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1651  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: DS Marker on: December 09, 2011, 12:14:51 pm
Barry,

I did open the picture larger, but still could not make out what you used.  I will admit, it does look nice.
1652  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: DS Marker on: December 09, 2011, 11:47:42 am
What is that round silver thing, a door knob?  A real close-up pic would help.

What comes to my mind to close up such an "Oops" hole is to install a vent plug.  Then it serves a purpose, allowing air to circulate between the under-bed and cabin to control trapped humidity that might accumulate under the bed.  Just as important, people will think is was designed to be that way, not seen as someone's mistake.

Vent plugs can be bought at home improvement centers and hardware stores.

Here are a couple varieties of plastic vent plugs.  They come in many diameters, colors, materials & styles.

1653  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: December 05, 2011, 12:09:18 pm
I really like that table idea for the slideout sofa people here.  We personally would not utilize it as we have the dinette, but I could see others would.
1654  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rusty hinges on: December 05, 2011, 12:05:31 pm
Humidity is hard on everything, from house to motor home.  Houses have a/c that runs all the time.  No so with motor homes parked and waiting to be used.  A dehumidifier with a continuous drain, would be good to have running.  Especially in the southern super-humid regions.
1655  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Holiday Sale (In case you don't subscribe to our e-mail list) on: December 05, 2011, 12:01:13 pm
Nice Holiday Offer!
1656  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar output on: December 01, 2011, 05:03:46 pm
Very interesting.

The 2000 watt Trip-Lite inverter in my 2007 2350 draws 12 amp hours sitting idle with no load, documented accordingly.  I don't know how the newer 1800 watt Xantrax compares, but such a continuous load would have quite a negative impact on the effectiveness of solar panels.

We dry camp a lot.  Because of the power drain from the inverter, we turn it off until 110v is needed.  I unplugged the jack from the back of the control panel which then I can manually control the inverter there.  With that jack plugged in, the control panel is only an LED monitor.  Details here:  http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,73.0.html
1657  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How does your PC ride? on: December 01, 2011, 01:43:30 pm
Bill & Diane,

First look underneath the rig, just behind the rear axle.  Is there a bar that goes left to right?  If so, somebody previously had added a rear sway bar.  The 2006/2007 Ford E350 chassis is not equipped with one back there when it was brand new.

About the front sway bar, if the ends of the front bar goes through holes into the lower control arms with rubber grommets, then you have the stock front sway bar.

Let me know what you find.  If you are picture savy, then take some pics and share them.

If you have no upgrades of any kind, I will then ask you to perform a small easy experiment when driving your 2350 next time.

Look through my post here to see my aftermarket sway bars to give you an idea of what to be looking for.
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,8.0.html
1658  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Elkhart - Things To Do on: December 01, 2011, 10:30:28 am
We live 160 miles, 3 hours from the factory.  We had our walk-through where Stuart shortened the tail pipe extension for me, and then we headed home.  We never had any type of warranty claim.  After the warranty had ended, I wanted to purchase a new battery tray after I finished my battery shield, but they shipped one for free.  The same with some door latches and door knobs.  That was real nice of PC-USA.

Stuart hit his head real bad trying to get that tail pipe extension off.  I think he saw stars.  That was 4.5 years ago.  To this day I feel real bad about that.
1659  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar output on: December 01, 2011, 10:19:13 am
Soon after we bought our 2007 2350, I thought it would be real cool to have two large solar panels.  I eventually concluded they would be near useless when considering the kind of camp sites we seek in the shade, and storing the rig in a dark garage.  I am sure an array of panels would have done "some" good, but not as much as the demand would call for.  If we lived in the desert region with lots of sun, camping often in such places without electricity or shade trees, I would reconsider.
1660  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Solar output on: November 30, 2011, 03:21:09 pm
Did you shut off the inverter using the switch by the entry door, or at the control panel, or did you shut it off using the switch on the inverter itself.

I think the 2012s have a different inverter than on my 2007, but if I don't kill the power for the inverter, using the switch on the inverter itself....there is still a power drain from it.
1661  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix Discontinued The 2950 on: November 28, 2011, 12:23:20 pm
I thought that was a nice floorplan offering a rear bedroom without a slideout.  As many of you know twin beds would not work for us, so I would have worked out a modification to get a higher sitting rear wall double or queen bed turned sideways, with lots of drawers and/or cabinets underneath it.  But I would go a second step and extend it to the length of the 3100 for a bigger rear bedroom for the extra floor space to work those under-bed drawers better.

Too bad my garage is only 25'-0" deep.
1662  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 24, 2011, 02:01:57 pm
Welcome to the family.  We too own a 2007 PC-2350, but we do not have the slideout option.  If you have any questions on your rig, just ask.

Happy Thanksgiving!
1663  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: November 24, 2011, 12:05:19 pm
You second and third time purchasers are so hillarious.  I just love reading these stories.  I won't be telling such a story of my own......I know....never say never.  But our 2007 2350 is really best for us with our garage size and our finances.  If there had to be any kind of change for us, we'd be cashing out our toys due to hardship.  But God has been providing well for oh so many years, so no thoughts on that one.

Congratulations on your new 2552.
1664  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 22, 2011, 04:30:09 pm
I concur with Tom.
1665  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 22, 2011, 12:53:25 pm
Tom,

You make a good point.  I always assume worst case scenerio......people parking their rig in an open field in North Dakota in October, and return in April.

I don't understand why, but with my main house power shut off using the kill switch at the door, the house batteries still experience a small power drain.  I have to place them on a charger every couple months for 3 days on a 4 amp setting, or they go dead in 4 months time.  I think this is common to many motor home owners of various brands.

My chassis battery seems more tollerant.
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