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General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot
« on: May 04, 2014, 05:17:13 pm »

I hope you told them about the club and the rally in Colorado Springs come September..

I had forgotten about that rally, but that's where they live-I'll definitely mention it to them!

General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot
« on: May 03, 2014, 08:47:35 am »
PC is sold to a nice couple from Colorado. I enjoyed my year with it and this forum. Good travels to all!  :)(:

General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot
« on: April 17, 2014, 12:40:20 pm »
I have now reached 6800 miles on my PC (two weeks in Key Largo  :)) and just reduced the price accordingly. I am now slightly over two weeks before my new Class A is delivered. Someone will get a great deal on a nearly new Phoenix Cruiser.

General Discussion / Re: Noisy ceiling air conditioner.
« on: April 16, 2014, 06:30:00 pm »
Our Coleman is subjectively less noisy, especially on low fan speed, than the stock A/C.    - Mike

Ditto! On low speed our Coleman Mach 8 Heat Pump is very quiet. Replaced the Dometic when new at factory.

General Discussion / Re: Rig baths
« on: April 07, 2014, 04:49:25 pm »
I'm currently at John Pennekamp Coral Reef SP at key largo, FL and they have the "don't wash on site" rule. They continue by saying that there are several RV wash places around the area. I couldn't find any so I stopped at the front gate and asked where they were? A nice Hispanic lady ranger told me that she has a friend with a van that uses his own water and that he would come to my site. He did, we negotiated price; and he proceeded to wash rig with a pressure washer set on wide stream. Took him about an hour and a half and, after he towel dried it, I paid him $60. he did a great job!

PS: This is a great location with full hookups and all the water sport amenities. We are staying two weeks.

How many miles does it have? If the tires have been replaced, it seems it might have 30K or so and a transmission flush might be due. I had a Ford dually that would clunk occasionally but no problems in 85,000 miles.

General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot
« on: March 22, 2014, 06:00:44 pm »
Just reduced the price $4100 on the 3100 in the units for sale forum. I'm 5 weeks from delivery on my new RV. Someone will get a great deal on my PC.

General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:52:37 pm »
Traded yet, please share what your new rv is.  Curious why thinking of a 34 ft gas and not diesel as there are several.  I've procrastinated buying a PC gas.  My 31 ft gas A turned very tight with its short WB and 50 deg wheel cut but was still a nightmare at the gas pumps pulling a car, figure a 28 ft or longer PC could be even worse.  Is it just the gassers lower costs or other issues with diesel?  Thanks.

We have a Tiffin Allegro 31SA (33.5') on order with a deposit, but have not traded yet. I've had several diesel Class A's, but really like the simplicity of the Ford V10. I prefer to sell so I don't take a complete hosing if I traded. I usually believe in buying used, but DW wants a residential refer and some other things that I wouldn't find in a used one (55 degree turning radius). If someone wants a 3100 they won't find a better one, and I would personally be satisfied keeping it. I have had no problem at the pumps, but I do use the auto areas of truck stops with their easier turn areas,

General Discussion / Re: DW missing Class A on our new lot
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:15:14 am »
If you are going to stay on a lot, why not a trailer or 5th wheel? Or maybe a toy hauler for your bike storage.

You might want to list the PC through Aimee on the for sale page.

Tom you are absolutely correct that something without a motor is better if leaving it on a lot for long periods of time. The problem with our lot is that all the utilities are positioned for a motorhome, and we still want to travel when not on the lot. We stepped down from a 42' class A with a tag axle to the PC which was a bigger change to DW than me. I'm very impressed with the quality, drivability; and convenience of the PC and do not want another big diesel pusher. We are looking at a 34' gasser which will, hopefully, be the best of both worlds.

I did contact Aimee about 8 days ago, emailed all the required details; and mailed her a check, but she apparently has been to busy to post the Ad. I hope nothing is wrong with her because she is usually very prompt about handling things .

