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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Summer trip on: October 25, 2016, 04:36:40 pm
Welcome back, Dave, and I am happy to hear things went so well.  It sounds like you visited some lovely spots and had a very relaxing time.
Nice to see you mention the Escapees SmartWeigh scales in Bushnell, FL.  I weighed my rig there my first winter and was happy I did.  My rear axle was close to max load and I had pounds to spare up front, so it was good to know how to repack and shift weight as much as possible towards the front.  I also measured 10 feet 3 inches in height, which was good to know (I think PC advertises most of their rigs coming in at 10 feet or slightly under).  Escapees has another SmartWeigh station at their park in Livingston, TX.  I highly recommend using this (or someone else's) service for anyone in an RV.  Like you point out, Dave, it affects how much air you should put in your tires and can alert one to points of possible overload.  Again, thanks!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Seeking Recommendations For A Compact Inside 110V Heater on: October 17, 2016, 08:45:59 am
Love my oil filled heater.  I store it between the driver's seat and the back of the front dinette seat.  If you drive with the driver's seat all the way back, though, it wouldn't fit.  You probably need at least 5 to 5 1/2 inches at the top of the heater between the two seats (the heater stands 25 inches high on its wheels).
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Kitchen Mirror on: October 17, 2016, 08:40:16 am
Love the mirror.  Agree with Mike about it adding a little bit visually to a sense of roominess (every little bit helps!) and also the fire hazard danger of hanging things over the stove.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Factory Tour & Finalizing Option Choices on: October 12, 2016, 12:39:22 pm
Hi Dan,

I posted pictures of my 2351 non-slide in the photos section back in July 2014.  The topic subject line is actually 2450 non-slide because Phoenix wasn't sure yet exactly what they were going to call the model (which is simply one foot longer than the 2350).

The first two photos show its full-body paint job with a simple wave on the bottom and no decals.  I agree with other posters that the full-body paint is well worth it (ease of care, durability, etc.)

I also agree with those who opt to keep the ladder.  Makes keeping things up there clean and checking for condition of seals way easier.  Imagine if you hit a low branch (or one fell on your roof) and you wanted to go up to inspect for damage--so much easier with your own, built-in ladder.

Good luck with your planning!

5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Matthew on: October 06, 2016, 09:33:06 pm
Gail, You and your family are on the top of my prayers.  Please let us know how you fare once things settle down.
6  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Phoenix Cruiser as a Party Mobile on: August 22, 2016, 04:19:00 pm
BRILLIANT!  ThumbsUp Cheers Heart Shower Cheer Grin
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Optional Window Awnings on: August 21, 2016, 05:46:15 pm
I love my passenger side awning over the dinette.  I agree with the above posters about its additional benefit of providing privacy when in close quarters.  As to cutting down on heat, when you are battling the sunshine on a blazing hot day, every bit helps, and that solid awning will totally block the sun.  As to your question regarding ease of use, I haven't had any problems.  If you are on the short side, though, I imagine you might need a footstool or something that will lengthen your reach so you can grab the tab and pull it down.
Enjoy your planning!
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Plant on: August 13, 2016, 10:30:04 pm
Hello Garmp--I've stayed at both of the parks you mentioned.  Potato Creek State Park was lovely, but expensive with a daily use fee charged on top of the camping fee.  Elkhart Campground was really close to the PC factory, similar in price to Potato Creek.  I did like that they had great bathrooms and laundry facilities, making the price a little more bearable.  Still, it was no state park!  If you are looking for an economical option, the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen has water/electric sites, decent bathrooms, and interesting walking.  You just have to be sure they aren't hosting a big to-do during your visit and that there will be space.  Good luck!
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FANTASTIC FAN on: July 22, 2016, 08:05:37 am
Cindy & Dale--
Sorry about the fan but it sure sounds like a great trip you have planned.  Be sure to keep the forum posted!
I'm in east TN, not far from the mountains, so the heat is slightly less blistering, but only slightly.
Feel free to PM me if your travels here or there bring you near.  It would be lovely to meet you and your Baby Beast!
Wishing you a wonderful and safe road--
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: FANTASTIC FAN on: July 21, 2016, 08:26:11 pm
Unlikely, but... did you inadvertently turn the blue/red temperature sensor control all the way to red by accident?
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Love This Outside Carpet on: July 07, 2016, 10:04:19 pm
Nifty swifty! Where did you get it?  How easily does dirt and mud clean off before storing it away for travel? 
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surge Guard on: July 03, 2016, 09:23:52 am
Yes, I told them.  I think it has something to do with the converter, personally.  Maybe a wonky switch or solenoid or something?  Bob checked some stuff out--not sure exactly what, though--and couldn't find an answer.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Surge Guard on: July 02, 2016, 11:07:29 pm
Hi Jas,

