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Old 04-20-2011, 12:59 PM   #15
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I loved our 1999 Gas Winnebego Chieftan for inside storage space. If we had owned that coach in a DP, we would have driven it into the ground. It had two slides. We traded "up" for a 2003 DP Dutch Star with three slides and cut our inside storage by more than half and it was a bigger coach. The space I lost in slides forced me to put things on the floor. I also like the idea of a mid door coach (Winnie vs. Dutch Star) as the front door passenger door cuts the view from the passenger. I'd give up a dining area to have the mid door.

A second floor would be dangerous, I believe. Airstream, I think, did build one with a deck for Nascar on top of the trailer. I think I've seen some with slides out the back, but I'm not sure. At any rate, I think the more slides, the less integrity in the frame from what I've heard/read.

Looking at the survey, I wonder if you realize what kind of weight you are adding with your suggestions. Whoever suggested solar systems on the roof has a good thought as most are adding them as after market items. Good luck with your project!

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Old 04-20-2011, 03:16 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by RVRoadTrip View Post
A large roof skylight is of limited use and would more often be a nuisance than a feature.
A door in a slide to get to the bathroom? The regular door to the camper works just fine.
Too much trouble to set up and significant loss of storage with a pop out table, especially when most campgrounds have a picnic table. A simple fold up table works otherwise.

A camper with common features already found but with a superior build quality, name brand components, etc... at a reasonable price would be a winner. Sadly, most businesses don't want to earn a living, they want to be rich.

Just my opinion, though.
I agree 100% with the skylight comments. We have a skylight in the shower, which is off the hallway by the bedroom. Do you have any idea how bright it gets in the morning? The skylight is also a big source of heat gain. We keep ours covered most of the time.

I also agree with the comments on the table. Too much loss of space.

Outside access to bathroom would be OK, but I wouldn't be willing to pay much for it. If you have a door, you can't put a toilet of sink in front of it. Space is at a premium in an RV.

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