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631  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need suggestions for "test" camping in an RV on: November 18, 2012, 06:50:14 pm

    We have been going to FL every winter since 2003 but we always plan ahead.  The state parks are 11 months in advance, the COE parks are 6 months and the private parks are a year.  With that said, however, we have met many on the road in FL that rely on others cancelling.  I guess it depends on how lucky you feel and exactly where you want to be.  Northern Florida is not as busy but if you want to go to the Keys plan ahead. 

632  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: My first winterizing... on: November 18, 2012, 11:50:47 am

Just a couple of things.

Now that your water heater is empty there is a chance you will burn out your heating element if you connect your PC to shore power and have the water heater turned on.  I always turn the water heater off at the 120v breaker box as part of my winterization.

There are low point drains for the hot and cold water.  I don't know where they are in the 2100 but in the 2350 and 2551 they are under the drawers in the kitchen area near the water heater by-pass.  You might want to open them and see if anything comes out.

Not sure if this is necessary but I also blow out the SanCon flush lines for the black and grey tanks.

I also remove any 9V, AA or AAA batteries  plus the smoke alarm.  In the spring when I reinstall the smoke alarm I also put in a new battery .


633  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Small little fix behind stove top on: November 17, 2012, 12:56:53 pm
Behind the stove top in the 2350 and 2551/2552 there is an area to store the sink cover and stove top covers.  When PC builds this area they leave the two ends open.  Well, every once in a while when I am chopping vegetables a small piece of food goes flying and it just never lands in that area.  It's like it has eyes and always finds one of those openings and then falls down behind the drawers.  It is then a chore to take the drawers out and search for whatever has fallen.  Problem now solved.  We covered those openings with a small piece of laminate.  YEA!!!!!  Login to see pics.

634  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shelf behind/above toilet in 2552 on: November 16, 2012, 08:13:43 pm

   Nice idea. 

   We found a lucite orgnazer in a smoked color at bed bath and beyond that is just a little smaller than the shelf.  It has non-skip pads on the bottom.  I leave it there during all of our travels and it stays in place.  Even though that shelf is narrow it really does come in handy.

635  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Inside front curtain on: November 16, 2012, 01:06:51 pm
If you click on the pictures above you can actually see the rail and how these are hung.  These curtain tracks can be bought at many of the RV shops.  I would actually call Phoenix and see if the rail and curtains were part of the 2005 model.  They may be able to guide you as to where to place them.  The RV hardware that holds the curtains are also available in many RV shops.  The ones that PC uses look like this.

636  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Inside front curtain on: November 16, 2012, 11:29:24 am
njheart on the road stated
I would love to see a more "relaxed" fabric rather than the stiff accordion style that PC currently uses.

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.  Login to see pics.

637  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: November 16, 2012, 09:01:32 am

Thanks Judi - I hadn't realized it was only 40 days.  lol

638  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: November 15, 2012, 06:48:30 pm
Another great Florida State Park is Koreshan Historic Site in Estero.  It is right off of 41 with alot to do in the area.  There is the Koreshan settlement that you can tour, it is right on the river with canioe rentals and it is in the midst of city life but very secluded and quiet.  The Coconut Point shopping area is only a couple of miles away and that is like a city within a city.  Great night life to just stroll and window shop.  They have great sites, very private but close enough to meet many wonderful people.  And the beaches are only a few miles away as well. Of course it gets booked in the winter.  We will be spending the last two days of February there before we head to the beach for three weeks.


Did I mention we'll be leaving in 41 days!!!!
639  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: November 15, 2012, 09:46:45 am
We have been to Silver River State Park a couple of times.  We always got a pull thru site.  I don't think thy have a bad site there.


Leaving in 41 days but who is counting!!!!
640  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need suggestions for "test" camping in an RV on: November 14, 2012, 01:50:26 pm
When you rent an RV drive or fly to your destination and then rent your RV.  Most RV rentals have a per mile charge.

641  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need suggestions for "test" camping in an RV on: November 14, 2012, 01:42:08 pm
We would also recommend Florida and in particular the Fort Myers Beach area.  We have been going to this park for over 10 years, just love it.  Very relaxed, casual and only a few hundred feet from the gulf but there is a lot of sand.

642  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: toilet paper holder on: November 14, 2012, 12:39:48 pm

Here is a link to a previous posting that shows the TP holder we use.,903.0.html

643  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Winegard on: November 12, 2012, 10:13:16 am

Here is a link to the manual for the Winegard Antenna:

A couple of other things to consider.

1.  Have the antenna amplifier turned on before you scan for stations on your TV.

2.  Insure your TV is set up to receive an over the air signal and not a cable signal.

3.  If the red light does not come on you might have a blown 12V fuse.  

Good Luck

644  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 09, 2012, 02:47:31 pm

The limit is with the hitch not the 2551.  The PC would be able to pull a 6,000 pound toad with a good health safety margin.

645  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Toads or tow vehicles? What brand do you use? on: November 09, 2012, 12:46:54 pm

Curb weight is the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables (i.e., motor oil and coolant), a full tank of fuel, while not loaded with either passengers or cargo.

Starting at 3,970 you need to add the weight of any options that were installed at the factory (i.e. skid plates and 4WD) or anything added by a previous owner, plus the weight of the towbar, plus the weight of any cargo you add to the GC.  Easiest way to determine the weight of the CG is to go to a scale and get it weighed.  This can usually be done for about $10.

I looked at the hitch on our 2012 2551 and the hitch is bolted to the frame.  It looks simple enough to remove and have a higher rated hitch installed.

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