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1021  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Need advice on 2350 versus 2551 model. on: February 17, 2011, 08:52:43 am
                                                                          Welcome
Welcome Laudy,

   Boy did you hit all the main questions in your first post. I think you will not find a direct answer for all your questions here; you will have to search your soul and life style for some of them. I will try to give my take on some of them as will a bunch of the others on here. Everyone is very helpful and friendly on this forum.
   You said that you want either the 2350 or the 2551. I would also suggest you look at the new 2552, which is only one foot longer than the 2551, but has the third chair up front. Like Ron said get the third captains chair. I just replaced my barrel chair with the captains chair because it is much more comfortable.  Having this third chair for watching TV is one of the main reasons we went with the 2350 over the 2551, plus we wanted the shorter motorhome.  More on this later.  Since we got our 2350, they have come out with the 2552 because so many people were asking for this third chair. I think we might have gone with the 2552 if they had it back then.
           We have owned a 26, 34, 28, 21, 35 and now a 23 motorhomes. Each one has its good and bad points depending on what we wanted at the time. About four years ago a good friend of ours took a two month tour of Alaska in their 34 class A motorhome towing a Jeep. It was the right size for them except for some of the mountain roads.  They told me that one couple on the tour had a 42 bus back home but had a pickup with a 11 slide-in camper for this trip. Size does matter, I guess. Right now we like the shorter motorhome because we like taking the back roads and stopping  a places that dont have larger parking areas, stopping for lunch at places where I have to back into a parking space and let my rear hang over the grass. If I was a foot longer, I dont think I could do this. On the other hand, when we had the 26 and the 28 I would pull into a double parking space and take both of them. The difference between 26 and 27 foot would not matter to me. Now a days most tourist places have parking for the larger rigs.
Twin beds or a full bed with a sofa that has an air bed are very similar in sleeping arrangements to us. One sleeps on the bed while the other sleeps on the air bed or one in each of the twin beds. If you prefer to sleep together, than the full bed is your answer.  If you dont want to make up a bed each night, then the twin beds are your answer. If you want the full bed and air bed, then the sofa is your answer over the couch vs. the dinette. Then you get to setup the table or snack trays to eat off of, or your lap like at a dinner party. On and on it goes. Some of the folks on here have said that the dinette is not very comfortable to sit on and watch TV. I dont know as we have the sofa in the slide out. I will tell you that you can only see the TV from one side of the dinette and the middle and left side of the sofa.
           Slide out or not? We would not have a motorhome without a slide out again. The extra floor space makes a real be difference to us. We have never had any problems with a slide out. The extra 400 lbs the slide out weights can make a difference in how much stuff you can carry. We up graded our 2350 to the Ford E450 over the E350 or the sprinter, both of which I felt the CCC (cargo carrying capacity) was on the low side for me. We are large people and have two large dogs for a total of about 600 lbs (dont ask for a break down) plus the water, LPG, gas, clothes and food stuff. I wanted the extra 1,000 lbs of CCC. There are some on here that dont feel the need for the extra floor space and therefore dont want the slide out. After I retired, I went back to work for four years selling RVs. I can tell you that most of the people I sold to wanted as many slide outs as they could get. You might want to think about this when it comes time to sell your motorhome.
        I hope I have not confused you too much. Keep reading this web site and all the other ones you can find. I think the information you gain here will be some of the best you can get. Hope to have you as a member of our merry little band someday. Phoenix makes a very good little motorhome.
1022  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: what we traded in on: February 15, 2011, 11:21:13 am
Billy, that is a nice motorhome that someone will grab and really love it. It just has to find someone looking for a larger motorhome. I traded in a 35 foot class A on the Workhorse and it sold in a few days. The new owner called me and he loves it. I had put HD front and rear anti-sway bars and a front track bar. He said it drove like a diesel motorhome. I love this new PC just as much as I loved the old one, but our habits changed and the smaller one works better now.
1023  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: help on: February 14, 2011, 07:55:53 am
Billy, mine glows red when on (house batteries connected) and turns dark when off (disconnected). Be aware that turning it off turns off all 12 volt including the LP detector, furnace fan, lights, fantastic fan and frig. The Ford dash radio works off the engine battery. If I store my rig for more than a few days,  I turn it off to keep the batteries from running down powering the LP detector, otherwise I leave it on.
1024  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Owners Opinions on: February 07, 2011, 04:55:12 pm
Simple song, I hope when you figured the weight of the water you only added the weight of the fresh water OR the weight of the gray and black. Remember you are transferring water from the fresh to the holding tanks and would almost never have all three full at one time.
Water weights 8.3 lbs per gallon. LPG 4.2 lbs per gallon. Ron, 41 gallons weights 340 lbs, not 400. So you can add another 60 lbs to your CCC. CCC = cargo carrying capacity.
1025  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: February 07, 2011, 07:55:44 am
                     Welcome
Welcome to our merry little band.

Let the questions begin.  Grin  rolling on the floor  Woot! Yahoo!

