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Old 03-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Floorplans with kitchen on the patio side - I don't get it... do you?

Two very popular brands of Class A coaches have floorplans which all place the kitchens on the patio/curb side of the coach and have the major seating/eating/window wall looking out onto your neighbor's patio, rather than your own.

As much as I might wish to get a model from one of these makers at some point, floorplans with kitchens on the patio side is just a deal breaker for me.

Am I alone in this? I don't understand the attraction to having most of one's window/view area being on the road/neighbor's patio side of the coach.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Think that's a hold over from some designers idea that the patio is an outdoor eating space and should be close to the kitchen, like in a stick & brick home. Then the dinette has to be on the other side of the RV because of space restrictions.

Seems normal to me.
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Different strokes for different folks I guess. Personally I'm glad our dinette looks out of the curbside to our patio but if the kitchen had been on that side and the rest of the coach had worked for us it wouldn't have been a big deal.

We probably had things that would be deal breakers for us that other folks would not have an issue with. Diversity is what makes the world go 'round.
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I think more than not, the seating is on the street side of the coach. But hey; to each his own.
I like it with the kitchen on the patio side.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #5
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I think more than not, the seating is on the street side of the coach. But hey; to each his own.
I like it with the kitchen on the patio side.
Me, too.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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Me three. I would think that it probably is dictated more to the fact that the sink is not in the slide out and the seating area is.
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Our kitchen is on the patio side and seating on the road side, with some seating on the patio side. Window is on the patio side. Never thought about it but we like ours this way.
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If we have our patio set-up, we are outside using it. However when we are eating inside I can look over and see what they are eating. If it is a deal breaker for you then move on to something you like better. When you spend the money get what you want, not what everybody else likes. Thats just my 2cents worth. Happy Trails.
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It's interesting to me that lots of folks like the kitchen on the patio side... that's why I asked.. just to get an idea of people's preferences. No right nor wrong to it - just prefs, that's all. We each have various aspects of coach design which we prefer... that's why there have been so many variations over the years. In these days of RV market struggles, makers can't afford to offer so many variations and need to drill down to the few plans that will be the best sellers... knowing various people's preferences can help makers bring to market what we like. We found the plan that we love. But no plan suits everyone, that's for sure!

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Two very popular brands of Class A coaches have floorplans which all place the kitchens on the patio/curb side of the coach and have the major seating/eating/window wall looking out onto your neighbor's patio, rather than your own.

As much as I might wish to get a model from one of these makers at some point, floorplans with kitchens on the patio side is just a deal breaker for me.

Am I alone in this? I don't understand the attraction to having most of one's window/view area being on the road/neighbor's patio side of the coach.

I agree, I won't even bother looking at one with a curb side kitchen.

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The kitchen location is not a deal breaker for me if I like the rest of the floorplan. I am more inclined to walk out if the dinette is across from the bathroom door. Also, I don't want plumbing in a slide.
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my floorplan has the kitchen table in its own slide on the passenger side, then the business end of the kitchen if on the driver side slide
our windows at the table open up to allow you pass "stuff" out to the patio
if you bend down.
we used it a few times to bring in groceries when it was raining real hard,


but our last fiver was set up just like you explained....never made sense to me either, except sometimes you got a good show from next door,
(keep it clean).
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I guess I really never thought about it. Both our RV's have had seating on the street side and kitchen on patio side. As long as I have a floor plan that works for me, I really don't care one way or the other.
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It's so whoever has KP can be part of the patio side gathering.
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