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General Discussion / Re: Converter
« on: November 30, 2021, 11:34:55 pm »
Mike - I agree the only issue is space. I have  a 2910d same as Dave so I suspect I can accommodate the swap if I go with progressive. Will call parallax tomorrow and check out that option.

I do appreciate all the input. Itís very helpful


General Discussion / Re: Converter
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:16:59 pm »
So  progressive tech support told me that donít make a replacement and I would need a new panel.

That makes zero sense - ii have a 55 amp converter - I just need to make sure I have enough clearance. I may upgrade to AGM batteries next time but donít go off grid enough to justify lithium.  Made through the weekend ok - just kept my 12 volt demand down and we were fine for 3 days

General Discussion / Re: Atwood water heater
« on: November 27, 2021, 12:16:19 pm »
Thanks all for the feedback. I was think about using my shop vac to get all the water left below the drain plug but the turkey Baster is a good idea. Kinda think I am just going to stick with gas for now. Itís faster and we are not in the camper for long extended periods. I am not sure even if I fabricate access - it would still be somewhat offset and I am not certain I would even have room to pull the element.

General Discussion / Re: Converter
« on: November 27, 2021, 11:37:52 am »
Lance - thanks for the offer, but if I am gonna swap I think I will upgrade. I will look at the WFCO unit as well as Progressive. I like the idea of future battery comparability. Best JB

General Discussion / Re: Converter
« on: November 26, 2021, 10:00:56 am »
Really appreciate the quick replies- I have been thinking about going with the progressive smart converter charger. I assume I can replace the bottom half of the Parrallax unit (converter portion) and reuse the dc board and fuses?   I will break out my meter and check connections and voltage as suggested when I return home. The external vehicle charger is not an elegant solution but will get me by in a pinch just to keep the batteries topped off

General Discussion / Re: Converter
« on: November 26, 2021, 09:29:14 am »
Thank you both - I suspect battery box is ok as it will charge from both from MH chassis and my external charger across the two 6v batteries. Like I said headed with grandkids - so I am bringing my vehicle charger along in case I loose charge. When I get home I will have some more time to trouble shoot:)

I suspect batteries will hold up for a couple of days - as I have them close to fully charged and have a 3 hour drive to top them off.

I donít believe the Existing converter is smart and had been thinking of replacing. I have the parallax (sp) unit which appears to have the 12v fuses mounted to front of converter below the ac distribution and breakers

General Discussion / Converter
« on: November 26, 2021, 07:52:15 am »
Lots of good information on the forum as this has been a popular topic.

Apparently my converter is shot as I can charge my batteries when underway but when connected to shore power the batteries are draining and not charging. I discovered this just as I am leaving to take my grandkids to the Texas historical train - polar express ride this weekend.
Circuit breakers are good - 12v fuses are fine so with a charged battery everything is operational.

I figure I will upgrade to the progressive 45a converter for my 2015 PC 2910d but in the mean time I am bringing my vehicle charger along to keep the batteries charged if we drop too low after the drive and we set up.

Any other advice?  Seems like you always discover this stuff at the least opportune time. BTW neither shore power or generator is charging - only when driving (separate circuit)

My inverter is seldom used but working, but also shows low battery unless I use my external charger.

Thanks JB

General Discussion / Re: Atwood water heater
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:45:22 pm »
Unfortunately the water heater is below our closet and to the right of our shower with only a small access panel for the heater by-pass.

I hate to cut into the inside of the coach but may be the best long term solution if I want to be able to replace the heating element. Bad design to not make the element accessible from outside IMO

General Discussion / Atwood water heater
« on: November 13, 2021, 02:27:14 pm »
Ok - I searched and did not see any specific issue re the electric heater element being inside the coach. I have a 2015 PC 2910D. To replace the heating element I apparently need to pull the entire water heater out?  I can see the element through the heater bypass acess door, but it is not accessible. I am tempted to cut out another access door. Drain and wet vacuum the heater and replace the element. Anyone have any experience ?

General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: August 07, 2019, 05:59:21 pm »
Thanks - tow dolly worked great aside from the general hassle with hooking up. The F450 really handled the hills well and 70 - 75 mph seems like a sweet spot - pretty impressive.

Thinking about going 4 down for the next trip. Has anyone tried towing a Ford F-150. The ford 4x4 seems to be ideal for flat towing. Also looking at the ranger and a Jeep.  but would prefer a PU.

Thanks - I am truly impressed with how the 2910 handles.


General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself!
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:24:49 pm »
Hello - we are new to the PC forum have just picked up our new to us 2016 2910D 3 weeks ago. I grew up RVing with my dad & mom over 50 years ago. However this  is my first MH and so far so good. My initiation was driving I 10 from mobile back to Austin.  Between the rain, and road construction I really got to appreciate the PC handling and maneuverability. We head up North to the Adirondack s to escape the TX heat in 2 weeks and will be adding a tow Dolly and VW sport wagon to the mix. Not sure how I feel about the Dolly and if / when I upgrade the toad I will seriously consider something we can flat tow.

I am pretty comfortable towing a cargo trailer behind our SUV but have yet to check out the dolly on trip. My biggest concern is easy in and out access as you can really back up the dolly.

I appreciate all the info on the forum as the manuals that came with the RV leave a lot to the imagination.

We look forward to many happy miles with the  pc. We did note the PO had to repair the forward slide out as it hung up and damaged the floor - is this a common problem? And any recommendation for preventative maintenance?

Thanks for all the information.  Jerry and Nadene

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