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Old 07-20-2015, 06:46 AM   #57
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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.
I don't disagree with you at all! Never have driven one, and I don't think I will, don't want to be tempted! I am very satisfied with my Islander, it is so nice not to have payments. Also, it is hard enough getting out of my driveway with a 40 footer, adding 4 or 5 more feet might be a challenge!
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:46 AM   #58
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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 !
You forgot not having to walk the ENTIRE length of the coach (usually across carpeted areas) to put or retrieve anything from the rear bedroom.
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You forgot not having to walk the ENTIRE length of the coach (usually across carpeted areas) to put or retrieve anything from the rear bedroom.
or to do some laundry if you have a w/d !
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... I've located two MD units, and neither of them is closer than 1000 miles. The one in CA has been for sale for awhile, so I suspect that there are issues that keep it from being snapped up; considering that LA has a lot of potential buyers.

The one in the NE has been neglected and isn't drivable the way it sits (tires, batteries, leaking wheel hub, who knows how old the oil is). I've made an offer contingent on inspection, so we'll see.
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Why do most MHs have a front door instead of a mid-door?
If you are looking for new or relatively new DP the Thor Palazzo has a mid-door with 5 floor plans to choose from www.palazzorv.com/floorplans. If you are looking for a gasser you have many more choices because of the placement of the engine up front. I had a mid-door on my last coach and a front door on my current coach and I prefer the front door for the same reasons mentioned by others, out of the way and frees up valuable wall space.
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My front entry must be different than everyone elses. My wife pushes her seat back a bit(and leaves it there), and never has to use the step cover. I can pass without her having to get up. The door has no wind noise.

If you like the mid door, that's great! But the statement that it doesn't consume any usable space is kind of absurd. But you may not miss that space, which is great. We have a full size table (three of us always eat there) and an additional chair behind the passenger chair. Not everyone needs/wants that. That's cool!
Not sure if you've looked at a 40' Mid Door! Mine has a 30" cabinet behind the co-pilot, then euro lounge chair and ottoman and then the table that seats 4. Then is the door. I'm not lacking for space at all!
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... I've located two MD units, and neither of them is closer than 1000 miles. The one in CA has been for sale for awhile, so I suspect that there are issues that keep it from being snapped up; considering that LA has a lot of potential buyers.

The one in the NE has been neglected and isn't drivable the way it sits (tires, batteries, leaking wheel hub, who knows how old the oil is). I've made an offer contingent on inspection, so we'll see.
What are you looking for? My MD coach is listed in our classifieds here.
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Not sure if you've looked at a 40' Mid Door! Mine has a 30" cabinet behind the co-pilot, then euro lounge chair and ottoman and then the table that seats 4. Then is the door. I'm not lacking for space at all!

Great!
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What are you looking for? My MD coach is listed in our classifieds here.
I've never looked at Beaver coaches, and glad that I looked at your ad

What's involved with selling across the CA/USA border?
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