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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC wheel covers on: December 26, 2016, 11:18:46 am
Dave,
What a great idea to place a cloth behind the TPMS cap to trap it.  I'll give that a try next time.
Thanks,
Bruce
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC wheel covers on: December 24, 2016, 06:20:29 pm
John,
Interesting alternative to removing the wheel cover.  I don't think I've ever been able to see the TPMS cap down at the bottom of the wheel, but maybe I just didn't look closely.

Is the tool you use something like this: 24", flexible claw grabber pickup tool shown in this link?

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33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New to forum on: December 23, 2016, 11:45:03 pm
Ernie,

I might be able to answer a few of your questions.

First of all, you can read a lot of owner comments on various PC models in recent posts on this Forum.  The recent comments about the Model 3100 cover many interesting points about that model and others.  Some of those might help you decide which model to consider.

You are correct that the wheel base of our 2552 is long enough to make it necessary to plan driving into tight locations especially if you decide to tow.  Im sure you have knowledge of that from your experience in renting RVs.  We never travel without towing our Honda CR-V to do local sight-seeing, shopping, etc.

I cant give you the exact CCC of our 2552.  We did have it weighted three years ago when we were loaded for normal travel and were well under the limits.  That may be because we carry a lot of our gear in the CR-V (a big advantage in towing it).  Im sure that Earl at PC can give you the figures.

Our 2552 drove very well from the time we had it delivered to us.  We did add a Safe-T-Plus Steering unit that made driving it even more pleasant and gives us a better feeling of security in case of high cross winds, tire failure, etc.

We have a sofa model that Sharon loves and I love to use the Euro-chair (an advantage for the 2552 over a 2551).  We use four small TV tray type tables in place of the PC provided movable table.  Our four little ones can be easily moved around as needed for eating, food prep/cleanup, computer work, etc.

The slide-out pantry in the 2552 is another advantage over a 2551.  But, I dont think you can have a sofa and a pantry in a 2552 if you want a slide-out model like we have.

Well, I hope this helps a little.

--Bruce
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New to forum on: December 23, 2016, 03:23:50 pm
Welcome Ernie & Pattie,
We're sure you will get a lot of help and opinions on this Forum from a number of very experienced RVers.
Three years ago we downsized (right-sized) from a quality Class A diesel when we purchased our Phoenix Cruiser.  We love our 2552 for a number of reasons, but as you suggest the right model depends a lot on how you will be using the rig.
Best wishes and Happy Holidays,
Bruce and Sharon
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / PC wheel covers on: December 22, 2016, 11:43:55 pm
Im wondering if any 2017 Phoenix Cruiser Ford chassis model has wheel covers that differ from the regular Ford wheel covers on older models.  If so, Im interested to know the size of the hole in the wheel cover that allows access to the tire valve stem.  These holes in our Ford wheel covers are narrow--about 2 x 2 .  Ive read on the PC main website that at least some 2017 models have Phoenix USA, Inc. wheel covers that might be slightly different from the previous Ford wheel covers.  The photo of one 2017 2910T unit has tire covers that seem to have a somewhat wider opening to the tire valve stem.

In case you wonder why I ask, the valve cover caps on our PC tires are Pressure Pro Tire Pressure Monitoring System devices.  When removing the ones on the front wheels to adjust tire pressure, I often drop them inside the wheel cover because the opening in the Ford wheel cover is small and my fingers cant grip the caps well.  That means next removing and then reinstalling the entire wheel cover to retrieve the capnot an easy task for me.

If the PC wheel covers valve stem opening is even a little larger than on the Ford wheel cover, that would make the job much easier.  

Happy holidays to all,
Bruce
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 3100 - What's not to like? on: December 22, 2016, 11:36:17 pm
Thank you David for the photos of your cabinets and storage bins.
You are a Gem. ThumbsUp
--Bruce
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 3100 - What's not to like? on: December 22, 2016, 12:08:53 pm
The more I look at the "custom" 2910 the the more I like it!  Wish we were in the process of buying a new PC.
Two questions I would have:
1.  Does having the rear twin bed on the passenger side eliminate the large outside storage there?
2.  Is there any full-length closet space?
--Bruce
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 3100 - What's not to like? on: December 19, 2016, 08:55:18 pm
We love the floor plan of our 2552, especially the rear bath area.  If we were ever to get a longer PC it would be a 3100 for that very reason.
--Bruce and Sharon
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: December 19, 2016, 10:50:09 am
Hello Tjron47,

Welcome to the Forum.

We will be in Palm Desert, CA during January to April and would be happy to show you our 2014 2552 there if you have the time to make the trip over then.

We were in a similar situation to you when we sold our 2004 36' Beaver Monterey that we enjoyed for ten years.  We have no regrets for switching to our Phoenix Cruiser.

Best wishes,
Bruce and Sharon
40  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
41  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
42  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 

43  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
44  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
45  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
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