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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New chassis on: June 20, 2014, 04:09:54 pm
Would love to see a new PC model based on the "F" chassis!
I have mixed feelings about a motor home with a pickup truck front end.  There is a lot more non-house length to what is already a very long vehicle.  I would not mind it as much if the PC factory could utilize some of that length through an alternative to the B+ cap, an optional seamless front cab-over bed larger than this.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Anyone Else With This Stove Related Problem? on: June 20, 2014, 03:38:04 pm
Hi All,

I posted this on another forum and later thought "Wait One minute, I Should Have Posted This On The PC Form"!  Anyway....

We have an on-going dilemma with our 2-burner Atwood stove.  Irene loves to cook using a larger square griddle like this one.

Occasionally she will forget to use the larger grated burner with that griddle.  The large griddle on the smaller grate over-hangs the plastic control panel decal and knobs.  As a result, they have gotten damaged from the heat as seen below.

Has anyone else experienced this?  If so, did you find metal replacements for the damaged parts?  If I do nothing, the knobs will eventually resemble black gum wads.





33  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 20, 2014, 12:52:01 pm
Tell us all about your Rialta.  If we know anyone on other RV forums looking for something like it, we are prepared to share.  Any pics to share?
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Front tire pressure: New wheels/rims? on: June 19, 2014, 10:02:26 pm
I always thought PC-USA added valve extenders on the front wheels.  I have them and I think all other owners do too as they never mentioned an issue when adding air.  Maybe the factory forgot to install them on your rig.  I would call the factory and ask about them.  They may send them in the mail for you.

I would love to have Alcoa alloy rims on our rig for "That Look", but could never justify the expense......very expensive!  I've looked for used rims, but they are very rare and also too rich for me.
35  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 19, 2014, 07:36:49 pm
My 2350 I passed on the rear window, the coffee pot and the mirror on the bathroom door.
We use the rear window to see what all the ruckus is all about.  It seems there is always a noise in back after we lay down for the night.  It's nice to check things out (a sneaky peek under the rear shade), especially when towing.

My wife loves that mirror and we both love that coffee maker.

Tom and I see many things from opposing sides.
 Smile  Smile Smile  You got to love it Tom  Smile  Smile  Smile

Come to think about it, most everyone here is like Tom.   Cheers to all!
36  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Suggestions for modifications on: June 19, 2014, 04:10:50 pm
Yes, Phoenix USA takes in trades, but top-dollar for your Rialta would likely mean selling it yourself.  It surely does not hurt to ask.  If their offer is not a world away from what you need to get for it, consider a trade-in will lower your sales tax on your new PC.
Example:
$100K for new 2450
$30k for your trade-in
Sales tax will be paid on $70k

About the 2450, it has been teasing me since I read about it, because it too would fit in our garage.  I would basically order it the same as we did with our 2007 but maybe in different colors, but maybe not.  We really like the green exterior offered in 2007, but didn't order it because at the time there were no decent pictures available.  So we went safe with morning mist gray.

I would target a few primary benefits from the 2450
1) more outdoor storage & easier access to the rear corner bed by ordering the longer bed (sacrificing 2nd pantry at stove)
2) have a pantry between the fridge and the dinette, or larger clothes closet with inside shelving because we do okay without a pantry

Other personal notables....
- no slide out and fixed dinette like our 2007 2350 has today SEEN HERE
- leather for "ALL" seating and thermal windows throughout like we have today
- 3rd matching captain seat like we have today, better than euro-chair without a slide-out, and better for 3rd passenger
- keep furnace on driver side like our 2007, to gain more outdoor storage and one more galley drawer
- place fresh water tank sideways against the wall common with the galley to move that weight forward, and improve outdoor storage
- have the factory do what I did with our galley cabinet SEEN HERE
- get the 2450 built on an E450 (we would lower the chassis to clear the top of our 9'-11" garage door opening)
- no ladder or roof rack (I have them at home in case I change my mind. 7 years and still no change of mind)
- DVD with Surround Sound & had them mount the subwoofer inside the front dinette bench, it turned out perfect
- should have requested a 2nd "Fantastic" fan in the bathroom, can still change it later, obviously not yet important enough
- dinette awning is great, wished we got one for the bathroom too
- wished we didn't get the roof-top Winegard antenna, we use coax in RV parks and DVDs/PC-laptop/internet when cable TV is not available
- wished we requested a second porch light under the main awning at the other end for balanced lighting under the awning
- wished we asked for rear & driver side porch lights on their own shared switch, great for 270 degree campsite lighting and night time backup into dark camp sites
- I also like a lot of what is on Barry-Sue's list

