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46  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Questions for new 2350 on: October 01, 2010, 03:57:48 pm
Personally I would choose the swivel passenger seat because it adds extra comfortable seating to the coach when camped.  It is also less important for the passenger to be able to adjust their seat setting while in motion as there are no pedals or steering wheel to take into consideration. 

It would also seem logical to cover the vent over the living area as opposed to the shower as it would do no damage for it to rain in the shower. 

If you've read my last post you know I think you are very smart to go without the slide-out!  What are you going to do about thermapane windows?  That's one I'm still wrestling with as many people report that the seals break with all the motion of the RV and then the windows get condensation between the panes of glass.  While I'd enjoy the extra insulation and quiet I'm not sure it would be worth it. 

Good luck with your new toy! 

Glenn

47  Main Forum / General Discussion / Is a slide-out practical? on: September 29, 2010, 03:16:12 pm
Since my posted message of August 9, 2010 on "Buying New" prompted a lot of discussion on slide-outs I thought it would be interesting to see how many advantages vs. disadvantages we can list for a slide-out.  I've given it a lot of thought and know from the sales of units with slide-outs that I am in the minority, but I am definitely not sold on slide-outs.  Here are the advantages and disadvantages I can see for a slide-out to get things started.  I challenge owners of rigs with slide-outs to find more advantages for them than disadvantages. 

Advantages of a slide-out:

- Added floor space

Disadvantages of a slide-out:

- Added weight to the chassis
- Reduced cargo carrying capacity
- Smaller storage compartments associated with the slide-out
- Smaller couch/dinette in slide-out space
- Weakened structural integrity of coach wall
- Reduced R-factor for insulation
- Introduction of moisture, dirt, and insects when slid inside the rig
- Potential for water leaks
- Maintenance of mechanism and gaskets
- Expense of option

Let's all play nice now...  Smile
Glenn

48  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Buying new on: August 10, 2010, 03:06:51 pm
It appears my topic has been hijacked by whether or not a slide-out is practical.  If anyone still has a comment on my original post regarding how they chose their PC model whether by examining a motor home at the factory or by relying on the brochure and this forum I'd welcome it. 

Thanks, Glenn
49  Main Forum / General Discussion / Buying new on: August 09, 2010, 02:03:24 pm
When those of you who bought new PCs were shopping for your motor home did the factory have models available for you to see or did you base your purchase strictly on information in the brochure and this forum?  I've bee watching for a 2100 non-slide model in inventory for months now and it has never appeared.  I'm wondering if the economy has forced PC to only build rigs as they are ordered as opposed to having them on hand for immediate sale?  Another approach would be to build them to a point where options would still be available to new buyers though I guess that would be limited as cabinetry and fabric color might have to be decided too far in advance. 

I've even searched the website for pics of sold 2100 non-slide units without success.  I am finding some used PCs on the market in the model I like and may have to do some traveling to check those out I guess.



50  Main Forum / General Discussion / Changes for 2011 on: June 22, 2010, 04:09:49 am
Now that 2011 models are under construction are there any changes from last year's models?  What's new with the new Ford chassis?  Has anyone seen any pictures of the new Phoenix Cruisers yet? 
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