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General Discussion / Re: Flaking Vinyl
« on: April 14, 2024, 01:38:03 pm »
Naugahyde (automotive vinyl) is still manufactured in the USA.  This is what we used to redo our PC.  So not all vinyl is manufactured in China.  It was a lot less expensive then 100% real leather and has been around for over 50 years. 

Naugahyde is made in Wisconsin and we felt it was our best option for price, maintenance and durability.

I think it is a personal choice for people to use what they feel will work for them.  Just like shocks, some preferred Koni while others preferred Bilstein.  But neither one is right or wrong. Itís all a matter of personal choice.   Some prefer to have levelers installed, others not.  Again, personal choice.   Some prefer full body paint, others not.  Again it is all personal choice. 






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General Discussion / Re: Flaking Vinyl
« on: December 29, 2023, 05:50:59 pm »
We used a local car restoration shop that restores hot rods and antique cars.  We shopped around at different upholstery shops and even though we paid a lot they were the most reasonable.  Upholstery shops wanted 3-4 thousand dollars and we got this done for 2 thousand.  This was just for the captains chairs and extra material. 
We priced new chairs but couldnít find any that allowed both chairs to swivel.  We are on our third winter with them and they still look brand new.

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General Discussion / Re: Flaking Vinyl
« on: December 26, 2023, 11:58:15 am »
We had the flaky issue on our seats and all interior surfaces on our 2012.  We had the seats reupholstered at an automotive shop and we did the other surfaces ourselves.  We decided to use the automotive vinyl versus leather or ultra leather.  We ordered extra material from an automotive material manufacturer.  It was very reasonably priced.  They sent us color samples and we picked the color that matched our existing PC color.
It was a little intimidating at first but soon realized the most you had to do was to take the trim off the cabinets on the inside, loosen the cabinet but leave it attached to the wall and then remove the pieces that needed recovering.  I made patterns from the old ultra leather and then we proceeded to recover everything, including the valences.   It does take two people to attach the new material and an electric staple gun is your friend.
Our coach looks brand new on the inside.  We are very pleased.

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General Discussion / Re: Fogging Window
« on: November 12, 2023, 01:43:15 pm »
Lance,

I am looking at repairing one of my foggy windows.  I can't figure out how the top part of the window comes apart.  There is black metal brace/trim/bar that looks to be attached to the glass and frame.  How do you remove the seal on that part of the window.  Maybe it is not even attached to the frame or to the window,  I am just unsure.

Thanks
Barry

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Larry,

The very first cabinet we (driver's side by slideout) we took off.  Found it was alot easier to not remove the cabinet.  We just loosened them up and slid the upholstered piece out and back in.  We also did not replace the padding.  The padding was in great shape.  I will send you pictures in a couple of days.  I have to download them off my phone.  I did post some on the facebook page so you might be able to search for them there.  Yes, it was intimidating at first but then we actually enjoyed the challenge.  It does take two people and alot of pictures so you can refer back to the original folds.  Also do not throw the old ones out till you are finished incase you need to refer to them or recut a piece.  They make good patterns (I traced them on the new fabric and then cut them out).

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Larry,

We recovered all the sides of our cabinets ourselves.  Very pleased with the outcome.  Intimidating at first but then it was enjoyable.

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Our 2350 2008 and 2551 2012 both had Paulís seating.  Kermit had him replace the skins on our 2012 but they flaked as well.  We had them reupholstered at an auto shop two years ago.

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General Discussion / Re: Replace the Fridge?
« on: April 17, 2023, 06:41:52 pm »
http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/ncoldnnewnseries.pdf

Link is service manual for Norcold fridge.  On our 2012 it was the thermistor.  Easy test and cheap $35 fix.  Page 20 of manual.

Worth a try.

If you find itís the seal, they are not replaceable.  Must buy a new door.  We bought window seal at Home Depot and placed it all around the door of fridge and freezer.  Worked perfect all winter in Florida.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Norcold Refrigerator Service Manual
« on: April 17, 2023, 06:35:50 pm »
http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/ncoldnnewnseries.pdf

This is the link to the service manual.  Ours was a thermistor failure.  Easy test and cheap $35 fix.  Information is on page 20 on how to test the thermistor.

Might be worth a try.  Ours is. A 2012.

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General Discussion / Re: Replacing 2910d reclining couch
« on: March 01, 2023, 04:32:23 pm »
https://forum.phoenixusarv.com/index.php?topic=3397.msg29231#msg29231

This is what we replaced ours with.  Very comfortable!

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General Discussion / Re: Fridge Door Replacement
« on: August 06, 2022, 05:38:44 pm »
https://forum.phoenixusarv.com/index.php?topic=275.0

Check this thread out on the forum.  A cheaper fix for the broken hinges on the refrigerator door.

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General Discussion / Re: Dual Reclining Sofa Options
« on: July 19, 2022, 03:07:50 pm »
https://forum.phoenixusarv.com/index.php?topic=3397.msg29231#msg29231

If you click on the above link you can see the dual recliners we installed.  They are made by IMG Comfort and we are very pleased with them.  They are not RV specific chairs but they have been super!

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General Discussion / Phoenix Cruiser and Great Service
« on: February 16, 2022, 03:51:22 pm »
We are in a park in Florida with another PC.  We both needed to order parts so we contacted Dave Ponsler.  Dave did a tremendous job in getting us our needed parts.  THANK YOU Dave.  PC never disappoints!!

Barry and Sue

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General Discussion / Re: Custom RV Mattresses, anyone bought one for 2551?
« on: September 30, 2021, 12:00:13 pm »
This is where we got ours for our 2551.   https://sanitarymattress.com/

I do not know if they do outside of Michigan.  They made us two mattresses to our specifications.  They are the old style cot mattresses made with springs and cotton.  The most comfortable mattress we have ever slept on.  We are not fans of the foam type mattresses so these are perfect for us.

When we need one for the house this will be our go to place.  We paid $500 for both of them.

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General Discussion / Re: Remove television
« on: September 08, 2021, 05:59:08 pm »
We changed our TV in our 2012 from fixed to swivel.  It works great. 

Here is a link to our installation:

https://forum.phoenixusarv.com/index.php?topic=713.msg4850#msg4850

We ordered our TV mount from Jensen RV but I noticed that the link in our original post does not work.  I found the same wall mount at the site listed below.
https://www.rvcams.com/p/BusElectronics/MAF50.html











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