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166  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How did you take delivery? on: September 14, 2013, 10:17:20 am
tom
   you are right haha,,,,one thing pointed out to me when buying Rv's  there are lots of deals out there you have to patient. it's hard sometimes, but there are just too many deals,,  we had been looking at NEW Class C's which are numerous in the 49 to 55,000 range,  Of course the quality is not the same as a Cruiser.  the 08 2350 we purchased had only 7500miles on it,, and when I say low 40's I mean it,,, it was just too good of deal... having had some experience with Rving I had no problem buying a used unit and was willing to travel to pick it up. I was talking to people all over the place prior to our purchase. Of course would not have purchased used if not had some experience and knowledge.   Maybe I'll win the lottery someday and can buy a new Cruiser, sure would be nice.
sparky
167  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How did you take delivery? on: September 13, 2013, 08:05:13 pm
OOps sorry should have mentioned.. Purchased from dealer

As we were going back and forth,  I had set a final price, never changed, they kept lowering there price,,,. I told them twice thank you and sorry we could not come to a deal.... they countered each time,,,we must have went back and forth 4 times  I mentioned that I would have to drive to pick up the unit and how much that would cost etc,  they then came back said they would deliver it to Houston,,,, I came up 500 told them I would meet them in vegas,,,   on their web page they had it for 54,900,,, first quote was for 49,000,,,,  got it for low 40's   helps buying an RV around Xmas time I guess haha, we went up Jan 6th and met the driver in vegas

sparky.
168  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: How did you take delivery? on: September 13, 2013, 10:43:13 am
Part of my negotiations was delivery,,,, they delivered free,,yes a good deal,(Seattle,Wa),,,  I drove from Houston to Las Vegas (rented one way rental) and met the drive there, I had someone do a pre pick-up inspection for me,,,    the delivery was huge factor in buying this unit,  they actually offered to drive it all the way to Houston,,, was too excited and met them in vegas,,, I also wanted to drive it home and get a feel for the unit.
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
169  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 and 2552 in Houston, Texas on: September 13, 2013, 10:32:32 am
Tks randall,,  you can read, look at pictures/video's all you want, but until you actually walk in and feel the unit do you really get a feeling for it.   by first impression was of course the length and bigger(more roomier) than the 2350,,,,, I would assume that the 2350, 2551 and 2552 are the units sold most by PC... the main reason I went out to look at them was to see the difference since we talk about these units all the time. And like I said earlier now I need to see the 24 and 21.
sparky
170  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2551 and 2552 in Houston, Texas on: September 12, 2013, 07:26:48 pm
Not sure if Aimee will let me post this but will see,, I guess I will know if it's on the forum

I went and looked at these two units today,, wanted to see the difference in the 51/52 from a 2350 which I own. 

first the 2551   2009  asking 54,900.

http://www.campingworld.com/rvsales/Class-C-Motorhomes/2009/Phoenix-Cruiser/295770/

Was in very good shape, has 25,k miles, couple of things need to be fixed, has the sani-con system, levelers, inverter, wood floors, cherry wood, dealer started the genie, advised that they had replaced the AC unit. Looks like it has been stored indoors, paint excellent, decals excellent.Has the slide with couch/bed... Did not drive it, just wanted to look at it. Dealer said they were ready to deal?/ of course they all are,,, if really interested, let me know will give a more detail report


Next went over to PPL in Houston, consignment dealer, great place to look at all types of units, I like to go over there and just look, see all kinds of models and types.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/classc/2012-Phoenix-Cruiser-24898.htm

now this is a 2552,, 2012  14,100 miles  asking 84,900

Very nice unit,, again did not drive, no dealer,, you just go look. has the slide with couch/bed,  all chairs are leather, has the new types of windows, black solar screen, then the brown shade, levelers, linoleum(?) floor, maple cabinets, inverter  I think has the sani-con system, paint.decals excellent,, of course only year old.


The main difference from just visual,, than the 2350,, of course two single beds, does seem a lot larger than the 2350,,, kitchen area is exact same. however lots more storage over all,,, the storage outside under the bed seems smaller, has the slide out drawer... both units are very nice,  bathrooms are larger of course

  the 52 had the chair, while the 51 has a flip up tray for the pass seat, I guess that is the difference, I know when you look at the PC site they have some other options,  I can see why people like the two beds very nice,,, I fell in love with the windows on the 2012 52, outside they look like they are just big flat pieces of glass and the like I said the shades are very nice. I also noted both units have upgraded or have a new type micro/conv oven very nice.   

   Well I killed two birds got to see the units,  now I need to see a 2100, 2400 haha..


