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Old 03-23-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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Basement storage

How much basement storage do you loose on a mid door Alpine vs the front door floor plans?

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:17 PM   #2
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I had a front door Alpine for 10 years and mid door Alpine for 5 years now. With an Alpine, now matter which one you have, you still have plenty of storage. I always carry a spare tire in both of them, along with tools, spare parts rv supplies and still have extra room. On the mid door the steps lift up and there is quite bit of storage under the steps. You did not say what you are looking at, but if you have a Hydro Hot and residential refrigerator and only have a propane cook top, you probably wouldn't need a large propane tank. I removed my large propane tank and put in 2 1/2 gallon tank. I made the propane tank area into more storage.

Although either one is good, I prefer the mid door. It is easier for loading and not having go around the front seat walking the length of the motorhome. With the mid door you loose a little interior space.

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Old 03-24-2015, 05:55 AM   #3
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We have had our mid-door for 12 years. Never having had a front door, it is hard to compare storage capacities. Think the main difference would be accessability vs actual space. Especially if you have storage slide drawers, they have to be configured around the mid-door steps. However, given the available space in an Alpine basement--if you run out of space, you are probably carrying too much--smile....
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