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General Discussion / Re: Add bedroom tv 2552
« on: June 18, 2019, 09:29:01 am »
I'd call Dave at PC and ask about your particular unit.

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General Discussion / Re: Options qustions...
« on: June 01, 2019, 01:12:46 pm »
There is a lot of room under the street side bed, and the deck has lift supports so ours actually pops up almost too easily. Our 2551 has the sub-woofer there, not sure if PC still does it like that, seems a waste of space and I may remove it.

The space under the bed I noticed to stay cooler than anywhere else in the coach, so I lined the larger portion behind the wheel well with 2 layers of 1" foil faced styro insulation with a lid to match. It is kept cool by alternating frozen milk bottles to the freezer, once a day before bed. We use it for extra drinks, veggies and fruit, wine and mixers. We eat a lot of greens and there is never enough fridge space to store much bulky items.  Works great, stayed 50 even when it hit 100+ outside, off-grid no AC. Even without the cooler things stay tempered under there.

It could hold several unruly grand kids, too, when they need to "chill." Without the cooler built in, that is.

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General Discussion / Re: TV Antenna location
« on: May 30, 2019, 06:25:03 pm »
My 2010 2551 has the crank up one fore of the front cap seam. There is another recent thread on this, shows some concerns but lost in the shuffle.
https://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=3678.0

I'd give Dave or Carol a call at PC.

Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: water overflow leak
« on: May 30, 2019, 12:32:31 pm »
True on both points. :)(:

I'm still hoping my little tubing fix tests out positive. Maybe I'll fill the tank and take a spin around the block both directions, sloshed by going over the speed bumps sideways...

By filling the water tank, I mean filling it and then running a good half-gallon or more into the toilet to charge the black tank treatment.  (RV Digest-It is my favorite...no smell of it's own even.) https://uniquecampingmarine.com/pages/unique-rv-digest-it-liquid?gclid=Cj0KCQjw_r3nBRDxARIsAJljleEtmd_G_7HES4r_TrCmIAFia9J7eXWbqdg2FaD3UxilFKnXmnwbTPAaAni-EALw_wcB

Just some more of the inevitable topic drift...

Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: Replacement of Fiamma 45i awning
« on: May 29, 2019, 06:36:42 pm »
So, wait, I'm supposed to need a color changing led light to see that dancing bear print spiral...?
Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: water overflow leak
« on: May 29, 2019, 05:58:36 pm »
Great idea...I wonder why PC doesn't just do that!
 tymote

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General Discussion / Re: Replacement of Fiamma 45i awning
« on: May 28, 2019, 04:09:32 pm »
Nice! You had me worried for a minute with those first pics - no more hippie rags!!!  :'(  but then I got to the inside pics. You've gone stealth hippie. I like it.

My hair may be short now, but still a hippie.  ;)  Sometimes it does pay to be low profile, however.

We normally do have much more for outside decorating, but this was a working fest.  And with the neighbors...we kept the decorations inside.  Tapestries like that cost $150-200 each, and are hard to secure.  :beg NORMALLY we are camped next to friends, and many eyes make safe campsites. This was not a group I would trust.  :-[

Video and audio on 57 bands over 5 days and 3 stages....and got them all.  I was on main stage from 9:30am to 1am  every day.


Working out details on mounting the 14 foot awning...gonna be REAL tight, but worth it.
As a fellow hippie in disguise I really admire those tapestries.  2o2

Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: water overflow leak
« on: May 26, 2019, 06:34:23 am »
Dougn

Coiled under the bed?   Think filling and the overflow tube.    You really don't want water under the bed with the heater inverter, etc. That are also under the bed.

I guess another thought is... Do you avoid rain?  Do you wax the paint?   I personally can't see anyway of avoiding getting water on the outside from pretty much any source unless you want to park it in a sealed garage and never take it out.

