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Old 09-19-2014, 02:34 PM   #1
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What do <30’ Class A buyers want?

I’m looking for the best compromise for me in an under 30’ coach, currently Newmar BayStar Sport 2707 and Winnebago Vista 27N top the list.
What features do you want that are often not found in the shorter coaches?
My list is:
Day/Night shades everywhere, including front window, 8cu ft fridge, exterior shower, flush mounted LED ceiling lights, corian countertops, nice faucets everywhere, decent (not plastic) bathroom sink, regular sized microwave, midship TV (46” or larger), possibly an L shaped sofa/eating area, soft vinyl ceiling, vinyl tile, black flush, upgrade the furniture, patio LP connection (capped T in bedroom would be nice). Other nice to haves: inverter powered plug in kitchen (for low wattage kitchen appliance), auto gen start.
The Vista has most of the features (removing those $4.99 looking ceiling light fixtures in the latest 2015 builds ), Newmar builds a nicer looking interior (IMO).
Obvious no-go’s are things like single pane windows, so that’s not even counted as a feature.

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Old 09-19-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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You don't say if your looking st new or used. We just bought a 06 Winnebago Sightseer 29R and it is just under 30', 2 slides, tons if storage inside and out sleeps 5, seats 9. For a smaller unit it's super comfortable for us and 5 dogs.

Getting ready to hit the road, But still getting answers. So thanks for the help! 2006 Winnebago Sightseer 29R Ford F53. Roadmaster Eagle 8000. 2001 Ford F150 7700 4x4. Still shopping for toad brakes. FMCA F286179
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob and Shaz!

Sorry I wasn't too clear ... I was more wondering out loud why manufacturers purposely de-feature smaller coaches. I'd like the same quality of features in a smaller coach.

You have 5 lucky dogs if they get to go hit the road and explore!
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I have been looking at the 27N and like a lot of what I see. But here is my list.

I want large holding tanks and have little need for a fresh water tank so the smaller the better. I have no need for the newer over sized dinettes and would be happy with a small table and two chairs, or skip it altogether and just have tables for the sofa or rotated front seats.
I have no need for the drop down bunks over the cab area, nor do we need a sofa that folds out to a bed. We have no need for a stove and am glad you can get the 27N without one.
All holding tanks should be quipped with flush connections and if exposed should have warming pads.
I want the option to NOT have roof vents except in the bathroom. Less places to potentially leak, better for heating and cooling.
I want a bed that can be made up without causing back strain. I want two sinks in the kitchen with good hardware. I want enough headroom not to require a skylight in the shower.
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