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631  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: List Your PC Projects Planned Over This Winter 2011 to 2012 on: October 28, 2011, 07:31:15 pm
Our one and only project for this winter is to take the PC to Florida, meet new  people and make new friends, especially PC owners.

 kumbaya

Barry & Sue

PS - George and Judi are on our list!
632  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Laundry Storage on: October 27, 2011, 06:06:58 pm
What I also like about the recycling bin is that you could hang up or place an air freshener inside and it doesn't allow for any smell into the closet.

Sue
633  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / High traffic storage guards on: October 27, 2011, 06:04:22 pm
In my cabinets where I tend to nick the corners when getting things out I have attached the 90 degree plastic corner guards like seen here:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202061358/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

They are virtually undetectable when the doors are closed and do not hinder the doors from closing since they are just a thin, clear plastic.  They are generally sold in the wall paper department and used for corners that are wall papered.  They actually make the cabinet bottoms look very nice.  They are self adhesive so you just cut to length, peel the paper off the adhesive and place on the bottom edge of the cabinet.  I did this to our 2008 model and the edges looked brand new.  I bought mine on clearance at meijers for 74 cents for an eight foot length.

Sue

Update:  Bought four more today and they were on clearance for 29 cents an eight foot section.  What a deal!
634  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Front TV to Better Location (for me) on: October 27, 2011, 02:26:58 pm
Need to point out one thing, this configuration has not been road tested yet but I did install a TV in our 2008 2350 that was very stable and roadworthy.

There are two things that still need to be  completed.   I need to install a shelf for the TV to rest on when not extended  and a strap to secure the TV during travel.

The movement experienced by the TV is more a rotation around the mount much like a wheel around an axle.   When the motorhome hits a bump the slight outward tilt of the TV causes the top to swing out and the bottom to swing in.  I have found the best way to counter this action and stabilize the TV is to use a padded stop to keep the bottom from moving inward (no movement at all is best). 

Barry
635  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving Front TV to Better Location (for me) on: October 27, 2011, 07:51:02 am
I understand your situation.  I wanted the front TV to tilt and swivel so I looked for a mount that was RV friendly and was able to accommodate the 26 inch TV. This is what I found.

http://www.jensenrvdirect.com/flat-panel-lcd-tv-wall-mount-bracket-with-double-swing-arm-extension-137.html

I recessed the mount so that the TV and attached mount sits flush against the backboard. I ordered all my cables and wall mounting plates from http://www.monoprice.com. The only thing I have left to do is add a small shelf under the TV to stabilize it during travel.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Barry





636  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Swivel TV Mount on: October 25, 2011, 05:33:38 pm
Tom,

Yes, we still have some clearance on both sides of the TV.  The doors swing open without hitting the TV.  We will probably uitlize the swing arm alot since it allows TV viewing no matter where you sit on the couch.  The reason we chose the Visio is that you can see the picture from any angle.  You can "ALMOST" view a clear picture standing behind the TV.

Barry

PS - Still alot to do in the new rig.  Those wires are one thing I need to tape up.
637  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Swivel TV Mount on: October 25, 2011, 04:51:21 pm
I finally finished installing the TV in our new 2551.  I wanted it to tilt and swivel so I looked for a mount that was RV friendly and was able to accommodate the 26 inch.  This is what I found.
 http://www.jensenrvdirect.com/flat-panel-lcd-tv-wall-mount-bracket-with-double-swing-arm-extension-137.html 

I purchased it a couple of weeks ago when it was on sale for $35.99. After I ordered it my DW and I went to an RV show just to look.  To my surprise many of the manufacturers had this same mount installed in their  RVs.. 

I recessed the mount so that the TV and attached mount sits flush against the backboard.  I ordered all my cables and wall mounting plates from monoprice.com.  The only thing I have left to do is add a small shelf under the TV to stabilize it during travel. 
Login to see pictures.

