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1681  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What Would You Do For A Phoenix Cruiser on: July 13, 2011, 11:38:49 am
I feel that was architectually done extremely clean and very tasteful.  Very sharp!

I am curious, what did your finished garage door vertical opening end up to be?  You have a 2551 E450 with a height of 10'-1", right?  But the picture of your PC in front of your house looks like it's a 2350.
1682  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 13, 2011, 09:07:40 am
I would not have thought there would have been that much difference between the E-350 (Ron's) and the E-450 total height?
Actually it does add up right because PCs on an E350 have a 3" lower over-all height compared to PCs on an E450.  If you look at PC's spec web page, it is noted there.

The 3" lower height on my E350 was extremely critcal in my particular situation for my PC to clear my garage door.  If I special order mine on an E450, I would have to drive the PC into my garage with near flat tires to reduce it's over-all height.  As it is right now, I have only 1.5" between the top of the a/c and the door frame.  I could increase the clearence if I filled up my tanks with water, but no need for that.

The lower over-all stance of the E350 explains why my tow bar angled condition is more extreme than many of you.

BTW, the 2350 Sprinter is as high as the E450 PCs so that would not have worked for me either.
1683  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 13, 2011, 08:37:49 am
I found a variety of 6" risers on the web.  Some drop the hitch rating from 5000 to 4000 pounds.  I also am concerned about the clearence to the PC's rear bumper.  My hitch is set back slightly under the RV.  The riser might make contact or completely interfere with the PC's bumper once mounted.  It is not a no-brainer purchase.  Further research is needed.
1684  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 11, 2011, 03:22:00 pm
I will check out e-trailer.  Thanks!
1685  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 11, 2011, 12:31:14 pm
We just returned from our MI trip.  On our flat driveway at home I measured the height difference of the Roadmaster Falcon-II tow bar at the motor home compared to the Liberty to be exactly 6" so I will be looking into something to level it out.  Time to call Roadmaster.

Adding....measeurements taken from center pivot pin, to center pivot pin, for best accuracy.
1686  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension/Handling Evaluation 2011/E450/2552 w/s on: July 09, 2011, 10:03:27 pm
I too had such upgrades done 4 years ago on our 2007 2350, Roadmaster bars, Safe-T-Plus, rear Henderson trac bar, and Koni Shocks.  I have the Koni-RV adjustables set to the stiffest.

Koni-FSDs are now available for the E-Series??????  They really seem to be ideal.
1687  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shelf Liner on: July 09, 2011, 10:00:10 pm
In my big Tips-&-Tricks article, I show a picture of the shelf liner we use.  It is the typical stuff sold in rolls at home improvement centers.  It does not stick to pots and such that we experience.  But it does shift in the one forward aerodynamic cabinet when braking hard.
1688  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water in the backup camera on: July 09, 2011, 09:55:45 pm
We have not, but do experience temporary sound outages when water covers over the microphone back there.  Once dry (or blown out from driving wind), I can hear back there again.
1689  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 09, 2011, 09:43:14 pm
I have the exact same "Angled" setup with my 2007 2350 (E350) and 2006 Jeep Liberty.  I did wonder about the angle too, but my Liberty's tow brake system (Unified) is supposed to kick into action before the jeep runs up the backside of the PC.

I'd like to hear if you have found a riser for the receiver as you can't be too careful.
1690  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Service Coming Soon: Used PC Classifieds on: July 08, 2011, 05:44:50 pm
I think the "For Sale By Owner" is a very attractive feature for all three parties, the company, current owners, and prospective owners.  It would make it very easy for someone like me to direct people to both new and used PCs.  Some will rule out a new one due to the expense, but others will start looking at used ones, and steer toward a new one.

I love the idea.

For PC owners, it would make for a little extra assurance as a tool for a bail-out if times got harder for them.
1691  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: replace slide out on: July 06, 2011, 11:30:40 am
The factory would have your real answer.

Anything is possible given enough money.  Not only is there cost in the slideout, but the cost in relocating the furnace like is in the newer models and rewiring.  It gets deeper and deeper.  You may find it much cheaper to trade in your old one for a new (or newer) one.
1692  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
1693  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.
1694  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.
1695  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.
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