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361  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Service Manuals and Troubleshooting Guides on: May 13, 2013, 11:27:50 am
 ThumbsUp Awesome! Thank you - now that we know the secrets, nothing will ever break right? (That's how it SHOULD work). As soon as I figure out how to do it, I'm giving you a helpful.

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362  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Glassed electronics next to drive shaft? on: May 10, 2013, 09:03:15 pm
No clue on electronics but factory advised us to spray the tracks of the screen and bathroom door with silicone spray.
363  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Do I need two Air Conditioners? on: May 07, 2013, 05:32:08 pm

- buy one of those expensive shade thingys that you place outside over the windshield.  We don't own one of those.

I believe the expensive shade thingys mentioned by Ron are the MagneShades sold at magneshade.com. When Amanda worked at Phoenix, she sold them to PC owners but she has moved on so they recommend you order direct from the manufacturer. I haven't ordered yet so I don't know the price. Besides blocking the sun, they give you a little privacy during the day with the ability to see out BUT it is like one way glass. Whichever side has more light is visible. If you are in at night with lights on, you want to close your privacy curtains as now they can see in but you can't see out very well.
364  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: May 04, 2013, 08:00:15 am
We finally made it out of Indiana! We spent yesterday at the Ford dealer in Mishawaka or something. At first they said it sounded like something was loose in the bell housing - not the transmission itself but a loose screw or bolt or metal plate. So their transmission guy took it for a ride and said no, he thinks it is outside the housing and sounds like possibly a bolt or something loose between the heat shield and engine or just a loose shield altogether. Once it gets to a certain RPM (cruising speed) it gets going.  They could not get us in for service until next Thursday so the final diagnosis was they believe it to be safe to drive but it will be annoying as hell (their words).

So we just finished our first leg of the return trip and are stuck finding someone closer to home to work on it. John is driving for now and seemed moderately sane after 5 hours of engine song so we are somewhat good to go.

Signing off: STILL 2 Frazzled but now with a couple of screws loose.

P.S. We LOVE our PC!
365  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: May 03, 2013, 08:46:34 am
Sue and Tom, we are going with your suggestions and are waiting for Phoenix to open to make the call. We might roll out and sit on the doorstep again. We'll do whatever is needed but I hope they don't have to keep it for days. We've already become quite attached to it.
366  Main Forum / General Discussion / Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: May 02, 2013, 06:41:01 pm
HELP!!!! As we left the factory yesterday we discovered the truck/cab had no AC. The guys had already gone for the day so we rolled back to the factory this morning and they were able to fix it. However, half way back to Shipshewana, right about the time we hit 50 mph,we started getting a vibrating noise from the lower dash area. We pushed, pulled and checked what we  would could, then called the factory... and headed back again. Bobby confirmed the problem, checked everything and pulled the engine cover console thing and finally decided it was probably the engine.The Ford rep they work with said we should take it to a dealer. It seems to run fine so we are hoping to wait until we get back to Maryland.

Has anyone had a similar problem? It starts vibrating a bit then gets louder then hits its stride and stays there. Turning the radio up does not cover the noise.
367  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 01, 2013, 08:45:00 pm
About the on-board hard-wired surge suppressor/power management system -Kermit said yes, they can install them after the build BUT it is much more difficult and they would have to get up under the coach to wire it in.
 
368  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Linoleum floor covering on step on: May 01, 2013, 08:35:26 pm
I recommend you contact Karen at the office. Kermit is doing his usual duties, some of what Stuart used to do, and getting Earl up to speed. I think Kermit will ultimately make the call but Karen can get your info in front of him. I've been on this forum and checking on Phoenix for a year now and believe they are customer oriented. They are short handed right now due to one admin and one sales person leaving with what sounds like very short notice but they are still working to take care of every  customer. We just picked up our cruiser today and they bent over backwards to take care of us.

369  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 01, 2013, 08:20:40 pm
Aaarg, Aimee, may we see them before they are published? I hate pictures but Earl was so nice I couldn't say no. John and I are sitting here in Shipshewana North Campground enjoying a beautiful evening with a beautiful new Phoenix Cruiser and toasting her with a bottle of Jack Daniels. Life is good

Well, NOT the whole bottle, just a toast. Age tends to bring lessons on moderation.

John is sitting here with his feet up, listening to some awesome bird song, watching the sunset, sipping JD and answering emails to the boss... which means we get paid for this! John said he is not sure he will be able to continue to work under these intolerable conditions.
370  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 01, 2013, 07:22:12 am
Keelhauler, you have the Progressive Industries internal hard wired electrical management system in you PC and took a power hit. Was it plug and play replacement like they advertise? What did it take for you to fix it?
371  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 01, 2013, 07:15:13 am
Thank you Tom for the we'll wishes and all the help. We are dawdling this morning. Kermit has an early appointment so we are waiting until he gets in at 10:30 or so. That way we get to meet and greet with both Kermit and Earl.
372  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 01, 2013, 07:03:56 am
That would depend on your electrical skills. You have to cut the main power cable and splice it in. NOT something I would ever do but I know some of you super fix it guys wouldn't think twice about it.
373  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 29, 2013, 11:39:18 am
ALL security devices are just a deterrent. A determined thief (or well-prepared thief with bolt cutters) will take it. I'd just like to avoid any "impulse stealing". While shopping online for all the hook up toys I hit several reviews where people commented they had bought the same item several times after the first one walked off their campsite. Hoses seem to be popular... which are probably one of the cheaper items to steal.
374  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 28, 2013, 07:07:17 pm
Ron, they have one that can be hardwired in and has plug and play replacement parts and we would have gone with it if I'd known sooner and if Phoenix could have wired it for us but the one I have is the portable model that plugs into the post. So now we have to figure out how to keep it safe. Maybe someday we'll invest in the other one and get Phoenix to wire it in.
375  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 28, 2013, 03:10:45 pm
Since we will be working from the RV, we will have several sensitive electronic devices on board to protect as well as the RV systems themselves so we bought a Progressive Industries surge protector.  It is heavy duty and expensive so they put a steel plate on it with a hole so you can secure it to the power post to make it harder for someone to walk off with. My question for all of you is - secure it with what? Can you wrap a bike chain or use a big U-bolt on the post with a padlock? Has anyone secured something like this? I'd like to use it but NOT lose it the first time we plug in. I assume all power posts are not identical so the system has to be somewhat adaptable. The manual gives no clue.
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