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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 12, 2017, 12:22:59 pm
Welcome Will and Joyce Lloyd to the family of Phoenix Cruiser owners.  We are here to help (as best we can) with any questions you have.  Everyone has questions, and there are no stupid questions.

 Welcome

With a 2910 series, please be sure to maintain 80 PSI in the 4 rear tires.  I understand the 2010 series requires max PSI in the rear "E" rated tires due to the weight on the rear axle.  I don't know how much air is required in the front tires.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Florida PC dealer on: April 11, 2017, 08:16:04 pm
We bought our 2007 PC through East Acres in Mendon MA.  Don Keller there was great to work with.  Since we live near Chicago, we did the special-order logistics via fax & phone, and payment via snail mail.  We went to the factory to get our new 2350.

Phoenix dropped their dealer network during the recession.  It seems there are a couple of dealers back in a network, though I am not sure if it is the same relationship as the old days.
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Utah journey on: April 11, 2017, 01:32:56 pm
Current plan is to stay Rv park in Cortez, CO  on 30 April to see the Four Corners and make short trip into Moab. Upon arrival, (Monday, 1 May)  the bikers are on their own, my SO will fly into SLC, rent a car and drive down for the week. We will be staying Canyonlands RV park.   Our plans include Arches and Canyonland national parks.  I have a jeep rental for two days to drive on some of the off-road trails including Shafer Trail and Long Canyon trail.  (Thank you to Ron D for the touring Tips).  We plan to depart Moab on that Saturday to return to Florida.  Larry
You are very welcome!

Great trip planned.  ThumbsUp  I could go on and on about other places you are close by to see, but I will hold back given your limited time.  Have a great trip.

We had planned on getting to the Moab area right about now and stay a month, but unexpected contract work got in the way.  Cry
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got "Bob" home on: April 11, 2017, 01:42:08 am
Adding to Nicki's comments with regards to sheets fitting properly.

We learned that 100% cotton "flannel" fitted & flat sheets are very conforming to many different size mattresses and sofa beds.  Before you get out your sewing machine, try buying a set of 100% cotton flannel sheets and shrink the heck out of them.  Once they have shrunk so badly, they will shape to your needs....of coarse within reason.
50  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: National Park Fees on: April 10, 2017, 08:41:35 pm
I love your disclaimer.  rolling on the floor
ditto!
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Got "Bob" home on: April 09, 2017, 11:01:03 pm
Ours is simply called "the camper", the same name as the first one.  I wonder if we had a dog if we would call it "dog"......like that movie Babe with the sheep herder dog trainer calling his pig "pig".
52  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: National Park Fees on: April 08, 2017, 10:30:27 am
I'd have no problem spending multiple hundreds for that pass for we would break even after the first or second season.  We have 3 years to go before we can buy one.

Thanks for sharing that information PAX.
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Seat Covers - Vendors Custom fit or stock on: April 08, 2017, 10:09:54 am
From the beginning of Phoenix's existence, the Ford and Sprinter chassis are delivered to Phoenix without front seats.  They come with a cheap disposable cafeteria chair, a driver seat for lot-driving only, part of the "RV" chassis package.

As far as I know, Phoenix has always gotten their seats from Pauls Seating.  If your PC seats are worn or damaged, you should be able to order new seat skins direct from Pauls.  The question doing so with the vinyl is the matter of the vinyl material breaking down as a few 2010-2012 PC owners are experiencing.  I would think it is safe to get cloth from Pauls.  Then you would have brand new looking original seats.
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC 2400 tire pressure question on: April 08, 2017, 09:59:42 am
Hi THIAC,

I had just replied to jatrax's tire pressure question so I will just quote it here for the heck of it.  It might be more applicable to you given we have the same PC model.

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jatrax,

We have different PC models, you with a 2552 and me with an old 2350 so keep that in-mind.  Yet I think much can be applicable.

Our 2350 is of the earlier design where the fresh water tank is butted across the rear wall.....the worst for weight distribution, and because the water sloshes side-to-side, it affects handling.  Amplifying the situation is our 158" wheel base.  We successfully addressed the handling issues with aftermarket suspension upgrades, but the tire pressure remains a gray topic.

The PC sticker on our driver door frame states 65psi front, and 60psi rear(65/60).  After weighing our rig loaded up on a big trip, the Michelin charts recommends the same psi.  So at least we have that consistency.

