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General Discussion / Production Line Pictures
« Last post by jam4travel on June 24, 2018, 10:45:56 pm »
Will Phoenix Cruiser take the time to send pictures of an out of state customer's coach as it is being built?
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General Discussion / Re: Trailer Liights
« Last post by rvrunner on June 24, 2018, 06:46:24 pm »
Boat trailers with surge brakes have a 5 wire plug  compared to 4 wire plugs on trailers without surge brakes. When backing your boat down the ramp, as long as your trailer plug is plugged in to your tow vehicle it will back up fine. The fifth wire keeps the brakes from engaging as long as the tow vehicle is wired for it.

  Lynn
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General Discussion / Re: Our New 3100, and it fits!
« Last post by jatrax on June 24, 2018, 06:35:25 pm »
Nice meeting you at the factory and the campground.  We just got home a few hours ago.  12 days to get home and we had a great time.

Hope everything on your coach was to your satisfaction and you get many years of use from it.

John and Carrie
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General Discussion / Re: Trailer Liights
« Last post by Free2RV on June 24, 2018, 06:03:18 pm »
Surge brakes work off the trailer coupler and have nothing to do with the trailer wiring.  To get surge brakes to release you need to pull forward and then there should be a knob you move into place to lock the hitch coupler so the coupler won't move which keeps the brakes from being applied when you backup.
Gary
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General Discussion / Trailer Liights
« Last post by rvrunner on June 24, 2018, 02:23:16 pm »
I hooked my boat up to my PC, I have the adapter for 5 wire on my boat trailer, I have lights, turn signals, break lights, but when I back up the trailer breaks won't release, When in reverse the surge breaks should release. Is there a wire missing on the PC trailer plug in? The wires are neatly wrapped together so I can't tell how many there are.

  Lynn
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General Discussion / Re: Trailer behind a 2006 model 2350
« Last post by Volkemon on June 24, 2018, 08:39:46 am »
Hi Volkemon,

I would consider the following.

- Make sure your PC has a 5000 pound hitch in good condition.  They like to rust badly and weaken from it.  Phoenix used to install a 3500 pound hitch.  I don't know when they switched from the 3500 pound hitch to the 5000 pound hitch.
- Consider a heavy duty rear stabilizer bar.  Being a 2006 E350, you have NO rear stabilizer bar unless installed by a previous owner.
- Consider installing a rear trac bar to prevent the "tail wagging the dog" effect.  Trailers like to thrash side-to-side, the back-end of a short motor home with a short wheel base and long rear over-hang.  The location and position of a half full fresh water tank in a 2006 2350, the water sloshing side-to-side amplifies the problem.

BTW:  Nice choice for a trailer.  2o2  What is your plan with it?

Ron

I knew 90% of what you would say from studying your other posts...and its on the plan.  :-D  Future plans below.

I agree with Ron.  I currently have a 2007 2350.  Towing just a Honda CRV changed the handling significantly when compared to towing nothing at all.  I had to add the rear sway bar and trac bar, they made a big difference when towing.

That is a sharp trailer!  It will look good behind a PC.

JJ

It looks AWESOME behind the PC. Painted to match would look like a factory package.

Thatís a sharp looking trailer, you looking at hauling motors (bikes)?

Thanks! 

I will be posting pics, but too busy working. Great little trailer. Towed like a dram empty  We had a headwind 100 miles home, and it almost bobbed around a bit it was so light. Never felt it behind the wheel, even over rough bumps. LOVE a tandem axle.


Our hitch is a 5K or 6K with equalizer. Structurally very sound, but I might add a little bracing. Lucky for me, this coach has no rust to speak of.  Plan is to get a weight distributing hitch to use those axles out back, they are 3K each. :) 

It (The trailer)  came with a LARGE roof unit installed in the forward 14x14 vent hole, which had the roof collapsed.  :beg  Current owner was lacking skills to repair, so I now own it. :)  Roof unit is pulled, and I am making up roof struts today.

13 foot inside length, 7 foot width.   6'3" inside height.  LOVE IT.  The rear ~8 feet will be cargo hauling, and the front looking to be a camp kitchen/light storage area.

Will be perfect to haul our golf cart, my motorcycle, or ?? we decide on later.

Pics are from the craigslist ad, the inside is empty except for a roof brace right now.

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General Discussion / Re: Mobile Eye?
« Last post by catsaplenty on June 24, 2018, 08:34:36 am »
I included it on my 2017.  I travel alone (well I have the animals - but they don't help much).  I added it because I wanted as much safety help as I could do.  At first it was a bit confusing - different noises coming from this and the GPS, etc.  But I have settled in and can better "hear" which thing has beeped and even know sometimes without looking at it, what it is picking up.  I can't say that there has been any one dramatic moment when this has saved me from disaster but it has given me all sorts of head's up I was happy to have to help keep me safe.  During those times there are so many things to be watching at once it really is an extra help. 

Sometimes it will give you some interesting results - when it picks up a speed limit sign that is actually for a road/exit along side the lane you are doing. I still find it impressive how may things it does work out for itself.
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General Discussion / Re: alignment
« Last post by Ron Dittmer on June 24, 2018, 06:52:26 am »
The shop owner also said to swap the front tires, side to side, every 6000 miles for even wear.
Steve
Hi Steve,

I think rotating the front tires every 6000 miles will do just a little good.  My experience is that you would have to dismount and flip the front tires on their rims to get even tire wear.  What helps a lot preventing uneven front tire wear is preventing the front of your rig from going up/down by installing heavy duty shocks absorbers.  The shortest PCs suffer the most with the front end up/down motion.  Your 2552 is ideally proportioned with the right balance front/back weight ratio.  I would not be concerned of uneven front tire wear.  By the time you notice any such wear, you would want to replace your front tires for other reasons.
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Photos / Re: Bob at Hart Springs, FL
« Last post by 2 Frazzled on June 24, 2018, 04:59:11 am »
Very nice! Bob looks happy and even blends in a bit with those palmettos merging into the swirls... Like tiger stripes in grass. It could be his natural habitat.
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General Discussion / Re: Turn signal hyperflash
« Last post by Time Aweigh on June 23, 2018, 04:53:25 pm »
Dave,
I wonder if the previous owner installed a different flasher and now that the extra electrical load is gone (from not having a toad) the turn signals flash rapidly. On a car I had, if a bulb burned out that side flashed rapidly.
The FORD manual may list the flasher model #.

Good luck, that sound annoying!

Steve
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