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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #870 on: August 13, 2016, 06:22:36 am »
Welcome, garmp!  :)(:

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HenryJ

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #871 on: August 13, 2016, 08:34:12 am »
Ron,
I must say that I have truly enjoyed your comments on the forum site this being my first RV, and I have struggled for about a month with whether the slide was truly a benefit. 
I went with the sofa versus the dinette (I am 6'3" and around 250 pounds and Earl indicated he did not squeeze well into the dinette), and the sofa cannot be fully extended unless you have a slide.
I wonder how many times I might change my build out before Earl tells me time is up.
I saw you travel in UP MI, I might plan to travel there after pickup in late September 2016 to iron out any flaws before traveling back to Texas.
Look forward to more of your tips.
John
There is a campground about 3 miles from the shop, we suggest a stop over there for a couple of days to see if there is anything on actual camping that might need an adjustment. They have full service sites, easy pull through to the left side of the office where you sign in. And its not far from Martins supermarket where you can find great fried chicken and stock the refrig. Good luck Patricia and Jim in Tampa
Patricia
A new day has dawned now only traveling with Miss Elle . Jim will be watching over us.

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #872 on: September 02, 2016, 12:38:08 pm »
Hi to all!  This is the Tall Guy aka Gary just dropping a line to say hello.  My wife and I are from Plainwell, Mi, currently we do not own a PC but are planning to place an order in 2-3 years.  We would only be able to use it four weeks a year for vacation plus a handful of weekend getaways and I can't see letting something that cost that much sit idle.  My wife is retiring in two years and I'll be following two years later.  After that it's look out America here we come!  Currently we travel and sleep in the back of our GMC HD2500 king cab 8' bed 4x4 truck with a topper,  I built a platform above the wheel wells and storage underneath.  It works great but we're getting older and are looking for a little more luxury especially when it's raining cats and dogs!  I'll be poking around the forum asking questions from time to time and offering input on travel destinations I'm familiar with.

Starry skies to all!

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #873 on: September 02, 2016, 09:13:01 pm »
Almost....Welcome to the Phoenix family. The few years until retirement will fly past and give you a few years to customize your rig and figure out what works best for you. ENJOY!!

When you pass through Colorado we are in Glenwood Springs--according to a Rand McNally survey, the funnest little town in America. Stop by and say hi.

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Pax

Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #874 on: September 03, 2016, 08:23:48 am »
Welcome Gary and wife!   :)(:

While traveling before your purchase be sure to let us know where you might be in case one of our PC's are in the area for you to look at.  It sure makes things easier to start planning and eventually deciding when you've actually seen a few up close.

  - Mike

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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #875 on: September 03, 2016, 11:35:26 pm »
Hi to all!  This is the Tall Guy aka Gary just dropping a line to say hello.  My wife and I are from Plainwell, Mi, currently we do not own a PC but are planning to place an order in 2-3 years.  We would only be able to use it four weeks a year for vacation plus a handful of weekend getaways and I can't see letting something that cost that much sit idle.  My wife is retiring in two years and I'll be following two years later.  After that it's look out America here we come!  Currently we travel and sleep in the back of our GMC HD2500 king cab 8' bed 4x4 truck with a topper,  I built a platform above the wheel wells and storage underneath.  It works great but we're getting older and are looking for a little more luxury especially when it's raining cats and dogs!  I'll be poking around the forum asking questions from time to time and offering input on travel destinations I'm familiar with.

Starry skies to all!
Hi Gary,

Welcome to the PC forum!

When you finally get your PC, you and your wife will be asking yourselves why you waited so long to get the right travel mobile.

We bought our PC eight years before I was forced retired, handing my job over to Penang Malaysia engineering last year.  During my working years, we would travel under much of the same time restrictions you have.  Given our later-year physical needs and comforts, our previous travel accommodations HERE went on for way too long.  The last trip we took in the old rig had a last-straw moment where we new it was over and done with.

Anyhow, I hope you hang around and learn much about the good and the little bad too.  If you don't already know, there is no such thing as the "perfect motor home".  But the PC line-up rides near the top of the list, especially when considering the money spent.

