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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 21, 2014, 10:20:27 pm
To compete in what is now the E series, the Transit will have to widen the frame and axles by a good amount for the larger models. As it is, the comparison is closer to the Sprinter specs than to the E series (European models are virtually identical to what will be offered here unless changes are made for the MH market).
The E series duals stand out from the PC body by 1-1/2" per side. The Sprinter wheels are 5 to 6" less than the body per side.

I do not see a near comparison of the Transit vs. the E series as they are now.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water leak on our first big trip on: October 18, 2014, 01:34:29 pm
I cannot comment on your particular problem but will offer a word of advice:
Never, EVER leave your unit without turning the water off, inside and outside.
I've seen too many boats sink because a fitting broke and allowed shore water to flood the inside.
While a MH won't sink, water sure can make a mess and cause serious damage.

Same with the black and gray water drain valves. A few years ago the sewer line collapsed at one of the camp grounds we were staying. A number of units on both sides of us that left their gray water drain valves open were flooded with raw sewage backing up through their shower drains. I don't leave the drain valves open and we avoided a disaster. However, we did move to another CG.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet door latches on: October 12, 2014, 11:16:46 pm
We've not had doors opening with the standard latches. However, we've experienced quite a few of them breaking. Fortunately, I've been able to buy replacements from PC at a very fair price. So far, I've replaced 10 of them after trying the magnetic and pinch roll type latches, which are inadequate.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 weighted on: October 12, 2014, 11:12:25 pm
Our loading is roughly equivalent to others reporting.
I had the faulty Michelins replaced with Michelin XPS Ribs. After approx. 7500 miles, I can see the edges are not always in complete contact with the ground as they exhibit a distinct difference at the edges.
Generally, I inflate the rears to 75-80 PSI and the fronts 70-75 PSI.
Judging from just the wear pattern, I believe I'm over inflating the tires by at least 5 PSI, probably closer to 10 PSI.
Consequently, it is entirely possible 65-70 PSI all around might be a better choice, which I'll use next season while watching the wear.
Summary: 80 PSI is clearly not appropriate for my unit.
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 10, 2014, 05:43:12 pm
A very good point I was not aware of.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Transit on: October 10, 2014, 01:26:34 pm
From what I've seen of them while in Europe, it will take a lot of doing to build the larger PC units on them. I see F450 and/or F550 chassis in the class B+ and C futures. Personally, I wish PC had them available now.
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Future newbie with a couple questions on: October 09, 2014, 10:27:46 pm
I am in NEPA and will be happy to show you our rig. It'll give you some insight.
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insulation on: October 05, 2014, 10:03:34 pm
Without an escape route, that foam can be very destructive.
54  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Does your Phoenix Cruiser have a slide out? on: October 03, 2014, 05:39:46 pm
1. Yes, with Dinette
2. No
3. I would
4. I would
55  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Shade for the new PC on: September 04, 2014, 10:20:05 pm
How I envy you. The snow-load here would kill that instantly (we had 4 feet of snow on the roof and I was watching the ceiling like a hawk).
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sewer bypass for Sanicon? on: September 02, 2014, 10:56:56 pm
Look at it from the hitch. It may be there and be upstream of the Sani-con (as best I know, it only became standard on 2012 & later units - I had the factory install one on my 2011 after I took delivery).
If you don't have one, you'll have to remove the Sani-Con pump to install a "Stinky-Slinky" hose (make sure the valves are shut before you do that).
57  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".
58  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
59  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.
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers on: July 11, 2014, 10:34:11 am
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.
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