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Ron Dittmer's Compilation Of Personal Tips & Tricks
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:55:49 am »
Greetings To The Phoenix Cruiser Family and To Those Considering A Phoenix Cruiser

Here is my compilation of Tips and Tricks I have written since Phoenix started the forum in early 2009.  I put this together to make it easier for myself and others to find them.  Maybe you will find some interesting and applicable to your PC or other motorhome.

Keep in-mind that my Tips and Tricks apply directly to a 2007 PC built on a 2007 Ford E350, model 2350 with no slide out.  Some will not be applicable to different models and more recent models.  Also understand that I am a miser by nature, always trying an affordable alternative to repair or improve things.  They are not necessarily the easiest method and in some cases, not the best method.  They are simply a low cost method that worked for me.

If you plan to purchase a brand new PC and you wished a new one had something I modified on my rig, ask the factory.  They can accommodate various special requests.

Ron Dittmer
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Ron's Tips For Class C /B+ Shoppers
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1911.0.html

How To Add A Link To A Website, In Your Post Or Reply
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2697.0.html

Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,8.0.html

Resolving An Irritating Squeak In Cabinet Above The Cab
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,3024.0.html

Doubling Drawer Storage Of Galley Base Cabinet
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1751.0.html

So Your Ford Died And Won't Start. First Try This.
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1141.0.html

If Struggling With Your 2350 Rear Corner Bed, Consider This
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1695.0.html

How To Avoid Tow Vehicle Bucking
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1697.0.html

Rear Compartment Lined With Outdoor Fabric
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2467.0.html

A Low Cost Heavy Duty Rear Sway Bar For The Do-It-Yourself-er
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,155.0.html

Evaluation Of Tire Gauges For Accurate Readings - Reduce Risk Of A Tire Blow-Out
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2798.0.html

Solved Chronic Microwave Oven Loosening Then Rattling
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2486.0.html

Windshield & Van Door Window Sun Shades - Cheap, Effective, Easy To Use & Store
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2513.0.html

Ever Wonder What A No-Slide-Out Dinette Looks Like?
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2842.0.html

How To Determine If Your Ford Is "Keyless Entry" Ready
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1145.0.html

More 12V Outlets For Us With The Older Ford Chassis Design
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2233.0.html

Adding Features To Our Older Style 2007 Control Panel
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2234.0.html

Inspect Your Roof, It Might Need A Touch Of Caulk Here And There Like Ours
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2239.0.html

What Is That Banging I've Been Tollerating For The Past 3 Years?
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,232.0.html

Need The Strength Of "THE HULK" To Work Your Shower Head? If So, Read This.
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2241.0.html

Does Your A/C Unit Run Exceptionally Noisy? If So, Read This
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2570.0.html

On-Vehicle Tire Repair
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1038.0.html

An Affordable Roof Vent Cover For People On A Budget
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2939.0.html

Is Your Hot Water Not Working On 110V? If So, Read This
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,92.0.html

Hand-Held Bug Zapper, Fun & Effective
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1850.0.html

Tuning-Up Your Heavy Duty Stabilizer Bars
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2991.0.html

Converting Interior Lighting To Low Power Warm LED Lighting, Very Affordable
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2186.0.html

Reinforcing Your Norcold Fridge Door Hinges
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2187.0.html

Those Two Screws In The Middle Of The Entry Door Threshold
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,77.0.html

How To Test Your Suspension. Does It Need Heavy Duty This & That?
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2094.0.html

When Was The Last Time You Checked Your Roof A/C Cover?
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2932.0.html

Converting From Two 12V Batteries To Two 6V Batteries
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2092.0.html

Ford Engine Power-Robbing Assembly Mistake, Easy For Anyone To Check For
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2931.0.html

Putting Up Awning While In A Real Bad Storm
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,615.0.html

Low Cost Macerator Pump Replacement (Saved A Pile Of Money)
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2086.0.html

Tip On Battery Care
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1433.0.html

Conserving Battery Reserves Without Shore Power
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,73.0.html

Repairing Older Kitchen Faucet, Leaks Under Handle When Water Is On
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,2906.0.html

Adding Storage Tube For Backup Manual Sewer Dumping
https://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=3332.0

Stabilizing Dinette Table (Table With Two Poles)
https://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=3365.msg28453#msg28453

Adding A Kitchen Towel Rack
https://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=3379.0
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 11:37:11 pm by Ron Dittmer »
Ron (& Irene) Dittmer