Again if anyone is interested let me know will be glad to give more details,

David Sparks

2008 PC 2350

Houston, Texas
171  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: First Impressions 2552 on: September 10, 2013, 08:06:53 pm
Welcome to Cruiser world
     Not much to add,  you have what I call the debug period, new unit, get all the bugs out and good to roll.  Make sure you read the tips section,, all kinds of little things you can do to make your unit more comfortable.    We carry a broom and small battery charged vacuum. I just keep two pair of shoes house shoes, and outside shoes.....On dumping,  I hardly ever go more than a day or two without dumping,, after I dump, I use Calgon water softener,, 2cups of Calgon gallon of water,  pour 1/3 gray, shower,   2/3 toilet.  do not use any thing else never a problem with smell or crud,, about 3dump flush the tanks,,, so a lot depends upon what kind of camping you do. let us know about the vibration problem and keep us posted on it... again welcome
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
172  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 10, 2013, 07:19:15 pm
Randall
   welcome and hopefully welcome to a Cruiser,,, I can only talk about 2350,,,, we previously owned a roadtrek 210 loved it but wanted something a little bigger.. found a used PC and knowing the quality purchased it out of Seattle, we live in Houston,,, we have no problems handling the unit anywhere, my wife drives a lot and enjoys driving it.   you do move up from the 350 to the 450 Ford so they are a little larger if you go with the 52,,, a lot of guys/gals do not like the bed set up for the 2350 but we do not have a problem with it. hopefully you can find some units close by to inspect and look over, have you contacted the factory to see if any are available?.. good luck
David Sparks
2008 PC 2350
Houston
173  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 09, 2013, 06:54:12 pm
I hope that's it    don't forget pictures in case  I have to do this (fingers crossed haha) or someone else
sparky
174  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 09, 2013, 06:28:04 pm
good pic Ron,,,, I'm in storage, but might go out next week will drive around if I do.....  Ok I can see the gutter rail where the cap is going to be set,,, want they have to fix some support at the cut area and where the liner and shelving goes?  I can imagine the cap being placed on the cab, liner in place maybe some caulking, then screwing it down like some of the guys have mentioned.  Wonder how hard to take the bottom of the two cabinets or Tv cabinet out?  Maybe you could see the screw line where they attached the cap.  Hate for you have to take out that headliner  ouch what a job,,,,,, Might want to call the PC factory get some suggestions...   good luck and be carful around that metal edge
sparky
175  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 08, 2013, 09:16:08 am
lmichael
    tks for letting us know,,, goes back to Brand New unit and getting the bugs out,,, someone had a bad day or ?? when they attached your cap on the 2350  ,,,, I'm just hoping that Ron's problem is not the same,,, hopefully will hear from some othet owners if they had this problem.   He does such a good job, I know he will get it figured out and let us know
sparky
176  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 07, 2013, 07:33:23 pm
Yuck,,, do not like the sound of a creak,, rather would like to hear a banging sound,,, Lmichael advised he had to go get his cap reset,, was it brand new???    Ron you have been on the forum a lot longer than me,,,, I think I just about read every post ,, do not remember seeing this problem before,,,,, I have fingers crossed that you find something else. Know you will keep us posted  good luck
sparky
177  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A New Banging Sound After Year #6 - Dead Center In The Headliner Area on: September 07, 2013, 10:06:56 am
Bob/Ron
   Ron I had posted earlier about a small leak on our unit while driving at the cap area, , you have probably diagnose my problem it leaks when raining and were driving.. I caulked once,,, leak is now smaller
 
 Also is the noise all the time or only when you hit a rough patch, since you described a banging I'm assuming when you hit some rough patch on the road??  Something loose,,,, did you check those two outlet boxes, we have two, pass side cabinet, IF the back of them came loose, hitting that cap would be noisy,,, we also have those courtesy lights about the mirror, same thing,,. only thing I can think of,,,, keep us posted which I know you will

Bob   the screws you are talking about are they visible?   I replace nearly every screw on the outside of my unit with stainless when I first got it back in Jan. Lots of rust and corrosion on the one I replaced.
sparky
178  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 07, 2013, 09:22:18 am
Very nice pics and informative  do they allow walk-ins at the factory????   If so might do a drop in one if in the area,,,, I like seeing that kind of stuff anyway,  I'm always amazed at how they make stuff,  anyone involved in making things you be proud of what they do or did in their life.
sparky
179  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 06, 2013, 07:26:40 pm
Ron I 100% disagree with your analysis, you must be thinking about ???,,, how could you think that the ???
 dad come it I'm so funny,,, haha,,,,   by 2cents,   we first need to ask the design guys at PC,,, I'm betting the whole piece is two parts and funnels down to where the window is.... I also bet when the make the end piece it's all one piece, they then cut the rear piece where the rear storage locker is,(would not take a bet on that one though),, door is different material...   going from memory, but are not most of the PC's the same in the rear... Now I have to look at tires for cracking, rear caps on Rv's and see how they are designed,, thks ron more jobs for me haha
sparky
180  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Which model is best for us? on: September 06, 2013, 11:24:50 am
Sue    well said,,, purpose of the forum is for us to DISCUSS, GIVE IDEALS, OPINIONS  to help each other,    example I have stolen many of Ron D.'s  tips and made them much better haha, just kidding,,, I take a lot of the tips, maybe copy them exact, or modify them... now when we discuss beds, size of vehicles etc, we are getting into personal preferences,,,  I like the smallest RV possible, why, wife loves to drive, easier for her, easier to drive, a little better mpg, overall cost cheaper,,,,, do I give up some things absolutely... I don't mind buying a used unit, I'm handy, do not mind fixing things,  some people are not,,,,
    Lots of people say things on the forum I do not agree to or would never do,,,, I respect their opinion, and if I want to comment,, I do not start out with I disagree,,, I state t We like to,, Or I use this method,    A lot of the questions that are asked are very good, a lot or dumb, but that's the price you pay.... Aimee does a great job moderating our forum.. I have been on some that talk politics and junk, I do a quick unsubscribe    Ron speaking of a picture,,, the dumbest thing is on the back of the PC   PHOENIXCRUISER.COM   I have had two people where I rented this unit from haha  any way have great day,,, summer drawing to an end tired of the heat.
sparky
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