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Title: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: mciai2000 on October 22, 2011, 09:26:23 pm
Just for fun.  If money was not an object what Phoenix Cruiser would you choose?

2100,2350,2400,2551,2552,2700,2900,2910,2950,3100?

p.s.  @ Barry. How do you make the poll list like you did with the camping activites?

David


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: bigbadjc on October 22, 2011, 09:53:18 pm
I currently have a 2551 and would probably go for a 2552 if I were buying a new one.  I don't really want anything larger, I LOVE the two twin beds for sleeping comfort, and the extra chair in the 2552 would be nice to have.  I would buy it with the sofa option in the slide rather than a dinette.  To me the 2552 looks like the best current offering.

Jerry


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: lghjr on October 22, 2011, 11:39:49 pm
Just got back from a mini "vacation" at Big Cedar after spending a couple of weeks in the 2700 in Colorado.  Not once in Colorado did I have to call security over the kids running back and forth on the next floor (my ceiling) from 2pm to mid-night or later.

Over all, the accommodations of both in my mind were comparable as to fit, finish, and comfort, and much much less in the noise department.

Big Cedar's selling point is: it ain't a motel, okay, but, I have never had that experience in a motel either.

I would never do Big Cedar again on a bet or otherwise.  Fortunately the 4 days was a gift and someone else's dime.

I would re-do a 2700 in a heartbeat.  But we might have to discuss front TV placement.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: TomHanlon on October 23, 2011, 07:41:57 am
We have a 2552 on order to replace our 2350. Love the size of the 2350 but am willing to go the extra length for the better sleeping arrangements and lower toilet. Overall I don't think you can go wrong with any one of the PCs. Whatever works for you is the right one.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: pyrthkr on October 23, 2011, 01:44:23 pm
We were 1st time buyers when we acquired our used 2551 in Mechanicsburg, PA last yr.  We love the majority of it but are coveting the newer yr models, especially the 2552 for the technological upgrades as well as the extra chair.
 :cool


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: billy on October 23, 2011, 06:24:04 pm
Just me, 2552 but 2 of us the 3100 is great!


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Bob Mahon on October 23, 2011, 08:03:12 pm
Having had a 2350/Sofa and a 2551/Sofa before our current 2552/Dinette, the 2552/Dinette is perfect for just the 2 of us. 2o2 :)(: heartshower


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on October 25, 2011, 10:27:48 am
Given personal circumstance with a garage length limit, our 2350 is ideal.

If my garage could handle the length, and I was financially able to, I would request something semi-custom.

- model 2950 made to the length of a 3100, from 29'-8" to 30'-6", the extra 10" all for the bedroom
- double or queen bed in place of twins, either walk-around or placed across the rear wall sideways
- no slideouts
- dinette to maintain two bench seats to accomodate four people, but made extremely comfortable as follows
   1) standard automobile style bench seats & backrests, similar to what is used for the rear bench seat in conversion vans
   2) removable head restraints, so they don't get in the way when converting it into a bed
   3) standard automotive shoulder/lap belt restraints
   4) maintain wooden bench configuration for cosmetic integration and extra storage
   5) rearward facing seat directly behind the driver seat, does not fold down, because the backrest is smaller to consider the angled wall
   6) the forward facing seat against the fridge, has "zero clearence" fold down action like a conversion van, bridging across to the other seat to make a single bed

I wish I had that dinette in my 2350.  Maybe one day.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: TomHanlon on October 25, 2011, 12:13:18 pm
Boy Ron when you dream, you dream big.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Frank on October 25, 2011, 02:14:41 pm
Our choice is the 2552 which is great for two. The slide to have 2 comfortable
chairs w/ leg rests & a narrow drink table between them.
Slide tables from under the shirt cabs to hold the morning coffee with TV news
also a must.
Also as I'm getting too old to be diging blocks out from the mud, levelers
are a must on our next PC.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: mciai2000 on October 27, 2011, 08:48:14 pm
Thanks all.  Some nice thoughts here. 

DJM


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on October 27, 2011, 11:24:38 pm
I'm getting too old to be diging blocks out from the mud, levelers are a must on our next PC.
For me that may be 15 years away.  If we still own the PC and the house it fits under, I figure I could still take it in and get levelers installed then.

