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151  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Crossing the Bay of Fundy on: August 10, 2013, 08:22:52 pm
I would leave by the Bridge so that I can stop Cows for ice cream

Bill G  LOL
152  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 10, 2013, 08:18:49 pm
I do have the ladder on the back but I used it once in 5 years. To go on the roof I use my 10' step ladder. Since I bought the scaffold I feel better cleaning the roof and the front of the MH, its very secure. Tomorrow I'll be waxing the front so I'll get a few photos to post.

Bill G    Balloons
153  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Crossing the Bay of Fundy on: August 10, 2013, 08:21:27 am
Here are a few photos from my last trip to PEI. We were camped on a friends lot in Brackley Beach. When we were in Georgetown we ran into George and Judy (gradygal) in their Phoenix.

I have never taken a ferry with my PC.  I think that you gave me a great idea for next year. I checked the Ferry web site for schedules and fees.
I'd like to try it out.

Bill G
154  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 10, 2013, 07:21:10 am
Reaching the top and middle is no problem when the scaffold is positioned along the side from the front with mirrors folded in. When I do the front it has to be positioned on an angle crossing the hood allowing access to both middle and bottom of the Bubble.  I'll have to take a few pictures to show it at work. Last week when I used it for the first time it made it so much easier to get that big Bump clean. Poles and brushes were not getting the stubborn insects of Delaware and Virginia off. 

Bill G    Grin
155  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Crossing the Bay of Fundy on: August 09, 2013, 02:44:58 pm
Great pictures. That looked to be a beautiful trip for you.
Now I want to go back to Brackley Beach, PEI.

Bill G
156  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Cleaning/polishing front part of roof on: August 09, 2013, 10:37:26 am
I found my solution to cleaning the Bubble.  Home Depot had this scaffold on sale, and they were demonstrating it in their parking lot. It allows me to wash and wax the Bubble safely, and to wash the roof with a long handled brush. Storing was the only problem, once it is disassembled it fits perfectly in my shed.

Bill G    Grin
157  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2 PCs at Gettysburg on: August 09, 2013, 10:16:45 am
2 very good looking Phoenix Cruisers there.
You folks look relaxed and having a great time. The German Shepard seems to be standing guard.
Just wondering if you were there for the 150th anniversary?.

Bill G.    Cheers
158  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 04, 2013, 04:18:05 pm
I bought my 2350 new in Jan. 2008. Today, after a careful inspection I feel that the trip out to Petoskey and back to Mass. will be the final trip for them  Cry.

I am considering Michelin's as the replacements. I do rotate my tires, and feel that is why I have had great luck with them. Although the motorhome does sit in the driveway between trips, I do take her out for her weekly exercise trip once a week on I 495. 15 miles south and 15 miles north, back to the driveway, up on her blocks, tire get cleaned and covered.  Yes I do check the air pressure before and after.

I'm grateful to frecklesweety for starting this thread. So many great replies and info.

Thanks to all
Bill G    Cheers
159  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 03, 2013, 01:07:32 pm
When I reach Petoskey in September my 08 PC 2350 will be near 40,000 miles with the original Michelins. Am I pushing it ??????

Bill G    thinking
160  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Opinion on tires from previous discussion on: August 02, 2013, 10:38:26 am
Happy to hear that your second opinion worked in your favor. I went through the same thing on my 2008, some places will do anything to make a sale. My local tire dealer is owned by a former Michelin salesman, and I trust in what he says.

See you in Petoskey

Bill G    Cheers
161  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 31, 2013, 10:51:33 am
 Welcome Pax and Bergie to the Phoenix family,

I'm sure you'll enjoy your MH, and arranging things to how you like them, so that a year from now you can rearrange again, and again.

I'm sure you will get a few great ideas from other owners here in the forum.

Best of Luck, and Safe travels.

Bill G         Grin
162  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Info sharing on: July 22, 2013, 06:14:28 pm
From the Blog

Bill G
163  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER PUMP FIX UP on: July 21, 2013, 05:45:17 pm
I copied this from an email from

My water pump is very noisy and vibrates the pipes down the side of RV. What could be the problem?

Dear RVer

If you've ever wakened your RV or camping neighbors with a midnight bathroom break then you can understand how noisy some water pumps can be.

Although it can be a common problem it is usually fixable. Below we've listed some typical issues and how to solve them.

1.  Faulty Manufacturing and Design

Some RV manufacturers scrimp on installation and material costs, compromising the quality of their water pump. Symptoms of faulty installation are loose mounts causing vibrations, clanging pipes and water hammer.

What you need:

•Half-inch foam pipe insulation
•Duct tape
•Rubber pad (computer mouse pad does the trick)
What to do:

•Locate your water pump. If you do not know where your water pump is, turn it on and follow the noise. RV water pumps are usually installed in a cabinet near the sink, under the dinette or under the bed. Once you find its location, switch off the pump.
•Unscrew the water pump using the screw driver to dismount the pump from its compartment. Put the rubber pad under the water pump and screw it back to its compartment. This step takes care of the vibrations
•Fix the clanging pipes by wrapping each of them with half-inch foam pipe insulation. Duct tape each end of the foam pipe insulation to secure it.
•Once finished, switch on the water pipe, open the faucet or flush the toilet to check if there are still noises.
2.  Rapid Cycling

When a water pump runs rapid cycles on and off, it creates noise and causes vibrations. You need only to adjust the cycle settings to fix this problem. Check if you need to adjust the pump by turning on a faucet to low flow. When the pump cycles and its OFF time is 2 seconds or longer, there is no need for adjustment. But, if the OFF time is faster than that, you need to correct the problem of rapid cycling.

What to do:

Turn the adjustment screw 1 turn clockwise or until the pump reaches the required 2-second (or longer) OFF time.

3.  Additional Water Storage Needed

When the water pump can no longer store water under pressure without causing vibrations, you may want to install an accumulator. Contact your RV supplies dealer and ask for an accumulator that is compatible with your RV water pump. The accumulator tank acts as an additional storage for water. It prevents the pump from rapid cycling and prolongs the life of your RV water pump.

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164  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dang, After 6 years, I Finally Broke My First Catch on: July 21, 2013, 09:33:17 am
Nothing else will break Ron......You're Good To Go    Drive Safe and enjoy

Bill    Cheers   Cheer
165  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV SERVICE REPAIR on: July 16, 2013, 07:27:44 pm
For my Phoenix I use a Mobile RV Service out Attleboro Ma.  And I highly recommend him. After 4 different service companies could not solve my refrigerator problem he had it fixed in less than 20 minutes in my driveway.  Plus he repaired my awning, and a few other items.

Bill G     ThumbsUp
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