Barry
638  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Laundry Storage on: October 25, 2011, 03:56:33 pm
I purchased a recycling bin to store our dirty laundry.  I purchased it at the Ikea store in MI.  It fits nicely in the 2551 closet.  We did have to remove the center post to get it in but once in it is a great fit.  We can still hang clothes above it as well as use the top as a shelf and still have room to hang long items.  What I liked is it has a few vent holes with a lid that is hinged about 1/3 of the way so you can open it and just toss in the clothes.  It is made by Sortera.

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Sue  
639  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Sewer Hose Storage on: October 22, 2011, 03:24:03 pm
Now that I am packing things in our motorhome I have an opportunity to take a couple of pictures to show how I store my 3" sewer hoses.  The box is an inexpensive plastic tool box from Home Depot 19"X10"X10".  I'm able to carry three hose of various length and quality (lower quality = greater length)  plus various paraphernalia.  The plastic tool box catches any excess water and fits perfectly in the slide out storage bin.  When I get home I just add bleach and water, let everything soak for a couple of hours, rinse, dry and repack for the next trip.

Need to login to see pictures.


Barry
640  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Announcing Our New Arrival on: October 20, 2011, 02:48:59 pm
Frank

I sent you a message with the list of options.

Barry
641  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Cherry Finish Maintenace and Repair on: October 20, 2011, 10:12:46 am
Thought I'd share this tip with you.  If you have cherry finish the Minwax Blend-Fil pencil - #7 is a perfect match.  No matter how careful I am I sometimes nick the cabinet edge when I get something out of the cupboard.  I get my pencil out and fill it in and it is undetectable. The #7 pencil is Red Mahogany but it is a perfect match.  They also have a #6 pencil labeled Cherry but I found the #7 to be a perfect blend.

Here's the link:

http://www.minwax.com/wood-products/maintenance-repair/minwax-blendfil-pencil

Sue
642  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Announcing Our New Arrival on: October 20, 2011, 07:51:58 am
Tom

I sent you a message with the list of options.

Barry
643  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Announcing Our New Arrival on: October 19, 2011, 07:47:05 pm
Ron,

   I think we are the first to have the little side table on the drivers side.  We specifically asked for it since we were having the driver seat swivel.  It comes in handy when sitting there and needing a place to set a drink.  My DW says it should be easy for me to see when I back the PC out of the garage.  No need to turn my neck just swivel the seat. LOL

   The 2551 fits great in the garage.  The 2552 would have fit length wise but there would have been no room to manuever it around.

Barry
644  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Announcing Our New Arrival on: October 19, 2011, 03:49:05 pm
Judi,

We are installing our own TV.  We have a Visio and bought a specially made for RVs swivel mount.  Probably won't get installed for a couple of weeks.

I will privately send you our Florida schedule.  We have a couple of weeks in W P Franklin in January and 10 days in February.    Let's make sure we get together this year. 

Sue
645  Main Forum / General Discussion / Announcing Our New Arrival on: October 19, 2011, 03:06:09 pm
We finally picked up our new 2551 on Monday 10/17.  Yahoo! Our first comment is that all of the people at Phoenix Cruiser are the BEST.  Our 2551 is absolutely beautiful.  We didn't think that any unit would be better built than our 2008 2350 but somehow the folks at Phoenix out did themselves.

Since we were so close to the 2012 model year when we ordered we opted for the best of both years.  We ordered our full body paint in Classic Umber, the wood grain dash and we choose to keep the 2011 couch.  The 2012 lounging couch is beautiful but was to deep for my wife to comfortably sit on.  We had two pages of special request and Phoenix delivered on each and every one.

We've attached  pictures of our two favorite features.  The swivel front seats and the bathroom sink cover.  We had the power driver seat in the 2008 model and it was very seldom used.  Wanting another guest seat we ordered the driver seat with the swivel mount.  It reclines without interference of the steering wheel.  And now no more complaints about not having enough counter top in the bathroom.  The sink cover is perfect!

We'll post more pictures as we get organized.

Barry and Sue (proud owners of a 2012 2551)
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