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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Power step on: July 09, 2014, 08:49:52 am
Assuming you jiggled all the wires and checked to insure the ground is clean. Checked the wall switch wires.
If all else fails try the grandma method. Smack it. nod I don't know why this works but it does.
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How do you send a reply to a personal message????? on: July 08, 2014, 08:31:05 am
Our first PC was a 2350. We traded it in on the 2552. We are in Howard County, near the fairgrounds if you want to see the 2552. I also will try to answer any question you might have about Phoenix and ordering one. Have you taken the factory tour yet?

Welcome to the forum.
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 06, 2014, 07:52:05 am
 I have had hydraulic HWH levelers on my five different motorhomes since 1989. The motorhome before that had electric jacks on it. Here in the mid Atlantic area there are very few level sites, so having levelers is very important to me for comfort. We find that out west the campground seem to have more level sites. So it would be up to you and where you camp if they are important, a nice convince or not worth it.

The electric jacks were quite compared to the hydraulic but much slower. They also required putting grease on the shafts and in the jack to keep them from rusting, while the hydraulic require spraying the springs. The spraying is easier for me.

Welcome to the forum.
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Happy... on: July 04, 2014, 08:48:18 am
Congradulations Carol. What a great way to start the week, and after a holiday to boot.

Happy 4th to everyone. Cheers
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tires, Michelins Or ? on: July 01, 2014, 07:32:04 am
From the Michelin web site:

Service Life for RV/Motorhome Tires
The following recommendation applies to RV/Motorhome tires. Tires are composed of
various types of material and rubber compounds, having performance properties essential
to the proper functioning of the tire itself. These component properties evolve over time.
For each tire, this evolution depends upon many factors such as weather, storage conditions,
and conditions of use (load, speed, inflation pressure, maintenance, etc.) to which the tire is
subjected throughout its life. This service-related evolution varies widely so that accurately
predicting the serviceable life of any specific tire in advance is not possible.
That is why, in addition to regular inspections and inflation pressure maintenance by
consumers, it is recommended to have RV/Motorhome tires, including spare tires, inspected
regularly by a qualified tire specialist, such as a tire dealer, who will assess the tire’s
suitability for continued service. Tires that have been in use for 5 years or more should
continue to be inspected by a specialist at least annually.
Consumers are strongly encouraged to be aware not only of their tires’ visual condition and
inflation pressure, but also of any change in dynamic performance such as increased air
loss, noise or vibration, which could be an indication that the tires need to be removed from
service to prevent tire failure.
It is impossible to predict when tires should be replaced based on their calendar age alone.
However, the older a tire the greater the chance that it will need to be replaced due to the
service-related evolution or other conditions found upon inspection or detected during use.
While most tires will need replacement before they achieve 10 years, it is recommended that
any tires in service 10 years or more from the date of manufacture, including spare tires, be
replaced with new tires as a simple precaution even if such tires appear serviceable and even
if they have not reached the legal wear limit.
For tires that were on an original equipment vehicle (i.e., acquired by the consumer on a
new vehicle), follow the vehicle manufacturer’s tire replacement recommendations, when
specified (but not to exceed 10 years).
The date when a tire was manufactured is located on the sidewall of each tire. Consumers
should locate the Department of Transportation or DOT code on the tire that begins with
DOT and ends with the week and year of manufacture. For example, a DOT code ending
with “0304” indicates a tire made in the 3rd week (Jan) of 2004. (See back.)
66  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Advice on visiting Glacier National Park on: July 01, 2014, 07:26:44 am
I forgot to say that the KOA we stayed at was in West Glacier, not the one in St. Marys. We did spent one night in a small campground in East Glacier before driving around the south road (Rt 2) to West Glacier. Back then we had a 35' class A, and did not have any problems with main roads. There were several small rustic campgrounds along Rt 2 that we would not have fit into but they did look nice.
67  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Advice on visiting Glacier National Park on: June 30, 2014, 10:37:50 am
We did it several years ago. We stayed at the KOA and the red bus picked us up at the campground to tour the "Going to the sun road". I highly recommad taking the tour and leaving the driving to them. Our driver told us that new drivers have to ride across several times to get use to the sights so they learn to keep their mind on the driving.  The next day we rented a car and toured outside the park. Had dinner at the KOA campground one night. It was very good.

