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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Camping World Coupon Code on: November 18, 2014, 06:06:17 pm
Just an FYI - if anyone needs to order something from camping world there is a $25 off coupon on any order $75+  The coupon code you enter at checkout is radio75.

I do not know how long it is valid but we used it a few days ago and noticed it is still valid today.  We ordered the gp logistics single sided 5 foot ladder.  It was 75.49 a few days ago and today it is 74.59.
The ladder arrived today and we think it is going to work out very well.  It folds down to 61" x 3 1/2" x 3 7/8".  We mainly wanted it to look at the roof of the slideout and help with cleaning the front of the motorhome while on the road.  There are a few options as to where to carry it so will be working on that the next couple of weeks. 
checked it out and got the discount shipping was $16.00.  I added Dri Ease to the order to make it over 75$ and they took off the $25 but added $16.00 for shipping.  the order still came to over $75.  It is a great ladder but don't know where I  would store it. 
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 18, 2014, 05:45:03 pm
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.
Will be replacing tires in spring. Michelin Dealer in Delaware quote me $210 a tire plus $25  per tire for mounting and balancing. Plus they cooperate with FMCA advantage program.
 Also. what causes acid to build up on the strap that holds the batteries.  It is not on the batteries but on the clip of the strap????  I checked them the other day and a couple chambers needed water and so I filled them with distilled water.  But don't know why the chalky stuff builds up on the strap. Smile
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 13, 2014, 09:35:15 am
Freckles
   Tires-- I have tires that will be 8years old next summer 15,,,,,, they show some small cracking on the side wall and looked great I have 21000 miles on them,,,, how ever they are coming off this winter as much as I hate it, especially the cost... Tons of info on the forum re tires etc,,,, were going to Alaska in the spring it's a 11k mile trip.. does not matter they would still come off.. manufacturers have lots of info re tire life,,, but for peace of mind and to just to be safe I'm re-tiring hehe..... were going to make a break-in trip prior to our Alaska trip  My research shows that I probably will go with the same Michellins 
I am replacing my Michelin tires this spring. Got a good price from local dealer in Delaware at $210 a tire plus about 25$ for mounting and balancing each. Plus being a member of FMCA I can get a discount with their  Michelin advantage plan which can drop the price a little. I thought they would have cost more than 210 but they are a light duty truck tire and they are standard size.  My tires have a date of 2008 and I'm the second owner. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 11, 2014, 11:56:52 am
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.
     Decided to get new tires in the Spring of 15. Got a price from local Michelin Dealer and they are going to be $210. a tire plus mounting and balancing for about $25 a tire.  I thought they would cost a lot more but the dealer works with FMCA advantage program and they could cost me less.  He said these tires are standard tires and has them all the time.  I will check on the year of the tire was mfg when I purchase them...Since the MH will be garaged for the winter, we will wait till spring.  I just don't want to take a chance on six to eight year old tires. Safety first and an ounce of prevention is worth a thousand cures they say.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 11, 2014, 11:50:52 am
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser sighting on: November 01, 2014, 03:35:42 pm
I think I saw you when I was getting gas at the corner of Churchtown Rd. and 322. The Phoenix I saw last week was traveling east on 322 west of route 10.
The next time you are in Honey Brook stop by September Farm and ask for Dave. I'll give you the Phoenix Cruiser discount and treat you to lunch.  Smile
I will keep you in mind.  I have been to that Sept.Farm for lunch. It is a pretty nice place. Also go to the diner when I am in the area.   Yes I was traveling east to Miller's RV.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser sighting on: October 30, 2014, 10:03:25 am
Sitting at my desk on the phone and just watched a beautiful Phoenix Cruiser drive by... looked like a 2350 in desert sand on the Sprinter chassis.
Would love to know if there is another Cruiser owner in the neighborhood?? The coach was traveling on route 322 east in Honey Brook PA.

