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 on: Today at 08:42:45 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by TomHanlon
Welcome to both our new Texans.

Sandy the pump is mounted to the fame underneath on the drivers side. It is a real pain to get to it in order to check the fluid level. You will need a mirror as the hole is on top of the box. You will see led lights on the front of the box. What is your problem? Have you cleaned and sprayed the jacks and springs?

 on: Today at 07:24:46 am 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by Pax
Premiums are easy to compare, as are deductibles.  The hard part about comparing insurance is what is actually covered by each company.  I found when doing my research a few years ago that many insurance companies do not cover such things as rooftop satellite dishes, tow bars/hitches, awnings, rental car or hotel during repairs, etc.

  - Mike

 on: Today at 07:11:49 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by Pax
Welcome, Jon and Betty!  Welcome, Sandy!  Won't be long before you're PC-Pro's!

Sandy, what kind of problem are you having with the levelers?  The control panel (not what you asked, I know) is just below the dashboard on the left of the drivers side seat.  The emergency brake must be engaged and the ignition on before the levelers will work.

    - Mike

 on: October 25, 2016, 09:32:35 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by Sandyc
Hi, My name is Sandy. I'm new to this forum. I just purchased a used 2013 Phoenix Cruiser 3100. This is our first Motor Home. Been RVing since 1990 with a 5th wheel. Having a motor under you vrs pulling a trailer is a totally new experience. I will probably have many questions about this rig in the future. I'm very mechanically inclined and well educated, so I should be able to understand most answers given me, although I am getting up in years, be patient, I'm old.

My first ? : Having a problem with the leveling system. The book says I have a HWH Hydraulic leveler. Where on this unit is the pump and reservoir? Perhaps it needs servicing, but can't locate it.


 on: October 25, 2016, 09:30:48 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by Doneworking
BlueBlaze mentions a very important factor in the price of insurance of any kind:  the deductible.  I never have less than $1000 deductible on any insurance policy and on some (roofs since we live in Stormland) I have a higher deductible than that.  The savings is significant.   Now, I fix virtually everything myself and enjoy doing it and that makes a difference.  I would never make a claim on something small even if I had insurance, just out of self reliance to fix it and forget it.  My last vehicular claim was fifteen years ago on a BT Cruiser....a dear deer.  Notice, I carefully said "a million miles without an accident with another vehicle" in the next paragraph. Cheer

We have Safeco insurance on everything and have for 25 years.  I have over a million miles total driving without an accident with another vehicle.   The last time I got a speeding ticket or warning was thirty years ago.  I guess I am just lucky.  But man it sure reflects in the lower payments for insurance.   Where you live, your personal driving record and your credit rating all play a part.  Using  credit rating is controversial, but it is a factor in pricing policies. 


 on: October 25, 2016, 08:53:47 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by BlueBlaze
Hi from Texas!

We bought Sparky's PC last May and have enjoyed reading all the hints and implementing a few.  We're totally green at this whole RV thing, so we'll probably just be lurking, but we might chime in from time to time.

Jon and Betty Baker
2008 PC 2350, E350, dinette, no slide

 on: October 25, 2016, 08:34:40 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by BlueBlaze
    I have had Good Sam extended warranty insurance for past two years and  I have never used it. I guess that good or not. I have decided to gamble and cancel it as it is due Dec 2nd. It was approximately 280. a quarter and feel I could put that money in the bank. I keep up maintenance on the rv and really travel from March to November  and since they do not prorate it I feel they are making money. Plus my RV service dealer said they did have a problem with Good Sam warranty even when they received an approval to do the work.  The RV is now winterized and parked in the Garage. 
  My RV insurance is with Good Sam as well and they have been notified that it is not in use till Spring.  At the same time I am sure there are other insurance companies that our members have used and maybe better rates.  Presently I am paying $900 a year and I don't pay for time garaged.   I did get a  quote through Family Motor Coach for $100.00 less but they don't give you a break for being out of service for the winter.   So many things to consider when getting quotes from these companies.   One is from National Interstate from FMCA and Good Sam uses National General Ins.Co.
So what are the opinions from other members.  I guess it has to be where you live that denotes rates.!!
I always check this forum for all ideas and value everyone's opinion. 
  Happy Halloween to all!

Progressive through USAA was the lowest I could find when we bought our 2008 2350 last May.  They originally quoted $460 but jacked it up to $570 when they discovered a couple of old speeding tickets I had forgotten about.  It was still the best quote we got (although I didn't try Good Sam).  I told them it would be garaged 10 months of the year but they wrote it for 6 months active, anyway. 

Good Sam recently sent me something in the mail and I called just to check.  Their deal through "National General" was $380, for better coverage.  And unlike Progressive, they considered our two tickets "minor" violations and gave us the "good driver" rate anyway.  They also said I could call and tell them when it's stored between trips and they would refund the liability and collision premiums for the time it wasn't on the road -- and they gave me a discount for storing it in an enclosed garage.  The only thing missing was roadside assistance, but I didn't need it anyway, since we have AAA.

My natural skepticism tells me it's a teaser rate, but the agent swears its not.  We'll see.  In the meantime, my refund from Progressive nearly pays for next year's insurance tab.

I don't know if this helps, since you're already with Good Sam.  Your rig is probably a lot newer, or maybe your deductible is too low (ours is $1000). 

 on: October 25, 2016, 06:17:51 pm 
Started by JoeyD - Last post by dickreid1
Summer 2015
Drivers seat peeling.  The source for the chairs did not respond. Went to the factory where they removed the seat and sent it to be repaired while other work was being done.  Later that day the like-new seat was installed.  No charge. 

Later the Euro chairs also had pealing arms and headrests.  The factory sent replacements; again no charge. I found that it was a pretty good job to do the replacement.  Sorry to say but one of the new replacements is peeling again.

 on: October 25, 2016, 04:46:39 pm 
Started by Michelle Dungan - Last post by 4X4Diversion
You can have a longer bed in the 2351. The 2351 is one foot longer than the 2350 and on the passenger side, that foot can be used to increase size of kitchen, and/or size of corner bed or add a pullout pantry. When we ordered our 2351 we asked for a 80" corner bed with 6 extra inches in kitchen. I think you could ask for a 86" corner bed if you wanted.

 on: October 25, 2016, 04:36:40 pm 
Started by Dave - Last post by Carol
Welcome back, Dave, and I am happy to hear things went so well.  It sounds like you visited some lovely spots and had a very relaxing time.
Nice to see you mention the Escapees SmartWeigh scales in Bushnell, FL.  I weighed my rig there my first winter and was happy I did.  My rear axle was close to max load and I had pounds to spare up front, so it was good to know how to repack and shift weight as much as possible towards the front.  I also measured 10 feet 3 inches in height, which was good to know (I think PC advertises most of their rigs coming in at 10 feet or slightly under).  Escapees has another SmartWeigh station at their park in Livingston, TX.  I highly recommend using this (or someone else's) service for anyone in an RV.  Like you point out, Dave, it affects how much air you should put in your tires and can alert one to points of possible overload.  Again, thanks!

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