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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your PC 2400? on: November 20, 2016, 09:42:25 am
Ron... you worry me sometimes. Only a car guy would say vehicle emissions smell "friendly." I can't even begin to put fumes and friendly together in my brain.
Smile
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New colors on my Macbook Pro on: November 19, 2016, 12:39:32 pm
Tom, My HP PC running Windows 8.1 and Samsung S5 phone both remain unchanged.  Ron
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your PC 2400? on: November 19, 2016, 12:34:08 pm
Just FYI Regarding model years of Sprinters....  Prior to 2008 (or maybe 2007), the Sprinter chassis came with a smaller 5 cylinder engine which is better on fuel economy, but has less power.  It is not equipped with current emission equipment, so it makes that strong diesel exhaust odor.  The bigger 6 cylinder diesel has more power, smells friendly, and has a better equipped chassis that can handle a heavier load and tow.  I heard when stepping into the older 5 cylinder chassis, the rig leans quite a bit for it's suspension is notably softer.

I believe every PC built on a Sprinter, has the heavier duty Sprinter chassis with 6 cylinder diesel engine.  Given when Phoenix introduced the Sprinter, they should all have the Mercedes badge (even considering the ones bought at post-recession auction).  Please correct me if you own a PC Sprinter with a Dodge or Freightliner badge.  Other RV manufactures like the Winnebago Navions dated prior to 2008 is where you will find the smaller odorous 5 cylinder engine with less capable chassis.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner on: November 19, 2016, 12:05:35 pm
Thank You jatrax and Tom Hanlon for the explanation and answers to all my questions.  It makes a lot more sense to me now.  50 amp service does offer nearly twice the power to general house operations (6000 watts compared to 3600 watts).  That makes for easy no-thought power management.  Unless doing something extreme, feel free to use the appliances you need, even if more than one at a time.
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your PC 2400? on: November 18, 2016, 10:10:56 pm
Some time, not so long ago, Mercedes owned Chrysler, or was it the other way around.  I think today they are separate companies again.  That history might be the reason for the badge and grill changes.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner on: November 18, 2016, 10:06:17 pm
Phoenix did not offer 50 amps when I bought this PC. If they had I would of gotten it along with the second A/C.
Hi Tom,

Are you saying that you wished you had two a/c units for your 2552?  If so, why?

Ron
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner on: November 18, 2016, 10:01:25 pm
jatrax, Here are some additional thoughts about the 50-amp service versus 30-amp service.

Per your information, the second leg is typically dedicated to the second a/c unit.  You have requested that the water heater be included in that second leg which places you in a league all your own in the world of PCs.

But I wonder about this.  For all PCs out there with 50-amp service and two a/c units, what about the first leg?  What is it's amp rating?  Is it half of 50 amps?  If so, then the entire rig (minus the second a/c unit) has only 25-amp service, not 30-amp service as is with a full 30-amp service PC.  If so, it would seem that is worse, not better.

Is my logic all messed up, or do I have it right?
38  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Bathroom Exhaust Fan on: November 18, 2016, 09:46:15 pm
Thank you Gail for sharing that information.  It is good to know that a replacement is affordable and also easy to replace.  ThumbsUp
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: M&G Engineering Hydraulic Brake System on: November 17, 2016, 06:23:28 pm
Interesting! That is much less than I anticipated.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser Sighting on: November 17, 2016, 03:24:15 pm
I wasn't me.  We are at home.  Smile
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner on: November 17, 2016, 03:22:07 pm
Interesting information you learned and shared.  Thanks for that jatrax.

Obviously you feel it is worth the added cost for 50-amp service.  But I wonder otherwise.  Also as others mentioned, handling the thick & heavy cord will be much more difficult.  Another point is that 30-amp 20-foot extension cords are readily available and affordable.  And they weigh enough already.  I suppose you could adapt 50-amp to a 30-amp extension cord.  I carry two of them but use only one power hog at a time under those conditions.  Only once in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison did I utilize two extension cords to run our roof a/c during a very hot visit there.  Needless to say, I made sure it was the only thing running.

42  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Newton Scamander's suitcase on: November 17, 2016, 11:58:16 am
GoPhoenix, You just kill me.  Smile  Kind of like Dr. Who's phone booth that is a huge space ship inside.

I hope you are doing well.  It is good to see you chiming in now and then.

Ron
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: M&G Engineering Hydraulic Brake System on: November 17, 2016, 11:43:53 am
Wow, The M&G is one very serious tow brake system integrated into the two vehicle.

I had sought a decent install-myself integrated system for our conventional hydraulic E350 chassis and decided on the Unified by US Gear.  Installation wasn't easy, but not ridiculous either.  I am sure it does not operate as seamless and smooth as the M&G system, but is as effective with a 30% distance reduction.  I found an over-stock kit sold on-line which cost me $900 and my installation cost me the time.  US Gear honored the purchase as new and honored their warranty even as over-stock and me installing it.  I never exercised any warranty.  I was more concerned of the kit missing some parts, but turned out that it was all included.  I never got US Gear involved after all.

Understand that when the Unified is activated, it pulls the power vacuum boosted brake pedal down by the same amount whether you are braking gently or aggressively.  You can adjust the sensitivity as to when it activates, but once it is working, it's braking hard.

It appears the M&G brake system is designed to brake as soft or as hard as the coach....a more integrated setup....very nice, but I wonder what the kit and installation costs are.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Steer SafeH on: November 16, 2016, 12:24:40 pm
Like RheaNL and Gail with their 2100's, I too with our 2007 2350 had serious handling issues.  Like Gail says, it is most predominantly noticed on the open road at high speed, where gusting cross winds, uneven road surfaces, and trucks passing is common place.  The upgrades we talk about, all in combination make a huge difference.  Our rear end sits slightly low when traveling, I feel primarily caused because our fresh water tank in our old 2007 sits right against the back wall, and we travel with it filled up.  I believe the 2100 also has it's fresh water tank against the back wall.  Having the tank there is the worst possible place for rear end sag and handling.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Recliner Damage on: November 16, 2016, 10:29:04 am
Interesting that Paul's Seating replies to purchases, not warranty related questions.  That is discouraging.  Regardless, $100 per seat (doing it yourself) isn't a bad price.  The big question is.....will the new ones have the same premature failure?

I have replaced leather Corvette and Solstice seat skins.  I would think PC seats are easier but I do not have first-hand experience.

If you are considering ordering the skins to do it yourself, ask Paul's if they include instructions.  Maybe their website posts instructions.  If you had something to review, it would give you an idea on what is involved.

If we ever had to replace our seat skins, I would ask Paul's if he offers top grain leather covers.  It might be worth the upcharge, not just for the comfort, but also to be assured the problem won't return.

Ron
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