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Old 07-24-2015, 10:21 PM   #1
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Drivers legroom

Hello All;

It was suggested to us by another Alpine owner to come over here and join you all. We are looking at buying our 1st class A. We came accross a used 1999 Alpine SDS36' mid door. We really like it, how ever, I am 6'5" tall, and there is a severe lack of legroom in the drivers compartment due to the kick panel on the left side of the steering wheel. Also the passenger seat has the same kick panel type restrictions.

We can solve the passenger side by going to a front door model I think.

Do any of the later model 36's have more legroom?

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Old 07-24-2015, 11:07 PM   #2
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Sorry I can't answer your question , but have seen similar complaints about leg room , I don't even know if my 38' would have what you need , seat movement, to the rear, is restricted by the slide, I've got all I need, but I'm only 6'2", and shrinking according to my doctor.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I found out from another owner that there are fuses behind the panel.

I'm wondering if I can just trim up the bottom a couple of inches, build a little recess in it 6" deep to allow my foot to slide forward.

I wonder if the dealer will let me pull the panels? He's only 6 hours away

I can remount the passenger seat further aft.
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I've seen the seat swivels available in different heights too, 2" increments; if memory serves. If I come across the site again , I'll post the web site address.
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I'm wondering if I can just trim up the bottom a couple of inches, build a little recess in it 6" deep to allow my foot to slide forward.
Nope! There is a metal strip along the bottom with Velcro to hold the panel right at the floor. And not a lot of room behind it either.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:09 PM   #6
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Jim;

Thanks for the picture, answers a lot of questions. I guess an Alpine is not in our future, at least one of the early coaches. We made an offer on a 34' Winnebago Expedition. We'll see how that turns out. Sure did like the kitchen in the Alpine tho'
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I didn't know about the different pedestal heights, thanks.
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Just a thought. I'm 6-5 also. Had a 2000 alpine years ago. You need to be aware that many coaches raise the ceilings about seven inches or so with the 2005 year model. So look at coaches 2005 and newer. Suggest Newmar and Monaco. Makes a lot of difference with folks like us who spend a bunch of time with heads near the ceiling


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Finally found the web site for the pedestals.

RV Furniture, Boat Furniture, Flexsteel, Flexsteel Furniture, Villa, Palliser, Lafer, Lambright, Leather Furniture, Bradd & Hall - Bradd and Hall

Under, Parts & Accessories, then pedestals in 6.5" 8.5" & 9.5"
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Stretch;
The 2006 Fleetwood expedition (not Winnebago) we are looking at has 84" ceilings and they are nice. Glad to hear other mfg's did the same.

Skip;
Thanks for the link. Good to know those options are available.
I drove another motor home I really liked but the seat was mounted way to low. I liked it other wise.

If this deal falls thru, well now have more options

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