« on: December 19, 2015, 01:03:37 pm »
I am answering a question here rather than on the "transmission thread" The reason for purchasing a 2351 are many, but here goes. We are 75 yrs old. We still enjoy hiking, exploring, sight seeing, etc. We lived and worked in Alaska for 13 years and got hooked on the outdoors. We had a Born Free 27 side bed but it did not have a slide. Passing each other required one of us to sit or move into the doorway. So we bought a 34 Newmar DP. But we found that you cannot go exploring down back roads, back country campsites, etc with a big rig. We just sat around and got bored. So we purchased the PC so we did not have to tow a vehicle but we can. We have gone "Jeepin" in Colorado and New Mexico and driving the 35 mile beach of Padre Island, Tx . I am 6'3" and the side bed was a little short for me. In talking to Earl, he told us that we could do a great deal of custom work such as doing away with the passenger side pantry and extending the bed 6" and the kitchen counter 6". Also, I had a higher dome put in the shower so I don't have to bend over to shower. The slide allows us more living room. We had the double recliner/bed installed for my wife to sleep on (she likes it) and the slide has a pantry. You can see the TV from the rear most recliner. I don't watch much TV so have the front passenger seat swivel for reading and a Eurochair if want to watch TV. A cordless headset for my wife to listen to the TV gives me quiet to read. The table requires a bit of time to set up and we will use it for breakfast and maybe dinner. On the road lunch in the camper has not yet been worked out. We had all Fantastic fans installed. Hate those whining little vent fans. Had a slide window awning installed to keep the sun out in hot weather plus an electric patio awning. We like the thermopane windows. Keeps cold out and hot out as well as noise. They also open to get a breeze when A/C isn't required. The roof has lots of open space for the solar panels for boondocking. For extra space, we have a hitch mounted carrier and will put my pickup box on it. Kyle demo'd the surround sound in one of the units at the Hershey RV show where we bought the PC. Our hearing isn't as it once was and the surround sound allows you to hear music or the TV without blowing the walls out. We are headed for Florida after Christmas for a month and intend hit Key West, Everglades, and explore more than sit around. Have to be home end of January. We are in the Maple syrup business and work three months till warmer weather. Then look out, here we come.