My concern is the when I put the recommended 65/60psi, it looks like there is not enough air in the tires.  They look under-inflated with significant bulges where the tires meet the road, the rear tires worse than the front.  I have to add 10 additional psi 75/70 before the tires look right, but doing so roughens the ride terribly.  So like others here, I too have added just 5psi to the specifications 70/65 as a compromise.  Sometimes I run 65/65 depending on what we bring along.

I think you are doing great having only a 275 pound difference between one rear corner and the other.  I don't know what our corners weigh for I weighed just the axles, but I anticipate a significant difference given the placement of our fresh water tank and outdoor storage compartment.  One thing you don't want to do is have varying tire pressures within an axle.  Take the worst case rear corner and make the other rear corner psi match it.

When you figure it out, be sure to educate me Smile for every we leave home, I feel I didn't get it right yet again.
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tire pressure? on: April 08, 2017, 09:36:01 am
jatrax,

We have different PC models, you with a 2552 and me with an old 2350 so keep that in-mind.  Yet I think much can be applicable.

Our 2350 is of the earlier design where the fresh water tank is butted across the rear wall.....the worst for weight distribution, and because the water sloshes side-to-side, it affects handling.  Amplifying the situation is our 158" wheel base.  We successfully addressed the handling issues with aftermarket suspension upgrades, but the tire pressure remains a gray topic.

The PC sticker on our driver door frame states 65psi front, and 60psi rear(65/60).  After weighing our rig loaded up on a big trip, the Michelin charts recommends the same psi.  So at least we have that consistency.

My concern is the when I put the recommended 65/60psi, it looks like there is not enough air in the tires.  They look under-inflated with significant bulges where the tires meet the road, the rear tires worse than the front.  I have to add 10 additional psi 75/70 before the tires look right, but doing so roughens the ride terribly.  So like others here, I too have added just 5psi to the specifications 70/65 as a compromise.  Sometimes I run 65/65 depending on what we bring along.

I think you are doing great having only a 275 pound difference between one rear corner and the other.  I don't know what our corners weigh for I weighed just the axles, but I anticipate a significant difference given the placement of our fresh water tank and outdoor storage compartment.  One thing you don't want to do is have varying tire pressures within an axle.  Take the worst case rear corner and make the other rear corner psi match it.

When you figure it out, be sure to educate me Smile for every we leave home, I feel I didn't get it right yet again.
56  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Remodel/Update interior on: April 06, 2017, 10:39:30 pm
Our PC with dinette is a 2007 model year, as old as yours.  Like you say, the standard foam dinette cloth cushions of that era are not comfortable.  At 180 pounds, I bottomed out on the base cushion and they were hard to shift our weight, and hard to get in and out from.  About 5 years ago we got the memory foam vinyl (leatherette) cushions from Phoenix and they were (and still are) a monumental improvement.  The memory foam is more dense and being a bit thinner made for a little more spacial comfort.  If only we ordered our PC with those cushions to start with.  I highly recommend what we got the second time around, memory foam vinyl covered for we've tripled the time we sit at the dinette before needing to get up.

We don't have a sofa in our 2007 2350 no-slide dinette so I can't provide any input on that one except that I have heard from others that the earlier day jackknife also had it's "comfort" issues.
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 02, 2017, 03:36:38 pm
One item to look at is your tank heaters if equipped.  I left mine on by accident, twice, and nearly drained the battery.   There is no indicator light on these so they can be left on by accident quite easily.
That's a great point jatrax, something serious to check for.  I knew there was a big popular cause for battery drain but it just didn't float to the surface in my head when replying.  Lights are secondary causes.  Those tank heaters are primary.

Thanks jatrax for bringing up that possibility for the new owners Wayne to check for.  Hopefully his solution is that easy to resolve....turn off the tank heaters.
58  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Storage and more crates on: April 01, 2017, 01:04:01 am
Nice!

They remind me of our collapsible disk rack.


59  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Grille bug screen & windshield sun screen on: April 01, 2017, 12:54:48 am
Bill,

Placing a bug screen behind the grill might not allow for adequate cleaning of the screen.  You want to be able to clean the screen properly or a build-up of bugs might block air flow.  Just something to keep in-mind with your planning.
60  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 01, 2017, 12:52:00 am
Being a "used" PC, I wonder if a previous owner wired an inverter into the rig somewhere, and it may be running things at 110 volts, things you don't realize are on.  Some inverters all by themselves with nothing running can draw a lot of current.

Also check around the rig inside and out like an outdoor storage compartment for example.  You might have lights left on.  We have a light in our Sanicon area that can easily get over-looked, but yours being a 2005, you don't have a Sanicon, hence no light.
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