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1816  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: October 12, 2010, 08:28:50 pm
Got it Bob, Thanks!
1817  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Deinstall Coffee Maker from Cupboard door on: October 12, 2010, 03:46:03 pm
If you remove your coffee maker & mounting hardware, don't throw it away, put it on ebay.  I'm sure other non-PC owners would be very interested.  Maybe even I would buy it as a backup for when ours gets worn out.
1818  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: October 12, 2010, 12:26:16 pm
The metal loops are steel fold downs for a baby seat tether.  Bob

Are the tethers a separate metal part that is slipped under the pedistal?  Please clarify what that thing is, how it mounts to the pedistal, and who supplied it?  We don't have a need to attach a baby seat yet, but we anticipate grand children one day, and want to be prepared for it.

1819  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: October 12, 2010, 12:19:31 pm
I talked with the right person at Phoenix USA today, Carol.  I needed to give her either my Chassis or Conversion VIN number.  With that, she was able to look up what was installed in my motor home, to provide the right data for Pauls Seating.

seat material to match my Lexus leather captain chair (the type in my 2007 2350, in color Morning Mist Gray)
- leather seating surface:  Luxor ST Alabaster
- vinyl balance material:  Astro SS Alabaster

pedistal mount
- I can reuse my barrel chair pedistal.  Be sure to tell Paul it will be a 3rd seat, pedistal mounted, so he mounts the seat tracks closer.  Paul told me that means the tracks are mounted at 8x11.

arm rests
- be sure to specify which arm rests you want, left, right, neither, or both.  I am getting both armrests, costing $375 plus shipping.  Armrests are only $10 a piece.

I called Paul and placed my order.  He said he'll have a seat made up by next week, and ship thereafter.  Payment due in the form of a check, after I received the seat and am pleased with it.

To Be Continued.
1820  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: October 11, 2010, 12:28:43 am
Our chair design is called Lexus CLICK HERE, which is identical to our two front chairs.

I will let you all know what I find out from Kermit, etc.
1821  Main Forum / General Discussion / Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: October 10, 2010, 08:58:28 am
If buying a Phoenix Cruiser for 3 travelers, consider requesting a 3rd captain seat for the safety and comfort of the 3rd person.  He can look through the windshield by simply adjusting forward into the isle and then swivel at an angle toward the windshield, then recline as needed to look out between the people in front.  It's also great for relaxing and watching TV as shown below.

For you older model PC owners with a barrel chair, this is a very nice upgrade.  We ordered our 2007 model seat direct from the OEM supplier Paul's Seating Inc. at a cost of $481.00 with shipping considered.  It is an exact match to our two front seats, model Lexus as stated on Paul's website.

The replies below is about how it all unfolded.

1822  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: What Is That Banging I've Been Tollerating For The Past 3 Years? on: October 08, 2010, 07:31:18 pm
I haven't had a chance to look at possible fixes for the condition.
You may find this interesting and applicable.  CLICK HERE
1823  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions for new 2350 on: October 07, 2010, 09:43:20 pm
Tom, I am done too.  Smile  Happy Trails.
1824  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Drawer glides in drawers under bed in 2006 PC 2551 on: October 07, 2010, 02:31:46 pm
I am not familiar with the 2006 2551 bed drawers.  But I can say with confidence, places like Menards and Home Depot sell those high quality ball bearing roller glides for drawers.  Maybe you can swap the cheap drawer rollers with those high quality ones.  At Menards, I recall them being real cheap, like $10-$12 a pair, with little price variation pending length.

BTW:  We got back from a 3 week trip in the Canadian Rockies about 5 weeks ago.  What a place to visit!
1825  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions for new 2350 on: October 07, 2010, 02:25:58 pm
In regards to the "Mirror" subect, I am a bit taken back how it has become a hot point of discussion.  I never gave my longer-extending mirrors a second thought for clearence to anything, except a time or two in very tight parking areas, I asked my wife to roll down her window and pull her mirror in, just for extra assurance.  But I couldn't say that would justify getting shorter mirror arms.

