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Tips and Tricks / TV protector
« on: May 11, 2021, 12:11:23 pm »
Why look at a flat black screen on your TV when not using it.
Check this out, found it at a gift shop Grandfather mountain NC. Signed by Thomas Kinkade, Nice to look at , appropriate sceen  for camping . Easy to roll up out of the way to watch tv stays  put and rolls down to protect tv . See photos:

General Discussion / Re: Drivers side electric swivel seat
« on: May 11, 2021, 10:34:00 am »
 (exactly)Reply: yes it takes, mechanical ability to perform this modifications.  Not an easy job ,But it can be done with the proper parts and tools, the modifications has nothing to do with the 5 way electric seat . The slight modifications mentioned is drilling and aligning the swivel and slide mechanisms. (I am a retired aircraft mechanic and it was challenging) but I am very pleased with the outcome.

General Discussion / Drivers side electric swivel seat
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:40:32 pm »
Drivers side swivel seat , Electric seat pedistool.
Most say it can't be done. A while back I posted on this forum: if any one had a driver side swivel seat on there Phoenix Cruiser  2100 . Various replies, but no one could show they have one, even calling the factory if it could be done, answer  possibly not with the electric control seat so that said I gave up the idea.
I don't like the saying it can't be done, visualizing I see there was enough room that the seat can clear the steering wheel and door (Yes have adjustable steering wheel and door can open if needed to clear the turning seat and even electric control seat if needed. ) DW wanted that seat to turn so it faces the dinnett table and sofa, also a comfortable seat to sit facing  guests . So to start the project, internet research,  Ford no help, PC factory no help ,someone on this forum gave me a link of a company that sells swivel seat  mechanisms for various vehicles but for the E 350 Ford it would have to be modified at a cost of $ 299. + shipping I hesitated. Continuing the search I needed a swivel seat mechanism with a forward  & aft slide attachment.
Finding a company in China exactly what I needed  for $72.+ shipping using Alibaba for shipping assurance got what I needed. With some modifications it works perfectly, smooth and easy turn abouts . Photos show results.

General Discussion / Re: Auxiliary battery
« on: May 10, 2021, 11:32:29 am »
Reply:  appreciate all replies yes good to know cal cruiser starting the engine will get your slide & sofa stowed and get your generator going.(never tried that) . As far as the auxiliary box being inside the coach it's sealed AGM and for added protection  I added a vent tube to outside air.( l would never recommend using wet cell's in a closed environment). Now as far as keeping  either of the batteries charged , the isolation switch  1 or 2 only it has no both position this makes me in control of not letting me let the batteries discharge more than 50 % just switch next position and be at 100% battery. Now all this is for extended boondocking, if you have access to shore power no need for any of this. BTW when I use my generator i switch to the lesser charged battery and turn my hot water heater on this keeps water heated for longer periods, the generator is used every morning for coffee and micro, and bumps up charging. Another added feature I keep a smart charger plugged in to the AC outlet that works with the inverter so when  generators running or shore power or engine run one battery stays charged.the other charges from the coach inverter charge. I can stay off grid  till my tanks are full and I run out of fresh water.  (Working on that... >:(

General Discussion / Auxiliary battery
« on: May 09, 2021, 08:11:18 pm »
 >:(Extend your boondocking, and main house batteries, by adding a auxiliary battery. Most parashoots have a reserve shoot in case the first one fails to get you safely where  you want to be .I had scary trip with my PC ,I got myself in the middle of a Ostrich farm in Tennessee the owner gave me permission to stay there ground was hard seamed other rv's were parked there at one time. It was a picture perfect spot,  horses ,and other farm animals ,  came right up to the camper the owner said stay as long as you like he was going on a trip and would be gone for a while. We had everything we needed,except  there was no cellular service, for miles . That night a storm came over with heavy rain. The PC stayed nice and dry, the scary thing was the ground got soft and muddy looking at house batteries showed depleted the slide was out to booth. Some thing was wrong there was no way the batteries could be depleted,  but even the  inverter was showing depleted voltage  how can we drive with the slide out and I needed to get on a harder surface. Checking the batteries directly from outside of the coach with a voltage meter showed normal voltage .The battery gauges in the coach were reading false. The slide went in with power . The PC got us to the hard surface road .,and on we went.
Now this may not happen again, but for peace of mind  I installed an auxiliary battery completely separate from the outside batteries by using a two way battery switch that completely insulates one system from the other. I installed it inside the coach in my case under dinnett seat just happened to be close to the outside battery drawer  auxiliary battery  12v 100 ah AGM (no fumes) to worry about.  Plus added a Aili battery capacity gage  shunt  from the 6v series golf cart main  batteries   see my post on this forum. See photos  happy camping, no worries be happy.

