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Old 02-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hi, just joined a few weeks ago, and have been reading a lot of the post. Here's what I would like help from this group:
We're considering taking a year off this fall and RV'ing the country. We have 4 children, with age range from 4 to 11, and I have been reviewing a lot of RV's. I have a fair budget for a purchase of the RV. We're having a hard time with the floor plan of the RV. We have considered those with bunks, Fleetwood Discovery 40A looks good, but in all our reserach no matter the brand, if we go with a bunk unit we lose storage and kicthen space. If we pick a RV without bunks, and use sleeper sofa, dinette sleeper, we gain in kitchen and closet space. But that means eveyday we need to restore the dinette, sofa, etc.
What is the wear and tear on those parts?
We will really miss storage and kitchen space, if we go with a bunk unit?

Any other thougths and ideas are welcome.

After these questions are answered, I'll be back in touch about what is the best car to tow.......thank you again.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Hi Horst-RVing,
Welcome to iRV2. Consider a toy hauler coach. Newmar makes one with the rear area called an imagination room. One can configure the rear of the coach anyway they want. This sounds ideal for your situation. Put the washer/dryer and the kids in their own "apartment" in the rear of the coach. Go to Motorhomes By Newmar Corp | Canyon Star Floorplans and read about it. You're looking for a Canyon Start model 3920.
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You will learn to hate making up the sofa/dinette every day. Since you will be towing a car, consider one that can augment some of the lost storage.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Howdy and welcome to the forum. Decisions, decisions aren't they fun. Can't really help in that area as you will have to make what works best for you. The Newmar idea does sound good though. Hope you enjoy your shopping experience and the trip there after. Sounds like you'll have a great time. Be safe and Happy Motoring!!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #5
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I would go with the bunks. It would be a big hassle to make up the couch and dinette everynight. I have a ton of storage and find that for us we never fill it. Just keep the basics and if you need something a Walmart is close by. Don't overpack and you will have plenty of room. I have looked at some of the newer bunk units and found plenty of storage. Remember you aren't taking the house with you.

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:07 PM   #6
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My opinion would be with bunks and not have to bother with making beds every day. To each his own. You will have to determine that for yourself. Good luck with your struggle and welcome to the forum.
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If you are a early riser your kinda stuck unless you crawl over the pull out bed. Bunks would be best until your children get to tall the ones I've seen are know longer than the dinette then what are you going to do. So it's kinda dang either way. Have you considered a blow up bed in a bag,they blow up quick and deflate and put away.
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Hello and welcome to iRV2. Just take your time and check alot of makes and models.
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Howdy and welcome! Like the others have said, the bunks would be much better to deal with on a daily basis. Converting other fixtures to beds and then back again each day would get old fast. Plus, the bunks give the child a little "space" of their own in a crowded RV. (And believe me, the RV will get crowded when everyone is inside on a rainy day.)
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone, you made are mind up on a bunk house.....now we off on which model, we do love the searching and dreaming.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #11
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Think your making a wise choice. Good luck on your hunt..
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4 Bunks!

Keep looking. There are several brands making 'bunkhouse' coaches. We've seen several recently. A couple had 4 permanent bunks, a TV, and a second bathroom. (I kinda think it was a Fleetwood)
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