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Old 04-28-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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Fwd Living Room.... Height/Head Room issue

We really liked the forward living rooms. The space layout, feel of a loft type living area but each unit we sat in the sofa's and the lack of headroom compared to our present 5r.....well it made you feel more cramped in height wise.

Not sure why manufacturers can not make the slide outs with more headroom while seated in the sofa areas. Almost each coach had either a full size sofa on each side or loveseat/sofa options. One had a single recliner. We would like to have a set of swivel rocker recliners and did not see that as even an option.

Is there a manufacturer out there that make this floor plan with more headroom and/or with set of swivel rockers?
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Make is Entegra Anthem DEQ model. Passenger side living room slide, while there is a bit of overhead storage, generally head room goes to the ceiling.

I do get a little frustrated with the driver side slide which houses the entertainment center and the dinette. Bump my head every once in a while.

I think you issue has to do with structural integrity of the coach on top of the chassis and the strength of the slide. On the other hand, I believe you'll find the integrity of the slide builds will stand up to a lot more than a 5vr in strong winds, or worse. JMHO, but slide height is a frustration.

Don't have any issues in bedroom or vanity areas.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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Every front living area 5er we have looked at is sadly lacking in interior storage. make sure there is adequate storage cabinets and hanging closet space.

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The front living units that I have seen don't come with 2 recliners. Usually if are any it is only one. I am 5' 9" so the slide hight does not bother me. DW is 5' 3" so she is ok also.

I agree you lose storage space with front living (at least in the living room). We do find the living room cozy however. The rest of the floor plan is great !!!. Lots of storage in the back bedroom, big bathroom, ok kitchen. The stacked W/D is in a closet out of the way.
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If you find one you like, check with the dealer to see if they will remove the sofa - and lower the price, of course. Then go buy a couple of recliners - but make sure the back comes off and you can get them through the doors.

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When I was shopping for my current 5er, I was seriously looking at front living room models and I liked the layout. Several friends told me the same thing that was mentioned above. They seem to come with reduced storage in the kitchen area. I found that to be true but still like the layout.
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My issue with front living rooms is the stairs. It seems like you would be using them a lot more.
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My issue with front living rooms is the stairs. It seems like you would be using them a lot more.
I met a couple a few week ago that had had a new front living room Redwood, and traded it in for a Cedar Creek with out it, after only a few month. He said they thought it was a great idea but after a couple a months they hated having to climb stairs all day, to go to refrigerator or any thing, and he was going to take a lose he though why not get it over with and get what they want.
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Two words.... Heat Rises! being from Louisiana that just might be an issue On the other hand the bedroom ... cooler.
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Here's a fifth with a front living room which I own, flat floor all the way through.














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Your home is gorgeous !
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We love our front living room, yes the reduced area under the sofas needs getting use to, but the floor plan works for us. We were surprised that there is less storage in our 39 foot Montana than we had in our 34 foot Sunnybrook so we did have to look at what carry. I'm not sure if all front living rooms have reduced front bays, but ours certainly does.
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