Again,   (w)
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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #876 on: September 06, 2016, 11:14:10 am »
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #877 on: September 15, 2016, 03:16:58 pm »
Hi all...just realized we haven't introduced ourselves yet.  I'm Jeff and she's Suzanne; and our two parti color Cocker Spaniels are Scout and her younger sister, Sydney.  We are former fulltimers who have become sometimers due to health issues.  We started in a 30ft Airstream trailer and later made a move up to a 40ft Foretravel motorhome that was easier on my old bones (Suzanne has no such issues, he said gallantly!).  After selling the Foretravel when we got off the road, we tried a 14ft Casita trailer to cure our "hitch itch". . .poor decision.  We sold the Casita and are now looking to purchase a PC after a new grandson is born in October and other busy things are done with by mid December.  We hope to get a 2012 or later 2400 (like the corner cabinet by the back door); or a 2010 -2014 2551 or 2552 (no dinette).  We like theatre, both as audience and cast members (she's also a director); and WWII re-enacting (I portray British Home Guard).  Hope to see you on the road.  =J & S=  :)(: (%) (%)
Jeff and Suzanne traveling with the Cocker Spaniel sisters, Scout & Sydney in Fawkes the Phoenix 
"What happens in vagueness stays in vagueness"

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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #878 on: September 15, 2016, 05:05:22 pm »
My official (w) to J&S
Ron (& Irene) Dittmer

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Michelle Dungan

Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #879 on: October 01, 2016, 02:51:25 am »
Hello, everyone!

I've been what some forums call a "lurker" (unregistered viewer) for about a year but as retirement approaches with more time for travel, I decided to join your group.  Whether we end up with a good used Phoenix Cruiser 2350, 2351, Leisure Travel Libero, or certain smaller Coach House or Born Free RVs is unknown, but the knowledge gained by reading your comments and responses is a useful addition to my own experience and other research. 

I grew up traveling in the '60's and '70's with Dad and Mom's three successively larger (16-22 feet) travel trailers and various powerful but overheating Oldsmobiles and Buicks that towed them.  Their finally buying a Suburban for towing didn't happen 'til I was in college (mechanical engineering major at time, then on to the liberal arts), but did save them from summertime mountain grade  travel while fretting over potential boil-overs.  A few years ago, Dad got the travel bug again and bought a '97 Roadtrek 170 (Dodge Ram 2500) that we borrow but find a bit cramped for two.  It is cleverly designed for what it is, and rides and handles well (though those Chevrolet Express-based units do drive more nicely), but the low ground clearance, partially from the freshwater tank mounted under floorpan (which could freeze), and the daily need to convert the rear bed into a dinette while not stepping on the dog vs using the tiny table up front that restricts movement, doesn't really meet our needs.  Those needs also include towing an '03 Jeep Rubicon on some trips.  Tent camping with the Jeep is still fun but not all the time, and never when making or breaking camp in the rain!

I'll have a number of questions that I'll keep in separate emails to avoid confusion, and hopefully some of you can answer.  Thank you for what you provide for each other, and I hope I can also help some time.  Take care!


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Gail Staton

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« Reply #880 on: October 01, 2016, 06:24:11 am »
Welcome, Michelle .  .

 I can identify with much in your introduction from having a daughter in San Diego to having owned  a Leisure Travel Van,  to  visiting the Coach House factory, and researching Born Free.   A year and a half ago we purchased a used PC 2013 2100 w/slide.

I would be happy to help in any way as you continue to gather info for your future purchase.

Gail

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« Reply #881 on: October 01, 2016, 08:59:06 am »
Michelle Welcome.  The research is a big bunch of the fun.  We did our research for almost a year, visiting 4 plants and a few shows.  The variety of units out there gives you many ideas and the nice thing we found was PC was willing to incorporate some of them into our 2351, which we took delivery of in August.  Enjoy the search and the members on this forum are wonderful about addressing items.  They helped us a lot.
George & Jill Budzynski, Birchbark Farm

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #882 on: October 02, 2016, 09:19:29 am »
Hi everyone,
Not an owner, yet, but really like what we see so far.  Have been looking at Leisure Travel, Pleasure Way and Coach House but Phoenix Cruiser keeps coming back to the top of the list.

This forum has been a wealth of knowledge and I greatly appreciate all the tips and sharing of ideas that has been posted here.

Planning a factory tour at the end of this month and hope to actually get to drive a PC. 

John and Carrie

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Gail Staton

Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #883 on: October 02, 2016, 12:12:30 pm »
Welcome John and Carrie.

We owned a Leisure Travel Van for 10 years and the PC 2100 for a year and a half.     Coach House and Pleasure Way build great motor homes, too.

Hope I can be of some help to you.

Gail

 

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #884 on: October 02, 2016, 12:53:41 pm »
Thanks Gail!
This will be our first motorhome so trying to learn everything and get it right.  There is an LTV dealer just down the road from us and we have toured several LTV models but they are just a bit too small for us.  We both are still working and need some office space on board.  The flexibility of PC is a real attraction, both for the slight extra length and their seeming willingness to do some custom work.

Too many questions and not sure what to ask.  I have asked Earl so many I think I used up my question allocation already. :)

I have really enjoyed looking at the pictures of everyone's modifications posted here.