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General Discussion / Re: Ceiling Lights
« on: August 09, 2022, 02:09:04 pm »
On getting our 2552 I immediately decided the bright lights had to go.  My solution was to replace the fixtures.  Besides being full dimmable with 3 color choices they look better IMO.  They are almost an exact match for the footprint of the old fixture so once installed they look stock.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09GY6ZYND/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

Here are pictures showing relative dim and bright, front and back in a 2552.

Just purchased a set of them.  Installed easily.  Much better lighting than stock and better than adding LED light tubes.

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General Discussion / Re: Screen door latch replacement
« on: May 30, 2022, 04:01:14 pm »
So....Your 2013 model year screen door retainer is different than this?  I did not realize the design changed.


I would still like to find this type of pressure latch.  It will only last so long.  No luck so far.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Annoying Squeak
« on: May 23, 2022, 05:27:25 am »
Awesome!  Thanks.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Annoying Squeak
« on: May 22, 2022, 01:08:44 pm »
I also have an '07 2100.  I appreciated the "heads up" on the propane tank pipe situation.  I just checked mine and it seems to be secure.  I may still add a hanger of some type to reinforce it.  While under the rig and looking up at the lp tank, I see quite a bit of paint peeling off the lp tank and some rust starting to form.  Can the lp tank be re-primed/painted?

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General Discussion / Re: 2005 2100 sliding screen door parts.
« on: March 24, 2022, 10:01:51 am »
Yes, check out that link.  I had the same problem.  I could not find a replacement but was able to reinforce the remainder of the track.  I have included pictures.  Check out that link.

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General Discussion / Re: Dead house batteries
« on: March 18, 2022, 09:07:22 am »
Hi Jeff,

With good maintenance practices, we got only two good years from our new PC's first pair of 12V batteries, and one marginal year.  We had the same durational experience with the replacement pair bought at Walmart.  Our third pair, we switched to two-6V AGM batteries bought at Sam's Club for $180/each.  That was in 2015.  They are still in great working condition today.  Based on this personal experience, I endorse two 6V AGM batteries.

Ron

I agree that (2) 6V AGM batteries are best .  The only issue for me was to make sure the physical size fit in the battery tray. 

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General Discussion / Re: Roadside Assistance Plans
« on: January 04, 2022, 01:05:52 pm »
I stand with AAA all the way.  Get the upgrade with RV and Motorcycle assistance.  Never an issue wherever you travel.  Years and years of easy service when and where needed.


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General Discussion / Re: Yes I own a TRX
« on: January 04, 2022, 01:00:46 pm »
I am surprised and a little confused regarding a slideout on a TRX.  I don't see that in the floorplans.  Did they just start making the TRX with a slideout option?

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General Discussion / Re: New A/C? Fridge?
« on: October 15, 2021, 05:29:36 pm »
Fridge is Norcold.

Thanks for all the advice.  I will just keep doing what I have been doing with good maintenance.


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General Discussion / New A/C? Fridge?
« on: October 15, 2021, 11:42:27 am »
I have a 2007 2100 with a working Duo-Therm  original A/C unit.  No issues, just checked it out up-top and cleaned everything.  I am just wondering how long do these things last?  At 14 years old should I consider a new one.  Can these be rebuilt?   Same questions and situation for the Fridge.  How long do they last in average use?    FYI, the rig is stored indoors 6 months out of the year.

Thanks for any insights and experiences.

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General Discussion / Re: Bilstein Shocks
« on: August 29, 2021, 09:35:39 am »
Lots of good choice for shocks if needed.  I have never heard anyone on this forum suggest Monroe RV shocks.  My motorhome mechanic suggested them versus the others and said he would provide lifetime warranty on parts AND labor.  10,000 miles on them with good results.  I also have done all the other suspension upgrades on my 2007 2100.  Heavy duty anti-sway bars, front steering stabilizer, air bags and the shocks.  All worthwhile, but a truck is a truck when it comes to bumps on the road. 

Others on this forum have suggested different springs, front and/or rear.  I'll skip this.

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General Discussion / Re: Shower Skylight sun shade suggestion
« on: August 29, 2021, 09:32:21 am »
All good ideas. I used a piece of Reflectix, same stuff I used on side windows and to line under seat storage.  Works great with little adhesive Velco circle pieces from Hobby Lobby.  Keeps the heat out great, easy-sqeezy to remove.

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General Discussion / Re: Screen door latch replacement
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:25:49 am »
The screen door on the older units, at least mine (08) and Rons (07) do have different doors/latches.  I verified this with the factory.  I was looking for the bottom track that cracked and was told they are made anymore.

Maybe I can help with the cracked bottom track for the screen door.  Mine cracked and I was able to fabricate a way to stablize it from cracking further.  Check out the formum track below and look for my fix.  I included a picture.  It works great.

https://forum.phoenixusarv.com/index.php?topic=4132.msg36393#msg36393

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General Discussion / Re: Screen door latch replacement
« on: June 19, 2021, 08:44:08 am »
So....Your 2013 model year screen door retainer is different than this?  I did not realize the design changed.


Ron,

I have a latch like the one pictured on my 2007 PC 2100.  Have you ever replaced it?  Do you have an name and supplier for it?  It would be nice to have a spare.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: So you think you can wax ?
« on: October 13, 2020, 11:24:00 am »
I just use the 16 oz Rejex High Gloss Protective Finish (25.99).  Steps I do on my 2100:

1.  Wash with any good car wash product.
2.  Clay bar entire RV.
3.  Maguiar's carnabu paste/wax polish on the cab.
4.  Rejex on all the fiberglass. 

Since I have been doing this for a while, my fiberglass and cab are in pretty good shape and do not need heavy polishing or rubbing compounds.  I rent cold indoor winter storage and it just sits in the driveway during spring/summer/fall.  I usually have an issue with hard water from my sprinkler system getting on the finish during the summer and the Rejex minimizes any damage and makes it easier to remove hard water spots.  I am not promoting Rejex to any degree as much as I am promoting using sealants on the fiberglass.  The only reason I don't use the sealant on the entire vehicle  is cost.  Maquiar's is much cheaper and works just fine each season for the cab.  The clay bar is the key to any finish work.  I also use the Rejex on the wheels.  Works great there.

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