Sorry about your trouble but I must say I was thrilled to see I'm not the only one with weird SurgeGuard behavior!

Mine started a little over a year ago and, like you indicate, it doesn't matter where I plug in and it also happens with the generator, that maybe one out of three times, the SG will count up to 128 secs then the screen will go blank.  And of course there is no connection without that built-in SG working.

When I was at Phoenix this Spring, they tried to replicate the problem several times and of course it did not happen then.  They really couldn't guess what was the problem.  They gave me a dummy electrical box that I can connect all the SG wires to if I ever decide to take the SG out.  I wanted this just in case the thing ever went totally bonkers and simply would not work.  I think that's one of the downsides to a built-in unit.  Unlike Progressive, SurgeGuard does not have a bypass switch.  If it breaks, you can't get shore or generator power without somehow bypassing it.

At one point I called SG and they said that the unit will do this if there is a faulty ground or reverse polarity somewhere in the rig.  In other words, it doesn't just react to the outside power source.  It won't give an error code, though, unless the fault is from the outside power source.  That's why the screen just goes blank.

After much trial and error, the only thing I have found that consistently works is to flip the breaker off for the converter/microwave whenever I hook up.  After the SG's 128 sec countdown and approval of the power source, I then flip that breaker on and all is good.

Maybe something like that will help you get by for now, until you can find a more permanent solution.  Please pass along to the rest of us what you discover, if anything!

Good luck!

14  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Trip Around Lake Michigan Shoreline (Some Lake Superior Too) on: July 02, 2016, 06:51:22 pm
Thanks, John!  And a happy Fourth to you and all the rest of the forum, as well.   Grin
15  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Trip Around Lake Michigan Shoreline (Some Lake Superior Too) on: July 02, 2016, 09:42:41 am
Hi John,

My first criteria in ranking a campground is the quality of dog walking available.  I have found State Parks to be excellent places to stay because usually they are on large parcels of land, have good roads and often decent trails (though I stick to the roads).  Based on that and the places between Michigan and Austin, depending upon your route, here are some notes on some of the places I've visited that may be along your way (and stars allotted out of 5 possible):

Lower IL:  Ferne Clyffe State Park (5 stars).  Good walks, charming, shady, good sites and facilities.

Western KY:  Columbus Belmont State Park (5 stars).  Great for history buffs.  Overlooks Mississippi River.  Great walks, nice sites and facilities.

"  "  :  Lake Malone State Park (3-4 stars).  Nice enough, very small.  Walks just so-so.  Downgraded mostly because it's so far off the main road, which may not matter to you.

Western TN:  Chickasaw State Park (3 stars).  Great walks but park very old, roads and sites and facilities in disrepair.

NE Arkansas:  Crowley's Ridge State Park (5+ stars).  Great walks, nice sites and facilities.

Eastern Ark:  Village Creek State Park (-4 stars).  Don't remember it much and notes weren't very detailed beyond the -4 stars.

Middle-Western Ark:  Lake Catherine State Park (4+ stars).  Nice walks, sites, and facilities.

"  "  :  DeGray Lake Resort State Park (4+ stars).  Another one where I didn't note the details, just the stars.

You didn't ask about TX and since you live there you probably know more about their parks than I do, but in case you haven't been to these two, I'll mention them since they are among my favorites:

North/East Texas:  Bonham State Park (5 stars).  Great on all counts, but very small so may need reservation if passing through on a weekend.

East Texas:  Caddo Lake State Park (5 stars).  Great on all counts, and absolutely beautiful setting on the bayou.

Happy trails and have fun making all your plans while you wait for the big day!


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