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466  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: PA RV show on: July 10, 2010, 08:24:56 pm
Thanks for the update.

Why did I say Harrisburg?
I know it's Hershey.

Must be getting older than I feel.
467  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / PA RV show on: July 10, 2010, 08:20:16 am
Does anybody know if Phoenix will be at the Harrisburg, PA RV show?
468  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Best Blue Ridge/Shenandoah campground on: July 10, 2010, 08:17:29 am

We are seriously considering a trip to the Maritimes.
Any narrative of your trip you can give me will be appreciated.

Also, we like to travel U. S. highways and just off U. S. 11 near I-81 in Staunton, VA there is a KOA we like a lot. You may want to give that a try in your travels.

Peg and I just completed a 7-week, 10,000-plus mile trip in our 2007 2350. The Phoenix doesn't have the all the amenities or ability to tow our previous Alpine did but it sure was a more enjoyable, worry-free trip. Except for the Head, which I barely fit into if standing on 1 leg and don't raise my arms to wash my head, it was a good move for us (now, if I could just figure out a way to get a new 2551).

Safe travels and watch for the crazies out there.

469  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Step extends/retracts by itself on: July 09, 2010, 05:09:31 pm

Now that's what I expected but haven't looked at it yet. Sounds like a simple fix. Thanks for that.

BTW, we just returned from a 7-week 10,565 mile trip that included PA to CA then north on 1 & 101 to OR & WA.
We meandered back and did a lot of incidental touring.

Aside from new tires (which are terrific), a new steering damper (busted by the tire installer) and loose battery connectors, all was good except for that darned step problem.

We're having fun.............................
470  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Step extends/retracts by itself on: July 09, 2010, 08:47:20 am
We've had the very same thing happen.................and it's still happening (all the adjustments I've made only stops it for a short while).

Even though I'd bet good money the door switch is buggered, I'm going to temporarily install a manual switch in place of the door switch to verify that before I start replacing anything.
471  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rear tire cover on: July 05, 2010, 06:48:17 pm
Try turning the exterior handle counter-clockwise to run the bar down the thread.
Then line the bar up with the receiver and turn the handle clockwise until it gets tight.
Finally, lock the handle in place with the key.

Hope this helps.

472  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Four Months Living in a 2400 on: July 01, 2010, 10:54:37 am

You'll have a good time driving the switchbacks uphill. I didn't use the tow/haul feature because the V10 has the oomph to do it well enough without running over 3500 RPM. Just use the gears.

If I was hauling the TOAD, I would have.
473  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Best-kept secret on: June 29, 2010, 12:24:37 pm
Phoenix Cruiser has got to be 1 of the best-kept secrets in the RV world. We have been asked many, many times about our 2350. No-one has heard of them and all seem to be taken by them. Actually, a number of people have asked to take a peek at the interior and, in the process, I pointed out the fit and finish. This seemed to impress a lot of folks because they were comparing it to theirs.

Since we are so happy with our decision to downsize from a DP, it is easy for us to expound on the merits of our PC.
474  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Four Months Living in a 2400 on: June 29, 2010, 12:17:11 pm
Hi Tom.

We took the Chief Joseph scenic route out of Cody, WY (what a GREAT little town) to US 212 and headed to Red Lodge. There is a bit of construction and the man operating the piling machine on the side of the mountain in a severe curve had to move it so I could get the 2350 through on the opposite side of the 1-lane road. There is a warning at the foot of the road to disuade 40+ footers from taking it but, in reality, it would be extremely difficult for a 102" wide by 36-foot rig to make it through that place without scraping its side badly.

Be aware, anybody considering this must know how to drive in mountains before doing it. The downhills and switchbacks are extreme and riding the brakes will end very badly. I descended in 3rd gear and didn't let the engine wind to over 3,000 RPM. Stab the brakes relatively hard for a short time to drop speed quickly. This gives the brakes time to cool between uses. I DID NOT use the tow/haul feature because the trans would often drop gears too severely and sometimes cause the engine to wind to 5,000 RPM or more.

Hope this helps and answers a few questions.
475  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Four Months Living in a 2400 on: June 26, 2010, 12:17:16 pm
We downsized from a 36-foot Alpine Coach and have been on the road since May 21st. Going to and through many places the Alpine could not, we've enjoyed our 2350 immensely. So much in fact we are considering moving to a 2551 for the twin beds, larger Head and better storage.

We did get an alignment and had 6 new Toyo tires installed, which helped greatly. Considering the Ford chassis has a ball and sector steering assembly, it cannot be expected to respond as a rack and pinion would. All-in-all, there's little to complain about with the fit and finish of the PC 2350.

As a side; US route 212 through the Beartooth range in WY and MT is demanding and our 2350 has done very well in it and those like it, which have been frequent.

It's been a good move for us.   
476  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 19, 2010, 10:39:13 am
That would have been fun.

Regards to you and E.

Maybe next time (but, if you make plans to get to the NE PA area,  let me know and we can hook up).

477  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 17, 2010, 12:58:28 am

Peg found you in Petaluma but you were out both times.
We are now in Kent, WA and our trip, so far, has been good (except for the Donner Pass road surface).

Happy to hear you made it home in good shape and hope we meet again sometime.

Safe travels and God bless.

B & P
478  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: June 15, 2010, 01:53:16 pm
Grandma Q,

I believe we met you at the Boomtown KOA (we have the 2350 you came over to).
Happy to hear you made it home OK (we're now in Oregon).

Are you planning to resume the "Ally-Loops"?

Bob & Peg
479  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Must See's in Utah, Arizona in July on: June 15, 2010, 01:44:58 pm
If you can, avoid I-80 around Donner Pass. The road has been chewed-up by truck tire chains and will shake and rattle your PC terribly. Eastbound is especially bad.

Other than that, enjoy your trip and be safe. There are a lot of crazies out there.

Bob Mahon
480  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 17, 2010, 04:42:48 pm
Hi all,

As you can tell, I'm new to this forum.
We decided to trade down from an Alpine Coach to a 2007 2350 with electric sofa/bed in slide.

We are quite excited and have already received help from PC.

Nice show.

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