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1576  Main Forum / General Discussion / Phoenix Discontinued The 2950 on: November 28, 2011, 12:23:20 pm
I thought that was a nice floorplan offering a rear bedroom without a slideout.  As many of you know twin beds would not work for us, so I would have worked out a modification to get a higher sitting rear wall double or queen bed turned sideways, with lots of drawers and/or cabinets underneath it.  But I would go a second step and extend it to the length of the 3100 for a bigger rear bedroom for the extra floor space to work those under-bed drawers better.

Too bad my garage is only 25'-0" deep.
1577  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 24, 2011, 02:01:57 pm
Welcome to the family.  We too own a 2007 PC-2350, but we do not have the slideout option.  If you have any questions on your rig, just ask.

Happy Thanksgiving!
1578  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Favorite model ( if money was not an object) on: November 24, 2011, 12:05:19 pm
You second and third time purchasers are so hillarious.  I just love reading these stories.  I won't be telling such a story of my own......I know....never say never.  But our 2007 2350 is really best for us with our garage size and our finances.  If there had to be any kind of change for us, we'd be cashing out our toys due to hardship.  But God has been providing well for oh so many years, so no thoughts on that one.

Congratulations on your new 2552.
1579  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Introduce Yourself! on: November 22, 2011, 04:30:09 pm
I concur with Tom.
1580  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 22, 2011, 12:53:25 pm

You make a good point.  I always assume worst case scenerio......people parking their rig in an open field in North Dakota in October, and return in April.

I don't understand why, but with my main house power shut off using the kill switch at the door, the house batteries still experience a small power drain.  I have to place them on a charger every couple months for 3 days on a 4 amp setting, or they go dead in 4 months time.  I think this is common to many motor home owners of various brands.

My chassis battery seems more tollerant.
1581  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: battery storage/ maint on: November 21, 2011, 09:06:25 am

I advise to bring the batteries inside if storing the motor home outside off-site in extreme cold temps where people are easily tempted to leave their rig unattended through the winter season.  Batteries left in the RV hooked up and ready to go, there is a small continuous power drain, both on the chassis battery as well as the house batteries.  Once completely drained, they are suseptible to freezing.  If they freeze, they are permanently damaged.

If the owners are certian all batteries are fully charged at the time they park their rig off-site for many winter months, they could simply unhook the ground connections.  That eliminates the small continuous power drain, giving them a much better chance of surviving the winter.  But no guarrentee.  So I blanketly state, it's best to bring the batteries inside.

If the owners live in a less severe climate where winters will see freezing temps, but never get below the 20 degree zone, they could get by with unhooking the grounds and leave the fully charged batteries in with the rig.  The climate where they live is the main variation, but a blanket question yields a blanket answer.  Many people get lost when I get into such detail, so I try to keep it simple.

I live in the Chicago area and volunteer in a ministry HERE where cars are donated.  We have a lot in back, sometimes having hundreds of cars parked.  Many batteries were checked to be fine, later to be dead if still hooked up and unattended over the winter.
1582  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 19, 2011, 08:38:23 am
Hey sajohnson,

That 2000 PC is back on ebay.  Apparently the winng bidder backed out of the deal.  The seller has it up on auction again this time with a buy-it-now for $12,000.  I would go check it out in person and if I liked it, I would offer $11,000 on the side, without ebay involvement.  He could then end the sale on ebay and sell it outright to you without ebay fees.

That rig is in your general area, right?

Click Here To See It On Ebay
1583  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Trade-in time on: November 18, 2011, 01:46:37 pm
What's going on there?  That looks very suspicious.  It has 3 huge solar panels and also has overhead pole/shore power.  And that plywood roof extention must be a look-out tower.  Must be a top secret military opperation.   Smile
1584  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 17, 2011, 03:15:21 pm
I'll have to try your suggestion.

Thanks Sue!
1585  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Tailoring sheets for 2551/2552 on: November 17, 2011, 02:40:55 pm

I really like what you did to get your fitted sheet tight.  With our 2350, the mattress has that angled corner so it would be a bit trickier.

I showed to my wife what you had done but it has not inspired her to do anything with our wrinkled sheets.  Maybe I will drag the mattress upstairs over the winter and try something myself.  How hard can it be?
1586  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 16, 2011, 08:49:16 am

Did you buy it?  It sold for only $11,100.

1587  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 14, 2011, 02:41:04 pm
Hey sajohnson,

I Found A Short PC With Dinette-NO-Slideout Near You.  Read On.

Here is a very low priced 2000 Phoenix Cruiser in Greenbelt MD, maybe close to where you live.  Back then it was not called a 2350, but has a very similar floorplan, the biggest floorplan difference being the bathroom.  The bright side is the rear corner bed seems to have better access.  One interesting point is that the Ford roof was not cut.  This means the front cab is a little harder to enter in from the rear, but is very safe in a roll-over crash.  Also you have more front over-head storage.
Dinette with NO slideout
PC Model Year 2000
Ford-V10 Chassis Year 1999
78,500 Miles
Recent Tires
Current bid on Ebay is $9,900 with auction ending in 26 hours.

The differences that I can quickly see between this 2000 and my 2007 are as follows.

- no rear cap with LED lighting and integrated tire storage, rather a rear wall with seams in the corners
- smaller outdoor storage
- main entry door does not have the better sealing door with multi-pivoting hinges farther apart
- single coach battery with NO inverter
- no sanicon system, rather a straight forward conventional sewage dumping system
- a wet bath, meaning you take a shower in the entire bathroom
- formica counters instead of corian
- no flat panel TV, the cabinetry is made for an older type CRT TV
- stove is not flush mounted with covers, which I appreciate when doing dishes

If you get this one for $10k to $15k, all the differences could easiliy be overlooked.
Click Here To See It On Ebay

1588  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: Gotta get away on: November 14, 2011, 09:32:37 am
We just returned last night from an 11 day cruise on the Caribbean.  The PC stayed home.  RVing and cruising are our two primary vacationing methods.  We average one 2-3 week RV trip and one 7-11 day cruise per year, but rarely have time for weekend get-aways.  We can't seem to drop things and get-away on a whim.  It always requires planning due to weekday and weekend commitments.
1589  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Storing dishes on: November 14, 2011, 09:25:04 am
Dishware, we primarily use Corningware, stored in the drawers under the utensel drawer.  They stack extremely tight requiring very little room.  Corningware takes a real good beating and doesn't rattle between commons either.  My wife loves it for it's microwaving friendliness too.  We use larger conventional ceramic mugs, not Corning cups as they are too small.
1590  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Selling your 2350 with dinette? Want to buy used. on: November 14, 2011, 08:54:20 am
Hey I just saw this on ebay.  Good reference material with good pictures.

Naples Florida
2006 2551
25,000 miles
Always Garaged when not in use
$39,900 with a "Make Offer" feature

I don't think it has 2 batteries with inverter.
The only thing I would likely change is replacing the tiny little dinette in the slideout with a couch or something else.
This is a fine example of how small the dinette in a slideout really is.
CLICK HERE to see it on eBay.

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