General Discussion / Battery capacity gage
« on: May 08, 2021, 07:38:36 pm »
It's importance, specially if boondocking ,dry camping and more importantly prolonging the life of your batteries .
Most RV come with push button leds telling you battery capacity 1/3- 1/2- 2/3 -full or gauges that read actual volts, and or  battery percentage." NOT ACCURATE " a shunt is needed at the battery on the ground cable for ACCURATE reading volts,amprere, amp hour,battery percentage, soc,rate of charge & discharge  and more . Usually a very expensive add on (Victron gage) now theirs an inexpensive shunt gage available highly rated Aili battery capacity gage check YouTube/ Amazon. Very pleased with mine ,works great, easy-to-use and install.

 2o2 Thanks for all your input  .the system is working fine . I guess I got a little ahead of myself  didn't give the system time to cycle and the thermostat temp. Was not set properly. Rarely use the furnace, Yes on shore power better to use a portable heater, saves propane and less noise.  Thanks again.

I know the heat strip in the AC works with  shore power, but I turned on the furnace at the thermostat  the fan started then stoped.Changed temp settings and fan/ furnace does not come on . Does the furnace have a heating element or is it just propane.?

Thanks for the response. I will give that a try in the morning. Rick
pushing the handle toward the close position while the electric valve is completely closed it will stop  blinking

 heartshower YouTube has lots of info on LippertSwinteck slides used on the newer Phoenix Cruisers . Nothing was out of sync on my slide  the sofa it self shifted to one side. Found a bolt loose  pulled and  tighten  did the  trick  replaced the wood frame and all is well.  Thanks for all replies.  On the road again.....

I'll have to check the manual to see the manufacturer of this slide mechanism. But looking at the underside and exterior when slide is out shows no adjustments .As it is working fine  in and out as long as l keep one piece of the interior wood frame off..that one side
.I'll see and find a salutation and post results  thanks for all your replies....

General Discussion / Anyone know how to adjust the slide on the PC 2100
« on: September 30, 2019, 06:25:32 pm »
Somehow my slide shifted slightly to one side. Now it's hitting the frame on one side so bad that I had to remove the wood frame to get the slide in .I'm on a cross country trip  not something you want happening so to mess up a trip... pyho pyho got to find a way to adjust  now traveling the frame off and in my way But slide working fine with no frame.

General Discussion / Re: Drivers power seat
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:34:06 am »
Thanks finally a reply from a PC 2100 owner that has a drivers side swivel seat. So it can be done. PM to send photos... no one either from a the factory or campers inn has returned my request if this can be done  gave all information they asked for  model vin # etc. Continuing to get the job done.

General Discussion / Re: Drivers power seat
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:00:25 pm »
Wow thanks for the replies and photos, I know it can be done now. The thing is I need to find away to get it done I guess start by calling Elkheart. I just want the driver side done because the passenger side backs up to the dinnett. And can not be turned Leaving the passenger seat the way it is with the electric controls , both seats will remain in tac ,just need to change driver side  pedistool base to swivel  even if It means disconnecting the electric control on the driver seat . Manual adjustment  is fine .On  the P C 2100 the slide is well behind the driver seat  especially when the slide is out  it will be nice to turn the seat facing toward the back that way it faces the dinnett table and sofa .

General Discussion / Drivers power seat
« on: August 13, 2019, 04:37:29 pm »
Has anyone changed the drivers seat pedistool to one that can swivel to face the rear on the PC2100  l have  power seats  I would give up the power pedistool for a manual seat that can be turned toward the rear . Can it be done and has anyone done it  :help

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