Thanks for your comments!  :)(:

General Discussion / DW missing Class A on our new lot
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:13:28 am »
Now I'm in trouble... bought RV lot and wife wants to go back to class A. We have stayed for a month or so at a time, and she thinks that if all the grandkids came to visit they couldn't spend the night (my reason for buying the PC  :-D). So I guess my almost new 3100 will go on the market:

2013 like new 3100 Phoenix Cruiser motorhome with only 6800 miles. In addition to all the standard factory items and options on the factory price list, it has a 15K heat pump in lieu of the standard 13.5K A/C, an automatic satellite antenna, dual pane windows, Steer Safe stabilizer, factory installed three roof vent covers; and brand new Michelin tires (factory recall).  MCD dual shades are now standard throughout the coach.

Many personal improvements have been added and the motorhome has had final adjustments tweaked at the factory and by me (an RVer with 40 years of Rving experience). You just won't find a better pre-owned Phoenix Cruiser on the market.

We are the original owners, the motorhome is still under factory and Ford warranties, no smokers, no children; and priced to sell $1000s under NADA (see latest price on the "PC's for sale" postings.)
I will truly miss the driving ease of the PC, but if it stays parked on a RV lot then a class A makes more sense (at least that's how DW explained it to me). If anyone wants more information, send me a PM.


General Discussion / Re: Awning Support
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:01:23 am »
If they didn't install the support at the factory, I would want to know if the backing for the bolts is present. I would get the mounting location from Carol also. Lot of weight on that bracket at least on the longer awnings. Just a thought!

General Discussion / Re: Fresh Water Tank Drain
« on: December 31, 2013, 09:48:43 pm »
Uhh…so…where is the fresh water drain valve on the newer PCs?  (WH)  Mine’s on the outside, a 2011 model.

My valve is under the passenger bed toward the rear from the water tank. The drain is just a piece of pipe below the body of the RV.

General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL
« on: December 28, 2013, 05:57:04 pm »
I don't know which is worse, having to buy new tires after seven or eight years or watching tires with less than 5000 miles on them being put in the trash. It sure broke my heart see it happen. :'(

At least it helps some to know that the tires were almost two years old even if they only had 4700 miles on them.  (nod) 

General Discussion / Re: Coleman Mach 8 A/C Unit
« on: December 23, 2013, 10:56:58 am »
I just talked with Coleman and they said that the heatstrip model runs on low fan only. Is this the way yours works? I would have never gotten the HP model if I had known it ran on high only in heat mode. I can convert it to a heatstrip by changing two parts. Is your heatstrip as quiet as the A/C on low? Does your fan work on both auto and on when using the heatstrip? Thanks for your reply!

General Discussion / Re: Coleman Mach 8 A/C Unit
« on: December 23, 2013, 08:45:30 am »
Another option we had installed on our 2014 2552 is the Coleman Mach 8 15,500 btu A/C unit with heat strip.  This was not an additional unit, but rather a substitute for the standard A/C.  It is also a standard A/C unit, not the heat pump version.

Here is the odd (to me at least) thing about this unit.  Switching the thermostat to electric heat may or may not also turn on the furnace.  It depends on the differential between current room temperature and where you set the temperature you want.  If the differential is more than 5 degrees, the furnace lights and runs along with the heat strip until a 5 degree differential or less is reached.  It makes sense to operate like this and it certainly would not be everyone's ideal way of operating, but you can just run the heat strip if you remember not to crank up the heat beyond 5 degrees above current room temperature.  I'm going to live with this way of doing business for a while and see if it becomes a hassle or great feature.  One could always install a second thermostat or just a switch for the heat strip.

The only other thing I can report on right now is the fan noise.  On high, it is loud.  On low it is quite quiet....very easy to carry on normal conversations, not distracting at all.  I guess this is all subjective, and again I don't have the stock unit to compare it to, so if you're interested in hearing it for yourself, look us up! - Mike

Mine is the HP model and the noise levels are as Mike describes. I was disappointed when I found that the heat cycle only operated on High. I am going to contact Coleman and see if the fan speed can be changed at the unit. I ordered mine with a separate thermostat for the gas furnace. The HP is not efficient below 45 degrees and the gas furnace on it's lowest setting works for those few days that it gets below freezing in the Sunny South.

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