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Old 05-05-2015, 07:03 AM   #15
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Kevin, thanks so much for all your ideas, they are really helpful. It's nice to find someone with a like mind on what we're looking for - we were rather surprised "everyone" wouldn't want what we want (we know that's not true but the number of RV's sold with big windows on the drivers side and none on the passenger side puzzle us - we'd rather look at our own campsite and not someone else's!). And we LOVE the outdoors and want to bring as much of it inside as we can! By the way, we did start to go through brochures by year to find those that appear to meet our needs but that was a lot of looking to find the few. Hence posting here hoping to get ideas easier!!

Thanks again for taking the time to share the links and ideas!
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:19 AM   #16
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I had a 2004 HR vacationer 37 PCT large rear window with a chair and fold out table in bedroom.
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Old 05-05-2015, 08:41 AM   #17
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Our 2008 Windsport 36R has a double window by the free standing table on ps and a rear window. but it is a little longer than what you are looking for. We love the layout and have not had any issues with it since we bought it new.
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When we bought our first motorhome, a 91 Pace Arrow, it had a rear window. In the beginning I insisted on making sure the window was unobstructed so I could see out. I found out when I hit a 3-foot tall pole that the window did very little for driving safety--used a spotter when backing up instead, and after a while I didn't care when the wife covered up the window to keep the bedroom cool. In this coach, we have no rear window, and I don't miss it at all. Of course now we have a rear view camera, which eliminates the need for a rear window.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:17 AM   #19
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Sorry I can't recall the model but a few months back I saw a diesel class A with a rear window.. aft of the bedroom was an area raised over the engine and the rear was large glass and two smaller side windows.. had a small table and two chairs. I was really impressed.
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This is what sold my wife on this unit. Opened up the bedroom.
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We want to full time RV when we retire sometime next year and are looking to buy a class A starting anytime. Our budget would most likely support an RV in the 2007-2010 range.

There are so many models that it's hard to find the ones with our livability criteria of a back window and a large passenger side window (where there is a chair or couch or dining on the passenger side). And the final show stopper for us is it must be 30-35 ft (ideally around 32).

Can you reply with manufacturers and models that meet that criteria to help us focus on those? Several Newmar Bay Star models are ideal but they are too new to be in our price range.

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Kevin, thanks so much for all your ideas, they are really helpful. It's nice to find someone with a like mind on what we're looking for - we were rather surprised "everyone" wouldn't want what we want (we know that's not true but the number of RV's sold with big windows on the drivers side and none on the passenger side puzzle us - we'd rather look at our own campsite and not someone else's!). And we LOVE the outdoors and want to bring as much of it inside as we can! By the way, we did start to go through brochures by year to find those that appear to meet our needs but that was a lot of looking to find the few. Hence posting here hoping to get ideas easier!!

Thanks again for taking the time to share the links and ideas!
You are very welcome Ellen & Pat, I know what you are going through. We had decided to order a 2016 Newmar Bay Star 3103, as it was too late to order a 2015. The 2014/15 3103 had very large windows on both sides of the living area and a back window option. Just found out that the 3103 has been discontinued for 2016 and after all the research and browsing the dealers lots we are very disappointed. At this point we are just giving up on the whole idea of replacing are rv, anything we look at now would be our second choice and there is no joy in spending lots of cash on an rv, that we know was not the model we really wanted. Our Bounder is 22 years old, so I guess I will start reading the classics forum.
The back window is very handy for backing up. We have the passenger look out the back window for the driver as a lookout and give directions. When boondocking in the middle of nowhere it is also nice to have a rear view to observe any strangers approaching from behind. Most importantly we like a lot of glass to enjoy the views, it is why we go sightseeing. Too bad a trailer does not fit for us, otherwise I would be looking at Airstreams. Some of their models have a wealth of windows, I guess some trailer owners do like windows.
We are both in the minority and the amount of choices reflects that. Our ideal length is also 32' and the 3103 dovetailed that wish perfectly.

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Kevin, the 3103 Baystar is the one we keep coming back to as well and we were wrestling with buying new since we can't find what we want in used so your latest information is interesting. We were hoping the prices on the 2014 or 2015's would come down as the 2016 was introduced. Does that mean there aren't other 2016 Newmar models with our criteria? We have some time before we hit the road but we wanted it now to get things set up with shorter trips and to just start enjoying it!
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Look at this one, scroll down the page half way, no back window but the biggest side windows I have ever seen. There are windows in the back just not on the rear wall of the coach.
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My 2008 safari simba has a rear window. It's 38ft but front engine diesel configuration. Windows a small on drivers side and bigger on passenger side.


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