In tight parking areas after we are parked, as a rule we fold the mirrors in for fear of someone bumping into them when walking by, or worse yet, having a child grab on and swing from one.  I suppose that could be a good reason to consider shorter arms.

When pulling inside my garage, I pull in both mirrors or they would automatically fold in with much less grace when rubbing against the garage door frame.  But that would still happen with shorter mirror arms.

My brother owns a Starflyte on a 1998 Ford E350.  His rig is much narrower than any Phoenix Cruiser.  His rig too has Velvac mirrors, but with the shorter arms.  One thing I noticed when showing him how they fold in....the arms are so short, they required a lot of muscle to pull them in.  Maybe that comes with vehicle age as well as less leverage.

I find it quite interesting to read here that Phoenix USA is now installing shorter arms on all their 2011s.
1826  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions for new 2350 on: October 07, 2010, 11:23:27 am
We have a 2350 and we needed another seat for our baby granddaughter.  Stewart suggested replacing the barrel chair with another Ford swivel/reclining Captains seat locking in the forward position.  It works great and can swivel and recline to any position. Much more comfortable than the barrel chair.  They also added forward and aft tie downs for the seat anchored to the frame.
Bob, This is valuable information to me.  I did measure & compare the size and area of my captain and barrel chairs.  There did seem to be enough room for a 3rd captain chair in the barrel position.  I priced a new chair from the PC-USA 2007 seat supplier, Pauls Seating.  My 2007 model is called a Lexus.  With both arm rests, Paul's price is $375.  With no armrests, it's $365.  I'd get both armrests unless there is a clearence problem.  Watching TV, reading, or simply relaxing in that chair in-place of the barrel chair would be so so so much better.  For me with the fixed dinette, I can use the adjacent dinette bench to rest my legs.

Could you elaborate on the forward/aft tie-downs?  I would greatly appreciate pictures of your 3rd captain chair, it's pedistal, tie-downs, etc.  I would hate to order a 3rd chair from Paul's Seating, just to find out there is a problem.  I wonder if I'll need a special pedistal for it, rather than re-use my barrel pedistal.
1827  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: RV to Car Battery Charger on: October 06, 2010, 11:44:26 pm
Our secondary braking system has 6 wires from the motor home to the tow vehicle.  One of them is an extra hot wire to the secondary braking system in the tow vehicle, therefore leaving the tow vehicle battery alone.

If your tow vehicle's electrical cable has only 4 wires as most do, you can utilize the RV ignition switched hot wire from the RV connector.  Utilizing power from the RV would require you to either replace your 4 wire cable with a 6 wire, or add a second cable.  Either way, you'll be running the hot wire from the RV to the secondary braking system.  All the wiring modifications are on the cable and tow vehicle, no modifications to the RV wiring because it's right there in back in that big 7 wire round connector.

I just been through all this last July installing a US Gear Unified Tow Brake System.  The Unified installation wiring diagram CLICK HERE should help clarify my description.  The RV hot wire is the red 14 guage wire labelled umbilical cord.  It illustrates a separate 2 wire cable, but I changed my 4 wire to a 6 wire to eliminate the extra cable.
1828  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Four Months Aboard on: October 05, 2010, 09:49:53 am
Simple Song,  Great story sharing how Phoenix aims to please.  People outside this community can't believe any company like this exists.  When I share such stories on other forums, they think I work for Phoenix USA incognito.

They just don't get it.
1829  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: winterizing mh on: October 05, 2010, 08:27:11 am
About your clear tube with "T" junction & spicket, allowing air in the slinky from above to encourage full draining after the pump is done, and also seeing the clarity of the waste coming out.  That's a great idea!  I will give it some thought for my own rig.

1830  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water heater bypass on: October 04, 2010, 10:45:26 pm
On our 2007 2350, I think the hot water heater bypass setup is on the floor under the stove, but I am not certian.

I don't understand what purpose it serves.  When I winterize, I drain the hot water tank by pulling it's drain plug.  I'd never want to bypass the tank unless it sprung a leak while on a trip.
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