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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reunion in Colorado on: September 15, 2014, 09:34:50 pm
Picture will be in the club news letter.

I heard that some one from the forum stopped by, but I did not see them. Who was it?
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Help! Fuse for Sanicon? on: September 15, 2014, 03:59:05 pm
Per your owners manual, if you have one, you followed the correct procedure.
3  Main Forum / Links and Contacts / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Owner's Club on: September 12, 2014, 12:13:43 pm
There are currently 26 rigs at the reunion in Colorado Springs as we speak. We are one of them. This is our frist reuion and everyone is making us feel more than welcome. Join.

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4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: REAR AXEL OVER LOADED on: September 11, 2014, 10:48:48 am
Those stickers are so wrong it is a big joke. A manufacture can only guess at what it might be as they don't have scales. When you start  allowing chanes to the orignal floor plan, are changing the weights. Like you add a slideout, maybe two or three of them, maybe you delete or add a cabinet, you change the weights. Do you really think the manufacture refigures what each option adds or subtracts?

On top of that, the owner then comes along and makes modifcations, like replacing a barrel chair with a captains chair, adding or changing cabinets. Then the wife comes along and moves the pots and pans from the overhead cabinets on the left side to her new kitchen draws on the right side. The weights have changed again.

Two things that some owner make a mistake about are the weight distribution when adding water and supples and the height of each side of the motorhome from the ground. They hear that they should weigh the RV when it is ready for a trip. This number can be close but will change during their trip. They fill the freash water tank, which can put a lot of pounds on one side, then they take a couple of showers, moving a lot of that weight from one side into the gray tank on the other side. Now your weight are changed again. Having the fresh water tank full and measuring the ride heigh then moving the water around to the other side will also change the ride heigh.

I have not heard of any chassis problems due to weight since the 1990's when Toyota was making the mini pickup for conversion to micro-mini motorhomes. The manufactures kept increasing the size of the box they put on the back trying to make them as roomy as a class C. Then the owner would put himself and his wife/girl friend in the front seat and add another couple with all the supplies in the back. Merrerly down the bumpy road they would go until the rear axle would bend or brake. They then wanted Toyota to repair their broken motorhome under warrenty. Toyota stopped making the mini pickup for RV conversion.

My point with all this is that knowing the weight and ride height can be some what usefull, but is to be taken with a grain of salt. After all just think about what happens when two of you sit in the front seats, move to the sofa or dinnitte, then go to bed in the rear. You have moved a lot of weight around, changing the weight distribution and ride height. Then there is that case of beer you brough along for the weekend. Did you move that weight.

Stop worrying and enjoy your RV.
5  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: September 10, 2014, 10:39:32 am
I am so sorry to hear about your bad news. I hope your granddaughter is getting better. How is she doing now?
GetWell


I am always upset with the way campgrounds keep your deposit even under conditions like yours or other mayor problem events. They don't seemto have a heart, just dollar signs. They don't have a problem re-renting the site for double the money.
 pulling hair out

6  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Camgrounds in New Jersey or Delaware on: September 10, 2014, 03:42:20 am
Hope youre wrong about Liberty Harbor RV Park were headed there next week for 10 days.  Seeing NYC with Adventure Caravans: http://adventurecaravans.com/tour/new-york-city/.  Was in NYC many years ago, but never saw all the sights.  Anxious to see the 9/11 site and memorial.  The RV Park Reviews website gives the campground good reviews: http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/New_Jersey/Jersey_City.html.  Guess well find out.  nod

How about some feed back on your trip, the tours and the campground? Did you hear about or see any other options for those of us that might want to see NYC?
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reunion in Colorado on: September 09, 2014, 05:56:41 pm
We came to the Garden of the Gods campground by coming south on I25, to co24, to left onto W. Colorado Ave. After you see the Mecco Motel on the right, look for the sign that says "Buffalo Lodge" on the right. Aim for it. The GOG sign is under it. The campground enterence is kind of hidden to the right.

