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General Discussion / Re: Another house battery question
« Last post by 2 Lucky on January 07, 2022, 10:44:37 pm »
Taildragger,

You and I both own 2007 model years, correct?

I just confirmed moments ago that the 12V outlet in the cabinet to the right of the main TV is powered by the house batteries, not the chassis battery.  You can monitor your house batteries from there using one of those 12V socketed volt meters.

I originally monitored our house batteries that way but wanted the information more "in my face", hence the panel mounted volt meter.


Thanks Ron for the link.  A most likely stupid question, but what is the difference between the two-wire and three-wire option?
Thanks in advance ;)
Dougn

The temp and clock are over-rated features that I never display.  I always display the voltage.  I found just the volt meter in 3 different colors SOLD HERE ON EBAY.
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General Discussion / Re: Searching for Member
« Last post by Woodchuck on January 07, 2022, 07:16:37 pm »
Thanks VOLKEMON. Chuck 2o2
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General Discussion / Re: Yes I own a TRX
« Last post by RonJ on January 07, 2022, 05:59:12 pm »
Good for them. Good to hear they'll be in business for a while. 😉
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General Discussion / Re: Another house battery question
« Last post by Ron Dittmer on January 07, 2022, 05:45:28 pm »
Taildragger,

You and I both own 2007 model years, correct?

I just confirmed moments ago that the 12V outlet in the cabinet to the right of the main TV is powered by the house batteries, not the chassis battery.  You can monitor your house batteries from there using one of those 12V socketed volt meters.

I originally monitored our house batteries that way but wanted the information more "in my face", hence the panel mounted volt meter.


The temp and clock are over-rated features that I never display.  I always display the voltage.  I found just the volt meter in 3 different colors SOLD HERE ON EBAY.
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General Discussion / Re: Yes I own a TRX
« Last post by Ron Dittmer on January 07, 2022, 05:29:35 pm »
Maybe slide is only available by special order.
Last I heard, due to high demand, Phoenix is no longer taking special orders. They build them fully featured with all the bells and whistles including full body paint, and every unit gets sold.  Phoenix is in a very good place right now which means it's not so good for the consumer.....I am happy for them.
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General Discussion / Re: Another house battery question
« Last post by Taildragger on January 07, 2022, 12:11:34 pm »
According to my understanding, the House Battery Switch is there for nothing more than when the unit is being stored without removing the house battery.  The OFF position disconnects any internal devices that would otherwise drain the battery.  I believe, the truck engine battery is a separate system.  And, panel - mounted devices will continue to drain it during storage, unless phyically disconnected.

Interested in knowing more about how the electrical system could be monitored and having learned at an early age about the perils of faulty reasoning when dealing with electricity, I pause those times field tested directions cannot be tracked    Ron had a near perfect solution, a few years back, and well before I became interested in the issue..  Having found a proper sized digital device that displayed Volts, Amps,and Clock that he panel mounted alongside the factory gauges, I stopped short of following his lead when it seemed the multi function gauge was no longer being offered. 

Reading this contribution and more than a few miles from where the rig is stored, I wonder if the 12V Outlet in the A/V cabinet is sourced by the house battery.  So, my question is, can I plug the commonly available cigarette lighter mounted electrical gauges into that receptacle to monitor house battery levels.  I am confident the outlet is DC Only.  I can only presume it offers isolated power from the house batteries.  The similar dash mounted receptacles, which are mounted as a pair, operate from the engine battery. 

I apologize for such an elemntary question, but a definitive answer would be appreciated.
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General Discussion / Re: Yes I own a TRX
« Last post by RonJ on January 07, 2022, 09:11:39 am »
Maybe slide is only available by special order
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General Discussion / Re: Searching for Member
« Last post by Volkemon on January 07, 2022, 08:20:14 am »
FWIW, I messaged them on facebook and linked this post. Good Luck!
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General Discussion / Re: Roadside Assistance Plans
« Last post by Ron Dittmer on January 07, 2022, 07:06:27 am »
At my age, I'm not going to be changing tires, front or back. I'm only concerned about flat tire service.
I know in recent years, Phoenix no longer includes a spare tire.  But for you who have one, don't be shy in handling it.

For 12 years with our original tires undisturbed, a couple years ago I removed the front tires for the first time to change shocks.  I was 61 years old at the time and I was never a strong fellow.  I was very surprised how easy it was to handle the tires.

Fast forward two years to this past summer at age 63, I changed all 6 tires myself as I have access to a tire changer machine.  I also switched 4 of the 6 tires from steel to alloy.

The weight of a tire with steel wheel is 83 pounds.  Add 2 pounds more for the wheel cover.  An alloy wheel weighs 63 pounds.  83 pounds sounds like a lot, and it is, but somehow I can manage it well without ripping a hernia.....not even close.  It's "how" the weight is handled.  I figure as I get too old to handle a tire myself, I will ask for help.  At least I always carry everything I need to make it happen.
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General Discussion / Searching for Member
« Last post by Woodchuck on January 06, 2022, 08:09:05 pm »
I have tried the search engine without success. Looking to make contact with Gary & Kristy Burleyson from Salisbury, NC. If you get this message please contact me. We lived in Salisbury {High Rock Lake area) for about 20 years. Email at cew1945@myglnc.com or text to 910-264-9224. Saw your post about BBQ in the news letter. Chuck :)
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