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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 08, 2018, 08:07:16 pm
Hi Tom!

I read your posts with a bit of sorrow, but happy that you found a suitable coach.

Mrs V and I just 'got on the entrance ramp' of this highway, and I hope we are in for a long happy trip. It is a comfort to see other's tire tracks on the road. 

Should your travels bring you near Melbourne Fl, please feel free to PM me. we have a spacious driveway, and can supply water and power for you.


Thank you for the offer but we just went by you on Tuesday on our way to Sebring. It would of been nice meeting you. We are headed up the west coast to Tarpon Springs then over to Claremont to see some other friends.
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 08, 2018, 05:28:04 pm
I would have opted for that  59K   floorplan  too. It should  have been offered from the start  instead of the original  59G model.  Maybe Kermit will get  back to his Falcon roots and design something similar on a Ford Transit?

If he had I would have been in line for one, but to late now.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Good bye Phoenix family on: March 08, 2018, 02:42:32 pm
OK to explain what we got and why. Our criteria was 1) it must fit in a normal car size parking space. 2) it had to have twin beds as we both get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and did not want to wake the other one. 3) the bed had to be long enough for me to stretch out, all 72 of me. 4) I had to fit in the bathroom. 5) we wanted better fuel mileage. 6) my wife could drive it, she did not like driving the PC.

So we started. Looking at class Bs. My first choice was the Short Sprinter, of which I could only find Pleasure Ways, the twin bed is way to short and the Roadtrek SS Agile. This was my first choice because of all the driving safety stuff, no propane, no generator and could run the roof a/c on the batteries. The problem was the bed was very tight in length and when I sat on the toilet one should rubbed the wall and the other shoulder was in the hallway. This is not good for odor control. The full size PW and RT are 22 9 long, thus they were out. Service on the Mercedes Sprinter can be hard to find, takes a long time to get the work done and cost a lot, so I was told and read. My wife did not cost of these Motorhomes.

We looked at the PC 2100, which was to wide to fit in a parking space, and the Leasure Travel B+ but the same problem. Advanced RV makes a great class be but they cost three times what the others cost.

Next we looked at the Winnebago Travato 59K. It is 21 long, has twin beds, a somewhat spacious rear bathroom and was half the cost of the Roadtrek I wanted. It is on the Ram 2500 which is a gas engine. The truck part is a working mans truck, no frills but the Winne part is pretty nice. My wife liked driving it. So now coming up on 50 years of marriage, can you guess what I picked?

Last Thursday I dewinterized it and got everything working so we could leave on a trip down to Florida to visit our snowbird friends in their winter roust. Then Friday the Nor-eastern blew thru Maryland knocking out our power. I first night staying in the new RV was in out driveway. Saturday evening the power came back on, so Sunday morning we headed down the road. Have been enjoying a nice trip. The only problem we have encountered was in Charleston, SC we could not find a parking space and I could not get it into the parking garage.

Holly, the dinette in the listing was one of my mods. You push a button on the dash and the sofa flips over and becomes a dinette. HaHa. I was also surprised to see that in the listing. Yes Lunches are still doable.

I hope this explains what we did and why.
Happy trails to all.

4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Good bye Phoenix family on: March 07, 2018, 06:57:10 am
After nearly eight years being part of the Phoenix family we are moving on to other adventures. Due to my health and getting up there in age, we have down sized into a class D camper van. We hope to do more touring rather than camping. No more hooking up and unhooking the Jeep and towing it. We want to just be able to get in a go, stopping anywhere we feel like it, parking in a car size parking space. My legs are starting to give out, making it hard to walk any distance. Soon the handicap spots will be calling me. It can be hard to have a mind that thinks you are still a young man and a body that says other wise. Unfortunately nothing that Phoenix makes fixes into a handicap space.

We traded our 2552 in at Beckleys camping center in Thurmont, Maryland. It is listed under class C. Complete with pictures.
If you call, ask for Tyler, he is straightforward and doesnt BS you.