Please don't hit my "Disagree".  It's my dream, not yours.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 18, 2014, 03:51:44 pm
It sounds like the thermostat on the hot water heater is faulty.  All I can suggest is to make sure all connections that are accessed from the outside panel are tight and corrosion-free.  I think most or all connections are those push-on type.  If one is very loose, take a pliers and squeeze it slightly for a snug fit.
Called Phoenix and talked to Kermit.  When de winterized the valves were not switched over. So we have hot water.  Dahhh!
How many times we owners have suffered from "Operator Error".  I've had my fare share too.  Glad all is well.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Converting Fluorescent To LED Just By Changing Bulbs on: June 17, 2014, 04:47:50 pm
Interesting!  It seems that a drop-in florescent style LED tube is not a favorable solution.

The "Cabin Bright" product yields good results, but appears to be an installation challenge, and consumes more power than I hoped.  If they were $10 a piece, I'd try one before a full investment.  But at $32 ($43 for more light) a piece considering every fixture in the cabin, I can't see investing that kind of money.

I feel they should have used white insulated wire as not to see the wires through the translucent fixture when turned off.

An interesting comparison to florescent.


Here is the purchased product. (18" two bulb conversion example given)


Here is the installation.

39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 17, 2014, 03:46:48 pm
Sue, that sounds plausible.   ThumbsUp
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electric hot water switch on: June 17, 2014, 03:01:32 pm
It sounds like the thermostat on the hot water heater is faulty.  All I can suggest is to make sure all connections that are accessed from the outside panel are tight and corrosion-free.  I think most or all connections are those push-on type.  If one is very loose, take a pliers and squeeze it slightly for a snug fit.
41  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: June 17, 2014, 12:37:51 pm
The 2350 has been great for:
Street parking - even in parallel spots I've found legal & safe places to park... Usually at the end of the block.
Traveling with up to 5 people - using the captain's chair behind the passenger side is ideal for strapping in a car seat
Tight spots - 26' sites (common in Michigan state parks) fit this coach with ease
Boon docking -  with the mild summer we've had, the generator has only been fired up to run the microwave
I agree with you on all accounts.

Our 2350 works very nicely for 5 people travelling.  Our no-slide dinette does mean that two guests will need a pup tent....the price of being guests.

We appreciate our 3rd captain seat as a safe & comfortable seat-belt-secure place in back for a travelling guest.  It's the best seat to relax in anytime, with or without guests.

I think the euro chair would be nice with a slide-out as long as it's always just two people traveling.  That comfy chair can be moved around with the extra available floor space.

The 2350 is a great model choice as long as you can handle the limited access rear corner double bed.  I wonder if getting the optional longer bed in the 2450 would make enough of a difference in that regard.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser - Brand Ambassador Business Cards on: June 16, 2014, 03:29:09 pm
I think it would be fun to rep for Phoenix USA at an RV show in my area.  I'd be happy to get compensated $500 for referrals turned into sales.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: refrigerator still a problem on gas on: June 14, 2014, 08:57:52 am
When waking up our fridge to propane gas, it takes numerous attempts for the air in the line to be pushed through.  It helps to light the stove to flush air out from the main line, but from the junction to the fridge, the air inside must get pushed through via numerous fridge ignition attempts.  It can take a 1/2 hour or longer before the fridge becomes operational on gas.  Once it's working, it is happy all trip long whether you stay on gas or toggle between 110v and gas.

As stated by others, you do need to have the 12v power system operational.  If the light inside the fridge is out, all bets are off.
44  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: RV Repair Flowchart on: June 14, 2014, 08:50:19 am
That deserved a "Helpful"
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 5 Star Tune on: June 13, 2014, 08:30:17 pm
I see your concern Ron, so if u want to pursue this product further, I would suggest calling or emailing them. They are good people to talk to. Websites sometimes leave too much tech stuff out.
You are right.  I will give them a call next week.
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