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  • Model: 3100
  • ModelYear: 2013
  • Slide: Yes
  • IntColor: Maple
  • ExtColor: Sterling
  • Location: IL
Re: Ron Dittmer's Compilation Of Personal Tips & Tricks
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 10:18:44 am »
Ron,
     Thanks for the tip page, have enjoyed the reports since 2013 when I got my PC 3100. Have put some to work myself. Hope to meet you someday. I will be going to the rally in Sept. hope to see you there. Keep up the good work

Jim

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Ron Dittmer

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  • 3846
  • Ron and Irene
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    • My 2007 2350 Phoenix Cruiser
  • OwnPC: Yes
  • NewUsed: New
  • PurchDate: June 2007
  • Model: 2350 Ford
  • ModelYear: 2007
  • Slide: No
  • IntColor: Cherry Green&Gray
  • ExtColor: Full Body Gray
  • Location: Illinois
Re: Ron Dittmer's Compilation Of Personal Tips & Tricks
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 10:51:55 am »
Thank you Jim for your reply.  It is good to read that people find my Tips & Tricks useful.

I have never attended a gathering of PC owners......I am so "itching" to attend one.

The trouble with Irene and me is that it is so hard to get out with our PC.  We average one 3 to 4 week RV trip a year that is squeezed into our busy lives.  I thought retirement would open up opportunities of which it has with our other vacationing methods like cruise ships and world travel.  I did end up maintaining my profession on a part-time contract basis which further complicates trip-scheduling.  At least my work has been funding our travels so far.

Maybe one of our RV trips will one day fall within a PC gathering, both schedule and location.  It would be awesome to meet fellow PC owners.

Ron
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  • OwnPC: Yes
  • NewUsed: New
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  • Model: 3100
  • ModelYear: 2013
  • Slide: Yes
  • IntColor: Maple
  • ExtColor: Sterling
  • Location: IL
Re: Ron Dittmer's Compilation Of Personal Tips & Tricks
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 11:19:38 am »
Ron,
     I understand, I retires 15 years ago and the started working part time doing what I did before, but I put in a conduction on my contract, that if I wanted to going RVing then I could go without any problems, Been with the save company for 14 years  and they still are OK with the agreement we made. So good luch on getting more travel time. I live in Peoria, so if you ever find yourself near by let me know and we can meet.

Jim

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Ron Dittmer

  • *******
  • 3846
  • Ron and Irene
    • View Profile
    • My 2007 2350 Phoenix Cruiser
  • OwnPC: Yes
  • NewUsed: New
  • PurchDate: June 2007
  • Model: 2350 Ford
  • ModelYear: 2007
  • Slide: No
  • IntColor: Cherry Green&Gray
  • ExtColor: Full Body Gray
  • Location: Illinois
Re: Ron Dittmer's Compilation Of Personal Tips & Tricks
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 07:32:09 pm »
Added: Sewer Hose Storage Tip
« Last Edit: September 10, 2018, 09:10:52 am by Ron Dittmer »
Ron (& Irene) Dittmer

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Ron Dittmer

  • *******
  • 3846
  • Ron and Irene
    • View Profile
    • My 2007 2350 Phoenix Cruiser
  • OwnPC: Yes
  • NewUsed: New
  • PurchDate: June 2007
  • Model: 2350 Ford
  • ModelYear: 2007
  • Slide: No
  • IntColor: Cherry Green&Gray
  • ExtColor: Full Body Gray
  • Location: Illinois
Re: Ron Dittmer's Compilation Of Personal Tips & Tricks
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 09:10:30 am »
Added: Stabilizing Dinette Table (Table With Two Poles) Tip
Ron (& Irene) Dittmer

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Ron Dittmer

  • *******
  • 3846
  • Ron and Irene
    • View Profile
    • My 2007 2350 Phoenix Cruiser
  • OwnPC: Yes
  • NewUsed: New
  • PurchDate: June 2007
  • Model: 2350 Ford
  • ModelYear: 2007
  • Slide: No
  • IntColor: Cherry Green&Gray
  • ExtColor: Full Body Gray
  • Location: Illinois
Re: Ron Dittmer's Compilation Of Personal Tips & Tricks
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 11:30:47 pm »
Added Kitchen Towel Rack
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 11:36:33 pm by Ron Dittmer »
Ron (& Irene) Dittmer