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 on: February 20, 2015, 04:08:40 pm 
Started by Debra - Last post by Debra
I recently acquired a 2004 PC 2350. On my first camping trip along the Washington and Oregon coast I spent a few sleepless nights worrying about whether the temperature would drop below freezing and what damage that might cause to the RV. If the furnace is set at 60 or 65 degrees what is the lowest safe outdoor temperature that won't cause damage to the coach?  Would it be 32 degrees or can it handle temperatures below that?  What would be the weakest points most likely to sustain damage?  Are there any tips, tricks or easy modifications to help prevent cold weather damage?  I'm new to the forum so I apologize if this has been previously discussed. I tried a search and didn't find the answers I need.

 52 
 on: February 19, 2015, 10:06:56 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by Pax
Has anyone added a passenger airbag deactivation switch to their rig, after purchase?  From what I gather it is an option on a new E450 and only runs about $25.  It is a key switch that uses the ignition key.

I'm assuming one couldn't just add a fuse disconnect switch since I didnt find a fuse for just the passenger airbag.

    - Mike

 53 
 on: February 18, 2015, 07:23:53 pm 
Started by BarbRN - Last post by Owen
I will add a photo when I get home unless there is some reason to do it sooner, then I will do that too. 
sure would love to see a Photo, we need to do the same thing!

 54 
 on: February 16, 2015, 11:53:11 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by AMW
I've driven that route many times both ways in my 34' diesel pusher, E-350 long van, and every other vehicle I have had except my PC...never had any problems with it.  However from the south I much prefer I-65 thru AL instead in order to avoid Atlanta, which just gets worse every year.

 55 
 on: February 16, 2015, 11:29:59 pm 
Started by TomHanlon - Last post by DeanCHS1980
Hi All,

Phoenix Cruisers Club in Nashville in September (10th to the 15th)!!! Nice. I have been researching RVs for about 6 months. I don't have an RV in my near future due to college tuition for two daughters. Wink However, PCs are on my short-list, particularly the 2552s. Maybe I could crash the party for an afternoon and some folks could show off their rigs!!! If you are in Bowling Green and  want a pit stop let me know (jdeanmay@me.com). Lot's of places to eat along with the Corvette Musuem, Lost River Cave, and Mammoth Cave to the north.

Nashville is a wonderful city to visit. Lots to see and do as documented in this post.

Pax, don't worry too much about the drive from N-ville to Chattanooga. I have driven it many times on my way to Atlanta. Not my favorite stretch, but just drive the speed limit or slower (than you would in a car) and stay alert.

Take care! 

Dean

 56 
 on: February 15, 2015, 11:26:58 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by bobojay
Have been through there twice in 2 different rigs, both Sprinters. Wasn't that big a deal compared to out west...

 57 
 on: February 15, 2015, 09:47:38 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by KB9OMH
Have driven the I24 from Nashville to Ga. many times with a 5th Wheel and also my PC3100, also in a car. The speed limit in the area you are asking about is 55 MPH up and down, will have a watch full eye of the Tenn and Ga SP. Hope this will help you

Jim
KB9OMH

 58 
 on: February 15, 2015, 03:05:15 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by Pax
Didn't want to highjack Tom's topic regarding what to do and see in Nashville.  This topic is specifically about getting into or out of the Nashville area...

I was wondering if anyone has ever taken I-24 between Nashville and Chattanooga?  We avoided it when we drove from the Atlanta area to Nashville last year because we had learned it was 'challenging', even though it was the most direct route.  Instead we opted for taking I-75 up to almost Knoxville and then picked up I-40 West into Nashville, which was a lot longer.

Wikipedia echoes a number of other resources we found, and here's a portion of what they say:

One of the more hazardous stretches of Interstate highway in the United States is located approximately 40 miles west of Chattanooga on I-24 in Monteagle, where the highway crosses the Cumberland Plateau. Compared to grades elsewhere, Monteagle's 46% grade does not come close to the steepest, but the slope is protracted over a distance of several miles. While all motorists need to exercise caution, truckers are particularly vexed by Monteagle, and many have died going through this area. As runaway trucks had been a regular and deadly occurrence, in part of the failure or inability of truckers to slow down to the 35 mph truck speed limit once on the slope, the eastbound lanes were rebuilt in the late 1980s. This work reduced the grade, widened the road, added a required stopping area with traffic lights for trucks prior to descending the mountain, and added two runaway truck ramps. Owing to geography, these two ramps are on the left side of the grade. This stretch of highway inspired Johnny Cash to write a song about Monteagle Mountain. It is also mentioned in "The Legend", the introductory song for Smokey and the Bandit.

Has anyone done this stretch in their rig?

- Mike


 59 
 on: February 14, 2015, 01:32:51 pm 
Started by TomHanlon - Last post by Pax
We spent a few days in Nashville last year and stayed at the Nashville KOA.  It's a good location just down the road a bit from the Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills Mall. There is a Camping World right next door and a number of restaurants nearby.  Getting into downtown was easy and pretty fast. The KOA was very nice.  We had good services and a level site.  The sites were a bit 'cozy', some shaded and some sunny and all very well maintained and clean.

We love country music, live music, bars, honky-tonks, etc so our three night stay was not nearly long enough.  Some recommended live music joints: Nashville Palace, Bluebird Cafe, Tootsies, Rippy's, Legend's Corner, Robert's Western World.

The Country Music Hall of Fame is highly recommended...even for not-so-country-fans.  It is huge, well designed and lots of fun!

The Grand Ole Opry is another highly recommended stop.  Again, even if you aren't much of a country music fan I think most would enjoy the evening. Beautiful building, not a bad seat in the house and they serve drinks! Parking is easy in the adjacent Opry Mills Mall.

We enjoyed the RCA Studio B tour. The bus leaves from the Country Music Hall of Fame and takes you there for the one hour walking tour.  Thousands of country hits recorded there including 200 of Elvis' songs were mastered there.  Very knowledgable tour guides.  Original instruments and recording equipment.

There are many beautiful parks, gardens and plantations in the area and this little city is among the cleanest I've ever seen.  Oh, and don't forget to indulge in a Moonpie or two  (they're made in Chatanooga)!

Some of the places that were recommended to us which we didn't have time to see:

Lane Motor Museum
Belle Meade Plantation
Biscquit House (best breakfast)

The Hermitage (museum)
Andrew Jackson's home
(10 Miles West of Nashville)

Jack Daniels Distillery Tour
Lynchburg, TN (75 Miles South of Nashville)

 - Mike

 60 
 on: February 14, 2015, 07:29:24 am 
Started by TomHanlon - Last post by TomHanlon
The Phoenix Cruiser owners club will be holding its reunion at the Nashville KOA this Sept. 10-15, 2015. What is there to see and do in and around Nashville?

I know about the Grand Ole Opry and the night clubs for the evenings, but what about during the day time. My wife likes country music but I am not musically inclined. I will sit through 2 1/2 hours of the Opry if she really wants to go. I saw on the internet that the Tennessee State fair will be happening during the reunion time. The reunion will include an afternoon boat trip on the river.

Have you been to Nashville? What did you see or do that you liked? What is not worth the time or money to see and do?
If you have not been to Nashville, have you heard of anything that we should consider seeing or doing?

Thank you in advance for the information.


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