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31  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Travels with Sparky and Minou on: June 20, 2014, 12:56:02 pm
Hi Carol.
Sparky wears a STEP-IN Mesh EZ Wrap Bark Appeal Dog Harness when outside and while we're traveling in our car or RV.  Like you say, it's secure and comfy for him.  We attach the harness to a lease attached to a seat belt buckle so that he has some freedom to move about and/or jump up in Sharon's lap as we're traveling.  Here's one site that will give you more info on this and other harnesses:

http://www.spoiledsweetpets.com/barkappeal.html

Sparky is a very respectful dog, both at home and on the road.  We seldom have any issues with him and other campers' pets as we always walk him with his harness and lease.  He does get over-excited when we happen to pass close to large dogs or large-breed puppies, so we need to remind him not to bark at them.  A water spray bottle is a great help to get his attention.

When we leave him in the RV for an extended period of time, we leave a Kong filled with treats to keep him happy and occupied.

We hope you and your dog have many happy travels.

--Bruce and Sharon



32  Main Forum / Photos / Travels with Sparky and Minou on: June 20, 2014, 01:48:33 am
One of the main reasons we have an RV is to bring our pets with us while traveling.  Here are some of our photos taken during our first year with our Phoenix Cruiser.  Minou the cat is very shy, so she is seldom in any photo.  Sparky the dog always likes to be in the picture, so he's in most of them.
Bruce and Sharon

33  Main Forum / Photos / Sparky with us on Monterey Bay shoreline on: June 19, 2014, 05:46:36 pm
We're trying to learn how to post photos on this site.
This one was taken very near our home in Pacific Grove, CA.
Bruce and Sharon
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof air not working on: June 02, 2014, 08:23:05 pm
Dick,
We've been using the Pressure Pro tire monitoring system on our motorhomes and toads for about ten years and really like it.
It make it easy to quickly check the tire pressures and gives us some confidence that we won't have a tire problem on the road.  We still check the pressures manually at least once a month to see that the monitoring system is still working.

By the way, you might get more responses on this if you make a new post with a more descriptive Subject line.  IMHO.

--Bruce
35  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Before/After pictures of the entry step and hitch on: May 30, 2014, 11:58:22 am
Beautiful protection job!  Is the chassis saver applied with a brush? 
Seems like drips from bottom of the step could be hazardous while applying it.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where do you store your golf clubs on: May 27, 2014, 06:24:48 pm
Bob,
We store our golf clubs in our Honda CR-V toad.  None of the PC models have an outside storage area large enough to hold a set of clubs in a golf bag.
Bruce and Sharon
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Entry Door Weather Stripping on: May 25, 2014, 11:47:09 pm
Barry,

Our entry door weather stripping is put on in four pieces--two horizontal and two vertical.

The vertical strip at the hinge-side of the door is cut square at both the top and the bottom, so it runs as one straight piece.

The top and bottom horizontal pieces butt up against the vertical hinge-side strip and and are cut at a 45 degree angle where they meet up with the vertical strip on the lock side of the door.

The vertical strip on the lock side of the door is cut at a 45 degree angle at each end to join into the top and bottom horizontal strips.

Hope this explains the installation.

We've not had any leaks there during our short ownership of our PC.

--Bruce
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Incorrect heading indicated on mirror compass? on: May 18, 2014, 08:29:07 pm
During our last outing while driving about 150 miles, we noticed that the compass in the rear view mirror was showing some obviously incorrect headings.  Sometimes when we knew we were headed almost due north, the compass showed that we were headed south-west.
I talked to Kermit about this.  He thinks the errors are caused by the compass sensor being placed too close to the radiator.  When the radiator gets hot, the heat causes errors in compass heading.  Kermit said I could reposition the sensor that is located under the front bumper (driver side), but I can find no sensor anywhere.
Has anyone had any compass error like this?  Can you tell me where the sensor is located on your PC?
--Bruce
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Blu-Ray DVD player failure on: May 07, 2014, 01:50:20 am
Mike,

Good to hear that it's easy to pull that unit out without causing any damage.  I'll give that a try.

Bruce
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Blu-Ray DVD player failure on: May 06, 2014, 12:39:24 pm
We've only used our factory installed DVD player in the FM mode since we bought our new PC.  It was working fine in that mode until yesterday when we had started having problems:

First, we had constant static in the sound on every station we tuned to.  No static was heard on the little portable radio we have with us, so we thought there must be some interference with the DVD's antenna or other failure with it.  We're parked in an open area with no visible obstruction.  Don't know where the antenna is located, so we just turned the set off.

Later in the day we tried to get FM again, but this time the set will not function at all.  The "OFF" light in the front panel of the DVD player is on constantly and will not change to "ON" or any other display by pressing the on/off button on the set or on the remote control.

We notice that the entire set had shifted a little out of the small space in which it's located in the overhead cabinet.  We can push it back into place, but wonder if something has come loose in the rear of the set.  Don't know if we should try pulling the whole set out of its space to investigate or anything else to try.  In fact, we aren't really sure how to access the back of the unit, or how to pull it out safely.

Anyone have a suggestion on how to diagnose these problems?

Bruce and Sharon
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 27, 2014, 02:15:17 pm
Carol,

Do you have an option to have your 2450 built on an E350 or an E450?  If so, I recommend you choose the E450.

One of the concerns I had with the 2013 2350 that we first owned was the rear end of the E350 chassis would drag on the pavement in steep dips such as at a parking lot or gas station.  I was worried that the Macerater system would be damaged some time.  This has happened to some PC owners, and there are ways to compensate for that, but I'd rather avoid the issue entirely.

The E450 chassis on our 2014 2552 is about 3" taller and we never have the dragging problem.

--Bruce

42  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: April 27, 2014, 12:36:13 pm
1.  Yes, with the sofa.

2.  No problems with it.  We did have some maintenance issues with the slide out on the diesel pusher we owned for ten years before buying our PC, but these were easily fixed and the benefits to us of having the slide out far out-weighted the "problems."

3 and 4.  Yes, we would always choose to have a slide out on any RV we might buy.  We learned this the hard way by buying our first two RV's without one. We first thought that just buying a longer unit would fix the lack of space issue and didn't recognize the benefit of a slide out.  Our experience of having the option to open up some of the floor space convinces us that the slide out is well worth the extra cost, weight, maintenance , etc. even if one of us were traveling alone.

Bruce and Sharon
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 26, 2014, 08:19:08 pm
Carol,
We think you should reconsider deleting the cutting board.  We use ours a lot as a counter extension and workspace.
Bruce and Sharon
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 26, 2014, 02:16:54 am
Hi Carol,

Very wise of you to get all this advice from other PC owners before yours is completed.

Two things that we added to our unit after using it on a few trips are:
First, a small shelf on the bedroom wall where we now place a Large Screen Atomic Clock Radio that we can see at night and don't have to reset it each time after disconnecting power.  We don't have a TV in the bedroom so there is plenty of space on the wall of the shirt closet for this little shelf.  We drilled a hole in that wall to access the electric outlet inside the shirt closet.  It would have been nice to have this done at the factory.

Second, we added a Fan-tastic Ultrabreeze Vent Cover (http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/fan-tastic-ultrabreeze-vent-cover-white/58894) on the bedroom roof vent.

We're certain you will love your PC.
Bruce and Sharon
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why PC? on: April 16, 2014, 12:51:12 am
We like our PC for all the reasons listed by Mike.
In addition we like that it is not quite as wide nor as tall as most other C's.  Makes it easier to drive and maneuver.
Plus, we get many compliments from friends and other campers on the PC's looks--that's like frosting on the cake!
--Bruce and Sharon
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