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Old 09-11-2008, 05:13 AM   #1
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Hi ALL: Sittin here as the sun rises behind the pines on this VERY cool Michigan morning and found myself REALLY appreciating the in-floor heating feature of this rig. Got to thinking....we more often than not only read about the problems we all have with our units and don't often see much about the GREAT features we like. Thought it might be useful to folks gettin a new rig or gettin into RV'ing to read about features we like. SO....how about noting one or two features in YOUR RIG that you REALLY, REALLY appreciate...and why. For example:

IN FLOOR HEATING: Not much nicer (at least as we get older) than gettin out of bed on a crisp morning and stepping on toasty warm floors. Entire interior is also very pleasant and...the cats, sprawled belly up on the floor, agree....it's a GREAT feature.

DIESEL BURNER HEATER: Have had two rigs, one with Hydro/Aqua Hot Burner, and now have Oasis Burner and both these units have been the "cat's meow". No constantly running for propane in cold country, instant and plenty of hot water and the flexibility to use only the supplemental heating coils if ya don't need the burner running.

Well these are two of the features we very much like. How bout you?? Steve & Lynette
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Hi ALL: Sittin here as the sun rises behind the pines on this VERY cool Michigan morning and found myself REALLY appreciating the in-floor heating feature of this rig. Got to thinking....we more often than not only read about the problems we all have with our units and don't often see much about the GREAT features we like. Thought it might be useful to folks gettin a new rig or gettin into RV'ing to read about features we like. SO....how about noting one or two features in YOUR RIG that you REALLY, REALLY appreciate...and why. For example:

IN FLOOR HEATING: Not much nicer (at least as we get older) than gettin out of bed on a crisp morning and stepping on toasty warm floors. Entire interior is also very pleasant and...the cats, sprawled belly up on the floor, agree....it's a GREAT feature.

DIESEL BURNER HEATER: Have had two rigs, one with Hydro/Aqua Hot Burner, and now have Oasis Burner and both these units have been the "cat's meow". No constantly running for propane in cold country, instant and plenty of hot water and the flexibility to use only the supplemental heating coils if ya don't need the burner running.

Well these are two of the features we very much like. How bout you?? Steve & Lynette
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:07 AM   #3
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Since we recently moved to the DP world, the whole family loves how the floor platform comes out in front of the passenger seat to prevent anyone falling in the stair well.

After 11 years of sqeezing into a dinette with three growing boys and a folding chair for Mom at the end, the free standing table and 5 chairs is a MUCH better solution. Elbow room and not being kicked by the son across the way are GOOD things...

Washer/Dryer combo - it came with the coach so it was not something my wife would have ordered. We heard that they were small and did not wash well. She is CONVERTED and loves her washer/dryer. She puts a load in 1 or 2 times a day and when they are done, she just folds and puts away. No transferring from washer to dryer and no trips to the laundramat with 7 tons of sweaty teenage boys clothes!
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:16 AM   #4
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We have a 34' Dutchstar and love every bit of it. I love all the underneath bins for storing things. So much room in bins means I don't have cluttered cabinets inside. My sister has a 24' class B with little outside storage and she wished she had more
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Hi def TV. It is great to be able to watch games and movies with the same quality we have at home.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:52 PM   #6
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<UL TYPE=SQUARE>
<LI>Air suspension & brakes
<LI>Bullet proof transmission
<LI>Diesel engine located at the rear of the coach
<LI>Large everything (refrig, water/holding tanks, etc)
<LI>In motion Sat TV
<LI>2 TVs
<LI>4 coach batteries worth of power
<LI>basement storage
<LI>10K towing capability
<LI>seat belts for 8 & comfortable sleeping for 6
<LI>about $15K in after market products[/list]
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I like the fact that our lower stroage does not come out with the slide-outs. We are able to open the doors even when the slides are out (no trees, poles, bushes in the way).
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:20 PM   #8
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Standard size bed (full 80" long), not a cut-down "imitation queen" size. Any RV with a short bed is automatically off my list.
Short people need not comment.
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Old 09-11-2008, 03:17 PM   #9
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Oh where do I begin. There's no way I can limit myself to just 2. So, we'll get around that limit this way...

1. Full body paint. We balked at it's price when we first saw our coach, but, now, I wouldn't get another coach without it. It's SO easy to keep clean & there are no decals to fade. Plus, in our case, the color hides any black streaks that do form.

1.A. 4-door fridge with ice maker. I now have plenty of room to bring food for our trips & the ice maker sure beats having to buy bags at the store (that usually solidify into 1 big block before I can get it from the grocery to the coach).

1.B. A large shower. We've got a 48" residential shower with 2 corner ledges for ease in shaving my legs. Now, if I could only find the time to get one of those Oxygenics shower heads installed.

2. Automatic levelling jacks. Sure beats hand cranking (with our TT) or holding a button in the rain (with our 5-r)...although we eventually installed a Z-Axis on the 5-r which made holding a button in the rain obsolete, but I still had to hold a button.

2.A. Alcoa Dura-Brite wheels. No more scrubbing & polishing. One swipe with a damp cloth is all it takes to get them gleaming.

2.B. Slide outs. No explaination necessary.

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Old 09-11-2008, 04:38 PM   #10
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TWO ITEMS??

- Basement ac/heat pump that runs dual compressors on less than 30a, and no LP needed above apx 35 degrees
- BIRD setup (bi-directonal relay ?) that charges both/either house and chassis batteries as needed

As for the heated floor, I wonder how much electricity the electric grid that can be placed under tile would use?? ...seems like that would be a great way to heat a motorhome floor...
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:04 PM   #11
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I know this is supposed to be about specific component feature, and I do have to admit, some of things you all list make me really envious, e.g., Aqua Hot, basement heat pumps, rear engine, ad infinitum. But let me tell you what I enjoy about our third class A - the same thing we loved about our first one, back in the seventies:

Sitting up high in the captain's chair, with a great view, while leisurely poking along some pastoral "shunpiking" country lane, until I can, like Yogi Berra said, "When you come to a fork in the road - take it!"
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1. I love our corner garden tub/shower which also has a corner ledge for sitting on if one chooses. I'm a short 5' 2" and can stretch my legs all the way out in the tub if I want, or I can stand up and just take a shower. I love having options. When we were looking at new Class A's at a recent RV show and dealership, we saw none that had garden tubs. The salesman said that just about all the newer ones only have showers now. It takes no more room than some of the showers I've seen, so I wonder why just showers now? Anyway, whenever we do start looking for another MH someday, it will be hard for me to accept that I'll have to give up one of my favorite things about our MH.

2. It's hard to pick just one more thing as we love almost everything about it, but I'll go with the slideout. Our last RV was a Class C with no slideouts, and we just love having all this extra room!

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Hydro Hot!
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I have to agree with blacktie.shooter. Second to that would be hard to pick but I guess I would have to go with the basement air. This coach is my first with it and I like it so much better than roof air. It's one of those items that if I ever buy another will be on the must have list.
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