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 on: February 21, 2015, 05:52:05 am 
Started by Debra - Last post by Barry-Sue
Hi Debra,

  Congrats on your PC.  Great suggestions from everyone.  If we do encounter some unexpected cold nights as we did in FL the last two days, we make sure we have an ample supply of fresh water in the fresh water tank and disconnect and drain the fresh water hose.
   If we are in travel mode as we are when we leave MI and head to Fl, we do not dewinterize until we get into warmer weather, usually GA.  We carry a jug of water with us to use as a toilet flush while we are still winterized.
   Enjoy your travels.

Sue

 72 
 on: February 20, 2015, 08:03:04 pm 
Started by Debra - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Hello Debra,

When my wife and I left Pennsylvania last week to come to Florida the temperature was below 10 degrees. We traveled with temperatures well below freezing for our first 10 hours. We also spent the night in North Carolina with temperatures below freezing without any problems.
Before we left PA we had our Cruiser in an enclosed machine shed with the heat set to 60 degrees.  We had temperatures below zero while it was in the shed without a problem.
Last month we took our Cruiser to Vermont and had temperatures in the single digits. While in Vermont we experienced the pipes under the bathroom sink freezing when the temperature got that low. To protect them I put insulation in the outside shower compartment and made sure there was plenty of heat in the bathroom. As Carol mentioned I also left the bathroom vanity door open and used a small ceramic heater to keep the bathroom warm.
Although we don't plan on making it a habit of allowing our pipes to freeze I am pleased to say everything worked fine after the pipes thawed.
We enjoy using our coach in the winter and are glad the Cruiser can be used throughout the year.

I think you'll be fine if you keep the heat on and follow Carol's advice.

Dave



 73 
 on: February 20, 2015, 06:39:47 pm 
Started by 2travel - Last post by 2travel
Considering installing a small bolt down safe under the left side bed in my 2552.  Any advice or suggestions?  Thanks, 2travel 

 74 
 on: February 20, 2015, 04:40:40 pm 
Started by Debra - Last post by Carol
Hi Debra, and welcome!
I have a 2351, basically the same coach, just a foot longer.
I weathered several nights in the 20s before coming south, and here are the things that helped me get through:

-- I set my furnace thermostat to 65, though I know many people set theirs as low as 50.
-- Leave the bathroom cabinet open and the bathroom door cracked so that the furnace will heat the pipes leading to your outside shower, which is definitely a vulnerable point.
-- Crack open your kitchen sink cabinet so that heat can filter back to those pipes, too.
-- Anytime it is going to be 32 or below, be sure your water heater is on.
-- Be sure there is at least a few gallons in your gray and black tanks, and if you have the heating pads, turn them on.  If you don't have heating pads, pour some antifreeze down there.
-- If you have a macerator, put some antifreeze in the gray tank then run the macerator just a little bit to get some of the antifreeze mixture in there.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but I'm sure others can offer more.  It's a start.  Good luck!

 75 
 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.

 76 
 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

 77 
 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!

 78 
 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.

 79 
 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

 80 
 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...

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