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 on: Today at 08:27:54 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
No worries. You'll get there. We were the newbies a few years back and I can't count the number of times the awesome people on this forum helped us out. Now we contribute when we can and absorb the knowledge offered up here the rest of the time. No one person knows everything but the huge brain trust that jumps in to help time after time is astounding. I don't know what we would have done without it. Every time I meet a PC owner I ask if they are on the forum and if the answer is no, I tell them they really should sign up. The Phoenix family (factory and forum) is amazing.

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 on: Today at 07:24:11 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by Gail Staton
Welcome, Michelle .  .

 I can identify with much in your introduction from having a daughter in San Diego to having owned  a Leisure Travel Van,  to  visiting the Coach House factory, and researching Born Free.   A year and a half ago we purchased a used PC 2013 2100 w/slide.

I would be happy to help in any way as you continue to gather info for your future purchase.

Gail

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 on: Today at 03:51:25 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by Michelle Dungan
Hello, everyone!

I've been what some forums call a "lurker" (unregistered viewer) for about a year but as retirement approaches with more time for travel, I decided to join your group.  Whether we end up with a good used Phoenix Cruiser 2350, 2351, Leisure Travel Libero, or certain smaller Coach House or Born Free RVs is unknown, but the knowledge gained by reading your comments and responses is a useful addition to my own experience and other research. 

I grew up traveling in the '60's and '70's with Dad and Mom's three successively larger (16-22 feet) travel trailers and various powerful but overheating Oldsmobiles and Buicks that towed them.  Their finally buying a Suburban for towing didn't happen 'til I was in college (mechanical engineering major at time, then on to the liberal arts), but did save them from summertime mountain grade  travel while fretting over potential boil-overs.  A few years ago, Dad got the travel bug again and bought a '97 Roadtrek 170 (Dodge Ram 2500) that we borrow but find a bit cramped for two.  It is cleverly designed for what it is, and rides and handles well (though those Chevrolet Express-based units do drive more nicely), but the low ground clearance, partially from the freshwater tank mounted under floorpan (which could freeze), and the daily need to convert the rear bed into a dinette while not stepping on the dog vs using the tiny table up front that restricts movement, doesn't really meet our needs.  Those needs also include towing an '03 Jeep Rubicon on some trips.  Tent camping with the Jeep is still fun but not all the time, and never when making or breaking camp in the rain!

I'll have a number of questions that I'll keep in separate emails to avoid confusion, and hopefully some of you can answer.  Thank you for what you provide for each other, and I hope I can also help some time.  Take care!


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 on: September 30, 2016, 09:57:44 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by randallandchris
When you say "inboard" what do you mean?  What does it look like?
Toward the center of the undercarriage inside a frame rail.  Looks like a small plastic tank with a pump and 4 cylindrical valves attached at front.

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 on: September 30, 2016, 09:43:48 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Gail Staton
You're welcome , Holly.   Glad I could contribute something on the forum.   I'm not much help to you more experienced PC owners who are always here for us with our problems.

Gail

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 on: September 30, 2016, 09:39:20 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by RheaNL
When you say "inboard" what do you mean?  What does it look like?

Just returned from a trip and is the first time we had a problem with one leveler not coming down unless manually assisted. It was on the "to do" list as we clean to winterize. 

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 on: September 30, 2016, 09:03:01 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Thank you Gail for the website tip. I don't know why, but I never thought of searching for her website even though I now see it listed in her book. I'll be flagging that site for on the road use.

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 on: September 30, 2016, 07:26:03 am 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Gail Staton
garmp,

 You can go to her website, marlenekoch.com and get lots of recipes and sign up for her monthly newsletter.

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 on: September 29, 2016, 06:31:06 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by donc13
Keelhauler,  thanks for your reply.  I have used your electrical schematic you posted to help me understand the PC electrical system and found it most helpful.

I have a couple of questions (1). Should the macerator, slide, and generator consume power while setting idle?  (2). I see you have a Trimetric power monitor, what is your current draw with everything turned off with the battery disconnect switch turned on and off?

I have looked through your earlier post and you seem to have a very good understanding of the PC systems.  I am new to the PC world and coming from a simple pull type camper so the learning curve is pretty steep at this point thus any help would be greatly appreciated.

Disconnect the chassis battery.  There is an isolater that should block the chassis battery from drawing down the house batteries but still allow the engine alternator to charge the house batteries.   SOME battery isolators do not stop the flow from the house batteries to the chassis battery 100%.

Thus the parasitic feeds (engine computer, radio, etc.) will slower (very slowly) drain the chassis battery which COULD cause a draw on the house battery.


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 on: September 29, 2016, 06:23:51 pm 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Yes, it looks like the price went back up. I have no clue why it was dropped for a short time. I'm sorry you missed out.

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