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1426  Main Forum / Polls / Re: camping chairs on: June 07, 2011, 07:23:16 am
The reason I ask this is that I have not really found a good spot to stash 4 chairs without taking up lots of space. David
I understand.  It's just us two with a model 2350, so two chair sacks are no issue with the large outdoor storage compartment.

I've noticed a 2350 with a slide these days has a much smaller outdoor storage compartment.  What did they do, place the furnace or inverter under the bed?  Between that and the outdoor drawer, the under-bed exterior storage got significantly smaller.
1427  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB placement in Ford cab on: June 06, 2011, 05:45:52 pm
Dayum, I would have bet a hundred bucks my '07 hood was steel without going to look. Just did......L. G.
I heard the hood went fiberglass long before I ever owned a PC.  I think the fiberglass hood goes back many years.

My dad owned an 87 Ford Econoline van and his hood rusted from the inside out fairly quickly.  It was a common problem on many.  Maybe Ford changed to fiberglass for that reason.

At least bugs and hail bounce off it better  Smile
1428  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: CB placement in Ford cab on: June 05, 2011, 10:41:46 pm
The Ford hood is fiberglass.  At least my 2007 is.  So a magnetic antenna would not work anywhere on a Ford PC.

I'd opt for a hand held CB radio too.  You could then take it other places and switch vehicles too, ideal for a tow vehicle situation.
1429  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Air conditioner noise on: June 05, 2011, 08:13:07 am
Bob,

It looks like a great enhancement for the Xantrex.

The older Tripp-Lite has this feature sort-of built-in with very a little mod I did explained here.
http://phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=73.0
1430  Main Forum / Polls / Re: camping chairs on: June 05, 2011, 08:05:05 am
We have two of these camoflash, purchased from Aldi's on clearance, I think I paid $7 each.
1431  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Air conditioner noise on: June 04, 2011, 05:45:01 pm
The Tripp-Lite inverter in my 2007 also drove us nuts at night so we shut it off when we don't need 110v power.  Not just because of the noise, but also for the huge power savings (12 amp hours).  There is a little switch on the front of it.  If you pull the head phone jack from the back side of the main control switch, then that will kill 95% of the power to the inverter (then drawing only 1 amp hour), putting it in a sleep or stand-by mode of some sort.

I understand newer models have a different brand inverter, so this may not apply to you.

About the a/c, like Tom said, putting it on low helps a lot with the noise factor.  Also drawing the bedroom privacy curtain, leaving iit about 6" open helps a little too.
1432  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Phoenix Cruiser Photo Contest with $50 prize! on: June 02, 2011, 05:25:37 pm
Told your wife????   faint That's going to significantly cut down on your personal options for spending the Grand Prize! There There   Wink
Funny you say that becasue my wife and I had a laugh over the prize money after I mentioned it to her.  Just before I told her about it, she was explaining a purchase she was thinking of, some kind of girly thing for the house.  I said after the prize money discussion....."So my prize money is already spent then?".  We did laugh hard over it.

Money is always a nice prize   Cheer  but in my case I wished PC-USA would have offered a PC related gift item.  Maybe something like one of their zippered matress covers or a leather upgrade to my cloth dinette bench seats.  At least the prize would further enhance a my PC, instead of help in paying a bill on some dust collecting decorative thingy for the main house.  Cry
1433  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Phoenix Cruiser Photo Contest with $50 prize! on: June 01, 2011, 09:11:47 am
Thanks all for the nice comments.  I just told my wife of this contest and that one of our pics was voted "best".  She was happy and grateful to all.   Heart Shower
1434  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Phoenix Cruiser Photo Contest with $50 prize! on: May 31, 2011, 01:18:24 pm
Great Pic, Ron and the one I picked. As a photographer I would make one suggestion - Photoshop out the piece of your red car - it detracts from the overall effect.  Bill
I was going to email Aimee and suggest the same......Photoshop the car and tow bar out from the picture.....and remove my rear licence plate, making the area 100% dark gray.

I picked my "Arches" picture with the orange/red rock behind the motor home, for 3 reasons.
1) The lighting on the motor home was perfect with no reflecting sunlight.
2) It showed that Phoenix Cruisers can tow fun-mobiles for increased fun-factor.
3)  I felt that view of my 2007 rig accurately represents a 2011 because nothing on that side of a no-slide rig changed since 2007.  The winning photo shows the passenger side with my box awning and big single door for rear outdoor storage.  But the awning was replaced a few years ago with a motorized one with those vertical side rails.  And rear storage is a drawer and door combo since 2008.

Just wanting to accurately represent a 2011 model.

PS:  Upon my request, Aimee did Photoshop my wife's feet out from the original picture here.


For reference, here is the picture I voted for.
1435  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Phoenix Cruiser Photo Contest with $50 prize! on: May 29, 2011, 09:42:46 pm
We are leaving Saturday June 25th, with hopes in staying somewhere around Warren Dunes or South Haven, most likely in a private campground given the weekend.  If private places are full, we'll wing it anywhere legal.
1436  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The Phoenix Cruiser Photo Contest with $50 prize! on: May 29, 2011, 08:40:12 pm
But just wait 'til I get some photos on our next trip running the coast roads of lakes Erie. St. Claire and Michigan, which starts Tuesday morning (you'll be sorry). Cowboy
Bring it on Buddy!  I am up for the challenge, ha, ha.

Hopefully our Lake Michigan trip this summer will present opportunity to compete with all for next time.  Good PC picture moments are hard to come by for me.  Most often, we are pulled off the road to enjoy a scene.....then walking back to the motor home and ...."Ahhhh, I got one".

It is an honor to win this first competition.  Thank you all.   ThankYou
1437  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Where is everyone going this weekend? on: May 27, 2011, 10:46:09 am
We will be home this Memorial Day weekend, time with local family and working around the house.  But I am "REALLY" itching to get away for a weekend in our PC.
1438  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: generator on: May 27, 2011, 10:10:59 am
it runs at a fast speed all the time. The only difference I can tell is that the sound changes to a deeper sound as the load increases.
The same with my 2007.
1439  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV & battery disconnect? on: May 25, 2011, 03:23:04 pm
jdw, Your 2011 must be wired differently than my 2007.  My kill switch by the entry door, kills everything "Including" the inverter.
1440  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: TV & battery disconnect? on: May 25, 2011, 01:11:19 pm
This has always been an interesting subject matter to me.

With our 2007 2350 with the earlier Tripp-Lite inverter, we most often dry camp, so our coach batteries are closely monitored.  Without getting into the nitty-gritty of it all, I always shut the inverter down dead unless we need 110v. ADDING: "This is done by reaching in and flipping the switch on the inverter itself."  If I use the battery disconnect switch by the entry door to conserve battery power, that kills more than the inverter.  It cuts off all 12v as well, which means our fridge goes dead too.  And that is a real bad thing to happen while we are out for the day.

If you own an older PC with the 2000 watt Tripp-Lite inverter, and you dry camp a lot, you may find my topic on this subject of interest.
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