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Old 12-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Curbside windows

Just curious why there aren't more coaches with big curb side windows. I've seen a few over the years, big windows, slides that are almost all window and glass roofs on slides. There isn't an abundance of these around and I'm curious why. Is heat that big of a factor. I understand the need for wall space, but there are usually big windows on the road side where there's usually nothing to see.

We'd like to upgrade to used a higher end DP and we'd really like some big windows. I believe Gulfstream and Monaco make/made a couple models, but I'm not sure who else.

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Old 12-07-2014, 09:43 PM   #3
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I agree.... we own a 2008 Gulfstream and love our atrium dining room. Our living and dining are are immense in comparison to other 38 foot coaches. It's going to be a hard act to follow in another year or two when we will looking to trade in for a newer model.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:39 AM   #4
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Our 2006 Winnebago Tour has 3 windows curbside. About 5.5 ft tall and 8' wide.
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Old 12-08-2014, 04:52 AM   #5
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I like the big side windows but not the slide ceiling windows ... where we live, the canopy is usually deployed which covers the curb side (no point in having windows that are always covered).
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Our 2006 Winnebago Tour has 3 windows curbside. About 5.5 ft tall and 8' wide.
Our Rexhall, Rexair has windows about the same width and a little taller.
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Wide windows are great.

Tall windows make me ask, why do my knees need to be able to see through the window?

And, why tall windows if you place furniture in front of said windows?

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Wide windows are great.

Tall windows make me ask, why do my knees need to be able to see through the window?

And, why tall windows if you place furniture in front of said windows?

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Good sized curbside windows in our American Tradition too (American Coach). I guess I don't think they are all that rare - it merely depends on the floor plan, i.e. what else needs to go on the curbside wall.

It does seem to me that the number of windows is being reduced in newer coaches, perhaps because of the popularity of large tvs that are mounted other than high & front, tvs mounted in an outer wall (for patio viewing), outdoor kitchens, etc. All these use sidewall space and leave less room for windows.
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A loot has to do with floorplans. You can't put furniture or appliances in front of tall windows. Typically, the atrium units have the dinette located behind them. Again, you would have to want a floorplan with the dinette in that part of the coach.


I like big windows and would rather see long short windows where you can sit on a couch and look out window(s) the entire length of the couch.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:36 PM   #11
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Thanks for all of the replies. We definitely like the big curbside windows and we prefer the curbside dining area. We now have a few more brands to look at. At this point we are leaning towards the Monaco PAQ floor plans from a few years ago. The PAQ seems to have all the other features we are looking for.

We will continue to look around and see what we can find.

Thanks again!
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If you want windows, you need to check out Prevost. No equal.
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Our Thor Tuscany 44MT has large window on curb side. We love it!!
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Most RV's don't come with Dual Pane Windows, So Heat and cold are factors. RV's are not very well insulated so Large windows would have to be taken in consideration for winter and summer cooling and heat costs.
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