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1741  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.
1742  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.
1743  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.
1744  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.
1745  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
1746  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.
1747  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?
1748  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.
1749  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 13, 2011, 10:23:35 am
Welcome Gracie!   HiThere
1750  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.
1751  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: May 11, 2011, 12:56:44 am
Would you be able to take a few more pictures of the stabilizer. Maybe one of each end? Would like to see how it's mounted.
I emailed you what I had your address.
1752  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: May 10, 2011, 12:05:00 pm
Oh, I REALLY like that Bobander.  Much cleaner and surely more reliable in the long run.
1753  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Coming Soon! on: May 10, 2011, 11:56:46 am
Very nice Barry-Sue,

Are you open to a few more ideas?  If so, here goes.

- Window shade string tensioner reinforcements in areas that can get easily bumped.  The factory does this upon request.  If you have windows by the beds, these will be appreciated.  Bump that stem hard and the screw rips out from the wall.  Not so with the reinforcements.
- One, maybe two additional porch lights mounted along the passenger side of the rig.  Then install lower wattage bulbs.  This greatly reduces glare and eliminates shadows at the campsite at night.  Also request to move the main porch light a foot farther from the entry door so a swarm of bugs around the light are not let in so easily.
- Add one rear mounted porch light and one driver-side porch light, both controlled on a single switch, located next to the main porch light switch by the entry door.  This provides 270 degree camp site lighting when needed.
- If towing a vehicle, add a weather-proof switch next to the rear license plate light (hidden very nicely), to control the back-up lights.  Those lights are perfectly positioned to light up the tow apparatus area.  I am doing this modification myself to eliminate the need to hold a tiny flashlight in my mouth.
- Get either the quiet water pump that runs whenever water is running, or install a water accumulator/pressure tank

Here is a window tensioner reinforcement.  It is the round disk behind the stem.

Here is the water proof switch for the backup lights, purchased on ebay here ---->

Here is a water accumulator/pressure tank that offers a place to mount the water pump on top.
1754  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Suspension and handling on: May 10, 2011, 07:53:35 am
The RV suspension shop that installed all my upgrades told me I should put 60psi in the rear tires and 65 in the front tires.  I followed his advise for a weekend get-away to find the handling great and the ride very comfortable, but I wasn't comfortable with it because the tires looked underinflated.  I run with 65 in the rears and 70 in the fronts since.  Funny that the tires still look underinflated.  I have to put in 75/80 psi all around for the tires to look right, but the ride gets uncomfortable, and the handling a bit compromised.

I don't have a slide out so my rig is a bit lighter than the typical 2350.  Maybe that is how I get by with a little less psi.

Comparing Helwig to Roadmaster bars.  They are both made using the same steel, and have the same diameter.  The Roadmaster mounting method is very different.  It involve cast aluminum clamp-downs for mounting points for the end links.  I can see why it costs a lot more.  I just don't know if the Roadmaster bars are over-engineered.  Look close at this picture of my front bar.

1755  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Coming Soon! on: May 09, 2011, 11:04:54 pm
Smile   I really enjoy reading posts like this.   Smile

Barry-Sue, Did you have the ladder and rack deleted to fit the RV in your garage better?

It would be a very interesting post for you to detail what you learned with your 2350, and how that carried over into your new 2551.
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