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121  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: The 3rd Affair on: March 20, 2012, 10:26:25 am
Both great!!!
Jack
122  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: The 4th Affair on: March 20, 2012, 10:24:01 am
One of your better ones, Billy!!!  Keep 'em coming!
Jack
123  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 20, 2012, 10:11:14 am
Sherman --- Welcome to the "RV Purchase club", and difficulties associated with same!!!  As I've said, I've had 3 --2 in the last 2 years, and hopefully this is it!!!

The barrel chair in the my 2350 (2006) was bolted down with a seat belt.  The new "euro chairs" options (which are great) are on a ring which is secured to the floor with a clamp, and immovable when underway.  The idea of a table with the chair is a good one -- and not to confuse you further, that's why we went to the 2400 - 2 euro chairs, with a "cocktail" or work table between - is great for happy hour!

I too, researched the bed situation in other RVs, and, while somewhat appealing, the fit & finish in them turned me off. (Sounding like a broken record!)  With all 3 RVs the bed has been an issue - I mentioned the corner bed pproblems in the 2350, and with your size, I would be surprised if you and DW would be comfortable - like Bob (rmmpe).  With the twin beds, I kept hitting the wall/window, and Linda found the shorter bed a little short, and on a "boys" camping trip a friend (6'5", pushing 300 or so) fell out of the twin!  Now, PC has come up with a new style of beds for the Fords, (you can see in the brochure, or Ron's photos) but can't be installed in the Sprinter.  So, we got the air mattress --- what an experience!!!  There have been many threads on these things, but the short story is they are just uncomfortable. (I'm being kind!!)  so now we're going back to the older style, electric sofa bed, and using memory foam to get as much comfort as we can.  You're right, each style/size RV has some drawback -- however, I'm hoping this new arrangement is better than a tent! (As far as I'm concerned, the tent is more comfortable than the airmattress!)

Anyway, good luck in finding what you want -- as you know, I'm pretty damn close!!!

Best,
Jack 
124  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 19, 2012, 03:22:06 pm
Here I go again --- I agree with Judi on the comfort of seats in the sprinter, although the later model year fords are pretty good too.  And, sherman, I would likewise love to see a perminent double or queen in the 23-24 ft range, but not to be had -- the beds in all 3 of the units we've had have been a problem, but the good folks at Phoenix are working with me for a fix.  I think Ron is right about the dinette/sofa in the 2350s -- the sofa offers a second bed if the corner gets to crowded. (We had the problem of me crawling over the DW in the middle of the night, and I tend to thrash around, so the corner became a sore spot) Just us, I'm sure -- others seem to get along fine with it!!!
Jack
125  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 18, 2012, 12:22:48 pm
Sherman -- admittedly, I'm prejudiced, but when I looked at CH, they offered no changes from their standard & options -- I specifically requested the Sani Con & was told "no" --- and, as you say, the price & trade value was rediculous (sp).  As I've said before, the PC offered the amenities & fit & finish that I didn't find elsewhere in the 23-24 ft. range.  And, as others have said, the folks at the factory go out of their way to please.
Jack
126  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 17, 2012, 09:39:53 am
Hi Sherman...

No, I haven't weighed my rig --- I had the jacks on a previous PC, and knew I wanted them on this one - just another option I wanted and didn't worry about the weight.

I've only had the Sprinter for a few months, and the milage was calculated on a trip to friends in GA.  Over the course of the trip, weather conditions were very different - rain & wind, etc., -- one tank with heavy wind against us and 70 mph, yeilded 14 mpg, and one (where I don't think I filled the tank completely) resulted in 19 something.  The others were pretty consistantly in the 16-17+ range.

