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1741  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
1742  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.
1743  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.
1744  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.
1745  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.
1746  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!
1747  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.
1748  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 22, 2011, 04:30:09 pm
I concur with Tom.
1749  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.
1750  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 21, 2011, 09:06:25 am
Tom,

I advise to bring the batteries inside if storing the motor home outside off-site in extreme cold temps where people are easily tempted to leave their rig unattended through the winter season.  Batteries left in the RV hooked up and ready to go, there is a small continuous power drain, both on the chassis battery as well as the house batteries.  Once completely drained, they are suseptible to freezing.  If they freeze, they are permanently damaged.

If the owners are certian all batteries are fully charged at the time they park their rig off-site for many winter months, they could simply unhook the ground connections.  That eliminates the small continuous power drain, giving them a much better chance of surviving the winter.  But no guarrentee.  So I blanketly state, it's best to bring the batteries inside.

If the owners live in a less severe climate where winters will see freezing temps, but never get below the 20 degree zone, they could get by with unhooking the grounds and leave the fully charged batteries in with the rig.  The climate where they live is the main variation, but a blanket question yields a blanket answer.  Many people get lost when I get into such detail, so I try to keep it simple.

I live in the Chicago area and volunteer in a ministry HERE where cars are donated.  We have a lot in back, sometimes having hundreds of cars parked.  Many batteries were checked to be fine, later to be dead if still hooked up and unattended over the winter.
1751  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 19, 2011, 08:38:23 am
Hey sajohnson,

That 2000 PC is back on ebay.  Apparently the winng bidder backed out of the deal.  The seller has it up on auction again this time with a buy-it-now for $12,000.  I would go check it out in person and if I liked it, I would offer $11,000 on the side, without ebay involvement.  He could then end the sale on ebay and sell it outright to you without ebay fees.

That rig is in your general area, right?

Click Here To See It On Ebay
1752  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Trade-in time on: November 18, 2011, 01:46:37 pm
What's going on there?  That looks very suspicious.  It has 3 huge solar panels and also has overhead pole/shore power.  And that plywood roof extention must be a look-out tower.  Must be a top secret military opperation.   Smile
1753  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 17, 2011, 03:15:21 pm
I'll have to try your suggestion.

Thanks Sue!
1754  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 17, 2011, 02:40:55 pm
Barry-Sue,

I really like what you did to get your fitted sheet tight.  With our 2350, the mattress has that angled corner so it would be a bit trickier.

I showed to my wife what you had done but it has not inspired her to do anything with our wrinkled sheets.  Maybe I will drag the mattress upstairs over the winter and try something myself.  How hard can it be?
1755  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 16, 2011, 08:49:16 am
sajohnson,

Did you buy it?  It sold for only $11,100.

Ron
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