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 on: Today at 04:01:31 pm 
Started by catsaplenty - Last post by ron-n-toni
We have the awning on the slide window and power patio awning. We also have double pane windows. And we had magna-shades installed on the windshield and chassis door windows. It does made a big difference on the inside temp without having to run the generator and a/c for Annie Mae the Beagle.

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 on: August 25, 2016, 09:56:21 pm 
Started by tech - Last post by keelhauler
I live in Cleveland, OH. Have never seen the sun.  Smile

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 on: August 25, 2016, 07:51:03 pm 
Started by tech - Last post by Joseph
I have a question.
Why do you need to cover the RV.

I never have and don't see any reason I would need to, what am I missing?

I live in the low desert. As an example of the heat this past summer we hit 124 degrees F. The only place that matched it was death valley.  Direct sun in that magnitude is much more severe than if it was indirect, IE covered.  Covered parking in storage lots is hard to come by. Very few ever come available and most have a waiting list. Indoor storage  runs 250 a month if I pay a year in advance. And that's if they have an opening. That's the cheapest place, another local indoor starts at 400 per month. One other option  one place offers is buying a unit. It would be sold as an industrial condo. In order to make sure I could resell Id want to go bigger than what I need and would be looking at 50K.

So a cover looks to be a  pretty good option.

But to answer your question of what are you missing in shortest terms.. SUN lots of SUN

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 on: August 25, 2016, 07:32:55 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by Pax
Nice layout, John!

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 on: August 25, 2016, 06:00:33 pm 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by catsaplenty
They have a space at the Hershey show.  I had an email from Earl today - nothing sounds out of normal in the plan.  I know some of the RVs at Hershey (at various dealers) are units that are already sold but a deal is made so they can bring it along.  I am sure they have things on the line that will be coming to PA.

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 on: August 25, 2016, 05:51:06 pm 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by Sarz272000
Anyone here if PC will be at the Hershey show? They only have one PC in stock and have been selling anything and everything. I am afraid to call PC because I would be too tempted to give them a deposit!
Ron Sarzynski

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 on: August 25, 2016, 04:48:24 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by keelhauler
As I said in the past. Kermit can make the Dinette in the slide-out any width you want.
I recommend 36" wide, I only made it 34" in these pictures.
See my 2552.



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 on: August 25, 2016, 10:02:24 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
I get a question now and then about this subject so I am posting this in response.

This is for people considering buying a Phoenix Cruiser with a dinette, whether a used one or ordering a brand new one.

If the dinette is in a slide-out, the two bench seats get closer together which offers less leg room.  The table will also be smaller.  This condition is more severe with older PCs up to around year 2009.

When the dinette is not in a slide-out, it gets bigger by utilizing the angled transition wall between the van and house.  This places the front dinette bench much closer to the front driver or passenger seat.  The distance between benches is further increased because there is no slide-out wall on the opposing side.  That moves the rear bench further toward the back of the rig.  Both front and rear gains, increase the distance between benches to provide more leg room, a larger table, sometimes larger bench seats (or taller backrests), and also makes a longer bed.  The close proximity to the front driver or passenger seat does not affect front seat adjustment.  However it limits reclining travel which is still comfortable as shown in the last picture.

The dinette in a 2351 and a 2552 slide-out is less an issue because the slide-out used in those two models are larger.  One PC owner with a dinette inside a 2552 slide-out, told me when converted into a bed, his measures 65" long x 36" wide.

If you want the biggest dinette with the most leg room, biggest table, and longest conversion bed, then you need to get the dinette in a 2351 or a 2552 without a slide-out.

For reference, here is our 2007 2350 dinette with no slide-out (with original cloth Sagemint Green seat cushions).  A new 2016 2350 no-slide-out dinette will be the same size.  When setup as a bed, it measures 71" long x 36" wide.  The distance between benches (the legroom) is 29.5", with the table measuring about the same.






Note in this picture how the transition wall area is utilized which cuts the corner of the base cushion, and also reduces the backrest.  Strange but true, when we seat 4 people, the person sitting in that position can hardly notice a difference.  When setup as a bed, we place the odd backrest cushion on the side opposite the pillow which is not noticed when sleeping.


This is our driver seat.  It is adjusted all the way back on the track.
Note the limited but not concerning reclined position and the ability to recline it a little more.


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 on: August 24, 2016, 11:07:08 am 
Started by Sarz272000 - Last post by lmwsrq
I have always had levelers in my big rigs but did not get for my 2350.  Just spent 13 weeks on the road and had no problems  I used the plastic blocks from camping gear world.  Would not recommend spending the extra money

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 on: August 24, 2016, 08:57:49 am 
Started by garmp - Last post by Syd and Margo
A must have. Should also help on resale.

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