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1411  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 11, 2011, 03:22:00 pm
I will check out e-trailer.  Thanks!
1412  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 11, 2011, 12:31:14 pm
We just returned from our MI trip.  On our flat driveway at home I measured the height difference of the Roadmaster Falcon-II tow bar at the motor home compared to the Liberty to be exactly 6" so I will be looking into something to level it out.  Time to call Roadmaster.

Adding....measeurements taken from center pivot pin, to center pivot pin, for best accuracy.
1413  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension/Handling Evaluation 2011/E450/2552 w/s on: July 09, 2011, 10:03:27 pm
I too had such upgrades done 4 years ago on our 2007 2350, Roadmaster bars, Safe-T-Plus, rear Henderson trac bar, and Koni Shocks.  I have the Koni-RV adjustables set to the stiffest.

Koni-FSDs are now available for the E-Series??????  They really seem to be ideal.
1414  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shelf Liner on: July 09, 2011, 10:00:10 pm
In my big Tips-&-Tricks article, I show a picture of the shelf liner we use.  It is the typical stuff sold in rolls at home improvement centers.  It does not stick to pots and such that we experience.  But it does shift in the one forward aerodynamic cabinet when braking hard.
1415  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water in the backup camera on: July 09, 2011, 09:55:45 pm
We have not, but do experience temporary sound outages when water covers over the microphone back there.  Once dry (or blown out from driving wind), I can hear back there again.
1416  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 09, 2011, 09:43:14 pm
I have the exact same "Angled" setup with my 2007 2350 (E350) and 2006 Jeep Liberty.  I did wonder about the angle too, but my Liberty's tow brake system (Unified) is supposed to kick into action before the jeep runs up the backside of the PC.

I'd like to hear if you have found a riser for the receiver as you can't be too careful.
1417  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Service Coming Soon: Used PC Classifieds on: July 08, 2011, 05:44:50 pm
I think the "For Sale By Owner" is a very attractive feature for all three parties, the company, current owners, and prospective owners.  It would make it very easy for someone like me to direct people to both new and used PCs.  Some will rule out a new one due to the expense, but others will start looking at used ones, and steer toward a new one.

I love the idea.

For PC owners, it would make for a little extra assurance as a tool for a bail-out if times got harder for them.
1418  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: replace slide out on: July 06, 2011, 11:30:40 am
The factory would have your real answer.

Anything is possible given enough money.  Not only is there cost in the slideout, but the cost in relocating the furnace like is in the newer models and rewiring.  It gets deeper and deeper.  You may find it much cheaper to trade in your old one for a new (or newer) one.
1419  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Charleston, Here I Come! on: June 29, 2011, 10:26:27 pm
Welcome back home Aimee.  It's good to read the kids placed well.  Mom and Dad are  Cheer
1420  Main Forum / Photos / Re: June, 2011 Great Lakes Tour on: June 29, 2011, 10:19:40 pm
We are currently staying in Interlocken State Park through Monday to cover us through the Independance Day celebration in Traverse City.  With a good location, an electric site and a dump station near by for $21 per night (no reservations was risky), we are very happy.  Enjoying $15/9 $20/18 holes of golf near by.  We are thinking of heading to Sleeping Bear Dunes NP tomorrow.

Right now at 10:00pm here, we are at the McDonalds with WiFi, enjoying a cup of coffee and icecream, at Rt 31 near the Menards, 5 miles east of Interlocken.  My wife and I each have our own laptops here.......I think we have an adiction.

It's not the kind of vacation we typically do, but are enjoying the slower pace of it all.  It was really nice to travel a couple hundred miles to the first destination, rather than our typical 1200+.

We are also enjoying the coastals of the eastern side of Lake Michigan.  Given we tow our Jeep, the PC stays in the camp ground, so scenic PC pictures are nil so far.

Eventually we get to the UP area of Michigan, before turning around and head back home the same route to pick up things missed if time permits.
1421  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fiber glass roof on: June 28, 2011, 09:48:36 pm
I thoroughly hand wash the roof (entire outside) with a moppy covered sponge and any "made of cars" type of soap.  Done once a year at the end of the season.  It's enough work at once a year.  I do quick washes in-between, and once during a trip when a mega bug bath has occurred.
1422  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix USA is Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: June 25, 2011, 09:46:36 am
Yep!

When I share with outsiders about all this as one more good reason to put a Phoenix Cruiser on their list of considerations, they think I'm making it all up.  A couple people even had the nerve to say I'm lying because they think I work for Phoenix USA.  What can I say about that?  shrug shrug shrug

Their loss.
1423  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Problems getting cool enough on really hot days on: June 25, 2011, 12:05:24 am
...the dash AC needs to be set on MAX even when parked and the engine off or the outside air vents are open,....L. G.
Oh....That is a great tip!!! ThankYou
1424  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Problems getting cool enough on really hot days on: June 24, 2011, 03:18:35 pm
I have read on other forums, the roof-top a/c is expected to cool down a motor home 20 degrees cooler than the outdoor temp.  You seem to be doing worse than that.  Your ideas all seem logical.  Try boosting the "cool-down" with the engine a/c, then maintaining the lower temp using all the means you mentioned.

Our older 2007 PC-2350 without a slide, has thermal windows.  We have not yet tested the cooling like that.  But we have benefited during freezing over-night temps.  Our PC stays fairly warm except for the cold that enters through the front Ford chassis area.  At bed time, we close the bedroom privacy curtian which makes a big difference for warmer sleeping.  It blocks out the cold draft from up front, and the furnace then runs based on the thermostat by our heads.

But that data does not help for the reverse.  Based on the cold that enters through the front driver's area for us, I would assume the worst of the heat you are getting, also comes from there.  I would focus on padded windshield and door window shades that mount outside the glass.  I know you mentioned an outside windshield shade, but maybe a padded one would be more effective.  Also inserts for the skylight and roof vents.  They do seem to radiate the outside temp inward a lot, don't they?  Consider purchasing a sheet of non-crumbling foam from a home improvement center.  They sell 4x8 sheets (pink or blue colored), 1"-1.5" thick for insulating house foundations from the outside.  They are placed against the foundation, then buried.  With a sheet of that, you could make a whole lot of perfect fitting inserts for around the RV.  Some places sell broken sheets for next to nothing.

Oh, and it goes without saying, draw down your outside awnings.  You can extend you main awning just a foot to eliminate much daytime sun.  That can be left unattended.  We have a dinette awning which helps a lot with direct sun, again can be left unattended if the wind picks up while you are away.
1425  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix USA is Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: June 24, 2011, 12:31:05 pm
I had broke a cabinet latch on my 2007 in my second year of ownership.  I asked PC-USA if I could purchase a dozen latches.  They sent them at no charge.  That was really nice.  Since then, we have broken another latch, so it is good to have spares.  I keep them in the RV tool box.

During my warranty period, I wanted to buy a couple extra interior cabinet door knobs, one specifically for the access door to the inverter.  They sent them free.

Some time in the year after my warranty was over, I made that battery shield, so I wanted to purchase a new battery tray.  Same story there.

Now that a number of years have passed, they charge me for things I request, but at their cost with no mark-up.  What other motor home manufacture would do business like that?  One more reason to own a Phoenix Cruiser.
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