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 on: Today at 03:54:37 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by frecklestweety
Yesterday I saw a Phoenix Cruiser here in Honey Brook Pa that looked like it could have been a 2010 Beige 2551........just curious if it happened to be you?? My wife said she saw a similar coach last week at our bank.

Dave
Yes it was me. I was at Millers RV for winterizing.  Last week I was camping with RVWomen at York Fairgrounds and believe it or not there were two other Phoenix cruisers.   Something you don't always see.

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 on: Today at 03:52:50 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by frecklestweety
Our rig is a 2007 model year with tires dated spring of 2007.  Like you, we keep our rig indoors away from sunlight but I have no plan anytime soon to replace the tires.  Given your rig is a 2551, it is on the lighter side of motor homes so there is less tire pressure and less weight on the tires so the demand on them is less.  I would think you would be fine getting one more year from them and evaluate again one year from next spring.

Regarding batteries, assumed no winter camping plans, I would charge them and bring them into your house out from the extreme cold.  The same for the chassis battery.  Fill your main fuel tank up, blow out all water lines, drain all four water tanks, place numerous rodent traps around inside and abandon the rig until preparing for your first trip next year.

Next spring, I plan to replace our 5 year old 12V Walmart batteries with 6V Duracell batteries from Sam's Club.  I did some measuring and determined that my slide out battery tray will need to be replaced with a simple sheet of steel to get adequate clearance because the 6V batteries are so much taller.  The sheet steel will have angle iron screwed to it to cradle the batteries so they don't move around on the large surface.
Thanks for the tips.  My Pole barn doesn't get below freezing and always kept mh there and never had any problems with the batteries. I would like to get another year on the tires.

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 on: Today at 12:00:46 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by bobojay
I am sure we will be seeing far more european styled coaches that will get significantly better MPG than the old V-10 but at a cost. Having traveled Europe in and RV I can say that those coaches are  great for sleeping and drive very well  but the american RV user is going to have to change their RV habits and not tote/haul as much "stuff" as they do now!

True that.....

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 on: Today at 10:56:25 am 
Started by Steve - Last post by ragoodsp
I am sure we will be seeing far more european styled coaches that will get significantly better MPG than the old V-10 but at a cost. Having traveled Europe in and RV I can say that those coaches are  great for sleeping and drive very well  but the american RV user is going to have to change their RV habits and not tote/haul as much "stuff" as they do now!

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 on: Today at 10:06:12 am 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Bob,
 Thank you for posting the pictures your wife did a great job.

Great improvement!

Dave

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 on: Today at 09:51:57 am 
Started by Steve - Last post by ron.dittmer
And I think I understand your point in that the industry may end up reverting back to what it was in the 70's.  Class C's will become "Minnie" motor homes again if the heavy duty cut-away chassis platform is not maintained.  Anything longer than 24 feet will be a class A like it was in those days.  The F-Series can fill much of the gap, but sacrificing house for hood.

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 on: Today at 09:51:31 am 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Yesterday I saw a Phoenix Cruiser here in Honey Brook Pa that looked like it could have been a 2010 Beige 2551........just curious if it happened to be you?? My wife said she saw a similar coach last week at our bank.

Dave

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 on: Today at 09:31:16 am 
Started by Steve - Last post by ragoodsp
I hear you Ron D.; 500 lbs added to the GVW on a small coach is significant.   My concern is in regards to the larger Class C coaches and what chassis choices will be out there when the E-series is retired?   I hope we not going to be forced into a small Class A?   Thanks

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 on: Today at 06:57:28 am 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by Carol
Beautiful work!

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 on: Today at 02:25:16 am 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by gl1500
Seeing as those pictures went OK, my wife thought some others may also be helpful.
  Bob

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