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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New chassis on: June 24, 2014, 11:37:17 am
Ron

Here is a link to the Ford Body Builders Layout Book.  Hope it will answer some questions.

https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/topics/bodybuild.html

Barry
17  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 21, 2014, 01:30:00 pm
We have both a Fantastic Fan and a Maxxair fan in our PC.  I have been thinking about replacing the Fantastic Fan but just have not developed enough courage to do it.

I find the Maxxair has a few advantages over the Fantastic-Fan.  The Maxxair has a wider selection of fan speeds, very quiet (almost silent on low speeds), has built in rain guard (with good air flow), when closed it acts as a ceiling fan for air circulation, the screen is easier to remove and clean and when closed it presents a low profile on the PC roof.


We had our sink cover cut East - West.

Barry
18  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 19, 2014, 04:09:56 pm
Janey;

Here is the list of options we had installed or did not have installed.  I left off the typical things like the Convenience Package, model, color and awning.  We have a 2551 on a Ford 450 chassis not the Sprinter chassis.

Feel free to send us a private message if you have any questions.

Barry

2350 Phoenix Cruiser Options

Replaced swivel chair with extra storage cabinets. View Picture

2551 Phoenix Cruiser Options

No Television Over cab
Prep For TV
Added TV and Swivel Mount View Prevois Post
No Outside Shower/ Faucet
HWH Leveling Jacks
Slide Out W/Sofa
Insulated Glass
Leather Captain Chairs
All Window Treatments Same As Sofa
Bathroom Sink Counter Cut Out
Kitchen Sink Cover Cut In Half
Driver Side Swivel View Picture
No Carpet
2 Access Doors Under Driver Twin Bed (n/a on 2450)
No Hooks in Rear Storage Compartment
No Coffee Pot
Adjustable Shelves in Both Shirt Closets.  No Hanger Bars
No Mirror By Stove
Adjustable Shelf In Cabinet Above Toilet
Delete Ladder And Roof Rack
Smart Porch Light (SL1000)
Battery Shield
Do not Install Fire Extinguisher
Install MAXXAIR Fan In Bedroom
Install Fantastic Fan In Livingroom  
12V Outlet in Bathroom
Extra Showerhead holder, 1 for Wife 1 For Me
Reverse Passenger Shirt Closet Door
Install TV And 120V Outlet on outside of Passenger Shirt Closet
1 Quart of Cherry Stain
1 Yard Of Sofa Fabric
Quieter Water Pump if Possible
Do not Install Shower Head Holder
Full Length Wing Cabinets (Both Sides) W/DVD Cutout Passenger Side
Flip Up Table On Driver Side Same as Passenger
Corian Counter Extension



Things I would add now.

Water saver hose for toilet

Would change Fantastic Fan to MAXXAIR
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 18, 2014, 06:03:39 pm
I'm glad it was just from dewinterizing and nothing really wrong.  Those are the kinds of problems I like.  Enjoy your HOT water!!!!  Smile
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 17, 2014, 03:13:30 pm
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Turned on the switch for electric hot water heater and get warm water.  It work great last season.

Did you have to dewinterize before this trip?

My niece had the same problem and they forgot to close the by pass valve during the dewinterizing process thus allowing cold and hot water to mix prior to coming out of the faucet thus the water was just always warm.  Once they closed the by pass valve all was back to normal - nice hot water.

Here is a diagram that shows how the valves should be positioned when using the hot water heater.  The center valve (by pass valve is closed) so only hot water is coming from the hot water heater.  On our 2012 2551 the by pass valve and other two valves are located under the three drawers in the kitchen.  You have to remove the bottom drawer to get to the valves.  Make sure the water inlet and outlet valves are open and the by pass (center valve) is closed.  When the RV is winterized the valves will be put in the opposite configuration (the inlet and outlet valves are closed and the by pass valve is open).

Sue

21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 16, 2014, 08:38:47 pm
If you get the same results using propane you might want to check the valves for hot water tank by-pass.  The two feed lines should be open and the center interconnection should be closed.

