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76  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning configuration on: June 02, 2013, 12:15:34 am
Thanks for the  lengthy reply.  What a process huh? Cry

I'll show this to my DH.  Not my job!   LOL
77  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Awning configuration on: May 31, 2013, 09:56:12 pm
Unfortunately it's manual and I'm used to the electric.
78  Main Forum / General Discussion / Awning configuration on: May 31, 2013, 08:37:19 pm
We got the walk through on our 2010 2551 today.  We had no idea that the awning would be so cumbersome to open and set up.   There are no brackets on the body of the coach.  Is this normal?  What are you supposed to do with the poles to set it up?  What if you are on concrete or asphalt?  Sounds like some of you have gotten brackets.  Where did you get them and how do you decide where to place them?  Does this cause any issues with the door?
79  Main Forum / Polls / Re: The Good Fairy on: May 31, 2013, 08:23:57 am
A US Navy Pilot on an aircraft carrier

Bill G Balloons

Did you see Tom Brokaw's show on this last night?  Fantastic, talk about adrenaline rush!
80  Main Forum / Polls / Re: The Good Fairy on: May 31, 2013, 07:57:40 am
I thought maybe this was part of that Good Fairy joke where the fairy taps the husband on the head and grants him a wish.  He says he would like to have a wife 20 years younger than him (no offense to his wife who is 70, he says).  And presto, the Fairy taps him on the head and he is now 90 instead of 70. Moral of the story, be careful what you wish for.

 rolling on the floor
81  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New members looking for advice on: May 31, 2013, 07:41:47 am
Hi everyone!
We've been lurking for a couple weeks and have learned a lot from all your great posts. As fate would have it, now we have just found a 2007 2551 at a dealer and are seriously interested in it. We're impressed with the construction, the floorplan is perfect for our needs (has sofa slide), and everything seems to be in good shape considering the age and mileage. Has what we consider normal wear and tear on the interior--a few scratches on woodwork; carpet needs a good cleaning. Has the standard equipment plus leveling system, solar panel, back up camera and full body paint.

This would be our first motorhome; we owned a TT previously.

Here are a couple questions that we'd appreciate input on:
1. It has 58k miles and 1000 hours on the generator. Any concerns other than typical wear and tear?

2. Steering seemed vague on the test drive. Dealer will replace four back tires (front tires are 2009), balance and align the PC. Thoughts?

3. Dealer is touching up a few scratches on exterior, fixing awning, adjusting slide (was very creaky), and fixing screen door track which was loose.

3. Dealer is asking in the neighborhood of $49k, which is in line with NADA and a bit more than other similar units we can find. Our insurer says book value is $34,325 & that's all they will cover. So the question: what's a  reasonable price?

Sorry for the long initial post! We're usually more concise!
Jerry & Judy

We just bought one too, a little newer so we've been checking lots of RV's and prices.  I do know the mileage can hurt value and NADA does figure in for that.  Have you checked on the Traderonline for other units and prices of your year vehicle.  Condition is important but not so much when you get ready to trade or sell this unit later.  Full body paint does add quite a bit to the value.  We didn't get that on our 2010 we pick up today.  I would decide if you are satisfied and confident with the PC and then make an offer accordingly.  You might be surprised. 
82  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: May 30, 2013, 11:13:45 pm
We traveled for 3 months with our precious golden retriever in our Class A.  He will go with us in our 2551 too and I suspect he'll lie on the floor just like he did before, close to us as he can.  He is trained to never get on the furniture and with twin beds, he won't have to chose whose side of the bed to sleep on.   rolling on the floor
83  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: PC Twin Beds ... what a pain on: May 30, 2013, 04:26:47 pm
Look at the post from Sue and myself-we both did the same thing although she is a better seamstress than I am!

