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Old 03-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #15
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I used my driver door to remove my Norcold and bring the replacement residential refrigerator through, otherwise I would have had to remove window for access.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:50 AM   #16
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I use my drivers door frequently. When fueling mostly. I also use it to get out and press the security buttons on the pad that opens the gate(on drivers side) when I leave and when I return to the storage facility. Gate doesn't stay open that long and I need to get back in and go through the gate as soon as it opens so it won't close up as I go through. Would loose time if I had to go around and enter through the main entrance door. Roll down window is nice and I haven't had any problems with wind noise. It was on my list of wants when I bought my MH. I'm glad I have it but I guess I could make due without it. Would rather have it!

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:31 AM   #17
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I miss the one I had on my Winn. There have been accidents which prevent the opening of doors where a second door would come in real handy. I would think that this is more prevalent in DP's since they're closer to the front end.

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Old 03-26-2013, 07:33 AM   #18
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Don't have it, don't need it.
Maybe just don't know what we're missing.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #19
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I paid extra for a drivers door in my first coach (1982 Pace Arrow) and I used the drivers door frequently.

In those days motorhomes did not have basements, and the height was much closer to the ground.

The drivers door on my 2003 Pace Arrow is dangerous to get out, and difficult to get in. I consider it a safety exit should the main coach door not open in an accident.

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Old 03-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #20
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Have intentionally had a driver's door on both of my MH's.. It's a door, use it if you want to. If I want to go in that direction, it's convenient. If it's adjusted properly there is no wind noise.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:39 AM   #21
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Love it on mine (mid-door gasser). Still agile enough to climb in and out it!
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:54 AM   #22
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I have one. It doesnt leak or create wind noise. Its not hard to climb in/out of. My 75yr old Dad can navigate it without issue.
Also it makes tinkering under the dash much easier as well as cleaning the carpet.
If I had a bus/diesel chassis with the passenger side door... I could get by without one.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:02 AM   #23
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Our first two motorhomes each had a driver's door. The first was used solely for access to the manually controlled leveling/stabilizing jacks. The controls were on the floor between the seat and the door. I could stand outside and easily reach the controls. The second was rarely used as the steps up into it were poorly placed and you had to be something between a contortionist and a gymnast to use it.

Our current rig has only the one door and I don't miss the other.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:40 AM   #24
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I think the #1 reason you don't see many driver's side doors is the extra cost. Another reason is where would they put all those switches that are on the wall of my MH?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:50 AM   #25
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I rarely use mine for entrance or exit, but it is great for getting to the fuse panel. Gassers have the fuse block mounted on the firewall and it makes it easy to stand outside and reach the fuses. As others said, it would not be a deal breaker, but I would rather have one.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by FormerBoater View Post
Completely pointless IMHO.

Most do not have, as they are pointless. If you cannot walk 3 feet to the steps to go out the passenger side door, you certainly cannot exit the "rock wall steps" to exit the driver side door.

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The curbside door is the only exit in case of fire. I love my drivers side exit.

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