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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bilstein Shocks on: July 25, 2016, 04:49:21 pm
Make sure you have someone lined up to do the installation before you order the shocks.  Not all service locations will install customer provided parts.  It has become more common in recent years but it is still not a universal policy. 

Barry

I have already asked my local service station some time ago about installing shocks on MH and he said I'll put on any shocks you bring in.  They have worked on my MH before but will ask again as to how much he would charge to install them.    Now I know what shocks to buy.  Not sure when but will look into soon. Thanks for the input.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Bilstein Shocks on: July 24, 2016, 09:27:38 pm
    One of the first things I do when I get a new motorhome is to have Bilstein HD shocks installed on all four corners. I order them from eshock.com and take them to my local truck and tire shop (Rice Tire) in Frederick, Md. For HD shocks eshock wants $89 each or all four for $356. Comfort are $83 each or $332 for all four. Rice charges me about $25 each or $100 for all four to install them. I am getting all four for what CW wants for two.

    You might want to call where you get your tires and ask them what they charge to install shocks if you bring them in and what they want for them if they get them for you.
thanks for the inpu it . I think I will buy them and have my local service  install them.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Motorhome Comparison and Critical Review on: July 22, 2016, 04:51:50 pm
Almost an hour walking through side by side a Phoenix Cruiser with a typical production unit.  Earl and Kyle knocked it out of the park!!!

https://youtu.be/B_-4Wdt9-dI


Excellent Job Earl.   This is why I own a PC.  It might not be the latest but it is well build and enjoy having it.  Wish I could update it .
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Bilstein Shocks on: July 22, 2016, 04:00:23 pm
There has been many discussions on these Bilstein Shocks on the forum and recently visited my Camping World for other items.  I stopped by the service/parts desk and inquire about them and what they would cost for my 2010 2551 PC.  Total investment would be approximately be $450 for two rear shocks installed.   Need some input from the forum if anyone has had CW purchase from them and had them installed by them.  Is there anything else I need to know.  Motor home rides okay on nice flat roads but on washboard country roads it finds the bumps and all shakes.  Don't know what Phoenix Cruiser original shocks are used.
       I  am second owner and don't know past history of my PC.   Other than the shocks, Only thing I just found out is that the air filter was changed in 2009 and it was real dirty and will be changing it out this weekend.  Oil filter and oil was changed this April along with the oil in generator. So is it worth changing the shocks on the rear?
   Going to FMCA rally in Massachusetts beginning of August and hope all goes well. Any input is appreciated as always. Cheer
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix Cruiser Sighting on: June 01, 2016, 10:38:20 am
  Just walking back down my road (Daleville)from my morning walk when lo and behold and PC passed me by heading towards Rt 10  on Daleville rd.in Cochranville. It was about 8:45 AM on June 1 when they passed.
   Would love to know who they might have been.  It is not too often you see PC's but it is great to see them.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Norcold Class Action on: May 26, 2016, 02:33:48 pm
We received notification that there is a Class Action against Norcold. It pertains to the fridge--our Model N6 manufactured from January 2009 to December 2013. The Class Action also includes the N8 and the 1200 Series.

The problem is in the cooling unit. There is a safety related defect in the cooling unit. If you observe yellow or green residue at the cooling unit, immediately turn off the unit.

The website is WWW. NorcoldClassAction.Com. To join the Class Action, if you have one of these units, you must join by Aug. 26, 2016. You can submit a claim online.

George
[/quote      I also receive a post card and checked my frig out and filed a claim . Lets see what happens.  My Norcold was an n6-series.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which Trip Planning software for 2016? on: April 09, 2016, 04:41:35 pm
Golly, you folks make me feel old fashioned sad!   I love to buy a new atlas every year or two and use it along with my most favorite trip planning tool:  official state maps available at most welcome points on major highways entering our states.   I just enjoy the look and feel of maps.  I have a collection of maps in our library and I enjoy looking at fifty and thirty year old maps of the US and seeing how things have changed.   It makes me attentive to and appreciative of progress.  

OK, I will "fess up".  I do use google maps (the new version is inferior to the older ones IMO), google earth, a complete set of DeLorme topo maps on my desktop, IPad and laptop, the GPS on my IPhone, a Garmin GPS in the Phoenix Cruiser and a few apps to find dump stations, campgrounds, etc.  

