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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Weight overload issue in 2910D duals on: February 11, 2013, 08:39:06 pm

I hear stories about corner overweight from the tire sellers and coach weighers at FMCA rallys.  I knpw that it is common for people to exceed axle weight but exceeding tire weight is really rare. I only actually talked to one fellow really having difficulty trying to get his coach in balance so I never worried about it.  That is until I got my four-corner weighing report.


It does not work that way.  You just weigh and calculate the total load based on each tanks content using the weight of fuel, water and propane per gallon... much like a manufacturer does in the design phase. In my case the propane tank was full.  only volume/weight of water and gas was pertinent.  As for the unknown weight of solids in the black tank, it cannot be significant relative to the large overwight issue with the duals.

About getting corner weights, all but two of the FMCA rallys I have attended had a vendor that offered the service.  Cost runs $20 to $40.  Because you only have the one slide forward I doubt that you will have much of a corner weight problem

77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Weight overload issue in 2910D duals on: February 10, 2013, 08:10:00 pm
I just returned from an FMCA rally where I got my 2910D weighed on all four
corners.  I knew from previous front-back weighing that the rear was proportionally
heavy.  However, when my report was e-mailed this morning, it was startling to see
how much things were off side-to-side...  890 lbs heavier to the left.

Of particular concern is that the left rear duals were 70 lbs. overloaded even though
there was only 40 lbs of the total 330 lbs of gas left in the tank. All my fresh water
(368 lbs) was used and resided in the holding tanks. That tells me that with full gas
and water tanks, my left duals exceed by over 300 lbs Michelin's maximum rating.

Before this I knew that the left side was heavy because of two slides, galley, couch
and generator.  An obvious lean to the left was corrected on our first trip to Elkhart.

Also, the fresh water tank under the bed concerned me because it could put well
over 300 pounds leverage outside of the coach body when the bedroom slide was
out. I was assured that the slide mechanism and truck frame could handle it. 
Always set the levelers before extending the slide so you do not twist the frame.

I never tried filling the tank until this week when our water had to last for six days at
the rally. The slide worked. It groaned going out with a full water tank but easily
came in when the tank was 360+ lbs lighter.

Now, because of today's revelation about tire weight safety, my general rules when
traveling are: Carry minimum water. Have empty holding tanks. Movable weight
goes forward and to the right side where possible.
78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Crusiers at SE FMCA rally on: February 06, 2013, 02:49:00 pm
One more came in today at noon.  At a distance it looked identical to my coach. I was busy performing so I did not see where they parked him.
79  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix Crusiers at SE FMCA rally on: February 05, 2013, 09:01:49 pm
The SE Area FMCA rally in Brooksville, FL starts tomorrow.  So far there are  three PCs seen there. One from Pennsylvania, grey paint, two slides. One from the local area, one slide, grey full body paint. Both on the west runway. And my 2910 sitting opposite seminar D and the food court.  No PCs on display this year because Stuart sold the show models before the show.
80  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire Pressure on: February 05, 2013, 08:29:49 pm
Joey D

I weighed my 2910D and according to the Michelin chart set the front tires to 75# and rear duals to 80#.

81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Proud Owners of 2910T on: January 21, 2013, 02:47:57 pm
Last year at the Feb. FMCA rally in Brooksville FL we saw some especially nice looking coaches on display. The big one caught my eye so we went in and a nice lady,Rebecca, showed us around.  Afterward I realized that this was the unknown Phoenix Crusier 2910D that was on my short list to submit for quotation. Later that week I saw coaches that that stood out as particularly attractive, one at the rally, one in a shopping center, both were Phoenix Crusiers. That settled the matter. I told Marge that the 2910 "was the best one on my list".  After the unit was displayed at the Tampa show, we bought it.

Gotta tell you, I gloat a lot.  Why? The good looks and unsolicited compliments we get.. relative to our Winnebago View, the luxurious interior and having a bedroom... and about concern dealing directly with the manufacturer, I have come to love the folks at Elkhart.  I still keep checking and find they continue beat all competition, point for point, on every aspect. no wonder I gloat.  You will see. You will gloat too.

82  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: backup camera on: January 06, 2013, 02:40:44 pm
Yep. Familiar problem.  Flakey connection. Start wiggling the wires you can get to.  Hopefully it is not a wire buried in the walls.
83  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: white switch on the dash on: January 05, 2013, 12:05:59 pm
That switch connects the house batteries to the engine battery for as long as you hold it in.  This charges the engine battery.  Do not use it to try to start the engine because the wiring is not heavy enough.
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replacement coach batteries on: December 05, 2012, 08:41:42 pm
Let me second Zorba's comment about 6v batteries.  The 12v batteries supplied provide about 100 ampere hours.  Compare this with around 220 ampere hours from 6v batteries. Changing the battery slide to one that fits the taller 6v type was the first thing I had done on my new PC.

85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aime's Matchmaking Service on: September 20, 2012, 04:24:15 pm
Put us on the list for SE Florida, Palm Beach County, city of Boynton Beach.
Our PC sits on a slab beside the house so it is available at any time.

We attend the FMCA rally in Feb at Brooksville, FL and would be glad to show our PC if Stuart would like a glowing referal.  As volunteers with the musical group, we are parked in the central area making our unit easy to get to. If he wants to use us we would need some more brochures and 2910 reprints.

Dick and Marge
86  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Potential propane hazard on: September 19, 2012, 03:26:00 pm
If all is working correctly, we are well protected for smoke, carbon monoxide, propane leaks and parasitic drain on the house batteriy(s) during storage.

There is one potential hazard where a propane leak may not be detected by the propane detector. 

We stumbled upon this by first noting the lights on the water pump switches did not light.  Checking the battery cutoff we found two types of cutoff, the ingenious high current relay and a low current line for power to:  the 3 water pump lights through a latching controller, the 4 lights of the holding tank readout, several lights on the propane/CO detector, the porch light and the refrigerator.

The problem is if the low current line fails and if the refrigerator is operated in gas mode, there can be no electric gas ignition or flashing warning on the inoperative refrigerator display. The gas flows through unburned and the propane detector has no power to signal this hazard.

The lesson is: if any of the above listed indicator lights do not work, it would be  a good idea to turn off the propane. 

The solution simple.  Open the converter cover, unscrew the cover plate over the fuses, find the purple 3 A. Fuse (#9).  That fuse is the culprit.  If blown, replace. Check all the lights. If all is working , it is safe to turn on the propane.
87  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Electric Step Trouble-Shooting Guide on: August 23, 2012, 08:36:34 pm
There may come a time when you open the coach door and the steps will not come out.

Attached is the Phoenix Cruiser Electric Step Trouble-Shooting Guide.
88  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Ford Gas Gauge on: August 23, 2012, 08:30:52 pm
How much gas remains in your tank when you come to each mark?

Click on the link below for the answers along with a guide for estimating your current MPG.
89  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Add a sprayer to your toilet on: August 23, 2012, 08:18:32 pm
Over the years we have been accustomed to having sprayer with our toilet.  Our new 2910D pride and joy did not have one nor were they able to get the parts in the short time were at the plant.  Wiping out the bowl by hand is disagreeable.  Ordering parts while we were touring was out of the question.  I looked at alternatives and I was delighted at the easy and low cost answer.

Click here:
90  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cooling during hot weather on: August 20, 2012, 10:33:31 pm
Hmm.  I will add the tinted thermo-glass to my list of things omitted.
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