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1681  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 23, 2011, 06:45:35 pm

You "DO" have a testimony worth sharing.  I would love to see your unit and also what it tows.  There are not many Sprinter based PCs out there, so I hope you get a website setup on yours.  Then I'd have a place to direct others to see one...... LOL

Welcome Aboard!

I am curious as to the year of your Sprinter chassis.

1682  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Using Back-Up Lights For Other Purposes on: May 23, 2011, 12:36:43 pm
One minor disappointment...... I thought I could turn on the backup lights without a key in the ignition but that is NOT the case.  I got power from the hitch connector for convenient fuse protected 12V.  Unfortunately none of the hitch wires offer power all the time, so I settled for ignition controlled power.
1683  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 leans to passenger side on: May 22, 2011, 11:36:15 am
A truck spring shop can resolve that fairly simply by increasing the spring stack on the low side. L. G.
I like that idea.
1684  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2350 leans to passenger side on: May 22, 2011, 10:40:47 am
I cannot say that our 2007 2350 has a lean in either direction.  I'll have to study it closer.  But many motor homes suffer from a slight lean.  If you are considering heavy duty front and rear sway bars, they might help counter-act that a bit, but unlikely to eliminate a lean.

The 2350's water tank is on the passenger side which when full adds 340 pounds.  The large under-bed storage there may be loaded with heavy gear.  Also, the slideout option adds at least 400 pounds to the driver side which you and we do not have.  There are so many influential factors why a motor home has a lean.

It is important to load up the motor home as if to go on vacation, then take it to a truck/RV suspension shop for a front wheel alignment.  It won't take out your lean but will help wth handling.
1685  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Using Back-Up Lights For Other Purposes on: May 22, 2011, 12:30:06 am
I got the project done today, the installation and wiring was fairly simple.  I think it is going to be a valuable asset to have.  The water proof switch is mounted inconspicuously next to the license plate light.  It can turn on the backup lights only under one of two conditions.
1) engine running
2) ignition key turned all the way to the left to the "Accessory" position.

The backup lights illuminate the tow apparatus work area perfectly and from the right direction, much better than working with a flashlight, and also better than my tow vehicle headlights which point in the wrong direction, and are too bright & right in my face.
1686  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: May 22, 2011, 12:24:49 am
Added #23, waterproof switch to control backup lights by hand.  Mounted inconspicuously next to the license plate light.  The switch works with the engine running or if the ignition key is turned all the way to the left to the "Accessory" position.  It lights up the work area perfectly so I can see much better than with a flashlight.  The tow vehicle headlights would work okay if they were not so bright and in my face.
1687  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: May 20, 2011, 12:11:23 am
I seem to recall people on another forum complaining the adjustable leuvers rattle and also shut closed on their own, or was it open up on their own.  Something to watch out for.
1688  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tanks on: May 18, 2011, 10:26:37 am
Being a cancer survivor is just that.......surviving.  The people I know personally who battled cancer of one form or another, it can take a number of years before traveling in a motor home would look appealing.  LRS, I am very glad to read you two are feeling well enough to use your new PC, hope the worst of your cancer struggles are behind, and hope to read more from you.  Welcome back.
1689  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: problems on: May 17, 2011, 03:19:48 pm
Good information!  Glad it was an easy fix.  Hopefully your fuse won't pop a 2nd time.
1690  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Dump Tanks on: May 17, 2011, 08:48:37 am
Maybe LRS had unexpected mishaps in life that prevented them from using the motor home after they bought it.  From my own personal experience, one sick/hospitalized child or grand child, will quickly park a motor home for a very long time.  Unexpected self employment misfortune can do the same.  There are so many scenerios.

I am glad to read they are learning about their 1.5 year old PC with virgin poop support infrastructure.  Smile
1691  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: problems on: May 17, 2011, 08:39:10 am
The only thing I can think of is that your Ford ignition key hole up front is not completely positioned right with the key removed.  That always forces the step to fold up.  You know how some ignitions are sloppy enough that you can actually remove the key while the engine is running.  It might be a Ford problem, not a Phoenix problem.
1692  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: got a letter from a new company wanting me to trade in my PC. on: May 14, 2011, 12:49:55 am
Where is this site?
1693  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: got a letter from a new company wanting me to trade in my PC. on: May 13, 2011, 05:49:51 pm
I watched the three You-Tube videos on the Nexus.  I don't see it standing out beyond other typical class-C motor homes.  It surely does not compete with a Phoenix Cruiser any more than the others do.  The Nexus "Factory Direct" sales strategy and all that, well......we all know that is not a new concept in motor home sales.  For their sake, I hope they do well.  If you want Big & Bulky and 7 foot ceilings, then they are one more fish in the ocean.  I don't see the Nexus offering anything unique in the industy.  Personally, if I wanted a typical "C", I'd buy a Winnebago or Itasca as long as it had the big seamless fiberglass front over-hanging bed.

If you want to "sensibly" downsize, there are only a few quality/price contenders with a PC today.

Is the bed that fellow demonstrates, the same kind of air bed in the newer PCs?  I never seen how an air bed works.
1694  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 13, 2011, 10:23:35 am
Welcome Gracie!   HiThere
1695  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: May 12, 2011, 03:44:54 pm
You are right BillRo.  An alignment is critical, and critical to be done loaded for a trip, which the factory could never simulate.  And the shop that can handle the task adequately are hard to find.  My local shop does motor homes as one specialty, trucks and buses too.  They have various specialty parts and also bushings on display to help explain things for customers.  They go through various alignment scenarios, and how they adjust for such extremes that the chassis itself cannot be adjusted far enough without such special parts.

The shop told me to go on a weekend get-away, making sure we include everything we typically take along.  When we get back home, leave everything inside, but be sure the gray and black tanks are empty, and the fresh water tank is full as that is the most common travel mode.  Also fill the propane tank and main 55 gallon gas tank.  He also said it wouldn't hurt to place heavy weights behind the driver and passenger seats to simute the two of us in those seats.  His alignment is then done with that weight placement on the chassis and also considers a 1/4" road lean to the right curb which is the national standard for water run-off.  It all made sense to me.
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