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Title: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Awilson on September 25, 2013, 05:07:53 am
I have enjoyed reading the posts here, all the improvements that can be made and help when I have had problems. PC is probably the best manufacturer of Class Motorhomes I have known but DW and I will heading into the wild blue yonder come January leaving the working world behind. We decided that if we are going to be together 24/7 that we needed a little more room than what our 2400 offered. Last weekend we purchased a diesel pusher that will afford us the space that we will need and the comfort of traveling i have never experienced. We are really sad to see our PC go as I was getting things set up like I want with several additions suggested to me by Brazel's RV and other additions from people on this forum. PC has always been there for us when we needed the help and fixed thing that I am sure other manufacturers would have never even offered to fix without a $ sign attached to it. I cannot say enough good about PC at all. They are a great company but it is just time for us to move on in our journey in life. Thanks to everyone for the great forum, good times and the years we have enjoyed our PC and I wish all of you safe travels. tymote
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: TomHanlon on September 25, 2013, 08:31:48 am
Best of travels in your new motorhome.
You can still jump in here and lets us know about your travels and what changes you make to the new baby.
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: randallandchris on September 25, 2013, 09:02:06 am
Alan, best wishes, and please share a bit more.  Will you be full-timing or months out and how wouldn't a larger PC with permanent beds have been a good choice for you?  Was there a model you almost considered?
Had you previously traveled in a large MH and what about that experience was lacking in the PC?
My own wife bristles at the idea of making up a bed each stop and I wonder if a murphy bed in the 2400 would appease her, maybe not, she has a friend who requires no less than a king-size bed.  Women!
Thanks,
Randall
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Ron Dittmer on September 25, 2013, 11:58:30 am
Awilson,

It sounds like your plan is to go full time or at least for extended periods of multiple months, so I can understand the need for more room, and a diesel pusher surely offers the most for the footprint.  They are almost a story and a half with so much basement storage to keep the living space clutter-free.

I hope you connect with a great DP discussion forum as that is an art form (forum) all to itself.  Blessings to the two of you in your new venture in your diesel pusher.

Ron Dittmer
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Frank on September 25, 2013, 12:32:21 pm
 Best to you both. I can only speak for us, but having owned a
class A, we are now on our 2nd PC. The main reason being ,we prefer to travel
the "blue lines" (state & county roads), and the A just wasn't fun on some of
the back roads, and did not enjoy driving super slabs all the time.
We all have different ideas, thus many types of RVs to pice from.



Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Awilson on September 25, 2013, 06:15:15 pm
I read and understand some of the sentiments of not leaving a smaller MH. We too had those same thoughts and have grown very attached to our PC. Our bigger issue was DW has a neck problem that gets agitated by the rough roads and the bouncing around so we decided that if we are going to travel the US we needed to do it in a little more comfort.  Our 2400 had most everything we needed and rode very well but compared to the space of a DP and the ride, well that made our decision.

Awilson,

It sounds like your plan is to go full time or at least for extended periods of multiple months, so I can understand the need for more room, and a diesel pusher surely offers the most for the footprint.  They are almost a story and a half with so much basement storage to keep the living space clutter-free.

I hope you connect with a great DP discussion forum as that is an art form (forum) all to itself.  Blessings to the two of you in your new venture in your diesel pusher.

Ron Dittmer

Ron we will be staying out for several months at a time so we needed the extra room. We did look at the bigger PC's and considered that avenue strongly but decided to go this route. If we decide a year down the road we don't like our decision we can always trade again to get another MH. I am aware the diesels are a form of their own and trust me it was a hard decision to go bigger. I am connected to the diesel people and I have had them in a smaller form so I am somewhat familiar with them but by no means am I an expert.

Best to you both. I can only speak for us, but having owned a
class A, we are now on our 2nd PC. The main reason being ,we prefer to travel
the "blue lines" (state & county roads), and the A just wasn't fun on some of
the back roads, and did not enjoy driving super slabs all the time.
We all have different ideas, thus many types of RVs to pice from.

We may not like it in a class A but I will never know until I try it and I have discovered that no matter how many opinions I get on other forums I ultimately have to make the decision that I have to live with. I will miss the ability to just pull  over and stop about anywhere for a break. That is just one of the things I won't like and I already know that.

