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General Discussion / Re: Quiet(er) AC
« Last post by Joseph on August 18, 2018, 04:48:56 pm »
Bill, Iím on a old I phone, just punch in Advanced RV quiet air conditioner and it will pop up. They are in Cleveland Ohio. I need to do a bit more research but I think Iíll get one next year, Iím sick of these noisy pieces of crap. Iím glad they are finally importing these from Australia. Maybe it will force the others to step up to the plate.

All being said and done there is a lot of research to be done before I send three grand for a new ac unit.   Iíve bought into more than one can of snake oil in my life.
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General Discussion / Re: Need generator advice.
« Last post by keelhauler on August 18, 2018, 10:23:17 am »
I had all sorts of electrical wiring eaten up by mice. Engine wouldn't even start.

Now I put 100% peppermint oil on cotton balls and put all over under my hood. I guess I should put some by the gas tank and generator also.

So far in last 5 years, no more mice problems.
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General Discussion / Re: Need generator advice.
« Last post by Volkemon on August 18, 2018, 10:06:10 am »
Thanks for the resolution!

 tymote
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General Discussion / Re: Vinyl Graphics
« Last post by hutch42 on August 18, 2018, 01:03:37 am »
BLUEBLAZE

If your in the Houston area there must be some good boat detailers around.  Wont help your graphics, but they do wonders (the good ones) on Gel coat.  Either by commercial compounds or wet sanding,  The salt air is murder on Gel coat...especially colored Gel coat.  My boat hull was a faded blue and the pilot house was chalky and all oxidized.
Attached is a picture after the 5 day $2500 treatment.  Just got to keep in waxed now.  Boat is 33' long, and about 8' high to give you an idea of cost per foot.

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General Discussion / Re: Sawdust Blowing out of Main AC Unit
« Last post by Two Hams in a Can on August 17, 2018, 07:17:00 pm »
When we took the factory tour in early 2016 with Earl, we were struck favourably by the build similarities with Foretravel in Nacogodoches, Texas.. http://www.foretravel.com/  We had owned a (much loved) 40 ft Foretravel U320 DP coach when we were fulltiming, and wanted to see how they were constructed and were very impressed with the care taken at every build station.  After Earl showed us around and explained each build station, we knew downsizing to a PC was for us.  Although our budget didn't allow us to buy new, we did find Fawkes, our pre-owned 2 012 PC 2400 Sprinter after extensive research.  After becoming  PC owners, we would tell others about our favorable comparison of Phoenix USA with Foretravel.  It is disturbing to read the above comments about the current experiences; and we will be continuing to monitor this thread before making any further such validations to our several friends who are ready to downsize.  :'( At our age, Fawkes is our final RV and couldn't be happier with the quality of the build.  :)(:
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General Discussion / Re: Sawdust Blowing out of Main AC Unit
« Last post by Denny & Barb on August 17, 2018, 06:34:49 pm »
This is where PC falls short, overall it's a quality rv but assemblers work to fast and overlook a lot of things. Sawdust in vents, foreign objects in tanks, stripped screws, scratches in sinks. They need to slow down  instead of seeing how fast they can get it out the door. This is a problem through out the rv industry. Buyers are happy when they only have 5 or 6 issues to repair when new. If you bought a new Toyota Camry or Ford F150 and had 5 or 6 things wrong with it when you bought it, you'd be upset. No matter how big or how many parts, it should all work correctly when new..

  Lynn
[/qYes I have to agree.  If my Winstar would have had that many defects, I would be upset. But thinking this is RV industrial standards SADLY!  Sadly, when I came to pick up my 2350, they said I wasn't expected at that date, even though I had an appointment.  So I just figured all of the imperfections I found was because of THAT!  I'm now thinking that was their excuse for the coach not being ready. (They certainly knew we were coming as I had an appointment way beforehand)  Wife and I cleaned up debris inside coach for months. So folks don't feel bad if you have some debris to clean up after purchase.  It is, what it is! uote]
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General Discussion / Re: Sawdust Blowing out of Main AC Unit
« Last post by Denny & Barb on August 17, 2018, 06:27:49 pm »
This is where PC falls short, overall it's a quality rv but assemblers work to fast and overlook a lot of things. Sawdust in vents, foreign objects in tanks, stripped screws, scratches in sinks. They need to slow down  instead of seeing how fast they can get it out the door. This is a problem through out the rv industry. Buyers are happy when they only have 5 or 6 issues to repair when new. If you bought a new Toyota Camry or Ford F150 and had 5 or 6 things wrong with it when you bought it, you'd be upset. No matter how big or how many parts, it should all work correctly when new..

  Lynn

Yes I have to agree.  If my Winstar would have had that many defects, I would be upset. But thinking this is RV industrial standards SADLY!
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General Discussion / Re: Sawdust Blowing out of Main AC Unit
« Last post by Denny & Barb on August 17, 2018, 06:24:02 pm »
BTW my 2014 2350 had much shavings, filining and on the outside much white caulk not cleaned up after manufacturing.
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General Discussion / Re: Sawdust Blowing out of Main AC Unit
« Last post by Denny & Barb on August 17, 2018, 06:21:07 pm »
Guess these problems are industry wide standard.  I just traded my 2340 in for a Winnebago Intent.   Love the unit; Love the handling: Love the floorplan: love the mileage.  But after 5 months, it is going back to a dealer to fix about 5 issues.  One is serious.... Overhead cabinet is about to come crashing down on someones head... (No appropriate fasteners!)  Can one imagine Winnebago not knowing how to mount an overhead cabinet?

But just talk to businesses today as I do occasionally.  With the economy BOOMING as it is, they say to me, it is very difficult to hire GOOD new help. What is out there, that is hireable is now the bottom of the barral . Makes sense to me. 

Good thing, many of us know how to fix stuff.... Cuz we have to do it ourselves.... sadly.

Denny and Barb
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General Discussion / Re: New Models
« Last post by Denny & Barb on August 17, 2018, 06:08:39 pm »
I think Irene and I could painfully fit inside it together and close the door.


 ;) ;) ;)
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