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826  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New layout for specs on: April 17, 2012, 12:31:47 pm
I think the 2552  wheel base and length are also incorrect. At least they do not match mine.
827  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 with Ford V10... What can I expect for MPG (no Tow) on: April 17, 2012, 09:33:02 am
Has anyone ever tried one of those so-called "performance chips" for the V-10?  I have a friend who has one on his V-10 and claims he increased MPG a few notches with it.

It seems to me that performance is at one end of the sliding scale and increased MPG is at the other end. You can increase performance but you decrease MPG. You normally can not increase both without changing the engine.  I sure wish you could.
828  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Entry Door Light on: April 16, 2012, 03:11:57 pm
Bill G.

    Are you are talking about wanting something for when you have the PC in winter storage? During winter storage you should be turning off the house batteries by the switch at the step. If you leave one or more of the ceiling lights on, they will go off with the house batteries and on when you turn the house batteries on again. If you wire it into the step light, that works off the  engine battery, which stays on. Therefore it would come on when you open the door. This would work better when you are out after dark and come back to the PC.
829  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fantastic fan on: April 15, 2012, 03:18:03 pm
I go away for the weekend and Sue beats me to the answer. She gets a helpful from me.
830  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV park Hookup on: April 15, 2012, 03:14:53 pm
There is small tube that you can see on top of the motor which is to let the gray water bypass the pump. The gray tank will need to be almost full before it bypasses over the motor and then it is real slow.
831  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Helpful Rating Abuse on: April 10, 2012, 02:01:43 pm
Marilyn & Paul did you notice that Aimee's star are bigger and brighter than everyone else? There is good reason for this.
832  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Helpful Rating Abuse on: April 09, 2012, 06:50:49 pm
Aimee you are the greatest!! Your complements bring a tear to my eye. You are just to good to us.
833  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC on the cover of FMCA magazine again on: April 05, 2012, 07:17:12 am
Thanks Aimee.
834  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric step dead on: April 04, 2012, 08:25:03 am
My step stopped working last week. The PC had been sitting since last Thanksgiving. I would go out and start it every two weeks and let it run for 5 to 10 minutes. Apparently this was not enough to keep the engine battery charged. The battery was down to 7 percent. I charged the battery and now the step works again. The step is wired into the engine battery so it will work even if the house batteries are turned off.
835  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A 3100 possible purchase question on: March 28, 2012, 06:32:52 pm
Add us to the list of sleeping with my head near the head in our 2552. Besides when I am a sleep who cares.

Welcome to our little band.
836  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter vs Ford (was: Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used.) on: March 28, 2012, 09:43:08 am
To be totally fair, not all Ford dealers will work on motorhomes. The dealer in Columbia and Silver Spring will not work on them, but the Mt. Airy will do some minor maintance if you plead with them. Frederick will do anything and everything Ford related to them. Given where you live this might be your closest dealer.

My concern would be when traveling, and I have a chassis problem, will I be able to find a serving dealer within a reasonable distance. This goes for any motorhome chassis including the big boys.
837  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sprinter vs Ford (was: Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used.) on: March 28, 2012, 07:47:18 am
Sherman the only sofa with the drawer was the one with the air bed. The air mattress that came with our 2010 2350 was not very good. We ended up buying a $200 mattress that was much better and a whole lot more comfortable, still not the best bed for long term use.

As for storage, don't worry about it. When we bought our 2350 we were downsizing from a 35' Winnie class A with basement storage.  I was amazed at how much stuff we put into the little PC. What happened was, it made us think about how much stuff we really needed to carry all the time. For example if we are going to Lancaster for the weekend, we don't carry the Weber grill (Q100) as we eat out for most of our meals. This saved space for shopping stuff and weight on the way up there. The only thing we had a problem with was the folding chairs for outside. If you search here you will find many different ways that people have come up with to store their chairs. I bought some overpriced chairs that fit laying down over the outside drawer. When I picked up the new 2552 I found out that the depth of that cabinet is shorter and the chairs would not lay flat, but they do stand up OK. I  put some L brackets in the side wall that keeps them from sliding and trying to escape out the door. You will find that there is more than enough storage inside for a weeks worth of food, cokes and clothes. Beer depends on you. After that hit a laundry and a grocery store to resupply. I understand that you live in a 100 year old house, so you are not used to large walk-in closets like some people. If you get a Sprinter weight will be far more important that storage. I am with Stuart on which chassis is best, but to each his own. That is why they make different ones.
You better hurry up and get a PC because you are missing out on some great times RVing.
838  Main Forum / General Discussion / PC on the cover of FMCA magazine again on: March 27, 2012, 04:55:21 pm
I just got my copy of the April Family Motor Coaching magazine and the 2910T is featured . There is a complete write up inside.
Way to go Phoenix USA. ThumbsUp
839  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 24, 2012, 09:01:26 am
Hi Sherman,

It might help you to make up a sheet with a list of your requirements running down the page. Next to each requirement list what you think you would prefer and what you don't want. You seem to be going in circles on your requirement and this may help slow you down so you can make an informed decision. You are the first person I have ever seen that is worried about the weight of the slide out. Two guys lift the side out up and place it into the hole in the wall of the PC. Then the guy inside puts the refer and sofa or dinette in the slide. So how much does the slide weight? Maybe a couple hundred pounds, maybe 500 lbs with the dinette and the refer, both of which you are going to get anyway.

If I didn't tell you when you were here, you are always welcome to come back by to look at my PC and ask any question you have, try it on for size, or if you bring some cold ones and need to share with someone. Just give me a call or send an email. I too am retired so I am home during the day sometimes.
840  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Disinfecting potable water tank on: March 24, 2012, 08:38:37 am
The best thing to do is to call the factory and ask them.

On our first PC, the 2350, it had the three drain lines in the passengers side outside compartment just above the drawer in the right hand wall. The current pictures of the 2910 show a cover in this position. Our current 2552 has the fresh water tank under the passengers side bed and the bed board has a cutout that allows me to reach in and open the valve. The hot and cold drains are under the kitchen sink on the floor. You have to remove the bottom drawer to get to them. Before you ask, to remove a drawer, any of the drawers, you pull the drawer open until it stops, then on each side, at the end of the slider, you will find a pointed plastic part that looks like an arrow. On the right side you push down on the plastic arrow, at the same time on the left you pull up on the arrow and gently pull the drawer forward. I find that I don't have to fully remove the drawer to reach in and turn the valves. I marked one side of the drawer with an arrow to help me remember which side goes which way. When done you just push the drawer back into the closed position.
Kermit told me that to speed up the draining of the fresh water tank, I should open the valve and turn on the water pump. I don't see how this will help on the new 2552 as the drain is separate from the line to the pump. One can always just pump the water into the gray tank via the sinks and then dump the gray, as has been suggested above.

On both of my PCs I found that the water was hardly coming out of the drain. So I took an air hose and put it up the drain hose and blew the line out. When they drill into the tank to put the hoses in sometimes a little of the tank plastic stays in the tank. This can then stop up the drain.

In 2011 Phoenix did put an outside spigot to drain the tank, but there where a lot of complains by the owners so they stopped doing this. I think they call this a running modification. They started late 2010 and and early 2012 I think.


While you have access under the sink, you might want to check the water heater bypass switches. The two outside lines should be open, valve lined up with the line, and the crossover line (bypass) should be closed, valve 90 degrees to the line.  When winterizing you reverse these to bypass the water heater and save on the RV antifreeze.

I hope this helps.
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