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 on: October 06, 2015, 07:23:46 pm 
Started by Dale and Cindy - Last post by Dale and Cindy
Dale and I very much enjoyed our trip to Alaska in our PC 2350.  We met our Adventure Caravan Group in Great Falls, Montana, on July the 7th, but we visited Glacier National Park before meeting up with the Caravan on July 7th. 

We departed St. Louis on June 28th and we returned home on September 12th. We put 11,380 miles on our "Baby Beast" (she was the smallest rig in the Caravan so we call her Baby Beast).

We love our 2015 PC 2350 (Mercedes Sprinter), and she did very well traveling the "Top Of The World Highway", which is a pothole-infested highway.  She also did very well on the many steep grades that we encountered. We really challenged her, but she accelerated impressively on steep grades, and she shifted to lower gears with ease on the downgrades.  Our average MPG was right at 16mpg.  We did not tow. 

We blew out two tires on our trip, and we have a crack in the windshield, and we have some chips in the paint that I would like to get fixed.  When we arrived home we had an all wheel alignment on our Baby Beast.

Last week we traveled to Phoenix Cruiser in Elkhart, Indiana, because we had a laundry list of things that were under manufacture warranty that we wanted to get fixed.  We took delivery of our brand new PC 2350 on Oct 2014, and we had a lot of questions, as well as some things that needed attention.  Wow, we received excellent attention and great service from Bobby.  Every question and every issue that we had was resolved. 

But I need some help.  . . . . Our 2350 Mercedes Sprinter has a very sloppy rear end.  She waddles and sways a lot; I hate that. Our Mercedes dealer here in St. Louis is no help at all.  They see a motorhome on top of their Mercedes Sprinter and they don't even want to talk to you, except if you want an oil change or scheduled normal maintenance. Are there any PC Mercedes chassis people out there who have done improvements to the suspension?  Would love to hear from you.  I'm not sure where to take her?

The following is a link to our website for our Alaskan adventure (Dale is the webmaster). . . . . Dale is still working on the website and he is not yet finished. . . . . but he keeps working at it.

Best wishes. . . . . Travel On. . . .

Cindy & Dale Gentry

 on: October 05, 2015, 01:54:14 pm 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by GoPhoenix
Thanks to everyone for the kind words.  Were already missing our Phoenix, beautiful camping in southern Ohio and Kentucky in the fall.  Should add that the cash buyers flew into the Dayton, OH airport to pick up our PC and drive it back to its new home Idaho!  A really big downsize from a Country Coach three previous diesel pushers.  Said he was looking for the same quality.   ThumbsUp

 on: October 05, 2015, 10:31:04 am 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by ragoodsp
GoPhoenix....Great memories for sure!  Hope you continue to chime in on the forum.  Ron G.

 on: October 03, 2015, 07:36:50 pm 
Started by BuffaloRose - Last post by SweetWaterSurprise
Thank you, lots of info to take in

 on: October 03, 2015, 06:17:26 pm 
Started by jfcaramagno - Last post by Barry-Sue
A follow up to my previous post on this thread.  We had 22,500 miles on our 2012 2551 PC when we decided to have Bilstein HD shocks installed in August.  The frame shop that installed the shocks confirmed that all four shocks were bad but the passenger side shocks showed much greater wear.

It was not until mid September that we were able to take a couple of short trips (950 miles) around Michigan.  The shocks performed well and provided a controlled and fluid ride without excessive harshness.  Also, on one travel day we had constant side winds in the 20-30 mph range with higher gusts and experienced no handling issues.


 on: October 03, 2015, 10:08:19 am 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by GoPhoenix
Had it listed on several sites, but the posting here on the forum resulted in the sale.  Says he liked all the great things owners said about their PC; heard about it because his neighbor was buying a new one from the factory.  Had 30 responses from all listings, five from this forum.  Had some real doozies, and at least three fairly obvious scams: buy it now at full price, will arrange for pickup, delete all listings, "I am your most desirable buyer," etc.  One claimed to be buying for his son and would be shipping it to Valencia, Spain.  It's real trip selling yourself.

 on: October 03, 2015, 10:04:29 am 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by BGolden
I'll begin by saying thank you for the guidance and information that you given here on the Forum. So many of us learned from you and are grateful for the support.
 Seven years ago my wife and I began attending the annual Phoenix Rallies, we met so many wonderful people through Phoenix. But like yourself many of them have come to that time in life that they can no longer travel. It was so noticeable that many of the regulars were absent this year, for others it would be their last rally.
Kermit Fisher not only created a great product, but also brought so many folks together.

I wish you well, and thanks again.
Bill Golden

 on: October 03, 2015, 09:10:14 am 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by gradygal
We understand the why but it is a sad day when you see your RV/boat etc. leave. Best wishes to you both.

May I ask--how did you sell the PC? RVTrader, through Amiee's post on the Forum or some other way?


 on: October 03, 2015, 07:37:32 am 
Started by GoPhoenix - Last post by 2 Frazzled
I too have enjoyed your posts. With all your years of travel you must have a wealth of information in your head to go along with those wonderful memories. Perhaps you can draw on that knowledge from time to time and tell us where to go... but in a good way.

I wish you well with all you do.

 on: October 02, 2015, 05:36:10 pm 
Started by BuffaloRose - Last post by RKS
Not knowing where your starting from this may or may not help.  We make the trip from southern points to our home in Maine a number of times per year we avoid I95 like the plaque.  We take I 84 to Newburg NY, pick up I 87 to Mass Pike, when we're in the Phoenix, in the car we will stay on 84 to the Mass Pike.  Driving though southern Conn.  and Hartford, can be miserable, with lots of traffic and numerous lane changes. The Mass Pike route is more expensive with tolls and an extra 100 miles or so but in our estimation well worth it.  From our experience there are also better camping locations with this route, although I am sure there are good spots to be found. If you take the Mass pike all of our GPS' try to exit us in Worcester, which can again put you into heavy traffic. Stay on for another 10 miles or so and exit on I 495 ( try to avoid 495 during the commuting hours) This is where you would end up if you went (and survived taking 95). From this point on its 95, NH and Maine turn pikes.  Here you have a choice of getting off on route 1 in Brunswick or going on and picking up route 3 around Agusta. As we live in the Camden Rockland area so we always get off at one of the Brunswick exits. Route 1 to route 3 in Bucksport which takes you to Ellsworth and follow the signs from there. 
We just got back from Virginia taking the Hartfofd route this week and encounted no problems. We were also at Acadia a few weeks ago.  Sites are nice, although ours required a bit of leveling, as do a number of them. Their saying our foliage is running late by at lesat a week, so not telling just how colorful it will be here. In addition to all the great things in the Park the Canadian Maritimes are a relatively short drive away We always enjoy  Campobello and Roosevelts home, if interested remember a passport is necessary.  Hope this helps, and feel free to ask for more information.
Enjoy your trip

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