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 on: October 29, 2014, 06:05:30 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by mee
Welcome. Hi  Milton, Bev and I are hoping to buy a new 2351, new model, in January. You mentioned you traded your 5th wheel. Was that to Earl, that's where we are at present, 5th is in consignment awaiting sale. ThankYou.   Tim

Hi Tim,

No, Earl was not anxious to take our 5th wheel in trade as he said he had too many in stock at the time although it was a 2011.  We found the 2350 in Kansas and it was a consignment placed with that RV dealer.

We actually received more from the trade considering the tax advantage than selling the 5th wheel outright.  Having sold a previous 5th wheel, which took months, we were not prepared to wait for this one to sell.  Placing adds on RV Trader, newspapers, Craig's List, etc.; to do that again was not something we wanted to do again.  Also saving $15k with an almost new one compared to a new build was as added bonus.  It worked for us.


 on: October 29, 2014, 05:26:08 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by AMW
Welcome Charlotte and Milton.  Looking forward to details and photos as you make your new PC to suit your dreams. Celebrate

 on: October 29, 2014, 04:50:16 pm 
Started by Johnny&Vicki.O - Last post by Johnny&Vicki.O
When we bought our new 2551 a few months ago we immediately had new mattresses made from Verlo to accommodate our bad back issues and now we have the original mattresses we no longer need.  Has anyone had any luck selling their mattresses or do we just donate them and take the loss?

 on: October 29, 2014, 02:46:52 pm 
Started by aimee - Last post by Benny820
 Welcome. Hi  Milton, Bev and I are hoping to buy a new 2351, new model, in January. You mentioned you traded your 5th wheel. Was that to Earl, that's where we are at present, 5th is in consignment awaiting sale. ThankYou.   Tim

 on: October 29, 2014, 11:25:56 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by TomHanlon
Welcome to our family. It looks like you got a nice one there. I hope you join our club and can attend some of the rallies.

 Welcome Welcome Welcome Welcome

 on: October 29, 2014, 10:43:57 am 
Started by aimee - Last post by mee
Hello PC Family,

We are Charlotte and Milton and recently joined the Phoenix Cruiser family with the purchase of a slightly used  2013 2350.  For about 11 years we owned 5th wheel trailers and camped at every opportunity, however recent health issues made downsizing a necessity.

For months we looked at smaller class A's, but these just did not seem to be the right fit nor meet our need for a smaller RV where we could go almost anywhere and find a place to camp.  Class C's' with the "over the cab" bed and larger physical size proved to be more of the same.  Another issue is that Charlotte did not want to drive a pickup/5er not did a class A or C look more inviting.

While browsing through a Trailer Life magazine we saw a small advertisement for Phoenix Cruiser, visited the web page and were soon convinced this is what we are looking for.  We talked to Earl several times regarding a new unit, but still needed to move the 5th wheel before a new purchase of a 2350.  Used looked like the best plan, especially if a reasonable trade with the 5th wheel could be made.

Watching for used Phoenix Cruisers, especially for late model 2350s and 2552s, is interesting; there are few.  Finally, after 4 months of checking almost daily, two identical 2350s were listed, each with less than 5000 miles on the odometer, configured as we would have ordered.  A quick trip 500 miles north of our home to look at the first of the two, we found a coach slightly used in as new condition and the trade was made.  

We have never seen a PC before now, did not know there was a B+ configuration.  I looked a hundreds of Cruiser pictures, on this PC site and else where, so pictures is all we had to help form our decision.  We had taken Earl's construction video tour many times, so we knew the RV inside and out.  When we sat down in our 2350 for the first time, I felt like I had been in this RV dozens of times!  We knew what to look for and performed our own PDI finding not one open issue, with the exception of tires on recall by Michelin, got 7 new ones now.

The 2350 is just right for us.  The fit and finish is very good and the quality is there.  I have found a few things that will require some attention, especially in regards to the driving/handling of the Ford E350 chassis.  I have read a lot of helpful information on this forum and have already made several chassis changes, some of which i will detail in another post.

We are happy to be here and are enjoying our Phoenix Cruiser .


 on: October 29, 2014, 08:17:25 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by David J. Rotelle
We had booth dinette's in the past when our children were younger and agree they are handy. We did most of our traveling back then with all seven of us. The booth dinette was great for four of us at meal time and also doubled as a bed for two of our children.
Although our previous class c motorhome was great for our whole family providing sleeping for eight, there was no comfortable place to sit and relax. When shopping for our Phoenix we decided it was more important for us to have comfortable places to sit and relax than to have a stationary place to eat.
We really like our 2450, it's small enough to take just about anywhere, sleeps four comfortably and provides four very comfortable places to sit and relax in the evenings. The electric reclining sofa seats two, the euro chair the third and the  passenger seat swivels to make the fourth seat.

It's a GREAT Coach!


 on: October 29, 2014, 03:58:41 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
As for us, we owned a tiny motor home for 24 years without a dinette.  Actually it did have a large dinette, but we kept it setup as our primary bed all the time so we did without dinette conveniences.  Back in 2007 when shopping for a replacement motor home, our primary goal was to have both a dinette and a double bed on the main floor.  Our 2350 was the winner.  We love having the dinette available all the time.  We would never do without it again.

If anyone decides on ordering any PC with a dinette, I highly recommend getting the leather-like cushions with memory foam.  We ordered ours in cloth with standard foam.  Both cloth & cushion turned out to be uncomfortable.  Years later we bought the upgrade cushions and were "Wow'd" by the improvement in comfort.  They even provide a little more elbow room because they are a little thinner.  I never have to get up anymore to rescue my butt or back.  Our dinette can't compare to a couch for comfort, but there is always another reason to get up before I get to that point.  Having the extra comfy seat by the door is nice when one of us wants to kick back and relax.

 on: October 29, 2014, 01:42:49 am 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by Bruce and Sharon
Both the 2350 we first owned and the current 2552 have a slide out with a sofa in place of a dinette.  Both units came with the beautiful portable table with spider legs.  In each of these units we found the table awkward to use.  We now leave it at home and use four small wooden TV Tray tables.  We can move around easier and it allows many configurations.  We move these tables as needed for extra counter space, a computer station, dining, etc.  We usually place one between the driver and passenger seats and one to the right of the Euro chair.  We can easily leave the center area of the living room open for our exercise routines, etc.

Bruce and Sharon

 on: October 28, 2014, 11:11:02 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by bobojay
Beautiful unit guys....

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