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Old 07-22-2014, 12:08 PM   #29
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Well next time you are in Elkhart, or wherefer your RV was designed, Stop in the factory and visit with Grandma.. (The interior decorator) she likes Cookies and Tea.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:55 PM   #30
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My rv has belts for 7 and sleeps 9. The dinette only has belts on the forward facing seats but I imagine ones could be installed on the other side so you would have 9 belted seats.

How safe are the forward facing seats of the dinette? A hard table edge in front of your ribs does not seem safe. Also, the rear facing seats rarely have headrests to prevent neck injuries.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:37 PM   #31
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I totally agree with you. I am 45 and I couldn't believe the decor even on new motorhomes. We just bought a 2015 Georgetown XL 350TS and we are re-modeling it to make it more like our house.

I never understood why they choose such ugly fabrics
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There are a LOT of 2007 coaches that look VERY nice and contemporary; along with neutral and non-clashing colours. BUT they cost a lot more than a Bounder.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:51 PM   #33
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Cocktails for six, dinner for four, sleeps two is the typical formula for larger motor homes.

The average age of RVers may be 34 - 54, but probably is not the average age of larger motor home owners.

Many of those folks who own the bigger rigs do not even look at the internet forums so are not here to comment on the marketed motor home decors that they demand.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:57 PM   #34
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We have bunks in a 40' pusher and have slept 6 in it. It has a ton of room but 6 comfortably is the most I could see. 6-8 could ride pretty comfy in ours, but not sleeping that many unless 4 were pretty young and could share two on dinette and two on queen air bed.......

(two or three could sleep in a tent...)
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:34 PM   #35
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How safe are the forward facing seats of the dinette? A hard table edge in front of your ribs does not seem safe. Also, the rear facing seats rarely have headrests to prevent neck injuries.
How safe are any of the seats in an RV other than the passenger or driver seats should really be the question for everyone.
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Old 07-22-2014, 06:03 PM   #36
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Yep, I just started remodeling mine. Started in Bedroom with window covers and headboard. No more FOFO.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:08 PM   #37
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How about this: Buy a trailer (pop-up?) to tow behind whatever RV you select.

I don't know how long you'll be traveling with 8 kids, but with one of them 17 already, I am betting it will not be long. As the kids peel off, you can sell the trailer.

Also, unless you're full-timing I don't think you are really going to notice the decor much. You're vacationing, so you will be out doing things.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:39 PM   #38
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Look at a used Entertainer coach (Prevost, Marathon). They will have bunk beds, basic wood and neutral wall coverings and a big Master Bedroom. They will also have high mileage and be exclusively diesel pushers, normally in the 45 foot range. They should be in your price range.
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:36 AM   #39
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Thoughts? I think you're going to have a difficult time if this is where you're starting.

Personally, I think a lot of the newer coaches remind me of hotel lobbies.

De gustibus non est disputandum.
They remind me of Doctors offices or the dentist office very formal and cold.
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Agree, very dated, we tossed the couches and carpet about week after we bought the coach.

Next are the corn ball valances over the windows, thinking about making new ones out of oak to go with the cabinets.

Speaking of which have brass pulls
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Aarong, good luck on the showers with a 6 or 10 gal water heater. I love my aqua hot.
Don't need ANY luck using my 10 gallon hot water heater. It heats the water to 160 & then "mixes" with cold water. Equiv. to a 16 gallon HWH.

I purchased my 07 Discovery from MHSRV.COM
Got a VANTASTIC deal on a Consignment rig. I'd NEVER purchase new.

Have had the rig for about 2 months now. Just about finished with all the projects getting her back to 100%.

This will be the lats of the rigs for us! We are VERY pleased to date!

Good luck on your quest for a new rig.
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they keep making them.. and we keep buying them..

I've just settled on the fact that it might be better to buy something a little older and renovate the inside with the saved dough.
Bravo! X2
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