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Title: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on August 05, 2014, 09:57:17 pm
We made it home from Indiana and the PC is parked in it's spot in sunny (hot) Florida.  Roof shelter to be built for it in a few weeks. Finally unpacked and cleaned up. Inside photos to come.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on August 05, 2014, 10:10:41 pm
Inside the 2100 Special (158" wheelbase instead of 138", so 20" longer between axles). The kitchen and bath are pretty much standard 2100, except for the addition of pantry (love it) between the refrigerator and the entrance door. I also chose the flat-floor shower instead of the tub shower.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on August 05, 2014, 10:18:26 pm
2100 Special, entertainment area over the cab is also standard, but after that it's all customized.   No slide and nice deep overhead cabinets the full length of both sides of the living space. The passenger side has a twin bed with cushions to double as a couch.  A huge storage area underneath the bed with top and outside access.  The driver side has a nice wardrobe and...is it a dance hall? a yoga studio? more photos next week when "the rest of the story" gets built in. 


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: ron.dittmer on August 06, 2014, 01:11:42 am
Very nice.  I look forward to your upcoming post on how your dog crates fit.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: Barry-Sue on August 06, 2014, 03:34:32 am
WOW!!!! Very nice, now the fun begins.  Have a great time organizing everything.



Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: 2 Frazzled on August 06, 2014, 06:56:39 am
Beautiful! Enjoy the excitement of the new digs and all the happy travels to come.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: TomHanlon on August 06, 2014, 07:51:36 am
Very impressive. That is sure looking good. 2o2
 I better not let my dog see it or I will be talking to Phoenix about getting one also.  :-D

I like the way you had the shower knobs installed down low for washing the dogs.
 
Have you named your rig yet?
 :)(:


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: Carol on August 06, 2014, 07:24:03 pm
That turned out sweet!  Now for the dancing dogs!  ;)


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: randallandchris on August 07, 2014, 11:05:51 am
Hi AMW,  please comment how comfortable sofa/bed is for sitting and especially for sleeping, also its length and width.  Did you upgrade the foam?  Dual sofas in a short rv could be just what we need.  Thanks.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on August 07, 2014, 12:17:29 pm
Carol, Mine is really just a twin bed mattress and I find it plenty comfortable for sleeping, but I'm light and used to very little cushion.  The bed is 30x74 (which is smaller than a standard twin), but I could have had it larger if I had wanted to use more space. The bolsters make it fine for a "couch" in a pinch to have seating for a few friends for a short time, but it's not a comfy "sink into" couch that you would spend the evening watching TV.  I tend to use it as a bed only and do my TV watching against pillows at the head so I can watch looking straight ahead and not to the side.  If you wanted a really comfortable couch that would pull out into a bed, Phoenix has better options for that...a jackknife sofa that opens up, perhaps.

Tom, I can't take credit for the position of the shower handles...I'm betting since that wall butts against the kitchen sink cabinet, that was the easiest position to bring the plumbing through.  It works fine for me, and I probably wouldn't dare wash one of my dogs inside...the amount of water and hair, ei-yi-yi.  :-D  No, my new PC doesn't have a name...never thought of that.  Might be a good topic for the Polls, what everyone names their PCs.

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone.




Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on August 16, 2014, 01:13:56 am
We are finally on our first competition trip in the new PC.  It took almost two weeks to build and install my dog bed crates and I have plenty of tweaks still planned.  We are using every inch, but everything is functioning beautifully.  At less than 23' with no slide, it still feels spacious and comfortable...and after a 12 hour day on our feet, it's all about hassle-free comfort.  

No, the dogs do not live in the crates full time, but they are securely confined when I'm driving, for their meals, and other times when I can't directly supervise (can't afford to have them redecorate).

I still have to pinch myself as I sit here and look around me, that only a few months ago I sat in front of a piece of paper and drew my dream RV.  I could hardly believe it when Earl told me they could build it.  So far it has exceeded all my expectations.  As a bonus, the PC appears to be lucky as well...we won all five of our classes and finished a major Championship today.
  y--


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: ron.dittmer on August 16, 2014, 07:26:01 am
Ann,

I see you built a platform for the crates, offering some large flat storage areas.  Nice practical touch there.  That has me wondering if you could have had the factory build a low profile cabinet-faced platform to match your couch-bed on the other side.  This way if you ever wanted to travel without the cages, you could toss a cushion/matress there for a second couch-bed.  Is there a reason why it would be a bad idea to have such a platform made taller to create additional storage?

