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1486  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: May 01, 2013, 11:47:25 am
I found THIS INTERNAL POWER SURGE PROTECTION UNIT with a remote display.

Is there any concern of a power surge from the Onan4000 generator?  If so, then the protection should be installed by the power transfer switch instead of by the power plug.

EMS-HW30C - Internal With Remote Display


EMS-LCHW30 - Internal With Display On The Unit


EMS-PT30C - Portable With Display


SSP-30 With NO Display (Has LED Panel)
1487  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 30, 2013, 11:17:59 pm
Is it hard to install the "Rig Internal" surge protector ourselves?  This seems the ultimate solution.....or are there concerns with this type.
1488  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Skin Care for our Cruiser on: April 30, 2013, 01:57:06 pm
Hey, I found that RV.net thread.  The product is sold by Lowes for floors of all things.  It is called Red Max Pro.  It is sold by the gallon.  Some RV people swear by it.  I would first try it in an easy-to-reach area to test how it goes on and the look after dries.  If it's a disaster, just get some car polish and take it off.

That thread references this thread which has some good pictures.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/check-this-out-not-poliglow-time-will-tell-43004.html
1489  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 29, 2013, 10:27:54 am
The only theft I ever experienced in campsites was firewood and the campsite itself, and I can't call it theft.  More like a misunderstanding.  It comes down to marking/demonstrating the site as "Occupied".
1490  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 28, 2013, 03:28:31 pm
Maybe the factory installs them inside upon request.   It might be easier than you think.  Common sense says to install inside just after the power transfer switch.  This way you are protected from both the pole and the generator.

Call first thing Monday morning and ask.  Maybe it will be ready when you get there.  Just pay that extra with a separate check.
1491  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Picking up our 2552 on Wednesday on: April 27, 2013, 04:24:57 pm
Back in 2007 when we picked up our rig at the factory, the only thing we had the factory modify on-the-spot was the clamp-on exhaust pipe tip.  It was exceptionally long, easily bumped into with your shin.  I was also concerned it could catch the edge of our garage door frame.

Stuart went to work quickly, removing the clamped-on tip and had it cut beautifully out back and had it back on in a jiffy.  I later painted the tip to match the rig but the paint came off quickly from the heat.  I then considered replacing the tip with a fancy chrome one but never did.

Do others here have an exceptionally long exhaust pipe sticking out?
1492  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Connector for the Door is missing to hold the door totally open on: April 23, 2013, 09:34:08 pm
....does not matter how many times you try and remember to open the door and hold on YOU FORGET...
Yep!  So far we never had the door "crash" into the rig but a good thump was enough for me to come up with the rope idea.

I used to have a picture of the rope with the door closed.  It does store perfectly (out of the way open, closed, and while passing through) and can be easily hooked or unhooked with the door open or closed.  I added second round button hook thingy in the door frame also on the sink side, for storing the rope and bungie cords between the frame and sink cabinet.

I actually have expanded to 2 ropes of different lengths.  The second one is an indoor clothes line that doubles as a longer door limiter.

I would buy a real door limiter but we've gotten well used to our rope system.  Maybe one day I'll order the real thing from the factory.
1493  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 23, 2013, 10:24:29 am
My opinion,

The 2350 falls short in 3 primary areas

- handles worse, but can be resolved
- small bathroom  
- confining bed & bed access

But every model falls short in some manner.  It's come down to what is more important to the owner.  For me, if the longer length didn't matter (because of our garage depth) along with sleeping separately, I would prefer the 2552, even considering the benefits of our 2350.

- huge 2007 outdoor storage compartment
- easy maneuverability
- unmodified Ford stock chassis
- 10% better fuel economy
1494  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 22, 2013, 10:49:16 pm
Jan, For just you and your bird, the rear corner bed of the 2350 would work fine, and the dinette table great for Birdy.  The issue with the 2350 involves two people in that bed.  As far as making up the bed, there are ways around that of which people resort to a bed sack....or whatever they call it.

I would rather have a permanent bed like the 2350 than something that requires setup & take-down daily.  The 2350 is quite short as well.  Much easier to drive around solo in.