The long term plan is to one day in a time far away, sell the house and offer a well used free PC2350 to sweeten the deal, done when we are ready for a nursing home, or maybe a condo, or maybe full-timing.  Who knows?


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Frank on October 28, 2011, 03:41:20 pm
As I'm pushing 83, I'll want to be using those levelers for the next 15 years, Ron.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on October 28, 2011, 03:56:54 pm
Well noted and perfectly understood!


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Barry-Sue on October 28, 2011, 07:33:38 pm
I have three favorite PC's.  The last one I had, the one I have now and my future one.


Barry


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: mciai2000 on October 30, 2011, 07:36:25 pm
Frank.  Why only 15 years?  Bravo to you.

DJM


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Syd and Margo on November 03, 2011, 08:53:56 am
We are on the road alot can't beat our 3100 for its room


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Frank on November 03, 2011, 01:09:33 pm
I plan on more , but I don't give my eyesight that much more time.
Everyone give a prayer for DW's sight !!


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: cordylm on November 13, 2011, 11:03:42 pm
Well, newbie here. I just left Elkhart and ordered a 3100 with some floor plan changes in the living area. I'm excited, but nervous as to how I'll adjust to the space limitation from a 4 slide out 38' diesel pusher. They are delivering it to me as I've had recent surgery and cannot drive my rig up there. So I get a new rig delivered and they take mine and hand me a check for the difference.
It was nice to see it stripped to it's white fiberglass base. The inside was not finished except the cab, but I had the dash insert changed to the cherry look from the new look. Really nice and helpful people work back in that factory. Seems like Doug can do most anything within the space limits of the coach. I chose the color of Cafe.
I'm sure I will have lots of questions and spend much time on this forum and thank you to the gentleman who wrote to me. I can't find that message anymore!


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: pyrthkr on November 24, 2011, 10:53:59 am
Well, you regular forum readers probably know that due to the # of 2552s you all seemed to be getting, we were semi-jokingly waiting for a used 2552 to trade up for next yr.  One came up on the PC inventory link on this website & I made the mistake of calling Stuart about it.  Now I've gone & ordered a brand new one already in production instead (seemingly for less $ than that used one w/5Kmi!).  Just to reiterate what many posts here have already pointed out - Stuart worked his butt off (now he can fill it w/turkey & ALL the trimmings!) for nearly 2 days responding to my incessant phone calls & emails until the deal was done yesterday afternoon.  Our Sterling baby is about halfway down the line getting plumbing & elec right now so if any of y'all are going to be at the factory in the near future, I'd appreciate you checking in on her & mayby snapping a few pics 4 us.  Last yr we flew to Mechanicsburg, PA to pick up our 1st PC over the Thanksgiving holiday - a bit ironic that we may be traveling over the Christmas holiday to pick this one up - depending on when it is ready.
 :cool


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on November 24, 2011, 12:05:19 pm
You second and third time purchasers are so hillarious.  I just love reading these stories.  I won't be telling such a story of my own......I know....never say never.  But our 2007 2350 is really best for us with our garage size and our finances.  If there had to be any kind of change for us, we'd be cashing out our toys due to hardship.  But God has been providing well for oh so many years, so no thoughts on that one.

Congratulations on your new 2552.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: pyrthkr on November 24, 2011, 01:02:25 pm
Thank you Ron. 

I was one who was happy w/our very 1st RV - the PC 2551 - but we learned a lot using it (as well as participating in this forum) over the past yr & discovered what we would want if we ever considered another one.  Stuart had me verbalize all our "wants" & he came up with a solution that was extremely palatable.  I'm thinkin this is the one that will "mature" w/us over the coming yrs.

Enjoy your festivities today!
 :cool


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: DownBy TheRiver on December 17, 2011, 01:18:49 am
Still a wannabe, but hope to purchase soon.  3 alternative practical situations in play, and as of yet, remain unresolved.  My needs and desire would be as a full-timer initially.  Single loner at present.  Loved the 2900, but have really come to appreciate the 2910D.


