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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Camping World Coupon Code on: November 18, 2014, 06:53:59 pm
WOW - shipping last week was $9.00 so with tax and shipping our total came to $62.33. 

Sue
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 18, 2014, 06:06:21 pm
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But don't know why the chalky stuff builds up on the strap

What we do to prevent this is disconnect everything, clean everythiing with baking soda and water, this removes all old corrosion build up.  We then reconnect everything and coat all metal with vaseline.  

There are many commercial products out there for cleaning and protective sprays but we find this has worked the best for us.  We make sure to only fill our battery chambers to not more than 1/4 inch above the plates.

Many times this chalky stuff is a result of the batteries being over charged.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Camping World Coupon Code on: November 18, 2014, 04:33:15 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. 
4  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: roof and slide on: November 18, 2014, 04:20:31 pm
Good Advice and a helpful for you.

5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 12, 2014, 02:11:25 pm
Sparky

I had the front end aligned when we first got the PC.  After we had the tires replaced under the Michelin recall I didn't notice any change in handling and did not have a front end alignment done.

Barry
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire and battery advice on: November 11, 2014, 01:01:23 pm
I have dealt with Discount Tire for 20 plus years and have never had a bad experience.  A great benefit is that Discount Tire offers free rotation on all installed tires.

I had our PC tires replaced under the recent recall and when I picked up the PC Discount Tire confirmed they would rotate the tires on the PC free.  The only thing they asked is that I call ahead and make an appointment because of the added time required from the dual wheels.

Here is a link to the Discount Tire website for Mechelin tires:
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/cart/addToCart.do?productTypeId=1&v=024783%7C2010&r=MBRINT&productId=14048


Barry
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Decisions Decisions on: November 10, 2014, 06:50:56 pm
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Same rig, same mileage, same options but adding a 6 foot slide-out, adds $1470 for a total of $52,499

Actually Ron, according to NADA, your rig with a slide would have originally retailed for $83,113 and if selling today would be $63,929. 

When selecting the original model you either choose a 2350 non-slide or 2350 slide.  For some reason NADA values a slide if added as an option at only $1,470 but NADA does not treat a slide as an option on any Phoenix Cruiser.  NADA identifies each Phoenix Cruiser as a separate model depending upon non-slide, slide, double slide. 

You make a very good point that people have to look at these guidelines very carefully when determining the value of a motorhome.

Barry
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Decisions Decisions on: November 10, 2014, 03:19:42 pm
Ron's posting got me thinking, wondering what the difference a slide makes on the average sale price of a PC.

I went to NADA Guide website and looked at the average sale price for a 2007 2350 with and without a slide.  I included no mileage or options.  The result is very interesting, on average a 2007 2350 with slide would sell for $12,900 MORE than a 2007 2350 without a slide.  I did the same thing with a 2012 2551 and found the 2551 with a slide would sell for $12,200 MORE than a non slide 2551.

I know this is just numbers on a piece paper but it does provide food for thought.

NADA Web Site: http://www.nadaguides.com/RVs/2014/Phoenix-Cruiser

Barry
9  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 09, 2014, 09:15:34 am
AB Lifestyles is one company that makes tailored sheets for the RV that one PC owner recommended.

Their website is www.ablifestyles.net. Phone number 800-825-4533

If you do a search on rv sheets there are other companies but people on this website have recommened AB Lifestyles.


10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sling Box on: November 09, 2014, 09:10:48 am
Bill
    What kind of TV access would you be getting from home?  Would it be cable service or satellite TV?  We put our cable (Internet) service on vacation hold when we travel and we bring our satellite service with us.  This box looks very interesting.  Would you need unlimited wifi to take full advantage of it?

Sue
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: If you build it they will come on: November 08, 2014, 12:49:58 pm
Randall & Chris

We had a 2008 2350 (E350) with a 158" wheelbase and we now have a 2012 2551 (E450) with a 194" wheelbase.  From my perspective, there is a noticeable difference in handling between the two models.  I had to make several chassis modifications and alignment adjustments before the 2350 drove the way I wanted.  On the other hand, the 2551 drove to my liking right out of the factory.  The longer wheelbase seems to me to be an advantage when it comes to handling and wider turning radius has just not become an issue.  I have had the 2551 for 3 years now and have done nothing to the chassis other than a standard frontend alignment.  I do plan to replace the shocks this summer more as a precaution than a necessity.

Barry
12  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 12:57:54 pm
Remco website is  good source of information. They are very friendly and helpful and they will tell you what needs to be done to your car to make it towable.

http://www.remcotowing.com/

Barry
13  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 06, 2014, 11:34:27 am
Denny

My error, I was thinking the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV not an Outlander ATV.

Have fun and ride safe.


Barry
14  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 05, 2014, 07:36:23 pm
Denny and Barb

PC hitch is rated at 5,000 pounds and the Outlander comes in at 4,800 - 5,000 plus pounds.  When you add a trailer you would be way over the limit of the standard PC hitch.

Barry
15  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pleated Front Curtain on: November 04, 2014, 12:28:30 pm
Like Ron, we too have found the pleated curtains to be very manageable.  When we had our 2008 2350 we could never use the swivel front passenger seat at night when the curtains were drawn since they were too short and too stiff to accommodate the seat being swiveled.

When we ordered our 2012 2551 we requested an extra curtain panel to allow us enough curtain to accommodate both the driver and passenger seat being swiveled. We only needed about a third of that curtain so I cut it and sewed it into the existing curtain to give us more fabric to go around the seat. It has worked great and it allows us to use both seats at night with the curtain closed. Since the curtain is larger on the drivers side I had to move the straps from the middle to the bottom screw to accommodate the new thickness. It actually worked out better for us and now the curtain doesn't flare out on the bottom when in the stored position.  The pleats remain in a folded position and the curtain is now very easy to operate.  We find that it cuts down a lot of the cold air and can comfortably sit in these seats at any time.

 



Sue
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