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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 / Tank heaters?
« on: December 01, 2013, 11:43:15 am »
Do the tank heaters have thermostats? Do they work like heat tapes and can you leave them on when hooked to shore power? Thanks for any answers and Happy Holidays!

Around the Campfire / Jon Stewart comments on ObamaCare...
« on: November 20, 2013, 11:12:53 pm »

Around the Campfire / Public Toilet...
« on: November 16, 2013, 09:36:20 am »
I was in a public toilet and had just sat down, when I heard a voice from the next cubicle, he said “Hi!, how are you?”

Embarrassed, I said, “I’m doing fine”.

The voice said “So what are you up to?”.

I said, “Just doing the same as you, sitting here!”.

From next door, “Can I come over?”. Annoyed, I said, "rather busy right now”.

The voice said, “Listen, I will have to call you back, there’s an idiot next door answering all my questions"

General Discussion / Noisy converter?
« on: November 05, 2013, 07:33:47 pm »
Just recently our converter has become noisy. I assume that it's the fan, but when new it didn't make any noticeable noise. Any suggestions on quieting it? Thanks!

Photos / Windemere on Lake Guntersville in Alabama
« on: September 18, 2013, 09:04:44 pm »
Fran and I just bought a RV lot in Windemere Cove RV Resort on Guntersville Lake at Langston, AL. It was originally planned to be a class a motorhome resort, but as the economy turned south in 2009 it reverted to an open resort. They accept any motorhome, 5th wheel, or trailer that is no more than 10 years old(no junk) and 26 or more feet in length. It is about 40% sold out with all amenities completed. We bought next to the clubhouse with a view of the lake. They have a launching ramp and large boat dock for enjoying the lake. I'm posting some pictures in case anyone else might be interested. It was an overcast day when the pictures were taken:

General Discussion / Crease in front cap?
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:57:06 pm »
Just noticed that I have a fairly prominent crease in the middle of the front cap. It goes about a foot above the middle marker light and below to the roll in the cap. It may have always been like this, but I can't see it in any of the inventory pictures. Is this normal and/or do I just need to wash it more often so I can remember it. Thanks for any comments!

Photos / PC 3100 and Ranger in Tow
« on: August 08, 2013, 05:29:16 pm »
Returning from Stephen Foster Cultural Center State Park in Northern Florida in June of 2013. Great place to bike and canoe. RV sites are 1st class.  2o2

General Discussion / Add pictures?
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:41:01 pm »
Can you add pictures to your post from pictures on your computer? Do you have to store them on some other web location and then download them per their URL? Thanks!

Adventure Anywhere / Atlin, BC
« on: August 04, 2013, 07:06:48 pm »
This trip was on our return to Canada after traveling throughout Alaska in the summer of 2007. We decided that Atlin would be our first stop in BC before heading South. 60 miles on an unpaved road, but well worth the trip. We took this side trip during our almost 5 months tour of Canada and Alaska. Maybe something up in the Northwest Territories would be as far out in the "boonies"; but I doubt it. We pulled our 5ver, but quickly wished we had a TC or PC for all the possible turn-offs. Atlin was a unique town with a small private campground on Atlin Lake. They have this old ship in dry dock that used to carry the tourists to Atlin back in the 20's before the "dirt" road was built. I believe they nicknamed it "Noah's Ark". Met a great couple from Vancouver that had a TC and camped on a spit running out into the lake. We also met a couple from Australia that had rented a TC for 3 weeks to tour Canada and ended up in Atlin. We camped on the shores of Atlin Lake which I believe is the largest freshwater lake in BC. The town pumped their water from the lake and they had posted signs warning about drinking it-don't think it passed inspection(all the locals drank it). In this small town, stuck in the 50's, they had a gourmet cooking school that served dinner for $5 twice a week. They used to be a mining town and some time in the past they had painted this large rock a gold color and proclaimed it as the largest nugget ever found in Canada. It was definitely a trip to remember!

Around the Campfire / Stimulus Plan
« on: August 03, 2013, 06:23:49 pm »
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.

One is from Chicago, another is from Alabama, and the third is from Minnesota.

All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.

The Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring,
then works some figures with a pencil.

"Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400
for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Alabama contractor also does some measuring and figuring, and then says, "I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me."

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure but leans over to the
White House official and whispers, "$2,700."

The official, incredulous, says, "You didn't even measure like the other guys!
How did you come up with such a high figure?"

The Chicago contractor whispers back, "$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we
hire the guy from Alabama to fix the fence."

"Done!" replies the government official. And that, my friends, is how the stimulus plan works.


General Discussion / Electric couch?
« on: July 25, 2013, 09:18:07 pm »
Anyone know the best way to get the foot to lock back on the electric couch? It unlocks easy enough, but can't get the lock to hold when pushing the foot back. Thanks for any help!

Tips and Tricks / Window awnings?
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:17:53 pm »
Anyone install window awnings on the driver side? Thinking about install them to help reduce the sun on that side. The main awning takes care of the passenger side. Are they worth doing? Thanks for any replies!

Tips and Tricks / Low power solution
« on: July 19, 2013, 07:01:06 am »
I always check out the power on the pedestal with a volt meter before hooking up. Last month we were in a Florida State that was full of RVs and tent campers; when I checked the power it was a dismal 104 volts. I checked with the surrounding RVers and they were having no problems, but no one had checked the voltage (I'm always amazed that most do not check). I had no where to go so I switched everything to propane and ran my A/C on generator for an hour to cool the RV down. After switching back to shore power, I periodically checked my voltage in the RV and never got over 106 volts while running the A/C.

Not being satisfied with the situation, I went back to the power pedestal and checked out the 20 amp receptacle. Much to my surprise, I got 120 volts on the 20 amp side. I quickly decided that the tent campers were on the 20 amp side while all the RVs using A/Cs were using the 30 amp receptacles. Using my adapter, I plugged into the 20 amp receptacle and had no problems. I stayed for two nights and, with the refer on propane, I could even use the coffee maker with the A/C without kicking the circuit breaker. I quit worrying about low power and enjoyed the State Park.

Caveat: If both the 20 and 30 amp receptacles are on the same circuit at the pedestal, then there is no good solution besides running your generator.



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