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Old 11-27-2012, 08:36 PM   #15
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If your worried about the ceiling height and size of the living room, check out the DRV model. The ceiling height is more than enough, the basement is huge and the rear bedroom looks great also.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #16
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Many of the Front Living units have the TV in the front Cap with two sofas in the slides. This means you must watch the TV sideways.
My body does not like watching the TV sideways, our RL unit has nice seating directly across from the TV.

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We are currently shopping for a MH. That is our main complaint about MH's in general. Back on topic; We did look at several front living room 5ers before buying. We compared usage hours for FLR and main floor living rooms. The living room is where you spend most awake hours unless you are outside. We felt it should be readily accessible, convenient, and close to the door for entertaining company, otherwise company would have to walk through the kitchen immediately upon entering. That's not good when DW is preparing dinner.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #17
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When we looked at them we thought they were nice, but after sitting in the living room for awhile we noticed how warm/hot it was and we didn't want the AC blowing above our heads (draft & noise).
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:02 AM   #18
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Another con that I heard was that it's very hard to cool even with two ac units. Think a summer vacation in the southern states would be hard to cool the upper part since it's higher and completely open down to the kitchen/dinning area!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #19
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Our Stone ridge 38fl does an excellent job of cooling the unit. We have 2 a/c units, one over the front living area, the other in the kitchen. We were in temperatures over 100 on a few occasions this summer, and never got uncomfortable. Believe me, living in South Louisiana, cooling performance is extremely important to us! Also, someone mentioned the noise factor of having an A/c in the front living area. Ours are both ducted together (both front and back) and we don't find it overly noisy.
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The FL area seemed neat the first time I walked in one. Then I started looking and thinking. If I want headroom (I am 6'4") and still want storage space below, I am going to have a very high profile unit. I have to go up the stairs just to get a cookie while watching TV. Some of our most memorable camp sites have been where we could back in to the bay overlooking Homer sound, or a gorgeous lake with the mountains in the back, pour a hot chocolate, turn the recliner around and enjoy. None of that available with a front living room. That is one thing I hated about my four motorhomes - - typically no view out the front window other than other motorhome's windshield and that is just how campgrounds are laid out.

Just my observations. I see little to no advantage but lots of negs.

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