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1  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Maiden Voyage on: March 31, 2014, 07:21:27 pm
Thanks Tom,

I need to put captions on the pictures. It was a whirlwind trip.
2  Main Forum / Photos / Maiden Voyage on: March 31, 2014, 03:49:26 pm
Our first trip in our rig was short and quick, but fun. Here is a link to some of the photos: http://www.bobwasthere.com/Travel/Zion-Bryce-and-Capitol-Reef/38178978_M3ZG8S#!i=3153040344&k=PQDqfVp
3  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Where are all the Phoenix Cruisers? on: March 05, 2014, 09:21:57 am
We drove our PC2350 home to Colorado last month and have it stored in an RV storage facility in southwest Littleton. Lo and behold, there are two more PCs stored in the lot as well.
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Husky Floor Liners on: February 28, 2014, 03:25:10 pm
Hi All,

I have Husky floor liners in all my cars and want to get some for the cab of my PC2350 on an E450 chassis. It is tempting to assume that the mats for an E350 ( the only measurement that Husky says they have) would be identical to those for an E450. Would I be right in making that assumption?
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 21, 2014, 08:49:50 am
Thanks Mike and Joni!

It is good to hear that the 8 inch riser works. Maybe I should reconsider the SMI system over the RVi2 system. I have only found one installer here so far.
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 19, 2014, 05:30:34 pm
Thanks Ron and Tom,

I have a thin margin on the Jeep. I believe the manual transmission 4 door Rubicon is 4521 lbs. Adding the tow bar, after market bumper, bike rack and bikes will be pushing things a bit. Maybe I'll have to throw the Jeep's spare tire in the PC and tow with the top and doors removed to save a few pounds!

7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 19, 2014, 10:54:48 am
We flew out of Denver and picked up  our 2350 on the E450 chassis on February 3rd. Hats off to you hardy cold weather campers but we stayed in hotels on the indirect drive back to Denver via Elkhart-Columbus, OH ( for a trade show)-Madison Wisconsin ( braving the minus 11 temps to see our daughter who attends school there) and back to Denver ( 50s and 60s this week!).

We needed to hit the ground running work-wise upon our return, so the rig is in storage for now. We are very excited for some consistently warmer weather and hoping the winterization job by the PC folks protected the plumbing on our arctic journey home.

The next step  is setting up a Wrangler Unlimited as a tow vehicle. I ordered a Tomken ( http://www.tomken.com/detail.php?id=390) Winch bumper for the Jeep with optional tabs for a Blue Ox Aventa tow bar. The Jeep will not have a lift so the after market bumper will eliminate the need for a base plate and preserve the clearance we already have.

I am estimating (wont know for sure until the bumper is installed) an 8 inch difference between the PC receiver and Jeep bumper tabs so I hope an 8 inch riser will do the trick to level the towbar.

As far as supplemental braking, SMI or Unified would be my first two choices, but an RVi2 dealer is about two blocks from work. I hope this choice on the side of convenience doesn't bite me in the butt later.

We head to Vegas  for another tradeshow at the end of March and then on to Palo Alto, CA, so hopefully, I'll have all this together in time for a shakedown trip before then.
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers or 50 Amp upgrade? on: October 11, 2013, 11:33:25 pm
Great suggestions! I am going to have a lot more questions for Earl tomorrow.
Thanks!
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: HWH Levelers or 50 Amp upgrade? on: October 11, 2013, 01:13:55 pm
Thank you everyone! You opinions are what I am after and they have been very helpful. Holly, all I had to do was read your post to my wife about that woman being ankle deep in rainwater and mud at night with a flashlight and the decision was made!
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / HWH Levelers or 50 Amp upgrade? on: October 11, 2013, 01:00:18 am
We actually managed to arrange a side trip to the PC factory this Saturday the 12th when we fly out to watch our daughter's rowing competition in Rockford Illinois. We may  pull the trigger and put in the order. When considering a 2350 build I was wondering if any forum members had an opinion on the choice between spending $$$ on either a HWH Leveler option OR the 50 amp upgrade, which would you choose? (I know the 50 Amp is roughly half the price). Coming from a truck camper (mostly dry camping, no genset) we are used to being pretty minimalist. Other than A/C(s) we don't foresee running a lot of appliances.
Thanks,
Bob
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: October 04, 2013, 06:05:21 pm
Thanks Ron and Tom,
                                    Both of your opinions are valuable.  I am still on the fence with the E350 vs E450. I am leery of a too-stiff of a ride. I off loaded the camper off of the Chevy a while back and my wife and I went for a drive. I forgot to deflate the airbags and every little imperfection in the road felt like an 18" speed bump. I would not want to duplicate that in a 2350! I may have to price an air suspension upgrade.
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: October 04, 2013, 02:32:10 pm
Hello,
           
I am Bob Whiteside ( screen name :Bside60) and my wife is Bev and we are new the the forum. We are recent "empty nesters" ( the twins are now sophmores in college), living in the Denver Colorado area but not retired yet. We have a 2007 Eagle Cap 950 truck camper on a SRW Chevy Silverado Crew Cab. That rig has served us well over the years but we are ready for something else.

We are very interested in the PC2350. It seems like the perfect set up for us whether it be for a weekend escape or the long drive to visit our daughter in Madison WI. I have many questions but will only burden the forum with a few for now.

I had initially considered ordering the 2350 on an E450 chassis but was cautioned by forum member Ron Dittmer on the rough ride I would be in for with the small coach on that chassis. I had found the heavier load capacity and braking capabilities of the E450 appealing since we have a lot of steep roads and highways in Colorado and we are thinking of getting an Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as a toad ( about 4600 lbs curb weight). I like the 24' length and am not interested in the larger models. I would be interested in any input from the 2350/E450 owners on the forum.

We would like a slide out with the sofa. Access to the rear while in transit is important to us however and I would appreciate hearing from anyone regarding ease of passage to the back while the slide-out is retracted.

We are excited to schedule a visit to the factory, hopefully in the first half of November as time permits.

Thanks,
Bob
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