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General Discussion / Lithium Battery Charging systems---Goods & Bads
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:00:52 am »
Interesting reading from a professional Lithium Battery engineer.  Although the article deals almost exclusively with Class B RV's and MB engines, there is references to other class's of RV's and also gas engines.

It should be noted that the Ford Transit diesel engines do not suffer from all the ill's of the MB diesel engine.

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f5/lithium-and-2nd-alternators-verses-onan-generators-mike-mas-9034.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&fbclid=IwAR2TDOZBVcgcSB6RqP5vihE3EXM4VOUFpHAnpKV9DgUvG1DfZE-G0mY2Rf0




 

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General Discussion / Casual Observation-PC Pricing
« on: April 05, 2019, 01:04:32 pm »
Not that anyone (at least me) can ever figure out the methods and algorthm's manufactures and dealers go through to set RV pricing. I thought I would try to do a little comparison on the posted prices of PC's on RV trader.

IT APPEARS THAT........

1-The 2019 units for sale at Campers Inn locations are advertised at MSRP prices and match fairly closely the PC "pricing program" on the PC website.  This also considers that the dealer has added a destination charge and probably some other dealer prep items.  So posted prices are before any discounting.

2-The 2019 units for sale at the Elkhart factory location are advertised (I am almost positive) at discounted prices.  Within 2%-3% of the PC "pricing programs" final factory direct pricing for the models sampled.

So whats this tell me. I dunno?    I was just getting a little confused about the disparity in pricing between the factory and dealers.  Now it kind of makes sense to me. (cheer)

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General Discussion / New 3100 for sale at Campers Inn
« on: February 11, 2019, 07:28:46 pm »
New 3100 at Campers Inn.  MSRP is the same as fully loaded, with liquid springs on PC pricing list before discount price of $156,000.  Wonder what you can get at Campers Inn.  Could produce a little confusion with folks doing a comparison between factory direct and bartering with Campers Inn....maybe not?


https://www.rvt.com/Phoenix-Cruiser-3100-2019-Jacksonville-FL-ID8574031-UX198494

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General Discussion / LIQUID SPRINGS
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:06:51 pm »
I was interested in finding out about Liquid Springs after seeing the unit for sale in Texas.  I was surprised that they cost $12,000-$14,000 and weigh upwards of 400 LBS.  These apparently are not designed to be used in any RV's that have a marginal OCCC off the line. Which is a lot of them these days.  I suppose big pushers that folks live and travel year round would benefit some.

I pulled up the Liquid Springs web site and found an advertising video that they put out.  The first thing they talk about in the video is the average amount of time folks spend in their RV's...3 weeks a year.  Then then expound on a rough riding RV for that period of time (3 weeks) and why you should put in Liquid Springs.....for assumption 3 weeks!   Right off the bat I thought 3 weeks X 5 years = 15 weeks divided by $14,000 is $933 a week for a better ride!  Not the best approach in selling an expensive product I would think.

Oh yes.  Take note at the end of the video the lovely ladies sipping wine in the RV while its underway, which of course I personally have NEVER done. :)  Dont most states have an open container laws?  Not sure you should show that in an ad.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9QGm6QjqtY

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General Discussion / THREE YEAR FORD TRANSIT 350HD DIESEL/WBGO FUSE REVIEW
« on: December 12, 2018, 01:57:58 pm »
With the entry of the Ford Transit chassis to the stable of Phoenix Cruiser RV models, I thought I would share a report recently put together for the Winnebago Fuse Owners Forum.  It has been 3 years this week since Winnebago introduced the Ford Transit Fuse.  Pretty much the first RV manufacture to utilize the Transit chassis as a class C motorhome in the U.S.

The report covers basic facts about the Ford Transit and reasons why folks chose the Transit over other chassis.  The report does not cover the performance, fit and functions of the Winnebago coach/body.  I would have to say that like any new entry's of the big three, Winnebago had its share of glitches on the Fuse.  Mostly annoying items that should have been caught during production.  That said, I think Winnebago has responded well to owners concerns and has made many changes to fix most issues.

The opinions and stats surely do not represent all RV owners or future owners.  This is a small, lightweight RV and would most likely not satisfy folks that are looking for a full time unit, or one with lots of living space.  It seems that there is a trend with the late boomers and other younger generations for a smaller more nimble RV's.


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General Discussion / FORD TRANSIT CHASSIS REVIEW
« on: November 19, 2018, 02:22:43 pm »
With the upcoming introduction of the new Phoenix Cruiser TRX I thought I would share some Transit stats that I put together for the Winnebago Fuse Owners Forum.  We have been keeping track (as best we can) of all things Ford Transit/Fuse for the last few years.  The one difference between the Transit TRX and the Fuse Transit is the engine & drive train.  The Transit Fuse is a 350 HD 3.2L I-5 Turbo Diesel and the TRX is a 350 HD 3.7L Ti-VCT V6 gas engine.  There's also a newer 3.5L EcoBoast V6 engine. My guess would be that PC will be offering the diesel model in the near future, hence sharing the report....which is very general.

Hutch 42

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General Discussion / The largest new Ford Transit RV to date
« on: September 05, 2018, 06:49:50 pm »
25'-6'' long.  8' wide.  10'-4'' tall.  WB 178"  GVWR 10,360LBS  OCC got to be pretty light weight.  List Price low $160's.

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General Discussion / 2015 Sprinter
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:21:37 pm »
Is the ex owner of this Sprinter a member of this forum....or does anyone know who it may belong to....its a stretch I know.

Thanks

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General Discussion / 2013 PC 2551 for sale
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:50:58 pm »
If I could fit this in my driveway I would be checking it out quickly..   Someone else in western Washington may be interested?


https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2013-Phoenix-Cruiser-2551-5003932509

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General Discussion / Liquid Spring Suspension?
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:38:53 am »
  Looks pretty heavy duty and expensive?

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General Discussion / Ford Transit
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:12:02 pm »
I wonder if PC is considering the new Ford Transit chassis?  GVWR might be a little on the light side.

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