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1801  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: new batch of members! on: July 27, 2012, 10:53:24 am
I just approved a new batch of members.  Keep an eye open and make everyone feel welcome as always.
Sounds good.  Welcome Newbees!
1802  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 26, 2012, 08:31:29 pm
I don't know any other RV Manufacturer who has 63 photos of their campers adventuring all over right on their home page!   ThumbsUp
That is really cool.
1803  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 26, 2012, 03:24:37 pm
I stumbled on 10 more and sent via email #11 and #12.

For sure some are not worth consideration, but I leave it all up to you.
1804  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 26, 2012, 03:01:35 pm
Glad you got them, 20 pics in all.  They are not cropped or edited in any way, sent at max-mega-pixel for you.
1805  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 25, 2012, 11:41:00 pm
I got an email stating your email box was full.  I didn't know how many emails made it through.

I emailed you 10 numbered 1 thru 10 with under 10 meg/2 pics each.

Which email made it through?
1806  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: So I Need New Pics for the Home Page on: July 25, 2012, 04:02:51 pm
Hi Aimee,

I sent you a bunch of pictures but not sure if they are good candidates for your intentions.  You choose or delete whatever you like.

Ron
1807  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Our 2910 Single slide on: July 25, 2012, 10:51:47 am
Very nice for organizing lots of the little things.

I found the rear storage compartment ideal for this nice 2-person folding table  It's great to have as a primary table under the awning, or as a secondary table if you are able to move a campsite picnic table under the awning.  Either way, this table is great.  We like to place it next to the outside outlet, a nice place for the coffee pot, crock pot, radio, etc.


It has 3-position adjustable legs, this picture shows the low setting.
- Low is ideal for using with camping chairs
- Mid makes a nice extention of a picnic table
- Tall is nice for standing next to, also nice to keep kids and dogs away from things you don't want them to get at.


Here is the tall setting.


We bought ours 4 years ago at a Costco but not sure if they still sell the same model with adjustable legs.  I have recently seen a non-adjustable leg model at Walmart.
1808  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Headliner sag on: July 24, 2012, 07:40:00 am
Thanks for sharing ragoodsp.  I gave you a "Helpful".  It's nice to have this data available on the forum.

I am sure that one day I will eventually need to refer back to this post.  My old rig had the same thing happen.  Once it started, it all came down within a year looking like bed curtians.  Key is catching it early before it takes off.
1809  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Stop Rust on: July 19, 2012, 02:10:25 pm
Good to know Sue, Thank You!
1810  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: July 19, 2012, 08:25:50 am
Well, well, well, Anne and Bob are "Official" now.

              Cheer Cheer Cheer
 Cheer  Welcome To The Family!  Cheer

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Now that you own one, you'll find the Tips And Tricks section most interesting.  People have done nice things to and bought nice things for their PC.  You'll wonder where is a good place to hang a bath towel, or place a garbage can, which type is best and where to get it.  The 2551 is the most popular so you'll benefit a lot when reading through that section.

PCs change from year to year, so the changes I made to our 5 year old rig won't always be directly relative, but I think you'll find application for some.
Some of the things I mentioned are not covered by other people so I thought you might appreciate the link.
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,8.0.html
1811  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sprinter MPG on: July 18, 2012, 02:43:57 pm
I would also like to hear from them.  I too would like to know their mpg,  what is their typical open-road speed, and also if they tow anything.

The Sprinter has always caught my curiosity in fuel efficiency and how owners achieve it.
1812  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Alignment experience on: July 18, 2012, 10:42:30 am
I wonder if coach manufactures don't include an alignment before the rig leaves the factory because the house is not yet loaded as would be on trips.  It is recommended the alignment be done with full fresh water tank, full gas tank, full propane tank, and all the gear and supplies the owner typically carries.

To get a better alignment yet, appropiate weight can be added where people would sit.  I did a bit of that, placing weights (from an exercise weight set), some extra patio blocks I have, and my heavy tow bar hardware directly behind the driver and passenger seat.  This to more closely represent the two of us sitting up front while in transit.  It may be a bit extreme, but is easy enough to do.  I would think a 300 pound variation (me 185, my wife 115) in the front cab should have some amount of influence on an alignment.  It is something to consider when having your alignment done.
1813  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Stop Rust on: July 18, 2012, 12:01:28 am
Chassis Saver has the same UV warining.
Hmm, it sure sounds like the same stuff.  Maybe the patent window has past and now it is offered by others under different names.  POR-15 has been around for maybe 20 years.  Maybe it's time.
1814  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Alignment experience on: July 17, 2012, 12:19:37 pm
Denny and Barb,

Call and talk with Kermit.  He might refund you the cost of your alignment.  I seem to recall he did that for someone else who had bought a brand new rig with handling issues.

Back in 2007, I ate the $170 for my alignment.  After spending $67,200 (plus IL sales tax) for a new PC and an additional $3,900 on suspension upgrades to address our 2350's handling issues, what was $170 shrug  I considered it an uneventful expense.  It costs more than that to fill my gas tank.
1815  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Stop Rust on: July 16, 2012, 05:46:30 pm
Thanks for the tip Barry-Sue.

I should give Chassis Saver a try since I aready have worked with POR-15.

One thing I recall about POR-15, it had something to do with exposure to the sun.  It goes on Jet-Black but with UV exposure, it supposely turns cloudy to a mikly gray color.  Given I painted over my POR-15, I'll never see that happen.  Does Chassis Saver state the same UV discoloration?

One thing I noticed working with POR-15 on my pickup truck, and I assume the Chassis Saver would behave similarly.  When I first applied it with a brush on the top surfaces of the frame, a few drips ran down the side.  I had moved on working in another area, later noticing those drips.  They had spread horizontally against gravity as much as a half inch in each direction.  It was quite impressive how POR-15 penetrated the metal like that.

Backing up the point about getting that stuff on your skin.  I did get a little on me.  It was nearly 2 months before my skin shed the last of it.  Good thing it didn't drip on my face.

Prior to applying the POR-15, with the truck's bed off the frame, I banged the frame with a hammer to first get off all loose rust.  Much rust looked like surface-only but after banging, solid-looking material came flying off.  That took two evenings.

That project had me in a boat-load of regret.  But $600 later and all those man hours behind me, it took about 6 months to appreciate the vehicle.  Four years later and all remains well.
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