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 51 
 on: February 06, 2016, 08:19:21 am 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by RheaNL
I have the same make but larger model ASP-238BC that I use at home. Purchased when we were in a rental house with a terrible stove while having a house built. It is my first ever purchase from an info-mercial that I landed on quite by accident.  It is also my "go to" appliance for all the reasons Sue listed. If the smaller version  works as well I would also highly recommend it.

 52 
 on: February 06, 2016, 07:47:26 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by Pax
Urk.....thanks, Tom.  I was hoping that the cable was more universal.  I know there are wireless models out there but haven't had any hands on experience with them yet.

 -  Mike

 53 
 on: February 06, 2016, 07:29:32 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by TomHanlon
I had to replace mine because the old camera got water in it. My bad, don't ask how I did it. The one thing I learned from Carol at the factory was that the cables on the different model are different also. That meant that if I wanted a different camera, I would have to run a new cable from the back to the front of the coach. I don't think this would be an easy job with the roof already on.  
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 54 
 on: February 05, 2016, 08:59:44 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by Pax
Post

So, I'm wondering if anyone has either upgrade their rear view camera to something better, or swapped it out after purchase.

The reason I ask is that I find that I really want to remotely (from the drivers seat) adjust the rear camera so that I can see either the traffic behind me or a close up of the stuff I'm backing into, or just the status of the towed vehicle behind me.

Before delving into the online search, I thought I'd ask here first.

   - Mike

 55 
 on: February 05, 2016, 08:47:30 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Pax
Nice !  This looks pretty compact, versatile and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing!

    - Mike

 56 
 on: February 05, 2016, 08:24:52 pm 
Started by Barry-Sue - Last post by Barry-Sue
I always carried and used an old electric fry pan in the PC.  When it bit the dust this summer I decided to replace it.  My goal was to get something that was multi-functional.  I purchased the following:
http://www.amazon.com/Aroma-ASP-137B-Super-Indoor-Grill/dp/B00A6SQIZC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454721483&sr=8-2&keywords=aroma+3++in+1+griddle

I hesitated to post anything until I was able to use it on several occasions.  This winter in FL it has been my go to cookware.  It is amazing.  I do not need to carry a slow cooker, griddle, electric fry pan or steamer because it performs all these functions.  It is lightweight, stays cool to the touch and easy to clean.  It is the perfect size for us.

Sue

 57 
 on: February 04, 2016, 11:22:12 pm 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by ron.dittmer
I think it's share prices that drive down quality, not profit per se. Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia Clothing, once said the problem with public companies is that decisions are made for the benefit of the share holders, not the company.
My thoughts exactly.

 58 
 on: February 04, 2016, 11:10:18 pm 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by jfcaramagno
I think it's share prices that drive down quality, not profit per se. Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia Clothing, once said the problem with public companies is that decisions are made for the benefit of the share holders, not the company.

 59 
 on: February 04, 2016, 06:23:23 pm 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by Dynadave
Profit is not a dirty word, and no business can survive without it. When I find a business or service I like I hope they are profitable so that they will be there when I need them. However, a business should not achieve profitability by reducing costs via inferior, poor product quality, or misleading or dishonest  sales practices which happens too frequently. Decades ago when the U.S. was  THE manufacturing powerhouse, the companies were run by engineers, then the marketing people took over, finally the accountants(bean counters) took control and that's what we have today. So sad. Instead of trying to make a product better emphasis is placed on making it cheaper. Make it good, produce it efficiently, price it fairly, is that so difficult to understand? I think Kermit gets it.

 60 
 on: February 04, 2016, 10:12:04 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by ron.dittmer
I totally agree with you Paul about the bottom line profit margin.  When a company answers to investors or stock holders, it's all about profit, not product.  Phoenix is privately owned and run by Kermit.  He has the freedom to improve his product as he sees fit, and do it so everyone is a winner.

For Example......Let's say Kermit finds a better faucet.  Kermit likes the better faucet because it looks better and works better.  He thinks it will add value to his line-up to attract more prospective buyers, and it is simply a good improvement regardless.  The better faucet costs Phoenix $5 more than the current one being installed, and the installation does not require more labor or material.  Kermit will implement the new faucet and add $5 to the price of the motor home.

But when an RV manufacture answers to investors of one kind or another, adding $5 of material is a serious matter because it affects profit.  One of two things happen.  Meetings are called to either nix the idea to maintain profit margins, or add $40 to $50 to the cost of the rig to increase profit margins.  The general formula is material plus labor, then add an over-head multiplier, and finally add another multiplier to come up with a predictable profit.  The bottom line to the consumer is "Less Value".

Unfortunately, many RV manufactures go further to squeeze pennies from their rigs with practices like.....  "How few screws can we get away with and the rig still stays in one piece".  That method of thinking does not make a better product.

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