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Old 02-21-2016, 07:43 AM   #43
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Forest River Legacy is a mid entry DP. DW and I enjoy ours.
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:34 AM   #44
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Camelot PDT mid entry

A beautiful upper end mid entry pre-owned 2004 pusher diesel: posting for sale later today....so watch the classifieds.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:44 AM   #45
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My 2 cents: Do what most of us "macho" guys do - simply buy whatever it is that has the floor plan the wife likes.
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You didn't mention Winnebago but the Forza 34T in a nice mid entry DP. They are 160-170's new
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I see this discussion was started back in 2011, I sometimes wonder what it is that keeps some of these going?
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What difference does it make when the discussion started?

The discussion is current, and will be as long a RVr's are searching for a PREMIUM CLASS A that does not have a transit door up front, (that interferes with clear vision, and allows wind noise and water inlet to interfere with the pleasures of travel), the discussion will probably continue.

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I see this discussion was started back in 2011, I sometimes wonder what it is that keeps some of these going?
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What difference does it make when the discussion started?

The discussion is current, and will be as long a RVr's are searching for a PREMIUM CLASS A that does not have a transit door up front, (that interferes with clear vision, and allows wind noise and water inlet to interfere with the pleasures of travel), the discussion will probably continue.

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Or not. It seems like a lot of people prefer the door in the front so it doesn't interfere with the layout. Let's face it, they make what sells. If there was a larger demand for a side entry door than front door, there would be a lot more side entry than front door models for sale.
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It all depends on what you want from that CLASS A? If you are going to travel, then comfort and visibility are a priority. If you are going to park it in a resort most of the time, you don't need a CLASS A to begin with.

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Or not. It seems like a lot of people prefer the door in the front so it doesn't interfere with the layout. Let's face it, they make what sells. If there was a larger demand for a side entry door than front door, there would be a lot more side entry than front door models for sale.
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I see this discussion was started back in 2011, I sometimes wonder what it is that keeps some of these going?
Because people like me are interested in the topic. Having not owned a Class A before, I want to hear some of the pros and cons from others.

We attended a recent RV show in our area to start our search. So far my wife likes the mid-entry door so she can sit up front with me without steps in front of her. Also, she would not have to keep moving every time I need to get in and out from the driver's seat to the outside world. Those steps really annoyed her.

I like the mid-entry so I can have my wife by my side, not a foot or more behind me, when we are traveling. Plus, she paid for the ride just as much as I did, so she should get just as great of a view. That's part of the reason for having an RV: travel and enjoy the scenery along the way.

We are also learning the difference between Gas and DP's. I like the front layout of the DP better. There is no engine hump. Also, I have been told that the gas engine can be quite noisy at times, even with good sound insulation. DP engines apparently last a lot longer. However, DP engines can be very expensive to repair if something goes wrong. So, the learning curve continues...

Meanwhile, we are trying to learn from real owners with real experiences. We've learned that the word of a salesman may or may not be worth anything. That is not a knock on salesmen. Part of my job is "selling" my company's product. I do try my best to inform and guide my prospective customers to make a decision that is right for them. And, yes, I have talked folks out of sales when it was not in their best interests.

Obviously there are opinions both for and against mid-entry doors. I am learning different points of view by reading what other people are posting. To me, that's what makes this forum, and this discussion, worthwhile.

So, may the discussion continue...
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For the past 3 years my wife and I owned a Holiday Ramber Endeavor Gas Coach...nice unit....bit underpowered....we wanted something with power and a drive train which would last a long time..

Well in July 2015 we bought a Forest River Legacy from Total Value RV in Elkhart Indiana....best investment we have ever made...mid entry location...$145000 new....11 mpg without trailer and pulling my Harley Trailer 10.4....did 6000 miles since I bought it...love it..
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Well in July 2015 we bought a Forest River Legacy from Total Value RV in Elkhart Indiana....best investment we have ever made...mid entry location...$145000 new....11 mpg without trailer and pulling my Harley Trailer 10.4....did 6000 miles since I bought it...love it..[/QUOTE]
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Entegra tries to eliminate wind and water from front entry? But the viability is still comprised.

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Well in July 2015 we bought a Forest River Legacy from Total Value RV in Elkhart Indiana....best investment we have ever made...mid entry location...$145000 new....11 mpg without trailer and pulling my Harley Trailer 10.4....did 6000 miles since I bought it...love it..[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]
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The mid entry has some appealing things. My wife wasn't fond of the stairwell at her feet on the dp's we have looked at either
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I've got a late '90s Mountain Aire gas. So, mid-entry of course. I have a driver's door which I love in snowy nasty weather. No worry about frozen entry steps, walking around the coach in the ice/mud/weather. I'm in the market to a newer coach but hate front entry doors and lack of driver's door on DPs. But then when ya buy used there is a huge choice (except spoiled by Mountain Aire quality & floor plan)
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