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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing lights not working on: October 09, 2015, 07:37:10 am
Can't help you with any technical advice, Janey, but I'm sure if you cast your net wide enough, you will find help on the internet, either here or elsewhere.
Another forum you could check is  It is quite large and very active and full of lots of technical folks.
Good luck and keep us posted!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR 61-DAY ADVENTURE CARAVAN TO ALASKA on: October 07, 2015, 07:08:12 am
Holy cow!  What beautiful pictures and a wonderful trip you had, Cindy & Dale.  Thanks for sharing that.  Your website is beautifully done.  If you would like to share it with a wider audience, shoot Aimee an email and see about getting your site put onto Phoenix's blog page.  They put mine up there and it is all alone.  It would be nice to see more people sharing!
I have no idea about your rear end issue, especially on a Sprinter, but hopefully someone here will pipe up to help you out with that.  Meanwhile, welcome home!
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Increase Sleeping Accomodations With This New Option on: October 07, 2015, 06:58:58 am
Interesting revival of an older topic, David.  Thanks (and thanks Ron for the original post).
I personally wouldn't buy one as I love the entertainment center situated so beautifully over the cab area, and when I need spare sleeping space, my dinette works great.
However, I think you and Ron are absolutely right that if Phoenix were to offer a bed-over-cab option, the effort would really pay off in increased sales.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Member map or state listing? on: September 22, 2015, 09:45:21 am
Hello BGM,
Nifty idea.  I suppose the site administrator, Aimee, might be able to talk about the potential for doing something like what you suggest.  Also there is the PC owners club and maybe within their group they already have something like this or would be interested.  I don't think I ever joined that, though, so I'm not sure about their details.  Maybe someone who belongs to it could chime in.  Good luck!
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 18, 2015, 06:24:16 pm
Mine is the newer model, so the GVWR is 12,500 (1,000 more than the older models).
The front and rear axle weight ratings (5,000 and 8,500 respectively) add up to 13,500.
I assumed this is to give the owner some flexibility on where they put their weight.
For instance, I am almost maxed on the rear axle (at 8,300) leaving me just 4,200 for the front (not the full 5,000 it is rated for).
Alternatively, should someone carry very heavy on the front and near the weight it is rated for up there, they would not be able to fully load the rear to its full weight rating.
Again, I assumed it was for flexibility.
On the other hand, we all know the definition of assume, so please, smarter people than I, send in those corrections!
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Shows?? on: September 15, 2015, 09:36:07 am
Hi Kristi,
In the greater scheme of things, you're not all that far away from the PC factory in Elkhart, Indiana.  Lots of other RV manufacturers in that area, too.  You could tailor-make your own RV show/tour minus the crazy crowds.  Plus, factory tours are fun!  Wink
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 15, 2015, 09:31:34 am
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 14, 2015, 09:36:37 pm
Welcome back, Ron and Irene--I hope your trip was wonderful!

I also have a non-slide rig, a 2015 model 2351 (one foot longer but same floor plan).
I am only one person, but I probably pack a bit more because I full-time.  I also like to travel with an almost full water tank because, well, just because that's the way I like to do it.  Plus I carry several gallons of drinking water.

I had all four corners weighed last winter.  Here is what I came up with:

Front axle total 3,440 out of a GAWR front of 5,000 lbs (drivers side front 1,690; passenger side front 1,750)
Rear axle total 8,290 out of GAWR rear of 8,500 lbs (drivers side rear 4,050; passenger side rear 4,240)
Total weight 11,730 out of a GVWR of 12,500 lbs

It was really helpful to have all four corners weighed and in the condition I normally travel when fuel and fresh water tanks are full (waste tanks empty), so that if I needed to do any shifting I'd have a good clue on what to tackle.  The driver's side total was 250 pounds lighter than the passenger side, so at least the weight of the 2350 or 2351 slide--if I had one--would be on the helpful side.

Just putting the numbers out there in case anyone else is curious about the weight issue.  Oh, and I travel with 65 psi in my rear tires and closer to 70 in the front (rather than the 75 psi recommended for the front, since it is well under the weight rating up there).  The ride is wonderful.


9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Macerator pump leak and door strut failure on: August 29, 2015, 09:28:01 pm
I 100% agree.
Despite leaky water connections and a TV that was totally unsecured on one side, I've given PC the benefit of the doubt.  But I've also wondered, at times, just what their final quality control process is, especially when I see other postings about problems that should have been avoidable.  I still think they are a high quality manufacturer--especially compared to many others--and their after-sales support is tremendous.  But I'd rather see things come out right the first time.  Consistently.
10  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Picture with Super Spings, captain chairs and tile backsplash on: August 18, 2015, 02:20:06 pm
Beautiful work Dave.  And Ron, given how much you enjoy tinkering with your PC, it would probably be a vacation from a vacation!
11  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: ALASKA ADVENTURE on: July 09, 2015, 11:11:25 pm
Wow!  Looks like a great trip.  Thanks for sharing the pictures and the info.  So, how did your dog do with all those bears coming up so close and personal?
12  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Adventure Anywhere - A New Adventure on: July 08, 2015, 03:05:31 pm
Congratulations all around!  Better get working on how best to strap in that child safety seat for your next vacay Ron and Irene!  Heart Shower
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Photo website on: June 25, 2015, 07:15:58 am
Really, really sorry to hear that, Gophoenix.  Hope you will have time to still be active on the forum, if possible, since your knowledge and input is very helpful.  Don't know if you are familiar with the Escapees RV club but they have a website with a thread devoted just to selling RVs and related stuff.  Pretty active membership, so you might have some luck if you post there, as well.  Sorry, can't answer your specific question about a photo website.  Best of luck to you and your wife.  --  Carol
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 25, 2015, 07:12:23 am
Welcome Gretchen and four-legged copilots!
Nice to see another full-timer.  Feel free to email me if you ever want to chat about some of the issues that can arise as you are on the road.  My four-legged copilot and I are coming up on our one-year anniversary.  Looking forward to pictures if you feel comfy posting them after pick-up.
Safe travels!
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dinette or Couch Seat Belts on: June 23, 2015, 07:00:51 am
Did check.  Not bound on anything.  Simply way too short.  Pursuing with factory.
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