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Old 03-03-2017, 11:49 PM   #11
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Hi all,

This is my first post so be kind

We have a 2010 Phoenix Cruiser 2350 Sprinter with 67000 miles on it. We truly could not be happier.

We use it for business travel and pleasure and stay in it about 10 days a month. It has never been garaged and about half of our miles are logged while towing an open car trailer right at 4500 lbs.

In the past, we have owned Class "C" units from Thor and Dutchmen and I still maintain units from Winnebago and Forest River for the inlaws. (I will say that at 65000 miles the interior of my last unit from Thor was pretty much falling apart as fast as I could fix it) My opinion is that the Phoenix is head and shoulders above those products in pretty much every department.

Ours has had zero manufacturing defects that were noteworthy. (the day/night shades were poorly adjusted on delivery was actually the only gripe)

All of the problems I have had with this unit are related to the run-of-the-mill third party components used. (Our A/C unit relay circuit board failed after 3 years, the mattress became a "flatress" after 5 years, the crank up antenna handle fell off, the house battery tray slides fell apart ...really, really normal stuff). Given what I've seen in other units, I'll take this list any day!

My opinion is that Phoenix has good construction and a good feature set and as a big benefit, still manages to remain pretty light. Mine is about 10K lbs with all of our stuff aboard and the fresh water tank full, leaving just over 1000 lbs of carrying capacity and/or allowing use of the full 5000 lbs tow capacity.

At RV shows, I see higher-end units with tempting features, but in almost every case it seems that you give up something somewhere. For instance, I fell in love with a Sprinter B+ at Pomona that had beautiful solid cabinetry, a diesel generator and full basement storage. But after some research, I found that the dry weight was almost 1000 lbs heavier than the Phoenix. That's an important 1000 lbs for me.

To me, the Phoenix represents a very solid middle of the road between the majority of units (dare I say "low-end") and real premium units at the other end of the spectrum (we all know who they are......and why are they mostly from Canada anyway?)

As we approach 100K miles, I am contemplating either another Phoenix Cruiser or maybe just putting another 100K on this one.

-Gordon
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:05 PM   #12
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Gordon, thanks for the input. It reinforces what I thought. We leave in two weeks to pick up our new 2100. We're confident that we made the right decision. Both the DW & I are anxious to drive it home and get ready to hit the road.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:02 AM   #13
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Garmp, I was wondering how you are enjoying the PC? We are strongly considering the 2350 model... Doug
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Have had it for a little over a year now and thoroughly love it. A bit of a learning curve going from canvas and a B van to a motor home with holding tanks, batteries, generator, etc, but worth it. Some things are still a bit intimidating but slowly getting use to the do's and don'ts. No regrets at all, except the threat of $4.00 a gallon gas.
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I currently have a 2007 Roadtrek SS Agile, can the your brand new Phoenix Cruiser 2100 be purchase out the door for $80k plus tax? What kind of gas mileage are you getting?
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:49 PM   #16
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phtochef88, our PC was right at $93k, but we did add quite a few options and extras, Surround sound stereo upgrade, wood floors, extra shelves & outlets, etc. Since the change in ownership I believe that is about the new base price. Not sure but think their price is $105 before discounts. Check here: Phoenix Cruiser - Affordable Luxury Class B+ Motorhome
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