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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 11, 2014, 08:36:19 pm
Tell me more about the reason you want the least amount of length.  The obvious reasons to me are: parking anywhere, driving in small towns, gas consumption, ability to use state/city parks with length limits. 

All of the above.  :-) Driving on narrow, winding mountain roads makes me appreciate the less than 8' width too.  And I do not, at this time, want to tow a vehicle.  I think you replied right as I edited my reply with a link to more pics, so here it is again:

Would more floor space be nice?  Absolutely.  Since it's just me I value the storage more.  I have a chair, a stool, 2 folding tables, a propane campfire, cables, a grill and assorted other junk under there.  I would surely miss having that space.  Everything's a compromise.

And yes, that's my portable solar panel on the ladder.  It's 100w.  I now pretty much only have it on there when it's in storage, it takes me 20 minutes to bungee it to my satisfaction whereas I can just toss it behind the drivers seat and go.  :-) But in storage it kept my tired original 2008 batteries topped up all winter.  I just had them replaced today in fact.

Here's more info on my solar setup:
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Showing prospective buyers. on: April 11, 2014, 07:11:14 pm
I love my 2100.  It's perfect for one.  There's no one I like enough to full-time in it with another person, but I had a friend along for a week and it was fine.  The slide model loses all the under-couch storage and a good portion of the overhead so that would make a huge difference.  I bought a hitch carrier for a few things that are bulky & don't need to be inside anyway like my blow-up kayak and laundry spinner.  Because of the way the rear cap sticks out further a few feet above the hitch, it doesn't really add much length.  I have a huge waterproof bag for it that's currently just folded up in the tray. (Not shown in this pic)  It was a fraction of the cost and weight of those StowAway boxes, and if I absolutely HAD to minimize the length it could all come off & go in the shower.  :-)

Here are some more pics:

18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof top carrier on: March 17, 2014, 05:43:20 pm
While it's not rooftop storage, I just installed this lightweight aluminum hitch carrier and I like it so far.  I bought one with a fold-up hinged attachment as I was thinking I'd want it out of the way when not in use.  After I put it on I realized that due to the design of the rear of the coach it really doesn't stick out that much farther.  It's 60"x19"  The chair rack on the ladder sticks out almost as far.  So I removed the hinged part & it sticks out even less and it's less wobbly.  I picked up a big waterproof cargo bag to put in the tray.  I like the idea of the Stowaway, but the price and weight were a bit off-putting.  Right now I don't have anything on the carrier so the plate isn't obscured, but I picked up a plate holder from that I'll use when I have stuff on the carrier.  Not as pretty a solution as the Stowaway but I'm at $170 including the locking hitch pin and under 30 lbs in weight after I took off the folding mechanism which weighed close to 10 lbs.  The pic was taken with the hinge on so now it's even closer though the ladder blocks part of it now.  I am keeping the hinge for now so I can always put it back on if it works better.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 31" TV? on: February 17, 2014, 02:30:09 pm
Nice!  A big difference from what I have now.  Like I said, I don't watch much TV, so it's not an immediate need but I would like something better with USB input for pics & movies.  One thing I will miss from that dinky little TV is the over-the-air program guide.  It's a nice feature and one which I guess fell out of favor with manufacturers.  It certainly was nowhere as good as my Tivo guide but way better than nothing.  Ah well.
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 31" TV? on: February 17, 2014, 01:45:35 pm
It's a 2008.  Good idea, I will do that.
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2014 Phoenix Crusier Rally on: February 17, 2014, 10:27:54 am
Well, I do a couple of websites gratis for nonprofits, such as  Its pretty simple to add a payment method using PayPal.  Cost is 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction for low volume use. Payments go directly to your bank account.

I think this would be great, and so convenient for everyone.  They can even add the Paypal fees back on for folks opting to pay that way, I know I'd gladly pay the extra couple $$.  I use PayPal for Ebay and have never had an issue.
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 31" TV? on: February 17, 2014, 09:56:16 am
Thanks for the info!  I don't think I'm going all the way to a 32 but nice to know I can probably get away with a 29".  And probably use less power than the 19" one that's there now.
23  Main Forum / General Discussion / 31" TV? on: February 10, 2014, 02:20:48 pm
Hi all, I see the new Cruisers come with a 31" TV.  Can anyone tell me the make & model?  I'm considering replacing mine.  I don't watch much tv at all but when I do I'd like to be able to actually see it.   Smile 
24  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2014 Phoenix Crusier Rally on: February 10, 2014, 02:15:24 pm
I soooooo wish they had an online signup for the club.  I keep meaning to join and never do just because I don't really do paper mail anymore.  I can't remember the last time I mailed an envelope.  Ah well.........
25  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Air bed for 2100 jackknife sofa on: November 02, 2013, 09:56:07 pm
Hi all, turns out a Coleman Quickbed SUV air mattress fits like it was made for it. I was using memory foam but that stuff takes up so much room. So far I like this way better. Except for the plastic smell. That'll go away eventually tho....

26  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Squeaks on: May 03, 2013, 09:14:27 pm
If you have the backup camera, try wiggling that.  I had a squeak/rattle that I swore was one of the upper cabinets and it turned out to be the backup camera lcd/mount. Moved it just a little bit and it fixed the problem.
27  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: April 09, 2013, 08:36:46 pm
Yep, I did buy the 2008 Phoenix Cruiser 2100.   Wink  I love it.  It had @ 15,500 miles on it, and I drove it approximately 1500 miles from St. Louis to Charleston SC to Leesburg, VA over the last week.  It handles great, everything works so far and I'm pleased as punch.  Had a leaking city water connection for a bit but some jiggling of the check valve fixed that.  And I pulled one of the shade cord thingies out of the wall.  :-(  Ah well.  But so far, I'm loving it.
28  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 30, 2013, 02:33:21 pm
Thanks all! 

It is a 2008, the owner said his was one of the chassis where Ford added front sway bars if that's the right term.  We'll see.  I'm really looking forward to checking it out and hope it all lives up to the ad/photos.  I'm definitely excited!!

29  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 29, 2013, 11:19:09 pm
Hi all,
I'm new here....hoping to buy a PC 2100 in the next couple days.  I'm headed out Mon to look at it and drive it, hope it measures up to the pics.  I rented a Class C 25' from cruiseamerica last year and it was just too big.  And the width was even more disconcerting on the narrow roads I was on in Northern AZ and Southern UT.  I went to the other extreme last month and rented a minivan with a bed & camp kitchen but no shower/toilet.  It was fun but basically just a rolling tent.  I'm hoping the PC turns out to be just right. 

Manassas VA
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