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31  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED light strips on: April 16, 2018, 08:35:32 pm
I do wonder if a motion sensor in any RV application will turn on the light all the time while driving.  Applied to the bathroom....a towel swinging on a towel bar or draped over the shower door might keep the light on.
32  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 16, 2018, 05:06:58 am
Ron , no doubt a good bumper would add some real weight. I guess seeing so many class C rigs with one has brought the thought.  I have to admit, I dont recall seeing one that looked good.
I agree with you. They typically don't look very attractive.  A very common one is the square aluminum tube with storage for the stinky slinky.  They stick out and often are bent up, I think damaged when backing up blindly.  That is why the back-up camera is very important along with a spotter.  We gotta watch out for those tall standing log bumpers commonly used in national parks where the first point of impact would be our fake rear bumper.
33  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Motion sensor light on: April 15, 2018, 07:39:44 pm
Kool!  Thanks for sharing that garmp.

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34  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 15, 2018, 07:28:02 pm
If you look under the rear of PCs made since mid 2004 with the integrated spare tire, none have a real rear bumper.  The rear wall with the "Look Of A Rear Bumper" is a simple decoration.  A serious bumper with serious rear-end protection will add some serious weight.  If you plan to add a durable rear bumper, make sure it does not hang below the fiberglass because you will risk damaging it over issues with ground clearance while exiting gas stations and such.  Also be mindful when towing.  You will likely need to add a hitch extension to avoid contact between your extended bumper and tow while taking sharp turns.

It seems the ideal add-on bumper protection would be something made of aluminum supporting the decorative rear bumper from behind.  But the tail lights are there so it would require huge cutouts to clear them.

35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which replacement rain gutter spout extension? on: April 15, 2018, 07:14:01 am
Hi zolman,

Call the factory.  They will supply the right ones and at a very affordable price.  I advise to put a list together of everything you need and give it to them for a quote.  They are still very familiar with a 13 year old PC, often having the right parts, and their prices are usually better than everywhere else.

Ron Dittmer

Oh! jatrax just beat me to the punch line.
36  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling My 2013 2910T CHEAP on: April 14, 2018, 01:08:14 pm
I agree with you jatrax.

I had been in communication with Aimee a number of times over the years.  She wanted to do so much more with the Phoenix website but was held back.  Of coarse it's a reflection on Aimee, but the reality of it was that she was not permitted to keep the website moving forward......unless done as a volunteer.....Aimee has to make a living.  Phoenix being max'd out in production capability likely provided no incentive for website updating and enhancements.
37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED light strips on: April 14, 2018, 12:58:13 pm
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I really should replace that diode.
Most likely.  Or never installed?  I've heard of folks getting their tow wiring done at a shop and they neglected to install the diodes.  Or did you do the work?


I did all tow vehicle wiring myself including mounting that diode under the hood in a semi-protected place.  I know it's there because I see it all the time.  If the diode was wired backwards, nothing would work.  So it must have been a bad diode from the beginning or failed soon thereafter.  Maybe I need a bigger diode.
38  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: LED light strips on: April 14, 2018, 12:04:05 pm
This is kind-of related.....

Our older 2007 PC with running board pavement lights, I have to pay close attention to those lights.  If the interior cab lights are on via the pull-out headlight switch turned left, but turned off at the spot-lights/dome-lights above the windshield, those outside pavement lights remain on.

Because we tow, somehow our tow vehicle battery supplies a back-voltage into the PC which leaves our back-up camera and running board pavement lights on.  When parked over-night, I have to disconnect the tow's umbilical cord to turn them of.  There is a diode to prevent back-voltage, but it still finds it's way from the tow vehicle to the PC.  I really should replace that diode.  It might have been faulty from the start.
39  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling My 2013 2910T CHEAP on: April 14, 2018, 11:56:21 am
In January or February, Aimee was released from maintaining the website on a regular basis.  She might or might not be contracted for a rare update.

So I don't know how newcomers are screened if at all like Aimee did.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need a Euro chair on: April 13, 2018, 11:44:13 pm
Hi Two Hams,

I surely agree with you with regards to the barrel chair.  It is comfortable in only one position.....sitting prim & proper.

