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Old 01-04-2016, 03:13 PM   #1
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Hello I am in the process of selecting my RV. I am having some trouble deciding to the kitchen up front or back? I would like to hear what you may have and why.

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Hi there... that would depend on where the entrance door is? When we had a mid-entry FRED our kitchen was in the middle of which I found very convenient. When we were shopping for a new coach I was adamant about a front kitchen but ended up with a mid kitchen again. However my compromise was a tile flooring from from the front door though to the bathroom. I actually love our layout ...however that being said our good friends just purchased a 2016 Holiday Rambler with a front kitchen and love that as well.


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You need to consider your lifestyle when using your RV. When we travel, the RV is a place to sleep. Everything else is outdoors. Upon arrival, we set up our outdoor area and we're outside until it's bedtime. All our cooking is done on grills outdoors. This being the case, we wanted the kitchen on the curb side with the sink and counter area next to the door. This arrangement accommodates passing food, dishes, etc., in and out. Whatever your lifestyle is, you should look for an arrangement that suits it.
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For me, if it's a front entry door, I want my living room up front so I can take advantage of turning around the cockpit chairs for extra seating immediately adjacent to the living area.

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I like it up front, makes it easier for the DW to get me coffee while driving.
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Originally Posted by skin-tone View Post
Hello I am in the process of selecting my RV. I am having some trouble deciding to the kitchen up front or back? I would like to hear what you may have and why.

My DW says: "This is a no brainer." That is here opinion and I happen to agree with her. I suggest that you look at the difference at RV shows and dealers. We truly love living full-time in our 40U. The front living room seems to be more practical for us. Here is a link to the brochure for this model year: http://winnebagoind.com/resources/br...ridian_bro.pdf

You can see both options in the floor plan.

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My wife picked the layout. I picked the rest.
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You must be able to live in and enjoy the entire floor plan, not just worry about where the kitchen is. Look at the big picture, and decide what you want to see throughout the entire coach, thinking of it as your home.

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