Hope this helps some of you.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC vs.Nexus on: September 06, 2014, 01:55:09 pm
The two salesman came from Gulf stream after it went belly up. They are reproducing the old Gulf stream as far as I could tell. I got an email from them wanting my PC as a trade in. I sent the email to the Phoenix salesman. I never heard from them again.

I have seen them at the Hershey show. They do have both class C and B+ models.  I felt the outside art work was way over board but the inside looked better. The construction could have changed since I saw them, hopefully for the better.

There is reason they make so many different  types and levels of motorhomes. One for each person, as we each have different wants and needs and money to send on it.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I broke my step on I seventy six, doda doda day on: September 05, 2014, 09:47:36 am
Bill the next morning I was back under the step to check the cotter pin and grease it. I had greased the step before leaving home but that didn't help. One thing the repairman told me is to lossen the four bolts just enough to wiggle the disk. He said the bolts are carrage bolts and can be hard to put back in. Based on your statement, I guess he was right. Good point.
10  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Wax/Protection advice please on: September 04, 2014, 08:09:51 pm
I too have the full body paint. I use Gel-Gloss wash and wax. You can get it at Walmart. It is a pretty pink color. I just wash the whole motorhome. I have done this on three different motorhomes since they were new. One was seven years old when it got replaced for a Phoenix. I don't bother using 303 or any other wax. My unit looks like it is new. This is just what I do.

With full body paint you do not have any decals to go bad.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / I broke my step on I seventy six, doda doda day on: September 04, 2014, 11:07:51 am
Driving down I76 in northern Colorado toward Estes Park the road is so bad that it bounced the crap out of us and broke the step. Stay away from this part of I76 if you can.

On the bottom of the step's motor, under the step, is a disk with an arm on it that turns to move the step in and out. The arm is connected to the step at a "U" with a pin that goes through the U and the arm. The pin has a head on one end and a cotter pin on the other end. When we stopped for lunch we noticed the step moving. So I crawed under to look see. I had my wife close the door and I was able to see that the cotter pin was missing and the pin itself was bent and half way out. The arm was no longer conneted to the "U". The pin was Bent in the middle, so it became trash. Either the cotter pin was never installed or was not spread open enough to keep it in.

I tied the step up and drove on to my next campground. All the while wondering where and how I was going to get a new pin. Fortunately the campground had the name and phone number of a mobile repairman. I called "Gary's RV Service" and explained to Gary what my problem was. He said he had an arm and a pin on his truck and would be there in an hour. He showed up 45 minutes later. He had a used arm with the pins. In less than 15 minutes he had it fixed. His service call was $75 plus time and parts. He only charged me $100 for everything. If you are in Estes Park, Colorado and need repairs, call him.  This problem must happen more often than I hear about because he carried the part with him.

You might want to craw under your motorhome, have some one open and close the door. You will see what I mean about the arm and the pin. Check to see that the cotter pin is there and it is bent far enough so it can NOT come out.

I must say that in all the years I have had a motorhome with Kwikee steps, this is the first problem I have had with them.

I am a happy camper now that it is fixed.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewer bypass for Sanicon? on: September 03, 2014, 09:39:04 am
Are you sure that you are not getting electric to the pump? It you are not getting any, then you should not need to remove the pump to fix things. If you are getting electric, then you can try clearing the pump by removing the rubber nipple on the end, insert a flat head screw driver in the hole. Turn it back and forth to clear the impeller
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: September 01, 2014, 07:25:15 pm
Sorry to hear you had to cancel. I was really looking forward to meeting you in person.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Reunion in Colorado on: August 29, 2014, 08:36:09 pm
Sept 11 thru 15, garden of the Gods campground in Colorado Springs.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electrical Nightmare on: August 28, 2014, 06:29:28 pm
 Glad you got it fixed and can get back on the road. ThumbsUp
Thank you for the follow up.
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