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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Macerator pump leak and door strut failure on: August 27, 2015, 06:50:38 am
I'm not understanding the vacuum. We do the hose walk and wiggle thing to empty the last bit of liquid but have never noticed any type of vacuum.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Mice in the coach. on: August 15, 2015, 06:35:35 am
We have not had any even though we stored the rig in mouse city for a while. I did put peppermint potpourri in there as a deterrent so that may have helped. I want to note that the site I found the sachets on said they won't get rid of mice that are already there, just encourage new ones to find a less stinky place to live. It couldn't hurt to toss some around while you work on the problem.

An exterminator once told me that the mice leave pheromones that draw other mice to the same spot so besides catching the ones you've already got, you need to clean really good to scrub out that scent so they don't keep getting replaced.

As for entry, I suggest watching the video showing the build of the 2551 to help locate possible access points. They could chew through the sealant used around the plumbing that goes through the floor (on the fresh water tank under passenger bed, low drain points under kitchen sink, drains to black and grey tank, etc.)

I know mice can get into cars through the engine compartment so they can probably access through the truck also. Many vehicles have rubber covered "port holes" through the firewall to allow wiring to be installed. You may be able to inspect them from the engine side of the wall. Check both driver and passenger side as universal designs are used to allow for right or left side driving.

Good luck! I hope you are able to clear them all out quickly.
Holly
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Issues with 2910D CCC and Microwave/convesction oven? on: August 13, 2015, 06:57:55 am
Ron, the convection microwave in the newer models is lower than the one you have. We have the 2552 so the oven is not in the slide and is thus in the higher configuration. At 5'5" I don't have any real problem with it. It is a reach up to get food out but we have the same set up at my son's house when we stay there. If it doesn't interfere with cooking on the range top, the lower oven in the 2910 would be nice. I believe that configuration switches the fridge OFF the slide. Can a 2910 owner let us know if you still gain storage space under the fridge? If not, I suspect they put mechanicals there and you gain storage elsewhere (where the mechanicals are in the other models).

So the set up is:
     Fridge on slide/oven NOT on slide - oven is higher, more space above cooktop, no storage under fridge.
     Fridge NOT on slide/oven on slide - oven is lower, less space above cooktop, possible storage under fridge
4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mouse Repellent on: July 31, 2015, 04:24:39 pm
We actually solved that problem by paying a bit more for a better storage site without the mice. Our camper house is now happily parked in the same storage facility that we store all our household stuff (stuff that we should have sold - and are now working on selling).  I know this facility sprays for critters and we are parked on gravel instead of back in a muddy field. We've used the rig several times this summer and no sign of any critters... not too much peppermint smell anymore either even though the sachets are still tucked around inside.

As for the post it note, I guarantee we'd knock it off the steering wheel onto the floor and then wander around with it stuck to a shoe.  We copied an idea posted on this forum about hanging an ornament on your TV antenna crank. Well, we apparently forgot to move the ornament from the crank to its "reminder spot" on the gear shift before we put up the antenna. We had to cut the string and untangle it from spring up in the crank so no more reminder there. I guess we needed a reminder to move the reminder. We seem to be in competition for the RV Ditz Awards. I think we have a pretty good chance of winning this one.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Maintenance 2015 on: July 07, 2015, 06:50:10 am
Kermit did our walk through when we picked up our Phoenix and told us that our batteries are NOT maintenance free and we would need to watch them and add water, which we do as needed. I don't know if they've changed the type of batteries since then. Kyle, if you see this can you drop a quick note here to tell us if Phoenix has installed any maintenance free batteries?
6  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Wild Ponies Of Assateague Island Assateague State Park, Maryland on: May 21, 2015, 06:12:14 am
Karen must have felt like she was in heaven with all those horses so close. Did you get hit with that monsoon while you were there? How were the green headed horse flies?
7  Main Forum / Photos / Re: By passing the New Jersey Turnpike on: May 20, 2015, 06:20:43 am
Hey, I finally get to see your solar panel. I am so jealous.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910D vs. 2010T on: May 14, 2015, 06:06:36 am
Ron, I'm pretty sure the microwave is lower when it is on the slide as it is in the 2910. This reduces the space between cook top and the bottom of the microwave though.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Newbie - First Trip on: May 05, 2015, 06:11:51 pm
Kermit always brings a beautiful, new PC and welcomes one and all to check it out. His hope is to have to drive home in his tow vehicle after selling that baby. Dangerous, indeed.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Frig or Surge Guard Issue? on: April 29, 2015, 09:36:44 am
We have a 30 amp Progressive Industries surge guard that is NOT hard wired. We plug it into the campground power post each time. We've spent a year and a half full time in our 2552 with lots of moves and power hook ups and never had that problem. We have tripped it several times for bad wiring at the campground or running too many electrical components. Example: air conditioner, coffee pot and microwave and POOF - no power. That scenario is called user error. I'd like to be able to say we learn from our mistakes and only did this once... but I can't.

I wonder if it could be a different model refrigerator that can't handle the delay or only tries to switch over once. Our baby is in temporary storage so I can't check which model fridge we have to compare.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Factory Purchasing Experience on: March 21, 2015, 08:06:22 am
Earl has spare time? In the spring when everyone wants their Phoenix right away? I think that testimonial will have to get spit out by a computer and posted on the bulletin board... or added to the web site. I hope it makes it to the bulletin board so all the factory employees can see it and know they are appreciated by the owners.

Welcome Jim and Wendy!
I'm sure you're going to love your new Phoenix. The hardest part of picking her up is arriving home. You just want to drive right past and keep adventuring. Enjoy!
Holly
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV Placement and Angle on: March 19, 2015, 05:04:56 am
When we use the TV in our 2552 John pulls his Euro chair to the center of the coach and I lounge sideways on the couch with a pillow behind me. We both can watch fairly comfortably. I recline my seat a bit and sometimes pull out the footrest on one side or the other depending on my level of "lounging" for the night.

Our TV doesn't swivel, it is the basic mount but it works fine for us.

After about a year on the road I figured out you can pull out the footrest on the couch, snap it up into position, then activate the release and roll it back in until it touches the couch seat. This gives you extra lounge space without taking so much floor space. I use it this way frequently even when not watching TV.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: trasfur swith on 2551 year 2009 on: March 18, 2015, 06:01:22 am
As added info, that transfer switch is mounted up on a block of wood. You can probably see this in some of the build photos on the web page. This prevented ours from getting wet when we got water in that corner. So if you dump you beer or are an overly enthusiastic mopper, you don't have to worry about shorting it out.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding stuff to our 2552 on: March 17, 2015, 06:47:28 am
There are pros and cons either way as the bar can get in the way when using the top shelf but I like the option of having it in there. I slide our floppy sun hats between the bar and ceiling so the one side is actually in use all the time. I imagine it is better for resale also as many people want more hanging space. They can swap back to a shirt closet in minutes.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Adding stuff to our 2552 on: March 16, 2015, 08:05:11 am
Hey Mike, I didn't realize you put in your own shelves. Something occurred to me when looking at the pics, Phoenix did our shelves because we are NOT tool guys. Ours have a little lip across the front, maybe a one inch piece of wood added on with matching cherry laminate. This can get in the way if you are putting things in and out that are as high as the shelf space but they also keep a lot of the stuff from sliding and slamming into the cabinet door on turns. Rubber shelf liner helps with that also.

A note for those trying to decide - the shelves come out so you can drop them in the bottom of the cabinet and be back to having hanging space again. The clothing bar is still in there. You can decide trip by trip which function those cabinets will serve.
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