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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear Storage Compartment 2351 on: February 08, 2017, 01:36:34 am
I think there is an inner structural wall and then the rear cap covers over and seals it perfectly.  Having an access panel inside the rear storage compartment would show just another wall.  I wish I could remember exactly what we had seen our last visit in October where there was one unit with the rear cap ready to be installed.
47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Thanks on: February 07, 2017, 12:50:10 am
 ThankYou to Gail and Hal!
48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Parts list? on: February 07, 2017, 12:47:23 am
As I recall, the only PC-specific parts I make sure we carry are both pieces of door latches.

My tool box is full of generic stuff......and tools too.
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shower Dimensions for 2551 or 2552 or 3100 and 2910 on: February 04, 2017, 08:46:49 pm
I cannot say for certain, but I think the factory works with just two different shower pans.  The rectangular and the corner one.  They might also use a 3rd one which has a step inside it like a half tub, but I think it is the same dimension width and depth as the rectangle.

Would you all agree?

Ron Dittmer
50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: back up camera on: February 01, 2017, 11:39:10 am
In our old 2007, we have the original Zone Defense backup camera.  It has sound and it worked great for years.  Then some years ago the sound died.  I always thought it was a spider or dirt in the opening for the mic.  The problem is that I never could get an answer where the mic hole is.

Like you say, it's great to clearly hear your spouse give instruction.
51  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Holding tanks how does everyone deal with the whole size of the holding tanks. on: February 01, 2017, 04:11:03 am
We do as most PC owners with small gray tanks.  When the gray gets full, we flood the black tank with gray water by first opening the gray tank valve, then the black.  Then wait about 15 seconds and close both.  Doing so levels the waste water between tanks.  Adding the soapy gray water into the black tank also helps when it comes time to drain the black tank.

It is surely not ideal, but it works.  The pain of it is that one of us has to go outside to blend the tanks.  It would be very handy and uneventful if those two tank switches were duplicated inside the house on the control panel.  Within seconds it's done.....so quick and easy.

For us, our gray tank trouble happens when one of us is in the shower and the water stopped going down the drain.  The other person just finished showering so they scramble to put on some clothes to run outside and play with the switches.  That is if the second person showering....me, forgets to blend the tanks before I jump in the shower.  My wife surely doesn't appreciate that.

The reason why the gray tank is the smaller of the two on many PC models is because of the floor plan.  The black and gray tanks are pretty much locked in their positions underneath.  The location of the toilet must be over the black tank.

I'll have to give duplicate gray & black tank switches some thought.
52  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser M-2700 on: January 31, 2017, 12:05:47 pm
hutch42,

I emailed you some information to help you when shopping for a model 2700.

Ron Dittmer
53  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: PC wheel covers on: January 31, 2017, 11:08:03 am
As I understand, Ford does not supply wheel covers for their DRW E-Series Motor Home chassis.  Regardless of RV brand, every motor home sold with an E-Series chassis will have aftermarket wheel covers.  The same might apply with the other chassis manufactures.
54  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: back up camera on: January 30, 2017, 07:04:57 pm
I have a 2016 PC 2351 and am experiencing periodic problems with the back-up camera clarity.  Some days it's perfect and others it is like it is in a cloud of its own.  Has anyone else experienced this problem?  
Based on your description of "in a cloud", it sounds like condensation (dew) on the lens.  Wipe the camera lens clean and see if it's all good.
55  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Wheel Simulators on: January 26, 2017, 12:01:15 pm
Can the Ford front wheels be replaced with Alcoa wheels, but leave the Ford steel wheels on the rear?
--Bruce
Absolutely!  But it might look odd.

Keep in-mind that if going with Alcoa wheels, whether some or all, you do eliminate the option to rotate your tires because the fronts have the polished finish on one side.  The rears are polished on the other side.  As for me and tire-rotation, I practice it well on all our 4 wheel vehicles, but never on our PC or previous motor home.  I just leave them be.

With our first motor home, I would go through front tires much more quickly than the rears so I replaced them more frequently.  It is amazing how quickly you can ruin your motor home's front tires when driving across the Great Plains when there is a very strong consistent broad-side wind for days-on-end.  The steering correction for that condition will chew up (or chafe) one side.  The front tires on our PC don't look so good right now for the same reasons, but there is still enough thread depth to let it ride rather than toss money to the wind by replacing them.
56  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
57  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Industry Death Spiral Report on: January 26, 2017, 10:56:09 am
Hi CKK,

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

Thanks for sharing that.
Ron
58  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!

Dave
I do agree with you Dave.  We are very happy to have them for the reasons you mentioned.
59  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?
60  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.
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