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TomHanlon

Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #750 on: March 26, 2015, 06:40:28 am »
Mike, is the 50 amp cable a marine style like the 30 amp? Do you have to carry the cable to the side of the PC and hook it, and plug it in to the post? I remember when I had a Winnie with 50 amps the cable was large, heavy and rather hard to coil. I prefer the lighter 30 amp cable I now have. I have blown the 30 amp one time. I wish Phoenix would install an energy manament system like my Winne had, then there would be no worries with 30 amp.

Johnny the full body paint is the best and most important option you can add on. The southern sun can cause the unpainted fiber glass to calk real bad and fast. The paint will almost pay for itself when you go to sell or trade in.

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JWW

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« Reply #751 on: March 26, 2015, 08:13:11 am »
Many Thanks to all for the input !
As we have more questions I will post them under a new topic in the general discussion heading.
Happy Motoring
Johnny

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Pax

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« Reply #752 on: March 26, 2015, 09:49:30 pm »
Tom:

Yes, the 50 amp cable is much heavier than the 30 amp and yes I need to carry it from the rear cabinet to the side to hook it up.  I was a bit concerned at first by the difference in cable size, but it turned out to be a non-issue for me.  It might be for others, however.  I would suggest anyone considering it go to their local Camping World and throw one over their shoulder for a test drive.

Energy Management:  We also had Kermit hard wire a Technology Research Corp Surge Guard (Part #: 34560-004) with remote power LCD monitor at the same location as the tank/battery/lpg display.  Once we engage shore power at the pedestal, it takes about 2 minutes for the surge guard to check out the power source and ensure it is adequate, and then it passes power on to the rig.  We have had a couple of issues at RV parks and campgrounds where the surge guard disconnected our power due to a variety of issues (over or under voltage, reverse polarity, etc.). We think it was money well spent.

  - Mike

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TomHanlon

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« Reply #753 on: March 27, 2015, 07:17:34 am »
I have the same surge guard but in the portable model. Energy manament I am talking about is much more than surge protection. It monItors your use and can shut down things as needed and restart them when you stop using something. Say you start a coffee maker and the A/C comes on, it might tourn off the electric water heater or the refer until you stop using the coffee maker. I had to watch the monitor lights to see what was happening. Really sweet.

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Pax

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« Reply #754 on: March 27, 2015, 10:35:17 am »
 :coffee I like the idea of that kind of energy management......well, except the part where it could turn off my coffee pot!

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Dave

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« Reply #755 on: March 31, 2015, 01:54:11 pm »
After many weeks we now expect our new 2552 to leave the factory in 6 days and be delivered to Palm rv for delivery to us here in Naples Fl.  Boy it seems like a long wait.  We're two down sizers like many of you.  We miss our Tiffen bus but love our tied down fiver for living. We're looking forward to a. summer of fun enjoying th new cruiser, and not  hauling all our worldly goods around. All of you have helped the time pass plus providing helpful info while waiting.  One more week to go!!!

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« Reply #756 on: March 31, 2015, 04:50:39 pm »
We are Don and Patti Curtis.  We bought our  2551 at the Good Sam Rally in Phoenix.   We were very happy with the buying experience and love our new motorhome.  We are looking forward to touring the factory.  We have been RVing  for 17 years so we knew what we wanted.  Thanks to Barb for sharing her thoughts about the company and Kermit.  She validated that we made a terrific decision.  Thanks also to Kyle and Earl.  I  have been reading the forum and will make some comments in the appropriate sections below...I  just may not remember  who asked the  question !
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« Reply #757 on: March 31, 2015, 06:11:27 pm »
Welcome Dave & Wife, and Don & Patti!

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« Reply #758 on: June 04, 2015, 02:04:56 pm »
Hello all, we are Randy and Charlene from Morton Illinois. We will be purchasing a motorhome soon. Just waiting for the magic  59.5 years old to withdraw from our 401k.  I really like the the PC and sure would like to see one before I take the 250 mile drive to Elkhart.  If there is anyone in the Peoria area that would be willing to let us take at look at your motorhome we sure would appreciate it.   
Randy & Charlene learning how to love retirement!!

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Ron Dittmer

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« Reply #759 on: June 04, 2015, 02:42:11 pm »
If there is anyone in the Peoria area that would be willing to let us take at look at your motorhome we sure would appreciate it.  
Hi Randy and Charlene,

We are a far drive, 2.5 hours away from you in Dundee, IL and our PC is now 8 years old.  We are half way to the factory.  Though the differences are very minor from 2007 to today, I would assume you'd want to see a rig and maybe a particular model that is more current.  Our rig is a 2350 on the older Ford chassis as seen HERE.  You are welcome to come over and pick through it.  We could review the differences to a new 2015.  
« Last Edit: June 04, 2015, 02:46:35 pm by ron.dittmer »
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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #760 on: June 04, 2015, 04:46:05 pm »
Randy and Charlene,
      Hi, we are Jim & Rae Anne from Peoria, IL. we have a PC 3100 and would love to show you ours. If you would like to see it let us know and we can get together.

Jim & Rae Anne

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #761 on: June 04, 2015, 08:42:09 pm »
Ron D, thanks for the information.  I have been reading alot of your material.  You seem to be  a wealth of knowledge.  We are looking at the possibilities of the 2552 or the 3100.  Our big concerns at this time are inside/outside storage (my wife) and OCCC with both models (me).  We shall see.  Again thank your for the information, I will enjoy reading more posts from you.

Jim & Rae Ann, thank you very much for the invite. The 3100 model is one of the PC's were are interested in.  I checked your profile and see your email is hidden.  If you could send me a email ( check my profile) when it would be a good time to meet with you two,  that would be great.  My wife and I are both retired and came make time in our demanding schedule (haha) just about any day.  Thanks again.  I look forward to hearing from you.
Randy & Charlene learning how to love retirement!!

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« Reply #762 on: June 10, 2015, 04:55:35 pm »
I want to thank Jim & Rae Anne (KB90MH) for letting us look at their 3100 PC.  What great people.  Based on what we saw and the input from Jim and Rae Anne,  the 3100 is definitely on our short list.

We did happen upon a 2551 that was right here in our home town. Very nice, but just a bit small.  However we have not ruled out the 2552.  We are pretty much done with our research and have narrowed it down to the below listed.  Our next step will be to rent a class C to determine if we actually like the motorhome life.  Thanks everyone for the input.

PC 3100 or 2552
Minnie Winnie 27qp
Randy & Charlene learning how to love retirement!!

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« Reply #763 on: June 10, 2015, 05:03:30 pm »
Randy,
      Good idea on renting the RV, you can always come with us and the fall trip. Great meeting you too.

Jim & Rae Anne


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« Reply #764 on: June 10, 2015, 05:17:02 pm »
Randy,

Great idea to rent a class C.  When you do that, decide where you want to camp and then rent in that area.  Mileage charges will be a whole lot less.  We were going to do this the first time we camped.  Had a rental unit all setup to rent in FL, but ran across a deal before we left Michigan and have never been sorry about getting into the MH life.  Great adventures, great friends and just a whole lot of fun.

Sue

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