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526  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Covers on: March 04, 2011, 02:10:10 pm
We had the same dilemma. We live in Florida and keep the PC at a storage facility. We didn't want the full body paint to get damaged by the sun so we went out and bought a cover.

After talking to folks about covering the motorhome, we decided that it would be better not to cover.

We were told that if the cover is not tied correctly, the fabric could scratch the finish in a heavy wind. So, the cover is in our garage--never taken out of the box! Tried to sell it at a good price but no takers.
527  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof cracks on: March 04, 2011, 12:01:59 pm
Call the factory and ask for Kermit. Amanda or Karen will answer the phone and Kermit will call you back if he's not there. They are really good about that. I wouldn't do anything without talking to them.

Call--don't email!!! Kermit is a little slow with email.

Amanda can go on the forum and show him the photos.

George
528  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof cracks on: March 04, 2011, 06:24:38 am
I would check with Kermit at the factory. It looks like caulking may have settled and is not a crack as such but water could get in.

George
529  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Monitor Extension on: March 03, 2011, 08:23:51 am
Tom,
I guess I didn't explain myself fully--

This 2551 is listed, as the first listing, in the already sold units. It's a white 2551 with brown decal. On picture #18 or 19 down, there is a extension to the backup Sony monitor.

I hit my head on the monitor. I would like re- position the monitor.

Any help would be appreciated.

George
530  Main Forum / General Discussion / Monitor Extension on: March 02, 2011, 07:35:10 pm
In the listing of sold units, there is a 2551 with an extension to the sony monitor. Does anyone Know where to buy one or who makes it? This looks like it would work really well. George
531  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: March 01, 2011, 05:58:11 am
Welcome to the Forum!

We retired and bought our first motorhome. Having lived on a sailboat for a while, we thought we could adjust to small spaces and bought a Class B with the Mercedes diesel=got 22 MPG. Too small for 3 monthes of travel.

Found Phoenix Cruisers online and that was as they say "the end of the story"! Bought a 2010 PC 2350 on the Sprinter chassis. Last summer 17MPG with the 2350. Three monthes and about 8000 mi. later decided that the 2350 had some issues that could not resolved, for us! Mainly, the corner bed that the person against the wall had to climb over to get to the head in the middle of the night.

We bit the bullet and traded in the 2350 and now have a 2011 2551. Twin beds are great! The downside is the mpg. we will get with the Ford.

Hindsight is 20/20. Should have bought the 2551 to begin with.

If you buy a Phoenix Cruiser, you will love it! And the customer service from the factory is superb.

Judi and George
532  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling jacks and weight limits? on: February 28, 2011, 05:11:40 pm
JDW
We used the local Pilot truck stop to weigh our 2551. They have a drive through scale. You park on the scale so the front wheels are on the forward scale,the rear wheels on the second. You push the talk button. They ask you for a name or number. You pull off the scale and go in to pay and pick-up the weight slip.
You don't have to get out of the coach unless you only want the weight of the coach.

George  
533  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Mods to our '04 2350 - Bathroom on: February 23, 2011, 12:39:32 pm
We found a really nice looking paper towel holder at Bed Bath and Beyond that we mounted under the wall mounted cabinet in our 2350. It is satin nickel and coordinates with the hardware in the bath. It was $12.99.

We just bought another, yesterday, and mounted it under the cabinet in our 2551. It is a very handy location to wipe up the sink after shaving etc.
534  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on 2350 versus 2551 model. on: February 17, 2011, 02:18:06 pm
If, when we ordered the 2551 on Dec.1, someone had told us about the 2552, we most likely would have given great consideration to that.

We also requested no carpet. We find that it can get dirty looking quickly. I have found throw rugs that work well and can be replaced when they get grungy.

I guess it's just a matter of what you like
535  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on 2350 versus 2551 model. on: February 17, 2011, 06:53:32 am
Last year we bought a new 2350 on the Sprinter chassis, thinking that it would be acceptable for 3/4 month trips. No slide. After 7000 miles last summer, we realized that we needed twin beds. It was too difficult to crawl over my husband in the middle of the night. We just retired last year and are not getting any younger! We found the dinette to be uncomfortable while watching tv but we did not want the slide.

So, after much deliberation and looking around at other coaches, we decided to trade the Sprinter 2350 (we loved the diesel) for a 2551 no slide. Instead of the dinette, we had the factory install 2 captains chairs and a table where the dinette would be. The chairs are so comfortable but the table is a little small. We will remedy that soon. We have a neighbor who owned a company that manufactured custom yachts so he has some ideas how to resolve that issue. Got the table/chairs idea from the Born Free website.

For us, hindsight being 20/20, we should have gone straight to the 2551. But we didn't---we are there now!
536  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: February 16, 2011, 05:25:14 am
Welcome to the Forum. I know you will love your Phoenix Cruiser.

We just traded in our 2350 and took delivery of our 2551 on Monday. Two new PC's in two years! Guess that goes to show how satisfied we are.

We are in Punta Gorda, FL. If you are nearby, shoot us a Private Message, we'd love to meet you and talk Phoenix.

Judi and George
537  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tomorrow is delivery day on: February 15, 2011, 07:15:52 pm
I believe that we did inquire about the twin beds on a Sprinter chassis but we were told it was a no go due to the weight of the unit. I do know that Coach House has twins on the Sprinter but it is a shorter unit and the base price is somewhere in the high hundreds===too much. Actually, way too much!

So, the 2551 was the way to go. Spent the day showing off the unit to the neighbors and washing the baby. Tomorrow it gets a new windshield, since the windshield got cracked on the way from Elkhart to Florida.

We will get it aligned and then go from there with the ride.
538  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tomorrow is delivery day on: February 14, 2011, 05:00:17 pm
Judi & George,

You will have to share your experience with the Ford chassis compared to the Sprinter chassis you gave up.  I assume the challenges with the rear corner double bed was the main reason for the switch to main isle twin beds.  Would you have gotton a Sprinter chassis if it was available for the 2551?
You bet!! Couple of pluses for the Sprinter: The cab was more comfortable--more room for the passsenger (And that is me).

Yeah, the corner bed was very difficult when one has to get up in the middle of the night-that was the main reason.

We brought it home today. George says that the ride in the Sprinter is much nicer than the Ford. As in previous posts, we have to look first at getting an alignment and then go from there.

We loved the design of the Sprinter. The snub nose of the Ford is not as visually appealing as the Sprinter. Loved the mileage-17 MPG last summer on our big trip.

We will get used to the Ford. Twin beds is a good thing.

Judi
539  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: February 13, 2011, 07:02:25 pm
Billy
Check the battery switch . This is the switch as you come in the door. You have to turn it on for battery power. Are you able to turn on the over head light? You shouldn't need the invertor to run the pump or fridge.
George
540  Main Forum / General Discussion / Tomorrow is delivery day on: February 13, 2011, 06:51:06 pm
We are like new parents waiting for the kid to pop out! Tomorrow we meet Kraig Fisher at the Clearwater/St. Pete Airport (no it isn't flying in) to take delivery of our 2011 PC2551.

This will be our 2nd new PC in two years. We traded in our 2350 Sprinter and it was sold in about 12 days.

Let's hope that it arrives early so we can get it back to Punta Gorda.

Judi and George Balloons
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