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1  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2100 Jackknife Couch on: January 17, 2016, 05:52:58 pm
Hi KatLin--
Just wanted to welcome you to the forum, though I can't personally answer your question.  At least this will bump your question back up to today's date and maybe someone will come along and find it who does have an answer.  Good luck!
2  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Electronics Options on: January 02, 2016, 03:00:32 pm
Depending on where you will generally be camping, the antenna that currently comes with the PC is either just fine or lacking.  Once I got used to how to find the most stations, it's not a big deal to use at all.  That said, an awful lot of camping and campgrounds are away from city life.  That's sort of the point  LOL.  So it's pretty much a crap shoot as to how many, if any, stations I pick up from one campground to the next.  There are times when I can only get PBS.  The advantage to that is fewer of my brain cells die off on those days.
As for PC considering the install of something else, they would be the best ones to ask that.  They bend over backwards on other mods, so I would guess that they'd give your ideas some serious consideration, if they could see the sense in them.
3  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: happy new year on: December 31, 2015, 10:06:54 pm
Thanks, Dave, and the same to you and yours.  And everybody else in the PC family!
4  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: The 2551 comes with sofa and the 2552 comes with dinette? on: December 26, 2015, 04:40:43 pm
Your blog is beautiful.  Great pictures and very helpful travelogue.  Have you considered letting Phoenix put it up on their blog page ("Cruisers in the Wild")?  Mine is still the only one there and it sure would be nice to have company!
5  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: heated waste tanks on: December 22, 2015, 03:03:01 pm
Hi Joe, and welcome Smile
The tank warmers don't take a lot of juice to run, and can be run off of the house batteries just fine.  Be sure there is some liquid in the tanks, though, as I don't think they should be on when empty.  You can also pour a little antifreeze down into each of the waste tanks for added insurance against freezing.
Have a great trip!
6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Another PC hits the road on: December 18, 2015, 08:45:20 pm
Congratulations!  Sounds like a good start!
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Water pressure on: December 15, 2015, 07:19:08 pm
What happens when you operate off of the water pump instead of the city water connection?
8  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just wondering... on: December 09, 2015, 05:38:44 pm
That is too sweet
and so bittersweet
I am sure your beloved camper
thinks of you
and is grateful for you
and longs for you to be well
as do we all
(and we are so happy you remain
part of the family)
9  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Free Camping near the Grand Tetons on: December 03, 2015, 06:19:32 pm
Breathtaking . . .
just be careful not to breath in any bugs!
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full timing in a 2350? on: December 03, 2015, 10:29:57 am

I full-time solo (plus dog) in a 2351.  One foot longer and half the people makes my situation quite different from yours but I thought I'd add my 2 cents just in case it is helpful.

I've never had any handling problems in the 2351, even traveling with a full water tank (no tail wag except from my dog).  I suspect that the longer wheelbase (the extra foot in length is all between the axles) may have something to do with that.  Speaking of that extra foot, you can have the bed made one foot longer to use that foot and on the other side you can have a pantry or narrow closet added.

I find the bathroom and shower quite adequate (I am 5'8").

I love my dinette and use it all day long.  I like the permanent table and find the seating quite comfortable.  With two people, though, one would have their back to the TV, which might be annoying if you like the TV on.  If you have the additional chair on the passenger side, though, that would help (I have a closet there instead).  I do not have a slide and enjoy the extra storage that brings to that area.  Also, the unit isn't so long so you can enjoy the TV from the bed, as well.

I haven't had any parking issues in front of friend's houses unless it is a narrow road with no shoulder.  I do not tow anything, so I can easily fit into two front-to-back Walmart or grocery store parking spaces.  I frequent lots of state parks, many of which are old and not all of which are paved or have spacious sites.  I rarely have a problem parking in a site.

The types of places that I haven't been able to go to because of my size (and lack of a toad) are mostly places that are in cities or crowded towns.  Museums, specialty shopping areas, etc.  Since that's not the type of traveling that I'm into right now (preferring instead pretty state parks and lots of dog walks), I'm OK with that.  Besides, I have found that if I am in a spot for awhile, I make friends and can go with them sometimes to places I otherwise might not go (a crowded flea market, a local ice cream store).

I think that mostly covers your specific questions.  Sorry for the length, but I hope it was helpful.  Feel free to contact me via the forum mail system if you want to talk about anything else.

Good luck and have fun with the planning!


11  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Modifications & additions to PC 2350 on: November 07, 2015, 03:06:04 pm
Nicely done!  My favorites are the ottoman and that drop leaf table.
12  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Milky Way over PC2100 on: November 02, 2015, 08:47:04 pm
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moving up to class a on: November 01, 2015, 05:33:36 pm
Good luck, Skipper.  Hope you come back to visit now and then!
14  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Need The Strength Of "THE HULK" To Work Your Shower Head? If So, Read This. on: November 01, 2015, 08:52:49 am
Ron & Irene--Best of luck in this next stage of living life as it comes along.  I have nothing but faith and confidence that you will not only find your next direction, you will make it happen, and with the same confidence and meticulous flair you exhibit in caring for your PC!
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Full-timing in You Phoenix Cruiser? on: October 24, 2015, 08:29:14 am
Hello Kfrog&wife Smile
Holly gave lots of good advice and tips.
I'll just add a couple of thoughts, more specific to the PC and the B+ style.

First, you absolutely cannot beat getting a rig built and sold factory-direct.  PC was extraordinarily accommodating in making changes to my rig that made it more suitable for full-timing (for me, that meant trying to get as much storage as possible).  

Phoenix USA is also awesome to work with when it comes to after-sales support.  You don't have to look far through some of the threads on this forum to find case after case where people are able to resolve issues with PC's help, often with Kermit's direct assistance.

As for B+ vs. C type of rig, most of the C's I have seen use that bunk-over-cab area like attic storage.  Personally, I prefer the streamlined, aerodynamic shape of the B+ and I love having the entertainment center up there.  It works great for TV viewing from my dinette and from my rear corner bed.  If I had little kids traveling with me fairly often, then I could see having that bunk instead.  But, honestly, even then I think I'd prefer sticking them outside in a tent and keeping my entertainment center intact.   ThumbsUp

Holly brought up really good points about the length and weight of your rig.  At 25 feet (no slide), mine is great for me and my dog.  We do a lot of state parks, some with small spaces, crowded with trees.  Except for when I was first learning how to back this thing up, we've never had a problem fitting into a spot.

You don't mention if you have RV camped previously or not.  If you have, then you have a great head start on figuring out what will work for you to turn your full-time dream into reality.  If you are new to RV'ing, don't despair!  Research, research, research.  Go to RV shows.  Talk to anybody who will listen and hopefully respond.  And if you are possibly serious about a PC, take a trip to visit their factory in Elkhart!

Good luck in your planning and let us know if you have more questions along the way!


P.S.  Holly, have you considered having your blog put onto Phoenix's blog page?  It's very well done and I enjoyed reading about your travels while you were out there. 

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