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Old 07-17-2015, 09:43 PM   #43
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To be clear: I never said it was wrong to have a mid door. All I stated is that the reason pushers generally put them up front is because they can, and it takes up less space. It doesn't have to mean that it is better somehow.
I agree concerning the space saver, but that is the only positive side of it; by having a mid entrance coach, diesel or not, you do entry in your coach in the proper area to store what ever you bought at the grocery store or elsewhere; secondo, the bathroom is much closer in a mid entrance coach then the front entrance; and finally, you don't get your carpeted living room area dirty just to go and have a leak or to get a drink in the fridge !
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:15 PM   #44
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I agree concerning the space saver, but that is the only positive side of it; by having a mid entrance coach, diesel or not, you do entry in your coach in the proper area to store what ever you bought at the grocery store or elsewhere; secondo, the bathroom is much closer in a mid entrance coach then the front entrance; and finally, you don't get your carpeted living room area dirty just to go and have a leak or to get a drink in the fridge !
True enough......if you live in your motorhome. Ours sits for no more than two days when we are using it. And of course, the mid ship door saves.....three steps.
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I wasn't sure if I was going to like the door located in the middle on my new coach. But I've since decided that I like it!
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:17 PM   #46
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This is my first motorhome so I can't really know about front door coaches, but I can say I truly enjoy the mid door. It just seems so much more convieneint. We are able to put a 40" TV on the small console between the seats, which would be impossible if we had people using a front door. I do have a front driver side door, but I've never used it.
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That addresses the other thing I don't care for with mid ship entry. If it has a driver's door, that helps me somewhat. If I am hooking up the trailer by myself or getting ready to roll, I may be in and out TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT half a dozen times or more. Entering right to the driver's seat or being able to reach in eliminates some of the issues I have with mid ship entry.
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That addresses the other thing I don't care for with mid ship entry. If it has a driver's door, that helps me somewhat. If I am hooking up the trailer by myself or getting ready to roll, I may be in and out TO THE DRIVER'S SEAT half a dozen times or more. Entering right to the driver's seat or being able to reach in eliminates some of the issues I have with mid ship entry.
Yes, a driver's door is handy, even if only used occasionally. Also nice to have a third exit in emergencies.
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We are able to put a 40" TV on the small console between the seats, which would be impossible if we had people using a front door. I do have a front driver side door, but I've never used it.
With a front door I was able to remove a love seat and put a 46" TV straight across from the couch.
No need to sit with my head twisted to see a TV at the front.
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I prefer a lot more walking in my mh in the kitchen area where you usually drop your groceries instead of walking across the living room area !
I wish I could find a 3-5 year old mid door dp, I'd buy it now replacing my alcoolique gasser !
Go online to Newell.com they make and have used mid entry doors, you'll have to shell out more money though.
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Some of this just gets silly. Everyone to their own likes. We have had both and found either to be quite comfortable and have its own advantages.
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Go online to Newell.com they make and have used mid entry doors, you'll have to shell out more money though.

I prefer staying below the 40' mark, no tandem, thanks !
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Some of this just gets silly. Everyone to their own likes. We have had both and found either to be quite comfortable and have its own advantages.
Thank you.
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I prefer staying below the 40' mark, no tandem, thanks !
I agree, those tandums are usually 44-45' long, I would like to test drive one and see how they handle. I heard that Newell makes, or did make one with rear wheels that would turn when backing up, if true, that would be handy. But those things are out of my price range, I see on their website a new one for $1,800,000! If I had that kind of money I would buy a winter house in Aruba!
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I agree, those tandums are usually 44-45' long, I would like to test drive one and see how they handle. I heard that Newell makes, or did make one with rear wheels that would turn when backing up, if true, that would be handy. But those things are out of my price range, I see on their website a new one for $1,800,000! If I had that kind of money I would buy a winter house in Aruba!
It's probably a good idea that you do not test drive a tandem coach. It's a pretty safe bet that if you do, you will find a reason to get and own one. Better ride, more stability in the wind or when being passed by another large vehicle, similar economy, (averaged 8.25 mpg on the last 2800 mile trip) and better load capacity. Sorry, but I can't come up with any negatives.
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I have nothing against tandem coaches, for me as a non-full timer, a 38'-40' with 4 extensions suits me and there are great coaches in that range equiped with a 400 HP Cummins engine ! They can also be parked in most state and county parks
I'm seriously looking at a smaller coach then my 38 footer gasser; I'm really interested in a 36' Tiffin Phaeton model 36GH, 380 Cummins engine, Allison 3000 MH 6 speed, full air, full electric, no propane... that would be our dream rv!
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