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616  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.
617  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
618  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!
619  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
620  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.
621  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.

622  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: February 13, 2011, 07:02:25 pm
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.
623  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
624  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Owners Opinions on: February 07, 2011, 06:59:07 pm
1000 lbs of wine would be good as long as it's a good merlot!
625  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: February 07, 2011, 05:41:04 am
That is great! I know you are going to love your PC! Better a little late than never.

Our new 2551 is supposed to be here in Florida either the 17th or 18th. Hope it's on time. We are getting antsy. We ordered it on Dec. 1.

Don't forget to change your profile on the forum.

Who delivered your rig?

626  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Owners Opinions on: February 05, 2011, 01:04:49 pm
Forgot to add that we are having the flip up shelf made of the Corian instead of the wood.
627  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Owners Opinions on: February 05, 2011, 01:01:40 pm
We are waiting, patiently (?) for our 2011 2551 to arrive. Scheduled to be in Florida Feb. 17 or 18.

We ordered with insulated glass windows. We had them in the 2350 Sprinter and they eliminated road noise and helped with the noise from loud campers in the evening.

When we ordered the 2350 last year, we ordered the Coach with no carpeting and we had sent to Phoenix,  an Armstrong vinyl that looks like wood. It was called Echo Lake Natural. We had it drop shipped from Home Depot to Phoenix. It is really good looking. Unfortunately, they also put down carpet! Since we picked up the Coach in Atlanta, we reluctantly accepted the carpeting.

On the 2551, again we chose to have no carpet. We find that the carpet gets spilled on and looks bad. Unfortunately, to keep costs in control, we are going with the flooring that is standard. I really dislike the look of it but I intend to cover it with runners.

There is a 2910 at the "Factory Store" here in Punta Gorda. We really like the layout of the unit. It should be more than acceptable for 2 adults and 2 dogs.

628  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ford Engine RPM Redline on: February 03, 2011, 10:58:31 am
I looked on our Vehicle Information sheet for an RPM limiter but nothing listed. There is a listing for an Electronic Speed Limitation device. I don't know if it is one in the same. Our new 2551 was ordered without the Electronic Speed Limitation device.
629  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Remote Entry Locks Using Key Fobs - Buy Them & Program Them Yourself on: February 02, 2011, 07:42:19 pm
You might check with your local Ford dealer. He can run a vehicle information report with the VIN #.
We are waiting for our new 2551. I took the VIN # to our local Ford dealer. The report lists all of the features that the chassis has been ordered with. On our printout, it states that it was ordered with power door locking, less side door security lockset  and less door entry remote control unit.   Without the remote control unit, remote locks are not avalabile from Ford. Hopefully yours will have the remote control unit.
I think it all depends on how the chassis  is ordered.
630  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear vs. side storage areas (2350 model) on: January 31, 2011, 02:28:46 pm
I used the drawer to store 2 water hoses, 2 power cables, extra extension cords and 4, 2x10x18" leveling blocks.
The drawer did leak. I added some gasket material to the left side to stop the leak.
 I also changed the U hooks in the back, they just unscrew. I built 2 shelves to hold fuel canisters for the grill, torch fuel and cleaning sundries. This left room for a beach umbrella, 5x9' rug, extension handles, wash mits and ax. I stored 2 zero gravity chairs, a director's chair, a 2' step ladder, gas grill and a box for distilled water in the storage above the drawer. We got a lot of stuff in a small space. I would attach a picture if I could figure out how to do it!

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