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616  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.
617  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
618  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
619  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
620  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.
621  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
622  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
623  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: RV Covers on: March 04, 2011, 02:48:23 pm
Where we live it is about $200 per month.
624  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.
625  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.

626  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.

627  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Monitor Extension on: March 03, 2011, 08:23:51 am
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.

628  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
629  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
630  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Leveling jacks and weight limits? on: February 28, 2011, 05:11:40 pm
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.

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