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Old 06-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #29
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Sounds like one of those things that it depends on what you have or are used to. Would not make any difference in my world - there are as many reasons to have a driver's door as there are against it. I would rather lean towards simplicity, so another item to maintain, adjust and repair is not on my list of things to add the next time around.

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #30
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I have one, and don't know how I would get along with out it. It also is a secondary escape / entrance, provides access to all the stuff Ford buries under the left side dashboard.

If your door has wind noise, tighten the striker, add weather strip, turn up the radio. You could also use the noise to pretend you don't hear the DW

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:57 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Brockx View Post
I have one, and don't know how I would get along with out it. It also is a secondary escape / entrance, provides access to all the stuff Ford buries under the left side dashboard.

If your door has wind noise, tighten the striker, add weather strip, turn up the radio. You could also use the noise to pretend you don't hear the DW

I "really like the last sentence, I hear more wind noise from the awing on the passenger side whistlinggoing down the road.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:12 AM   #32
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Gotta have a driver door! Here's why! We enter several gated communities requiring an access card. Approach, put in park, undo seat belt, exit center door after arguing with the dogs, drop steps, walk around to swipe card to open gate, reverse all of this then sit back down ..... the timed gate just went down! To make matters worse, I glanced in the mirror only to learn I'm holding up a half dozen other folks behind me. Grrrrrr. Solution? Give card to wife!
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:40 AM   #33
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Arrow Since someone asked...

I have a Class A MH with two front doors. The one on the passenger side isn't used much. The drivers door is a must have for me. Much easier when stopping for fuel or hooking up. Easier for me to access the seat when grandkids are present and playing in the living room. It seems the trend is away from the drivers door but I have an older model and don't tend to follow the trends anyway. I can attest to the Winnebago that I have of having quiet and secure doors that are well made.
My vote is for at least one door in front, preferably on the drivers side.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:29 AM   #34
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I always preferred to work on a motorhome with a drivers door. To access the fuses and get under the dash, it is much easier with the door. You simply stand on the ground and reach under the dash. That is much easier than standing on your head.
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Old 08-07-2014, 11:12 AM   #35
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I've had mh's with and without the driver side door and have mixed thoughts. Up until two weeks ago the only advantage I saw to the drivers side door was access to the under dash area. As it stands, one has to stand on ones head to do any work under there. When I had a drivers door getting in and out was quite an ordeal and I rarely used it for that reason.

However, two weeks ago the entry door on my 2000 mh decided to break in the latched position and all the windows were closed and locked. I ended up drilling a small hole in the frame around one of the sliding windows and forcing the lock. I then crawled through the window and had to disassemble the lock from the inside and then replace the lock. Had I a drivers door it would have been much less of an issue.
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We had an issue with the main coach door once and I had to take apart the lock from the inside. But as long as you make sure you've always got the screwdrivers to do this... it doesn't bother me, and I would prefer not to have yet another door to deal with seals, leaks, etc.

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Old 08-07-2014, 03:06 PM   #37
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We have one, no wind noise. The only time it is used is to open while backing in garage during the day. Can't see in the garage thru mirror. But it is a pain to use for entering or exit. like having it, but could do without.

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