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Old 08-04-2014, 08:34 PM   #15
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I can't see a great need for a DS door. I guess one could argue a safety issue - additional exit - but then the bureaucrats would mandate a DS door on all MHs.

The DS exit is typically steep so if you are not particularly nimble that could be a problem,

The DW and I opted for no driver door - something else to leak.

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Old 08-04-2014, 08:58 PM   #16
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Both my present (2000) and prior (1990) GeorgieBoy motorhomes had drivers doors. I really like the convenience and use it often. Would not be a deal breaker but it could enhance a sale. It's also handy backing into close quarters on that side as well as setting up. Access under the dash has already been mentioned... No leaks and once had a rattle that adjusted out..

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #17
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Emergency Access is Critical


Emergency Egress is something to consider.

Our MH has both Drivers and Passenger Doors, 2 Window Emergency Exits, and a House Door in the middle.

Accidents could land an RV on its side. Or a fire situation.

Stuff to think about.

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Old 08-04-2014, 09:32 PM   #18
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We have one on our winnebago, and I use it so I don't have to worry about my dogs trying to get out when I go outside for something.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:04 PM   #19
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I like the added dash space not having a door provides.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #20
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I have the driver's door and love it, especially at gas stops and when I have to get out to enter a pass code to get in the storage lot. Another big plus is the power window on the door at toll booths, national park entries, etc.

As others have said, it is also a lot easier to get under the dash from the door instead of doing the worm crawl from the other side.

It would probably not be a deal breaker if my next one doesn't have the door, but it's a plus for me.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:22 AM   #21
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My Adventurer has one, I use it fairly often, but it is not a necessity, as others have said. It does come in handy to hit the security code to enter the storage yard where we keep the RV in the summer.

As I look at this Class A forum, today there are three different threads regarding this issue. Interesting. I guess folks just don't search before starting a thread.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:43 AM   #22
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I think it's one of those things if you never had it you won't miss not having it. But for me our first motorhome back in 1999 had one. We have two since and I wouldn't buy a motorhome without a drivers door.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:46 AM   #23
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I would love to have a door on the driver's side for safety, but I don't see many MH's that have them.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:44 PM   #24
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Wait till you miss that last step and you will wish you didn't have one.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #25
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I believe it would be way easier to get out the big window that slides then to try and open a door.
It also seems like not having a door on the drivers side would leave that area much more solid in the case of an accident.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:23 PM   #26
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Wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. Especially if I was older since they are a few big steps up and down. Good for fueling and accessing those front gate keypads that are low to the ground. Down side is that you can get a bit more wind noise depending on design and seal quality
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:21 PM   #27
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Last Rig had one, Winnebago voyage, hated it, never used it and the door hinge made too much wind noise going down the road since it wasn't recessed. My Kountry Star doesn't have one and don't miss it.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:48 PM   #28
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A driver's side door? Whazzat? ;-)

Our coach does not have one and I would not want one anyway.

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