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1021  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: storage solutions on: March 28, 2011, 07:28:46 pm
On the subject of towing or not, I have to disagree with Ron in this case. Last Labor day when we went to Yellowstone, we did not tow our Jeep liberty and I was very glad we did not. With the great distances we were traveling each day, we did not want to have to return to the same campground to get the motorhome. Parking was hard enough to find, especially at a bear jam, for the PC and would have been impossible with a toad. For those who don't know what a bear jam is, it is when someone spots a bear and pulls over to the side of the road to watch it. Very soon several more cars will also pull over, going in both directions. You end up with the road being jammed while everyone watches the bear. It also happens for other animals like wolves and coyotes.
    The main advantage of the smaller motorhome is the ability to take it anywhere you want to go. I have only found a couple of roads I could not go on both because of low overpasses. They were both in Pennsylvania.
1022  Main Forum / General Discussion / Another great company on: March 28, 2011, 12:50:34 pm
    Over the weekend I installed the "Horst Miracle Probes" in both my gray and black tanks. First let me say that I am very impressed with the difference between the small button probe that came in the tank and the Horst probes that are about 1 1/2 inches long. The result is that now I have a monitor that really works. It was cold this past weekend and when I went to install the first probe, which was for the black tank, I stripped the brass post with the nut. Big, fat and very cold fingers will do it. This morning I emailed Horst and got a nice email back from Rita asking for my address so that she could send me a replacement for free. Yes I said for free. It was a little hard to remove the old plugs, on the gray I had to push three of them into the tank. The new one went in very easily once I licked the rubber part first, made them slide right in.

    I would strongly suggest that everyone who wants a working monitor change out their probes with these new probes. Their web site is I first heard about them from the news letter of the Phoenix club and have seen mention of them on here.

    Again I thank Rita at the Horst Miracle probe company.

PS I just got another email while I was typing this from Rita saying she was sending the new probe out today. Now that is what I call great service.
1023  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Ladder Leak on: March 27, 2011, 09:31:07 am
Thanks Billy,  ThumbsUp
    I just went out into the cold and drilled the holes in the black plastic hinge. Water came out of one of the top legs. The ladder already had a hole in the bottom. I have seen water come out of it in the past.
1024  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: March 27, 2011, 08:53:36 am

Blue Ox write up for class C motorhomes in order that they should be done, unless you have lots of money and just want to throw money at the problem and have everything on at one time, which will at the very least fix just about everything. You may or may not want to use their products.
1025  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: storage solutions on: March 27, 2011, 08:34:50 am
Yellowstone is my favorite destination. For a great write up about Yellowstone and how to get there go to This gentleman is on the site and I have to agree with everything he has to say about this fascinating place.

One thing I tell my wife every time we head out on a long trip is that the people in that area eat and do laundry also. We plan for one weeks supply of food and clothes. Then we look for a grocery store and a Laundromat, normally at a campground. We put our dirty clothes into a hanging clothes bag and then when that get full into a plastic trash bag that I store in the right rear compartment until laundry day.

If you have any questions about what to see on the way out and while there, please feel free to ask away. On the way out I would suggest thinking about stops at the Corn Palace in Mitchel, SD (1hr) and Wall Drug in Wall SD (the western version of South of the Boarder) (2hrs), Devils tower (2hrs if you walk around the tower)  and Cody in Wy. Buffalo Bills museum (4-8 hrs) is well worth the time for everyone in your party. You can research these stops on the internet. At Yellowstone you will want to spend several days touring Old Faithfull, the mud pots, geysers, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (don't miss this one) and in the northern part of the park, Mammoth Hot Springs. Also plan on going through the Grand Tetons just south of Yellowstone.

When are you planning on going and what do you already have on your list to see and do?
1026  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Backup camera temporarily conked out on: March 24, 2011, 06:48:31 pm
Call the factory, you are still under warranty.
1027  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Magne Shades on: March 24, 2011, 06:46:58 pm
We bough out windshield cover from Camping World. It is solid with two windows in the front. When I open the windows it has the see one way screen in them. Open in the morning, close in the evening. Works for us. 
1028  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: March 24, 2011, 06:41:54 pm
I don't know why anyone would want to put sway bars on a PC, they sway far to much already. I would suggest you put anti-sway bars on.  LOL
I had my 2350 built on the E450 to get the heavier suspension and still needed to upgrade the shocks to Bilstein HD shocks. I ordered them on, best price I could find. I have ordered the roadmaster rear anti-sway bar and will have it installed on April 1st. I prefer to do one thing at a time and see what effect it has on the handling and ride. This way I can stop when I feel everything is to my liken. The Blue Ox site has a nice writeup about handling.
1029  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Magne Shades on: March 23, 2011, 10:27:45 am
Thank you gophoenix  us guys appreciate it also.  rolling on the floor
1030  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Spell checker on: March 23, 2011, 09:46:02 am
Ron, you need to restart IE. Then you can right click in the box and select "check spelling" or go to "tools" and select iespell. I got a new keyboard, the Logitech wave, and now I can't even type without making mistakes. Thank goodness for spell checking. rolling on the floor
1031  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 23, 2011, 09:42:40 am
Bill, call Kermit at the factory, he will know. All this is good advice, but Kermit will know what you need to check.
1032  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Spell checker on: March 22, 2011, 07:12:52 am
Boy, I am getting old and stupid sometimes. I mailed Aimee and even replied to her before I remembered to google "ieSpell". There it was, a free download that can be used anywhere in IE. It works great
1033  Main Forum / General Discussion / Spell checker on: March 20, 2011, 12:50:05 pm
    A while back I found a way to add a spell checker to this board and did so on my desktop computer. I rank up near the top of the "worlds worst spellers" list. On my last trip, I was using my laptop and wanted to spell check, but it was not there. Now I can not find how to install the spell checker. What I have on my desktop is now under tools as iespell or I can right click on this block and pic  "check spelling". Can anyone help me find a way to add it to my laptop?  Help

    Also welcome to the new "Hero members" over 100 or more post.  ThumbsUp Go to Members above and sort by post to see who they are/will soon be.
1034  Main Forum / General Discussion / oof air not putting out cold air. on: March 16, 2011, 08:02:44 pm
The roof air is not putting out any cold air. uThe fan runs and even the heat strip works, but no cold air. I checked the 110v circut breakers. Help.
1035  Main Forum / General Discussion / Model names on: March 16, 2011, 07:59:14 pm
Yesterday we were in Tampa and saw two Phoenix motorhomes, One was the Phoenix Cruiser but the other was a Phoenex Sport. It looked to be several years old but in great condition. I was not able to talk to the owner. So I am wondering how many different models has Phoenix made over the years?
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