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General Discussion / Re: Shower faucet
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:31:44 pm »
That type of handle typically has a small hex head set screw accessed from below so you can't see it.
Or not...

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General Discussion / Re: Recreation.gov
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:35:35 am »
Here's a quote from the article I posted above:

"Is this the best way to run a reservation system for a sprawling system of some 100,000 campsites spread across the National Park System, U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management. It's a timely question to ask, as last fall the reservation system was taken over by Booz Allen Hamilton, which Outside Magazine described as a "management consultant giant..." and which no doubt demonstrated its ability to handle the job when the contract came up. Under the terms of that ten-year contract, which kicked in October 1, Booz Allen Hamilton is being paid $182 million. "

That's your $182 million tax dollars still not at work...this in addition to the fees they collect which will no doubt go up with no oversight.. Wonder who they are connected to. (exactly)

Luckily there are still great campground hosts and volunteers...don't give them a hard time or forget to thank them.
Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: Considering Four Down Need Input
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:03:24 am »
We always did fine without a toad, until we got one. Now can't imagine going without it unless we know we won't need it. It hauls the bikes and the canoe and associated gear plus firewood, chairs etc.
We love our 2000 Tracker 4 door 4x4 high miles but well maintained looks like new...actually fun and comfy to drive. $4500 Gets us to those trail heads.
RVI brake system with RVI tire pressure monitor on all 10 wheels is great peace of mind. Easy set up and take down and can take it to the next toad if we ever lose "Dash" to old age.

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General Discussion / Re: Recreation.gov
« on: January 17, 2020, 05:15:28 pm »
According to this thread, Rec.gov is one of the many things being "privatized" and is run not by the government.
https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2019/02/updated-got-those-recreationgov-blues

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General Discussion / Re: 2019 E 450 dome lights
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:49:38 pm »
Maybe you should just give the ghost living behind your dash a great name and enjoy him/her....
Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: FlexArmor Roof Coating
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:43:47 pm »
That is awesome! Can I be really rude and ask (approximately) what that cost to have done?
Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: Air Compressor Installation
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:41:20 pm »
Very cool what you did.  Our 2010 2551 had one already installed when we bought it 2 years ago and after modifying how it operated (it was designed to be just  trailer air brake assist) it is amazing how handy it is. You will love it!
Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: 2019 E 450 dome lights
« on: January 08, 2020, 06:06:10 pm »
For anyone with a newer E 450 or 350, is there a trick to turning on the dome lights?  Neither of ours work no matter the ignition key position.  Canít find anything in the Ford owners manual so Iím not sure if these lights are Ford OEM or PC.

Thanks in advance.
Do the 12v outlets on the dash work? Could be the fuse?

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General Discussion / Re: 2019 E 450 dome lights
« on: January 08, 2020, 06:04:34 pm »
The switch between the 2 DC outlets. When I first got my PC I could figure out why my radio wouldn't shut off when I turned of the Ford engine that when i was told about the switch.
On our 2010 the radio, dome lights, mirror temp and heading stay on for 15 minutes after the ignition switch is turned off, as per in the manual.

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General Discussion / Re: Wanting to buy a Phoenix Cruiser
« on: January 08, 2020, 05:34:41 pm »
If I could just pick what I wanted it would be a 2552 full body paint... 2011 and newer. Unfortunately with my budget I am open to looking at all floor plans and then it will depend on the deal that can be negotiated. In my search I have seen some crazy $$$$ on some of these motor homes. I'm guessing they must be the I really don't want to sell it price.
Don't ever be afraid to make an offer.  Done with courtesy you will not offend someone. You never know their situation, especially if the listing is getting stale...they may have two coaches in the driveway.

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General Discussion / Re: 2019 E 450 dome lights
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:49:38 pm »
There is a switch between the 2 DC outlets on the dash, in one direction the DC outlets and the lights above work off the chassis battery, the other direction off the house battery, and I am not sure what the middle position does.
I'd bet the middle position is neither battery...just guessing. Our older coach does not have this option, would be nice to have.
Dougn

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General Discussion / Re: Vehicle monitoring
« on: January 05, 2020, 09:55:26 am »
I am thinking about buying one, but a couple questions

You can use this to see your average miles per gallon?  You can use this to see how much fuel you have left in your gas tank?

Is this correct?

Thanks
I just installed the Christmas present from my navigator/editor...an OBDLink MX+. So far I think it will be a great addition to the driving experience and economy.  There is a free app for all phones and Windows, free lifetime upgrades, and has an App add-on for all the sensors on many vehicles, Ford E350/450 included. You can add gauges to your "dashboard" (once you figure out how to.)  It is Bluetooth, so there are no wires.

The pic attached show some of the gauges I picked to add on an old 10" tablet I rarely use, you can scroll over to more screens for more gauges. You can pick either analog or digital style. 100's to choose from.

One I think I will really like is the fuel tank % gauge...most likely the main contributing factor in the varying MPG we calculate. That 92.6% shown is really a fresh full tank minus 7 miles...obviously not really full to begin with.

No trips yet to try it all out.  Costs about the same as half a tank of gas.  Or a 1/4 tank in CA.

Dougn....PS Thanks Santa!

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General Discussion / Happy New Year and Thank You Forum!
« on: January 01, 2020, 10:00:30 am »
I've only had the pleasure of being part of this fantastic group of serious Phoenix Cruiser enthusiasts for nearly two years, but the advice and insight I've been able to gain by participating is priceless. The members here are so willing to share their knowledge in so many diverse fields. We  can ask stupid questions and receive helpful answers without judgement. The ideas presented here inspire other creations. The sharing is free flowing and boundless.

Not only are we lucky to be proud owners of one of the best RV coach makers in the USA, we have this great community to be part of and learn from. PC is lucky to have this forum as probably their finest sales force. While nothing is perfect (definitely none of us,) having a great company that wants to stand behind their great product borders on perfection. (I hope they are listening...)

Thanks to you all and Happy New Year!  :)(:  :)(:  :)(:

Dougn Sue

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General Discussion / Re: Skid wheels
« on: December 30, 2019, 10:06:30 pm »
Thanks for the idea to pivot the base plate to raise the towbar and reduce the drop hitch...Brilliant!, I will check that option tomorrow in the daylight.
(I was actually hoping someone would suggest I get the 2" lift kit that I've wanted for my 2000 Chevy Tracker 4x4 toad, that I can't get approved by my accountant and managing editor without external recommendation.)
Still might need a roller on the bottom of the hitch, and not sure that this location is suitable?

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General Discussion / Re: Skid wheels
« on: December 30, 2019, 05:56:09 pm »
Skid wheels and/or plates seem like a great idea. I wish I could figure out how to deal with my situation when pulling the toad. I've scraped the hitch ball nut a few times, even tho I always try to avoid the steep transitions. Any ideas?

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