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616  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 For Two on: March 31, 2011, 05:28:26 pm
You got it!

Where the extra chair would be in a 2552, we have a little table that opens up for a laptop. When the passenger seat is swiveled around, it is too low to use the table comfortably.

We asked Stuart about another chair and he said there was not enough room. We kind of think otherwise but that is something for next year.

3 motorhomes in 3 years is too many. This is a keeper!
617  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 For Two on: March 31, 2011, 04:03:08 pm
I bought the comforter at Walmart for $25. I cut it in half and then whip stitched each cut side which now faces the walls. I did it by hand because I don't have a sewing machine. It worked out well. The comforter was a twin.

We bought a full foam mattress topper and cut that in half and put on top of the mattress. Then a mattress pad. The beds were more comfortable than our bed at home.

We absolutely love the 2551. As I have said before, if we knew that there was a 2552 option when we placed our order we would have gone with the 2552 for the extra chair.

618  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 For Two on: March 30, 2011, 08:53:26 am
Not surprised You noticed the wine glasses under the table! Gotta have my one glass of Merlot--good for the old ticker>

Anyway, we got the rack on Ebay and the glasses are some sort of lucite. When the table is in the down position, everything fits perfectly and no breakage for the glasses.
619  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 For Two on: March 30, 2011, 08:15:31 am
My thought on the cutting board is that we NEVER used it for a cutting board and rarely used it for additonal counter space.

We did use the flip up counter next to the sink so we had Phoenix make that out of the same Corian as the counter tops. Looks great and now I won't have to worry about the wood getting wet and possibly stained.

We also had the rig built without carpet-just the vinyl flooring. After one year with the 2350, the gray carpet got a couple of stains and looked "dirty" (to me!).

We are really looking forward to our return trip to Nova Scotia/PEI this summer in our new "home on wheels".

620  Main Forum / General Discussion / 2551 For Two on: March 29, 2011, 07:58:07 pm
We took our "2551 For Two" on her maiden voyage last week. We had Phoenix build without the slide. In place of the dinette, we have two captains chairs with a small table. Since it is only the two of us, it makes for very comfy seating. In our previous PC, we found that the bench seating was very uncomfortable so we opted for the more comfortable captains chairs. Works out great.

We also took out the cutting board, which we never used in the 2350, and replaced it with a wire coated utensil tray from Bed Bath and Beyond.

We moved the subwoofer from under the bed storage area. We built a cabinet at the head of the bed
for the subwoofer with a place for night time tray. We needed the storage for our satellite antenna.
621  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Our new Cruiser on: March 18, 2011, 12:55:27 pm
Congrats on your new 2551. We had ours delivered last month. Next week we are FINALLY going to spend a couple of nights at the COE Park just outside of Ft. Myers.

I can't agree with you more about the folks at Phoenix USA!!! They are the best. They do what they say they are going to do. We have been totally impressed with their customer service.


Judi and George
622  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: More questions on the 2551/2552 on: March 13, 2011, 12:20:15 pm
We've found there is more interior storage. Exterior storage is different than the 2350. The rear storage is the same. We have added shelving back there-it's where we keep propane cylinders, beach umbrella, outside carpet and general cleaning supplies for the exterior.

We've lost depth in the side storage. We would keep our recliners there in the 2350; can't do it in the 2551. We redid the storage under the diver's side bed to accomodate the zero gravity recliners and our satellite dome for our Winegard Carryout.

There is another storage area, outside, under the kitchen area. We haven't addressed that yet.

Judi and George
623  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: More questions on the 2551/2552 on: March 13, 2011, 10:55:57 am
Barry and Sue,
We traded in our 2350 for a 2551. We had it delivered to Florida last month. So far, so good although we have yet to spend any nights cause all the Florida State Parks are full. Our first outing will be 3/23 and 3/24 at the W.P Franklin Corps of Engineers park on the Caloosahatchie River just ouside of Ft. Myers.

The beds are narrower than standard twins. Our mattress measure 32" wide. Standard twin sheets are too big but we bought sheet grippers so hope they will work to snugup the fitted sheet. You can order custom but they are expensive.

Skip Eppers RV in Punta Gorda has a 2551 on his lot. It's about 1/2 hour from where you are.
Judi and George
624  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Nova Scotia on: March 07, 2011, 06:28:34 am
Be careful about using a ferry in Canada.  I read on another forum that they charge rv's by the foot, and the price was recently increased significantly.
On the Ferry from New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia, they charge by the foot and then add a per person fee and I believe, a fuel surcharge. Their website is

On the ferry from Nova Scotia to PEI, the fare is collected when you leave. We take the ferry over and the Confederation Bridge back. The bridge is $42 which is less than the ferry.

Both ferries transport semi's so you won't have any problem with size.

There used to be a ferry from Maine to Nova Scotia but last year it was discontinued.
625  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Nova Scotia on: March 06, 2011, 02:08:46 pm
Dick and Trish,
Last year we went from Florida to Nova Scotia and then on to Prince Edward Island (when you go onto Phoenix website-Adventure Anywhere-you will see our photo in front of the Wood Islands Lighthouse in PEI). We left in June and did the Blue Ridge Parkway/Shenandoah NP and then on up. We spent 3 monthes on the road.

We are going again this year to finish Nova Scotia and then to PEI again. We are leaving FL on June 19 and heading to Sebastian Inlet SP, Ft. Clinch SP, the Outer banks and onward. We plan to be gone 3 monthes again.

We have not taken the Ferry from New Brunswick to Digby NS beacuse of the cost. We drive through Maine to New Brunswick and then to Nova Scotia. We will then take the Ferry from Nova Scotia to PEI. Did that last year with no problems. The ferry from NS to PEI is free. You pay when you get off the island.

We had a wonderful trip. Beautiful country. Stayed at some super campgrounds and some not so super. If you would like more info, sent a PM.

If y
626  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Monitor Extension on: March 06, 2011, 09:56:26 am
This is what we mean about the EXCELLENT customer service from the folks at the factory!!! We ordered the extension on Friday thanks to Amanda and Stuart.

Judi and Geroge
627  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Covers on: March 04, 2011, 02:48:23 pm
Where we live it is about $200 per month.
628  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.
629  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.

630  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.

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