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Old 03-01-2012, 10:40 PM   #15
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Some people like them, some don't. Look at the ones you like and not the others. Personally it's not a deal breaker for us. In fact our present DSDP has the galley on the passenger side in a slideout.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #16
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Most smaller coaches, 36' and under has the kitchen on the patio side due to utilities. If the kitchen is in the slide then the electrical, plumbing, gas and drains have to have expandable connection. There is a much greater risk of water and gas leaks under a moving kitchen.

However that would not be a deal breaker for me either way if I like the floorplan.
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We do most of our cooking outside, so it's nice to be able to monitor the outside cook(my husband) while doing any kitchen prep inside. I like having a kitchen window to help with this, also. (Never know what he's doing out there). The real dealbreaker for me is a curb-side slide that takes away from our patio space, but that's why RV makers have so many models. I hope you find a coach that really suits your needs and wants. It's really the best way to travel. Have fun.
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If seating is on the patio side, you would be seated looking out at the wet bay side of your neighbors rv generally. That means you could eat breakfast and watch him dump his tanks. Thanks, but I would rather look out at the neighbor's patio.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:41 AM   #19
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If seating is on the patio side, you would be seated looking out at the wet bay side of your neighbors rv generally. That means you could eat breakfast and watch him dump his tanks. Thanks, but I would rather look out at the neighbor's patio.
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We do most of our cooking outside, so it's nice to be able to monitor the outside cook(my husband) while doing any kitchen prep inside. I like having a kitchen window to help with this, also. (Never know what he's doing out there). The real dealbreaker for me is a curb-side slide that takes away from our patio space, but that's why RV makers have so many models. I hope you find a coach that really suits your needs and wants. It's really the best way to travel. Have fun.
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Being in the market for our first mh has us reading most every thread. This one generated another tick point on our list. This is not a deal breaker but something to consider. Its all about the floorplan.
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The one thing that is a killer for me is the toilet anyplace I can see or smell it from my kitchen.

I see some with a door opening up from in front of the fridge, yuck.

All 3 I've had had the toilet back behind a wall at least and or a door separating it.
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It really IS all about the floorplan. You have to take your time & visualize the things you'd like to do in the MH. If you're big on TV (I don't get that , but whatever) then you need to be sure it's situated where it's comfortable to view. I love to do everything outside, so a curb slide that interferes with my patiio space is definitely a deal breaker. Some people I know prefer a large living room, so they like the double slide in that area for more space. The only feature I can't really relate to is the mid-coach bathroom. Do you REALLY need a "guest bath" instead of using that space for a pantry or something? Again, it still comes down to "different strokes for different folks". I figure, as long as you're out there having fun,I don't care if you're in a pop-up or a 42 footer. You're all neighbors!
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Ours has the dinette and couch on the patio side and it works fine, but I think I'd be happy with it the other way too. Alot depends on where you stay most of the time I guess.
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I don't mind the kitchen being on the patio side. We only have a two slide coach and I didn't want the kitchen in other then a stationary place. The less plumbing moves the better it is. JMHO
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I could live with either, But I wonder about the balance of weight to the slide and how far the slide can go out?
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In our case the kitchen is on the patio side and the opposite is the slide out with the dinette and couch. No moving gas and water connections. This also means that the awning is fully usable.

Those coaches with slide outs on both sides, what does that mean for the curb side slide outs? The slide out intrudes into the awning patio.

I guess our builder saved some money by putting the kitchen on the non-slide out side.
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Generally, a kitchen slide isn't as deep as a regular slide because of the connections in it. I'm not crazy about having gas & water connections moving at all, so I wouldn't have a kitchen slide. Hubby was a fireman and a plumber, so he's seen too many things go wrong with those types of things. It's something we consider whenever we look for an RV. Heck, I don't even have a garbage disposal at home because of his plumbing experience. LOL
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