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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 20, 2017, 09:36:03 pm
Thanks for the replies, and Patty, thanks for your email.  I like what I see.  I think I will move forward with a Corian counter extension.  They no longer offer our color green so I am looking into an accent color they have in stock.
2  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: An Affordable Roof Vent Cover For People On A Budget on: October 19, 2017, 07:50:18 am
The vent covers serve a purpose some may not know till they have a vent lid failure. Generally the type of plastic is not suitable for very long in the sun. The sun causes a serious deterioration and breakdown and the lid will break or powder.
I heard that on other forums.  I also heard that painting the cover will prevent sun damage.  I assume a gray or black color would be more effective than white.

I have no concern of sun damage because our rig is stored indoors most of it's life.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Request For Pictures Of Your Corian Flip-Up Counter Top on: October 18, 2017, 05:04:48 pm
Hi All,

Our wooden board flip-up counter by the entry door is still in good condition, but Irene always gives me grief over placing hot items on it and water when I do the dishes.  I am thinking of ordering a Corian flip-up counter.  To you who have them, would you please post pictures of yours?  I wonder about the material thickness, the finished edging, and how it attaches to the hinges from behind.

Ron Dittmer
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WeatherTech Liners or Mats on: October 18, 2017, 04:12:51 pm
I know you are seeking floormats for dirt protection, but for those who want original Ford carpeted mats that match their Ford interior, you can buy them on line, Ebay being one of them.  HERE is one example.  Many years ago I bought a set like these for our 2007 PC.  They work well for our particular traveling style.

I recall spending a lot less, like around $30 with shipping included.  Just keep a watch for them as they come up for sale.
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches on: October 17, 2017, 03:15:03 pm
I have had some of the hook part of the latches break.
My cure was to place small washers under the screws to distribute the load away from the screw hole.
They are ~ 1/8 ID and 3/8 OD.
That makes sense.  Nice tip!
6  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Roof A/C Cover? on: October 16, 2017, 06:11:19 am
Camping World shipped me just one more screw.  Now I need 6 more.  Hopefully they will ship me all 6 in one shoe box this time.
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cabinet Latches on: October 16, 2017, 06:00:50 am
Yes they all break. You can ask for replacements free from Carol in parts. But my opinion, not hers, is that the ones marked brdsupply suck and all break.

I buy southco latches, who brd copied from. They are more expensive, shop around, but do not break.
I heard this before and I tend to agree with keelhauler.  The Southco latches are much better.

Our 2007 model year PC has all Southco latches.  We have had just two mechanisms break over the years.  I broke many more hook-side of the latches because my sleeve cuff or something gets hooked on them.

As Two Hams In A Can also mentioned, a quick squirt of WD-40 works well on them.  Don't use just any old spray.  I can't recall for sure, but it might have been silicone spray (the carrier liquid) that melted the plastic of the latch.
8  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Converting Interior Lighting To Low Power Warm LED Lighting, Very Affordable on: October 14, 2017, 09:37:33 am
Hi Wilson,

Thanks!  I am glad someone else is giving it a try.

I advise to first setup one fixture with the 10 individual segments like I used in our bedroom, not the 8 pairs of segments I used elsewhere.  Try it in different places throughout your PC.  Each PC model will have it's own lighting needs, most influential will be whether you have the light or dark finish cabinetry.  Less light saves battery energy.

What are the specifics with your PC?  Your profile on the left side appears to repeat a zip code or something.
9  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Trash Can Table on: October 14, 2017, 09:21:21 am
Hi Tom,

Since you mentioned your 2-piece sink cover......

After our first trip, our full-size (uncut) Corian sink cover stays home.  We never found value in using it.  I later made a reversible cutting board from cutting board plastic to fit over the sink as shown.  Irene loves it.  Not just for cutting, but like your two piece Corian, it offers more work area while being able to run the water.
10  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / An Affordable Roof Vent Cover For People On A Budget on: October 14, 2017, 08:59:44 am
Our 2007 Phoenix Cruiser has two power roof vents, a generic version in the bathroom and a Fantastic in the bedroom.  Outside on the roof they are very similar in size & shape, and how they open.

I wanted rain-&-wind covers for them but didn't want to spend a fortune.  I found the Aero-Flo product sold at Walmart HERE for an affordable $19.69 plus sales tax.  I bought one on-line and had it shipped to my local Walmart to save around $7 in shipping costs.  The unit installed extremely easy.  Tools needed was a drill with a specific bit size and a screw driver.  NO holes go into the roof, only in the side of the raised frame of the vent cover which was important to me.

I installed the Aero-Flo over our bedroom Fantastic fan.  During our last RV trip, I was impressed with how good it works so I just bought a second one for the bathroom vent and will have it installed prior to our next big trip.

One thing important to me is for the vent to sit lower than the a/c unit (which it does) because the a/c unit just clears our garage door opening.

For you on a budget, the Aero-Flo is a great solution for a roof vent cover.

I also need to mention that opening the roof vent tight to the Aero-Flo cover, eliminates the noise of the cover clanking in the wind.  With the roof vent half open, it might also eliminate the noise but I always opened the vent to contact the under-side of the Aero-Flo.
11  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Trash Can Table on: October 14, 2017, 08:36:22 am
And there you have it!

Sometimes we making things more complicated than they need to be.

Thanks for sharing.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PHOENIX USA, INC. sold to new owner / operators on: October 14, 2017, 08:27:23 am
Jim and Chuck,

It was great to read your post and your press release, that you two guys partnered together to continue the legacy of the Phoenix Cruiser.  It was also good to read that Kermit will be around as an adviser and also focus on new products.  A few of us here on the forum who experienced company buy-outs, allowed our imaginations to run away.

My wife Irene and I bought our 2007 Phoenix Cruiser 2350 from your dealer network back in 2007 and we continue to enjoy our now 10.5 year old PC.  We are big fans of Phoenix USA, two of many people who share their great PC experiences on various RV community forums, as well as during our travels.

We are grateful for Jim & Chuck there in Elkhart, the new ownership of Phoenix, carrying the torch with passion and commitment in providing a great product, best ever customer service, and with new & innovative product ideas.

Ron (& Irene) Dittmer
13  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Roof A/C Cover? on: October 13, 2017, 07:56:26 pm
Like you, I feel 4 such screws seems to be the wrong fastener, or maybe okay if using 8 of them .  Best to use standard machine screws with fender washers and nylon lock nuts.
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The fake leather on my seats and sofa is falling apart on: October 12, 2017, 09:21:56 pm
 You would have to remove your damaged seat skins, ship them to the USA ebay supplier who ships them to China for color matching, pattern making, and fabrication of the new skins.  Then wait a month to get your replacements.
That is a lot of diesel.
15  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Roof A/C Cover? on: October 12, 2017, 10:04:47 am
Good suggestion Ron!  I have not lost a screw yet but when I did my inspection after our trip home from the factory one screw was out and by some miracle laying right there on the roof.  Put it back where it belonged and snugged up the others.
I have added checking those screws to my pre-departure checklist.
You got real lucky there jatrax  Smile

The screw head works with a Philips screw driver and also a square drive.  I highly recommend using the square drive to torque the screws so much better.  The Philips doesn't grip well at all, maybe meant for emergency use only.
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