I am not trying to be a smart a$$, I just figure getting the outside of the RV wet is part of using it.
My bad, I wasn't very clear.
I would replace the current overflow tube with a longer, say 3' piece that would still connect to the outside. That's what would be coiled under the bed. No water under the bed.
I only look stupid...
Plus, all water is not created equal. Rain spots wash off easily, it is soft water. The hardness and types of minerals in your water supply determines how difficult it is to remove those spots. And yes, a good polymer paint protector like Dry-Wash helps make it easier.
Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: water overflow leak
« on: May 25, 2019, 06:01:57 pm »
Since you've brought up water spotting on the side below the water tank filler door, I can't help but notice the spots on mine every time I walk by it now. I was happy to ignore it before... Being a older unit, the finish isn't perfect to begin with, so the water spots sort of blend in.

If only going for a few days, I only add enough water for the trip so it isn't always an issue.
Often I need to leave home with a full tank tho.

I urged the little screen out of the overflow and looked through all of the junk drawers for a cork to just plug the hole while en route. But that did create suction in the system when running the pump for a minute or more.
 
Since the filler cap has a hole in it where the cap leash pierces the cap, and there is no gasket on that cap, I thought that there might be enough air to allow for pump operation. Not so.

I did find that a 1/4" ID tubing fits snugly in the hole. The 1' piece I had laying around coiled well into filler compartment. At least the water will have to work awhile before it finds its way to quick-dry on the paint.

I wonder if this will work???  It does not interfere with pump operation.  But I'm not going anywhere for 10 days or so to see for sure if it stops the slosh.

If not, I bet a few feet coiled under the bed would do the trick.

Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: Winegard RZ-6000 Rayzar z1 TV Antenna
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:59:43 am »
I think you have a valid concern about the position where this antennae would mount. My guess is that all PC's antennae are mounted relatively close to the front, where the entertainment center is located. I too would be concerned about the lift created by compressed airflow at highway speed, especially in conditions like a gusty headwind.

I checked reviews on Amazon, and while most were favorable as to reception strength, some thought their batwing style was better.

Is PC using this style on their new units?
Hope someone replies to you with actual experience.


Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: Steering damper replacement
« on: May 24, 2019, 08:34:25 am »
I replaced my shocks with Monroe’s and also replaced the steering stabilizer with a heavy duty one. We noticed the steering was noticeable better with new stabilizer versus the factory original. It cost $60. Don’t see any need for saf-t-plus.  But everyone is different.

By the way our 2551 drives like a dream.  Very little noise on the road, handles wells and comfortable.  Biggest impact seems to be tire pressure. I take out a little air and it makes it more like a “Lincoln” ride. 

Ron
Our 2010 2551 also drives comfortably and quietly.  At 36k miles, I'm sure the slight "wanderlust" I've tolerated will be improved by any steering stabilizer. At $24 from Amazon, I can buy 10 of the Monroe's for half the price of the designer models. That should last the 400k miles I plan to drive our phabulous PC....

Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: Steering damper replacement
« on: May 23, 2019, 09:45:21 am »
Has anyone used the $30 Monroe for many miles? I'm sure the $500 Safe-T-Plus is a more substantial unit, but is it 16 times better? Is there a happy medium in the market?
Dougn

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In your photo one of the hand tightened knurled supply line fittings shows. The other showing stays attached to the fixture as it is the sprayer line. The fixture itself has large wing-nuts holding it to the deck.

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General Discussion / Re: Hidden Generator Relay & Gen Problem
« on: May 20, 2019, 04:57:34 pm »
https://www.rvwithtito.com/download/Onan4000MaintenanceManual.pdf

Adjusting the generator engine rpm changes the output frequency and voltage. See page 80,  section 8-13, spec D and later.

Try connecting your voltmeter to an outside 120v socket  and measuring the voltage while tweaking the altitude adjustment knob (mixture screw) before messing with the throttle stop screw (governor).
Good advice from CalCruiser above, I'd add to start by getting informed about the whole process from page 76, sec. 8-9.

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How were you able to get in to remove old faucet?
Not too tough, helps to be a skinny armed contortionist that isn't afraid to do plumbing! Assuming things are the same as in my 2010 2551, all fittings are finger tightened. Pulling out the silverware drawer helped some. Removing the P-trap can help see what is going on. Again, hand tightened.

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