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 on: Today at 07:20:16 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by ron.dittmer
.......before ending up with our 2350 PC.   We think it is perfect for two.  Would NOT travel with anymore than just us.
Yep, those are my feelings too, great for the two of us.

We have traveled with our 3 adults kids on a few weekenders.  All works well until bedtime having one of them sleeping inside our 2350.  It is just too tight for that.  We don't have a slide out, maybe less an issue if we did.

 on: Today at 07:04:32 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by BuffaloRose
When we began our search to downsize from our 30' class A to a smaller class B, we found that our class A gasser did not have the resale value of the smaller units we were looking at.  Granted there were fewer of the class B's to search among as well.  So perhaps you might consider resale value.  This being your first venture, based on most folks it will not be your last.  We tried tent camping, pop up, travel trailer, 2 class B's and finally the class A before ending up with our 2350 PC.   We think it is perfect for two.  Would NOT travel with anymore than just us.  Finally, if you are "traveling" then class A has great views along the road.  Class B's are ok for viewing sights along the road but class C's are obstructed somewhat by the overhang.

 on: Today at 06:22:51 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
Great information.  Thank you Bill.

 on: Today at 06:12:55 pm 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by BGolden
Very Nice idea.  That's one that may spread to other PC's.  I may use that idea in the rear bed area in my 2350 and my front divider.

Bill G

 on: Today at 05:42:53 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by Carol

Which PC model are you buying?  

As for reassurances, in general, I adore my non-slide 2351 (solo full-timer with dog).  I find it to be solid and comfy and lovely.  As I walk around campgrounds, mine is among the smallest around, until you get to the Class B vans and then the tent campers.  I love that I can maneuver into many spots that longer, taller units could not.  I love that low bridges and tree branches don't freak me out.  I think those cab-over-beds are nice for kids, for sure, but I believe they come at the expense of a low profile.  

You said this is going to be your first RV.  My question is, is it going to be your family's first experience with camping?  If you have been tent-camping and roughing it, then even a small motor home will be luxurious in comparison.  If you haven't been camping at all much, then, yes, two adults and two children might be a challenge compared to living in your house.  But I'm not sure going an extra few feet in length will solve that.  Also, if you will primarily be using this in fair weather, your children (especially as they get older) might well get a kick out of tent camping on your site while you and your wife enjoy the amenities and comfort of your cabin-on-wheels.  There is also the question of how you like to camp...  Are you outside around the campfire and on lots of walks and stuff?  Or do you enjoy being cozy inside with a couple of TV's and--in some cases!!--a fireplace?

Last note, I spoke to Kermit today re a small leak that I've discovered in my rig.  As others on this forum have experienced before me, the customer service that you get from Phoenix USA is personal and of extraordinary quality.  I don't know how the other company(s) you are considering compare, but I believe this is a really important consideration when buying something so expensive and so likely to have issues crop up as it is bumped and jostled over hundreds and, perhaps, thousands of miles.

Oh, and I am at a campground south of Alexandria, VA for at least the next few weeks.  If you have not seen a PC yet, or even if you have and you'd like to see another, you are welcome to stop by.  You can find my contact info under my profile.

Whatever you decide, I hope you and your family enjoy many miles and many, many wonderful memories in your new rig!

 on: Today at 05:27:20 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by BGolden
I just did a double check on Thetfords catalog. They list the pump in the diagram as 70428, and the model number on my pump 70242 as the SKU number.
Amazon sells the whole kit for about $340.00 complete.

Bill G

 on: Today at 05:14:24 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by BGolden
I purchased  a new macerator pump from Phoenix. Thetford model 70242

 on: Today at 04:16:07 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by Steve
The irony of your post is you were the one that originally turned me on to PC. Way back when I first started my RV search about a year ago.

I appreciate your candor Ron - and through our conversations and my reading of your posts, I really appreciate your view point.

On the PC Cab over bunk. I've asked Earl this twice. He indicated twice that Kermit can't accommodate it. I agree with your points on it. It would turn on many potential buyers. For me personally, that one feature would completely erase my hesitation.

 on: Today at 04:09:30 pm 
Started by Steve - Last post by skipper
For 2 adults and 2 kids, I too would be looking very closely at the Allegro.  I am size compromised.  I need a unit that will fit under my 10' garage door and the PC fits that bill very nicely.  The bunkhouse Allegro has a lot more room and a whole lot more storage at the same cost and not much difference in mpg.  I have a friend who has the bunkhouse model and is considering a trade.  If you like, I will put you in touch with her.  It is the FRED model.

 on: Today at 03:45:57 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by ron.dittmer
I just got off the phone with Kermit.

Phoenix extended the battery box frame by the amount required to accommodate the taller 6V batteries which is 1.5 inches.  That means I either have to lower my battery frame somehow (maybe using 1.5" "U" channel) or replace my battery tray with a flat piece of sheet steel as I had figured.  Kermit said the battery box frame is bolted to the floor of the PC which makes using "U" channel a consideration.

At least I know what my options are.

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