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46  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Rear Window Magnifier on: November 13, 2017, 06:05:40 am
We have on in our 2552 and love it. John likes to be able to see back through the window using our rear view mirror when driving and the film expands the view. It also helps when in camp as you can see the area down behind the rig.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Please comment on this PC2552-asking for a friend on: November 10, 2017, 09:11:24 am
We also have a 2552 - year 2013. We have a different dash. I thought they switched over in 2012 but could be wrong. If they did, that unit is older than 2012. Does anyone out there have a 2012 that can weigh in and tell if you have the new or old style dash?

Also, the clings shimmer so they might be the vinyl clings that you smooth onto the walls and they stick without glue. Those are usually removable without damage but I don't know how they would work on the foil/wallpaper in the Phoenix. 
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 22, 2017, 09:51:27 am
Ron, I wasn't sure if your comment meant Phoenix wasn't using your color or Corian discontinued it so I don't know if this is pertinent. When we bought our rig in 2013, we saw booklets and samples of tons of colors of Corian in the customer lounge at Phoenix. I would ask about a color match before spending time picking an accent color.
49  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cup holder for sofa on: October 22, 2017, 09:43:35 am
We purchased two "Sofa Butlers" which are similar. We love them. I see you have a 2552 like us so you can use them on your bed also. It takes a little trial and error to find the sweet spot where you can reach your stuff but not hit it with your knees when laying down.
50  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / NPS Owner's Guides on: October 20, 2017, 04:56:41 pm
My latest NPS newsletter included the link below to access their newest "National Park Owner's Guides" - They now have 10 downloadable guides for all of us "owners" of the National Parks. They are relatively short PDF booklets but have great pictures and bits of info on select parks. Enjoy!
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Travel Club 2017 Rally on: October 13, 2017, 09:06:19 am
Do we have dates yet?
52  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Trip To Arches, Canyonlands, & Zion National Parks on: October 05, 2017, 08:03:18 am
We hit the same early arrival thing when we were in that area. Capital Reef was full before noon but we had read reviews and knew to roll out of Moab early so we were lucky and got a site. While playing in the area we noticed clusters of rigs in different spots. They were waiting it out on BLM dry camping areas to try for a site in the NP the next day. The NP rangers and camp hosts had a printed sheet showing local spots you could camp. It was also posted on the visitor center sign board. I don't know if they all have that but it would be worth checking if you hit a full campground. We also kept checking the reservation system and have managed to jump into a cancellation at the last minute for some of the parks.

Ron, a few more years and those NP rates you paid get cut in half. One perk for getting old. John already got his card and we're loving the bargains.
53  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Inverter stays on after RV unplugged on: September 07, 2017, 06:46:22 am
Ours doesn't stay on. We have to manually turn it on and turn it off. We have a 2013 2552. Perhaps it's the pure sine wave inverter (which we wish we had but didn't know to ask for it).
54  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ant invasion on: September 07, 2017, 06:42:36 am
We carry Terro Liquid Ant Bait. We haven't had to use it yet but it's the only one we found that worked on an ant invasion. They also sell a tube of the stuff formatted as goo that you put into crevices like caulk. It kills ants DEAD. As with all poison, you have to keep it away from pets. To prevent that I use a small cottage cheese tub with lid turned upside down. I cut a little notch in the rim of the bucket part as an ant door, stick the ant poison to the inside center of the lid (tape, glue, the glue boogers off our lunch meat labels, whatever), cut the poison open, snap it together and set it down (the bucket remains upside down/lid down). I have dead ants in no time.
55  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Simple DIY on: August 09, 2017, 09:50:54 am
I'm not sure I'd want anything wet dripping on the bed but that would also allow one of my "hippie rags" (aka, printed sheet/tapestry) to be hung over John's bed so my habit of opening the blinds to watch the sunrise from bed wouldn't disturb him so much. He is good about it but I do hear the low groan and see him bury his head in the pillow to hide from morning.
56  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Length of Camping Trip on: August 09, 2017, 09:47:42 am
Ouch! If that "smaller wife" doesn't get you sent to sleep on the couch, then you need to thank her for being a saint.