Just my thoughts about it.
1495  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: full bed in a 2552 on: April 22, 2013, 05:56:43 pm
Jan,
If you are looking to purchase a new PC, the factory may be able to accomodate your wishes at cost.
1496  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ignition beeping on sprinter on: April 22, 2013, 01:28:38 pm
Just throwing this out there.

Does this happen only when you stay inside, turning off the engine, then get up and walk back inside the RV without opening the driver and/or passenger doors?  It could be sensors in the seats for air bag deployment, wondering what happened to the driver and passenger.  They left their seats without leaving the vehicle.

I would call Mercedes customer service.

It could even be the timed aftermarket running board lights.  Maybe the beeping stops after the running board lights turn off.

Two of a hundred possibilities.
1497  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 21, 2013, 07:41:29 pm
Hi Jan,

Born Free, Lazy Daze, Phoenix Cruiser....they are all good brands.  It comes down to your specific needs & wants.

When I did my internet research for a motor home, I looked at the three brans you mentioned.

:( on a Lazy Daze because we wanted something more aerodynamic which translates into improved fuel economy and more importantly....better handling.  Because of our garage height & length limitations, the LD would require deleting of roof-top features, for example the a/c unit.

:( on the Born Free because they did not offer a main floor bed in a shorter length we required.

The Phoenix Cruiser 2350 floorplan and exterior dimensions were the primary reasons for our purchase.  But after we owned it a short while, I quickly learned it was a great choice for reasons such as design & ingenuity, workmanship, and customer support.
1498  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 19, 2013, 01:27:47 pm
Yep, I did buy the 2008 Phoenix Cruiser 2100.   Wink  I love it.  It had @ 15,500 miles on it, and I drove it approximately 1500 miles from St. Louis to Charleston SC to Leesburg, VA over the last week.  It handles great, everything works so far and I'm pleased as punch.  Had a leaking city water connection for a bit but some jiggling of the check valve fixed that.  And I pulled one of the shade cord thingies out of the wall.  :-(  Ah well.  But so far, I'm loving it.
I feel the 2100 without a slideout is the absolute sweetest rig for travelling solo.  If you have an occasional traveling companion, it can accomodate them too with only a little inconvenience....easy to deal with for the rare occasion.  Looking good Gail.
1499  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 with a dinette? on: April 16, 2013, 11:04:59 pm
Wow Carol, You two are really suffering.  I am sorry to hear that.

I do agree the 2350 bed is confining, and my wife would "ditto" that, but we do sleep well.  We don't find the matress uncomfortable either.

We deal with the lack of elbow room by cuddling.  But I think we'd do okay on the dinette bed too,  rolling on the floor   I sleep on the bathroom side.  When laying facing the wall there, it's an inch away....surely not ideal.  When stretched out and not laying close enough to the head board, my feet can overhang the bed which I actually like.

I suppose if or when we get too old to manage it, one of us would then sleep on the dinette bed.  I consider the rear corner double bed perfect for a single person.  I am 5'-11" tall and have slept on the dinette bed a couple nights when I was sick on one trip.  That bed is very comfortable with adequate elbow room.
1500  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2350 with a dinette? on: April 16, 2013, 12:39:38 pm
Compared to a bed we would have to make up every night, we preferred the permanent corner bed.
Ditto here.

We developed a hot sheet from owning our first motor home for 24 years.  Our PC2350 fulfilled it well.
- fits in our garage (garage size 25'-0" deep, 9'-11.25" door opening)
- has no slideouts
- has a permanent double bed on the main floor
- has a practical size dinette
- has a dry bath with a decent shower
- has a decent galley, stove-sink-fridge-freezer-etc (I am working on larger drawers HERE)
- has decent interior and exterior storage (the 2004-2007 PC2350 has the biggest outdoor compartment of any model)
- has decent capacities for fuel, water, sewage & propane

All the rest about our PC made it better yet.

Mike, echo11's 2011 PC2350 with no slide out is real sweet.  You might want to contact him directly for a link to his pictures and details.
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