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 on: July 16, 2015, 12:01:56 pm 
Started by JWW - Last post by GoPhoenix
We bought Magne Shades when we bought our 3100.  They make a big difference in the inside temperature.  An added benefit is that you can roll down the driver and passenger door windows.  And they look great.  Pics:

 72 
 on: July 16, 2015, 09:56:39 am 
Started by JWW - Last post by dickreid1
This is our fourth summer tour in our two a/c, 50 amp 2910D.  We can handle hot weather pretty good now. The front windshield is the major source for heat followed by the all metal coach door.  

The first thing we have done is to tint the the side and front cab windows and coach door window.

Routinely, we use an outside window "bra" for average conditions. The awning helps also to keep sun off of the coach door.

In severe heat conditions we add a aluminized "space blanket" over the windshield which is held in place with magnets.  Same on the inside of the entry door.

We also have aluminized insulation cut to fit the rear window, coach door window and cab windows. These store nicely under the bed.  The $2 space blankets store sandwich bags.

You evidently are aware of the weight situation with the water tank in the rear bed slideout, but I do not see how a single air conditioner could be satisfactory in hot, sunny conditions.

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 on: July 16, 2015, 07:33:59 am 
Started by JWW - Last post by JWW
Thanks to all. Great input!
Johnny

 74 
 on: July 15, 2015, 11:28:00 pm 
Started by bobkbusch - Last post by bobkbusch
My apologies for not posting a picture!  I am not going to have access to my PC for a few days so here is a link to the original thread by Ron that provided the solution for me - never posted a link in this forum, so hope this works.

http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=1526.0

Ron has a great shot of the chassis cutaway in that thread so you can see the cut metal roof that apparently is the culprit.  He also includes a photo of where he installed the screws. Kermit recommended a 3" wood screw fastened 1 inch inside the cleat at the bottom of the cabinet door opening.  I see Ron used a different type screw without a pointed end.  I'm not sure whether driving the screw through the bottom of the cabinet actually grabs the metal of the cutaway roof and draws it up, or just pushes it away from the bottom of the cabinet.

In any case, the fix worked for me.  I just used two screws evenly spaced inside the door on each cabinet, about 2 inches from the cleat.  Kermit recommended 1 inch inside, Ron used 3 inches, so I decided to average them and use 2 inch spacing inside the cleat.  I just positioned the screw and drilled it in without any pilot hole.

Hope that helps!

Bob

 75 
 on: July 15, 2015, 10:49:52 pm 
Started by bobkbusch - Last post by bhgareau
We have the same problem and have tried multiple fixes without success, so we are cautiously excited about your posting. How about a photo to help clarify positioning of the added fasteners. Thanks.

 76 
 on: July 15, 2015, 10:34:48 pm 
Started by JWW - Last post by Pax
We have a 2552 with one A/C which we upgraded to a 15000 BTU Coleman unit.  A non-scientific study in our PC seems to indicate that the A/C can cool the rig down up to 25 degrees on the hottest days.....if we are careful with not leaving the doors open, ensuring the shades are down, ensuring the a/c is started early in the day, etc.  We have 50 amp service and if I had to do it all again I would keep the 50 amps and the Coleman unit, and add a second A/C.  Mostly because we would want to do some traveling in hotter climates at times (or may find ourselves there) like Arizona in July when it's 110 in the shade.  But, that's just us. 

   - Mike

 77 
 on: July 15, 2015, 07:34:02 pm 
Started by bobkbusch - Last post by bobkbusch
We just picked up a Bionaire Ultra Slim Tower Fan Combo from our local Costco.  ($49.99)  The combo contains two fans.  One is a very slim tower fan that is 40 inches tall.  The 40-inch tower fan stows perfectly behind the right shoulder of the passenger between the seat and the Euro Chair in our 2350.  We wrapped a towel around it for travel and it appears to be perfectly secure in that spot, but we have yet to use it on a trip.

The fan puts out great air, has 3 speeds, a remote, and seems fairly quiet to us.  I'm planning on using it in combination with the Fantastic Fan in our ceiling.  We've tried using a smaller fan, and the a/c fan, but we weren't satisfied those.  We will be travelling in some hot weather in the next few weeks and I'm optimistic this will greatly aid in cooling.  I should add that the Bionaire combo doesn't get a lot of love on Amazon, but the reviews on Costco are better - we'll see!


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 on: July 15, 2015, 05:36:02 pm 
Started by JWW - Last post by campmuch
Johnny, I think if you are going that size MH get two A/C and 50 amps.

Hayden

 79 
 on: July 15, 2015, 03:14:41 pm 
Started by bobkbusch - Last post by bobkbusch
Our 2350 had an intermittent rattle that seemed to emanate from above my head - it was driving me crazy.  I tried everything I could think of.  HDTV antenna - nope.  Cut a hole in the panel behind the TV and wrapped all the cables - nope.  Put some padding around the rod that holds up the hood thinking it might be radiating up the pillar - nope.

Finally, after doing another search on this forum, I came across a thread where Ron D. described pulling down on the cabinet above his head while driving.  I tried that and my rattle stopped.  Apparently, my chassis cutaway was rattling against the bottom of the cabinet.  So I just drove two three-inch deck screws through the bottom of the cabinet on each side above the driver and passenger, two inches inside the cabinet cleat.  I called Kermit before attempting this fix and he said that if they do this at the factory, they don't bother with a pilot hole so that's how I did it.

THE RATTLE IS GONE!!!  Not only am I happy, but my wife is even happier.  We are leaving in a few days for a three week trip and she said that although the rattle didn't bother her, my constant obsession with the rattle did!  Smile

Thanks again Ron!

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 on: July 15, 2015, 12:14:11 pm 
Started by Janey - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
The arms on both of the rear view mirrors on our 2013 model fold back.  It does take some force to push them back.
--Bruce

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