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1636  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
1637  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.
1638  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.
1639  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix USA is Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: June 25, 2011, 09:46:36 am

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.
1640  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
1641  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.
1642  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.
1643  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC service on: June 23, 2011, 12:23:28 pm
Just giving you a friendly hug.  Don't read more into it...ha, ha.
1644  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC service on: June 22, 2011, 11:19:08 pm
And this for Dittmer: All our other vehicles are Ford products, which require oil changes every 5,000 miles, smarty.
1645  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC service on: June 22, 2011, 11:35:20 am
That is a funny story.  LOL  I wonder how well they handle their visits to the new car dealer to get their first complimentary oil change?  Maybe they get a new car every 3000 miles.

Just having fun here with rmmpe.

I do understand their decision.  I would surely miss the 3rd captain seat we have in our 2350.  Getting it back in a 2552 would be hard to resist.
1646  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: rear door struts/shocks on: June 22, 2011, 12:01:06 am
I would contact the factory.  Either they send a new pair free or at cost.
1647  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC service on: June 21, 2011, 11:59:58 pm
So far, driving the secondary roads, as we prefer, we're getting over 10 MPG, which we can live with.  I wish we could get a consistent 10mpg, but can't with a tow vehicle all the time.
1648  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC service on: June 21, 2011, 12:17:08 pm
I know what  2552 is, but what is a 2552s?  "S" means "Sprinter", right?  They don't make a 2552 on a Sprinter, do they?

Are you referring "S" = slideout?

Here I go hijacking another thread.
1649  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: keyless entry for our 2008 2900 PC on: June 20, 2011, 04:45:58 pm
There is a section in my 2007 E350 owners manaul on how to program a new remote, though I thought my chassis lacked the receiver.

I bought new and used remotes off Ebay for our 2006 Jeep Liberty, 1998 Grand Prix, and 5 different C5 Corvettes.  All remotes were easily programed per the instructions in the owners manuals.

When it came to the Corvettes, I bought those used cars needing a little TLC and thay always lacked the remotes, spare keys, owners manuals, and other add-on stuff.  I always supplied the new owner with everything, just like it was a brand new vehicle.  The feel-good factor is a pleasure to watch.  When they pay that much, they deserve it all.
1650  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Charleston, Here I Come! on: June 20, 2011, 04:23:45 pm
 exactly! Ditto from me on all the above.  exactly!
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