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General Discussion / Rear camera problem
« on: October 21, 2014, 06:20:09 pm »
Trish and I have a 2011 Model 3100 which we dearly love.  On the way south for the winter, the rear camera stopped working.  It went to a bright blue screen.  After turning it off for a while, I turned it back on and the screen came back on for about 5 minutes in a noticeably weak picture quality.  It then returned to the solid blue screen. 

Any ideas from you fellow crusiers? 

General Discussion / Noisy ceiling air conditioner.
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:33:00 pm »
Have any of you come up with a solution to help curb the loud noise of the ceiling ac/heater unit?  We love our 3100 but hate the overhead noise.

General Discussion / 2014 Phoenix Crusier Rally
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:48:45 pm »
Can someone tell me when and where the 2014 rally will be held.  Also can you advise me of the costs, how many days it lasts, contact person for reservations and where to monitor for more information on activities etc?

We plan to visit relatives in Northern Indiana over Thanksgiving and we are concerned about what needs to be done for a two night visit in possible freezing weather. We plan to head to Florida for the winter the day after Thanksgiving.  We have a 2011 Model 3100 which we love and don't want to damage.  We plan to either plug in to their 110 system with a heavy duty cord to our RV or we can run our generator along with two cube catalytic heaters inside.  Do we need to run the tank heater in the bath?  Do we need to leave the water heater turned on?  Do we need to open any specific doors or drawers. Should I induce RV antifreeze anywhere before we leave home?   I used to be pretty good at doing the necessary things but they seem to escape me with age.  Any help would be appreciated.

I misspoke above calling the heater a catalytic heater.  They are little ceramic cube electric heaters.  No liquids are used.  Thanks so much to those who have offered winterizing suggestions for Trish and I.  They are appreciated very much.

Trish and I plan to leave Ohio in the not to distant future and head Northeast to the Eastern Canadian Provinces.  We are curious as to whether any of you would be willing to share any info regarding campgrounds, resturants, and activities that you would recommend.  Any travel tips as well as do's and don'ts will be appreciated.

Adventure Anywhere / Nova Scotia
« on: March 06, 2011, 10:54:54 am »
My wife and I plan to go to the New England states and Nova Scotia this summer.  Do any of you have any experience with the best time frame that we should be thinking about ie.:  June, July, August or early September?  We plan to spend about a month on the road.  Have any of you gone by ferry from Maine over to Nova Scotia with your PC's?

General Discussion / RV Covers
« on: March 04, 2011, 01:17:06 pm »
We own a 2011 Model 3100.  We spend time in Florida at our home while our RV is parked/stored nearby.  Do any of you have any experience with the RV Covers like Camping World sells.  We'd like to protect our paint job from the intense sun while it is parked in storage.  Any comments or ideas?

General Discussion / Beware a very serious Dingy Towing Danger
« on: September 12, 2010, 09:10:13 pm »
Check how difficult it is to turn your steering wheel on your tow vehicle when you have it set to the towing position.  I always noted that our 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee steering wheel was extremely difficult to turn without the engine running.  My suspisions were confirmed when the mounting bracket litterally tore the frame off the Jeep.  Luckily we had just exited I75 in  north Chattanoga when our Jeep rammed the back of our coach.  Damage to the Jeep was extensive (broken radiator, windsheild washer bottle, and a ripped off front bumper); however the rear of our coach was saved with only minor fiberglass damage by the VIP Tow Brake system that instantly engaged the Jeep brakes when electric wires were severed.

I have since watched Jeep Grand Cherokees being towed around corners.  The steering wheels may start to follow the coach on hard pavement, but untimately they seemed to be dragged around the corner.  Multiply this by the rear swing action of the coach going down the highway and think of bending and breaking a piece of wire. 

I have religiously checked my rig at fuel and rest stops but I never dreamed of having a mounting bracket failure litterly rip the frame apart.  However, it is scary thinking of how many possible accidents are going down the road.   Thank goodness our accident happened off of I75 and only involved our own personal vehicles and we didn't hurt or kill any one.

Please check your tow vehicle as to how hard it is to turn the steering wheel when you are in the tow position and also have your mounting area regulary inspected for stress cracks or other damage.

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