Alan, best wishes, and please share a bit more.  Will you be full-timing or months out and how wouldn't a larger PC with permanent beds have been a good choice for you?  Was there a model you almost considered?
Had you previously traveled in a large MH and what about that experience was lacking in the PC?
My own wife bristles at the idea of making up a bed each stop and I wonder if a murphy bed in the 2400 would appease her, maybe not, she has a friend who requires no less than a king-size bed.  Women!
Thanks,
Randall

Randy, Making the bed every day is an issue for my wife even though I help make the bed and put it away. I sleep like a rock on it, Her..... not so much. She feels claustrophobic. I told her that i can't tell, its dark. She doesn't think I am too funny.

IF PC doesn't care I may hangout here and let you all know how my travels are going. I appreciate the offer to stick around awhile, Thanks! You are all good people. Aimee, let me know if it permissible to post pictures of what we bought on the forum. I don't want to be ticking anyone off as might have to come back someday!

Thank you for all the well wishes and we are looking forward to a new adventure in our life.

Alan
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: BandD on October 09, 2013, 10:52:32 pm
Hey Alan,

You're part of the family now.  Please do stop back once in a while.

Bill & Diane
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Awilson on October 10, 2013, 05:18:07 am
I am still here I haven't left. Thanks for the kind words.

Alan
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Awilson on October 20, 2013, 09:14:56 am
We got our new to us DP and other than a few little hiccups it will work just fine for us. I will try to upload a few pictures. This should give you an idea of what it looks like.

Alan
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: 2 Frazzled on October 20, 2013, 08:08:53 pm
WOW! That is sweet! Congratulations - You must be really excited. ENJOY!
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Sparky on October 21, 2013, 09:10:10 am
Very nice,, tks for the pics,,,    BTW I use to own a Roadtrek ,I still stay connected with that group,, stay connected and safe travels
sparky
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Ron Dittmer on October 21, 2013, 11:03:20 pm
That is living on the road in great comfort.
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: aimee on October 24, 2013, 02:47:59 pm
Stay safe, and be sure to stop in to visit us from time to time.  tymote
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: lghjr on October 25, 2013, 04:06:11 pm
Nice - we are looking back at dp A's too - hard to find comparable quality to the PC - I have passed on 8 to 10 that were at my price point but not in my quality range.  Just too picky after the PC I guess.
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Awilson on February 23, 2014, 01:26:15 pm
Nice - we are looking back at dp A's too - hard to find comparable quality to the PC - I have passed on 8 to 10 that were at my price point but not in my quality range.  Just too picky after the PC I guess.

I am not sure you will find as many perks on a big unit. We have been living in this one for a couple months now but it does not have all that I had on my PC  other than space.

Alan
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Awilson on June 26, 2016, 07:34:01 am
Everyone, my wife and I spent several months on the road with the HR and it was fun but I must tell you those big diesel pushers are a very expensive option to choose. I had a tremendous amount of repairs and maintenance on it in the way of slide out motors on the big slide. I sold it last fall as I was not enjoying it nearly as much as we did our Phoenix Cruiser. I also discovered my work was also my hobby as I really did enjoy my work so I took a job with the guy that started his company patterned after my old company. We still like to travel but only in a car at this point. We are both thinking another PC or Born Free might be in our future.

Sorry it has been so long since I checked in so I thought I would update everyone.

Alan
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Denny & Barb on June 26, 2016, 07:55:05 am
Yes, they probably are very expensive to maintain, and to say nothing about them being unsafe on the road with not much between you and the vehicle that wants to hit you head on.   Just my observation.
Title: Re: Goodbye to PC
Post by: Awilson on June 26, 2016, 08:33:36 am
I was never really intimidated by the short nose as I drive with extreme caution. I have always allowed a lot of space between me and the vehicle in front of me. That said, there is nothing you can do when a vehicle coming towards you wants to share your lane! I got tired of buying those gear motors and putting them in, installing shear pins that shear of repeatedly, shear pins that require you to be 7' tall and weighing only 130 so you Wil fit in the space and still be able to reach, spending a small fortune to service the whole rig and lastly, trying to find a spot you can EASILY fit in.

I see you are from Medicine Bow. We took our PC out west a few years ago and went to visit Medicine Bow. What a nice place! What memories we had in our PC.

Alan