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 on: June 18, 2016, 09:25:56 am 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by ron.dittmer
We have the 2007 chrome finish "Executive" brand head unit.  I think it would be okay in a house where you have 110V all the time.  But in our motor home where I shut off the inverter to conserve energy, the Executive quickly defaults to a simple DVD/CD player.  It has been a very long time since I fussed with it, but I recall it does not save any settings, and no feature to scan for local radio stations.  I would fuss if stationary & plugged in for months at a time like spending winters in Florida, but being on the move all the time, it's limited to playing DVDs & CDs.

Across the board for all types of stereos, I wish manufactures would reintroduce a high tech equivalent to a tuner knob, base, treble, and a joystick to adjust speaker balance & fade.  Each Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, and radio station is different and changing these settings for each situation through menus is not practical.

If or when our Executive dies one day, I would likely install a Blu-Ray player like Paul (Doneworking) did.

Sorry John & Carol for redirecting the subject.  I hope you get resolution with your firmware.

 on: June 18, 2016, 08:56:05 am 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by Doneworking
John, I can't answer your question but I will tell you one thing:  I have had it with our Samsung.  After this last trip, that little babe is coming out and a cheap, basic Blue Ray player is going in the space.  The FM radio on our rig in the Blue Ray won't get anything that it is not setting on top of.  Fine, if you are in a metro area.  Out in the boonies, I use the Ford radio or an ancient AM/FM "transistor" radio my dad bought probably forty years ago that works better.   I tried adding a more sophisticated antenna to the BR for FM, but it helped not one bit.  Walmart here I come.


 on: June 18, 2016, 08:49:23 am 
Started by fandj - Last post by Doneworking
We just got back from almost three weeks in the CO and NM mountains at between 8 and 9 thousand boondocking in NF campgrounds.   Refrig worked perfectly.  200 watts of solar kept our twin sixes charged well.   No worries.


 on: June 18, 2016, 08:49:20 am 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by ron.dittmer
It does take about one mpg from me.
I have tracked fuel economy closely for many years and have the same experience as Tom.  Towing our 2006 Jeep Liberty versus not towing anything is a 1 mpg sacrifice.  It's okay because our two-vehicle combined fuel economy trip average is better.  Our Liberty gets better economy driving around on day trips at our destinations and easier to park in national parks where parking is very limited.

We went on one long trip out west without our Liberty and dearly missed not having it, especially the 10 nights spent in Glacier National Park.

 on: June 18, 2016, 08:45:32 am 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by Doneworking
We just got back from almost three weeks in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico and pulled several passes in our 2350 towing a Jeep Trailhawk.   Yes, you do slow down going over 10,000 foot plus passes....really slow down sometimes.  But, the rest of the time and the majority of the time, no worries.   I have the same towing system that Tom mentioned. 


 on: June 18, 2016, 06:52:30 am 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by TomHanlon
I just towed our Jeep Cherokee trailhawk for two days, about 1100 miles. No problems. I keep checking the rear camera to make sure it is still back there. It does take about one mpg from me. The east coast mountains did slow me down a little but not much. I have the SMI plug n play braking system and very happy with it. I have been towing it for now.  Towed a Jeep Liberty before that.

 on: June 17, 2016, 09:07:36 pm 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi JJ,

We own a 2007 PC-2350 built on a 2007 E350 chassis with V10 engine and Torqshift transmission.  We tow a 4300 pound Jeep Liberty just fine.  The issue at hand is all about braking, not accelerating because the E350 engine and transmission does fine powering up mountains and such.  I installed a Unified Tow Brake By US Gear in 2009 and really like it.  But there are many different good tow braking systems out there.  Do your homework on the right tow braking system for you and your vehicle of choice.

 on: June 17, 2016, 06:50:36 pm 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by JoeyD
I shared your concern moving from a 2,700 pound Jeep Wrangler Sport to a 4,300 Jeep Trailhawk... I posted my concerns and the folks on this site kept telling me not to worry.  They were 100% correct, My E450 pulls that Jeep like it's not even there. So, now it's my turn... Don't woory

 on: June 17, 2016, 06:00:51 pm 
Started by JJCruiser - Last post by JJCruiser
I am considering buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as a toad.  I am interested in any feedback I can get related to how well the Phoenix Cruiser does pulling the Wrangler.   I currently have a Honda CRV and I am a bit concerned about the extra weight of the Wrangler.  Based on my research the Wrangler is 4294 lbs vs. the CRV at 3358 lbs.   That is nearly a 1000 lbs more for the Wrangler or 28% more weight.  Do you think I will notice much difference?  I have a 2350.

Thank you,


 on: June 17, 2016, 04:03:09 pm 
Started by fandj - Last post by RheaNL
I live in Colorado well above 5,500 feet and camp mostly in national forests with no hook-ups. Never had a problem with fridge temp. Most issues seem to be when the weather is extrdmy hot.

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