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General Discussion / Re: LED bulb swap simplified
« on: October 25, 2021, 07:50:01 am »
Could you provide a link please? Went to eBay and RVOutlet has tons of these. Can't tell which ones will fit our PC. Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: spacing of screws on slide out facing
« on: June 18, 2021, 09:51:04 am »
Word of advice: If you drink, don't drill.

General Discussion / Re: My Generator Needs A New Fuel Pump
« on: May 22, 2021, 06:48:18 am »
How user friendly is the fuel filter? 

Itís mind boggling that Honda doesnít own the rv generator market too. They really should  make a bolt in replacement for the green monsters.

 2o2 You're not kidding. Those Onan generators are such antiquated tech. Cummin ought to be ashamed.

Also, one has to wonder why they named something that is supposed to be a very reliable back-up after a biblical character who was anything BUT? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onan

General Discussion / Re: My Generator Needs A New Fuel Pump
« on: May 21, 2021, 11:47:09 am »
Nice job Ron! And as always, thanks for the useful info.  tymote

Sounds like one heck of a job. You've written about many repairs and modifications you have done and you are obviously very skilled at this sort of a thing.  2o2

I might have the skills to do it but I know I do not have the patience! .   pyho   Hopefully I never will never have it tested by this repair!  (nod)

General Discussion / Re: Paint Codes
« on: April 27, 2021, 04:09:32 am »
Started to look in earnest for the touch up paint today. First stop Ace Hardware, then Home Depot, then Sherwin Williams. Nobody could convert the paint codes provided by PC. Does anyone know where to get the Desert Sand touch-up paint over the counter or on-line?

You need to get automotive touch-up paint in the correct codes. Just order online. I have used touch-up paint from https://expresspaint.com/ and was very happy with it.

General Discussion / Re: PC Roof Question
« on: April 26, 2021, 05:01:44 am »
Have you contacted the factory to inquire as to your unit's roof construction? When I wanted to add panels to mine I contacted them and they had a blueprint of the build of my specific PC that they sent me (it showed where the trusses were etc.). 

In general whenever I have had any questions about the build or particulars of my PC, the factory was extremely helpful and was able to provide very specific information about my rig.

I expect you will be able to just screw down regular solar panels, but if you can't you can use flexible panels, as they are very light and can just be attached with adhesive. I'm pretty sure there is a discussion of someone doing this exact thing somewhere here on the forum. Flexible panels however, are more expensive.

General Discussion / Re: Dead Batteries - Storage
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:47:08 am »

My bad... I used the wrong term, I generally call them the engine and house batteries, but occasionally use the term "chassis battery" to refer to the house battery.

You are correct, shore power (other than that white switch or a Trik-l-Start) only charges the house batteries, not the engine battery.  The engine battery is typically charged by the alternator on the engine.

I will go edit my post to correct that.

General Discussion / Re: Dead Batteries - Storage
« on: March 26, 2021, 08:21:06 am »
I saw the sorry excuse for TrippLites explanation for the switch positions. There was a short paragraph dedicated T o switch positions where the charge function was described as "⊙☆●□♤£Ä\~~°◇♡Ä£•".
Obviously, an error it was meaningless and neither usable as a hyperlink or text.

Although I appreciate your response,  your answer begs the question: charge position for shore power only?  Or, is to be used in conjunction with the truck generator?

I see you found Ron's post.   Yes, as I said, you can only charge your chassis batteries when you have a source of power (shore power or generator).   Since when you have power from generator or plugged in, you don't need the inverter... you already have 110v for the TV outlets and so forth.   Thus the charge only position.   For me, that would be the normal switch position.

However, if I wasn't plugged in (or running generator) and I wanted to use a 110v appliance, like a coffee maker or TV.. Then put the switch in the inverter position and the TripLite will then use your batteries and convert the 12v DC into 110v AC.   Obviously drawing power from the chassis batteries.   As Ron mentioned, even if you are not using a 110v appliance, the inverter itself, draws some power from the batteries if the switch is in the inverter position, so why waste that power, turn the switch to charge only.

Make sense?

Now I am confused!  You wrote: "you can only charge your chassis batteries when you have a source of power (shore power or generator)."  I did not think that on my 2007 2350 the chassis battery received a charge when plugged into shore power or from the generator; I thought only the house batteries did. My understanding was that the chassis battery only gets charged by the alternator when the coach engine is running (or if you open the switch by the driver's left knee to transfer power from the house batteries, or of course if you have some other form of charger attached to the chassis battery (solar, trickle, etc.). Maybe I am confused about which battery is called what?  I've always heard the battery in the engine compartment used to start the engine called the "coach" or "chassis" battery, and the ones used to power lights, appliances, pump, etc., called the "house" batteries. Please set me straight!       

Thanks @Calcruiser!

I'm also interested in these particular shocks for my 2007 PC 2350; can you post the part numbers or a link? Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Parasitic drain on house batteries?
« on: September 07, 2020, 04:53:47 pm »
Thanks to all of you above for all your knowledge and good advice.

I checked the date on my batteries and, believe it or not, they are dated 2010! I'm pretty sure they were installed by my PC's first owners who purchased the PC new from the factory and owned it until 2018. Do you think it might be time to replace them, lol?!?!  Pretty good run for the two 12V wet cells I'd say! May they rest in peace.   

I'll replace them with some 12V AGM batteries this week. (I'm aware there are better batteries and methods (e.g., two 6 Volts) but time before we hit the road is tight and we are on a strict budget right now) which, given our needs and our 100W solar charger, ought to suffice for a while.

Though I still have some concerns about parasitic drain, I'll pursue that if it appears to still be an issue with the new batteries.

General Discussion / Parasitic drain on house batteries?
« on: September 07, 2020, 08:49:29 am »
I searched and read all the other threads where this issue was discussed and checked all the possible sources of drain, but could not identify the source. It is at the point that even when the house batteries are fully charged, they are discharging overnight even though no obvious 12V source is on. I bought this 2007 PC 2350 back in March and it is possible the house batteries are old and need to be replaced (though they read ok when tested with my meter under load; I need to check and see if they have a date code), but of course I'd like to put that off as long as possible. I will turn off the "disconnect" switch tonight and see if they still discharge; I suppose if they do then the problem is with the batteries and not the result of parasitic drain.  Though I am a decent mechanic, I'm not great with electrical stuff so any help with this issue is appreciated! 

Add me as another in the "ripped off a mudflap backing up" party! Wish I had seen this thread BEFORE I did it! Fix seems easy enough either using the old flap (with washers and sealant over the old torn holes) (assuming the nuts aren't rusted on, which would render it a much more difficult task), or drilling new holes in the mudflap and bracket and using new bolts. Hopefully I can get on before winter hits here.

General Discussion / Re: Screen Door Bottom Track
« on: August 15, 2020, 06:27:25 am »
A timely discussion! I stepped on my track and broke it yesterday, lol! I will be looking for some appropriate C-channel. It can't be too tall or it will be a tripping hazard. I figure that rather than dealing with screws, I will just stick it down with 3M auto tape. If someone finds some channel that works could you please post up the source here? 

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