Just the gears turning inside my head.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: TomHanlon on August 16, 2014, 07:41:14 am
I think you did a very nice job and the dogs look very content.
Ron, look at picture two and the controls and windows. If the platform were to be higher she could not get to the windows to open them. This lady sure is thinking this out before she does anything. 2o2


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: 2 Frazzled on August 16, 2014, 07:58:25 am
Beautiful! Congrats on the competition and the successful house design. I hope you got business cards from Phoenix to make your life easier when all those competitors see your new show coach and want one for themselves.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: Carol on August 16, 2014, 10:56:41 am
Congrats all around--to Ann, the doggies, and the PC crew!  And thanks for taking the time to post the pictures, Ann.  I love pouring over that stuff.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on August 16, 2014, 12:28:54 pm
Thank you all.  Yes, Ron, I did talk about having phoenix build the platform...they certainly could have done it prettier, but ultimately decided I better do it myself because it had to fit the crates like a glove and I would have had to send or bring them up (and micromanage every detail, which I'm sure would have driven them crazy).  As Tom mentioned, I couldn't have them any higher without losing operation of the window and shades.  I also want to be able to sleep on top of the crates with a small mattress on the rare occasion I need a second bed.  The platform I built is only 7" high but I needed to clear the wheel well and I do use the flat underneath storage.  It is a 12" step up from the floor to the top of the dog mattress, and my elderly dog is struggling with that so it looks like I will have to build a 6" helper step for her that I can store underneath as well.

I also need the future versatility to completely change or rearrange if I want different crate sizes, a different number, or who knows what else I might think of.  The variety of crate configurations I have had in past years would make your head spin. Both the ClassA and the E350 van had at least three complete crate "remodels".  Also I expect if I should sell or trade at some point it will be simple for Phoenix to build more storage and install a dinette or couch or bed or whatever the future owner would require.


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: bobojay on August 28, 2014, 12:03:30 pm
Hi all, new forum member here and first post, not an owner yet.

Any chance you could take an exterior full side view pic to see the difference between the shorter & longer wheelbase 2100? Your unit is beautiful, and you guys sure came up with some great ideas on that interior!


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: ron.dittmer on August 28, 2014, 12:41:16 pm
Hi all, new forum member here and first post, not an owner yet.

Any chance you could take an exterior full side view pic to see the difference between the shorter & longer wheelbase 2100? Your unit is beautiful, and you guys sure came up with some great ideas on that interior!
Welcome aboard!

I do not think model 2100 is offered with more than one wheel base.  Are you sure you don't mean model 2350 and the stretched version of it unofficially referred as model 2450?


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on August 28, 2014, 12:47:22 pm
Welcome "bobojay" (sorry did not see your real name anywhere in your post).  I don't know how to make a link to the exterior photos that I have already posted (can anyone tell me how to do that?), but if you look under "General" in the Main Forum page, then under "Introduce Yourself", you will find the photos on page 43.  I think that will give you an idea.
Yes it's true, the 2100 is standard on the 138" wheelbase.  I upgraded to the E-450 which was on the 158" wheelbase.  They would normally cut this to 138" for the 2100.  I asked them not to cut it to 138" because I needed the extra space in the living area.  If you look at the 2400, it is almost the identical floor plan as the 2100, built on the 164" wheelbase, so slightly longer than mine which is 22'10".


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: bobojay on August 28, 2014, 03:20:24 pm
Welcome "bobojay" (sorry did not see your real name anywhere in your post).  I don't know how to make a link to the exterior photos that I have already posted (can anyone tell me how to do that?), but if you look under "General" in the Main Forum page, then under "Introduce Yourself", you will find the photos on page 43.  I think that will give you an idea.
Yes it's true, the 2100 is standard on the 138" wheelbase.  I upgraded to the E-450 which was on the 158" wheelbase.  They would normally cut this to 138" for the 2100.  I asked them not to cut it to 138" because I needed the extra space in the living area.  If you look at the 2400, it is almost the identical floor plan as the 2100, built on the 164" wheelbase, so slightly longer than mine which is 22'10".

Believe it or not, It's Bob. Thanks for the info. I figured you upgraded to the 450. 23' is an excellent length for getting in & out of places  2o2


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: bobojay on September 06, 2014, 01:17:44 pm
Ann, been meaning to ask you, is your interior wood the new hickory? Sure is nice looking wood....


Title: Re: 2015 2100 special, home in Florida
Post by: AMW on September 06, 2014, 01:28:32 pm
Yes, Bob, the wood is the "Hickory".  I wanted light colors to make the space look bigger, and I'm very happy with it.