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1696  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 21, 2010, 02:01:24 pm
This waiting goes on and on, doesn't it?  My updates are boring, even to me....until now.

Well Phoenix USA has come to the rescue.  Pauls Seating dropped off the seat at Phoenix USA, and has been shipped from there.  I have a tracking number and all.  Carol at Phoenix says it should arrive tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.

Yippie!
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1697  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 on: December 20, 2010, 12:39:40 pm
Driver seat to wall by sofa?  I assume you are wondering what the clearence is between the driver seat and the slideout when brought in while driving.  Others will surely chime in as I cannot help there.  But I can say it's a lot of space, enough to build a small storage cabinet.  I see some PCs with a cabinet there to utilize that dead space.

A PC without a slideout, there is no dead space is seen here with my no-slide 2350.  That is how the dinette becomes so much bigger without a slideout.  It utilizes the angled transition wall between the cab and RV walls.  Look close at the pic and you can see the dinette ends half way into that angled wall behind it.  It is also noticed in the no-slide floorplan.
1698  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Moved or Deleted Posts/Topics on: December 20, 2010, 11:48:44 am
Ditto For Me Too For Aimee and Phoenix USA!
1699  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2551 on: December 20, 2010, 11:38:39 am
We have the insulated glass on our 2007 2350.  We Love It!  Our old motor home did not have insulated glass.  When camping at high altitude or off season, the cold air always radiated down on our heads at night.  Now in the PC2350 with insulated glass, that is 90-95% eliminated, no longer needing to wear our hoodies at night.  On hot summer days, the RV stays cooler too.  Yes the cab up front is a big temperature leaker, but it's up front, opposite our bed.  We close the bedroom door/privacy curtian which greatly helps on cold nights.

I feel the back-up monitor is extremely important to have.  If it avoids one mishap, it more than paid for itself.  Just don't rely solely on it if you can.  Have your spouce outside watching & directing.  Our backup camera has both sight and sound.  I can hear her directions along with seeing her hand signals.  It's trees, low hanging tree branches, and big log pegs that need watching.

I do not have the compass and outside temp.  I kind-of wished we got it as I am not into GPS.  GPS is my wife's thing, not mine.  Give me a big Rand McNally Road Atlas and I am good.

We avoid subscriptions to extras like SAT TV, Sirus, etc. to keep our life expenses lower.  None of that will be found in our house or motor home, so don't benchmark any of this off me.  At home, we got cable TV for the first time 6 years ago, and it's the most basic package.  Our cell phones are also basic with texting disabled.  Our RV TVs utilize DVDs brought from home.  We barely utilize the roof antenna or cable TV from an RV park.  TV is great when camping early or late in the season when the sun goes down sooner.  That or on poor weather days.

About the couch versus the dinette.  In a slideout, the dinette is very tiny.  Without a slideout the dinette is friendly.  So if I got a slideout, I would get the couch.
1700  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I Wish I Had This On My 2350 on: December 17, 2010, 12:57:22 pm
I bought a few extra porch lights, and switches, but after examination of installation, I had second thoughts on extra porch lights and rear facing lighting.  It seems too difficult to install without the installation looking ugly.

I since have bought LED lights from a supplier on eBay.  The 15 LEDs string seems a better light fixture for providing down-light for when hitching up and unhitching in the dark.  I'll see how this goes.  It seems the LED string could be mounted under the rear license plate, a very clean installation with easy access from behind for wiring without making a mess of it.
Here is the sellers eBay store:  http://stores.ebay.com/R-and-P-Carriages-Trailer-Sales
Here is the LED string.  I got it and it seems well made for the application.  Actually I bought two to get free shipping, making the second one much cheaper.

1701  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ron Dittmer's PC-2350 on: December 16, 2010, 04:18:09 pm
Jack,

Glad they figured out what went wrong and there is resolution in-action.

Are you having a rear trac bar installed as well?  I ask because I seem to recall it was a little tricky for my shop to have both the Henderson trac bar and Roadmaster sway bar attached in close proximity.  They did not need special parts, just needed to consider one when installing the other.
1702  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ron Dittmer's PC-2350 on: December 15, 2010, 05:32:50 pm
Hang in there Jack.  I hope they can resolve the matter in good time with great results for you.
1703  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Entertainment Center Set Up on: December 15, 2010, 04:50:59 pm
As most PCs, my 2007 2350 is wired for external cable TV input, (mine located at driver's side near 110v pole power input) and also with the Wingard roof-top antenna.  The only other variation I've seen is SAT-TV (the big rooftop dome) instead of the rooftop Winegard.

