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286  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling on: September 15, 2013, 08:43:10 pm
Bill, this could work! Just make sure you install the eye screw directly over the intersection of the tiles in the vinyl. When the ball stops over the X, you've good. I can stop using floating tea leaves to find our level. The cat's toys will stop rolling into bathroom on their own. And best of all, the water in the sink can actually find the drain without my help! Genius!
287  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds on: September 15, 2013, 08:46:25 am
I ran into this one a while back. http://www.harvesthosts.com/ " network of wineries, farms and attractions that invite self-contained RVers to visit and stay overnight for free!" We haven't joined so have no say one way or the other. There is a $40.00 annual membership fee and I don't know how many "hosts" they have signed up. I just thought I'd post the option as it may be of interest to someone out there.
288  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling on: September 15, 2013, 08:25:06 am
We have the HWH leveling jacks and John (being an engineer) goes by what they say is level. No matter if I say, "Look, all the water in the pan is flowing toward the rear passenger side". His reply "the jacks say we're level". So we go by what the jacks say and if the refrigerator goes into fault mode. So far, so good. There has only been one time when I was concerned the slope would be enough to roll me out of bed but John was happy and the refrigerator was happy so we were "level".

The only bubbles we have on board are in a little jar with a wand and are wonderful for stress reduction... and making your camping neighbors think you are nuts.
289  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Balloon festival in NY on: September 15, 2013, 08:12:34 am
Aww, Tom, You only live once. I'd do it in a heartbeat... and I'm afraid of heights.
H
290  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inductive stovetop anyone? on: September 14, 2013, 03:06:29 pm
Ahh, that almost sounds like a challenge. The PC Forum people will be on the lookout for you now. We just might "happen" to camp nearby and chat with your lady. Wine might be involved.
291  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How did you take delivery? on: September 14, 2013, 03:03:07 pm
Maybe I'll win the lottery someday and can buy a new Cruiser, sure would be nice.
sparky
Sparky, you don't have to win the lottery. You just have to sell everything you own and make a run for the cliff. The running start is to make it harder to change your mind at the last minute. Not having a house to go back to for at least a year really helps with that. John had an epiphany when he hit 60. He decided that if we were going to do this, we should do it now while we can still do all the hiking, kayaking, rafting and general playing that we like to do. We did buy new since we had no experience, couldn't fully analyze problems with someone else's rig and we wanted the warranty to cover anything it needed that first year. The hardest part so far is getting the work time in but you do what you have to do to make your run away dream come true. We are sitting at a picnic table working through the day.

So far, we're REALLY liking it. 
292  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Pictures from Petoskey on: September 14, 2013, 08:13:49 am
AWESOME! Love the shirt.
293  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inductive stovetop anyone? on: September 14, 2013, 08:12:16 am
Excellent - tell her we need some good Ron Ditmer stories. Even a Phoenix guru like you HAS to have some great bloopers.
294  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: September 13, 2013, 09:53:34 pm
I have a sense of deja vu. Here I sit at Shipshewana campground north typing about our vibration noise. We have around 6,500 miles on our PC and she sang for most of them. John and I have become adept at screaming to each other when on the road. We still can't hear the other one, but we keep trying. Thank goodness we have an onboard bathroom as I'd never get him to stop just by yelling.

So, we've spent the last two days in Mishawaka while the Ford guys drove her, jacked her up and revved the engine and tapped on all her parts and felt for vibrations.  They've come full circle and think the noise may be coming from the transmission bell housing, which is what the first guy that looked at it thought back in May. They have a call in to Ford Motors to see if they can shed any light on the problem and I think to get the authorization to start tearing her apart.

While we wait for that response we'll stop by the factory and see if they can diagnose the cause of a water leak that came up last week. There was a heavy storm while we were out of the rig and we got a good amount of water on the floor behind the cab seats... enough to fry a computer and soak all our work papers. John was able to recover from the blue screen of death and we dried mine before turning it on. So far so good... computer wise. Not so great repair wise.

I know a few other people have had similar problems and I will post the solutions when we have them.  Until then, John, Snickers and I can be found hanging out on random park benches in Indiana.
295  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full-timers on: September 13, 2013, 09:12:13 pm
We did consider a blog but haven't had time to research the set up yet. A blog would solve the problem of having so many family and friends that want to be kept updated - WAY too many emails or phone calls for us. Some suggested a FaceBook account with some sort of journaling that we can give access to but we aren't too keen on that idea either due to their data collection and potential viruses. So, we don't know yet.
296  Main Forum / Links and Contacts / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Owner's Club on: September 13, 2013, 08:30:02 pm
Frank is on the right and I have to agree, he's a trip. His wife is also great. Bill is taking the shot and is not in the picture.
297  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Inductive stovetop anyone? on: September 13, 2013, 08:23:13 pm
Ron, you keep ratting your wife out on things she's done in the PC. When do we hear from her?

Oh, this is (of course) Holly and not John asking the question
298  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full-timers on: September 13, 2013, 08:15:19 pm
We sort of qualify. We bolted out of our house on August 27th of this year - a full 4 hours before the renters took over. We camped with friends in Aberdeen MD then headed for the Intervec-Phoenix reunion. We stayed in a hotel last night in South Bend, Indiana while the Phoenix was visiting a Ford dealer and will probably doing that again a few nights next week if they have to pull the tranny. So, we are new at the full time thing, but we do not have a physical house anymore. In fact, we spend the last two days at a very nice park in Mishawaka working at a picnic table with the cat in her carrier and the litter box on the floor of the toad. It is John, Holly and Snickers-the-kamping-kitty for a year or more in a 2552. We are still organizing our stuff and have one more trip to storage to drop off the excess before we roll away. We work part time from the Phoenix via the internet. We hope to have amazing adventures... if we ever get out of Indiana.

So how long have you been full time in the 2350?
299  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Pictures from Petoskey on: September 13, 2013, 09:56:59 am
Very nice Bill but where is the picture of the horse in "action"? For those that didn't see it, Bill took a video of the view from the carriage as the horses clip-clopped down the street... and pooped as if on cue for a true live action shot. Wonderful vacation memories.

I thought I'd toss in a picture of the campfire/party held at Kermit's site after he rolled out. Well, what else do you do with vacant prime real estate? There's a big empty spot in the middle of the group - so we had a party.
300  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Petosky Reunion on: September 13, 2013, 07:53:50 am
John and I were also at the reunion in Petoskey and had a great time. I believe there were 29 PCs there and they were all great people. We met each day for a catered breakfast, one dinner banquet was catered and we had one pot luck dinner. The schedule included a trip to Mackinac Island, bingo, a silent auction fundraiser, an open house to check out other rigs and a short business meeting after one breakfast. We also gathered for an impromptu group campfire with one member providing awesome electric accordian music.

The club officers did a great job setting everything up and getting a whole bunch of laid back people to the events. We met many new friends and added far too many upgrades and RV toys to our wish list.

I agree with FrecklesTweety that the campground and their staff were excellent! Kermit was there with a beautiful new 3100 that we all got to check out and he explained converted and inverters for the different model years of the PC.

The factory pays for your first year of membership if you buy new so you get a no-risk free trial. We plan to be in Colorado Springs for the reunion next year. After all, we have a whole bunch of new friends to catch up with and hope to make a bunch of new ones. Hope to see you there!
Holly
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