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General Discussion / Re: Custom RV Mattresses, anyone bought one for 2551?
« on: September 30, 2021, 09:32:46 am »
A couple of options.



Both places offer custom cuts. I believe foam by mail also offers generic sizes that you can cut yourself.  Both places offer several options in thickness and firmness.

Iíve purchased from foam by mail for rebuilding some seat cushions. Quality products but I have not purchased mattresses from either.

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: September 29, 2021, 05:02:07 pm »
Don, does the 2551 have the euro recliner? Iím wondering what the price difference is between the two models. Could be itís not enough that most just go for the 2552. I bought used so itís what was out there at the time but I will say we use the Euro chair all the time. Other than that I doubt Iíd notice the 1 less foot.

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: September 29, 2021, 12:56:40 pm »
RVrunner, canít say Iím surprised now that they no longer sell factory direct. The majority of buyers want a slide so itís a gamble sending out units to lots without.

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 29, 2021, 12:49:33 pm »
KEB , never thought about the oem being metric and no idea if HF offers it in metric. In my instance this was the second set of shocks so no metric.

General Discussion / Re: Entry door latch failure
« on: September 29, 2021, 09:47:20 am »
Done workingÖ ainít that the truth.  I buy those latches in bulk. Iíve changed every one at least once .

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: September 29, 2021, 09:45:11 am »
Ron. I wouldnít have thought the 2350 would be gone. The 2551 doesnít surprise me though but who knows , another 6 years and the 2351 and 2552 or other models could be dropped. Or PC itself could be gone. One never knows.

General Discussion / Re: Entry door latch failure
« on: September 27, 2021, 09:22:01 am »
2frazzzled.. the dead bolt has to be locked for travel? Iíd never heard that before. I guess it might help a tiny bit safety wise in a crash, maybe. It being a law is the final straw.  Defund the police now! 

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 25, 2021, 01:31:02 pm »
Ron, no doubt and I went with the heavy duty that they claim is used on coach house.  I figure theyíre  roughly the same weight. One thing that I find isnít a matter of opinion is that paying more wonít guarantee long life. Not making 40k miles and costing more than twice as much doesnít impress me. I know itís hell for anyone to admit they paid for something they didnít get. I know because I just did. I paid over $650 and got a ride that was pretty much lumber wagon in comparison. Iíve mentioned the ride before in other threads. If these shocks only last, oh letís say 20k miles Iím still ahead and Iíll bet you an ice cold one that they last longer than 20,000 miles. Now I could be wrong and owe you a cold one but Iím open to the risk, how about you?  I currently run 9-11,000 miles a year so itís not a long wait. The more I read the more Iíd guess Monroe or any other name brand HD shock as well would probably do fine.

Now what I will promise right up front, if Iím wrong Iíll post it right up front. I have absolutely no issue with admitting I was wrong. In either case right or wrong it helps save someone else added expense.

No on the subject of ride. I havenít been in a class C yet that wasnít a lumber wagon when it come to bridge joints and rough roads.  I hear the big heavy Diesel pushers ride very smooth but I have not spent any time in one so for me thatís still hear-say.

General Discussion / Re: Entry door latch failure
« on: September 23, 2021, 11:42:49 am »
EngineeritÖ. What a find! Thank you for posting this.  Iím not waiting for mine to fail again.

Thank you!

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 17, 2021, 09:01:12 pm »
Volk. I have to agree from the lesson I just learned. I canít tell the difference but these are new and the Koni have 40k.  I thought one of the rears was bad too but I was wrong it wasnít leaking but the other front was going bad. The front left had done so much creaking I kept checking my ball joint thinking it was going out. Now with the new Gabrielís that stopped so that Koni was on its way out too. I guess all I can say is that in my case I feel like I wasted my money on hear say and a lot of hype.  Itís hard for people to say they made a bad choice.  Kind of like an item being priced at 399.99 and then the buyer tells the next guy he got it for just over $300. 

The Koni cost me over 650 with no installation. I paid 250 for all four of the Gabriel fleet line. One I scored one for $20 on Amazon because he only had one left.  So even at full price Iíd be at about 300 for the set.  How long they will last I havenít a clue. But Iím willing to wager Iíll be money ahead. 

Thanks volk for your insight!

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 16, 2021, 03:45:05 pm »
So I now have Gabriel fleet line shocks installed. Iíll be honest, I canít  tell the difference from the Koni. Will these last, did I make the right decision? I have no clue.  What I do know is that after spending over $650 for Koni and their only lasting 40,000 miles I have a new pms. Planned maintenance schedule. Not changing in time cost me a $250 tire so from this point on I will change out front at roughly 35k miles and rears at no more than 40k miles. And I wonít bother paying three times the cost in search for a one time on a normal wear item.

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 15, 2021, 09:49:07 am »
KEB... Thank you for finding that video. Great video shows exactly how easy it makes the change out. He shows using another wrench from HF for the the lower nut on top of the shock. I hadn't thought of that. I just used an old wrench I had laying around. On the Koni shocks that I removed that nut is hard to get at because most wrenches are too thick. At least all I had were. I took an old wrench and ground it down to be thin enough to fit on the nut between the top shroud of the shock and the frame. This is really going to depend on the shocks your changing out.

For those that want to use the access point in the cab there's a You tube video of that out there somewhere as well.

General Discussion / Re: 2 captains seats for free in central Florida
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:27:23 am »
Volk..  thatís really kewl, well done! 

Now on to golf.  Golf is a a good walk wasted. Now when Iím bullied into playing Iíve learned you only need one club. Doesnít matter which one.  Hit hard for long shots, soft for short.  In my case both have the same results and Iím still bored!

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 13, 2021, 09:19:59 am »
Gary, itís SAE.  Thank you for pointing that out. My bad.  Thereís a few ways to get at that drivers side shock. This is just the easiest Iíve found by far where it stays in place. I should have thought of it and used one of their 20% off coupons. Canít say Iíll ever use this wrench for anything else and I hope I donít have to change out the shocks again but if I do Ö., Ah who am I kidding, I wonít remember where I stored the wrench.

General Discussion / Re: Changing out shocks
« on: September 12, 2021, 02:27:55 pm »
Ron, this works better than an off set box wrench. It sets in much easier. This is easier than using the access point under the carpet inside the cab thatís designed for it. And yes, you spin the shock .
The rotator  cuff of my left shoulder is having some serious strain on my dexterity and with this itís a breeze. Iíve wasted a lot of money over the years on tools I thought were all that. This dog bone if I never use it again paid for itself in spades even if I threw it away. As they say , worked slicker than snake snot.

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