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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Took delivery today on: April 03, 2018, 11:32:10 am
In the fall of 2016, it was not a complete Transit motor home, just a chassis without a house on it's back.  I wonder what the chassis looks like today.
62  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time For A New 2350 Mattress on: April 03, 2018, 11:28:24 am
Very Interesting CalCruiser.  It seems like Norcold should have included a reset button installed somewhere behind the fridge (seen with outside service panel removed) with a label explaining how to use it.  Thanks for that tip.
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time For A New 2350 Mattress on: April 03, 2018, 09:52:36 am
CalCruiser,

I wonder how the typical PC Norcold fridge fares in 110 degree heat.

Good to know the memory foam is not an issue with a simple barrier pad.  The HoMedic mattress comes with "Cool Flow Bubble Knit" zippered cover, maybe to address any heat issues.  Irene was thinking she might be able to rework that cover to the adjusted size of the our mattress requirement to provide such a barrier inside the PC mattress cover.
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Took delivery today on: April 03, 2018, 09:42:01 am
Was the Transit prototype that you spied 👀 a class B van conversion like the Winnebago Paseo, or a cutaway chassis with a wide body coach like the Winnebago Fuse??

We were at Phoenix in the fall of 2016 and a Fuse cut-away was sitting in the corner.  It has been there for some time prior.  I understand Kermit is still there (for a while as part of the sale of Phoenix) and has been using it for development purposes.  I don't know if he is trying to build a conventional PC on it, or using a totally new construction concept.  But it surely was a cut-away Fuse.
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time For A New 2350 Mattress on: April 02, 2018, 09:46:38 pm
Thanks CalCruiser for the details on what is working for you.

Irene says we're going to our local Super Walmart in hopes they have the HoMedics and or Spa Sensation mattresses we are interested there to try out, lay on for a while.  We think we recall seeing mattresses on the floor at Walmart, but we might have our stores mixed up.
66  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Took delivery today on: April 02, 2018, 09:25:37 pm
Everyone was quite friendly, but found Keith, in finance, habit of chewing tobacco during paperwork less than customer friendly.
That would make Irene and me uncomfortable.  I hope they clean up that customer service issue.

Congratulations Erin on your new PC!
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: electric cab seats on: April 02, 2018, 09:17:20 pm
The bases are different Ron D.  Ask me how I know?  They sent me a driver base by mistake, the holes are different and I found out the hard way!!!
ragoodsp,

Thanks for killing my curiosity!
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Placed order on: April 02, 2018, 09:14:51 pm
Congratulations coopedup!   Celebrate
69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser on the cover of Motorhome Magazine on: April 02, 2018, 09:00:23 pm
Hi Volkemon,

Assuming your tire numbers are accurate, the 4 tires in the rear combined are rated for 9880 pounds.  My point was that the rear axle can see more than 9880 on the biggest of rigs with 3 slide outs "if" the owner isn't watching what and where his load is inside.

It does seem that with a longer wheel base scenario, those owners get concerned that the front tires get close to the max load.  I am referencing discussions on another forum, not this forum, not the 2019T.

My 2007 E350 PC-2350, I am very close to the max rating on the rear axle itself, not the tires.  It's different for us 2350/E350 owners with a chassis made prior to 2008.  It can become a science project determining load and weight distribution.  Each rig with and without a slide-out will have it's own numbers.  The 2551 and 2552 seem to be in great shape in that regards, having the right load and the right load distribution.  It could be that is why most of those owners don't feel the need to upgrade their stabilizer bars and all that.

Ron Dittmer
70  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time For A New 2350 Mattress on: April 02, 2018, 08:39:44 pm
Difficult to predict, as comfort will always be subjective.  However, at a minimum, one would
expect that you would be more comfortable than without the covering.  If it turns out to be
not to your liking you can investigate the always-available Plan B.
Best of luck.
Yes, your point is well taken.