FYI - being a little slow at times, I just realized I responded with a comment but didn't cast my "vote" on the poll until just now. Sorry. I know the poll was set up to get a nice, quick view count/percentage tracked by the computer. My error has been rectified.
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551/2%52 owners on: August 06, 2017, 10:12:35 am
I don't have pics on hand but we followed Tom Hanlon's suggestion and had Phoenix mount two towel bars and the TP holder to our sliding door. We supplied them to Phoenix prior to the completion of the build. They can also install them at pick up if you let them know you're bringing them in. The TP holder bit the dust because I bought one that allowed one side to swing up to change out the paper. Very cute but in hindsight, extra moving parts are not good in an RV. Our towel bars are still holding fine. Our TP holder is now the handle of our toilet brush. We have a little white one that looks like a tall cup. A ring on the brush makes a lid on the cup so the brush is hidden. When our TP holder first broke we used the toilet brush as a temporary holder and decided it works great so it became permanent. When traveling the cup with TP on the post/handle rides behind the hose for our optional toilet sprayer (also installed by Phoenix at time of purchase). The hose coil holds it against the back wall so it doesn't roll around and the TP is a little out of the way but still accessible. When in camp, we set it right in that front corner where Barry-Sue have their TP holder mounted.

Barry-Sue, are your towel bars stuck to the bubbly glass or do you have smooth glass on the outside of the shower? I'm determined to get our toothbrush holder to STAY UP but the bubbly glass has dropped everything I put on it (suction cups, command strips).
58  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our Phoenix pride is back. on: August 05, 2017, 07:11:49 am
We had a three day stint in Elkhart for slide repairs way back when. We had a cat on board and had trouble finding a reasonably priced hotel that allowed pets. Many hotels were full with constitution workers staying long term in the area. Football season does a number on accommodations also.

We opted for a rustic cabin at Eby's Pines campground (no bathroom or kitchen.) We just took our necessary gear out of the rig. We weren't there much as we opted to tour the area while we waited but it was a nice campground with very friendly staff.
59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 2910T - Awning Problem/Question on: August 03, 2017, 08:40:27 am
Same with us. Sometimes it rolls out without help and sometimes not. I watch while I hold the switch and just reach up and nudge it. I don't roll it back in first but since I'm watching, it doesn't unroll much before I push it. We hear the metallic "pop" as the awning bars release from the railings mounted to the rig so I think that tension holding the bars is what causes it.
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Total Eclipse in August on: August 03, 2017, 08:34:41 am
Whoa, jatrax! I hadn't thought about the impact to the locals. I hope all goes well and the stargazers are well behaved and leave your little piece of the planet in good shape.

I went back on that Junior Ranger site and was quite surprised to see that the Eclipse booklet info and link were gone. I suspect I downloaded a draft copy (over 22 megabytes so I can't attach it here) before they pulled it back off the site. The booklet is a joint project between the Planetary Society and the National Park Service. I found a note on the Planetary Society site saying the booklet is coming soon (scroll down - it looks like you are at the bottom, but you're not). If you are interested in this booklet, you can check back on their site or the NPS one I linked before. The planetary society website has a lot of interesting information about the eclipse also (and the CEO is Bill Nye - how cool is that?)

More info on the NPS site: The Junior Ranger Badges listed and linked further down the page are just the ones that are available online AND that put their link there. There are many, many, many more. If you are traveling to some of the parks and want to know if they have a booklet, you can google that park name with the words Junior Ranger Badge and see if anything pops up, click on the the "things to do" "kids" section of the specific park's website or call them. I like downloading the book in advance if it is available so Chloe can work on the puzzles and learn a bit about the park before we get there. It takes less time at the park to complete the badge and she already knows the basics so she is ready to explore and find even more things.
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