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Old 04-22-2016, 11:45 AM   #1
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What was the one feature you really love...

I'm sure everyone who's purchased a MH has walked through zillions before getting your current unit. What was the one thing that really made you say "that's it!" We walked through a ton with two couches. We really didn't like that layout at all with the "headbanger" tv between the pilot/copilot seats. So we found our unit with this "office" option. The tv is directly across from the couch. Perfect for us! What did you find?

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I'm sure everyone who's purchased a MH has walked through zillions before getting your current unit. What was the one thing that really made you say "that's it!" We walked through a ton with two couches. We really didn't like that layout at all with the "headbanger" tv between the pilot/copilot seats. So we found our unit with this "office" option. The tv is directly across from the couch. Perfect for us! What did you find?Attachment 124877

We did not have "one thing" that made our decision, except perhaps the quality reputation of the manufacturer.

Since living in small spaces requires compromises we basically said it needed long galley counter and storage, a long sofa, dinette not booth, walk through bath with private toilet room, and quality construction materials.

We got it done reasonably well in our opinion and from several year's experience.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:35 PM   #3
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We haven't bought it yet, but we have our eye on the Newmar Ventanas with either the 4002 or 4037 floor plan.


They have the large TV on a lift, two swivel recliners, bath and a half, hard floors, 400 hp, tag axel, and of course, it's a NEWMAR!


Don't get the impression that we don't consider anything else, but we have been to a lot of shows, and keep coming back to this brand. There are (perhaps) nicer coaches, and certainly more expensive ones, but for value without silly "flash", you can't beet them.


YMMV


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The non bowling alley floor plan of the Winnebago Tour 42HD. As well, the farther a refrigerator is from the bed, the better, which the 42HD also accomplishes.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:31 PM   #5
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Our's was the TV directly across from the "L" shaped couch, with a recliner beside it so that the living area looked like an actual living room, plus the split bath gives us the convenience of a bath and 1/2 and not take up the space of a bath and 1/2.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:57 PM   #6
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We like the diesel Class A's under 35ft. Our previous MH fit that description but the bathroom went completely across the coach between the living area and bedroom with pocket doors that did not latch. When we saw our current HR Vacationer, we loved the bathroom layout with it's slightly "Z" shaped hall between the sink/shower on the curb side and the small room containing the commode and linen cabinet on the driver's side. The HR also has pocket doors between the bath and living area and between the bath and bedroom but they both "lock" into place when closed and when stored. The angled hall through the bath also gives more privacy to the bedroom when the pocket doors are open. Another plus was the full sized queen bed in the HR rather than the RV Queen in the previous coach. Now my feet don't hang off the end of the bed!
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Actually, the two sofas was what did it for us! We can watch the big tv straight on from the captain's chairs or prop up on pillows while stretched out on the sofas, either with no neck craning. Sofas are also handy for overnight snoozing at rest stops.
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My wife likes having a separate vanity in the bedroom.

I like the way the coach handles, comfortable to drive, VIP tilt wheel for cruise, lights, and wipers. I have actually driven +11 hours straight without getting out of the seat and felt great afterwards.
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For me it was air leveling. For my Wife it was the counter space.
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There were many things we put together as "it", however, the spark to get us going was the desire to have our washer/dryer mid coach rather than in the back.

Other items were moving the refrigerator away from the front to open up the living area when open, bath and a half, dinette rather than booth, and the smoother/quieter ride.
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My wife said she would not buy a motorhome with the tv above the windshield or one that was in the way... We found the floor plan withe the front kitchen and the mid ship living area with tv at eye level. We also like the one piece bath with the side aisle leading to the bedroom, instead of walking through the bath to get to the bedroom....
Got a HR Rambler Endeavor SKQ and very happy with the layout.

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Maintenance records...
Seriously, I can do all kinds of remodeling, but not much I can do about a bad engine.
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Auto levelers. Pull in, push a button, done.
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The care and love lavished on the coach by the previous owners, who also happened to the original owners! This was borne out by the overall condition, the meticulous maintenance records and the owners obvious familiarity with every aspect of the coach!
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