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Old 03-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #29
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The Entegras look like excellent rigs... but one thing I just don't get is the kitchens on the patio/curb side and the seating/window wall being on your neighbor's patio side. Does this bother anyone else? As much as I might wish to get an Entegra at some point, kitchens on the patio side just stops me in my tracks. I feel the same way about the Tiffens, and don't understand the attraction to having most of one's window/view area being on the road/neighbor's patio side of the coach.
I agree, really my pet peeve is not so much the kitchen but having the headboard of the bed on the drivers side, I would much rather have it on the patio side facing my campsite... This is why I like the full wall slides so much....But I guess the old saying is true that you will not find any motorhome that offers everything you want unless your willing to spend seven figures on a custom built coach
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Doesn't bother me and most people I suppose since they keep selling them with a waiting line out the door. Besides, not a lot of folks spend much time seated in the kitchen looking out outside.
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I'd rather sit outside anyway!
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #32
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With the kitchen on your patio side, there's not much in the way of windows to look out of on your patio side anyway... most of the glass is looking onto your neighbor's patio, not yours.

Some folks don't seem to care much for windows anyway, so this probably wouldn't bother them. Personally, I love having plenty of windows in my rig, especially on the patio side.

No doubt some people aren't bothered enough by this to keep them from buying such a floorplan, no matter who the maker of the coach is. It just feels wrong to me. But fortunately, there are excellent offerings from other makers with different floorplans that I do love. Each to his/her own makes us all happy! :-)
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The way I see it, look out any window at a campground and you will see a trailer park. I would keep all the blinds closed
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For folks like us that boondock around a campfire, big windows on the drivers side give a great view.
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I concur with that!
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There's always exceptions to every floor plan. But, the main reason that the galley is usually on the curbside while the dinette is on the roadside is due to the slideout depths. The roadside slideouts generally are deeper and drop down to offer a flush floor once fully extended. This gives you more room to put a dinette and recliners or deep couch into. The curbside slideouts aren't as deep and don't have a flush floor. But that works out fine for a galley. They also don't intrude into your patio space as much and offer higher clearanace and access to your basement compartments than on the roadside compartments, which are typically shorter due to the drop-down slideout mechanism.

The majority of coaches come this way because they started out that way and they still sell the best. I've noticed that whenever Tiffin offered a reverse arrangement, that floorplan didn't sell as well. I agree that I'd rather view my patio area than the sewer hookup while eating but the basic engineering concepts required to do that would bring compromises in other areas so my guess is that's why these floorplans haven't particularly sold well in the past.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #37
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i have a new 2013 anthem that will be here
next week, there is nothing better in my opinion!!
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Kelvin - I hope your delivery went great?

Was curious how the PDI went and if there are any insights you can share with the rest of us who are awaiting their delivery?

Ours is scheduled for June.

Again congrats. Enjoy!
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The Entegras look like excellent rigs... but one thing I just don't get is the kitchens on the patio/curb side and the seating/window wall being on your neighbor's patio side. Does this bother anyone else? As much as I might wish to get an Entegra at some point, kitchens on the patio side just stops me in my tracks. I feel the same way about the Tiffens, and don't understand the attraction to having most of one's window/view area being on the road/neighbor's patio side of the coach.
Think about it ... the seating is on that side, so even tho there are windows there YOU HAVE YOUR BACK TO THEM! There is usually a window on the patio side as well, and if you are inside in good weather you are probably working in the kitchen trying to GET outside, so you want to look out that side while you work ...



Takes a WOMAN to think of things like that! LOL

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I very much like the kitchen on the road side - no ifs, ands, or buts about it. And the Monaco/HR 43DFT floorplan (American Coach offers pretty much the same floorplan on the Revolution, Eagle, and Heritage as well ) totally does it for me. Not that having the kitchen on the curb side is the end of the world for me... but as long as I can have the 43DFT floorplan or similar, I'm totally thrilled!
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We prefer the kitchen on the curbside. The slide doesn't intrude into the patio area as much.

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We recently toured the Monaco plant in Wakarusa and as we examined Class A's in all phases of production, the 43DFT floorplan far outnumbered other floorplans in production. I asked about that and was told that the 43DFT floorplan was the most popular one they offered in the big rigs. Seems to be so for American Coach models as well. These are my two favorite coach makers anyway.

Having the kitchen on the road side allows for far more window area on the patio side, where your family hangs out and which, in most campgrounds, seems to be the side with better views. Exceptions abound, of course.

In the end, as long as a buyer can find the floorplan they like, from their preferred manufacturer... it's all good! And when it comes to resale... finding the buyer who prefers your floorplan is extra nice!
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Ask me in May. I've done articles for RV Magazine on the Anthem and Cornerstone, and am familiar with the Aspire. In April I'll be doing an article on an Eagle or Revolution for FMCA Magazine. My intent is to compare them thoroughly, including construction details, at that time.....................

One thing that I need to find out about is the word that Fleetwood is going exclusively Freightliner and that would also include American Coach. If the Liberty chassis goes the way of FL instead of Spartan, that would be a negative.

Lots of questions, but answer I have to wait for until April. ..................
OK, Mark.....times UP! Inquiring minds want to know! I always value your expertise in these matters, and will appreciate an update. Ed
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