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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vent Fan on: November 20, 2016, 06:37:39 pm
Very nice post. 
Thanks,
--Bruce
47  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
48  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
49  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
50  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
51  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
52  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
53  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
54  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

55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slide Rattling on: September 13, 2016, 01:16:22 pm
We use a small piece of rubberized shelf liner material to stop the rattling noise from the slide-out metal arms behind the driver's seat.  Just fold some and push it between the two metal arms to keep them separated.
 
Be sure to remove the liner before extending the slide-out.

--Bruce and Sharon
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Slide Rattling on: September 12, 2016, 06:37:13 pm
Our 2552 makes the same rattling noise that Bob just mentioned.  We eliminate the noise in the same manner.
--Bruce
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Researching Our First Motor Home on: September 10, 2016, 03:31:02 pm
Dan,
We'll be in Palm Desert, CA with our 2013 PC2552 for five months starting in early November.  Let us know if that place and time would work for you to see our rig.
Bruce and Sharon
58  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: New desk on: August 27, 2016, 07:54:54 pm
Denny,
What a great idea to mount a table top there.  I've been using a small folding TV table there, but it's always too crowded.
I'd need a more detailed description on how to attach one to the wall (two wall ends?).  I'm afraid to screw anything into the exterior wall.
--Bruce
59  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Hanging shoe shelves on: August 27, 2016, 07:42:31 pm
Denny & Barb,
We have the same type of shoe shelves that we hang in the rear closet of our 2552.   ThumbsUp
--Sharon and Bruce
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Small stains in gel coat on: August 15, 2016, 01:00:01 pm
John,
I purchased the remover from Amazon Prime for $14.99.  It doesn't have the word "Xtreme" on the label.
It is called "Star brite Ultimate Fiberglass Stain Remover - 32 oz. Sprayer."
Yes, I think a re-wax is in order.
By the way, I've not been able to determine what caused the staining in the first place--overspray from the fabrication plant, droppings from the surrounding trees, or whatever.
--Bruce
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