I replaced our 2350 barrel chair with a 3rd matching captain seat.  It is easily swapped out, taking all of 10 minutes.  You remove 4 nuts directly under the barrel chair itself and it comes right off the pedestal.  You keep the seat belt, and pivot-slide movements, not messing with any of them.

If ordering a matching captain seat from Pauls Seating or from anywhere else for that matter, you need to specify the seat will be mounted on an "House" pedestal on 8" centers, not in the Ford cab on 12" centers.

When we bought our seat around 7 years ago, Pauls Seating charged $15 extra for each arm rest.  We were surprised our seat included a manual adjusting lumbar feature which is very nice.

I share this only "if" you later consider a captain seat.  I am "not" saying a euro seat is a lesser choice.
41  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tiny grey tank issue on: April 12, 2018, 10:51:34 pm
Interesting!

I will have to crawl under my 2350 and see if it matches your description.  Either I have been wrong all along, or Phoenix reconfigured the 2350 tanks since 2007.

BTW, my toilet does not go directly down into the tank.  If I open the toilet valve and look inside, I cannot see into the tank.  There is a gentle curving pathway, but solids will get there via gravity.  That might be an indicator of things changed.
42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tiny grey tank issue on: April 12, 2018, 10:09:10 am
When the  toilet is on the driver's side.. the black tank is only 23 Gal.
Very interesting observation rendering my previous comment inaccurate.  But your comment included in this post of mine....On model 2350, the toilet is on the driver side and the black tank is 35 gallons.  So we both got things half right, or half wrong, ha, ha.  The wonders of forums discussions.  Don't believe much of what I post.   Smile
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Build a PC is Back.....but on: April 12, 2018, 10:01:19 am
Zorba,

Your point is well received.  Stating it more kindly, I too appreciate being equipped for, and am capable of changing a typical tire., as long as I have a spare with air, and jack to do the job with.

People say the E-series spare tire weighs 100 pounds.  That sounds a lot heavier than I would have expected.  I admit I have not yet handled one so I am not certain I can personally man-handle it at my age.  But maybe the assistance from my wife or a good Samaritan can help me get the spare down and the flat up into the storage compartment.
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Insurance on: April 11, 2018, 02:05:40 pm
We use Hartford through AARP.  What I like about them is they know our PC is a limited-use vehicle, therefore it's premium is priced accordingly.  It is also included in our auto policy, not having it's own policy like we had with Allstate.  I have another seasonal-use sports car as well.  So insuring 4 vehicles is not killing us.
45  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tiny grey tank issue on: April 11, 2018, 12:19:29 pm
The fact is, if you look at the floorplans, you will see that Phoenix uses only 2 sizes of waste tank.  19 and 35.  The 19 is always mounted on the driver side and the 35 is always on the passenger side. So depending on where your toilet and shower are located that's what determines which tank is black and which is grey. The exception is the 3100 where one tank is 50
I am no authority on this, but understand it as follows.

For most PC models in the shorter lengths, the two tanks used in PCs are 23 gallons mounted on the passenger side, and 35 gallons mounted on the driver side, I assume because the deeper outdoor storage compartment is desired on the passenger side and the shallow Sanicon system on the driver side.  In every situation the toilet "absolutely must" be placed near the black tank so poop gets into the tank by gravity, not relying on water because so little water is used.  So, with the two tanks in fairly "fixed" positions under the house, the floor plans are designed around the limited positioning of the toilet.  I also assume the inlet into the black tank is cut out rather than molded in so there is some flexibility with the relationship between toilet and tank.  I would have thought Phoenix would have come up with floor plans placing the toilet over the smaller tank to make it the black one on the passenger side.  But then maybe the floor plans would have become undesirable.  Also, having the black tank closest to the dump is most desirable to avoid a poop blockage in a lengthy drain pipe.

PCs in the longer lengths have more flexibility with tank positions and sizes for obvious reasons, having more room under the rig to work with.

That is my understanding, but I surely could have it all wrong.
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