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Old 08-18-2014, 12:11 AM   #1
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Bedroom outside door use

On my Wind River 250RDSW the bedroom outside door is in the front. I don't think I have ever used that door and when I have, I could have used the rear door main entrance. I am sure there is a safety reason for that door but just wondering how many people really use that door. I could remove the steps and convert it to an outside storage, OK bad idea.
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Sometimes, in a TT, the bedroom door is the fire escape for the bedroom . Best not to block it.
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Have to use mine all the time to access the bedroom or bathroom when the slide is pulled in.
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We use ours all the time! On the rode for bathroom access.
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On my Wind River 250RDSW the bedroom outside door is in the front. I don't think I have ever used that door and when I have, I could have used the rear door main entrance. I am sure there is a safety reason for that door but just wondering how many people really use that door. I could remove the steps and convert it to an outside storage, OK bad idea.
It's a good idea but what do you do with everything in there when you go travelling (ie. Outdoors RV Campout in 2015). DW and I are considering one of these: Utility Beds, Service Bodies, and Tool Boxes for Work Pickup Trucks: For Sale: Showroom Model Service Body It's got a locking door and a full floor to keep the critters out. I would modify it a bit by putting camper jacks on all four corners so I could take it off easily when not travelling.
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As far as safety, many 5th wheel TT's have no bedroom exit door, justa a window as I do. I would not make the door blocked, just wondering. I guess I am the only one who doesn't use it. In a pinch it could be used for parts for the main one. Those doors are not cheap.
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I don't use mine... but it's available for exit from inside anytime we are parked and sleeping. When it's cool, we sometimes open the main and allow ventilation through the screen.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:31 PM   #8
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Have to use mine all the time to access the bedroom or bathroom when the slide is pulled in.
This is the main use we have found for our bedroom door. We take our laundry out that way too, plus putting clothes in the closets before a trip.
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When I started looking for a TT the only ones I would consider were the ones with two doors. The main reason is for safety as the kitchen area is in the center and if there is a fire, and the stove, furnace and frig is where any fire would most likely start and that would block my exit. I'm too old to crawl though a small window egress. Those little puppies made of wood and plastic will burn real fast. I seriously doubt that there is much fire retardant material used in a trailer. The other reason for two doors is, I was told many years ago, if you are seeing a lady that lives in a trailer make sure it has two doors.
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On my Wind River 250RDSW the bedroom outside door is in the front. I don't think I have ever used that door and when I have, I could have used the rear door main entrance. I am sure there is a safety reason for that door but just wondering how many people really use that door. I could remove the steps and convert it to an outside storage, OK bad idea.
We use ours regularly. Next to our house, it is the door with the closest access. We use it to get cross ventilation. When we first got this trailer, we only used the rear door. That was because we have never before had a trailer with two doors. When camping, we alway put the steps down just in case we decide to exit from that door, thus avoiding a very large surprise.

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When I started looking for a TT the only ones I would consider were the ones with two doors. The main reason is for safety as the kitchen area is in the center and if there is a fire, and the stove, furnace and frig is where any fire would most likely start and that would block my exit. I'm too old to crawl though a small window egress. Those little puppies made of wood and plastic will burn real fast. I seriously doubt that there is much fire retardant material used in a trailer. The other reason for two doors is, I was told many years ago, if you are seeing a lady that lives in a trailer make sure it has two doors.
+1 on the fire safety aspect. (26+ years in the fire service). One good whiff of smoke from some of the common plastics is sometimes enough to severely affect physical/mental capacity or even put someone down. In a TT fire, I'd want out NOW.
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As we look at an TT upgrade, 2 doors are a must, safety and ease of loading clothes and stuff while packing up !!!

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Have to use mine all the time to access the bedroom or bathroom when the slide is pulled in.
This is what Darin told me when I had asked about the 2nd door. It is so there is access to the bathroom when the slide is pulled in for travel.
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This is what Darin told me when I had asked about the 2nd door. It is so there is access to the bathroom when the slide is pulled in for travel.
That answer applies to some OutdoorRV floor plans, but not all.

In our travels we regularly stay for several days at 2-3 places where we cannot extend our slide into the street. Thus a primary requirement when we were searching for a new rig, was that we had full interior front to back access with the slide not extended. We found this in the WR 250RDSW. Thus we now have access to all "critical" facilities without extending the slide. Some interior storage areas are blocked, the main TV is blocked but bedroom, toilet, frig, galley,sofa and half of the dinette are easily accessible from both the front and rear doors.

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