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Title: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Carol on July 11, 2014, 10:57:55 pm
Got my 2450 this past Monday and have been busy getting up to speed on things and learning how to stay between the lines and stuff!  I love it!  I'm having trouble with the internet, but I think I've managed to at least get the two exterior shots attached here...  I hope so.  I asked for a simple non-swirl paint job (full body) with the middle Sterling shade on the bottom and the lighter on top.  They very kindly added that one wave so it wouldn't be too boring.  Will post inside shots when I can.
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Post by: Carol on July 11, 2014, 10:59:12 pm
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Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: gradygal on July 12, 2014, 04:48:30 am
Carol

Very nice!!! Enjoy--and I like that bottom wavy paint.

Judi
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Post by: Barry-Sue on July 12, 2014, 06:46:31 am
Carol,

Very, very nice!!!  Enjoy and safe travels.

Barry and Sue
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Post by: Bob Mahon on July 12, 2014, 07:34:15 am
You did good by not getting the stick-on graphics, which will eventually crack and peel. Removing them also leaves a ghost outline where they were, even after a short time.
Nice looking unit.
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Post by: BuffaloRose on July 12, 2014, 09:01:03 am
Congratulations!  Very nice.  Know you must be excited.  Can't wait to see inside. :)
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Post by: Pax on July 12, 2014, 10:37:36 am
Awesome looking!  Congrats and safe travels!

   - Mike
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 11:48:55 am
Interior pictures...   Many, mucho, gargantuan thanks to ALL of the responses to my solicitation for suggestions on options when this was being built.  Many of you will recognize your brilliant suggestions.  Those that I did not take were assuredly no-less brilliant, they just didn't fit my need, which is for storage and simplicity while full-timing with just one person and a doggie.  Thanks you's guys and gals!
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 11:50:20 am
Cut out on side with access from door makes handy spot to quickly grab flip-flips, doggie leash, bug spray, etc.
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 11:51:26 am
middle
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 11:53:23 am
Optional narrow non-slide pantry cabinet between dinette and frig.  Has larger bottom for taller items.
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 11:55:01 am
Note interior is Graystone, but the leather is Sterling (was a lighter shade than Greystone's leather)
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 11:56:34 am
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 11:58:46 am
Shelf over valance in bath and corian cut-out in sink
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 12:00:23 pm
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 12:01:58 pm
That's my own bedspread... easier to clean the doggie hair off of it.
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 12:04:16 pm
Hole in wall of cabinet to give access to outlet from optional shelf.
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 12:06:30 pm
Slide-out pantry on this side with extra foot from 2450 model.
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Post by: Carol on July 12, 2014, 12:08:43 pm
Double drawers at all three levels since furnace duct could be put at bottom of slide-out pantry and removed top right cutting board slider.
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Post by: Gail Staton on July 12, 2014, 05:18:14 pm
Everything looks so nice, Carol.  I'm so happy for you and wish you many happy miles seeing our beautiful country.

Thanks for posting the pictures.  I always love seeing what everyone has done to personalize their PC.

Gail
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: 2 Frazzled on July 13, 2014, 04:49:33 am
Beautiful! It looks perfectly ready to help you enjoy your travels.

I have one curiosity question. What did Phoenix use as a latching system on the large kitchen drawers?

Holly
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Carol on July 13, 2014, 11:00:59 am
Thanks Gail and Holly.  As for the drawer latch, the drawers each have a small latching mechanism in the middle that when the drawer is closed it slides into what looks like two little rollers that catch the wide part and hold it at the narrow end.  That was probably a really bad description.  Its the same mechanism that is on the drawers under the wardrobe closet.  So far I haven't had anything pop open, and being a newb-driver of this thing, I have certainly hit some good bumps and had some good wobbles!
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Post by: Ron Dittmer on July 14, 2014, 11:50:37 am
2 Words....I'm Jealous!
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Post by: Ron Dittmer on July 14, 2014, 12:15:45 pm
I see the factory did the 3 drawer galley that I originated here: http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1751.0.html (http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1751.0.html)
I wonder if you are pioneering it for them because I will tell you right now that their method for holding your drawers shut will NOT, and I mean ABSOLUTELTY NOT keep the drawers closed.  When conditions are right, they will pop open and smash through the built-in drawer glide stops and end up on the floor.  I tried a number of experiments from those roller closures you mentioned, to a very strong 5 double magnet per drawer method.  Nothing short of a true latch will keep the drawers closed when conditions are worst.  I thought I had it licked with 5 double magnets per drawer, until we were well into our trip in Glacier NP, taking a jolting hair-pin turn to the right.  The extreme jolt and centrifugal force opened the drawers fast as bullets and they all ended up on the floor.  The first time it happened, only the top drawer opened and held.  The second time in another location, all 3 drawers ended up on the floor with the drawer glides broken.  We finished the trip with dinette cushions wedged in place to prevent it again.  What a big pain.  Fortunately we were doing that only the last week of our 4 week trip.

