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631  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New first-time PC owner on: September 25, 2011, 12:04:13 pm
Just another point of view, since we did not need the extra seating we deleted the lounge chair and had the factory install storage cabinets.



Here is a link to and earlier posting with pictures.

http://phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,158.msg560.html#msg560

Barry
632  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tires for Sprint Phoenix Cruiser on: September 23, 2011, 09:43:36 am
I have had tire problems in the past and found that the DOT markings provide some good information.  Especially when it comes to age and plant of origin.  NHTSA would be a good source of information if there is a problem with these tires.

Tires manufactured after 2000 have the following DOT format.

DOT AABB CCCC DDEE
AA= Manufacturing Plant, Includes country
BB= Tire Size
CCCC= Discretionary use of manufacturer
DD=Week of year manufactured
EE= Year of manufacturer

I have also heard RV tires should be replaced every 4 or 5 years but most of the time it is in reference to travel trailers.   The PC uses light truck tires which have different characteristics than trailer tires.  This question  might need further research before the correct answer can be found.

Barry
633  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: QR Codes on: September 20, 2011, 04:13:28 pm
How is this one?
634  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow Vehicle and Insurance on: September 20, 2011, 09:51:16 am
Judi,

   We have our cars and MH insured with Hartford.  Our toad is a 2004 Chevy Cavalier.  It is insured like our other vehicle.  It is a 04 with only 29,000 so it is insured with the low mileage rating.  We only put on about 3 or 4K actual mileage per year (even though the tires have much more mileage on them than the odometer).  I don't think the insurance company cares if it is towed or not.  Our Cavaliers motto is "I GO WHERE I'M TOAD!" LOL

Barry abd Sue
635  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Owners of 2551, 2552 and question on: September 19, 2011, 05:53:44 pm
Judi and George,

Is the toilet a Thetford China bowl model and if it is do you get full bowl flush coverage?  Just wondering because I notice the 2012 models have a china bowl and one option on the Thetford site is a spray nozzle to act as a water saver.  I was wondering if this is going to be a mod that we will have to make.

Barry and Sue 
636  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: QR Codes on: September 17, 2011, 09:56:20 pm
Cool

Thanks
637  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Planning trip to utah, Colorado, and the Grand Canyon on: September 15, 2011, 08:31:12 pm
David,

   If you plan to stay at the National Parks book early.  They fill up fast.  We did not plan our trip last September until August of the same year.  Thus last minute booking.  We were fortunate to find  "A" site in Zion due to someone cancelling out.  If you have the Senior Access Pass it is half off the published rates.  Also most NP tours are also half off.  We stayed at Devil's Tower for $6.00 (rustic-no hopokuips).  Had a blast.  That one was not crowded (about 1/2 full). 

   Go to Arches in Moab, Utah.  We did the fiery furnace tour (a 3 hour guided hiking tour with a park ranger).  Really a whole lot of fun and not as hard as they describe.  Half off that as well with the Senior Pass. 

    We stayed at Flying J's on the way and back from Michigan.  At other times we used Passport America Parks (just joined last September) and had great campgrounds for less than $15.00 a night.  The DW looks up all the campgrounds on rv park reviews ahead of time so we know which parks to choose and which to avoid.  Joining Passprt America saved us almost $200 in camping fees. 

     If you want more info feel free to send me an email.

Barry
638  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric sofa/bed question on: September 15, 2011, 08:13:39 pm
Mary,

     We have had three aero beds in the last fifteen years.  The first one we bought is still going strong.  We used this one in the house as a spare bed.  The second one was used in a travel trailer for almost five years and eventually developed a leak after extensive use.  We replaced it prior to buying the Phoenix Cruiser and we now use it as a spare at home.  We never did buy the double thick one from Aero.  What we did for guest is put two together so one acted as a box spring and the other acted as a mattress.  Thus the height was like that of a regular bed.  Works great when we have guest and have never had a complaint.  We find the Aero beds very comfortable as well.  Just a thought if you want a spare for home.  Then if the one in the RV does give out you can quickly replace it with the one from the house.

Sue
639  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Planning trip to utah, Colorado, and the Grand Canyon on: September 15, 2011, 04:49:21 pm
We did Zion in September 2010.  Fantastic time camping in the park.  The shuttle system worked great at this time of year.  Might not be as good with larger crowds.  Dry heat or not hot is hot but worth the effort.  We will be doing this area again soon.

Check out the thermometer.

Barry
640  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hershey RV show on: September 15, 2011, 03:56:34 pm
 Celebrate Celebrate Congratulations on the new addition.  We know how you feel waiting for the new one to arrive our new 2551 should be ready in about 3 weeks.  I agree with you on the Bilstein shocks, we had them on our 2008 2350 and they worked great.   We don't think there will be much of a loss of mobility going from a 2350 to a 2551 or 2552.

Barry & Sue
641  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Keep the sani-con? on: September 12, 2011, 09:32:36 am
For me the choice is clear I would keep both the Sani-con and the hose connection.  This set up gives me the best of both worlds.

I find if I am going to stay at a campsite for more than a couple of days I use the hose connect with the grey tank open.  Since we usually pull out early in the morning, the night before I leave I pack the hose up and put everything away and then use the Sani-con to do a good cleaning.  If needed I will use the Sani-con right before we leave if anything needs to be dumped. 

If we are only parked overnight I leave all my tanks closed and use the Sani-con in the morning.

The best thing about the Sani-con is that it cleans out the tanks effortlessly.  I connect a utility water hose to  the Sani-con inlet, turn the water on, drink a beer and by the time I've downed that beer the tanks are clean.  For me the Sani-con is fantastic for a quick dump or for cleaning out the tanks.   I never leave the Sani-con hose out in place of the old fashion hose.

Barry
642  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: QR Codes on: September 06, 2011, 03:58:09 pm
It is a URL we all know.  Now what's the prize?
643  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rust below outside door hinge on: August 26, 2011, 07:20:22 pm
Roni

Here is my opinion, I would use Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0 to remove the rust stain from your paint.  I have used it in the past to remove scratches and paint swirls on small areas, it works well.

Just as an added test, I just went out to the garage and tried it on a rust stain I have been putting off removing.  Well, no need to put it off any longer.   The stain is gone and the paint is now bright and shiny.

Also, here is the phone number for Meguiar's Customer Care Center 800-347-5700.  They could confirm my choice or may have a better solution.

Barry
644  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rust below outside door hinge on: August 26, 2011, 04:21:55 pm
Roni

I checked on the CLR website and they specifically state "DO NOT use CLR on a painted surface".  Here is a link to their customer answer line they might be able to provide a more detailed answer.

http://www.jelmar.com/contactexpert.htm

A good polish/cleaner followed by a good quality wax might be a safer bet.  Also, determine if the door has a clear coat on it.  If a clear coat is present it will affect your polish/cleaner/wax selection.

Barry
645  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Colors on: August 25, 2011, 04:00:17 pm
NLK

I believe they will fit your existing table but a call to the factory to verify is your best bet.

Barry
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