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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Business Cards and Brochures on: July 20, 2014, 09:39:46 am
As Phoenix Cruiser seems to be more a mindset and perhaps passion than the word "Brand" would advance, I'd suggest "Phoenix Cruiser Ambassador" rather than "Brand Ambassador".
17  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Replace Blue Ox Lubricating Washers on: July 12, 2014, 08:46:59 am
Good info, Barry.  ThumbsUp
I'll be attending the Irv2 gathering in Myrtle Beach and have the Blue Ox team perform any needed service on my 7 year old Aventa II. The cost is published as $30.00, which is a great deal.  Cheers
18  Main Forum / Photos / Re: 2450 non-slide on: July 12, 2014, 08:34:15 am
You did good by not getting the stick-on graphics, which will eventually crack and peel. Removing them also leaves a ghost outline where they were, even after a short time.
Nice looking unit.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 11, 2014, 10:34:11 am
Suggestion:
Put your keys on a ring large enough to fit over the antenna crank handle and hang the keys there when the antenna is up.
A little sign placed on the Driver's seat won't hurt either.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any good recommodations on traveling to our Colorado reunion. on: July 10, 2014, 06:26:18 pm
About 2 exits east of the Junction City, KS exit on I-70 is highway 177. Go south  on 177 about 25 miles to the Council Grove, KS ACOE Campgrounds. There are 3 entrances off 177; Richey Cove, Kit Carson Cove Park and Kansa View Park.
Have lunch or dinner at Hays House, downtown Council Grove. As best I know, there are over 20 historic landmarks in that little town. Very quaint and we liked it a lot.

You'd be smart to Google better directions.

Enjoy your adventure and be safe (there are a lot of crazies on the roads).
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 07, 2014, 10:56:05 am
We also have and like the jacks but wish each of them could be individually controlled.
I stress that you NEVER, EVER lift the rear wheels off the ground under any circumstances. I've seen too many rigs either bend or kick the jacks up when they started to roll.
22  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Colorado's Million Dollar Highway in the San Juan Mountains???? on: July 07, 2014, 10:47:04 am
We drove the Ouray to Silverton length both ways in our 2350 back in 2009. Stay in good control of your speed and you'll have no trouble at all (use 3rd gear and stab the brakes when needed on the downhills). We stayed at the KOA in Ouray and rented one of their JEEPs for a day to do a few rough trails. Make sure you get to Telluride and take the the Tram too.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Incorrect heading indicated on mirror compass? on: May 18, 2014, 10:44:59 pm
I've not had good results with a mirror compass of any manufacture because it relies on magnetic lines of flux, which change depending on where you are. Consequently, I installed a GPS on the dash using a north up setting and can see my heading and how that relates to my position.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: May 15, 2014, 10:56:48 am
Update:
The XPS Rib 225/75R16 (LRE) tires are made in Germany (date code 4712) and 7 were installed yesterday. On the 46 mile return home, I was able to form a preliminary opinion, which is favorable. The Ribs are definitely quieter (not that the original were very noisy) and the ride seems to have improved somewhat. Tracking is at least as good and perhaps slightly better.

NOTE: The XPS Rib 225/75R16 (LRE) are summer tires and as we have never driven our unit in snow or mud, I don't forsee any issues. They are, however, rated better in rain, which we see frequently.

Evidently, the XPS Rib tires are slightly larger as they are listed as 706 revs per mile vs. the 710 revs per mile for the original LT225 75R16 tires.

So far, so good.
25  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Acadia national park on: May 07, 2014, 10:11:28 pm
I'd go with the Triplett's suggestion. Too many tight places to use the Cruiser unless you use the L.L. Bean or Oli's Trolley transport. Even then you'll not get to all the neat places.
Also, do the Bar Harbor Whale Watch and Puffin cruises.

Good luck, safe travels and God bless.
26  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Acadia national park on: May 07, 2014, 10:23:43 am
Check out Oli's Trolley in Bar Harbor. They run from May through October.
We were very happy with the tours.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: May 06, 2014, 04:18:38 pm
Thanks for the feedback. Fortunately, my Ford dealer is able to get the Michelin XPS Rib LT225/75R16 E/Q to replace all tires. The speed rating is Q (100 MPH) rather than the LTX R (106 MPH) but the load range is the same. As I'll never see over 80 MPH on the Cruiser, I'm not concerned (I'm almost always at a max speed of 60/65).
The reviews I've read of the XPS Rib are very favorable.

I'm a lot happier now than I was this morning.  ThumbsUp
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: May 06, 2014, 09:26:21 am
I'm having a horrible time finding tires around here. After a few calls to Michelin, their requirement to have a competitor's tires paid for is that the tires be LT rated, Load range E, a minimum speed rating of R and be replaced by a Michelin dealer. A few years ago I had to replace the Michelin LT tires on our old 2350 and found a dealer that could do it in Scott's Bluff, NE. He recommended Toyo LT225/75R16/E/S. I took his advice and found the Toyo tires very satisfactory. I'll be looking into that at a dealer today.

Funny thing about Michelin's recommendations is that they said the XPS Rib was a suitable replacement. However, that tire is Q rated and the Michelin site clearly says it is not suitable for use on our E450 2552.

Other Michelin recommendations are the Uniroyal Laredo HD/H and BF Goodrich's Commercial TA All season, both of which are speed rated Q. Strange; a competitor's Q rated tires are not suitable but a Michelin company's Q rated tires are. Probably because Uniroyal and BF Goodrich are Michelin companies.

What a pita.
29  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: April 27, 2014, 10:48:03 am
1.  Yes
2.  No, none at all.
3.  Yes, would get one.
4.  Yes, would get one.
30  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dead battery salvation on: March 31, 2014, 10:43:03 am
If you have dual 12 volt "House" batteries rather than dual 6 volters, one of them can replace a bad Chassis battery in a pinch. A pita but it will get you going.
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