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 on: April 23, 2016, 09:24:49 am 
Started by JoeyD - Last post by TomHanlon

    I use a 4 inch riser with two "Quite hitch" like these. I put one on each end of the riser. My Blue Ox cables are long enough to handle the added length.
    I also use four matching  (same key number) lacking pins. The Trailhawk is not coming off by it self or while I am away from the rig eating lunch, if you know what I mean.

    When I had the SMI Plug-n-Play barking system installed in the Trailhawk, they also hooked up the tail lights and ran a hot wire from the PC plug to the battery. I don't have to worry about running down the Trailhawk's  battery even after driving for days and nights.

    There is a recall on the Jeep Cherokee for 4 down towing.  I don't know if it is also for the Trailhawk and We have not received a recall notice yet.

    I drive a Grand Cherokee while we tow my wife has the Trailhawk. We love them both.


 on: April 23, 2016, 08:52:18 am 
Started by JoeyD - Last post by Doneworking
JoeyD, yes it IS a problem!  

First of all, congrats on your Trailhawk.  We pull a Trailhawk behind our PC2350.  I have driven Jeep Cherokees and Grand Cherokees almost exclusively for over 25 years and the Trailhawk is probably the best we have owned.  I say "we" because I drive a Grand Cherokee and the Trailhawk is my wife's.  I can prove it is her's and not mine:  just ask her rolling on the floor. We go to the Rockies for an extended time each summer and I am amazed at the power and ability that engine/transmission generate.  And it is a snap to tow, connect and disconnect.  

All that said, your towing gear should be as  level as possible.  The construction that makes the PCs look so cool also makes the receiver lower than on most Class Cs.   So, you will need a riser to raise the tow bar to a level position.  Something like this:

They are called risers or hi-lo hitches.  Don't buy a light duty one because you need a really stout, well made riser.  Measure height from level ground to the hitch plates on the Trailhawk and height from the ground to the PC receiver and get the appropriate riser.  

Warning from my personal experience:  make sure your safety cables are long enough after you install the riser.  You may need longer cables.   If this is your first shot at this, you might have someone check all this out before towing.  If the cables are too short, they can bend your tow bar and cause a real mess when you make a sharp turn (like 90 degrees around a city street corner).  I won't detail my experience on the cable length issue, lets just say it was not a good day. Help


 on: April 23, 2016, 08:47:01 am 
Started by JoeyD - Last post by ron.dittmer
Is this going to be a problem?

Hi Joey,

"Yes" you have a condition you need to address.  Rather than explaining it here, read through my post with pictures HERE.


 on: April 23, 2016, 08:17:52 am 
Started by JoeyD - Last post by JoeyD
Good Morning,

We just purchased a new Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to pull behind our 2910.  Yesterday I had the baseplate installed and this morning I thought I would see how it looked behind my RV and make sure the lights worked.  When I hooked it up I immediately noticed that the the front of the Trailhawk was elevated quite a bit above the RV. Is this going to be a problem?  In looking at the picture I did notice that the Trailhawk is on pavement and the RV is in the grass but it still remains a bit elevated.   

 on: April 22, 2016, 02:18:42 pm 
Started by Chihuly - Last post by keelhauler
I can't believe that Phoenix keeps using those brdsupply Chinese latches. PC gave me 15 and they all failed.

I now replace with original USA made Southco latches. None have failed.

 on: April 21, 2016, 11:19:34 pm 
Started by Chihuly - Last post by jfcaramagno
The made-in-China made-in-the-USA dichotomy is also true of the latches that hold the doors and drawers closed. The Southco units are much stronger and better made.

 on: April 21, 2016, 07:33:09 pm 
Started by Chihuly - Last post by Pax
Great info!  Thanks!   Going into my notebook...

  - Mike

 on: April 21, 2016, 06:52:43 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by aimee

Year: 2010

Model: Phoenix 2551S

Mileage: 38,050 miles

Location: Northern California


We are the original owners (non-smokers) of this RV, it is in excellent shape and ready to travel. It is on the Ford E450 chassis with the V10 engine, plenty of power and over 3000 lbs of cargo carrying capacity. I do my own maintenance and sent engine oil samples to a test lab at 21k and 29k miles, no problems were found. It has been kept in our RV garage, UV protectant was applied every year and the exterior paint and decals look like new. Suspension was upgraded and it handles great on the freeway, a pleasure to drive for both myself and my wife.

Standard and optional features:
Onan generator, roof air with heat strip, convection microwave oven, gas/110V DSI water heater, 32" TV in front, 15" TV in bedroom, TV antenna and booster, Fantastic fan roof vent, electric step, heated remote mirrors, outside shower/faucet, wood grain dash cover, slide out with sofa bed, 6-way power driver seat, surround sound with DVD player, mirror w/ compass and outside temp, back-up monitor, leather seats, Cherry cabinets, lower body paint, 17' electric awning, Corian counter tops, Sanicon sewer disposal system, heated holding tanks, 1800 watt inverter, holding tanks water flush system, day/night shades.

Six new Michelin MS2 tires were installed last November with date codes of 37th week of 2015, new valve extensions were installed as well. The front end was aligned when we first got it, and checked a year later loaded for travel.

New house batteries were installed in 2013.

New LP/CO monitor installed last November.

Upgrades and mods:
Roadmaster heavy duty front and rear sway bars and BlueOx rear track bar.
2" memory foam mattress toppers.
Water system pressure tank.
Vent covers for all three roof vents.
Converted closets over beds to storage with pull-out pantry shelves in one.
Alarm system with remote door locks.
SiriusXM radio docking station.
Side turn signals.
Added second outside coax input for dual LNB satellite dish (not included).

Asking Price: $59,900


 on: April 21, 2016, 11:51:14 am 
Started by Chihuly - Last post by Chihuly
Just wondering if anyone has had any furnace trouble? My furnace went out about a month into our trip and I took it in to a Atwood authorized dealer and the gentleman told me it was the motherboard that went out. Easy to fix, a  Little spendy but still under warranty.
Two months later it goes out again in Washington right before we head into Canada. We find a dealer in Washington, schedule an appointment and wait for two days to get in. He looks at it, test it and says "its the motherboard". I explained that I had just had it replaced! He tells me that he is not surprised and that the made in china MBs are crap. He goes in the back and comes out with a box full of made in China, Atwood MBs that they have had to replace. They replace mine with an American made DINO (made in USA)board which he claims is far superior and even a little cheaper.  He tells me that they have never had anyone come in with a bad Dino board.
Anyway, you never know what to believe and since that was all they carry we were happy just to get back on the road. My question to anyone reading this is; Has anyone else had this problem? He made it sound like it was very common.

 on: April 21, 2016, 11:30:17 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by Chihuly
Thanks for the propane graph. I do know I have used propane down to -40 with no problem. When my wife ask me if we had enough propane I told her with confidence we did. It registered almost a third of a tank at the bottle. When she woke me at 6:00 AM to tell me the furnace wasn't lighting I was surprised. We then scrambled to start the truck at get moving. I assumed the bottle was empty but when I went to fill it was reading 1/4 full. I suspect it was icing up from use and the pressure dropped. The furnace may have something on it that does not allow it to run once the pressure drops below a certain point, I really don't know. When I filled it I t only took six gallons in a 12 gallon tank. My last propane purchase was in Bellingham, maybe they slip in a little butane?

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