TomHanlon suggested I try adding the Winegard Wingman to improve reception.  It arrived just yesterday.  I paid $30 delivered.
1704  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Ron Dittmer's PC-2350 on: December 14, 2010, 08:31:40 pm
Ford always did make a single rear wheel cut-away E350 chassis for very small box trucks often rental trucks, but Phoenix USA never worked with that single rear wheel chassis.  There are so many variations of the E350 and E450 cut-away chassis available from Ford, so don't be concerned you have some home made make-shift chassis.  The 2350 utilizes a DRW(Duel Rear Wheel) E350 with an unmodified 158" wheel base.  It's a good solid chassis.  Some of the other PC models have chassis with wheel bases modified by specal Ford approved shops.  Phoenix USA does not stretch or reduce themself as they are not authorized.  For example the 2551 has a modified chassis.  It is an E450 today (E350 years ago) that has a wheel base 6" more than a 2350-E350.  Those chassis get special drive shafts, and all the rest that is affected from such a change in wheel base.  Rest assure, it's done right, approved by Ford with no concern of warranty violations.  I seen one when I was taking the tour there years ago.  It looked done right with extra supporting steel where the frame was cut with frame material added, and very nice welding work too.

Got the wrong bars?  I suspect you mistakenly ordered the wrong ones.  I just pulled out the paperwork on my suspension upgrades.  Typing exactly off it.....

1) 1139-115  sway bar
1) 1139-107  rear E350 sway bar
2) 82-2553  Koni shock
2) 82-2554  Koni shock
1) SS402  rear track bar E350&E450
1) 31-140  Safe-T-Plus
2) HR-1  camber sleeve

These may be vendor part numbers or shop part numbers.  I don't know.  But that is what my paperwork states.  There are two different Koni shock part numbers, one number for the front, the other for the rear.  I don't know which is which.

I hope it is useful.
1705  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 vs. 2350 Roadability on: December 14, 2010, 04:58:08 pm
That does sound familiar......."outside Ford authorized company", not done at the Phoenix factory.  I never examined them real close, but at a glance they looked great.  You can easily see if your frame was modified.  Just look at it from below.  A couple feet behind the Ford cabin was where I recall the cuts were made.  There is added metal over the frame there.  It sounds like such mods were done right.  It is something to remember if you ever need to replace a drive shaft or parking brake cable.  Brake lines, fuel line, and wire harnesses can be easily handled without special parts.
1706  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 14, 2010, 10:42:48 am
Thanks Tom for the clarity!
1707  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 13, 2010, 05:35:25 pm
Thanks All.  The seat will be placed under the Christmas tree.  And YES, I will take pictures, before, during, and after installation for all to see if it is worth consideration for your own PC.

Tom, I wanted to say, per your comments, I bought one of those antenna digital booster thingies that attach to the underside of the Winegard antenna.  It cost me $30, cheap enough to see if it helps.  I do wonder how it attaches to the underside of the antenna as the antenna feet will be in the way of mounting it flush.  I will find out soon enough.
1708  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Made A Decision Replacing The Barrel Chair on: December 13, 2010, 01:33:24 pm
Paul emailed me today.  They found the exact Morning Mist Gray leather used in my 2007 PC, sitting on a shelf in their stock room,
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The seat is being made today, shipped ASAP through Phoenix USA.
1709  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Famous last words, "Just Looking" on: December 12, 2010, 11:38:41 pm
I have to admit, when I realized my cherry cabinetry had the decal thing going on, I was quite disappointed, my only real disappointment in the whole motor home.  I recalled it was advertised as solid wood cherry.  I figured I was getting better paying a premium for the cherry.  Oh well.  It's not worth making a stink over, especially since it looks so good.

There have been a couple owners upset that their decal finish was bubbling.  So far so good with mine.  If it holds up through the life of the motor home, I won't have anything to complain about because it really is a nice finish.  Very hard to tell it's a decal, even upon close inspection.  What gives it away is that the indented grain pattern is too perfectly repeated.

I actually preferred the light maple over the dark cherry, but my wife really loved the cherry, so cherry it is.  Happy Wife = Happy Life.
1710  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Famous last words, "Just Looking" on: December 12, 2010, 05:46:31 pm
All my doors are solid cherry.  The faces and sides of all my cabinets are solid wood.  I don't see any press board or partical board used anywhere.  I should mention, the sides of cabinets are plywood with a cherry finish.  The faces & plywood sides of my cabinets have some sort of "decal" material that looks like finished cherry wood, but is not.  My table and flip-up counter top are solid wood, no decal material.

Phoenix USA changes things between model years.  Mine is a 2007.  Maybe they switched to real cherry for the cabinet facing since 2007.  That would be a question to ask the factory.
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