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Polish Prince
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« on: February 09, 2016, 12:40:49 pm »

2016 - 2351 Modifications and Options  - These work for us and won't work for everyone.  If anyone wants more detail just let us know.

Regular options
Slide out dinette
Convenience Package, less TV antenna and booster
Leveling Jacks
In-dash backup camera and GPS
Insulated Glass

Other Options
Built on a 450 chassis
Safety Plus steering stabilizer
Insulated the cab floor
Xantrex Pro-sine 2.0 instead of 1800, Pure Sine wave and includes circuit test for shore power
Additional patio and rear lighting
Wired for portable satellite dish
Installing WI-FI booster – Ranger 11-mini pack – ˝ mile range
Installing cell phone booster – Weboost drive 4G-X Extreme RV Signal Booster
Quick connect gas line
Upgrade to 15k BTU AC
Dometic thermostat with outside temp display
Upgraded the mattress to gel mattress
Upgraded to AGM batteries
Upgraded to Max Air 6200 in living room vent
Upgraded bathroom vent to Max Air 7500k with remote
Eliminated fan in bathroom
Installed 200 watt solar panel with Solar Boost 3000i controller

Modifications
Eliminated pantry and added space to counter
Modified drawers under cooktop – now 6 drawers because of pantry change
Moved toilet to outside wall, now porcelain
Eliminated about 3 ft. of wall next to bed, up to shower
Eliminated door on bathroom, now open bathroom
Eliminated roof rack and ladder
Added sprayer for toilet
Added movable shelves in shirt closet and wardrobe
Added handle above passenger seat, to help Jill get into seat from living room
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 12:53:52 pm »

Awesome configuration!  I'm going to have to research each and every item... as many look like things I'd add... and some I don't know anything about.  August is going to be such a VERY L..O..N..G time to have to wait.  I hope the final season of co-op'ing keeps you busy and makes the time fly quickly past.  CONGRATS!!!

Jim
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 02:39:23 pm »

August will be a long time to wait, but the anticipation makes the final date even more exciting.  It gives us a long lead to find all the little things that we will need to outfit our PC.  Each time we find something that we want/need it brings home the fact that we are actually doing it.  The goats start to kid in late March so that will be a HUGE distraction from the waiting.  Life on the farm gets really busy when the farm works starts.  We have a young man who is buying all the goats and equipment and he will be coming to apprentice for 2 weeks in early June so that also will be a wonderful distraction.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 09:41:36 pm »

You have plenty of time to reconsider any of your options & deviations.  You can even change the color near the very end of the build cycle.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 08:48:52 am »

Interesting bath setup. We also have a 2351. Took possession in Dec/2015. We also deleted the kitchen pantry and extended the kitchen counter and have same drawer setup. We have a bed/couch in the slide which works well for us. The only thing I would advise against is the dash radio/gps/cam. It is unusable in sunlight because of a reflection of the passenger in the face of unit and small for us (old eyes) I am having the back up camera installed above the rear view mirror (no longer a Sony)
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 09:07:50 am »

We also deleted the kitchen pantry and extended the kitchen counter and have same drawer setup.
That was a real good idea to get 6 decent size drawers in the galley cabinet.  The pictures I seen of them look great.  And the extra counter space is very nice too.  You really would't feel the extra blessing you have until previously owning the standard galley.

I did my own retro-fit of the standard galley HERE to double the capacity of our standard galley.  Because the wider and extra deep drawers are much heavier, they require the button latches I added to keep them closed when driving.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 01:33:22 pm »

Interesting bath setup. We also have a 2351. Took possession in Dec/2015. We also deleted the kitchen pantry and extended the kitchen counter and have same drawer setup. We have a bed/couch in the slide which works well for us. The only thing I would advise against is the dash radio/gps/cam. It is unusable in sunlight because of a reflection of the passenger in the face of unit and small for us (old eyes) I am having the back up camera installed above the rear view mirror (no longer a Sony)
I was concerned about having the back up monitor in the way when moving from the seat to the living area of the PC.  Did/do you notice it at all when moving between the areas.  I really wanted clean lines up front and nothing to visually break up the view.  We have an in dash in our car and other than you can't adjust a destination without stopping and putting the car in park, it has worked well.  We have also noticed that a built in, have used the a number of times, has much better satellite connection than a portable unit.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016, 01:37:19 pm »

One more modification that we got approval on today.  We ditched the mirror backsplash and are using a very thin steel back splash around the stove, the side and directly behind the stove. It's called Diamond Life, comes in a bunch of colors, and allows you to write on it with erasable markers and put magnets on it.  We tested it at home and the grease washes off it very well.
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 07:36:59 pm »

I think repositioning the back up camera is a personal choice. As I have not gotten our unit back from the factory yet, I cannot tell you if I made the right choice. I can tell you that while driving down the road and having to lean into the center of the cab to see the gps, or the back up camera is a royal pain. Also the radio is a bit complicated to operate but plays nicely. We shall see.




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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 09:31:44 pm »

I think repositioning the back up camera is a personal choice. As I have not gotten our unit back from the factory yet, I cannot tell you if I made the right choice. I can tell you that while driving down the road and having to lean into the center of the cab to see the gps, or the back up camera is a royal pain. Also the radio is a bit complicated to operate but plays nicely. We shall see.





We are doing tinted windows to hopefully reduce the glare in the cab.  We'll see how that works out.
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 12:40:00 am »

“having to lean into the center of the cab to see the gps, or the back up camera is a royal pain.”

I might not correctly interpret the above quote about the backup camera, but the following might lessen your problem of viewing the backup monitor:

If your monitor is like ours, you can adjust the devise at the rear of the monitor that holds it in place to change the position of the screen.  I made the monitor face more toward the driver’s seat so now just a minor tilt of my head allows me to see the screen without leaning toward the center of the cab.

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