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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: questions to ask during walk-through of new PC on: April 25, 2016, 04:55:30 pm
In addition to the good suggestions above you will want to check that the appropriate systems work on the different power sources, i.e., generator, battery and shore power, both inside and out.  Check all external lights and the outlets.  Having been on the forum for several years and reading it religiously I was aware of issues others had had with new units, such as mounting issues with the TV and bathroom door. A great resource for what to look for if you haven't already.
On ours which we have had for 4 months we have had a problem with the water distribution valves and the frig is not automatically switching from electric to gas. I do some wood working and have an issue with the way some of detailing has been finished off, specifically inside closet doors, which I need to address this summer.
Considering the number of systems involved and the countless vendors who are furnishing your new unit its to PC's credit that we we encounter so few issues.
Good luck and enjoy
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Quality on: April 13, 2016, 09:09:10 pm
Adding to what Paul mentioned about the sourcing of materials, we have noted a few things we feel we're of a better grade on our 2012 PC then on our  new 2016.   They are minor, at least we hope, but the improvements made over the years more than make up for these changes.  One of the things we picked up right off is the rear ladder and roof rack are not as substantial as previously installed, so Ron the one in your basement maybe increasing in value.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Quality on: April 13, 2016, 04:07:34 pm
We've had our new PC for 3 months now and have been living in it since pick up, so it got a fast break in. The only significant issue so far is with the water distribution box, the new type. One morning I found water running out the overflow hole while hooked up to city water. Called and talked to Kermit who said they had a bad batch and immediately sent a new one. Incidentally any one with this style might want to check the vent hole in it as mine is open to the inside, nice bug entry,, the actual vent is on the drivers side.
Other than that were good.
Bob
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which Trip Planning software for 2016? on: April 08, 2016, 06:15:04 pm
We also depend on Allstays.  We also find " Inroute" great for time and distant planning.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A few questions before I do a factory tour on: March 06, 2016, 11:43:48 am
Mike
Thanks for the suggestions.  Your correct about not being able to connect directly to the cable hookup.  Winegard sells an adaptor for doing it, but it's pricey. I looked quickly the other day for some knockouts under the hood without success, am heading off now to do that and will begin to pursue your other suggestions.
Bob
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A few questions before I do a factory tour on: March 06, 2016, 07:01:25 am
Used the awning lights last night and in my opinion they provide plenty of lighting.  They are LED's and run the entire length of the awning on the inboard side.
We traded our 2350 for a unit already completed and have a couple of small things we would have done differently, one is exterior covers for the vents which we missed immediately and will install when we get back home. The other thing is wiring for our satellite dish. We have a carry out one and have to run the cable through the passenger window which is less than desirable. Still working on just how to devise a better system.

7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A few questions before I do a factory tour on: March 05, 2016, 09:03:16 am
We have the new awning lights and I have only turned them on to make sure they work, my first impression was that they provide nice lighting.  Will give them another try tonight and report back.
Bob
8  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: PC Sighting on: February 23, 2016, 09:37:09 pm
Phoenix Crusiers appear to be active and on the move in central Florida. Since heading south just after Christmas we have seen at least 5 including 3 today at Hillsborough River state park near Tampa.  We have also been fortunate this winter to meet Sue and Barry as well as George and Judi.
Phoenix ownership has opened up immediate conversations and friendships, even if I can't always remember the names of those we've met.  These encounters have been great in the sharing of ideas and knowledge and generating a to do list when we return home this spring.

9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing lights not working on: October 09, 2015, 08:10:53 am
We had the same problem last year while traveling.  Ours is on a Sprinter chassis so there will be a different electrical setup. The service center could not locate any bad fuses, eventually called Kermit who immediately told us where the blown and hidden fuse was.
As it turned out the problem was one of the light sockets that had been installed in the tail lights of our Honda for the towing break and signal lights was bad and shorting out and blowing the hidden fuse.  
Good luck.