I personally feel you both are right.  It is my wife Irene who wants more assurance.  I don't always mention her, but she sometimes watches over my shoulder when typing.  Haha.  That is why I sometimes seem a bit unstable.   LOL  She is not here right now.  rolling on the floor
71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Time For A New 2350 Mattress on: April 02, 2018, 08:18:35 pm
Although our experience has found memory foam to be too warm.  I have read
that some users have successfully  -- some more, some less -- addressed the issue with a thick
breathable pad placed over the mattress.
Hi Cropduster,

We would likely add a typical mattress pad over the top of it like we've always done before, or possibly inside along with the mattress.  Do you think having that barrier will reduce the heat sufficiently?  CalCruiser says that is what they do and it works.  I am seeking multiple confirmations.

Just to clarify the Phoenix mattress cover, it is not padded at all.  It is a thin durable upholstery fabric.  I would not count on it as a barrier like a mattress pad might offer.

Ron Dittmer
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Time For A New 2350 Mattress on: April 02, 2018, 03:30:33 pm
Our original 11 year old mattress is near the end of life so we are trying something different.

A few months ago I ordered a zippered mattress cover from Phoenix USA made of the exact fabric as our cloth dinette seat cushions of yesteryear.  Our boxed window valances are appointed in the same fabric, so our new mattress will visually look like a piece of furniture when stripped of the bedding.

But more importantly, the Phoenix mattress cover provides us with some options on foam mattresses.  Walmart sells a HoMedics and a Spa Sensations 6" memory foam mattress for $114.00.  We are thinking buying one of them, toss the covering, trim the sandwich foam/memfoam material to the dimensions of our bed with angled corner, then stuff it inside our PC mattress cover for an affordable memory foam mattress that looks customized for our PC.

Has anyone done this?  If so, how did it turn out?

For you with memory foam, is it a hot material to sleep on?  Irene is concerned about that.

Here is our new Phoenix-supplied zippered mattress cover with our old mattress stuffed inside.  The fabric is called "Outlander Moss" which was used in the 2007 Sagemint Green color interior.  The pic did not capture the hint of green in the material.
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser on the cover of Motorhome Magazine on: April 02, 2018, 03:07:31 pm
Got to give credit to MH Magazine. All manufacturers should be required to publish  wet weight and ROCC data.

I always wonder about the typical 11030 GVWR Sprinter 25 ft Class C's with slide-outs. Ford Transit  Class Cs are limited too. The Winnebago Via/ Itasca Reyo class A Sprinter must be extremely  limited.

This is going to become a major issue when Ford discontinues the E- series chassis.
Drinking the ballast  Cheers wont help.
I surely agree with you CalCruiser!
74  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Cruiser on the cover of Motorhome Magazine on: April 02, 2018, 09:57:53 am
That is a very complementary article.  That rig is real sharp looking too.  What a nice shot in the arm for Phoenix USA.

We longer term forum members all know this about the triple slide 2910T but I'll mention it for sake of new members considering one.

Model 2910T is the heaviest model Phoenix offers.  The three slide outs is where the extra weight comes from with each weighing between 400 and 600 pounds depending on it's width.  This model has significant storage and sleeping accommodations for 5 people.  Be very careful who and what you bring along.  With only 1040 pounds to work with, 5 people averaging 150 pounds leaves you with only 290 pounds for everything else.

For reference, Irene and I together weigh 310 pounds.  When we are loaded up for a trip, considering our physical bodies, a tank full of fresh water, our stuff and food, our total added weight is 1560 pounds.  I don't pack the kitchen sink either, pretty much taking just the basics with a rare exception or so.

I wonder if the "Liquid Spring" option increases the weight capability beyond Ford specs.  But the true Achillies Heal is the weight limit of the "E" rated tires with the usual risk of a tire blow-out.

Please do the math when considering a 2910T.  If not very careful, you will be over-loaded putting your family in harm's way.  And if you think the issue is a "Phoenix only" thing, that is far from the truth.  Over-loading is a very common problem with every brand of motor home in the 30 foot length and 3 slide outs.  But weight issues are not limited to the big class-Cs.  It is very serious matter on some small motor homes, for example ones built on the Dodge Promaster chassis which has single rear tires.  My point here is...know what you are getting into before you commit to buy.
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: electric cab seats on: April 02, 2018, 09:00:15 am
I am curious.  Does the manufacture offer a right-seat version?  Or do you get the driver seat base version having the controls face the driver seat instead of the passenger door?
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