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Old 10-02-2016, 06:24 PM   #1
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Forward Living Room?

Looking hard for first 5th ..... new to this RV lifestyle. This will be my first. Plan on full timing for at least the next few years.
Anyone out there have comments on the Fwd living room area. Saw the Floorplan at a show recently. Liked it.
I realize asking for recommendations of manufactures is like asking if a Ford or Chevy is "best", but I would prefer reliable, warm in cold wx, cool in hot wx ...... help much appreciated
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Go with Grand Design...wonderful customer service AFTER the sale.
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:29 PM   #3
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They sure look nice, but my wife commented that she doesn't negotiate the bedroom stairs as well as years before--if she had to go up/down to access the living area, it would be tough on her. Seems to me you spend more time awake in the kitchen/living area, and that would mean up/down pretty often.
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I think you will like the rear living much better than front living. Spend way more time in living area and kitchen and you both would be navigating up and down way more than you would like. Also the headroom is not very much so consequently any couch slides will have even less headroom to sit down or stand up from. Some may like it but I have heard reports that it gets pretty warm in the summer in a front living too.
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We love the front living room of our Pinnacle. My DW had to have it.
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Go with Grand Design...wonderful customer service AFTER the sale.
Grand Design was just bought out by Winnebago IND. Guess we'll have to wait and see if they continue the same customer service.

Winnebago Industries to Purchase Grand Design | RV Business
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Actually it was a Winnebago fwd living I looked at. Seemed well put together, but know nothing of chassis design, etc. Told the wall were aluminum and steel rolled vs glued. Guess that is a good thing.
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The only thing about the FL's is that they're very nose heavy. You'll need a dual rear wheel one ton diesel truck to properly handle the extra weight.

Otherwise, I love'em.
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We love ours. My husband loves the tall bathroom. I like that the living area is somewhat separate.I'm
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We love the front living room of our Pinnacle. My DW had to have it.
I am curious as to your age group and whether or not you find going up and down the stairs a lot an inconvenience? Depending on your health and the condition of your knees and hips really makes a huge difference.
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We were looking very hard at the front living models. Love the huge TV! I did notice that because of the way front living had to be built, the basement storage took a big hit. Most were less than half the size of non front living RV's were. We really had to rethink our priorities and decided on the Landmark 365 Newport. It fit more to our thinking. If you are near the LA Cal area, their big show is going to start in a few days. Make sure you see as many models as you can. Best of luck.
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