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 on: Today at 10:16:05 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by Pax
Someone recently asked about the Command products (tape,hooks,etc) for hanging things in the RV.  We use them extensively.

 In the shower we use one of their clear containers to hold shampoos and things.  It has been installed for a couple years and has never come off the wall, even though those products are pretty heavy.  On the walls we use the picture frame tape for many things, including clocks, picture frames, etc.  Over the bed we use the smaller clear containers for glasses and remote controls for the TV and DVD player.  Care should be taken, however, using these on the light colored 'wallpaper' coverings on the walls.  It could peel the material off the wall if something heavy is attached.

Notice also in one of the pictures that we replaced the screw-hole wooden plugs around the slide out frame with metal plugs.  Two reasons we did this.  The original wooden plugs started fading (didn't hold the stain as well as the frame) and didn't match the darker cherry wood on the frame anymore.  The other reason is that we like the look better, as it matches the silver/turquoise western decor we currently have.

  - Mike

 on: October 26, 2016, 08:30:24 pm 
Started by JoeyD - Last post by ron.dittmer
Google "problems with bonded leather" then click on images.

I do wonder if hair care products, types of laundry soap, things like that, encourage the break-down.

Click Here to watch a video on the "Today" show about a specific store chain.  Their problem was extreme.

 on: October 26, 2016, 08:14:01 pm 
Started by Denny & Barb - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Denny,

The 2009-2017 Ford chassis has the same dash board with the same radio provision.  I believe the opening is the same for the older design of Fords made prior to 2009.  Therefore I believe there is enough physical space for a smart radio.

But I question if it is a good idea to invest heavy into one because there are a number of dissatisfied owners of smart radios, both with PC owners as well as other brands of motor homes.  I understand it is difficult to view the screen when backing up.  There is also a glare problem viewing the screen.  The user friendliness of the GPS is lacking given it's location, hard to work the GPS with it in the dash rather than a hand-held one.  Also the GPS updates are extremely expensive.  There are other quirky things about the unit but I can't recall them.

These are the kind of things I have read about it in the recent past.  It could be a specific aftermarket radio.  Maybe there are better ones and lesser ones.  Hopefully PC owners with them will write in and provide first-hand experience with the brand they have.


 on: October 26, 2016, 06:50:07 pm 
Started by Denny & Barb - Last post by Denny & Barb
Has anyone upgraded the Ford factory radio to lets say a Smart Radio Stereo? You know the type, with built in GPS, Apps and back-up camera capable.

Does the Ford have the universal "dual din" footprint, to make installation possible?


 on: October 26, 2016, 10:38:18 am 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Everyone,

As AARP members, we switched our various insurances (house, car, RV, etc) to Hartford.  We appreciate the coverage & low the rates, and how the company understands that we can only drive two vehicles at any given time, so the 3rd vehicle is cheaper, the PC being a 3rd seasonally driven vehicle.  I also appreciate it that I don't have to suspend it's insurance off season to save money like I did with Allstate.  This past March I bought a 4th vehicle, a little sports car, a 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP which was exceptionally cheap to insure.  The more vehicles you insure, the cheaper they get.

If shopping around for RV/auto insurance, I suggest to become an AARP member for the many different benefits the membership offers, then get a quote from Hartford to compare to the other plans you are considering.


 on: October 26, 2016, 10:29:20 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by ron.dittmer
Welcome aboard Lee & Luanne, Jon & Betty, and Sandy.

There is no such thing as a silly question.  Be sure to ask here before wasting a lot of time.  Please also share the things you have done with your PCs to make them work better for yourselves.  We all love to see what others are doing, and implement the ones we like for ourselves.

Congratulations on your purchases!  For you waiting for the birthday............hang in there.  If you learn of something you wished you could change or add, quickly call Earl to see if it can still get implemented.  You can make changes depending on where your rig is in the production process.  The factory is very good dealing with on-the-fly changes.

It is always good to read of new forum members.  The forum family here continues to grow  Smile

Ron Dittmer

 on: October 26, 2016, 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: October 26, 2016, 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: October 26, 2016, 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.


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