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601  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering question on: June 19, 2012, 04:19:39 pm
Ron

I had the same issue.  When we picked up our PC I brought the bit and had the factory drill the hole and then they painted it.  Their air powered drill made it look easy.

Barry
602  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steering question on: June 19, 2012, 09:24:45 am
I agree, the first step is to remove the play in the hitch and make sure it is level.

I use the Draw-Tite J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset.  It locks everything together; there is no waggle. Here is a link with good pictures and video.

http://www.etrailer.com/Locks,Hitch-Accessories/Draw-Tite/63201.html

Here is a link to a previous post dealing with Tow Bar Alignment

http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,569.msg3599.html#msg3599


Barry
603  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV on: June 16, 2012, 09:44:11 am
Billy

We also have Direct TV on the road but I use a portable dish/tripod that I set up on the ground.  The entire system is manual including the use of a hand held compass.  This allows me to move the dish around the campsite until I am able to get a good signal.  This works perhaps more than 98% of the time.  Since I am using the same input connection for my satellite or cable I had to install a diplexer.


Here is a link to a previous post I did about Direct TV:

http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,449.msg2573.html#msg2573

For cell and internet service we use Verizon and there are very few times we have not had service.


Barry
604  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got our Baby home! on: June 12, 2012, 11:13:16 am
Denny and Barb

Just to keep the record straight, I did nothing to the steering stabilizer.  I also made each change one at a time.  This way I was able to know exactly how each change was a benefit to me.

First I did the alignment - that helped a little but it also added a little oversteer.
Second I change the front shocks to Bilstein - that removed the oversteer and helped the handling somewhat
Finally I added the trac bar  - that took out all body sway and made a world of diffeence for overall handling.  Nothing more was needed.

Barry
605  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got our Baby home! on: June 12, 2012, 08:24:44 am
Denny and Barb

First things first congratulations on the new baby.  We have had two and the thrill never ends.

We had a 2008 2350 PC that exhibited some handling issues.  It took a little experimentation but we solved all the issues.  The first thing we did was get a front end alignment (it was out of alignment and required new adjusting cams, not uncommon) and reduce tire pressure.  To get the exact tire pressure the RV needs to be weighed fully loaded and ready for typical travel.  Next we added Billstein shocks to the front only.  The last thing we did was  install a Blue Ox Tiger Trac to eliminate the body sway from side to side.  What a huge improvement on the 2350.  We had the 2008 with slide in wind gusts up to 50 mph and there were no issues.  After these few changes the RV  drove like a typical F-150 with a cap.

This trac bar is different than the sway bar.  We kept the original front and rear sway bars, replaced the OEM shocks with Bilstein (front only) and added the trac bar.  We were very pleased with the ride and driveability of the unit.  Others have replaced the sway bars and added steering stabilzers but we did not find this necessary for our 2008 2350 unit.  We spent less than $1,000 for all these changes and the 2008 2350 drove beautifully.  Towing a 3,000 pound car was never an issue.


Barry
606  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OOPs, we did it again: Again on: June 10, 2012, 05:03:25 pm
Judi

  Don't you just love the MCD shades.  I think they are the best!!!!

  Marilyn - I sent you a private message a few days ago - Hope you saw it.

Sue
607  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OOPs, we did it again: Again on: June 10, 2012, 03:40:34 pm
Congrats  Celebrate George and Judi  - Can't wait to see it.  Post some pics.

Barry and Sue   
608  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 09, 2012, 07:19:10 am
Beverly and Buddy

Best bet is to call the factory.  They will be able to provide all the information you need.

Barry
609  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: combined weight on: June 05, 2012, 11:01:15 pm
Eugene

E-450 Super Duty Cutaway GCWRs: 6.8L V10 and 6.0L Turbo Diesel V8 = 20,000 lbs.

Barry
610  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV math on: June 05, 2012, 07:40:05 pm
Gary

There should be a yellow CCC sticker in the door pillar of the PC.  This sticker will list the CCC for the specific PC model plus some other info.

Here is a link to a website that does a pretty good job of describing all the RV weights and rates.

http://www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/vehicle-weight.html

If it goes in, on, or is towed by the PC it's weight must be counted someplace.



Barry
611  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wooopee... My PC is done on the 6th JUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: May 31, 2012, 07:18:38 pm
Denny & Barb


Now the fun starts.    Giddy Giddy Get ready to enjoy it.

Barry & Sue
612  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2012 PC Brochure correction on: May 25, 2012, 07:35:23 pm
Way to go George and Judi - Can't wait to see you again with the new unit.  Party will be at your place since you'll have all the room!!!!!

We like the idea of the night stand between the two beds.  Are they also able to put any cabinets along the back wall?

Barry and Sue
613  Main Forum / Polls / Re: dumb idea on: May 24, 2012, 01:35:51 pm
I buy a map postcard from every state that we travel in.  I have a travel photo album that holds 50 4X6 prints.  Each state gets its own page.  I then get a 4X6 index card and add the campground, city and mm/yy that we were there.  That gets put on the back side of the postcard.  So as you flip through you can see the state map, and turn it over and see the campgrounds that we stayed in.  I have faithfully kept it up to date.   Since we spend our winter time in FL that index card has very samll type on it.  If someone is traveling somewhere and they ask where we stayed I can always go to my book and lookup the campground name.  We keep the photo album out for display in the camper.

Sue
614  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Switch next to streering wheel question? on: May 23, 2012, 09:21:10 pm
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That constant-on switch would be ideal when plugged into shore power.

Ron

Not sure what you meant.

I have a question about having the emergency starting switch activated for a long period of time while connected to shore power.  I think it is safe to use for a short period of time but I'm not sure what if any problems might be caused  by long term use.  Adding the van starting battery to the converter charging system will now mix the deep cycle house batteries with the van starting battery.  I am not sure about what problems could occur by mixing  batteries of different type, size and age for long periods of time.

Barry
615  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Things We Have Added to Our 2350 - Extra Storage on: May 20, 2012, 06:33:17 pm
Denny

The size of the storage box is 14 1/2" D X 23 1/2" W X 22" H (including top)

I used piano hinge to attach the top and a toy box hinge so it would stay up when lookin around inside.

Barry
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