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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery watering systems on: January 26, 2017, 11:32:21 am
Hi frecklestweety,

I think every PC owner with wet acid batteries can relate to your post.  Funny reading Michelle Dungan and DoneWorking, I've considered similar.  My own problems were amplified from issues with road grime and battery cables making the task of inspecting battery levels quite painful.  I improved on both as the years passed but never really had a perfect resolve until it came time to replace our second set of conventional 12V batteries two years ago.  For the 3rd set still in service today, I decided to try a pair of sealed AGM 6V batteries and all my battery troubles of every kind I dealt with are gone....really really gone.  It's a beautiful thing.

If you also battle the crusties on your battery terminals, whether your PC house batteries or chassis, even your other vehicles, doing THIS will make that problem history.

Happy Trails!
Ron Dittmer
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Industry Death Spiral Report on: January 26, 2017, 10:56:09 am

I downloaded the 63 page compilation.  It looks like it will be a good read.

Thanks for sharing that.
33  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insulated windows on: January 26, 2017, 10:44:58 am
We have had campers with and without insulated windows.  They do keep the interior cooler when it is hot and warmer when it is cool.  Also if the temperature goes below freezing overnight the windows do not fog up.  I personally would not buy a rv without them!

I do agree with you Dave.  We are very happy to have them for the reasons you mentioned.
34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Just Made My Deposit On a New 2910T!!! on: January 26, 2017, 12:21:02 am
I think it would have been ideal if the PC rear spare tire compartment could convert to a storage compartment so we could leave the spare tire at home sometimes, and store two zero gravity chairs in there.  Phoenix redesigned the rear wall, unfortunately without such flexibility, and from what I conclude from looking at internet pictures, the size of the new compartment still won't fit two zero gravity chairs.

Am I right about my thoughts?

To you with PCs that have that compartment instead of a spare tire, can you fit large zero gravity chairs inside it?  If not zero gravity, can you fit other folding chairs inside?  Do you think that a spare tire would fit inside it if you later wanted to carry a spare?
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Disconnect/Selector Switch on: January 25, 2017, 01:00:16 pm
Regardless of the type, brand, design of disconnect switch mounted at the batteries, has anyone had reliability issues with them?  I wonder if having one introduces a weak point of failure when they become dirty and corroded.  Then they would create a problem under a heavy load condition, right?  I admit it would be convenient to have one, but worry about long term reliability.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Back from Tampa Show with Questions on: January 25, 2017, 11:01:13 am
I have not studied a current model Nexus, but the one I looked at on-line a year or two ago had a poor rear wall cap design.  At a glance it looked like a Phoenix.  But it had a cheap Coachman-style rear-to-side wall interconnect, then they added some styling parts to resemble the better method.  Hopefully they are doing it better in for 2017.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wheel Simulators on: January 25, 2017, 10:53:17 am
We have the old style wheel simulators that grip with those metal tangs in the wheel cover like the old days.  Have not lost one yet.

I would really like Alcoa wheels for that "quality" look.  I am considering them when it comes time to replace all tires.  I found a supplier down south that sells the 4-wheel, hubs, studs, etc. Alcoa wheel package fairly reasonable.  Of coarse I can't share it with you now because I can't find the information.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insulated windows on: January 25, 2017, 10:35:51 am
We have a 2007 2350 with thermal windows, and we have no discoloration yet.

There is a lot of glass on two sides against our bed, so the thermals are welcomed there.  They keep the bedroom warmer in high-altitude and Canadian camping when summer nights can sometimes get near freezing.  And they help some to keep the bedroom more quiet too.  If you are ordering a 2350 or 2351 and want to keep your costs down, consider requesting just the two bedroom windows be thermal.  I would think Earl could work a price to determine if it's worth doing just the two, or just get all 6 house windows thermal.

Like Keelhauler and ragoodsp say, if you don't camp in places where the night temps can drop way down, you would do fine without them in a 2350/2351.
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser sighhtings on: January 25, 2017, 10:23:43 am
Phoenix Cruiser sightings

Today there are three Phoenix Cruisers here in this small 30 site campground at W.P. Franklin Corps of Engineers  in Florida and one is camped right next to us.
We are from Ohio, Barry & Sue from MI and MisterH from FL.

40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A measurment needed! on: January 23, 2017, 03:46:00 pm
Ron---Hope you did not get cold or snowed on doing this!

Neighbors & wife would love the black and yellow strips fitting in with the landscaping decor.

Our garage is heated right now to a warm 70 degrees, so no inconvenience at all.

Those bumper are also sold in some colors.  I linked you to the black with yellow stripes but pick the one HERE that blends in best at your home....Gray White, Yellow, Blue, or Green.
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A measurment needed! on: January 23, 2017, 10:01:58 am
Hi hutch42,

All E350 models stand 3" lower than E450 models.  We own an E350 so I subtracted 3", working with 97" instead of 100".

The 97" mark is approximately just above the B+ cap front-facing amber driving lights or about 6.0 feet to the front bumper.  That is as good as I can approximate.  To play it safe, I would subtract a half foot making it 5-1/2 feet of PC you can park under your deck.

The diagram you sketched out and your estimate is quite accurate.  Figure on 5-1/2 feet.

When it comes time, I would anchor something like THIS into the driveway to bump your front tires against to stop your PC at just the right place to get you consistently comfortably close to the deck without making contact to it.

Be mentally prepared to watch squirrels jump to-&-fro between deck and PC.

Ron Dittmer
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Radio wiring and control on: January 23, 2017, 09:29:40 am
first click on the ignition is auxiliary and activates power to your radio, back up monitor and more. The charging outlets work with the ignition totally off. Check your Ford manual. It should explain.
That is what I was thinking.

I handle many different vehicles where I volunteer.  The "Auxiliary" position for radio listening, on some vehicles is clicking once to the left.  With others it is clicking once to the right.

I wondered if Ford changed it from left to right.
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: suggestions on: January 21, 2017, 09:58:09 pm
I need to sell my 2012  2551 with only 27K miles. Any recommendations on where to best advertise.
601 842 1745
I personally use when selling my nitch-market cars so if I were to sell our PC, I would try it's sister, Craigslist, and this forum.  It has a "for sale section".  Work with Aimee the moderator to get it posted.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2351 Corner Bed Opening Windows on: January 21, 2017, 09:51:39 pm
I also put a dowel to hold window open  am working on a system of attaching magnets to window frame and using the sun screen for mosquitos I plan to put a mama net on top of screen  so far it has worked.
Has anyone who props open the escape window, considered replacing that window with another one that opens up adequately?  Maybe Phoenix offers a direct replacement.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Battery Disconnect/Selector Switch on: January 19, 2017, 09:40:34 pm
FYI---But it may not be "new" news for some.   I had emailed PC about the use of a battery disconnect switch.  Earl
answered the question....poor guy is doing double duty I guess.  At any rate his answer was "they do now"!  Starting with the 2017's
All will have a new manual battery disconnect switch?  I guess all the discussions about Parasitic draws with the older models have created change. 
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