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Bob Mahon

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Our new Cruiser
« on: March 18, 2011, 08:29:06 am »
We just returned from Phoenix Cruiser where we traded-in our 2007 2350 for a lightly used 2010 2551.
Aside from being more appropriate for our needs, the 2551 is in excellent condition and the longer wheelbase seems to provide a slightly smoother and quieter ride. As for power; the lower ratio differential of the E450 has proven a bit of a surprise in that once in high gear, it does not downshift unless on a significant hill (much less frequently than our 2350 did). Additionally, although the engine revolutions are higher at 65, miles per gallon are only marginally less than our 2350 on the E350 chassis. We are thrilled with our 2551.

Now a word about the fine folks at Phoenix Cruiser:
Having bought many vehicles and more than a few Motorhomes in my lifetime, I can truthfully say I have never experienced a more friendly, responsive or accommodating group of people than those at Phoenix. They prepared the 2551 very well prior to our arrival, ran us through the inspection/demonstration process and got us on our way in short order (we were pressed for time). The few little things I questioned were addressed immediately and with good spirit.

Although Stuart was at the Georgia show, his daughter, Amanda, was efficient, very pleasant and welcoming. Fortunately, we also met a few others while there and the “Team spirit” was evident everywhere.

Kudos to all at Phoenix and they can count on us to spread the word about a fine organization producing a fine product.
Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.

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gradygal

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 11:55:27 am »
Congrats on your new 2551. We had ours delivered last month. Next week we are FINALLY going to spend a couple of nights at the COE Park just outside of Ft. Myers.

I can't agree with you more about the folks at Phoenix USA!!! They are the best. They do what they say they are going to do. We have been totally impressed with their customer service.

Enjoy!

Judi and George
Judi and George Nicholson
Punta Gorda FL

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Bob Mahon

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 03:55:20 pm »
Thanks for the good wishes. I send the same to you.

Happy trails..........................................
Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.

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pyrthkr

Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011, 04:16:58 pm »
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Congrats on your new 2551!  We love our 2008 model & are even thinking of how we would want a new one built to our specs.  I have to also concur w/the assessment of the folks in Elkhart.  They could give customer service lessons to many.  ENJOY!
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mciai2000

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 06:54:22 pm »
Well, well, well, our closest Phoenix Cruiser neighbors have a new baby.  Congrats!  How exciting. Good luck and keep on posting.

David
family is a passion...work is a requirement
2012 2552 full body paint(Phoenix # 2)

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Bob Mahon

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 08:12:27 pm »
Hi David.

Although the 2350 was good to us, we are very pleased with the 2551.
The 2350's rear bed was just big enough for me, which required that Peg make the sofa-bed every night. The 2551 won't give us that problem.

BTW, can anybody tell me what the tire inflation pressure recommended by Phoenix is for the 2551? Running at 80 PSI on our lovely PA roads is a bit harsh.
Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2011, 01:40:38 am »
Those tire pressure recommendations should be located inside the driver's door frame.
Glenn Canavan 2010 Model 2350 with no slide out.

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Bob Mahon

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2011, 07:31:49 am »
The only notification on the door frame is Ford's, which indicates 75 PSI Front & 80 PSI rear.
Our 2007 2350 model had a Phoenix recommendation of 60 PSI front and 65 PSI rear.

A 15 PSI difference seems higher than it should be for the weight difference of the models.
Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2011, 10:07:02 am »
 :)(:    Know you will enjoy the new rig (more)   :)(:
Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

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Bob Mahon

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 11:13:08 am »
Thanks Billy.

Although our 2350 was a good unit, we're sure we will enjoy the 2551 more.
Actually, the 2350 was a bit too much of a downsize from our 36' Alpine Coach.

Regardless, we're happy we stayed with a Phoenix Cruiser. :)(:
Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 05:53:12 pm »
BTW, can anybody tell me what the tire inflation pressure recommended by Phoenix is for the 2551? Running at 80 PSI on our lovely PA roads is a bit harsh.

On my 2010 2551, both the Ford and PC stickers on the driver's door frame recommend 75 front and 80 rear.

Bob
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Bob Mahon

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Re: Our new Cruiser
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 06:40:20 pm »
Thanks Bob.
I'll make it so.
Carry on, regardless..................
"In God we trust" to save our country and bring our troops safely home.