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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bad solution to hear TV over too loud A/C on: December 08, 2016, 04:24:14 pm
I too dropped the TV down to get at the audio-out jack.  It was tedious to remove the long screws and then put them back.  It was a two person job for us to be sure we didn't drop the TV.
But no harm was done and there is no rattle.
Sorry that I have no suggestion for you at this point.
--Bruce
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: December 06, 2016, 05:38:55 pm
Ron and John,
I think each of your comments are correct. Thanks for your encouragement.

I originally hoped that it would be easy to add a fan.  Turns out to be too much for me presently, but may tackle this issue later.

Actually it's not extremely important to us because of the way we use the rig--usually stay in moderate temperature areas and have only wished to have the extra fan a few times in the previous three years.

Will post again if I get the time and courage to proceed.

Happy Holidays to all from Bruce and Sharon
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: December 06, 2016, 10:39:48 am
I talked to Kermit yesterday on how to get power to the forward vent on our 2552.  He said it could be done fairly easily by using a long drill bit to go thru the layer of foam in the ceiling and thru a structural tube up there (they are placed each 24" of length of the coach). 
That sounds too scary for me to try at the moment.
--Bruce 

4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: December 03, 2016, 10:50:02 am
I removed the ceiling vent trim piece as Barry suggested and see no wires. 

It might be possible to push wires between the roof material (some type of wood?) and  the ceiling material (some type of padding) from the vent opening over to a light fixture located about two feet away.  But, there is a seam in the ceiling material midway on that route that will likely block easy passage there.

The factory employees had left for the day when I called there for advice on this, so will try again next week.

Maybe someone here has experience installing wire under the ceiling material?

--Bruce
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: December 01, 2016, 03:42:43 pm
Barry,

Thank you for the info.  Our galley area vent looks just like the vent in the bathroom, except no fan.
I'll take your advice and remove the trim piece to look for wires.

--Bruce
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 30, 2016, 10:07:03 pm
Barry,

Did your 2551 come from the factory with the fan installed in the galley area?  Our 2552 has no fan in that vent.  I've been assuming that there is no practical way to add a fan there.

After reading your posts here, I'm wondering if our rig was actually wired for a fan that was never installed.

Do you think there is a way for me to look for any wiring there without doing damage to the ceiling or roof?

--Bruce
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 20, 2016, 06:37:39 pm
Very nice post. 
Thanks,
--Bruce
8  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2100 Pictures on: November 02, 2016, 05:22:27 pm
The paint job shown on the rig in your link is an example of lower body paint.

You can see a variety of full body paint examples by visiting the home site for Phoenix Cruiser.
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/index.html

--Bruce
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 01, 2016, 10:50:16 pm
Bill,

Here are the length measurements made today on our 2552:
Ford cab area (front bumper to forward part of the PC house) is approximately 8
Forward part of the PC house to the rear wall) is approximately 19 3
The PC rear cap including the spare tire cover is approximately 13

Hope this is of some help in your search for the model that fits your needs.

--Bruce
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: October 31, 2016, 10:12:44 am
Bill,

I'm uncertain of what measurement you want to arrive at the amount of living space.

For the "cab" itself, do you want the length from the front bumper to the rear edge of the driver's side door?

We use the entire inside length of the coach from the front windshield to to rear wall of the bathroom while we are camped.  I can measure that if you think it would be useful to you. 

The passenger seat turns around, we store items on and around the drivers seat, and we have a small table that straddles the engine cover to provide counter space there.

I would be cautious in using any "stated length" of different models in determining "living area" as I have found them to be inaccurate in many cases.

--Bruce
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: October 30, 2016, 04:26:19 pm

I was wondering, what is the distance from the front bumper to the back of the cab as the chassis comes from Ford? Trying to figure the lenght of the living space in a 2552.

Bill G.


Hi Bill,
Our 2014 2552 is 28'4" long measured from the front bumper to the back of the rear cap.  The ladder extends the length a few more inches.
--Bruce
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery compartment latches on: October 07, 2016, 03:04:21 pm
It's nice to see that this thread is still helping Smile
Bruce
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Magne Shades on: October 07, 2016, 12:14:12 am
Hi Dave,
We love the Magne Shades.  Very easy to put them on and take off with the magnet system.  They roll up easily to store.
Often don't use them when we are staying in a location for one night, but otherwise we usually put them on.  At night the inside curtain still needs to be closed to provide privacy because the Magne Shades only provide that during the daylight hours.
They do help keep the coach cool when we're parked in the hot sun.
--Bruce and Sharon
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ground Clearance of Sewer Drain Outlet and Hydraulic Jacks on: October 04, 2016, 03:20:24 pm
Gail,
I agree with you that carrying a slinky hose is a good idea. 

Having an emergency backup is important to us. 

Also, when staying in a campground for an extended time (like our recent three week stay near Ashland, OR) we connect the slinky to the park sewer system to let the gray water run out constantly.  Once a week we pull out the Sanicon to clean out the black tank.  That way the slinky hose never gets nasty and it can be stored easily.

--Bruce
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ground Clearance of Sewer Drain Outlet and Hydraulic Jacks on: October 04, 2016, 12:30:10 pm
Here is our experience:

Our first PC was a 2013 2350 built on a Ford E350.  We would often have some drag on the rear end when going over some dips in the roadway (such as the gutter area at the corner near our home), at gas stations, etc.  I was always worried about damage to the Sanicon system.

For other reasons, we traded our 2350 for a new 2014 2552 built on a Ford E450.  

The rear end of the 2552 is about 2 higher off the ground than was the 2350 and weve never had the rear end drag during the 3 years weve been using it.

I would never want to give up the Sanicon system.

We've never had a drag problem with the leveling jacks.

--Bruce

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