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1831  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Humming noise on: January 22, 2012, 08:01:21 pm
About Inverter fan noise.....

We handle our older Tripp-Lite power consumption  by shutting it down on the inverter itself.  There is a small switch on the upper right area by the LEDs there.  Placing that switch in the middle of the 3 positions kills the inverter completely which is very important when in storage and also when dry camping.

So in saving power, the fan noise and LED blinking is gone which is great when sleeping.  We only turn on the inverter manually when we want 110v.  This subject gets deeper on the older inverters.  My old thread here covers this in great detail:,73.0.html
1832  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: January 20, 2012, 12:16:07 pm current 2350 and previous 2700...
You are the only person I know who previously owned a larger PC, then down-sized into a 2350.  I am curious, what your reasoning was and how satisfied you are with your decision.

I assume the masses who went the other way...from a 2350 to a 2551 or 2552, was mainly due to the limited access of the 2350 rear corner double bed, and for better bathroom conveniences.  Am I right all you converts?  Or was there primarily another reason why you were so inspired to do so?

Not so long ago when I was more aggresive in promoting the Phoenix Cruiser, I shared how much we love our 2350.  I wondered how many people bought one like ours partially because of my comments.  Then when I noticed on this forum, how the 2350 masses were moving into something just a little bigger, I stopped promoting for fear of steering people into something they would be disappointed with.

For my wife and I, sleeping across an isle from eachother would be absolutely unacceptable.  We'd much rather wrestle a bit into bed than give up snuggling and the other.....  But apparently most of you have other higher priorities like easy bed entry/exit, and making up the beds in the morning. Oh, and the nicer bathroom too.

I always thought PC-USA should offer a short-as-possible 26-27 footer, rear walk-around double bed like once was very popular before the days of slideouts.
1833  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: bedding for our new 2552?? on: January 19, 2012, 11:18:56 am
Interesting.  I stand corrected.

I do think that is the exception rather than the rule.  How do the PC twin, double, and queen beds compare to domestic sizes?
1834  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: bedding for our new 2552?? on: January 19, 2012, 09:49:49 am
I don't know of any motor home with beds made to the same standard as beds in housing.  Twin, Double, Queen, King, they are all scaled down.  Buying a replacement mattress must be a bit of a challenge.
1835  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shoes... on: January 18, 2012, 05:54:25 pm
We "Went Generic" for shoe storage having a shallow box and also a shoe tray, both under the captain seat by the entry door.  Our retractable hiking sticks go there as well.  There is a lot of room under and around that seat in our 2350.

I do like that shelving though.  In our case, it would be useful in our closet for other items.  Thanks for sharing gophoenix.
1836  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A rattle i can not isolate on: January 17, 2012, 01:27:14 pm
Me too, same as bobander.

I bought these common thick 1" round felt pads, the kind you place on the bottom of chairs to slide on wood floors.  I stuck them to the bottom of the 4 antenna feet and also on the antenna wing tips.  That horrible rattle is now 100% gone.

I did trim the wing tip pads into strips.  Given the roof has a slope, make sure the wing tip pads make "first-contact".

1837  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Advice regarding purchasing a PC. We are new to the PC and B+ World on: January 15, 2012, 10:19:42 pm
Hi David,

Welcome to our little community of PC owners.

Given you are down-sizing to one of the largest PC models, I won't be of much help in recommendations given I own a small PC-2350.  I will leave that up to the PC owners of the largest models.

Again, Welcome!
1838  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 14, 2012, 01:52:49 pm
Ron, just courious as a real estate person. Did you have the house built for the PC, or pick the PC to fit the house?
In 1985 we were 27 years old, outgrowing our little 920 sq. ft. house with a second child in the planning.  We could not find a larger house to our liking.  In those days, used houses had small closets, new houses had big closets but came with a formal living room with family room, formal dining room with kitchen.  We wanted fewer, but huge daytime rooms.  One weekend day at our kitchen table with scratch paper, my wife and I came up with a floor plan we agreed upon.  Given my day job at the time was a draftsman, I decided to accurately draw up a floorplan.  That was the beginning of a multi-year process, me being the archetect, working with a local builder to come up with something we could afford.  We moved into a partially finished house in late 1988 and the rest is history.

