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1  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.
2  Main Forum / Photos / Re: Milky Way over PC2100 on: November 02, 2015, 08:47:04 pm
3  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!
4  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!
5  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. 

6  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Owners willing to show their rigs? on: October 21, 2015, 07:59:05 am
Hi Marcia,
If you don't have any luck finding someone in or near Pensacola soon, maybe you could post where you will be over the next couple of months.  Someone's path may cross nearby.  Good luck!
7  Main Forum / General Discussion / Weighing Your Rig on: October 13, 2015, 08:27:43 am
In case anyone is traveling south for the winter and wants to get their rig weighed, the Escapees RV club has a SmartWeigh station at three of its RV parks:  Florida, Texas, and Arizona.  I've used the one in Florida (at the Sumter Oaks RV Park south of Bushnell, just a couple of miles off of I-75) and it was well worth it.  I'll try to post a link here but if the link doesn't work, you can just type in and go to the knowledge page, then click on SmartWeigh under that.

Safe travels, everyone, and enjoy your autumn weather, wherever you are!
8  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Towing lights not working on: October 09, 2015, 07:37:10 am
Can't help you with any technical advice, Janey, but I'm sure if you cast your net wide enough, you will find help on the internet, either here or elsewhere.
Another forum you could check is  It is quite large and very active and full of lots of technical folks.
Good luck and keep us posted!
9  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: OUR 61-DAY ADVENTURE CARAVAN TO ALASKA on: October 07, 2015, 07:08:12 am
Holy cow!  What beautiful pictures and a wonderful trip you had, Cindy & Dale.  Thanks for sharing that.  Your website is beautifully done.  If you would like to share it with a wider audience, shoot Aimee an email and see about getting your site put onto Phoenix's blog page.  They put mine up there and it is all alone.  It would be nice to see more people sharing!
I have no idea about your rear end issue, especially on a Sprinter, but hopefully someone here will pipe up to help you out with that.  Meanwhile, welcome home!
10  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Increase Sleeping Accomodations With This New Option on: October 07, 2015, 06:58:58 am
Interesting revival of an older topic, David.  Thanks (and thanks Ron for the original post).
I personally wouldn't buy one as I love the entertainment center situated so beautifully over the cab area, and when I need spare sleeping space, my dinette works great.
However, I think you and Ron are absolutely right that if Phoenix were to offer a bed-over-cab option, the effort would really pay off in increased sales.
11  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Member map or state listing? on: September 22, 2015, 09:45:21 am
Hello BGM,
Nifty idea.  I suppose the site administrator, Aimee, might be able to talk about the potential for doing something like what you suggest.  Also there is the PC owners club and maybe within their group they already have something like this or would be interested.  I don't think I ever joined that, though, so I'm not sure about their details.  Maybe someone who belongs to it could chime in.  Good luck!
12  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 18, 2015, 06:24:16 pm
Mine is the newer model, so the GVWR is 12,500 (1,000 more than the older models).
The front and rear axle weight ratings (5,000 and 8,500 respectively) add up to 13,500.
I assumed this is to give the owner some flexibility on where they put their weight.
For instance, I am almost maxed on the rear axle (at 8,300) leaving me just 4,200 for the front (not the full 5,000 it is rated for).
Alternatively, should someone carry very heavy on the front and near the weight it is rated for up there, they would not be able to fully load the rear to its full weight rating.
Again, I assumed it was for flexibility.
On the other hand, we all know the definition of assume, so please, smarter people than I, send in those corrections!
13  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Shows?? on: September 15, 2015, 09:36:07 am
Hi Kristi,
In the greater scheme of things, you're not all that far away from the PC factory in Elkhart, Indiana.  Lots of other RV manufacturers in that area, too.  You could tailor-make your own RV show/tour minus the crazy crowds.  Plus, factory tours are fun!  Wink
14  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 15, 2015, 09:31:34 am
15  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Running Heavy This Year On Our 2007 E350, PC Model 2350 on: September 14, 2015, 09:36:37 pm
Welcome back, Ron and Irene--I hope your trip was wonderful!

I also have a non-slide rig, a 2015 model 2351 (one foot longer but same floor plan).
I am only one person, but I probably pack a bit more because I full-time.  I also like to travel with an almost full water tank because, well, just because that's the way I like to do it.  Plus I carry several gallons of drinking water.

I had all four corners weighed last winter.  Here is what I came up with:

Front axle total 3,440 out of a GAWR front of 5,000 lbs (drivers side front 1,690; passenger side front 1,750)
Rear axle total 8,290 out of GAWR rear of 8,500 lbs (drivers side rear 4,050; passenger side rear 4,240)
Total weight 11,730 out of a GVWR of 12,500 lbs

It was really helpful to have all four corners weighed and in the condition I normally travel when fuel and fresh water tanks are full (waste tanks empty), so that if I needed to do any shifting I'd have a good clue on what to tackle.  The driver's side total was 250 pounds lighter than the passenger side, so at least the weight of the 2350 or 2351 slide--if I had one--would be on the helpful side.

Just putting the numbers out there in case anyone else is curious about the weight issue.  Oh, and I travel with 65 psi in my rear tires and closer to 70 in the front (rather than the 75 psi recommended for the front, since it is well under the weight rating up there).  The ride is wonderful.


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