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General Discussion / Re: Generator Automatic transfer switch
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:18:27 pm »
On Most models it's right above the generator.

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General Discussion / Re: E350 vs E450
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:09:09 pm »
My E350 had a 3.10 ratio.

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General Discussion / Re: E350 vs E450
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:01:36 am »
I've had a E350 and E450, I didn't notice any different in the ride. I did notice almost 10% less gas mileage with the 450.

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General Discussion / Re: Latches, the continuing saga
« on: June 02, 2018, 04:18:46 am »
If PC is now using Southco latches you may find that Carol will give you a better price than anyone else. Call her.
Also 5 lb should be about right ask her what they use. She may also give you some even though your MH is 5 years old.

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General Discussion / Re: Storage Covers
« on: May 30, 2018, 10:23:19 am »
Had a cover for 1st RV, Never had one with either Phoenix since 2006.
Maybe more necessary in different climate.

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General Discussion / Re: Boondocking with a PC 2100?
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:25:24 am »
You don't mention if you have solar panels.
Using a generator to charge your batteries is very annoying to yourself or neighbors.

Do yourself a favor and buy the parts for a system. They are very inexpensive and much has been posted on this forum about solar. Get a Bogart battery monitor, the only way you will confidently know how much power you are using. Reading the voltage only works at times when you are not using any power at all.

I love to boondock and with solar you can last for an unlimited time by carefully monitoring your use unless it is rainy and heavily overcast.

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General Discussion / Re: Electric termination valves
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:02:07 am »
The two electric valves are independent of each other and anything can be opened in any order but the recommendation is to dump black first followed by a rinse of grey water.

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General Discussion / Re: alignment
« on: May 03, 2018, 05:48:34 am »
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I have had my 2400 aligned and it handles pretty well but has a bad case of memory steer (ie steering wheel does not return to straight ahead with out my help after turning a corner). Has any one else experienced this and what is the cure?
Take it back to dealer who did it, a simple adjustment.

To everyone else, Ford provide FREE front end alignment when new. But take to a dealer that does bigger trucks. I has both my PC's that I owned and never had tire problems.

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General Discussion / Re: Full Body Paint? Why?
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:26:55 pm »
I guess it's all about the look you want.

We don't like the look of the busy looking full body paint. We don't even like the lower paint job.

I've owned Gel coat only motorhomes for 34 years. 11 yrs, 6 yrs and 8 yrs. PC uses a very good quality gelcoat.

None have faded or chalked and decals always looked good. But I apply a boat wax, 3M Marine Scotchgard Liquid Wax  1 lt ~$22, Quantity lasts 5 years applying twice a year.
No buffing required. Wash RV, apply like any car wax in sections, wipe off.

My PC is ALWAYS outdoors, 5 months in FL and 7 Months in Ohio.

Everyone always says how good it looks. The front piece above the front window, sometimes needs an extra application.

But it's a matter of personal taste, that's why cars come in 10 different colors.

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General Discussion / Re: Custom Work, How often is it Overlooked?
« on: April 23, 2018, 02:33:05 pm »
Make your you make at least three copies of all the change requests. 1 for Sales, 1 rides in RV while they are building it. Get someone to put it there. When you take delivery, make sure all is done, if not they usually can do while you are waiting and taking delivery. 1 for you to keep.

I had lots of changes, they forgot one easy thing and finished installing while I was there.

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General Discussion / Re: Need advice
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:02:44 pm »
Read the amps and voltage on the Progressive meter.
It may be doing its job.

I find that some campgrounds are just underwired (Too small a wire or too many campers on the same circuit), especially when A/C's are on or at dinner time.
In your house the same problem exists. I can use one outlet in my garage but not another because of the distance and size of my house wiring.

I've often been forced to run my generator to be able to run my Microwave.

PC used a big unit that pulls lots of amps. Be sure you electric hot water heater is turned off, if you want to use your microwave.

Let me know the voltage and amps you read.

Also please remember if you turn on the Progressive bypass and your voltage drops below 85v you will probably damage your microwave or refrigerator.

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General Discussion / Re: Need advice
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:01:29 pm »
The step works off the Ford battery.
If you turned off the battery disconnect the batteries will not charge even if you are plugged into AC power.

Batteries are likely dead. Fully charge them and hope it didn't take too much life out of your batteries.

To keep your batteries lasting for years try not to discharge below 50%.

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General Discussion / Re: LED light strips
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:02:56 am »
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When I got home with my new PC I noticed when I turn the truck engine off the thin LED coach lights come on.
Are you saying the outside lights turn on when you open either front door? They go out after a minute. Does in for all Ford RV's.
My rig is older, no inside LED lights.

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General Discussion / Re: Tiny grey tank issue
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:48:29 pm »
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Keelhauler, your idea is creative, If a coach has a sanicon, and a black tank flush system, why not just screw the sanicon into the black tank flush system? Flush the black tank with grey water and reduce the level in the grey tank. Seems like a simple clean manageable solution, maybe I'm missing something?.
Doug
That may even be better, need to try that first. That would be a great way to do it.

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General Discussion / Re: Tiny grey tank issue
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:58:29 am »
Zorba said
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the fix is rather simple. Simply TEE into the grey water drain line, AND a black water vent pipe a foot or so above floor level, put a cheap 12v water pump in-between, and Bob's your uncle. That allows you to pump the entire contents of the grey into the black, not just a "50% drain down" as using the dump valves will give you.

That gave me a thought, here is a no cost no mod option.
We already have a good pump the macerator. Just hook up a 25' 3/4" water hose to macerator outlet and run the hose to your roof, take off the blackwater vent cap, insert the hose and pump what you want into your blackwater tank. I'll try it out the next time I'm getting too full.

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