Does anyone know if the big eagle archway is still there? Does it lead to anything now?
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tires, Michelins Or ? on: June 28, 2014, 11:59:40 am
Last I heard all the Michelins in our size were gone because ot the recall. Are yor michelins included in the recall?  You might want to do a search on here for "Michelin" or " tires". I would check the Michelin web site. They were replacing their tires with other brands for the recall. The recall did not care about milage. Lets us know what you find out.
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix Business Cards and Brochures on: June 25, 2014, 08:46:00 am
I got my cards and brochures from Phoenix on Monday. I have stapled a card to each brochure and plan on handing them out to anyone that comes and ask to see my PC.

A couple of suggestions if you want to get them. Call Kyle at the factory and ask for them.

For security reasons I would suggest you not put your address on the cards as you don't want anyone to know that you are away from your home on a trip. There are bad guys out there.

The other suggestion is for the next printing of the brochures: a white space be left on the back with the words "Brand Ambassador" and room for us to write in our name and maybe a phone number and/or email address if we chose to do so.
Updating to a more modern look and color would be nice. They currently remind me of something that came out of the 1950s. Maybe a graphic designer or Aimee could suggest something.

Has anyone else received their cards or brochures yet? What do you think about them?
70  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 21, 2014, 04:18:52 pm
At the factory they took the cover to the back room and cut it, so I don't know which way. Just as long as it was side to side and not through the handle. Some day I will stare at it and try to figure out which way they cut it. Might take all afternoon. LOL
71  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 19, 2014, 05:31:59 pm
The first thing I would change is to go with the E450. Then I would replace the bathroom fan with a Fantastic fan and cover both fans. I like the ladder but not the roof rack. My 2350 I passed on the rear window, the coffee pot and the mirror on the bathroom door. We made several other minor changes also.

If I only lived two and a half hours from the factory, I would run down there and see what is being built and what changes you like. I drove for 10 hours each way to see my two being built and requested changes to both of them. There is nothing like seeing them to help chose what to change.

Welcome to a great company and a good bunch on the forum that all want to help.
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Supersprings on: June 12, 2014, 07:34:52 am
Welcome David.

If you guys are going to add super springs to the E-350 after you get your new PC, why not consider up grading to the E-450 before the build. You would get the heavier suspension plus the added payload. The wheel base remains the same for both models, so turning and parking are the same. The E-450 rear wheels are one inch wider for a better ride. I did this back in 2010 when I ordered my first PC, a 2350. Then I replaced the shocks with Bilstein HD Shocks and was all set to go. Just something to think about.
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 12, 2014, 07:24:40 am
Hi Fellows,

I looked on the 5 Star Tune website.  It appears to be an engine computer programing change.  Does it also affect the transmission computer?

That website had me a bit confused as to what you had done, what it cost, and where to get it done.

I still feel the same as Ron.
Looking at 10.8 vs 10.0 miles is not much of an improvement for me to want to do it just for the gas milage. Back in 2002 I owned a Chinook on a Ford F-350 and had the Banks full systems installed. he too promised an improvement in MPG and performance. The performance was there but the MPG was not much of improvement . Some of it was I had a heavier foot after the install.  Grin
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: traveling I 70 west of Denver on: June 11, 2014, 11:27:52 am
Going up hill will not be the problem. You may end up going up slowly, so don't rush it. The truck do this all the time.
The problem in the mountains is going down hill. Use your tow-haul and down shift. If you must brake, hit them hard and slow down below the speed you want to be going. Then let off them so they can cool down.Do NOT ride the brakes, as they will over heat and can catch fire.

If you do this on I70 you will not have any problems. Enjoy the senery and the Eisenhower  tunnel.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 11, 2014, 09:50:33 am
Denny, What, where and cost.

What did they do?
Where was it done?
At what cost?
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