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 51 
 on: October 24, 2014, 07:31:55 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by Carol
Thanks for the info, Frecklestweety, and I hope your PC's last Fall trip is wonderful.  Drive safely!

 52 
 on: October 24, 2014, 04:21:46 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by frecklestweety
Freckles--I was in that part of PA at the end of Sept and met a couple of the ladies from that group at the small campground I was staying at.  If I had taken them up on their invitation to attend the rally, there would have been FOUR PCs there.  Maybe next year!
Carol
Their next convention is October 2015 in Shawnee Oklahoma.   there are many chapters all over the US and I'M with Mid-Atlantic Chapter and have one more trip November 7th in Lancaster for the weekend at the Old Mill Stream Campground. It is their annual Thanksgiving feast.   After that the MH goes to bed until March.
They have a Solo's chapter which I am considering joining next season.   Most are widows like me and travel solo.   Very Friendly group like Cruisers.

 53 
 on: October 23, 2014, 08:23:29 pm 
Started by Dick & Trish - Last post by ron.dittmer
It is the Sony that hangs down from the ceiling and the screen is just very small and the resolution is at best just "OK".
Our camera was mounted to the ceiling which had me hitting my head on it far too often when passing by it.  I took off the useless rear view mirror and mounted the monitor there using a special retro-kit.  Like you say the 5" screen is a bit tiny but it works well when mounted here for it does not take away from a good view out the windshield.

That module on top of it is a ScanGauge-II

 54 
 on: October 23, 2014, 08:13:50 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by ron.dittmer
I'd hate to have to "sacrifice house for hood."  I love my setup exactly as it is, but 25 feet is the max that I want or need.  It fits so nicely into even relatively tight camping spots and I have so much room for all that schtuff!  nod
Our first motor home was extremely tiny at only 17.5' end-to-end which had a mini pickup truck hood that ate up significant length.  It did make maintenance extremely easy, but now-a-days the Ford E-Series chassis is so reliable, I am banking on "Limited Need To Dig In" the engine bay, figuring I'll do whatever it takes when it's time.  In the mean time I am enjoying more house.  I hope never to have a long hood on our motor home ever again.  We too love the length of our rig at 23'-8", though I could surely manage the little extra length of a 2450 to gain the benefits.

 55 
 on: October 23, 2014, 07:23:51 pm 
Started by Dick & Trish - Last post by Doneworking
We have now had our PC for a little over a year and love it.  One thing I don't love is the camera. I am sure I wiill replace it soon.  It is the Sony that hangs down from the ceiling and the screen is just very small and the resolution is at best just "OK".   Candidly, in my previous RV I had added a 7 inch monitor and wireless camera I bought on special at Sam's Club and I wish I had just removed it before I sold that unit.   It was so much better than this hardwired, high dollar setup.  You can order a similar wireless 7" screen from Amazon for less than a hundred bucks.   I had mine for about four years and never had a bit of trouble with the system. 

 56 
 on: October 23, 2014, 05:03:23 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by Carol
I'd hate to have to "sacrifice house for hood."  I love my setup exactly as it is, but 25 feet is the max that I want or need.  It fits so nicely into even relatively tight camping spots and I have so much room for all that schtuff!  nod

 57 
 on: October 23, 2014, 04:57:56 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by Carol
Freckles--I was in that part of PA at the end of Sept and met a couple of the ladies from that group at the small campground I was staying at.  If I had taken them up on their invitation to attend the rally, there would have been FOUR PCs there.  Maybe next year!
Carol

 58 
 on: October 23, 2014, 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.

 59 
 on: October 23, 2014, 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.

 60 
 on: October 23, 2014, 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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