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61  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: To tow or not to tow. That is the question. on: July 20, 2013, 02:52:06 pm
  I have been towing a 2006 Saturn Vue for the last 7 years, six with my former mH and just since December with the PC and I have had no problems and like to convienence of having the car for side trips. I get 24 miles to the gallon with the Saturn and the thoughts of breaking camp for side trips, especially when you get the MH level, is not always great.  I have a brake system  since the Vue is about 4000 lbs and use a roadmaster hitch.  It tows with no problem and always have to check to see if it is still there since it tows fine.  Taking the MH on side trips can be daunting since you don't know if there will be enough space to park plus using all the gas when you could be using your car/tow.  Gas mileage is not that bad in PC when towing. I get better mileage on the PC than I did with my former 33ft Gulf stream yellowstone, with 2 slides towing the car.   Now if you were staying for a long period it might be justified to rent a car but it is up to the campers and where and how long your are camping. There is no right or wrong .
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tires need replacing. on: July 12, 2013, 08:35:13 pm
If you don't have notable cracking in the tires, I would not be quick to replace the tires given they are 3 years old.

What defines dry rot?
  I think I will get a second opinion. 
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Tires need replacing. on: July 12, 2013, 04:23:31 pm
Just had the free 22 point inspection provided by good sam at Camping World. they stated that I need to replace all the tires as they are starting to dry rot.  I have only owned the coach since January this year and they said the former owner did not take good care of the tires.  They said it was a shame since they seem to be new tires.Date on the Tires is 08/08 ..Everything else was fine in the inspection.  Just have to replace the gasket on the air conditioner as I was getting moisture in the coach. My son will take care of the installation and I was not going to pay camping world for the job when I can get it done free. Luckily my son lives next door. Gasket was only $25.00.
    So any suggestions for the Micheline tires. the Coach has 22,000 miles on her.They are L225/75 R16 radials.  FMCA has a program with Michelin but don't know if this size tire is included.  Awaiting a response from them.
Trying to decide if they should be replaced before attending the reunion  Will the factory give me a good price. I can stop there on my way to the reunion.
 Help  Mary
2010 2551
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Upcoming Cruiser Reunion, on: July 02, 2013, 08:17:50 am
We've stayed at Twin Mills Camping Resort (about 20 miles from Elkhart).  A large but very nice campground.  We have also stayed at the Elkhart Campground in Elkhart.  It was also okay but we enjoyed Twin Mills somewhat better.  A word of caution about the water in Elkhart.  If you can fill your fresh water tank at home you would be wise to do so.  The water around Elkhart is very hard and full of iron.


Sue
I had that Twin Mills campground in mind and did not seem impressed with the looks of the Elkart camp online.  Thanks for the tip on the water. ThankYou
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Upcoming Cruiser Reunion, on: July 02, 2013, 08:14:56 am
We have also stayed at the Shipshewana South Campground.  Very nice!  The Amish bulk food store is called E&S and it does have some great bargains.  If you are looking for "HIGH QUALITY" meat try Yoders Market down the block from E&S (right if front of the Flea Market).  The meat is all ready frozen but it is like meat from the "olden days".  Everytime we are in the area I fill up the PC freezer with meat and we eat good for a few weeks after that.

Sue
Thanks for all lthe tips.  I live in Amish country and enjoy the amish markets and they are great. Good food so I am very familar with their goods. 
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Upcoming Cruiser Reunion, on: July 01, 2013, 06:47:45 pm
 HiThere
   Looking forward to the reunion but was wondering if anyone has any suggestions about camping in Elkart for the Labor Day wkend before venturiing up to Petosky.  Holliday weekends usually require 3 day stay. I see there is a Elkart Campground which is a Good Sam park.  Has anyone ever stayed there?  Im coming from the Lancaster PA area and plan to start out around Aug.25th and take my time.    All suggestions appreciated.
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / leaking air conditioner and refrigerator is sweating inside. on: June 23, 2013, 04:54:52 pm
My air conditioner is dripping condensation from inside the coach onto the carpet.  I turned off the unit.  what could this be???  It was pretty hot here in santon, Pa at KOA and is was running ok at the last campground.   Someone told me that another camper had the same problem and his air conditioner quit.   I've never had this problem before.  I have a couple hundred miles to go before getting  back to my home tomorrow.  So we are running fans now and has cooled off some.  Help

