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 on: November 28, 2015, 10:23:38 pm 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by gl1500
Bruce and Sharon,
    Thanks for the info. I will give Kermit a call.  Even if I need to buy one, it will fit the hole.

 on: November 28, 2015, 07:50:33 pm 
Started by SpiderWebb - Last post by campmuch
You have a lot of advice but if you are not going to tow I would not go for the 31. I have owned 24, 28, and several 36 before downsizing to the 2551. would not go larger unless I was going to tow.

 on: November 28, 2015, 08:47:13 am 
Started by SpiderWebb - Last post by GoPhoenix
Our 3100 was not a problem.  Just depends on how you travel.  We rarely stayed in national or state parks, almost exclusively in private parks with all the amenities.  Have never stayed in a Walmart or rest area.  We usually stayed for several days, sometimes a month, and always made heavy use of our tow car (pic).  We first had a 2900 (not made now) and traded for the 3100 which fit our style better.  If there was one best model (or even one best RV style), everyone would own the same one.  Buy what fits your style of travel.  The only time we did not take a tow car was on our Alaska trip and Route 66 trip which worked out for the best:  We loved the 3100 and never regretted the choice.

 on: November 27, 2015, 09:50:47 pm 
Started by SpiderWebb - Last post by AG6MM

My wife and I have a 3100.  We like it a lot. We travel with four small dogs and have pretty much mastered "the dance."

I do all the driving and since we've owned the rig, we have RVed about 12,000 miles. I have never had an issue with the situations you outlined. The truck mirrors and the rear view camera make driving the 3100 a breeze. With the V-10 Triton engine, our MPG is quite reasonable.

We've had our rig about a year and a half.  In that time, there have been some mechanical issues but the factory took care of them with no hassle.  On our last road trip, we went to the factory for some "adjustments" and were happy with how we were treated.

Our layout consists of two twin beds (each across the aisle from each other), a dinette, and a dual recliner sofa in the slide-out.

In the cab, I have a ham radio, a CB radio, a ScanGauge, and a large screen GPS. We tow a Honda CR-V and with a Blue Ox towing setup, that is also a breeze.

Would we buy another Phoenix Cruiser?  Yes.  Would it be a 3100? Yes.

If I can answer any more questions, please feel free to email me:

St. Helena, CA

 on: November 27, 2015, 03:00:41 pm 
Started by SpiderWebb - Last post by SpiderWebb
All:  I can't thank you enough for your candid feedback and counsel. Having never done this ...your perspective has great value.  We will plan to hike back up to Elkhart to spend more time in the 2351 with the goal of making that footprint work for us... rather than be seduced by the creature comforts of the 3100.


 on: November 27, 2015, 02:45:11 pm 
Started by SpiderWebb - Last post by dickreid1

Go with smaller.

After 95,000 miles in a 24ft Sprinter, our need for "elder comfort" lead us to having a regular bed.   I really miss all the agility, parkability, turnability, accessabilty, etc. that we used to have.  Trips  now are more park and sit rather than poke around all day then look for a place for the night.  A lot of the fun and freedom is gone.

 on: November 27, 2015, 02:22:08 pm 
Started by SpiderWebb - Last post by ron.dittmer
I completely agree with BuffaloRose and Doneworking.  We have owned our 2350 for 8.5 years to date.  We exclusively stay in national parks, monuments, forests, BLMs, and state parks.  When not in those places, we stay in Walmarts and rest areas.  We travel once a year for 2 to 4 weeks to such places.  The 2350 will work in all places mentioned except during peak season when even a regular vehicle parking spot is hard to find.  Because we like to explore down roads that are not friendly for a motor home, we tow our Jeep Liberty.  I think off season (after the kids are back in school) the 2350 will work well for getting around.  Given the 2351 is only one foot longer, I don't think it will make big difference, just a minor to moderate difference.  6 feet longer is another story.  It is remarkable the impact just a couple feet makes in getting around.

 on: November 26, 2015, 09:01:50 pm 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
During the first year that we owned our 2552 the Samsung unit started giving us problems.  We talked to Kermit at the factory and he correctly guessed that the problem was the unit itself.  He sent us a replacement unit and it works fine.
--Bruce and Sharon

 on: November 26, 2015, 07:53:49 pm 
Started by gl1500 - Last post by gl1500
My stereo says "hello" when turned on and then the readout goes to the word "protection" twice and then turns off.  Spoke to Samsung and as little as I could understand him, he said bad cable to the TV.. Worked fine one day ago and after some rough freeway in Calif. it refuses to do anything but stated above.  I disconnected all cables except power and speakers figuring I would eliminate all external feeds in and out and would use only the CD play only.  Same problem.  Anybody have this experience?  I am guessing something in the box broke.  Tried to look up on Samsung web site but it says no such model exists.  Must be really old to not exist on their site.  This is a 2014 coach.

 on: November 26, 2015, 07:33:50 pm 
Started by SpiderWebb - Last post by BuffaloRose
We downsized from a 30 foot class A because we hated the hassle of towing but neither were we happy moving about and sight seeing in our 30 footer without towing.  Just takes too much space to pull over, especially in crowded areas.  Many times we wanted to pull over to see a view but just couldn't park. Many nfs, NP or state parks limit size to 27 feet or less. We briefly owned a 27 footer b+ that could not comfortably park in some small downtown areas, i.e., st augustine Florida, Jackson hole, Yellowstone and the list goes on.  We are VERY happy with our 2350.  We can pull off on the roadside very easily.  We did rent a car for last years trip to Acadia.  The roads and traffic in the park we not conducive for driving in even the 24 footer.  There are sacrifices on every motor home choice.  You give up something to get something.  Oh yes, we rarely worry about stopping at macdonalds for a quick lunch.  Most places can accommodate our 24 footer, even dairy queen😀

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