I will say it is with sweet sorrow that we are leaving the family and I hope to keep checking in when I can. I wish all of you as many happy miles in your PC as we had.  Cry  Angry
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water Filtration? on: March 07, 2018, 06:29:49 am
Most RV filters filter out the sediment but not the harmful chemicals and bacteria which is what I worry about. Good filters are available but are expensive and require frequent changing if air gets into them, causing bacteria to grow, which happens to the portable ones each time you disconnect the water supply. We only drink bottled water when using the rv and do not use any filter system, although we did use filters years ago but decided it was not worth the inconvenience and expense.

Bottled water is normally not regulated. I worked at a company that took spring water, added tap water then filtered and bottled the water. I later went to work at a local water company. They thought bottled water was a ripoff to the cusmer. I only drink bottled water as a covinance. When I do, I always open it, thus letting air get in the same as you described above. Sometimes I feel we all worry to much.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 3100 On Order! on: February 28, 2018, 05:05:34 pm
Yes it was me in Rapid City. It was my pleasure to show you our PC. It was real nice meeting the two of you.
Congratulations on finally pulling the plug.
  Balloons Balloons

We hope you many miles of smiles.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Staff changes? on: February 28, 2018, 03:27:55 pm
Congratulations on ordering you PC. I hope you many miles of fun.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Utilizing Black Tank for Gray Water Overage on: February 27, 2018, 08:23:40 am
Wrong Tom. Gray is smaller on 2551 & 2552.

And water seeks its own level so the tanks will be the same water height in any case.

Sorry my bad.  I was thinking about pumping from one tank to another using the Mercator pump thru the window. Some models the tanks are switched in size.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Utilizing Black Tank for Gray Water Overage on: February 26, 2018, 03:16:45 pm
In some models like the 2552, the gray is bigger than the black. You could. Overflow the black.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Kyle no longer with Phoenix on: February 17, 2018, 09:34:09 pm
I only met Kyle one time but I have enjoyed his videos with Earl. I wish him well in what ever he does in the future.

Has anyone besides me noticed that Amiee seems to be gone also? Aimee was the web master. She is Earls daughter.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Changes to Online Pricing on: January 27, 2018, 11:33:06 am
I sure hope this is just a programming mistake on the web page. I have recommended Phoenix to several People, some of which have purchased one. I can not continue to do so when the web page does not even give you the price of any of the options. I would never shop at a store that did not list the price of an item for everyone to see. I do not think the new owners or their wives would go into a store to buy a bedspread when they needed to ask the sales person what the price is for each one. I bet they would walk out of the store without purchasing anything. I hope they correct this before it gets out of hand.
 pulling hair out  pulling hair out  pulling hair out
12  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Pull out pantry on: January 14, 2018, 06:49:59 am
A small amount of wood putty. You can stick the screw into the wood putty to cover the threads or push a very small amount into each hole. The end of a wooden toothpick will do the same thing. Just stick it into the hole, start the screw then break off the toothpick. Tighten the screw. ThumbsUp
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What do you consider a MUST for a Phoenix Cruiser on: January 08, 2018, 01:23:54 pm
Are you guys getting off topic?  Grin
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Just placed our order with Earl on: December 30, 2017, 07:51:23 am
Phoenix had the same deal before the company was sold. I don't know if they still do it. We love showing our Phoenix so it wasn't the money that prompted us but we wouldn't turn it down if they still do it. It would go to feed her yummy gas and propane. I'll send you an email and we can work out a day to meet up for measuring and such. Like I told your John, we visited Tom Hanlon two or three times before we ordered. He saw so much of us he decided he may as well consider us friends and we get together periodically (Tom, we're overdue - if you and Jo Ann are available when we meet up with John and Madonna we can take you along in the rig).

Holly, A get to gather would be nice but we leave on Jan. 5th for Yellowstone and Jackson, Wy. We are going in my Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is to cold for the PC out there this time of year. We should be back around the 26 of Jan. If you can, we would love to get to gather after then. Boy we are getting so many PC's in the area we could form our own club. Just kidding, I would not want to take away from the current owners club.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Just placed our order with Earl on: December 29, 2017, 07:24:02 am
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