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 on: April 27, 2016, 01:02:57 am 
Started by Byron - Last post by ron.dittmer
Byron,

I love your selection, especially the 2351 with bigger galley.  That gives you more counter space and more drawer storage.  The only thing I would consider adding is a 3rd patio light on the driver side, on it's own switch by the entry door.  If camping in remote places, you will appreciate 270 degrees of campsite lighting.  It is also useful when backing into a campsite late at night.

Just so you know, your dinette would have been about 8" bigger if you delete the slide out.  That is 8" of additional leg room, 8" more table, and an 8" longer bed when made up so.  8" might even be on the conservative side.  It could be even more.  If you delete the slide out but kept the dinette the same size, you might have room for a pantry between the fridge and dinette.

Ron

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 on: April 26, 2016, 04:33:42 pm 
Started by butch50 - Last post by Lieutenant
If you buy a unit with a short queen bed I can tell you how to make it a full queen, I'm 6" 2" and its a real cheap fix/you probably have the material in your garage . Let me know....oh by the way, if you are tall you will suffer on those short beds, there is no way to get more length

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 on: April 26, 2016, 04:28:06 pm 
Started by Byron - Last post by Lieutenant
OK. We have a 2012 2910 and we had the same "little " toilet. I ordered a Theford thru amazon , easily bolted it in( literally 15 mins) and its just like home. Check your dimensions ,we have ours on a small shelf so we ordered the lowest toilet and, we love it!!!!!! I also have a FIX if you have a small queen bed.....I'm 6'2" and we found a way to cheaply extend to a full queen.

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 on: April 26, 2016, 07:45:01 am 
Started by campergates - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Take her for a drive on the highway AND on the back roads. There will be some little rattles and squeaks which is normal when you have what Ron calls a rolling earthquake but by getting her up to speed and also taking some curves and bumps you will quickly know if there are extreme noises that need to be addressed. Sometimes it is as simple as a screw missing somewhere or loose latch but KNOWING what it is and having Phoenix quickly fix it makes a world of difference. As someone stated, there are a whole lot of different parts from different manufacturers all knitted together to make your new motor home. Phoenix does an awesome job but there will always be little adjustments that need to be made and it is better to get them done up front. We had no idea why a few things weren't working right, but Bobby at Phoenix knew right off what needed to be tweaked. For example, the sliding "curtain" door in our 2552 snagged part way and you needed to exert extra pull to run it across the hallway - simple fix was to back off the screw mid-track as over tightening caused the track to fold in or crimp. I had no clue it was that easy but Bobby immediately identified and fixed it. 

You must be getting really excited. Enjoy your new Phoenix, we are sure you're going to love it!

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 on: April 26, 2016, 12:27:02 am 
Started by lad07 - Last post by ron.dittmer
Gail has it right.  Check the 110V circuit breakers and the GFI outlet in the bathroom.   I believe there is only one GFI outlet in a 2007 2100 and it is in the bathroom.  I would flip every 110V breaker off and on again to make sure they are in good order.  I would also hit the red and black buttons on the GFI outlet to test it.  A "tripped" GFI always confuses me which is on and which is off.  I use the trial and error method.

Let us know what you find.

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 on: April 26, 2016, 12:24:31 am 
Started by campergates - Last post by ron.dittmer
Video every bit of the walk-through. Most importantly video demonstration/explanation of how everything works. It makes it take longer but I have referred to those videos so many times. While all have proved useful, most valuable is the one on how to winterize. Every fall I watch it again to figure out all the valve switches.
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 on: April 25, 2016, 07:00:55 pm 
Started by campergates - Last post by RheaNL
Video every bit of the walk-through. Most importantly video demonstration/explanation of how everything works. It makes it take longer but I have referred to those videos so many times. While all have proved useful, most valuable is the one on how to winterize. Every fall I watch it again to figure out all the valve switches.

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 on: April 25, 2016, 04:55:30 pm 
Started by campergates - Last post by RKS
In addition to the good suggestions above you will want to check that the appropriate systems work on the different power sources, i.e., generator, battery and shore power, both inside and out.  Check all external lights and the outlets.  Having been on the forum for several years and reading it religiously I was aware of issues others had had with new units, such as mounting issues with the TV and bathroom door. A great resource for what to look for if you haven't already.
On ours which we have had for 4 months we have had a problem with the water distribution valves and the frig is not automatically switching from electric to gas. I do some wood working and have an issue with the way some of detailing has been finished off, specifically inside closet doors, which I need to address this summer.
Considering the number of systems involved and the countless vendors who are furnishing your new unit its to PC's credit that we we encounter so few issues.
Good luck and enjoy

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 on: April 25, 2016, 03:20:44 pm 
Started by campergates - Last post by TomHanlon
I would suggest that you check into a campground with full hook ups. Staying outside the gate will not let you check very much. The water at the factory is really bad, heavy with iron. Just check the sink in the factory bathroom. I would not put it into my water tank. Unless you have a sewer hookup, you can not dump, check out the sani con system. Turn on the water heater, stove and microwave.

During the walk thru check every thing, open and close every door, drawer, window and roof vent. If you got the jacks, try them out. My last PC I forgot to check them and I drove all the way down to Indianalopis before I found them missing. I had to return the next day to get them. Take your bath towel rods and toilet paper holder with you and they will install them where ever you want them.

The Elkhart Campground is very close to the factory and a lot of stores, including Lowes and Mandlas (sp). 

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 on: April 25, 2016, 01:23:46 pm 
Started by campergates - Last post by campergates
Thanks for your quick reply.  I plan on spending at least one night outside the gate and probably another down the road.  So much to learn for a newby PC owner!

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