The garage was made to accomodate a larger motor home than the little Toyota/Mirage we owned at the time.  The size of the garage was simply an educated guess.  The builder made a minor mistake I didn't catch until it was too late.  The interior back wall of the garage has a footing an short concrte wall.  It was set 6" inside the garage, making the basement 6" bigger, the garage depth 6" shallower.  That 6" in the garage today would be really nice to have, not missed at all in the basement.  Too bad he didn't make the mistake in the other direction.
1839  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 14, 2012, 10:46:33 am
Thanks for the compliment Tom.  Our setup is great as long as we don't have to get something bigger.

The picture is not clear but we come down the drive and have to turn 90 degress to the left to get the rig inside.  It actually takes two attempts to align it up for entry.  It's no issue but it is snug.  When I park the motor home outside in front of the garage door there, we can still drive other vehicles around it, but is a bit of a squeeze.

I have seen others with an RV garage port along side the house which seems great for accomodating the biggest of rigs....if built big enough with enough realestate around to work with.
1840  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 13, 2012, 03:34:41 pm
Tom,  It ain't going all points discussed.
Here is my PC in the garage under the house.  Expanding the garage or adding another bay isn't going to work.

PC-USA would have to offer a new model that was not more than 15" longer than what I have today, to satisfy any type of footitis.  I know model 2400 is longer, but no main floor permanent bed.

As much as I am against slide outs in general, I have to admit the PC's living area slide out of today for many floorplans which includes the fridge, does look inviting.  If we vacationed differnetly like staying in one place for extended periods, I "might" be pursuaded to think otherwise.

1841  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 13, 2012, 11:43:22 am
We went to the Tampa Show yesterday. I had all I could do to walk away from the 2910. I really think that mystery illness called "2 footitis" sets in this time of year--it must come along with the flu. In this case, though, it was "4 footitis".  Amanda tried very hard to sell it to us. Like father, like daughter. Genetic!  Judi
I hear too many stories of PC owner curiosity landing them into a new PC.  I am stronger, I am stronger, I am stronger.  That is what I keep telling myself, but have yet to walk through a new model.  I do have a very good reason not to look at anything wouldn't fit inside our garage......sigh of relief.
1842  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: January 12, 2012, 08:24:34 pm
Awe shucks Billy.  I thought I had the answer to your problem.  rolling on the floor
1843  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: January 12, 2012, 02:30:21 pm

Just buy an inflatable Skyrest.
You could then refer to your "Restroom" more accurately.
And you'll have accomodation for one additional overnight guest.
1844  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Sofa Table on: January 12, 2012, 11:37:57 am
I love all the creativity the PC community has and shares with the rest.  Nice!
1845  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure? on: January 12, 2012, 11:21:19 am
Dick and Trish,

When we are hooked up to city water, the pressure is real good.  When we are running independant, the water pressure is significantly less, but still generous enough to meet our needs including the shower.

Is your problem when on city hookup, when independant, or both?

If both, maybe the shower faucet or Hose-With-Shower-Head has sucked in something creating a partial blockage.

If only when being independant, I heard that some motor homes (all brands, not just Phoenix Crusiers) the fresh water tank is not cleaned out adequately from the scrap left behind from drilling holes into the tank for the filler tube, drain tube, outlet pipe, and gauge sensor.  The loose tank plastic can get sucked through the tank's outlet port into the interior plumbing, clogging or restricting something.  Back pressure can usually force the debris out.  You would have to disconnect the plumbing at the pump to dislodge it from the system.

There may also be a restriction in the tank itself blocking the outlet port at that point in the tank.  It can be a challenge to remove any such bebris.
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