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Old 08-09-2014, 06:35 PM   #15
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Our coach floor plan ('06 Mandalay 40E) allows us to use everything except the bed with the slides in. There have been nights on the road by myself where I left the two front slides in overnight. The living space is just fine with the slides in...the TV is just a little closer, that's all!

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Old 08-10-2014, 03:07 PM   #16
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Here is what I do to see what a floor plan looks like with the slides closed.

Copy a picture of the open floor plan and paste it into the Windows Paint program.

Create a window around the open slide and drag it into the closed position. Depending on how accurate you were in creating the window, you now have a fair representation of the closed up floor plan which you can review for clearances, door swings etc.


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Old 08-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #17
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Yes caution must be used , because I travel in the late fall , cold temps , I always look for a floor plan that's usable with the slides in. Slide floor is the weak point in insulation.
Worst floor plan I've seen , you could not open the fridge with the slides in , AND , single hydraulic slide control , all 4 slides had to go out to access the fridge.
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I can get to everything, no problems, with the slide in. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-10-2014, 05:09 PM   #19
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42' DSQ: The kitchen and table are useable but you have to walk past the 1/2 bath door in order to get it open and then it only opens halfway 45 degrees. The refer is accessable. To get to the rear bath you have to climb over the matress and the dresser drawers are not accessable and you cannot lift the matress as it is tight against the drawers. Sounds bad, but wouldn't trade for a different layout (closed or open).
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In our Serrano 31v we have no issues at all getting from the drivers/passengers seats to the back of the coach. Everything is accessible and useable.
What your looking for can be and has been done. You just need to find one that's right for you.
Good luck in your search.


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