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1711  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: February 02, 2011, 12:01:27 pm
Ron, I emailed Mike Bronzini; they sell chassis parts and had a sale till Feb 1. He offered to extend it for me, when we get the 3100 I will order a Trac-Bar and when we get home the sway bars.
Excellent Billy!  Those E350/E450 suspension upgrades is a great investment for safety, driver fatique, and over-all passenger comfort.  I wish the US government would mandate them for all motor homes.  The cost per RV would come down significantly, and RVers and the people around them would be much safer too.
1712  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Improvements & Enhancements, 2007 PC-2350 on: February 02, 2011, 11:53:37 am
NLK,

All mounting screws attach to adjacent cabinetry. None into the B+ dome because like you say, the screws would go through to the outside.  Also, the location for screws are in places where they don't pierce through into an adjacent cabinet interior.

It's been over 3 years, but I seem to recall pre-assembling my custom book slot cabinetry, then work it into the PC cabinet.  It is screwed only into the floor with 2 screws, and side wall of the cabinet with 1 screw using flat head counter-sunk screws, the 3 favor the front for ease.  Screws were located where the opposite side would not show.  You don't want to see a screw coming out into view or into another cabinet.

The top shelf is a glove fit to the B+ fiberglass dome.  That shape is odd so I had cut a pattern of it from cardboard then transferred the pattern to the board.

The vertical slots have a little gap to the back wall because of the curvature there.

The assembly is well fitted to the wood side wall of the cabinet.

There are a couple inches between the assembly and the front.  This makes getting things in and out from it easiser, and also makes it possible to get the pre-assembly into the cabinet in the first place.

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About the right side shelf with power strip.

The shelf is shaped like the other side, done in the same manner with a cardboard pattern.

There are 3 stubby "L" brackets that screw into interior wood in a tri-pod placement.  The power strip is mounted to the shelf itself, and is plugged into the PC supplied outlet there.
1713  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Rear vs. side storage areas (2350 model) on: January 31, 2011, 02:21:02 pm
Hi Glenn,

I own a 2007 2350 with many things the same between yours and mine.  I ordered ours without the ladder & roof rack installed (it's all in my attic) so I can't comment about that inconvenience.  I don't have the under-bed outside drawer either, as ours is the earlier full single door design shown here.  But a lot else is very common given we both do NOT have a slide-out of any kind.


I removed the eyelets in the rear compartment to store a nice folding table shown here.


I have done some things to ours of which you might relate to some.  Click Here To See The Article Maybe it will spark a couple ideas for you.


We bring lawn chairs similar to the ones shown here that fold up in "Tubular" fashion, stored in sacs.  They store under the bed nicely.
1714  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2910 Owners Opinions on: January 31, 2011, 12:53:22 pm
If you are going to special order anything, I have a list of "Little Extras" I'd ask the factory to include.

- If getting a model with a barrel chair next to the entry door, pay more to get a 3rd captain seat, one identical to the front seats
- Request the battery compartment be shielded from the rear tires as per my post on the subject matter
- Request window shade reinforcements as per my post on the subject matter (done on shades in areas of high probability getting bumped hard like bedroom & dinette shades)
- Add an extra porch light (or two more, pending RV length) along the same side but favoring the rear area, for more even camp site & under awning lighting.  If it's too much light for you, then put in lower wattage bulbs to simply get "even distribution" of light with fewer shadows.
- Add an independantly switched porch light (or other type of outdoor light) off the rear of the motor home, to provide a good work light when hooking and unhooking the tow vehicle at night.  It is hard to hold a flashlight while hooking up (and unhooking) everything back there.  That light also helps to light up a campsite if needed.
1715  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: January 27, 2011, 01:27:16 pm
There is no Yutopia with the hanging back up camera monitor, but I still wouldn't do without it.  It's my buddy. HiThere
1716  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: January 26, 2011, 11:40:30 pm
About hitting my head on the backup moniter........

I see it there and wonder why.  It appears to be well out of the way, but I still hit my head on it.  rolling on the floor
1717  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: New Owner (maybe) on: January 26, 2011, 06:39:36 am
Congratulations Billy!

That is a very nice model.  Very roomy inside with such a long slide out for both the dinette and couch.  At only 5.5 feet shorter than your class-A, it is not a world of a difference, but I understand it fit's in more places which was your main goal.  You'll have to keep us updated after you take possesion.

Given the Tom Tom had the backup camera in it, did you get any other kind of backup camera?  If so, will it get mounted in dash or elsewhere?  In dash seems ideal.  I often hit my head on our hanging one.

Looking through the pics, they point out missing trim over the slide, and missing flip-up table behind the passenger seat.  Be sure they are addressed now.
1718  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: now thats a heck of a mess on: January 24, 2011, 05:40:42 pm
Very Good Point Tom !!!!!
1719  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: now thats a heck of a mess on: January 24, 2011, 04:35:31 pm
Billy,

I think I "Got It" reading through your idea about the dinette.  Basically your thought is to set up the dinette for sleeping, then add deep and tall backrest cushions to convert it into a couch, right?  If you rigged it to work with a smaller board in-place of the dinette table, you could convert it into a "U" shape couch.  Did I understand you right?  If so, were you planning to get that dinette in a slide out, or NO-slide out like we have?
1720  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Remote locks on: January 21, 2011, 08:41:16 pm
Interesting.  I too heard the Ford E-series chassis was setup for remote power door locks.  Maybe Ford dropped it after a certain year.  I was tempted to do as you did, but thought it best not to have a key fob when camping.  I have so many RV keys, not wanting to add more to the bulk in my pocket.
1721  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 21, 2011, 02:33:14 pm
Bob, Thanks for the clarification!  Ron
1722  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: short wife on: January 21, 2011, 05:59:16 am
I think the high mounted microwave is a common problem, not only in Phoenix Cruisers, but across the board in many motor homes.  I think the only solution is to find a fold-away stool that easily stores.

We bought a folding stoll from I think Linens & Things.  It was maybe $10.  We use it in the shower, but I suppose it would also serve well in the kitchen for that purpose.  Here it is.



1723  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2552 Mods/Improvements /Captions on: January 21, 2011, 05:53:53 am
The only thing about the fold-away towel bar that troubles me is that it screws into the wall.  Does it also come with an adhesive foam tape for mounting?  I ask because, if I later decide I either don't like it or want to move it, I am not leaving holes in the wall.
1724  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Second Owner OUTSTANDING SERVICE on: January 19, 2011, 01:11:59 pm
So many of us have our own such experiences like mentioned above.  It adds more "peace of mind" in owning a Cruiser.  I'll share with non-Cruiser owners, this type of customer relations Phoenix USA has with PC owners, regardless of when & where they bought it, and how old it is.  But I wonder if those other people believe me.

I have a great respect in how Phoenix USA does business.  It's not all about business.
1725  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Replaced Our Barrel Chair With A 3rd Captain Seat on: January 17, 2011, 10:03:19 pm
Jerry,

Given we don't have a slideout, I cannot measure myself.  Get out your tape measure and see if my captain seat dimensions x2 below will work.

With armrests folded up, it measures 25.0" wide (the widest point).  1/2" less when folded down.  If ordered without armrests, it would measure 20.5" wide.  You will also need to consider some space in between, and also swiveling action if that is a requirement.  If you mount them on NON-swivel pedistal bases, maybe you could get enough dead space in between two seats to add a small dinette table.

What is the interior width open area of both the older and newer (with fridge) slide outs?
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