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736  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Are you a complete newbie like me? on: September 01, 2013, 07:57:01 am
 Welcome Mike,

    You do have a lot of information in your post that can be helpful to a newbie. The only problem I see is that you might be overloading them to start by posting it all in one post, like Sparky said.  exactly!

   When you reply you can add these nice little characters up above by clicking on them and you don't need the keyboard stuff :-).  nod

    One thing I did not see in your post was the road coverage by Net Coach http://www.coach-net.com/  I found them to be better than the Good Sam coverage because they try to help you with your problem before sending a tow truck. Some of us old farts have had many motorhomes in the past and have belonged to FMCA, which advertises them. ThumbsUp

   When I was in high school, there was a magazine called "Mad" with Alfred E. Newman who said "What me worry".  Wink

   Also as Roy Rogers sign off with "Happy trails". Cowboy
737  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Paint on the arms of adjustable side mirrors on: September 01, 2013, 07:34:36 am
Hi Linda,

    On Tuesday you should call Carol at the Phoenix factory and tell her about your problem. I will bet she will take good care of you. She has always helped me when I called her. She is normally there between 6:00 am and 2:30 pm ET. You might just be amazed. ThumbsUp
738  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good campgrounds between Elkhart IN and Potosky MI on: August 31, 2013, 08:10:20 am
Have you ever been to Mackinac Island, Mi.?
739  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: We jumped! The year on the road has begun on: August 28, 2013, 07:29:47 am
Hi Holly and John,

Congratulations on finally getting it done and starting your great adventure.
 Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate

When you are back in the area, give us a shout and we will try to get together at a campground again. In the mean time keep us posted about where you are and what you are seeing and doing.
 kumbaya

Happy trails. Bolt



 Balloons Balloons Balloons

740  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 26, 2013, 10:04:31 am
I didn't have to do any modifications, I just like to do them. I think the better shocks and steering dampener did help with making it more like a sports car. Grin
741  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Length of sewage hose? on: August 26, 2013, 08:03:23 am
If you are talking about the 3 inch hose, I use a 15 foot hose. I carry an 10 foot extension hose that is still in the box. It seem tthat over the years I have used between 15 to 20 of hose with out any problems.
742  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 26, 2013, 07:59:50 am
In my readings it appears that Ford has several  modification that need to be made for ease of driving where as the Sprinter does not seem to need the modifications. Continuing on with the search for the perfect camper.  rolling on the floor

But for the $12,000.00 extra cost of the sprinter, you can do a lot of modifications to the Ford. My modifications cost me less than $700.00. Just some thing else to think about.

Welcome to our forum. Smile
743  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: August 24, 2013, 08:05:53 am
Welcome,
    Like Bob and Berry, we have had a 2010 2350 & a 2112 2552, both on the ford E450. Yes the 2350 Was ordered with the E450. The smaller size did mean we could park it almost anywhere a crew cab, Long bed pickup could park. The sleeping and the small bathroom where the issues for two people. I am 6 foot at 245 lbs. the layout with the twin beds and the larger bathroom work much better for us, More like the class A motorhomes we have had in the past but smaller and easier to drive in small towns and national parks. We prefer the back roads for exploring and the highways to get there in a hurry.

I recently changed the shocks and the steering dampner to the new stainless steel Bilsteins. the ride got a little firmer with a lot less steering issues. No problem with large trucks or cross winds now.

744  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Side door handle on: August 23, 2013, 09:29:12 am
Here I sit in wonderfull Lancaster county in my PC. At 6:00 am my German Shepherd comes to me and puts his cold nose on me. Which in dog talk means "dad wake up I need to go out now". So I get up, get dressed, get the lease and pull the door handle. What the ... The door will not open. So we have to go out through the passengers door. After he has done his business we come back only to find the door will not open from the outside either. Back in through the passengers door we go. I get my screwdriver and take out the three screws that hold the door latch together. I take the inside part off the door and inspect it. I can not find anything broken. I push it together again and it still will not work. Boy, I sure wish I had my morning coffee. After a couple more trys at taking it apart an putting it back togher, I decied to put the screws back in and try it. Sure, now it works. It turns out the screws had come lose and the inside handle came pass the slot that turns the lever. So please check your screws to make sure they are tight, but don't strip them.
After two cups of coffe and a nice breakfest, all this now is funny, but at 6:00 am it was not so funny
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745  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Problems with Norcold refrigerator door on: August 22, 2013, 07:51:59 am
Sparky, you have the newer hing just like mine. On the old hing the flat part was plastic and would break when stressed. You should be OK, so stop worrying. Wink
746  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drivers Side Propane Connection? on: August 21, 2013, 12:37:01 pm
My twins are memory form mattress. The same as tempurpedics. You can also go to Bed, Bath and Beyond and get a mattress pad by Tempurpedics in 1 or 2 inch thick. The 3 inch will not fit under the window curtain thingy.
747  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: To tow or not to tow. That is the question. on: August 20, 2013, 07:32:41 am
 rolling on the floor

I am glad it all worked out in the end.
What do you think of the SMI system?
748  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewage system on: August 20, 2013, 07:28:13 am
With the san-i-con, I crack the grey tank first just to insure it's working and no leaks (don't want the black tank leaking  Grin ) Then I open the black tank and turn on the macerate to get rid of the solids; next turn off the macerator; then open the grey tank and wait until both tanks equalize. I turn the macerator back on until both tanks are empty.

I used to use the sprayer after dumping the black tank; but, by letting the soapy water from the grey tank clean it, I seldom use it.

By doing this, aren't you just cleaning the bottom half of the black tank? I would suggest you still use the sprayer to clean the top half of the tank. I do like the thought of cleaning the bottom of the black tank using the gray water.
749  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350/sewer hose compartment? on: August 18, 2013, 07:36:31 am
Phoenix does not put a compartment for the sewer hose on their motorhomes. Some people add a home made tube or use one of the other compartments.
750  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Check your valve stem cores on: August 17, 2013, 05:01:49 pm
Mine has the 6 and 8 inch valve extensions on the rear, which one should check the tighness on the valve stem as well as the four cores. The front has the half inch valve caps that allow adding air without removing them. One should remove them and check the valve core also. I do this every year, but some say I am anal about stuff like this.
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