If you want to email me, I can give you more info - jackd@novatec.com

Best,
Jack
127  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: March 16, 2012, 10:42:38 am
Hi Sherman -- time for my 2 cents:
 
I LOVE my Sprinter - 17.6 mpg @ 55-60 mph, 16.4 @ 65-70 -- and great ride.  It is our 3rd PC, - we looked at the specs of every 23-24 ft. RV in N America, and found none with the features, fit & finish, & ammenities of the Phoenix.  On the antenna, have the digital std. with no problems -- at the house I get 40 channels, and have always had reception at campgrounds.  Also have jacks, and like them -- not only for stabilizing, but leveling as well - I wonder how effective scissors jacks would be for that...in short, we are very happy, and think you will be as well with the sprinter.
Good luck, and welcome to the "group"
Jack
128  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: February 18, 2012, 05:17:31 pm
THANK YOU, Paul (and Marilyn!) -- for the info -- I read a similar story on the weather on the RV.net - last year they said summer didn't arrive until August 18!!!!  We plan to leave MD July 10 or so and want to be back the middle of August....Good thing we have a heater!!!  I'd like to spend a little time in NS (Cape Britain), and also see PEI, but I think that will be another trip.  We're not traveling from Texas of course, but we'll need some travel time up & back and want to see the island.  The friends we are traveling with have been to both places, so we will discuss next week when we get together to plan the trip.
Again, thanks for the info -- we're looking forward to it, and I'll let you know how it goes!  Grin  I'll also pass on your weather info next week!!!! Cry

Jack
129  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: February 07, 2012, 10:20:40 am
Judi - Thanks for the info on the RV.net forum - I'll check it out.  Also, I'll let you know about our trip when we return -
Jack 
130  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: February 03, 2012, 03:34:24 pm
Thanks Judi --- you're right --- I priced the ferry with the shorter trip to Port aux Basques --- Do you know of any advantage in going into Argentia?  I know you are familiar with the area...we will have a few weeks in Nflnd so don't mind the drive at this point, and will be at campgrounds around the Provence.  I want to spend a little time on cape Britain as well -- we'll see how the time goes.  It's a shame to have to commit to a schedule....

Jerry, your trip is supposed to be fantastic!  I've heard of it, and it is the dream trip of many Canadians -- I think the hotels are owned by the Cdn railroad -- I stayed in one in Halifax (I think) on business ( Smile ) many years ago, and very nice.  Have fun!!!!

Jack
131  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: February 02, 2012, 02:35:51 pm
I might just do that, Bob!!!

However, the ferry thing is looking better than I expected -- unless I'm missing something, and using the website Jerry included, the rate for Linda, Me & the RV should be around $270 (Cn) each way. I'm sure the gas, etc. will be much more --- anyway, I'll be able to tell more after the trip...

Thanks, all, for your help/info
Jack
132  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: February 01, 2012, 11:03:06 am
Yes Jerry, I read that some of the ferries through the Maritime have been discontinued --- certainly doesn't say much for tourism -- however, it's the same all over the world - and if fuel prices keep going up it may even get worse.  We will be getting together with our friends in a couple of weeks to plan the trip -- may end up watching a travel video with a glass of wine in the driveway!!!  Smile
133  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Newfoundland on: January 31, 2012, 11:10:57 am
Thanks folks, for the responses ---

Judi - I did read your previous on the Maritime, and I'm not sure what we'll get into -- I've been to NS many years ago on business, and really enjoyed, but Linda hasn't, so may try to work it in.  I've not been thrilled with NB (long story), but the couple we're going with has been to NB,NS, & PEI, and now wants to see NFLN.  Since we will only take 4 weeks, I have to do some serious planning to get it all in!!!

I have been to "Google" & have several travel books, but wanted to see if any of our group have made the trip.   That said, I didn't realize the ferry was that expensive --- I do have a phone number to verify the price, so will try that.  I don't think my friend realized it either!!!  Oh well, you can't take it with you!!!

Thanks again for the help,
Jack
134  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Newfoundland on: January 30, 2012, 11:02:04 am
Does anyone have any information on Newfoundland?  We're planning a trip there, along with PEI this summer.

Thanks,
Jack
135  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Ford Transit Van on: January 27, 2012, 02:36:49 pm
Service seemed to be a problem as well --- the VW dealers won't touch them because it is an RV, and vice-versa.
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