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Old 04-24-2016, 11:40 AM   #29
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For me it was the walk around full queen size bed and the 1/2 bath for me alone! For 6'2 hubby, it was the BIG shower and the large flat screen TV and fireplace heater across from the sofa.
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The Garage with ramp/patio deck!!!!

We use that space for SO Many things...guest room, craft room, day kennel, changing room, shop, sun room, patio deck...and of course as a garage. Having had almost every type RV from a pop-top to big TT, to Class C, we don't know how we would do without the space.

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Old 04-24-2016, 01:57 PM   #31
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Bed must have a headboard, decent amount of kitchen counter space, kitchen pantry, must be able to walk to kitchen and bath without stepping on carpet...to name a few. This is my list of must haves...I am sure DH's list would differ. I am all about layout. His list would be more about engine, hookups, roof cond, basement storage, etc.

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Old 04-24-2016, 02:48 PM   #32
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For my dw the 1/2 bath midship was her number 1 item,along with no carpet anywhere. For me the fiberglass 1 pc shower with seat in the main bath,same as I have at home, after 2 total knee replacements a seat is a must. We made a very long list of must haves after using our 24 ft class c for a year,we found that the older we get, the idea of roughing it was no longer fun on my worn out,banged up,patched up body. COMFY, OH YEA, COMFY, THATS WHAT THIS OLD BODY NEEDS NOW!!!!!!!
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For my dw the 1/2 bath midship was her number 1 item,along with no carpet anywhere. For me the fiberglass 1 pc shower with seat in the main bath,same as I have at home, after 2 total knee replacements a seat is a must. We made a very long list of must haves after using our 24 ft class c for a year,we found that the older we get, the idea of roughing it was no longer fun on my worn out,banged up,patched up body. COMFY, OH YEA, COMFY, THATS WHAT THIS OLD BODY NEEDS NOW!!!!!!!
What did you find with no carpet anywhere? My DW wants the same.
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:07 AM   #34
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It's really interesting to see how many different factors rise to be "primary" selection factors for different people.


Seating comfort, seating comfort, seating comfort...

I listed a number of factors, above, in our decision making process, but if I had to narrow it down to one make-or-break element, it would be having adequate space (87+") to allow for two good recliners. We've learned from years of RVing that we spend a significant amount of time when on the road IN the RV, not outside. And when inside the RV, we've determined that sofas do not provide the level of comfortable relaxation that we need to have. Only recliners do that.

So, regardless of whether an RV is a travel trailer, 5th wheel, or motorhome... We MUST have adequate space for two luxurious recliners.

There are other requirements as well, but the two recliners deal is #1. Here are our last 3 RVs and in each case, we have replaced a sofa with two recliners and wouldn't have had it any other way.

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The Airstream period (prompted by a desire to downsize from the 44' DP) didn't even last a full year. While the trailer had a number of great features and the quality of materials was great, we discovered that the space was totally inadequate for our comfort. Too cramped with far too little storage space. We gleefully returned to motorhome RVing.

So far, the 32' Newmar Class A is proving to offer a great balance of compact size blended with spaciousness, creature comforts, and living/storage space.

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A working toilet.


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Old 04-25-2016, 03:23 PM   #37
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For those of you who switch out the sofa for recliners, do you bolt the recliners to the floor or just let them sit there? We need recliners . . .
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For those of you who switch out the sofa for recliners, do you bolt the recliners to the floor or just let them sit there? We need recliners . . .
We do not bolt our recliners down, never have. Several tens of thousands of miles and they stay put on the carpet/rug.
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For us, it was... the floorplan, the chassis, and the options.

Our floorplan is an odd duck, with the dinette and couch about as far apart from each other as you can get in a 32-foot coach. For us this is great, because it gives each kids their own space when travelling.

For the chassis, driving on 22.5 tires was an OBVIOUS step up from the 19.5's, and of course 16's on class C's. So much more stable.

And the options were what pushed us over the top on this unit. MCD shades, fantastic fans, oven delete, dual ac, solid counters, 8cuft fridge, storage under dinette...a few more. For all the DP folks here you're probably used to that, but for a $100k gas coach, this seemed pretty sweet to us.
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Having a mid-ship door to the galley area w resid fridge, forward living/entertainment, rear sleep w King, large window on the "right" side. 22.5 tires and storage, storage, storage! We went w gas vs. dp since we will only drive about 4-5 days a month (max 250 mi on average) and park 26 or more. Also, couldn't find a dp floorplan that worked for us based on budget. So we pulled the trigger on a '16 Challenger 37KT as this is not for vacation trips, but a FT lifestyle and home. Had a '76 GMC MH for almost 8 yrs in the eighties, lived on a 42' Trawler for 4 yrs, rented a Bounder for 2 weeks last year, and these all added and helped in the decision.
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Walking in the door to a light maple interior which brightens the whole coach. Secondary find was the large shower with actual room to turn around.
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