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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dip stick on: November 13, 2015, 06:32:48 pm
but you would think there would be a better way given the technology that exists today.  Push a button:  tire pressure in each tire.   Dip stick:  not much change from my 1940 Dodge. 

Yep, I agree... really a very very long dipStick.  But yes, the V10 ford doesn't use oil, so I just do not pay much attention to it.  Meaning, I don't check the oil lever often, certainly not at every gas fillup.

However, with todays technology, we should deserve a better method of checking oil levels.

Just saying,

2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why we all love our Phoenix Cruisers on: October 17, 2015, 08:13:36 pm
Been a Win-Win story with us, Barbara and I, also.   We came from a "Wimpy VW Rialta" that was sufficient, until we started doing REAL mountain climbing.  The Rialta VW  was "WAS" ok, but the transmission did not do well, with a "home" behind it. Getting service on a VW Motorhome is almost impossible here in the states. Therefore we didn't want another "foreign" drive train. We chose the Ford, (where service is almost everywhere, as we travel in remote area's), and PC for their quality. Does this make sense to anyone? It does to us...  Thanks for reading.

Denny and Barb
3  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Roller skid wheels on: September 29, 2015, 07:32:24 pm
Frame stress should not be a problem since our Hitch is mounted to the same frame...  Just saying
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Macerator pump leak and door strut failure on: August 26, 2015, 08:54:46 am
Thanks Paul for your findings on these two problem areas.  I also re-installed the struts last winter when in Arizona. Will also check my pumps alignment.  Posts like yours is why I try and check this forum on most days.

5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Watch out for trojan(virus) from Carol Sims on: August 24, 2015, 08:22:01 pm
got the email also... but didn't download it...
6  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Picture with Super Spings, captain chairs and tile backsplash on: August 20, 2015, 08:49:40 am
David, great job.  Looks real nice.   

Question, the backsplash, is that real ceramic that you used?
              And did the writing table come from PC, or is that an addition you added?

Keep up the good work... Lots of good idea's.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Single A/C vs. Dual A/C on: July 27, 2015, 07:06:38 pm
PC should thicken the roof and duct the AC, would be much nicer MH.  We can't hear the TV at 100 volume when AC running.

We oped out of an AC as we do mostly Dry Camping anyway.   (Two Fantastic fans in coach, usually does it for us!) But wonder if AC was mounted over Bedroom vent area, if that would still provide proper cooling with lower DB noise level at the front of the coach to make it acceptable?

Denny and Barb
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: spare tire cover information on: March 31, 2015, 12:05:53 am
Had to do  the  same to mine also. Sorry you lose your 1st one.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery switch on dash on: January 22, 2015, 08:49:40 pm
Oh I think it is work ok, but with only a #10 gage wire running from coach bats, it's going to take a longer period to bring back the engine battery. A toggle switch would maybe be a better choice  or a lighted switch. I just repaired mine as loose connection on the cylinoid .
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: House lock problems on: December 08, 2014, 08:51:23 am
Janey, kind of miss that feature from our Rialta also, but don't miss the headaches associated with it.
11  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 08:53:12 am
Barry...  My Outlander is an ATV at 780 lbs.  Must be something else out there with the same name?
12  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 05, 2014, 07:13:07 pm
We're looking to toad a outlander 4x4 in a 5x8 trailer this year. Any discussion on this type of toad?
13  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: November 05, 2014, 07:04:02 pm
With couch

Actually, for us meaning, wife and I it works out great for us.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar installation on: August 27, 2014, 10:31:49 pm
Thanks Paul for the solar update on your rig. Certainly not a mistake to add solar to any unit. We do mostly dry camping so we ordered our PC with 4 batteries and no generator, and thus no AC ether. Haven't seen a problem in two years with this setup. Solar does what we need, and keeps us comfortable.

Tomorrow we are heading to Cheyenne, and later in the week to the Medicine Bow mountains where the campground elevation is around 11k.

We us lots of power I think anyway... I'm a ham radio guys that uses his 100 watt radio maybe 3 times a day. Also my wife likes lot of dvd's playing. When the mornings are at 32f we use the propane heater.

Weather we are in the sunny southwest (ariz/nm) or Wyoming, or Wisconsin, dry camping with the solar keeps the 4 batteries at or near 100% at all times and conditions. Now those of you with two batteries, will notice a slight less than this.  But that is ok. Batteries are designed to be cycled. 

15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: August 26, 2014, 10:39:35 pm
Thanks for the report Jim.  I also like the no_downshift on most hills.  Maybe the added torque helps that also besides the reprogramming of the shift levels. You probably have also noted the slight increase in fuel mileage.  I am averaging about 10% increase.
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