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 on: April 21, 2018, 11:02:33 am 
Started by RVCamping - Last post by Two Hams in a Can
From Fandj's post of April 5, 2018   https://www.marketwatch.com/video/from-bust-to-boomtown-life-in-a-comeback-city/7CDC0F9B-7767-4D0F-9627-7F07FF1936CA.html

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 on: April 21, 2018, 10:21:33 am 
Started by Funseekers - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Barry,

I have heard of that but that has not been my personal experience in the applications I have used it in.  Not just in those two places in our PC, but I also use Vasoline at home on the "O"-ring seal on our whole house bell jar filter.  If I don't apply the Vasoline on the "O"-ring, I struggle hard to loosen the plastic bell jar when it is time to replace the cartridge.  So far so good doing that since 1988.

But everyone needs to feel right with their decision to use it or not.  If you don't feel right using Vasoline, then don't.  I am just sharing an option that works for me.

Ron Dittmer

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 on: April 21, 2018, 09:03:48 am 
Started by Funseekers - Last post by Barry-Sue
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I read long ago, a good grease for potable water valves is uncontaminated Vaseline.  It does not last forever though.  I use it on the drain valve of my fresh water tank and also the shower head water cut-off button.

Ron, be careful with the use of Vaseline, since it is a petroleum it can breakdown o-rings (those made from rubber or plastic) and make them dry out and crack prematurely. 

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 on: April 21, 2018, 05:13:52 am 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by 2 Frazzled
We probably would have bought the green also. As a side note, the sales rep at the time seriously pushed the black and grey to the point of giving me a hard time about choosing the bronze and tan color scheme... Which we chose and love. We get a lot of compliments on it.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 10:06:45 pm 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by ron.dittmer
I do have to say one good thing about our color choice.  It surely hides the dirt well.  rolling on the floor
Our rig was a total mess when I took this picture, but it doesn't stand out much.  The back wall looks clean but it was horrible.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 09:58:55 pm 
Started by RVCamping - Last post by ron.dittmer
Thanks RVCamping for all those details.  It is very interesting.

Back in 2006 when shopping for a new rig, the Carrigo was initially on my short list.  I too noticed how it's B+ front cap is the same used on PCs.  I also noticed the optional front bumper cover on our PC is also on other brands of motor homes of that time period.  But the Phoenix rear wall with integrated spare tire compartment is a Phoenix exclusive item.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 09:51:04 pm 
Started by Funseekers - Last post by ron.dittmer
I read long ago, a good grease for potable water valves is uncontaminated Vaseline.  It does not last forever though.  I use it on the drain valve of my fresh water tank and also the shower head water cut-off button.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 09:45:39 pm 
Started by JDimitriadis - Last post by ron.dittmer
JD:  I am personally not a big supporter of extra warranties.  Just way to pricey for me.
Me too.  But if you don't know which end of a screwdriver to hold, maybe the warranty will be of value.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 09:42:30 pm 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by ron.dittmer
I agree with everyone's comments.

Our PC is now 11 years old with only the standard materials in the cab area.  We never give a thought about the noise level while cruising.  We find it to be just fine.  BUT when climbing and engine braking, when the engine rev's up under those conditions, Irene and I have to raise our voices to communicate with each other.  Also, a common complaint, the floor gets hot near the passenger.  SO, I would think if Phoenix has an option to increase insulation/sound deadening on the cab floor and engine housing, to consider the upgrade.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 09:08:04 pm 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by ragoodsp
I found the noise level on the high side in both of my PC's.  I did extensive additional insulating of the cab area on my 3100.  Did the doors, floor, additional dog house, and the hood area.  I think I reduced the cab noise by upwards of 45%.  I would order any additional insulation you can get.  I never had any heat issues in the cab area (passenger) that some owners claim.

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