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General Discussion / Re: Need generator advice.
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:23:17 am »
I had all sorts of electrical wiring eaten up by mice. Engine wouldn't even start.

Now I put 100% peppermint oil on cotton balls and put all over under my hood. I guess I should put some by the gas tank and generator also.

So far in last 5 years, no more mice problems.

General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure cold vs hot
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:42:07 am »
I think inside your sink door is a label.
Go to Michelin's website, no matter whose tire brand you have, they have a chart for RV tires, weight vs pressure. To really do it right you need to weight each axel and each side. while fully loaded. Then highest load on one axle sets what pressure you need on that axle. Same for second axle.

General Discussion / Re: Hankook tires
« on: July 28, 2018, 09:25:01 am »
Buy 303 protectorant, not ArmorAll.
Wipe all over face of tire every 3-4 months.

This will prevent surface cracks and keeps tires safe.

Michelin says 7 years

General Discussion / Re: Need generator advice.
« on: July 28, 2018, 09:19:57 am »
Main Points
Make sure you have more than 1/3 tank of fuel
Run generator once a month for 10-15 minutes.
Use A/C for a load.

If fuel pump is going and won't start the carburetor could be dirty
Remove, take to small engine=-lawnmower-motorcycle shop and tell them to clean in ultrasonic bath.

General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure cold vs hot
« on: July 23, 2018, 07:00:57 pm »
Before leaving Houston, I carefully set the pressures to 65 psi all-around, on a typical 85-degree July morning in Houston.  While underway, the temps varied considerably, with the rears running 10 degrees hotter.  The hottest was the right rear, which I figured must be because the exhaust runs close to that side.  Pressures were all different and all over 70 running, with the rears approaching 75.

But then, on one 50 degree morning in Yellowstone, the low pressure alarm went off as soon as the sensors started to come up, as I was leaving the Fishing Bridge RV park.  One of the rears was below the 55 psi low-limit I'd set.

Pressure is directly proportional to absolute temperature. PV=MRT  Boyles Law

so 85oF = 545oR
    50oF = 510oR

Multiply (65 psig ) X 510/545 =  60 psia
5000'   altitude the air pressure is 2.5 psi lower
10000' altitude the air pressure is 4.6 psi lower

So your experience is what would be expected.

All tire manufactures say check pressure when tires are cool and leave alone.

General Discussion / Re: Screen Door
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:35:31 am »
Just make sure it broke and just isn't pushed in. Get a screw driver and pop it back out.

General Discussion / Re: Generator power
« on: July 10, 2018, 12:41:00 pm »
Are you using a Power Management System, like Progressive's?

Could be the Gen'r frequency is not within specs.

General Discussion / Re: PI EMS-HW30C Error code E 9
« on: July 07, 2018, 05:23:02 pm »
Try unplugging the phone like wire to remote display and main unit and replug. that may reset the error.

General Discussion / Re: Chassis battery dead
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:15:09 pm »
The battery crossover switch according to earl. To use the crossover switch turn the key To Accessory or on.  Press the crossover switch momentariy. You will hear the relay close.  wait 20 or 30 minutes. turn the ignition key off. This will open the relay. Use the key switch to start the engine. There is no need to hold the crossoverswitch.

I wonder what year they changed this. My 2012 does not work like that. Sounds good.

General Discussion / Re: Chassis battery dead
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:26:32 am »
Here is what I do. Works great.
1. Ignition does not have to be on.
2. I replaced the toggle switch with a on-off switch that is identical, fits in same opening and the two leads unplug and plug in without difficulty. Advanced Auto parts sold it, but I'm sure you could find anywhere.
3. I have solar panels that continuously charge my house batteries.
4. I leave the switch on when in storage and my chassis battery never discharges or boils. There are a lot of parasitic loads that will discharge that battery.

If you think PC made wiring changes, put a digital voltmeter on chassis battery, leave ignition off and hold that momentary switch in, the voltage will start going up.
Actually, on mine, there is a safety relay that opens when you turn on the ignition switch and the battery will not be able to be charged when holding the switch in, and you can't pull power from house batteries.

General Discussion / Re: Sales Options
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:45:28 am »
$3000 seems high, since PC is very reliable and takes care of first year and has inexpensive parts available thereafter.

General Discussion / Re: Production Line Pictures
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:37:04 pm »
They don't take any pictures unless you contact sales and ask them if they would do it for you.

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

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

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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