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General Discussion / Re: Fuses Under Steering Wheel
« on: December 17, 2021, 11:45:30 am »
Hey Lance!
Don't really have a good answer for you but my mind jumps to things the factory added.
Maybe levelers, Liquid Springs, Backup camera monitor, 12V power sockets, coach marker lights etc?
Happy Holidays to you and your family!

General Discussion / Re: Ford 6.8 V10 Chirping Away (2017)
« on: December 02, 2021, 07:52:44 pm »
Lance: Happy it worked out for you and Kevin!
Mine didn't change at all with the addition of the second idler. Must be barking up the wrong tree.
Might try a different oil weight to see if it has an effect.
Have already tried higher octane gas.
My wife thinks I'm crazy because she can't hear it (probably other reasons too  :lol )

General Discussion / Re: Ford 6.8 V10 Chirping Away (2017)
« on: November 28, 2021, 06:52:15 pm »
I added the second pulley to mine  in hopes it would resolve the minor pinging type noise I experience under no load 2100-2500 rpm.
I was very hopeful after coming across a video online showing how the belt can vibrate without the second tensioner.
Unfortunately adding the second pulley didn't seem to have any positive or negative affect and my noise persists.
Was trying to decide if I should remove the pulley but think I will leave it on for now as it doesn't seem to hurt anything.

My noise is not loud or obnoxious, almost sounds like the engine is purring under no load. (It does sound like a cat purring)
Like a soft rolling tapping noise.
I could live with it if I knew it was normal or not causing any damage.
It goes away under any load or below 2K rpm.

Have never heard a chirp from under my hood. (on this vehicle)

Here are the parts I used to add the pulley:



It was an easy 10 minute add.

General Discussion / Re: Roof Maintenance
« on: November 03, 2021, 05:55:15 pm »
The only thing I have ever used on my roof other than soap and water was 303 protectant.
That was on my previous 5th wheel which I owned for 15 years and the roof was still in good shape when I sold it.
As were the  decals on the  sides which got the same treatment, just a little more often.
Was thinking of starting a similar regimen on the PC roof.

Tips and Tricks / Re: Leveling System--HWH Factory Service
« on: November 02, 2021, 06:58:01 pm »
Great info as usual Mike!

Tips and Tricks / Re: DON'T Lose Your Water Heater Vent
« on: October 18, 2021, 07:45:37 pm »
Thanks Mike! I installed the same screen and never checked either. Will be taking care of that shortly!

General Discussion / Re: Stop Using Wire Nuts! Use Wago Lever Nuts
« on: October 12, 2021, 06:05:12 pm »
H Lance: have used some of the older versions of these without issue.
Just took a look at their web site and noticed they showed them mounted in all their videos.
Either on a DIN rail of secured to a surface.
Wonder if that is necessary for them to be effective.?

General Discussion / Re: Rear Storage Compartment door
« on: September 30, 2021, 07:54:02 pm »
I like the idea of magnets (no parts to break) instead of the latches except one thing. A friend of mine had them on his towable camper and while the hatch was open he bumped it, the hatch swung down and hit him on the bridge of his nose. He no longer likes the magnets, and seeing his 2 black eyes leads me to believe the latches are a better choice.

Given the presented data, I would draw the same conclusion.  (exactly)

Take care Lance.

General Discussion / Re: Any issue running Houghton AC while driving?
« on: September 29, 2021, 07:12:24 pm »
Kevin: I also have two Houghtons on my 2552 and have had similar experience as you describe.
They do cycle more than I think is ideal.
I attribute it to the confined spaces in our PCs. The Thermistor that senses room temperature is inside the return air duct in the middle of the AC unit.
Cold air from the discharge  vents get recirculated into the return air turning off the compressor prematurely.
I have confirmed this using an infrared thermometer aimed at the return grill and see that it cools much faster than the room itself.
For now, I have been compensating this by setting the units a few degrees colder than I want the room to be and it seems ok.
Forum member EngineerLT has done a couple of mods like putting an enclosure around the thermistor to slow the temperature change at the sensor and has reported good results.
He recently relocated the thermistor to outside the AC unit on the ceiling near the unit and  got even better results.
I plan to try relocating the thermistors to a wall near my heating thermostat but still waiting to get a "round toit"
When I ordered my 2552, Ed, the electrician at the factory said he usually runs extra wires between the ACs and that location but I have yet to verify.
All in all I am VERY happy with my Houghtons and they cool very well but due to this short cycling, the room never reaches setpoint. Setting it a few degrees lower gets you where you want to be.
BTW I generally do use the Dehumidify mode as it is even quieter and seems to cycle less. Still need to set it low though.

General Discussion / Re: Rear Storage Compartment door
« on: September 28, 2021, 07:22:09 pm »
2Lucky has a good point I missed.   (nod)   Hold open latches:

and spring loaded... I totally overlooked them. And sounds like exactly what you are referring to......

Has anybody tried magnetic latches to  replace these? On my first outing with my new 2552 I pulled the side compartment door closed forgetting about the latch.
Oh well, slightly larger screws fixed that one.
Have seen magnetic catches on less expensive brand campers that seemed to work well and wondering if anybody has found some they are happy with.

General Discussion / Re: Roof or Windshield Seal Leak
« on: August 27, 2021, 09:25:45 am »
Marker lights?

General Discussion / Re: Replacement of couch slide cable
« on: August 06, 2021, 07:44:22 pm »
Kind of a change of subject but somewhat related:
Does anybody else but me not like that the ottomans lock in the extended position?
I understand they need to when retracted for safety but would rather be able to move them around with my feet while sitting.
Usually I'm careful not to extend them all the way so they remain moveable  but am thinking about putting a small plate over the hole that it latches into so it can't lock in the extended position.
Guess I should be glad that there are only little things like this that bug me about my PC  :)

General Discussion / Re: Any issue running Houghton AC while driving?
« on: August 01, 2021, 08:10:56 pm »
Wow Lance, Congratulations on the new home! Glad your PC served you well during the search.
Have to ask, with all those added storage areas, were you able to remember where you packed everything?  roflol
We haven't used the PC much this season due to my wife's Moms health issues. We've needed to stay near home but hope to get a few local trips in soon.
Only projects I've done to the rig this year are a dual pane window repair, some waterproofing steps to my furnace which took in water that prevented the heat from working on our last trip and chased a couple of squeaks while driving. The one thing that is really bugging me now is the sound quality of the truck radio. I replaced the radio with a decent Sony unit and the speakers with Infinity coaxials but it still sounds like crap. Need to double check the wiring and maybe add a subwoofer.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Jim G.

Yes I do get those noised during startup and I think it is the same  noise I am talking about but pretty sure mine continues while driving. Only noticeable when going slow.

Hopefully you won't have to swing that wrench very far !  :)

Haven't done this yet.  :-[
Was half thinking about planning a trip that included a stop at the LS factory but have not even confirmed that they would do this.

My LS makes a low thud noise when the rear is rocking like the valves are opening or closing. Doesn't sound like any kind of failure  but it is definitely there.
I talked to Chad at LS and he said  there was a design change that might correct this though it was not considered a defect.
Wanted to have them listen to it and see if it was worth fixing.

It is only noticeable at low speeds  when cornering.
Have you heard such a  noise?

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