains in the hose.  Of course keep the discharge end lower than the part you are "wallking" the liquid with.  Replace the cap and through trial and error loop the hose over the hooks back  and forth until its in the cabinet well enough to secure the cabinet door.  Try to place hose back into the cabinet in its normal non-expanded condition and it should fit properly.  While on the subject, there is another thread regarding the hose being punctured just where it comes through into the cabinet.  Insure you have addressed the fix for that as well.


General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure Gauges
« on: March 30, 2019, 10:33:56 am »
I  use the eezrv tire system as well and it works as advertised.  I had them programmed by the company setting the pressure and temperature with the parameters they suggested.  Having never driven a dually with one of them flat or low pressure, I am not sure I would recognize the feeling while driving.  With the tpms one can see the temp and pressure of each tire hopefully in time to remedy an anomaly.  It takes a few minutes for the monitor to begin reading the info upon initial start up.  Once on, the monitor will indicate temp and pressure sequentially for each tire.  It will sound an alarm if one of the tires exceeds the pressure or temperature parameters.  The monitor can be mounted on windshield to easily see it underway.  While a sudden blowout can't be prevented, the tpms would hopefully give you enough warning of a tire problem that can be addressed before a failure.  When considering the damage a blown tire can do to the underside of the motor home, it's like an insurance policy.


General Discussion / Re: Dead Batteries - Storage
« on: March 20, 2019, 03:57:37 pm »
TNcanuck,  I am curious what might be tripping the GFI breaker when he plugs up at home.  Thank you for your explicit explanation on the electrical system as well.  Since he is leaving on a trip soon, if the pedestal breaker trips, it might make for not a fun time.

General Discussion / Re: Dead Batteries - Storage
« on: March 19, 2019, 06:03:53 pm »
Again it appears there is a fault with the inverter/converter.  In another post you indicated a trip later planned later this month.  If possible, I would try to go to local rv park and plug into 30 amp service to see if that might be the problem.  Like you I plug up to a 20amp garage service before a trip but don't have your problems.  It would be a non-starter if your batteries went dead while on your trip considering the fridge will require 12v to operate as well as other 12v systems in your coach.  Just sayin...it might just be the gif that is causing the snafu.

General Discussion / Re: Parallax Power Center
« on: March 19, 2019, 11:41:29 am »
TOM, I believe there may be a malfunction of your charger since you have a newer unit.  Perhaps go thru the literature to determine which converter/charger you have.  Just sitting in storage with occasional checking might have resulted in batteries going close to dry.  I do not stay plugged in, but check fluid in batteries every couple months anyway.  Were your batteries toast or will they hold a charge now?

General Discussion / Re: Dead Batteries - Storage
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:31:04 pm »
Were you plugged into 30amp service or something less?  How long in storage?  Did you have any other appliance on during storage?   Check water in battery/s and finally do your house lights work while plugged in.?  Do lights work with generator power, cranking the truck may allow you to start genny. Sorry i cant be of any help but answering those questions would be a start.

Adventure Anywhere / Custer State Park
« on: March 15, 2019, 11:33:26 am »
Hello, asking for tips, suggestions or any pertinent information on visiting this park and surrounding area.  Currently planning on making the trip early September this year.  I am probably looking at four days travel  time from central Florida and requesting how many days to experience the area.  Questions I have revolve around recommended rv parks with FHU  and the availability without reservations in the event I want to park hop in the area.  I don't have a toad, possibly tow motorcycle, car rental would be an option as well if weather became an issue.  Wx Sept  averages indicates highs 70's. Lows 30's, could be brutal on this Florida boy.  I haven't tried to make reservations yet as awaiting responses from this post.   Due to time restraints, I will confine myself to Custer, Spearfish along with the other must sees in the area.  Thank you for your consideration.

Larry.          Btw, spotted a Phoenix cruiser Wal-Mart parking lot Bushnell Florida this morning ;)

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