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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Storage of Phoenix Cruiser on: April 09, 2013, 09:52:44 pm
ok, my 2 cents worth--and that's about all it's worth!  I've lived in Texas, and the heat AND humidity is bad--more so in Houston.  Living in Arizona the past 10 years just north of Phoenix before going full time, the problems you'll encounter (even in Yuma) aren't the same as in TX and FL.  They store old airplanes in AZ because of the conditions.  The sun is never kind to motorhomes, but if you maintain a good wax job and run the engine occasionally to keep the seals lubricated, you'll be ok.  Covers are good if you can manage getting them on/off.  Consider all your options and personal limitations, but don't be overly concerned and frustrated/stressed.  Your PC will survive...
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water Leaking Out on: March 16, 2013, 08:38:42 pm
We had a 2350 on the Ford chasis, so I'm not familiar with any difference with the Sprinter.  If you don't have water anywhere under the chasis, all your drain lines are apparently closed.  The only thing I can think of that could cause your problem is that there is a syphon action taking place when you're moving - and the water is coming out your overflow line.  Don't know how that would happen, so I would suggest you call the factory.  By any chance are either of your holding tanks filling?  But, if you don't have your water pump on, no water should be leaving the fresh water tank.  Very strange...
63  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Positive locks on the cupboards on: March 03, 2013, 10:06:40 am
Very interesting.  I, too, would be interested in more info and source.
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing carpet on: March 01, 2013, 11:35:05 am
I used bamboo laminate flooring from Costco in our 2350, and I would recommend a harder surface.  The bamboo looked good, but it does scratch (and dent from dropped objects) easier than the harder surface laminates.  In regular houses, the harder surfaces don't usually scratch from running/sliding dogs toe nails.  Not sure how cork would hold up. Never had a problem with buckling or noticeable movement with the laminate in the pc.
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing carpet on: February 25, 2013, 06:02:46 pm
Yes, the holes will be noticeable.  There is a product that is self stick vinyl strips that is thin and looks like wood that could be placed over the existing vinyl flooring.  I can't remember the name, but Home Depot stocks it.  I understand the slide can be adjusted for the added thickness, but you'd have to call the factory on that.
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing carpet on: February 24, 2013, 09:34:03 pm
I replaced the carpet in our previous pc (2010 2350).  The vinyl flooring does cover the entire floor.  The carpet was attached by a LOT of staples along the edges, and you'll need to remove them.  There were no tack strips anywhere in the 2350.  There was no finished edge at the step down to the cab area.  Removing the carpet was fairly simple.  I installed laminate flooring over the vinyl flooring, and that wasn't complicated if you've ever installed laminate.
67  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: January 30, 2013, 06:22:50 pm
Hey, bobander.  We probably just missed each other.  We went through Quartzsite Jan 16 on our way to Cambria, CA, and back through Quartzsite Jan 26 on our way to Mesa, AZ.  You're right about all the activity in Quartzsite.  Seems like every inch of the BLM land around there has a rv on it.  Too many people and traffic for us to stop for the rv show - maybe next year...  We did see another pc stopped on a turnoff by the Joshua Tree NP turnoff, and another around San Luis Obispo.
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches Failing on: January 30, 2013, 06:10:51 pm
When we had a 2010 2350, one of those drawers wouldn't open.  Removing the other drawer, I found the back brace on one of the rails (not the one on the drawer) had broken loose from the wood block in the back.  I replaced the rails with stronger ones, and reinforced the connection to the wall.
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Propane Scare on: January 28, 2013, 01:05:46 pm
I recently had my tank filled, and the guy overfilled it (thought that wasn't possible with the new tanks, but it is).  When we got to our first campsite, I could smell propane.  The meter on the tank showed 100% full.  I bled off enough propane with the filler vent valve to get it down to 80%.  No problems after that.
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches Failing on: January 28, 2013, 01:00:08 pm
Nice to see you're back in Mexico.  I picked up our 2552 the same day you did yours.  Yes, the latches keep breaking, so I have replaced most of them with strong magnet catches.  The doors stay closed, and they're easier to open/close.
71  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Directions for Samsung TV/DVD Player on: January 24, 2013, 11:52:28 am
On our previous pc's, I ran a cable from the outside through the wall up to the front cabinet where I connected it to the receiver.  I would then connect the cable from the tv to the ant out on the receiver.  If you don't want to drill a hole in the outside, install a connection box and run the cable through the floor/wall, you can buy a flat connector that goes over the window.  On our current pc, I had the factory install the cables into the front cabinet and rear tv location from the outside with an outside box next to the power and cable boxes.  That way I can leave the tv connected to the antenna, connect the directv receiver to the connections on the inside of the cabinet and simply switch by changing the tv source to av.  There is also a way to change the antenna connection/booster you have in the front cabinet to allow connection of the receiver, but it got too complicated for my simple mind.  Instructions can be found on the internet, but I can't remember exactly where.
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: backup camera on: January 06, 2013, 03:32:50 pm
Had the same problem on our previous pc.  I removed the light next to the camera, and pulled the camera cable out until the connection was exposed.  I then disconnected, reconneted the two ends and taped the heck out of the entire cable/connection.  Never had the problem again.  There's plenty of excess cable in the hollow space.
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: white switch on the dash on: January 05, 2013, 04:51:33 pm
Now I was told the switch was for emergency starting when your vehicle battery was dead????
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 3100 impressions on: January 02, 2013, 06:49:11 pm
The rollers do cause indentions/carpet bunching, but the elimination of the carpet solved that condition.  On my previous PC, I installed laminate flooring, and that solved the indention condition (now all pc's come with laminate flooring).  This is our 3rd pc, and we have had the door latch breaking problem on all 3.  I, too, have replaced most of the latches with magnetic catches--condition solved.  Lights in our current 2012 2552 are good at night - no problems so far as we're concerned.  I was also was concerned the new frameless windows would not be as good as the old slide windows, but we have been pleasantly surprised and happy with the new windows.  Yes, there is less storage space in the pc's, but remember you're not buying a class a.  We have found we don't need half the stuff we thought we needed to take along.  If you really need more space, don't buy a class b.  The macerator works great, empties the tanks quickly and you don't have to deal with the stinky slinky.  You'll find the pc is excellent quality for the price.  You can certainly buy more comfort, storage, living space, fancy interiors, etc., but the price is considerably higher, you'll have to deal with a lot more warranty service (as well as dealers) and your frustration level will be quite a bit higher.  PC is not perfect, but the company will quickly handle any reasonable problems/concerns.  Also, take a look at the recall lists--how many pc issues can you find?  Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Norcold class-action lawsuit on: December 31, 2012, 05:41:41 pm
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Norcold in CA and Fl claiming the company knew of fire risks from rv refrigerators.  According to the complaint, the fix Norcold came up with kills the refrigerator if the problem occurs-- requiring a new refrigerator--at your own expense if out of warranty.  Up till now, I thought the main problem with their refrigerators was the door hinges breaking.  The complete  complaint can be found at:
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