I advise you do this, a very cheap and simple non-intrusive insurance policy.

Buy child safety latches for those three drawers, the kind that allow you to open the drawer a couple inches for you to push the latch aside to open the drawer to it's fullest.  Even if you don't install them, have them in a tool box in the rig so you could install them during a trip.  Hopefully when it happens the first time (and it will happen) your built-in glide stops won't break on you, avoiding ball bearings all over the floor.

Maybe our problem was putting to much heavy stuff as seen in that post of mine, but that was our goal to begin with, placing all kitchen things in the kitchen.

I see in your picture, the factory was able to place that heater vent inside the kick board below the bottom drawer.  That is great.  Hopefully they will apply that to all galley cabinets in the future.

Ron
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Carol on July 14, 2014, 04:29:56 pm
Woooo, thanks for the warning, Ron (and thanks for the original drawer idea to begin with!).  That sounds like a horrible mess!  I will follow through on the child safety locks and someday hopeful get them installed.  Meanwhile  I will drive carefully (as if I don't anyhow hahaha) and will watch the drawers' load.
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Post by: backroadcruiser on July 15, 2014, 12:31:51 pm
WOW ... very nice. I love the interior colors. I did notice the kitchen cabinets have Dittmer drawers, they look great.  I'm happy to know that Phoenix will allow customer input when designing their MH.

I tried several latches on the drawers and so far nothing to keep them from rolling out, except for the rubber bands my wife placed over the knobs. They are strong industrial rubber bands and they seem to match the wood, and they haven been successful for three years now.

My 2350 is getting up there mileage wise ... Maybe a 2450 is in my future.... :-D

Best of Luck with yours
Bill G
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Post by: backroadcruiser on July 15, 2014, 12:33:14 pm
4 Words   I'm jealous! Like Ron.
 :)(:
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Post by: Janey on July 17, 2014, 11:40:09 am
Looks like we've sold our rialta. I love your moho - think I'm owing to use some of your ideas. I do want the slide out.  Very nice planning.
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: jampodd on July 20, 2014, 07:59:19 pm
Great looking! Also happy to see there are other single PC owners out there. Enjoy!

Jim
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Post by: AMW on July 25, 2014, 06:56:22 am
Thanks for posting the pictures.  Everything looks great, Carol.  You made some smart choices.  Hope the bed isn't too high for doggie.
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Ron Dittmer on October 22, 2014, 09:06:17 am
Hi Carol,

I am curious how the pantry cabinet between the fridge and dinette works.  Does something slide out after you open the doors?  It appears you have more than one door there.  I thought the entire thing pulled out as one piece like a drawer with little shelves & retaining railings.

What is on your other side to the right of the stove wall?  Same thing with the same operation?

What is the exact measurement of each of the two cabinets including their side vertical "stile" framing pieces?

Just curious for future inquiries.  I get lots of inquiries.
Ron
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Carol on October 22, 2014, 01:45:29 pm
Hi Ron,

The tall cabinet between the kitchen counter and the bed is PC's typical slide-out pantry.  Measures about 13 inches wide from the edge of the counter to the side of the wardrobe that hangs over the foot of the bed.  The usable inside width of the shelves is only 6 inches.  Despite the loss of space due to the slide-out mechanism, I find it a good spot for things like bleach, laundry and dishwasher detergent, generator oil, WD-40, spare shampoo, vinegar, Calgon, etc.  Basically things that I don't want to spill but won't be needing to access all the time.

The tall cabinet between the dinette and the frig is about 12 inches wide, with usable inside space of a little over 10 inches since there is no slide-out. 

You are correct that there are two cabinets.  The taller one on the bottom is tall and wide enough for a guitar in a hard case, plus room on the floor for hiking boots.  I put hooks on the inside walls up high and hang jackets and a heavier coat in there, and that helps cushion the guitar from moving around.  I suppose a golfer might find that a good spot for golf clubs!

The smaller cabinet above that also does not have a slide-out, so has that nice interior width.  I was worried that it was going to be a pain to reach things in the back but it hasn't been a problem.  I put extra paper products and light-weight cleaning products in there, and it is easy to stack them and keep them fairly neat and accessible.

Not sure what you mean by the measurement of the "vertical stlle framing pieces".  The slide-out pantry is just under four feet high, then you lose some of that space due to the slide-out mechanism.  The tall cabinet on the bottom, next to the frig, is four feet two inches, top to floor.  The cabinet above that is two feet high.  Adjustable shelving might be nice here, depending what people want to store.

Let me know if you have any other questions.  2o2

Carol
Title: Re: 2450 non-slide
Post by: Ron Dittmer on October 22, 2014, 03:13:04 pm
I got a very good idea now.  Thank You Carol!