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436  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Who can I email?? on: April 08, 2011, 12:27:56 pm
I bought some replacement lug nuts from Wheelmasters a while back.
They are very accommodating and had surprisingly reasonable prices.

I suggest you "Google" them.
437  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: lights on the running board on: April 08, 2011, 10:44:39 am
For what its worth, the term "Submarine Races", was originated by Murray Kaufman and Cousin Brucie in reference to the 'necking spots' (the Alpine Lookout mostly) on the Palisades Interstate Parkway overlooking the New Jersey section of the Hudson River. There were two such "observation" places, Alpine and Englewood.

After a while the PIP Police became pretty diligent and cruised the lookouts fairly regularly, wrecking them for all of us who were growing up in the area at the time.

But, as with all things, time has taken the toll of the PIP Police and the lookouts are no longer as safe as they once were.
438  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Headlights on: April 02, 2011, 10:15:04 pm
A 4mm socket on an extension works fine.
Ford made is easy.
439  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 For Two on: April 01, 2011, 08:11:26 pm
Keep in mind the moving fridge flexes the wires and propane hose.
My Alpine had ther same thing and it did cause a few issues.
If I had my druthers, I'd have chosen the fixed fridge.
440  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Kwikstep / Kwik-Lube on: March 24, 2011, 04:35:21 pm
I'm also interested in info regarding the best way to lube the slide (a little Lithium grease on the metal to metal areas?).
My last rig had hydraulic cylinders that moved the slide so I can't draw from that.
441  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Magne Shades on: March 23, 2011, 12:38:57 pm
Actually, I use both.
442  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 23, 2011, 11:18:54 am
Another vote for calling Kermit. The man has a superabundance of knowledge.
443  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 23, 2011, 08:31:03 am

As best I know, both sides of the Solenoid switch contacts will be hot (one cable goes to the positive terminal of the Chassis battery and the other cable to the positive terminal of the House batteries). When the solenoid actuates (closes), it parallels the positive terminals of the Chassis and House batteries. The negative terminals of the batteries are connected directly to the Chassis, which is a common ground.

The dash switch, on the other hand, will have only one hot side (usually from the House batteries) when in its normal position. The cold side of the dash switch goes to the coil of the Solenoid switch and will actuate (close) the Solenoid switch when the dash switch is closed, paralleling the Chassis and House batteries.

Note: when using jumpers, most people connect them to the terminals of the battery, not the battery posts themselves. This method, in fact, simply bypasses the dead battery with the battery used for jumping. It does nothing to prove the terminals are secure.

If it were I, before doing anything else, I'd check the connections to the Chassis battery, especially the Negative terminal. If the terminals are not truly secure, using the "E" start switch will not help much. If this proves true, there's a very good chance the  Chassis battery is not be getting a complete charge.

Suggestion: the next time this happens, open the hood and twist the connections while pushing them down hard. Then first try to start it just using the Chassis battery. If the Chassis battery won't do it alone, then try using the "E" start switch to bring the House batteries on line.

Let us know what happens.
444  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Emergency Battery Sitch on: March 22, 2011, 09:41:15 pm
I had the 'emergency start' switch on 7 motorhomes and they were all momentary.
You only need to press the switch, which energizes a solenoid paralleling chassis & house batteries, long enough to start the engine.

It is a momentary switch in all cases I know of.
445  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Magne Shades on: March 22, 2011, 06:28:34 pm
I bought them as well when we picked up our 2010 2552 earlier this month.
They promise to be of great advantage.

However, although I did think they might fit inside also, it's good to read this post.
446  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our new Cruiser on: March 19, 2011, 07:40:20 pm
Thanks Bob.
I'll make it so.
447  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Monitor Extension on: March 19, 2011, 12:28:21 pm
The picture shown is of the 2551 we just purchased (white with brown decals). In the short time we've had it, the extension, if moved as far left, forward and up as it can go eliminates the 'head-knocking' and provides a better view of the rear-vision monitor while still allowing me to see the rear mirror's compass and temp display.

So far, I like it.
448  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our new Cruiser on: March 19, 2011, 12:13:08 pm
Thanks Billy.

Although our 2350 was a good unit, we're sure we will enjoy the 2551 more.
Actually, the 2350 was a bit too much of a downsize from our 36' Alpine Coach.

Regardless, we're happy we stayed with a Phoenix Cruiser. Cheers
449  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our new Cruiser on: March 19, 2011, 08:31:49 am
The only notification on the door frame is Ford's, which indicates 75 PSI Front & 80 PSI rear.
Our 2007 2350 model had a Phoenix recommendation of 60 PSI front and 65 PSI rear.

A 15 PSI difference seems higher than it should be for the weight difference of the models.
450  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our new Cruiser on: March 18, 2011, 09:12:27 pm
Hi David.

Although the 2350 was good to us, we are very pleased with the 2551.
The 2350's rear bed was just big enough for me, which required that Peg make the sofa-bed every night. The 2551 won't give us that problem.

BTW, can anybody tell me what the tire inflation pressure recommended by Phoenix is for the 2551? Running at 80 PSI on our lovely PA roads is a bit harsh.
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