Would definitely order with:

Maple (brighter and more practical)
That jumbo full-curbside awning pictured in brochure
Convenience package (obviously)
Power driver seat
Jacks
Surround sound
Rear view monitor
2nd Fantastic fan


Would definitely pass on:

Bedroom TV
Mirror/compass/temp
(opens up cockpit + garmin anyway + it's either cold/hot, or damn cold/hot
Leather (either cold/hot, or damn cold/hot)


Unsure on:

Partial body vs full body paint (love "Dusk")
Insulated glass (although like the all-weather practicality of the new windows)
Satellite
50 amp/2nd A/C


Would customize:

Delete curbside double chair setup - would instead choose matching corian desktop and a mix of cabinetry (hopefully as already designed and existing in other models) from front passenger back to coach door- plus one euro chair.

All chassis/handling mods ala Ron Dittmer

Limited slip or locking rear diff



Anyway - my dream, my dream unit.



Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on December 17, 2011, 02:31:09 pm
DownBy TheRiver,

Check This 2900DS Out......---->Click Here To See It (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649&item=110794691462&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: bobander on December 17, 2011, 08:17:31 pm
DownBy TheRiver,

Check This 2900DS Out......---->Click Here To See It (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649&item=110794691462&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

Only 3k miles, it is essentially a new unit!


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on December 17, 2011, 10:36:31 pm
That 05 likely does not have the inverter with two batteries, but at the right price, who cares?

I think the dinette in the slideout will be very cramped for most people.  If I bought it for myself, I might either replace it with a couch or make it a single bench (facing forward) with huge table/desk combo with shelves (with railings), cabinet doors, and such.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: 2travel on January 22, 2016, 11:03:43 am
Hi David,
Interesting question.  I think the perfect one is a combination of features / performance from several models.  We have owned two.  The first, a 2100 drove like a sports car.  I could take it any place.  The current, a 2552 drives like a luxury sedan, can't do u-turns but the creature comforts and storage are great.  That said, there is much to love about every model so the best one is all personal choice.
My thoughts,  2travel


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Denny & Barb on January 25, 2016, 08:38:40 pm
2350  hands down for us


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Gail Staton on January 26, 2016, 10:29:08 am
The 2100 with slide suits our travel style best as we are travelers not so much campers.   Like the fact that we have both a couch/bed    and separate dinette and do not have to extend the slide when stopping for lunch.  We do like the extra living space the slide provides when we are stopped for a few days.

Gail and Hal   


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Joseph on March 06, 2016, 10:26:58 pm
I think I would go for the 2910T even though I like the length of the 2552 that we have. It would need to be on a F series chassis which I am seeing more of all the time. It would be a FRED which has 440 horse power. Nothing, nada pulls like a diesel. 3 Fantastic  fans, with vented covers, 50 amp with twin 15,000 btu AC units etc etc etc


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on March 07, 2016, 08:54:56 am
If something terrible happened to our 2007 2350, I would replace it with a 2351 with our same dinette and no-slide out, assuming the 2351 will fit in our garage of which I think so.  I would have the factory mount the furnace on the driver side like we have today.  For the galley, I love the 6 wide drawers and larger counter they are now offering on 2351s.  I'd want any left-over space used to make the rear corner bed longer.  As for the extra length on the driver side, I would make the closet that much bigger adding a second closet door.  Behind that extra door would be all shelving.  The existing closet where clothes are hung, I would raise the bottom to add a 4" deep drawer lined with felt for all my wife's little things.  That 4" drawer would not be seen until opening the closet door.  I know my wife would really love such a drawer, and that seems the ideal place for one.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Janey on March 07, 2016, 10:44:34 am
I LOVE our 2350. My husband likes the 2550.  My only complaint is I'd like more Windows that open.

Janey (loving work/camping at the Orman House in Apalachicola.)


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: ron.dittmer on March 07, 2016, 11:03:13 am
I LOVE our 2350........My only complaint is I'd like more Windows that open.
I always thought the current day great looking flush mount top hinged windows prevent a nice breeze from flowing through the cabin.  I would think if it was important enough to a new buyer, they could order the slider windows that were installed on earlier model years.


Title: Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object)
Post by: Denny & Barb on March 07, 2016, 10:39:39 pm
2350!  Hands down.  My vote