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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PHOENIX USA, INC. sold to new owner / operators on: October 20, 2017, 09:20:28 am
Thanks for the compliment LuvShack!   It makes me feel very good knowing my PC went to a great home with you.   Who knows if Mr. Byrnes and the crew come up with some larger coaches on a chassis other than the E-450 I may come back to the family!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WeatherTech Liners or Mats on: October 12, 2017, 01:19:08 pm
HenryJ...Sorry to hear of Jim's fall.  I do hope his recovery is fast and complete.   RAG
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Weight Label on: October 09, 2017, 09:28:50 am
You can/could weigh each side of your coach separately and get the four corner weights.  The issue with most Cat scales that I have seen is they have like a ten inch curb along the sides so you can not easily straddle.  best on luck
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Weight Label on: October 08, 2017, 02:04:09 pm
Telecom....my 3100 fully loaded was within 900lbs of max.  I like a little more safety zone, the front was very close to max as I recall.  Best of luck. 
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Weight Label on: October 08, 2017, 10:53:28 am
I hate to say it but I think you are going to be surprised and not pleasantly so, The Cat's will tell the story.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing front TV? on: October 07, 2017, 05:16:34 pm
It has been a while (several years) since I have been in the TV business as it pertains tp PC's but as I recall long sheet rock screws merely screw into the side of the Samsung set, no brackets nothing.   While I had the set out I took the opportunity to put additional insulation in.  If your new set is a different brand I would be careful where the screws screw in...best of luck.  RAG
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC Weight Label on: October 07, 2017, 05:03:57 pm
Stop looking....small yellew strip on passenger door jam is all you will find
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Removing front TV? on: October 06, 2017, 09:43:06 am
The six screws screw right into the TV case itself.  Once those screws are out there is absolutely nothing that holds the unit in the wall so as suggested be ready to catch that baby or you will lose it to the floor quickly.  The TV is not heavy it just surprises you!   Good luck, not a big job at all.
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Breaking News on: October 03, 2017, 10:02:39 am
My hunch is Phoenix Cruiser is being "shopped" as I type, investment companies do not usually like to hold any acquisitions for very long.  With no splash announcements by the new owner/owners it raises my suspicions even more.  Time will tell for sure.
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2017 2910T - Awning Problem/Question on: September 28, 2017, 10:09:49 am
I have the new Carefree lateral arm powered awning on my Renegade.  Looks very, very sleek and nice, works like a charm, has auto wind, rain and in and out settings, and has a remote control fob.  The issue I have is even on the heaviest setting (wind sensitivity) the wind sensor will send the awning in with what I would consider a light breeze, at the beach forget it it just does not like to stay out!  The unit is so high you can not tie it down because of course there are no typical arms coming down to the coach or the ground.  I liked my PC power unit and the fact you could tie it down some because you could reach the corners when extended. Nothing is perfect I guess and at the end of the day the numbers of times one actually uses the awning I am not sure they are really worth the $$$$'s.  Thanks, Ron
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A couple of Qs for 2351 4x4 owners on: September 26, 2017, 09:21:31 am
My only concern would be the twisting,  rolling, and stress any form of "off roading" would put on the PC.  I could see stress fractures in the outside skin developing, rattles like you have never heard before, etc.  If you are really just talking dirt road driving I do not see the need for 4X4 that would  reduce your MPG significantly and increase your center of gravity considerably making the coach far more susceptible to cross winds.  I have never driven a 4x4 PC so perhaps they drive great?  Quigley systems I have heard stand up nicely so I would not worry from that angle.  Four season usage is another black box.  I know some have used their PC's in the winter (I am talking very cold weather like below 20 degrees) with OK experiences but every RV I have attempted to use in very cold New England weather has not turned out well to be honest.  Doors swell and freeze up, condensation is a real pain, constant water pipe issues despite all efforts to insulate, road salt everywhere, holding tank issues in dumping, generator box getting filled with snow while driving,  just not worth the effort in my opinion.  If I was a single guy looking to do what you say you want to do I would buy a big 1 ton 4X4 Ram or Ford dual wheeled pickup and buy a Lance truck camper with the artic package to put in the back.  You could then easily go in the back country and have the truck to explore if you drop the camper off.  Less room perhaps but check out some of these new truck campers with slide outs and you will be surprised.  just my two cents.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thinking about towing on: September 20, 2017, 09:39:29 am
Two Hams......Having once owned a Sprinter based coach I am going to throw my opinion out there that I am sure is going to open a flood of counter feedback but....Despite what the tow rating might be posted as I would personally have some serious reservations about towing any vehicle in the 3500 lb range behind a Sprinter.   I just do not think the frame and suspension in the OEM setup is really capable of long term exposure to that kind of stress.   The safety factor all so very much concerns me in that even with optional braking 3500 lbs is a lot of weight to manage behind a relatively lightweight frame structure that is always close to its max weight limit out the driveway.  I fully realize people are pulling lots of vehicles behind Sprinters but that does not necessarily mean it is the right and safe decision.   Something in the 2000-2500 lb range may be more realistic for you to consider?  Just my two cents.....Best of luck.
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Breaking News on: September 18, 2017, 02:24:53 pm
Certainly what Kermit has pulled off ( and he should be congratulated!) is much better compared to the situation that Born Free is in (doors are closed for good) .  Only time will tell in what direction this move will take PC in?  Consolidation was/is needed in the RV industry for sure.... I just hate to see the little guys getting hurt and they always seem to.   I am worried that such a well engineered, well manufactured, niche coach just will not fit into a larger manufacturers lineup and they all want to reduce overhead.     Thanks, Ron G.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driving lights on: September 14, 2017, 05:35:29 pm
My M2 came with OEM driving lights below the bumper and only work with the low beam lights as the law here NH mandates.  They go out on high beam.
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driving lights on: September 14, 2017, 12:26:02 pm
The Rigid D-dually is street legal and can be used like any other fog/driving light.   I am not one to break the law and therefore stayed away from many of the other light products out there that are really strictly for off road use only.
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