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Old 01-26-2016, 04:22 PM   #1
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Class A with two "bedroom" spaces

I have a newbie post in the full timer forum where I noted that I am primarily looking at fifth wheels. I just had a coworker shoot my a link to a Thor Challenger 36KT which has two "rooms," one of my major sticking points to considering the fifth wheel. I don't know anything about Thor as a brand, but I have a dealer within an hours' drive so I'll be checking this out soon. My main question is whether there are other manufacturers with this two room format in a class A? Knowing this would open a lot of options up for me. I tried to google this but had no luck.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:34 PM   #2
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Most have a living room/kitchen combo and a bedroom so that's two rooms,
but maybe I don't understand what you mean by two rooms - two bedrooms in addition to you living room ?

we have what I would say is 3 and 1/2 rooms in ours!
And if we started counting outside and the basements, many more sleeping arrangements can be visualized

Toy Haulers have multiple rooms...
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:37 PM   #3
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Most class A coaches are going to be divided into two areas, the front "salon/galley" area and the rear "bed/bath" area. There will usually be a sliding door to separate these two halves, and sometimes two doors, so you can keep the bedroom separate from the bathroom(s). Looking at the Thor 37KT it shows that the galley area is in the middle, and the front salon area can closed off to make a second bedroom. This really gives the Thor three separate areas from what I see.

To me it looks like the Thor is targeting families, with the ability to close off the front to create a separate bedroom. My question is, how many people are going to be living in there? Also, what is pushing you in one direction or another with regards to a fifth wheel vs a Class A?
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I have a bathroom, living room, and a bedroom, each with a door. Would that be three rooms?
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Welcome, Mloft. You reference "rooms" (sic) which makes me wonder if you are referring to bathROOMS. If so, you should know that many newer motor homes have a bath-and-a-half as an option. If that's what you meant by two "rooms" Thor isn't the only one to offer that. If you mean various living areas, Scatterbrain has described one of the common arrangements. Our coach, built in 1993, is laid out in that fashion. From the front, there is the salon (living room), galley (kitchen/dining), bath, and bedroom. Two pocket doors can separate the bath from the adjacent areas.
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Most have a living room/kitchen combo and a bedroom so that's two rooms,
we have what I would say is 3 and 1/2 rooms in ours!
And if we started counting outside and the basements, many more sleeping arrangements can be visualized
Toy Haulers have multiple rooms...
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Most class A coaches are going to be divided into two areas, the front "salon/galley" area and the rear "bed/bath" area. There will usually be a sliding door to separate these two halves, and sometimes two doors, so you can keep the bedroom separate from the bathroom(s).
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I have a bathroom, living room, and a bedroom, each with a door. Would that be three rooms?
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If coaches where "sticks and bricks" most would be described as a "1 bedroom /1 bath/ ??? sq. ft. house"...(depending upon the overall length.... and the number and size of the slides).
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kbozke, the Thor floorplan that I found has a set of sliding doors in the front that separate the salon area from the galley. It also had the drop down bed so I imagine that they are trying to create a separate bedroom in the front for kids.
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As a fellow newbie and now Thor Outlaw owner, I will tell you that we looked at and considered the Challenger. We wanted a w/d - so it was crossed off the list when we could not find one.

We liked the divider door and how it created a private zone. King bed is a plus. The dining area that was set aside was nice, especially now that I know that the booth seats really don't let you "slide" in.

Why we went with the Outlaw. King size bedroom! Party deck - we have dogs and this will be a primary hang out for the family. This has sink, fridge, 50" TV. W/D prep was done and we had it installed and vacuum (love it).

Be sure to check if all the recalls have been done - step bolt and any others. This is actually preventing us from taking off the lot due to safety. I have to say everyone that has seen us hanging out on the back deck really like it and are surprised it's not a toy hauler.
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If you're interested in a used unit, Gulf Stream used to make a class A with a front salon with doors to close if off from the mid ship entry and kitchen with dining table.
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If you want room to bring the piano and the work-out gear (ideas from your other post - Lots of questions from the uninitiated), and still keep a real bedroom, and have a salon (living room/galley) in a motorized RV...YES, you can have it all!

Look at the Canyon Star 3920/3921/3922:
http://www.newmarcorp.com/motor-coac...rplan-options/
With a bedroom, a finished garage (shed in the 3922) and salon.

Or look at the Outlaw 37RB (was 37MD):
https://thormotorcoach.com/outlaw/class-a/floorplans/
Has a bedroom, a large loft, and the finished garage, with a ramp that can be used as a party deck! (plus drop-down front overhead bunk too). Check the link below my signature for where Outlaw owners gather.

In the used market there are other Class A Toy Haulers from the past...see:
Class "A" Toyhaulers

There are also "Super C" Toy Haulers. I just don't know which has a dedicated bedroom.

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I think he meant bedrooms, but who knows until he chimes back in.
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I think he meant bedrooms, but who knows until he chimes back in.
Thanks for the idea...

Both the Canyon Star and Outlaw Toy Haulers have finished garages that come from the factory with optional bunks.

We don't have the bunks, but have used our garage as a guest room by adding a trundle bed set and a simple carpet remnant.
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We show this photo so much to explain these options...really need to get a photo with the beds made-up

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Have been living in 37KT for over 11 of the last 14 months. Sliding doors for front living room or bedroom and basically a five room floor plan are why we bought it. It has more than lived up to our RV wish list. Really hugh window and curb side dineing room is a treat. Front table is used often for meals, snacks or just plain enjoying the front view. Really great TV viwewing in the front for at least three adults. Rear bedroom TV used almost daily, dine TV seldom and outside TV almost never. A'cond is good - gas furnace heating is weak in front but electric fireplace keeps it comfy. TWO awnings make for great entertainment and shade almost the whole curb side. If you don't have kids go for the theater seats and eleminate the front drop down bunk in favor of dual pane windows. If you use it frequently you may need to replace the bedroom mattress. PM me if you have specific questions.
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It looks like I was super ambiguous with my original query! I did mean bedrooms, as in, the front portion can be closed off to create a separate, private, sleeping space. There will be two people sharing this possible RV purchase - my son and I. As he gets older, I imagine he would want his personal space. Bathrooms and other amenities can be shared, but I think private bedrooms are essential when parked for any period of time. I've seen a number of fifth wheels and travel trailers with bedrooms at opposite ends, but this was the only class A I've seen.

Once again, I appreciate all the responses and this has given me a lot more to look into. The toyhauler seems to create a fairly useful, modular space for someone like me who has no toys. Another thing I hadn't even considered until now. Thanks again! This forum is great.
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