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Old 04-13-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Well it's now official! We took delivery of our Phaeton 40QBH this past Friday. Demontrond RV in Houston was top shelf, and we can't say enough good things about Rick S - cheers to that team! And cheers to this team! I really appreciated all the input as I asked my questions when researching the buying process.

I've enjoyed our first few days with the new unit. I've spent almost the last 24+ hours reading all the manuals, and trying to reconcile the orientation we got during walkthrough.

The thing I'm now trying to figure out is what to do with the battery, inverter, residential refrigerator, storage set-up during the week between our weekend adventures. I don't currently have access to any power at the storage yard, so I don't know if I should leave the coach powered via the inverter, but suspect the batteries will not last. There is auto-generator start, but that will use a lot of fuel (I guess). Are there others who have similar storage arrangements with a residential refrig? My inkling is to turn of the coach power, prop the doors open (prevent odor/mold), and maybe restore the system the day before leaving. Is that what others are doing?

Thanks for the discussion!

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Old 04-13-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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Congrats on the new MH! Pictures are always a plus.

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Old 04-13-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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Your correct! Turn off your house bank. Your inverter will supply power for a couple of days only. NOT shutting off the house will probably destroy your batteries if left uncharged for a long term.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:15 AM   #4
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Congrats and enjoy your new lifestyle! As already stated, disconnect and empty the fridge.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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Congrats and hope you enjoy the new coach. We'll be waiting for some pictures though.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:11 PM   #6
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Here it is... we're pretty stoked with it!
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:45 PM   #7
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Nice coach and welcome to the Tiffin Family. Now you need to join the Tiffin RV Network if you haven't already which is made up of other Tiffin owners.

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Old 04-13-2014, 09:03 PM   #8
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #9
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Nice rig! Disconnect your house and engine batteries, there should be a switch. Mine is located on the dashboard. I have to open the hood and disconnect the engine battery, but mine is gas and old, you probably have switch for the engine batteries or your whole system runs on the same batteries. Happy camping!
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You are going to love your selection !
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:50 AM   #11
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Very nice! We looked at Phaeton and Allegro Bus when our CC became available. That is a very popular coach. Have a ball!
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:49 PM   #12
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In AZ, we store ours in the RV resort behind our house. The house is in the resort too. I could plug into our own power, but do not. I have 620 watts of solar power on the roof. I still trip the refrigerator breaker and prop the doors open. I open some windows and have the fantastic fans set to come on at 80*. It is in the sun and would get quite hot inside otherwise. The batteries are always fully charged when we are ready for another trip. Back in WI, we keep it under our RV port with full hook ups. Both ways work great for us.
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Congrats, good looking rig !!
Funny how Tiffin has stuck with that little window at the bottom of the door on pushers, or a small window by the passengers feet, on gassers, for all these years.
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I remember thinking the hadley air horns looked cool on top!! When we ordered our 2012 they weren't even offered, or the spotlight. For some reason you had to go to the Discovery to get the spot light? I like the Pheaton, almost got one, just got a better price when we ordered our 08' Discovery. Notice you ordered the triple AC's, good choice in a dark unit. We have all our three going in 100 plus weather and it works hard to keep it at 75!

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