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Old 07-23-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Floor Plans

What is the best way to peruse floor plans of many motorhomes? Do I have to go to each manufactures website? I doubt there's a website that shows them all for a given model year…but there should be.

I love the Thor Challenger 37KT layout, but wondered who else makes something similar. Having trouble finding it because I don't know all the companies.
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The best thing is to actually go and look at them in person. Pictures do not give the whole picture about space and storage. Go to every dealers lot or if you can get to one of the big shows that would be better. Some that looked good on paper looked horrible to us in person.

When you do see them you need to actually picture yourself living in it. Lay on the bed, "try" out the bathroom and the kitchen. Imagine putting everything away ... where will it all go? How much storage is under the RV? Where are all the switches an what do they do and what do they turn on? (we have one switch for the kitchen lights, it's by the front door)

Only you can decide which company and floor plan works for you.
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Thanks. I do plan on going to an RV show this winter, but in the meantime, it seems none of my local dealers have a good selection of various manufactures. They stick to one or two and have limited models to show.

I realize only I can decide what works, but didn't know where to find a condensed version of floor plans. Seems I can't.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:53 AM   #4
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Manufacturers sites seem best. You can try a big sales site but many do not show floor plans.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:25 AM   #5
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It might help some to go to PPL Motorhomes website. They post a floor plan drawing. Of course, you're limited to what they currently have, but it might be a start. Plus, they're always getting new ones in, so just check often.
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I like to go to rvtrader.com and look at RV's...

I usually can define my search and narrow to the ones I'm interested in, then I go to the manufacturers website and look in their brochure archives for a copy of the brochure and floor plan options... it works for me..

Its been my experience when you go to the manufacturers sites, they have the floor plans, but usually not a good picture array of the model I want to see.. going to rvtrader.com lets me see real pictures of the unit. It portrays a better overall picture when you combine real pictures with the manufacturers brochure.
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The Lazy Days web site has floor plans for all of there new models. I don't know about there used inventory. Might check their site.
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Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Ideas?

Folks,

The following are my priorities:

1. Bathroom big enough to be comfortable using the toilet and taking a shower.

2. Comfortable to sit and watch TV.

3. Bedroom is comfortable.

4. Sleeping for enough people.

That's about it.

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The following are my priorities:
JohnnyB, that's great. Thanks for sharing.
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That looks great, Tom, thanks! I will research it.
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That looks great, Tom, thanks! I will research it.

We have a half-sister unit to this one. A Winnebago Adventurer 38J. What we liked about this unit better was the bathroom (toilet) was a separate room so one person could be doing their business in private while the other can be showering or shaving. If this feature is not a big deal to you than I would actually rate the 38R floor-plan just slightly better even though I would rate some of the refinements of the 2007 such as the large 4 door refrigerator with ice-maker.

Either one boasts one of the best kitchen designs that I have seen in 17 years of RVing. They have lots of counter space and oodles of pantry storage. If you cook a lot or entertain people this will become one of the biggest plusses of this type of unit.
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Michelle;

Another floorplan I always thought was very useable is the 35U. If interested in a 35'er the 35U has lots of floor area. The 35U was very popular thus there are many out there. These are all Winnebago/Itasca products.

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