Barry
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 12, 2014, 10:42:30 am
Ron

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Just moments ago I placed my 4 foot level on the vinyl flooring and confirmed our floor has a minor slope down to the rear.

Most garage floors have a slope to aid in draining water.  Did you account for this slope when you measured your rig?


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I suppose if we had a slide out, the condition would be more severe.

You raise an interesting point, it appears the slide would add weight between the front and rear wheels.  This might reduce the weight ratio of the rear overhang.  Our 2008 2350 with slide had no sag.  
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 11, 2014, 09:58:18 am
Jan and Dick

We took our 2008 2350 plus toad on the same route in 2010 back to Michigan.  I can also verify that I was not an experienced mountain driver before that trip either.  I found the V10 engine had no problems with the altitude or the gas (octane) in the area.  There was no noticeable loss of power or performance.  We have a 2012 2551 now and I would say the 2551 would perform as well if not better than the 2350.

One thing I learned about driving in the mountains is to keep your speed up.  Don't wait for a downshift before applying additional throttle. 


Barry
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another gasket question on: June 09, 2014, 10:37:12 am
Bob

I'm not sure if the seal around the spare tire cover is a pressure fit or if it is glued in place.  If it is glued in place I found solvent and a light duty scouring pad worked best to get any residual glue off.  I first used  a paper towel and it didn't cut through the adhesive and left a thin film so I switched to a very light scrubby.

Barry
25  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another gasket question on: June 08, 2014, 05:31:37 pm
Bob,

I would call PC and ask to talk to Carol.  We bought our door weatherstripping from her a couple of weeks ago.  Great price, fast shipping and she even measured to make sure we did not buy too little or too much.

Sue
26  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Woodall's/AAA on: June 07, 2014, 02:09:21 pm
Woodall's and AAA have teamed up and now publish the campground guide together.  I remember in the past getting the AAA campgound guides and got about 5-6 small books with some campgrounds listed.  Went to AAA the other day and asked for the books and they handed me 6  Woodall directories.  Woodall's published their directory in six regions.  Really nice because you don't have to carry that "very large phone book size" book wherever you go.  Now I can just carry the books for the regions I am going to travel to.

Sue
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How I "fixed" the problem of the SHORT queen bed on: June 02, 2014, 12:41:03 pm
LT

Here is a link to a previous post that outlines the process to add a picture.

http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1482.0.html

Barry
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage on: June 01, 2014, 07:32:46 am
On our 2012 2551, the twin bed is already hinged.  We had the factory add two storage doors underneath and then we added a third ourselves.  There is all storage under that bed.  The  passenger side bed is completely taken up by the fresh water tank, furnace, inverter/converter, water pump etc... so there is little to no room.
I would call the factory and see how the 2008 is set up differently.
29  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Fixing rusted entry way on: May 30, 2014, 03:37:38 pm
Bill

The 2450 comes with new screen already installed.   LOL

Barry
30  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Before/After pictures of the entry step and hitch on: May 30, 2014, 01:21:50 pm
Bruce and Sharon

Ron

Thanks, because of the tight area, the step is really a 2-person job.  One to apply the chassis saver and the other to move the light, respond quickly to drips, spills and whatever else needs to be done.

In the future I would use a fresh brush for each coat and each part.  It is just too hard to keep the chassis saver from setting up on the brush.  I used the same brush for the first coat on the step and the hitch.  The bristles were getting stiff before I could finish the hitch and had to sand out brush marks before the second coat. The hitch finish is still not as smooth as I wanted .

We got the chassis saver from the local NAPA Parts Store.  It was almost half the price of the first can we bought at a non-chain parts store.

We found UNI-SOLVE by Smith&Nephew will remove the chassis save from skin within an hour or so after contact.

Here is a link for a UNI-SOLVE description:
http://www.smith-nephew.com/professional/products/all-products/uni-solve/

Here is a link for UNI-SOLVE on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Auni%20solve%20adhesive%20remover

Barry
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