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 on: August 22, 2016, 08:23:14 pm 
Started by garmp - Last post by bhgareau
We have a 2400 with levelers. We love them for a lot of reasons, but one we have really come to appreciate is extra stability of the unit when camped where there are strong gusty winds....not kidding!

 on: August 22, 2016, 07:16:37 pm 
Started by garmp - Last post by randallandchris
The fridge is biggest concern, needs to be no more than 3.5 degrees out of level front to back and 6 degrees side to side.  Jacks are super convenient when arriving after dark or when raining.  Also actual price is less after factory discount.

 on: August 22, 2016, 05:33:36 pm 
Started by garmp - Last post by garmp
Really looking hard at a PC2100 and need some advice/opinions about levelers on that size unit. Are they worth the bucks? We've been camping out of a B for a number of years and never had a problem. We just searched for a site that works for us. But there again we never had a fridge, water, bath, etc. $4500 is a bunch.

 on: August 22, 2016, 04:19:00 pm 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Carol
BRILLIANT!  ThumbsUp Cheers Heart Shower Cheer Grin

 on: August 22, 2016, 02:16:26 pm 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by Gail Staton
When we lived in Maryland friends and family visited there.   Everyone said how nice it was and came home with a nice remembrance  I'm sure riding in the motorhome was a real treat for some of her friends.   They all attended a part to remember.

Thanks for sharing.


 on: August 22, 2016, 01:47:30 pm 
Started by 2 Frazzled - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Our Granddaughter turned 10 last Friday and her birthday wish was a party at Build-A-Bear (about an hour away) then a picnic at a park. The minimum party number was 5 plus John and me made at least seven seats needed to get there... with only 5 seats in the Subaru and no second vehicle. I hit on the idea of using the Phoenix as our second vehicle and it worked as an awesome party mobile (and let Chloe invite a few more guests). We loaded the ice cream and cupcakes and taco bar fixings into the rig then divided up the 6 kids for the ride. They took turns so they all got to ride in the RV. We rolled into the the park and found a spot in the shade near some picnic tables and a playground. We kicked the generator on to heat up the tacos and laid everything out on the tables. We didn't have to worry about missing a serving spoon or forgetting matches or anything because it was all on board. It was perfect and a good time was had by all.

So, even if you aren't out wandering the country, keep your Phoenix in mind in case you ever need a party mobile. It beats hauling coolers and boxes of stuff around. If it was too hot, we would have kicked on the AC and partied inside.

A side note on Build-A-Bear - they were awesome. All the kids loved making their own stuffed animal and picking an outfit for them. They all helped each other "shop" for the outfits and oohed and aahed over the stuff... and they all want to go back. The party cost was not terrible if you consider what you pay for goodie bags, decorations and such and the stuffed toy beats the heck out of the goody bag junk.

We could have skipped the dinner just taken them to the mall food court after the party and they would have been happy there too (but then no fun in the party mobile). You can also order online and either get the critter pre-stuffed (no fun in that but good if no Build-A-Bear nearby) OR have it shipped flat. You take your sad little flat animal to Build-A-Bear and they help you stuff it for free and give you a nice box... even if you bought all your clothing and everything online, you still get to use their stuffing machine, "wash" station, dressing "room", etc. Great store for kids... and maybe adults. John wants a Minion. We volunteer a lot and call ourselves Minions so he wants a stuffed minion. We'll be going back to Build-A-Bear soon to bring a cute little yellow critter to life. I suspect it will go on the road with us when we return to the wild and free retired life... someday soon I hope.

 on: August 22, 2016, 10:58:15 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by ron.dittmer
Wow, I can't imagine a PC built on an F-Series, but I am surely no marketing guru.  Given PC's history of "All The Big Rig Features In A Small Yet Still Practical Package" strategy, it seems a long-hood F-series would be in conflict.  I also feel the F-Series market is not big enough for Phoenix to offer it.  With the motor home industry in general going through B+/C size reductions, I understand why the Transit is being considered.  I suppose if Ford drops the E-Series, the F-Series may be considered for models exceeding the limits of the Transit & Sprinter.

 on: August 22, 2016, 10:28:36 am 
Started by Pax - Last post by ron.dittmer
Thanks for sharing that.  My mountain-man brother will be especially interested.  Maybe my wife & me too, but not to his level.

 on: August 22, 2016, 09:28:17 am 
Started by catsaplenty - Last post by catsaplenty
WOW - thanks to all of you for your thoughts! Since I had not seen these in action, I had not thought about how much of the view it might block.  But for the sake of the animals and I, I think keeping the heat down will trump the view.  The dogs and I can go for a walk for more views but the cat will be stuck in the RV.  And I like the thought about having them extend on beyond the windows.  It is always great that you folks are willing to share so the new owners can do an better job of getting all the tweaks possible to make our RVs even nicer.  Adding 3 awnings to the list of items I need.

 on: August 22, 2016, 08:35:18 am 
Started by Dingman - Last post by Joe R
One thing to be aware of in HVAC is that sometimes bigger is not better. It can cause short cycling because of the bigger evaporator will cool the air faster. It is a lot easer to calculate the heat load on a house. Because the house does not move all around the country. Its heat load stays pretty much constant. But in a PC the temperature can vary greatly. So say a unit is sized to a ambient temp. at around 85 degrees like Elkhart IN.  will not act the same if you are in a place that the ambient temp in the desert that can reach into the 100's 
Some of the things used to calculate heat load are. Room size, number of people in living area, amount of insulation, amount of window area, what part of the country the home is located, and a lot more.

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