OK - So I did come back to this thread
Great point for those reading thru the Class A forum while researching coaches, to point out how important it is to really do your research and understand the loads of a specific coach.
Over the years, many coaches, made from good manufactures, left the factory with the front axle already at load capacity. (Not to pick on Newmar, as I feel they are one of the better manufactures, but they had a few coaches that met this criteria.)
Usually, two key things need to be checked:
1) Overall CCC (What you should be able to add weight wise for your personal items, and bodies.)
2) Front axle weight. Kind of a Catch 22, as some coaches may have mathematically say 2000 pounds of CCC, but with steer axle at max load unladen - it makes it very hard to pack anything that does not put you up and over the steer axle's weight limits.)
A few of the key criteria on our search for a coach, and on our spread sheet, was to check the weight capability, and since you mentioned kitchen - I'll share that that was one of my wife main criteria in a coach too. She also wanted non slide kitchen (Though moving plumbing is really not that much of an issue with a good built coach. But, it still is a higher opportunity for future maintenance issues.), but more so for the added cabinet space. Slides consume up to ~6" of upper cabinet space. We even modified one of our upper kitchen cabinets, to add a third shelf of about 6", for some items not used too often.
Our coach has over 11,000 pounds of CCC. We specifically went with a two drivers side only coach (We have a favorite campground with rather skinny sites
!), and the kitchen counter is over 9' long, with very useable counter real estate
Another one of my 'So what?' posts? Well not really, just a few examples of how important it is for a protective buyer to really think about what is important to them in a coach. And shop until you find what covers those important items to you.
Bu the way, out of the 1000 + LP's I bought from a reformed Radio DJ's collection (He worked in San Francisco from mid 60's thru early 80's. Had over 5000 LP's in his collection. Some never released music too. Wife said they had to go before they moved to downsized housing in 2009. He would sell them in lots of 500, at 1$ each. Would not select anything specific, starting in the A's and working his way thru to the Z's. My 1000, included E so have myself some Elvis LP's
! Hi Fi is my hobby (Got Tubes?), and when we're home from this trip, I will spin some Elvis. (Can't do this often, as my MIL lives in our 'vacation home' with us. Love her, but she can not listen to music without singing along, well - we assume it is singing - with he song!
Elvis lives, and does Buddy Holly, and others too... Music, really can cross generations. Now, who is this foreigner called Mozart?
Best to all,