All that is nice and fun, but nothing for me takes the place of a good map with all its color and character...and coffee stains from planning and looking forward to the journey.  
GPs and Maps go together .
Paul
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking to purchase an 2006 or a newer 2551 on: April 01, 2016, 12:59:01 pm
Looking it buying a used 2551 . There are a couple used 2006 on the the E350 chassis for sale and some newer unit on the E450 chassis right now . Is the newer 2551 on the E 450 chassis worth the price different ? I do realize the newer units are worth more because of age and mileage .This would be my frist RV ever and not sure how much I would use it. What we are trying to decide is what is wrong with the older and cheaper 2006 2551 over said 2011 2551 and $20000 more dollars .
Thank You
I have one for sale. 2010 2551 with 33,000 miles. E450 Chassis.  Listed on www.cragislist.com in Lancaster Pa area. 
Corrected website is www.craigslist.com

 
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Looking to purchase an 2006 or a newer 2551 on: March 29, 2016, 10:05:49 am
Looking it buying a used 2551 . There are a couple used 2006 on the the E350 chassis for sale and some newer unit on the E450 chassis right now . Is the newer 2551 on the E 450 chassis worth the price different ? I do realize the newer units are worth more because of age and mileage .This would be my frist RV ever and not sure how much I would use it. What we are trying to decide is what is wrong with the older and cheaper 2006 2551 over said 2011 2551 and $20000 more dollars .
Thank You
I have one for sale. 2010 2551 with 33,000 miles. E450 Chassis.  Listed on www.cragislist.com in Lancaster Pa area. 
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with auxiliary 12 volt plug in on: March 10, 2016, 04:07:41 pm
Your owners manual should list which fuse and it is and what type of fuse.

In my 2014 PC (which is built on a 2013 Ford E450) the fuse box is is under the dash by the floor between the drivers side door and brake pedal.  The fuse for my aux outlet is a 20 amp (type A1S) and is in slot #72.

   - Mike

Working with a 2008 Ford Manual and the fuses only go up to #1-to 44 under the passenger compartment panel description. High current fuses 1-27 & A-K 15 amp to 60 amp. So hopefully someone will have the same set up.  Thanks again.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with auxiliary 12 volt plug in on: March 10, 2016, 03:45:34 pm
Your owners manual should list which fuse and it is and what type of fuse.

In my 2014 PC (which is built on a 2013 Ford E450) the fuse box is is under the dash by the floor between the drivers side door and brake pedal.  The fuse for my aux outlet is a 20 amp (type A1S) and is in slot #72.

   - Mike

I know where the fuse box is and my son was checking out the manual too which lists the fuses and it only listed the cigarette/cigar outlet/plug in that's why I am inquiring. we did replace the 20amp fuse for the cigar outlet. that was blown.  He put in a meter in the plug in auxiliary and got nothing.  I will check slot 72.  thanks
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12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with auxiliary 12 volt plug in on: March 10, 2016, 03:40:53 pm
Your owners manual should list which fuse and it is and what type of fuse.

In my 2014 PC (which is built on a 2013 Ford E450) the fuse box is is under the dash by the floor between the drivers side door and brake pedal.  The fuse for my aux outlet is a 20 amp (type A1S) and is in slot #72.

   - Mike

thanks, I will check it out but there is noting listed as auxiliary. Manual doesn't even show a pic of it. I get down to pole barn and look again.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Problems with auxiliary 12 volt plug in on: March 10, 2016, 10:03:02 am
I have 2010 2551 and have a auxiliary 12 volt plug in that I use for my GPS.  Having problems with it. Below this plug is the cigarette/cigar lighter which I don't use.   I have checked my Ford Manual and it does not list the extra 12 volt plug.  Don't know what watt fuse it takes and in what slot of the fuse panel.  Does anyone have the same set up and what can you help me with to make it work.  I have always had problems with this plug in.  The cigarette lighter works ok.   Also the plug in above the passenger side in the cabinet also does not work.????
I rely on these auxiliary plug ins for my GPS.  Very frustrating ....Tried to attach pics but my file is too large and don't know how to reduce it.( not computer savvy). Help
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: cooper tires vs. michelin tires for PC on: February 19, 2016, 10:39:00 am
I worked in tire manufacturing for over 36 years and I would never run tires more than 7 years old. This is especially important on something like a motorhome. Some manufacturers have stated that tires over a certain age should not be used, others have not done so. My guidelines are what I follow personally.
Mike
Thank you for all the advice and considering getting the Michelins and traveling to Delaware as their price is good and I save sales tax.  Just waiting for good weather to get there.  Hopefully next week.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / cooper tires vs. michelin tires for PC on: February 18, 2016, 11:21:12 am
Just got a price on Cooper Tires for 1200 for the six in lieu of Michelins at 2400 at my local service dealer.  I got a price from a Michelin tire dealer in Newark Delaware for $219. each for $1314.  Delaware is 40min drive and my tire dealer is just down the road in my town.   At this point, I was considering selling my PC but decided to wait another year, so therefore I need tires before I can take it out.  Since my tires are eight years old I don't want to take a chance on a blow-out.   I see that Cooper tires have a good rating from race car driver Al Unser.   Cooper Tires have been around a long time.  My dealer here in town has been here a long time and feel I should keep the business here and make it convenient for me.  He said it costs him a lot to have the Michelin tires shipped in and that Cooper Tires are just a good.   What is the forum opinion? Help 
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