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Old 09-01-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
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What interior do you prefer?

I have read comments on this forum about some who feel that American RV's look old or dated compared to European RV's.

After looking and looking on-line, I think I have found that there is a difference - I will call it "Ikea" vs. "Ethan Allen"

Both style types are available in RV's from the US and Europe - but there seems to be a preference for the classic styles, textures, and finishes in the US while modern styles are more commen in Europe

So, what do you like better...Ikea or Ethan Allen?

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The pictures above are from 2012 RV's from the German mfgt Ketterer vs. the U.S. mfgt Prevost.
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I travel with kids and a dog, so I would pick Ethan Allen. I think the white is more elegant though. Unfortunately, I don't see either one of those coaches in my future until I hit the lottery.
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Not being a European, I choose the American (Ethan Allen) design. I like wood finishes a lot -- our house in SC is sheetrock free, every wall, floor, and ceiling are wood. In the US, however, Prevost conversions (Libery, Marathon) and some Newells use a lot of laminate, and make compound curves for a modern look.
Most Americans seem to prefer wood.
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TV is way to small in both of them.
And wouldn't want the deco or floor plan in either one.
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Ethan Allen is my choice. I like the warm home like feeling style.
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Ethan Allen definitely. I love the warmth of the woods and color palette.
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Absolutely Ethan Allen for me. Wouldn't even consider the European design.
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I like them both.
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Ethan Allen here. I'm too old to pilot a space ship.
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TV is way to small in both of them.
And wouldn't want the deco or floor plan in either one.
Hi Tricker, we're buying a 1999 38' discovery and would like to know how sastify you are with your, and if you had any problem with it, it's a 300isc dp the inside look great and the outside will need deoxedixe don't know if I spell it right lol but I think you have an idea what I'm talking about. We will be going fuultime just sold the house, I hope we will be happy with it.

Thx Elmer & Norma Lang from Az
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We have a Newmar Ventana that has lots of wood but none of the foo-foo of the Ethan Allen. Simple straight lines, clean looking and easy to clean. Somewhere between Ikea and Ethan Allen.
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Ikea would really show the dirt. I go for Ethan Allen. Traveling with horses and trailriding gets ya plenty dirty.
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Ethan Allen for me!

My Sticks 'n Bricks kitchen is very much like what you see in your Ethan Allen pics in your post. (Cherry cabinetry and stainless steel appliances)
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