Dave
Honey Brook, Pa
Not sure if it was me but I was at Miller's RV in Honey Brook on Tues.21st get my 2010 2551 winterized  around 10:30 that morning.   Miller's are nice people to deal with and happy with their service.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good Sam's Extended Warranty on: October 27, 2014, 10:53:31 am
Put the premium in an interest bearing account (I know ha ha) and never touch it except for unscheduled maintenance.  Do not use for lubes, oil changes, TBA or the like.  Then when you finally get old enough to sell out of rv'ing have a party at the home.  It's worked for me on every motorhome/trailer I have had in the last 30+ years - some great parties were thrown, but, we always got back in to RV'ing for one reason or another, AND STARTED ANOTHER ACCOUNT.
I like your idea.  I would rather put it in my bank than theirs. I will give it serious thought.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Good Sam's Extended Warranty on: October 26, 2014, 12:33:39 pm
Warranties are always a gamble.  Mine is coming up for renewal.   Does anyone have this warranty for mh with Good Sam  from Affinity Brokerage.  It is $1089.00 a year.  I did not need to use it last year but cost of repairs on mh's are expensive so I guess it is a gamble for renewing.   Any thoughts on this??? Smile
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: October 24, 2014, 04:21:46 pm
Freckles--I was in that part of PA at the end of Sept and met a couple of the ladies from that group at the small campground I was staying at.  If I had taken them up on their invitation to attend the rally, there would have been FOUR PCs there.  Maybe next year!
Carol
Their next convention is October 2015 in Shawnee Oklahoma.   there are many chapters all over the US and I'M with Mid-Atlantic Chapter and have one more trip November 7th in Lancaster for the weekend at the Old Mill Stream Campground. It is their annual Thanksgiving feast.   After that the MH goes to bed until March.
They have a Solo's chapter which I am considering joining next season.   Most are widows like me and travel solo.   Very Friendly group like Cruisers.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: October 23, 2014, 03:54:37 pm
Yesterday I saw a Phoenix Cruiser here in Honey Brook Pa that looked like it could have been a 2010 Beige 2551........just curious if it happened to be you?? My wife said she saw a similar coach last week at our bank.

Dave
Yes it was me. I was at Millers RV for winterizing.  Last week I was camping with RVWomen at York Fairgrounds and believe it or not there were two other Phoenix cruisers.   Something you don't always see.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: October 23, 2014, 03:52:50 pm
Our rig is a 2007 model year with tires dated spring of 2007.  Like you, we keep our rig indoors away from sunlight but I have no plan anytime soon to replace the tires.  Given your rig is a 2551, it is on the lighter side of motor homes so there is less tire pressure and less weight on the tires so the demand on them is less.  I would think you would be fine getting one more year from them and evaluate again one year from next spring.

Regarding batteries, assumed no winter camping plans, I would charge them and bring them into your house out from the extreme cold.  The same for the chassis battery.  Fill your main fuel tank up, blow out all water lines, drain all four water tanks, place numerous rodent traps around inside and abandon the rig until preparing for your first trip next year.

Next spring, I plan to replace our 5 year old 12V Walmart batteries with 6V Duracell batteries from Sam's Club.  I did some measuring and determined that my slide out battery tray will need to be replaced with a simple sheet of steel to get adequate clearance because the 6V batteries are so much taller.  The sheet steel will have angle iron screwed to it to cradle the batteries so they don't move around on the large surface.
Thanks for the tips.  My Pole barn doesn't get below freezing and always kept mh there and never had any problems with the batteries. I would like to get another year on the tires.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Tire and battery advice on: October 22, 2014, 03:39:47 pm
Well had 2010 2551 mh winterized and asked my RV service to check on my tires.  As I see it they were mfg. 0808 so they are six yrs old. He said they show very slight dry rot and will pass inspection in the spring.  They have plenty of tread and seem ok but I am thinking that it is time to get new tires.  I know there has been many discussions on this topic and really up to the individual to make the decision on what to do.    So for safety sake do you think it is time to get new and would like to get Michelin's and my rv service said they can get them. Of course my tires were not on the recall as mentioned in other forum discussions.
The next thing is coach batteries and they are the original ones. They are so hard to read the water level and was wondering if they are replaced as to what is a better battery.  My MH will be stored in Pole Barn and I have been told you can leave it plugged in all the time to keep the batteries charged but afraid they could be overcharged.  I keep little nite lites on to use some of the power but not sure what is right.  Any suggestions on the questions??? 
This forum has always been so helpful.
So sorry I missed the reunion. Looking forward to next year. Already in the calendar.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: August 31, 2014, 11:25:04 am
A big  ThumbsUp on both the recommendations above in Kansas. Been to both of them. Wilson lake is beautiful. Council Grove is in the Tallgrass area of the state. Lots of old west history there, and the COE reservoir is a good place to stop. Excellent laundromat there in town if needed.
Hays Kansas is a nice small college town to check out the downtown area. Victoria Kansas has a beautiful cathedral just off of I70 to check out.
Thanking everyone for their advice but due to unfortunate circumstances here at home I had to cancel out of the reunion.  Very disappointing but there is next year.   Hope everyone travels are safe and the reunion a success. 
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Great product for dri-wash and polish mn on: July 31, 2014, 07:48:29 pm
I've used a few dri-wash products in the past and really liked them for both polishing and protecting the RV.  But I've hesitated to use these on our Phoenix Cruiser so far because the instructions that came from the factory regarding the Diamond Shield Protection says not to use any dri-wash product on it.  I guess I could use it on other parts of the coach (that is, most of it) and avoid using it on the Diamond Shield.   I'm afraid that I'll get careless when getting near the Diamond Shield with the dry-wash.
I'm looking forward to reading here what other Forum members have to say about this issue.
--Bruce
I never got that message and so far all is well and feel confident that the mh is okay.   It really shines and feels great and smooth.  It is a little late to find this out. So I will go with it..
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