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31  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / California Cruising on: October 16, 2014, 06:11:07 pm
We will be heading for the west coast soon. Just a bit more time in Bryce Canyon and Zion then off we go. We know some, if not all, of the national parks in California are in winter mode so we may not get to play in them this trip. We are thinking about running up the coast on highway 101 but aren't sure yet where we'll pick it up. Our plan is to winter in Oregon and/or Washington state so we need to get up there eventually.

Any suggestions for this time of year?

(Also we saw a PC heading away from Bryce as we drove in on this past Tuesday - anybody from the forum?)
32  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: October 03, 2014, 09:18:14 pm
Our slide no longer leaks. Phoenix took care of it for us and we've rain tested it a few times now so all is well. We would not hesitate to get the slide out again and have had no other problems with it.
33  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Wonderful trip to Utah and Colorado on: October 03, 2014, 10:33:49 am
We just got into Moab last night. We plan to hit Arches and Canyonlands and maybe Dead Horse State Park. We already found the Moab Brewery  Smile  Does anyone have recommendations for the area? Also, are there any other PC's near by?

We will eventually be moving on to Bryce and Zion, and somewhere down the road we'll swing up through California on our way to winter in western Oregon... or Washington... or both.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: spare tire on: October 01, 2014, 11:57:10 am
I don't know diddly squat about tires but I'll throw in one bit of info for consideration and Ron may be able to expound on it a little further. We have the sensor for our weather station stuck up in the top right corner of our rear bin. It FREQUENTLY registers over 100 degrees. I know tires can take heat but to be somewhat continuously baked might affect that tire. Ron, don't you have your weather sensor inside the spare tire cap? If so, what kind of readings do you get when you are out camping and the sun is hitting the tail of the PC?

Tire guys - would this matter?
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full-timers on: September 30, 2014, 09:11:11 am
We finally got our blog up and running. We're new at this so please bear with us and feel free to give feedback. We still plan to put in pages for our first year, our coach, about us, etc. But it was all too overwhelming and too much like work for the newly retired. Those things will come gradually. This won't be an every day blog as we will not always have the necessary resources to make it happen (internet connection, time at home, motivation, something worth posting), but we will update as often as we can. We can be found at spiritofthewoods.net.
John & Holly
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reunion in Colorado on: September 17, 2014, 05:26:31 pm
Location for next year's reunion was announced - Nashville, TN! The club went back to the old method of West (2014 Colorado), central (2015 Tennessee), and east (2016 TBD). So all you east coast owners and soon to be owners should sign up and come out to play with the travel club. The next two years are going to be close to home.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leak from Sanicon pump on: September 17, 2014, 05:18:08 pm
Ours broke last month and the repair shop was told by Thetford that it was a warranty repair. Our coach is a year and a half old so we were pleasantly surprised but wondered if it is a known problem that they just didn't issue a recall on. In keeping with our not so great luck, the new seals sent with the new part were defective and Phoenix wound up fixing it for us again when we were there.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC vs.Nexus on: September 08, 2014, 08:41:06 am
We saw the Nexus at the Hershey show in 2012 so it must have been right after they started in business. I can't remember much except the sales lady proudly telling me how sturdy it was and that it was the heaviest "something"at the show. I recommend checking the dry weight of the finished rig against the gross vehicle weight of the chassis. Extra storage is great only if you have the ability to safely carry the extra stuff otherwise you have very nice, but empty, bins.

Our folding camp chairs and grill fit nicely in the bin of the 2552. My big anti-gravity lounger rides in the car.

Have fun at the show
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: September 08, 2014, 08:20:30 am
Welcome! We belong to several clubs/groups and have saved a good bit on camping fees with the memberships. They include: Good Sam, Passport America, AAA, KOA, and the Federal Senior pass. We are aware of Escapees and FMCA but have not joined those as yet. My recommendation is to see what each group offers and compare to your style of travel and camping. Example: Passport America campgrounds give half off camping to members but usually not on weekends. If you only camp on weekends or if there are no campgrounds near your travels that belong, then you won't recoup your annual fee (40.00 I think).

If you plan to spend any length of time in Georgia, we recommend joining Friends of Georgia State Parks (discount for all veterans). You'll recoup your money quickly with free nights, discounted camping and free admission to state historic sites. We absolutely loved their parks and plan to winter there one year using their half price winter camping deal (specific parks).

We bought a separate credit card wallet to hold all our cards because John's wallet was ready to burst.

You're going to love your Phoenix - enjoy the adventures!
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reunion in Colorado on: September 06, 2014, 08:43:31 pm
Bobojay, we are spending a couple of nights near St. Louis and will be passing through Kansas City on Monday - midday, I think. I will check with our travel buddies and see if we can either take a break there or overnight. Please let me know if you are available midday and how far west of Kansas City you are. You can send a personal message with the info if you prefer.
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reunion in Colorado on: September 05, 2014, 06:59:22 am
I see by Tom Hanlon's step repair post that he is already in Colorado (we are soooo jealous). We are in Elkhart for some repairs and plan to start the run today. We met up with the Daub's and they will be traveling with us. We've decided to shoot down 31 to Indianapolis then run west on 70 (for miles and miles and miles). We are wondering where the other travelers are. We figure if we spot anyone, it will be on 70.
42  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Wax/Protection advice please on: September 05, 2014, 06:48:21 am
The paint on the PC is automotive paint (different auto manufacturers, different years, but automotive paint). Ours is also full body paint. Bobby at Phoenix said treat it just like you would a car. That said, we pay attention to the restrictions for the diamond shield areas.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: August 26, 2014, 06:44:44 am
Awesome job Ron! Thank you for the excellent write up and analysis.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 25, 2014, 10:30:52 am
Congratulations Janey! I'm glad it finally worked out for you and you are happy with your new baby.
45  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Do celebrate your PC's birthday? on: August 24, 2014, 07:44:12 am
Happy birthday to both of you and may you have many happy years together!
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