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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Driving lights/fog on: August 13, 2015, 12:00:59 pm
Thanks Ron, I kind of expected I would have to "make do" with some off the shelf model that comes close.  Ron G.
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Driving lights/fog on: August 13, 2015, 11:13:16 am
I have searched low and high for OEM lights that would fit in the cut outs in the lower cowl of my E-450.  I can not find anything.  Has anyone found what light would fit nicely into those cut outs?   I know I could use some stock lights but I would love to maintain the nice look and fit.  I have not called PC but I assumed that cowl was stock Ford?  (it is different than the F series I know)  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks, Ron G.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New chassis for Phoenix on: August 13, 2015, 08:51:05 am
Interesting news feed yesterday really threw some "beef"on the table for Ford and their negotiations with the labor union.....Ford is moving production of the F-650 and 750 out of Mexico to Ohio where 1400 jobs will now be saved as the plant was scheduled to be shuttered or cut back significantly because of the slow down in small car sales.  Coincidently,  the E-cutaway chassis' are made at that plant.  Not to jump to conclusions but I would think the consolidation of mid size truck chassis production to one plant could indicate the E series will be kept around for longer than 2020?
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New chassis for Phoenix on: August 12, 2015, 03:44:33 pm
Ron D. and others.....I have been chatting of late with individuals in the commercial vehicle business as well as the RV industry and both are saying the demand for the E chassis had not lessoned at all and  perhaps have increased a fair amount , they all say there are just no good alternatives at this particular time to this durable and tried E chassis.   It will be interesting to see if perhaps Workhorse/GM steps back into the market aggressively and fills the vacuum or will Ford reconsider their 2020 shut down schedule?  While many like the F-550 chassis there are drawbacks with such a long chassis.  it will be interesting to see where it all goes, Kermit does not seem to concerned and is sure sticking with the E's until the end. thanks
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New chassis for Phoenix on: August 10, 2015, 05:11:11 pm
 Good feedback Gents.  The Ford Transit will not be a viable option for my application.  Lets face it the turning radius on the E-450 is horrible so  the F-550 would most likely  be even worse!  Guess I will just have to get myself into and M2 Freightliner!( my wife will never let that happen)
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / New chassis for Phoenix on: August 10, 2015, 03:18:11 pm
I posted some time ago on the subject of offering a new chassis for PC's,  did not get much reaction from forum readers so perhaps everyone is very content with the E series?   Personally, I would love to see Phoenix offer either the Ram 5500 or Ford F-550, better ride, quite cab, more cab room,  better handling, and much higher GCVW.  Diesel option would be great and allow a little longer coach like the 33'7" Born Free. What do you all think?    Thanks
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Maintenance 2015 on: July 06, 2015, 07:49:22 pm
Not that familar with the Interstate 6 volts but I did have sme Trojan 6 volt that had that lever set up for the caps and you did have to keep and eye on the levels.  With that said I did have and 08 Grand Cherokee  diesel that had a large battery that had removal caps, I topped it off (did not overfill) and in less than a week it overflowed and the acid took out the control module.  Service guy said the battery was maintenance free and despite the fact the caps came off water was never to be added, I learned a hard lesson.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Photo website on: July 03, 2015, 05:29:21 pm
GoPhoenix......I sold two coaches on  nice people to deal with and both coaches went fast.  Might be worth a will be missed and I do hope you keep posting on this forum.  Best of luck.  Ron G.
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Water leak on: June 25, 2015, 02:12:55 pm
I had noticed a couple of times over the winter some wet carpet on the right side (facing the slide when inside) corner, we all know water and RV's do not mix!!  I checked everything over even re caulked the front cap seam, etc and did not find anything obvious on the roof but did see wetness one more time.    I placed a call to Kermit (reported on the good service from him in another post) who told me to really look over the small plastic down spout that catches water off the slide topper/roof, he has seen water back up and go under that topper track and run down the wall.  Sure enough the spout had broken over the winter and in very heavy down pours the water would back up, literally run up hill and down the wall.  I got a new down spout (like $7.00 for four on Amazon) and installed with one screw and some Dcor self leveling goop and we have now had several very, very heavy rains with zero wet carpet.  I would never have guessed that water would run up hill, around a screw and down the wall enough to wet carpet!   Thanks to Kermit again for knowing his coaches inside and out.  I love my 3100!  Thanks, Ron G.
25  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Safety Recalls on: June 11, 2015, 03:41:34 pm
That is basically correct much force for the canister itself.  The next mega issue will be the company (Takata) will go bankrupt!
26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sani-con pump system on: June 07, 2015, 11:09:39 am
Earl does a good demo on the PC web site.....
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Hot Water by pass on: June 07, 2015, 11:08:30 am
Jas....the valves are under/behind the bottom draw in the kitchen.  The little levers on the draw slides need to be pushed one up one down and the draw slides out and you will see the three valves for the bypass as well as the two low water drains.  Have fun visiting new england....come to NH and spend some money!!
28  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Safety Recalls on: June 05, 2015, 03:25:53 pm
Thanks for the info.  I have been warned by my dealer to not draw any conclusion yet as to if any/all vehicles are included in the recall since the manufacturers are still uploading the data
and it still may be weeks before they know what vehicles are involved or not.  The word now is some that all ready been recalled may have to be recalled again since the replaced inflators are not correct!
29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: K. Fisher alive and well. on: June 03, 2015, 02:17:41 pm
Kermit is a wealth of information.  I realize he has been making these coaches for a long time but his knowledge of where every connection is, etc. just floors me every time I have a discussion with him.  It is obvious he likes helping his customers and I am appreciative of that fact.  Ths., Ron G.
30  Main Forum / General Discussion / K. Fisher alive and well. on: June 01, 2015, 09:16:56 pm
Heavy rain up here in NH and I noticed some wet around one corner near the slide on the PC.  Everything looks very tight on the roof and wall so I placed a call to PC and as usual I got passed right thru to Kermit , the owner of PC.  We had a super  conversation and he led me to a couple possible trouble spots.   What other RV manafacturer offers the owner as the number one resourse  for consumer inquiries?! 
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