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Old 12-07-2013, 05:52 AM   #1
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We have been looking at a newer coach. The folding bed to put a slide in begs the question "Where do I sleep if I cannot put the slides out?"

The rear bathroom also tells me "no access while travelling".
Is this why they went to bath and a half??

All electric coach.
Only a two element stove. I even miss not having a real oven.

I was told by one salesman that the industry (or government) want to get rid of the propane systems on RV's and that is why the electric coach.
Not sure if I totally want to rely on some fuse or a loose wire hidden in the bowels of the miles of wiring.

Like the floor plan on the 2013 Tour though.
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Just when you think you've heard every ridiculous and false statement by a salesman, another one comes along and tops the previous one.

The vast majority of RVs are in a price range where an all electric RV is impractical and too expensive.

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I was told by one salesman that the industry (or government) want to get rid of the propane systems on RV's and that is why the electric coach.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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Consider going to a large RV show in your area. There will be much to choose from. Almost something for everyone. Propane will be used as a fuel in RV's for what could be considered "forever". Google "RV shows".
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:10 AM   #4
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In "my area" we have ONE rv show. It is mostly trailers and fivers.
We also do not have dealers for one brand aand have very few dealers
for coaches.
Canada is not known for being an RV mecca.
I look at MHs while we are snowbirding.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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Unless the bed folds up (there are a couple of models in which they do), you should still be able to use it with all the slides in.

I suspect you're right about the bath & one half design, keeps one potty accessible during travel. I'd probably prefer the storage space it uses up.

I think you're seeing more all electric coaches because the demand for them is growing. The sales rep is full of something. We love ours. Yes, you will have no conventional oven, but the convection oven works great. There is the occasional meal, however, when we'd like to use both the oven and microwave features simultaneously.
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A conventional oven was a must have for DW, in a years time we've used it once. It works great as a bread box most of the time!
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I think you are looking at a floor plan designed badly by someone
who does not know what they are doing. Most DPs have one
bathroom that is completely accessible during travel. We often
have one of the kids sleeping while traveling as well. Keep looking
for the features that are important to you, having a layout and
equipment that does not work for you will annoy you for years
and years till you sell the mistake.
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One of the D/W's requirements was NO oven...need space, never use an oven.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #9
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Us too ,have had one oven in our four RV'S.
The one we had was a pain to light.
Micro, convection works great, just a learning curve.
Have not seen a class -A that you couldn't get to the bathroom or bed.
Rear baths are usually bath and a half.
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We have and use a micro/convection oven, no need for a propane oven.
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Hi luckyd,
Where are you snow birding and for how long? Winter is the time of year when RV shows are plentiful in snow bird areas. The Tampa, Florida RV Super Show is an excellent example of a show where you will need all 5 days to get through the coaches you are interested in. The show runs from January 15 through 19.
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We are learning our microwave, convection, speedcook oven and are impressed with its capability. We do have a 3 burner LP stove.

A motorhome with a North/south bed that can be easily used without deploying slides is hard to find these days.

Rear bath class A's seem very popular but they all have a forward toilet room with sink that can be used without deploying the slides.
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We have been looking at a newer coach. The folding bed to put a slide in begs the question "Where do I sleep if I cannot put the slides out?"

The rear bathroom also tells me "no access while travelling".
Is this why they went to bath and a half??

All electric coach.
Only a two element stove. I even miss not having a real oven.

I was told by one salesman that the industry (or government) want to get rid of the propane systems on RV's and that is why the electric coach.
Not sure if I totally want to rely on some fuse or a loose wire hidden in the bowels of the miles of wiring.

Like the floor plan on the 2013 Tour though.
Here is an idea for something other than a stove. We are going to order our next RV with out a stove top. Why and how? We purchased off the tv of all places a stove top that plugs in and works on magnetic system operation. We ordered one to try it out. It's made by nuwave. You have probably seen them advertised on tv. But wait if you order one they will send you a second one free!! Ha! where have you heard that before! We love our new wave stove tops. We never even use our home or RV stove top any more. The great thing about them is they don't get hot and don't start fires. A very important idea to us especially in our tight space RV. We got the advertised cook ware with the product and it is great and works like a champ with the stove top. I am getting one for both of my kids for Christmas. It is the safe way to go. The temperature control works perfectly, never burns and is easily controlled by a digital read out . Stoves use up to much of the counter space. The nuwave units store on top of each other in a cupboard. Gas stove (propane) will become a thing of the past for RV owners once they try the newave. Best part they are cheap for two cook tops including the great cook ware set 200 bucks.
No grease fires or excess heat in your rv. Try it u will love it! Now for an oven we have also purchased the new wave oven. it also works great. These are items that are great in your RV or for at home.. Guess what? No! I don't work for the company but I love the accuracy and safety of the product. This is the next great invention right up there with the microwave. Prevent a fire in your RV get a new wave cook top. Now you can order your RV with only a sink in the counter top. A great counter space saver, and if you only need one still more counter space. But wait!!!!!
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