Not wanting to get into the sewing, I ordered bunk sheets with two fitted sheets at the bottom from Amazon.  Hope they work.  Just the bottom of the top sheet is with fitted corners. 
84  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Comforters or blankets for twin beds on: May 30, 2013, 04:23:35 pm
I bought a comforter set, I believe it was a Full/Queen, cut it in half, bound the cut side (my bound side is against the wall ). It had two shams with the set so now I have two comforters as well as a pillow sham for each bed. We also bought a memory foam mattress pad, cut that in half, and that makes the mattress so much more comfortable. We use the same comforter on our 2910--the 2910 is a custom job with twin beds!

We also use fleece blankets. I believe the size was 60x70. They are a little short but not too bad.


I thought about that but my sewing machine is broken.  How did you bind the cut side?  I like this idea.  I might be able to find somebody to bind it for me.  Blankets 60 inches wide sounds too big.  My mattress is about 32 inches wide, that's 32 inches hanging over. 
85  Main Forum / General Discussion / Comforters or blankets for twin beds on: May 30, 2013, 03:47:54 pm
Anybody have any suggestions to buy blankets or comforters to fit these twin beds in the 2551?  Getting our new to us rig tomorrow. 
86  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: PC Twin Beds ... what a pain on: May 30, 2013, 03:43:07 pm
The bedding appeared 2 be a great idea until I tried & tried to contact the vendor w/no results.  I ended up buying some sheet sacks & a couple of good comforters that I simply throw over the top of the bedspreads in the 2551 twins each pm.  In the am I roll up the comforters & stash ea under the shirt closet, fold the sheet sacks & put them out of sight behind the pillow shams & everything looks tidy again! 
 Cheers nod Wink

Where did you find comforters to fit??  They are all huge.
87  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 30, 2013, 02:53:02 pm


Most people place the garbage can under the sink in that cabinet.  But we like our coffee maker there as designed so we have a free standing can we place below the fridge in our no-slide 2350.  You get a glimps of it in this picture, the stainless steel box behind the dinette bench.

We have a sofa, not dinette so I'm wondering if I have that spot to work with :(
88  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 30, 2013, 02:51:41 pm
9.5 mpg with a 2552 towing is exceptional!

The green interior was my wife's doing.  I take no credit.....or responsibility for that matter.

We are an hour north of I-80

Regarding my drawers (wood, not cloth) I got so close to completing the project before the OT kicked figures....Bch, bch, bch   rolling on the floor

Enjoy your trip!

Your wife did well, I LOVE the green.
89  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 30, 2013, 02:46:41 pm
I am a brand new RV-er and I am in the process of purchasing a 2007 PC 2551.  The inside is like new and it only has 13,500 or so miles on it.  I had to drive 344 miles to see it and check it out and it should be ready in a week or so.  I would like to know if I can get an owner's manual for it.  Since I am new to it I have been devouring everything I can on line to learn about the ins and outs of how things work and what maintenance I should be doing, etc.  For instance, for the fresh water tanks, add a proper amount of bleach, run the faucets one at a time until I smell the bleach, then drain the tank, put fresh water back in and run the faucets until bleach can no longer be detected in the faucets.  The instructions I saw said to use a quarter cup of bleach per 10 gallons, I think.  Is there any where I can go to get all of these maintenance tips in one spot or do I just have to find my way around system by system?  I'm looking forward to being able to participate with the forum and hope  soon I won't have just questions but can contribute my experiences also as I am headed north for the summer!  Going to get out of the Phoenix summer heat!

I think the manuals are available on this site.  Good luck.  We are not new to RVing so if I can help in any way, let me know.  We are new to the Phoenix though.  We both are getting the same model.  Keep in touch!  Good luck.
90  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: May 30, 2013, 01:24:36 pm
Just picking up our new to us 2010 2551 tomorrow. We are leaving a class A Winnebago and this should be a size challenge for me. Where does everybody put a garbage can?  Will have lots more questions soon.
Barbara and Gordon
Central Florida.
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