Also the frige is sweating inside and I turned up the unit.  I am 90$ level so that can't be the problem.  My dometic frige in last unit was better than this norcold.  any suggestions????     I wish the frige was not on the slide out.
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: AWNINGS on: June 17, 2013, 09:02:00 pm
Can we get brackets for the Fiamma awning from Phoenix?  We need two.
  You can buy them direct from Fiamma As I had to.
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: AWNINGS on: June 17, 2013, 08:50:31 pm
What kind of awning is it? 
kevin
   Fiamma F45
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / AWNINGS on: June 16, 2013, 07:38:06 pm
Just came back from a Good Sam Rally in Syracuse, NY and saw the 2013  2551 Phoenix Cruiser with a different type of awning than the one is presently on my 2551, 2010. Has anyone ever changed over to this new type.  It looks alot sturdier.  Phoenix displayed three units at the show and I got to speak to the new salesperson.  It was a great show dispite the horrible rain on thursday the 13th.  We got lucky and got a good spot in the fairgrounds.  the remaining days f,S,S went better with sunshine.

   So be interested in knowing about awnings. 
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / tank sensors, Can the new electonic sensors be installed on older models on: May 14, 2013, 05:17:25 pm
I see that the new Winnies have electronic senors on outside of the tanks.  It is so hard to clean the interior sensors. Since I got my coach they read 1/3 full and they are empty.  Plan to add a cleaning solution from camping world and back flushing to see if I can loosen some of the debre.  Does any one have anyother suggestions and can these electronic senors be added????  Smile   
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Vvvvvvvvvvibration Noise on: May 14, 2013, 05:10:41 pm
Recently heard a noise just above the entertainment stereo and thought it was something in the cabinet.  What I found out when we were riding that the noise was the ariel hitting the roof and felt the vibrations when I put my hand on the ceiling as my friend was driv ing.  So I bought felt pads and put them on the rubber feet of the ariel and will see if that helps when I go out next time.  I will keep you posted.
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Good Sam Rally June 13-17th in NY Fairgrounds in Syracuse, Anyone Going? on: May 14, 2013, 05:05:29 pm
Always enjoy rallies and go when I can to meet people and learn more.   Was wondering if Phoenix Cruiser will be there.  What do most campers do when you need to fill up fresh water tank before going dry camping??.   Don't want to fill up at home and travel with that much water and was thinking of stopping in one of the state parks near by for one night and fill up.  they want  $30 to fill your tank at the rally which I don't care to do. What do other campers do???
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Gas Mileage on: May 08, 2013, 11:11:17 am
My 2010 2551 Just returned from 1 month 1450 miles trip down south. Left from Gettysburg, PA to W.VA, to Georgetown, Ky to the largest quilt show in Paducah KY and started for home via Bristol, Tn to visit my brother and then to Gettysburg PA to rest up for the next 89 miles to home home.  Speed limit down south is 70 MPH and I kept it between 50 - 60 MPH and in calcutating I gain 13 MPH as I watched everyone pass me by.  Didn't feel comfortable to go faster as I felt a little sway in towing my Saturn Vue.   I was told i could have gotten  a ticket because I so slow???  A state trooper even past me.  This is the best MP gallon I've every had in mh.  It has been reported in FMCA mag that doing 55 saves on gas and I truly believe it now.
  Just wanted to share my good news. Wink 
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / switch above the mirror ajustment, Is this for heated mirrors. on: April 17, 2013, 04:58:46 pm
There is a switch above the mirror adjustment drivers side  :)that has a red side and an "0" . We thought maybe it for heated mirrors but we tried it and maybe didnt wait long enough to see if that is what it is for...  any suggestion for my 2010, 2551. Smile
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