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billy

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New Owner (maybe)
« on: January 25, 2011, 04:52:25 pm »
Well I guess we will be part of your happy little clan! Tentatively we have a deal with Phoenix on the (Drum Roll) 3100. You said it Ron, Happy Wife = Happy Life.  We were between the 2552 and 3100. Sharon wanted a dinette & sofa. In our first trailer and this motor home we have a dinette & sofa. The 3100 will fit in all except 6 site at our park at Pismo Beach, where as this rig was limited to only about half the sites. So if yíall are interested Iíll keep you posted. billy

PS I called Stuart, he was busy and he will call back. If the camera can not be in dash, I'll keep the Tom-Tom
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 10:52:27 am by billy »
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pyrthkr

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 05:32:33 pm »
I hope my congratulations are not to premature Billy.

Enjoy!

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TomHanlon

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 06:43:07 pm »
 y-- y-- y-- y-- y--

Welcome aboard. Yes, keep us informed as things progress.

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 07:33:53 pm »
Congrats Bill and Sharon,

Is the 3100 available or are you ordering one?

We really enjoyed meeting you both and sharing our PC experience with you.  We moved to Quartzsite today and are near the big tent where I believe you are located; if you look around, you may see us.  Plan to be here a couple more days, there are a lot of vendors we haven't seen yet and we don't want to leave without something more that we don't really need.

Bob
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011, 08:28:16 pm »
It was already built     http://www.phoenixusarv.com/displayItem.php?id=10274  There are a few things I asked to remove and credit for, Tom-Tom and rear TV. Stuart will give me credit for both but leave rear TV, said it was too much work for the same price. Replace all that wood and stuff. Only other thing is he will add levelers, gave us a pretty fair trade, considering itís a trade, sight un-seen. It is in great condition with less then 9k miles. I take good care of our equipment, been a mechanic to long! Bob, we were to leave Wednesday but will hang around couple of day to finalize things with Phoenix. billy
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 06:39:36 am »
Congratulations Billy!

That is a very nice model.  Very roomy inside with such a long slide out for both the dinette and couch.  At only 5.5 feet shorter than your class-A, it is not a world of a difference, but I understand it fit's in more places which was your main goal.  You'll have to keep us updated after you take possesion.

Given the Tom Tom had the backup camera in it, did you get any other kind of backup camera?  If so, will it get mounted in dash or elsewhere?  In dash seems ideal.  I often hit my head on our hanging one.

Looking through the pics, they point out missing trim over the slide, and missing flip-up table behind the passenger seat.  Be sure they are addressed now.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 06:47:39 am by ron.dittmer »
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TomHanlon

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2011, 10:19:49 am »
I agree with Ron that the rear view camera is a must have item.

Mine does not have the ability for the person out back to talk to the driver. They told me the new Sony cameras do not have a mic. Like Ron I would prefer the monitor to be in the dash instead of over the windshield. It is just plain in the way to many times, like when working the curtains. I keep banging my head on it. >(  Sometimes you can not teach an old dog new tricks.

You might want to consider keeping the Tom Tom just for the radio and the backup monitor, even if you don't use the GPS or use a different GPS.

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 10:31:14 am »
Good point guys, I'll call Stuart and see where they plan on the back-up camera He said he would leave the TV but give me credit as far as Tom-Tom he was to take it out and have the back-up? Yes it is a little longer then I thought, but what the heck, it will get me in most all the place we go. I'll keep you informed, billy
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 05:01:43 pm »
Billy,
   On our 2350 we had the back-up camera on the overhead and after hitting our head on it, and having look up to see it we decided to go with the in-dash Tom Tom on our new 2552.  After trying to operate it we find it confusing and instructions very vague as was noted with other PC owners.  If we had it to do over we would probably go with the Ford radio and then have an aftermarket radio/GPS/back-up camera system installed after delivery.  That may be why PC stopped using the in-dash system, at least that is what I was told.  There are several very good systems available for comparable price.  For now I will just take my Garmin along for the GPS and use the Tom Tom for back-up camera and radio.  I tried to send this once and it disappeared, hopefully this will go.
   Bob

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 06:39:49 pm »
"For now I will just take my Garmin along for the GPS and use the Tom Tom for back-up camera and radio."

Ditto
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 11:00:57 pm »
Congratulations Billy. It's beautiful!
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2011, 11:40:30 pm »
About hitting my head on the backup moniter........

I see it there and wonder why.  It appears to be well out of the way, but I still hit my head on it.  roflol
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2011, 12:36:45 pm »
Well, I'll tell you, Ron, I don't ever hit my head on my rear view monitor and I use it all the time to watch the toad and it gives great wide angle views of the road.  However, EVERY TIME I flip the sun visor down or up I hit it with the visor and then have to reach up and adjust it again.  I can see where a dash mounted one would be better in some ways, but it would sure be easier to change out the monitor out in the open rather than in the dash.  Sometimes you just can't win!

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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2011, 01:27:16 pm »
There is no Yutopia with the hanging back up camera monitor, but I still wouldn't do without it.  It's my buddy. hithere
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2011, 01:32:36 pm »
I've never hit my head on it. If you all remember..... I'M SHORT!!  :-D
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