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Old 06-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #15
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My first MH had one, my current one doesn't.

I want it back. I miss the driver's door. The comfort of knowing I had an alternate means of ingress/egress was nice, but I used it a lot. From getting fuel to parking at the campground, I was always using that door. It also came in very handy when working under the dash, such as installing a trailer brake controller. It was a royal PITA trying to be a contortionist to install the brake controller in the current rig. Would have been a crap-ton easier if I could have worked on it while standing on the outside looking up under the dash.

My next rig will have a driver's door again, if at all feasible.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:53 AM   #16
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I liked the driver side door on my Adventurer because I could use it to get out for fuel and it also gave me fairly quick access to my HWH level controls. I could manually lower the jacks and center my pads easily by myself without running in and out of the coach before letting the auto leveler do its thing. In one case it made my life easier because some dummy parked so close to my MH I couldn't get my mid-entry door open.
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #17
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My coach has a side drivers door and I love it. Use it quiet often. I have no wind noise. Wouldn't be without one if at all possible!
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If you are the athletic type and like wind noise, you will love it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #19
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As a service person, I loved the drivers door. gaining access to the chassis fuse panel without one is a real problem. It is so much easier to stand outside and check fuses with a drivers door.
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I liked the driver side door on my Adventurer because I could use it to get out for fuel and it also gave me fairly quick access to my HWH level controls. I could manually lower the jacks and center my pads easily by myself without running in and out of the coach before letting the auto leveler do its thing. In one case it made my life easier because some dummy parked so close to my MH I couldn't get my mid-entry door open.
Don, I too like the ability to use the HWH controls from the open door. I can watch the jacks and very easily check the blocks for alignment. I also like the easy access to the fuse and breaker panel. I sure would miss that door and I think it would be a must have for me if I was purchasing another class A. I do not get any wind noise from mine. I feel there are more pros than cons
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #21
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I think it would be nice to have one. I agree with the others who say another entrance/exit point is a good thing. I don't know why they don't make Class A's with BACK DOORS like a lot of travel trailers...if only to be used for emergency exit.
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Don't come and go from the drivers door on our coach. Too old and un-nimble to do so. Do like it for secondary entrance should the main entry door become inoperative, as unlikely as this probably is. Like the roll down window in it - this is a biggie. Do use it to gain access to fuses and ODBII connector - open the door from the outside and you can stand there and very readily see and reach all under the dash and steering column area.

I would not not buy a coach for not having a drivers door but it is a plus.
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Our MH has a drivers door which I use often. We travel with dogs so it make egress a lot easier than fighting with the pack as the try to get out as soon as the main door opens when stopping for fuel or a refreshment stop.

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Depending on the coach, I would think wind noise could be an issue.
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There is no noticable wind noise on ours,,, but I'm sure there could be if the door didn't seal properly...
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We've have the drivers door on our past motorhome and also on our current one. In fact it was one item we looked for. It makes life easier when stopping fo fuel, trying to reach down for the access card reader at campground and some service work. I also like the fact that when I take it in for service the technician doesn't have to walk through half the coach just to move it from place to place.

We never had any wind noise or seal problems on the first one and I don't expect any on this one.
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Mike, I can see why a drivers door would be important to you not only because of a possible "lock out" (which is very unlikely) but because your used to one with your current Class C. I was in your shoes when we were looking, but what became more important was the livability of the coach. I would look at all coach's with a drivers side door and see if any of them give you the floor plan that you like. But, I would not buy a coach and accept a less than satisfied floor plan just because it has a drivers side door. BTW, we ended up with a coach W/O the drivers side door and we have been thrilled with it.
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I use our driver door always when getting gas.
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