We are very happy to see you finally got what you and your DW wanted.
1026  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Owners Opinions on: February 05, 2011, 05:51:37 pm
We had our PC made with the ladder but no roof rack. I did not want the rear window either. You can see the rear of our PC on Adventures Anywhere page. Told them to keep the coffee maker and not to mount the fire extinguisher, I mounted it later behind the barrel chair. Since the sub woofer is under the bed I asked and got a switch to turn it off. Never use the switch as when one of us wants to watch TV while the other is sleeping, we just use the TV sound instead of the surround sound. I wish I had gotten a better water pump and more electric outlets. I just put an extension cord on the kitchen wall. I also just replaced the barrel chair with another captains chair, much better for watching TV.
1027  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear vs. side storage areas (2350 model) on: January 31, 2011, 07:18:00 pm
Look under your rating, you will see a "mark as Helpfull" button that others can hit if they think what you wrote was helpfull. Or they can "disagree" with you.

I replaced my ladder pins with longer pins that do not require the bottom clip. I just slide them in and out to move the ladder. Quick and easy.
1028  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: January 26, 2011, 10:19:49 am
I agree with Ron that the rear view camera is a must have item.

Mine does not have the ability for the person out back to talk to the driver. They told me the new Sony cameras do not have a mic. Like Ron I would prefer the monitor to be in the dash instead of over the windshield. It is just plain in the way to many times, like when working the curtains. I keep banging my head on it.   Sometimes you can not teach an old dog new tricks.

You might want to consider keeping the Tom Tom just for the radio and the backup monitor, even if you don't use the GPS or use a different GPS.
1029  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: January 25, 2011, 06:43:07 pm
 Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate Celebrate

Welcome aboard. Yes, keep us informed as things progress.
1030  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: now thats a heck of a mess on: January 24, 2011, 05:11:40 pm
Billy, If you need to buy an "extra cushion" for the dinnette or want to design a different type of seating, talk to Staurt about what you want.  Phoenix is very good about customizing a new rig while it is being built. I had about twenty things changed on mine, some small like not mounting the coffee pot or fire ext., some not so small, like no rear window or roof rack. I even had them use the E450 instead of the E350, for an additional cost. Phoenix's carpender is very good at making adjustments and Carol can get you just about anything like that "extra cushion". Then it would already be ready when you get the new motorhome.
1031  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: now thats a heck of a mess on: January 24, 2011, 03:01:59 pm
So Billy, what about all your questions, did they get answered?  Now would be a good time to go back through them and review them if you haven't already. Why are you down sizing and just what are you willing to give up if anything to do it? We went from a 35" Winnebago class A down to the PC 2350 and are amazed at how much it holds. We gave up the dinette and use TV snack trays to eat off of. For formal dinning we set up the PC table in front of the sofa. The smaller size means we can go just about anywhere we want and be able to park it like a crew cab pickup. We really like to smaller size but we also understand that it might be to small for some folks. That is why they make so many different sizes.
1032  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 21, 2011, 04:02:37 pm
Ron, If you want to tape them up, you might want to look into the "Command bathroom tape" by 3M. It is the same tape as used on the Command hooks only for bathroom humitiy.  I used it in the shower to hold two soap dishes on the wall with the shower. Now problem so far and they can be removed cleanly if I ever need to.
1033  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 19, 2011, 06:52:44 pm
Look under "2552 Mods/Improvements, #2 & #3" for the pictures.
1034  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: January 17, 2011, 06:58:59 pm
Taking out the couch is like removing one of the bedrooms in your house. Both reduce the number of beds, places to sleep. Both would hurt your resale value. If you are trading it in at an RV dealer, the dealer will just look in his book (NADA, blue or black) and get the tradein value. He would most likely not ask about the couch vs to chairs. Phoenix would know the difference and it might, I say might make a difference to them at tradein time. This is how a dealer can quote you a dollar amount for you trade without seeing it. At least this is what the dealer I worked at and the ones on know of used to do. I worked at an RV dealer for the last four years of my working life before really retiring five years ago.

I notice that you have a 2008 PC, which I think has the old jack knife sofa. Have you tried sitting on the newer sofa with the air bed. Ours is very confortable. I am changing out our barrel chair because it is not very confortable for sitting on for more than a few minutes. I would not change out the sofa for the barrel chairs, but I would think about changing the sofas if yours is that unconfortable. This is just my opinion.
1035  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 16, 2011, 10:31:27 am
"DSC01009-Electric cord w/strip so no wires dangling over counter and plugged into outlet below sink."

Yesterday I went to Home Depot a bought an electric strip with a 8 foot cord by Belkin. It came with the cord coming out the top with an on/off switch also on the top. No lights on the strip, which we think is a good thing as we don't need anymore night lights. I mounted it in the same location as Bob did except I decieded to run the cord up through a hole behind the microwave and plug it into the microwaves plug box. In the end it worked out but drilling the hold large enough for the new swival plug as a bear. I did not have a hole bit, just a 1 3/8" drill bit. Then I pulled the microwave out and plugged into the box. I am sure that Bob's way would have been much easier. Anyway the project is done and my DW is very happy with it.

Thank you Bob for the idear.  ThankYou
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