10  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Acadia national park on: October 02, 2015, 05:36:10 pm
Not knowing where your starting from this may or may not help.  We make the trip from southern points to our home in Maine a number of times per year we avoid I95 like the plaque.  We take I 84 to Newburg NY, pick up I 87 to Mass Pike, when we're in the Phoenix, in the car we will stay on 84 to the Mass Pike.  Driving though southern Conn.  and Hartford, can be miserable, with lots of traffic and numerous lane changes. The Mass Pike route is more expensive with tolls and an extra 100 miles or so but in our estimation well worth it.  From our experience there are also better camping locations with this route, although I am sure there are good spots to be found. If you take the Mass pike all of our GPS' try to exit us in Worcester, which can again put you into heavy traffic. Stay on for another 10 miles or so and exit on I 495 ( try to avoid 495 during the commuting hours) This is where you would end up if you went (and survived taking 95). From this point on its 95, NH and Maine turn pikes.  Here you have a choice of getting off on route 1 in Brunswick or going on and picking up route 3 around Agusta. As we live in the Camden Rockland area so we always get off at one of the Brunswick exits. Route 1 to route 3 in Bucksport which takes you to Ellsworth and follow the signs from there. 
We just got back from Virginia taking the Hartfofd route this week and encounted no problems. We were also at Acadia a few weeks ago.  Sites are nice, although ours required a bit of leveling, as do a number of them. Their saying our foliage is running late by at lesat a week, so not telling just how colorful it will be here. In addition to all the great things in the Park the Canadian Maritimes are a relatively short drive away We always enjoy  Campobello and Roosevelts home, if interested remember a passport is necessary.  Hope this helps, and feel free to ask for more information.
Enjoy your trip
11  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Smartphone Travel Apps on: September 04, 2015, 01:28:40 pm
GoPhoenix
We find ALLSAYS indispensable both when on the road and at home  when planning trips.
If your updating your apts does that mean your not selling?
12  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Bike Racks on: July 30, 2015, 07:46:05 am
We have the one with the  tire hoops and it's ok.  It's a little loose in the PC hitch, will need to add a shim to prevent it from rocking and the locking mechanism I find can be difficult to release when removing the bikes.  I purchased a cross bar for my wife's bike but ended up not needing it.
Overall I am happy with it.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I95 in Connecticut on: July 30, 2015, 07:33:19 am
Tom,
Depending on where your starting from, I84 may be an option, although at the wrong time of day Hartford can be a bear. We travel south several times a year and always go I84 to I81. There is always construction in different areas bu the Roads are generally good and the toll over the Hudson at Newburgh is a fraction of the cost for the bridges south.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Aftermarket installation of hard-wired surge protection? on: June 25, 2015, 08:21:01 pm
We have a  Progressive  plug in type.  We were recently at a KOA in NY.
Plugged in and set up for the night in the process discovered there was no power to the coach.  I immediately checked the surge protector and everything looked fine.  After a  bunch of head scratching and checking all the breakers I went back to the surge procteor and noted that in addition to the normal codes there was a code for an open ground that I must have missed on my first check.   Called the KOA office and no answer or emergency contact number (6pm), very reassuring.  I left a message and their maintenance person verified my findings the next morning.
The nice thing about the plug in unit was I just took it to an adjacent  site , plugged it in and it tested ok so we packed up and relocated. 
An aside, in the process I called Phoenix to see if maybe there was a breaker I was missing and Earl answered on his mobile while driving home, you can't beat that.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: K. Fisher alive and well. on: June 03, 2015, 10:55:19 am
We recently had a chassis related electrical issue  which the sprinter dealership in Jacksonville Florida  spent two hours unsuccessfully trying to resolve.  Knowing they weren't getting any where I called Phoenix, got Kermit and put him on with the mechanic, the problem was solved within minutes.
It was an expensive lesson, PC should be contacted early on with any troubleshooting.
Thanks Kermit!
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