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Old 03-12-2014, 07:08 PM   #15
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I'm actually pretty satisfied with our older layout. Our '97 HR Endeavor has 1 slide on driver side and mid entry. Fore/Aft Olympic Queen 66" X 80" (a bit tight on sides but manageable and doesn't require climbing over bed to get to closets), Separate toilet room. It's quite useable without extending the slide. However, there are only 2 of us plus kitty-cat.
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:08 PM   #16
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We currently have a 3 slide unit and there is ample room when the slides are in. The only drawback is accessing the lower drawers in the bedroom wall unit. Having said that we probably would never be interested in a unit without slides as we love the spaciousness of our coach. After thinking about this more, I shouldn't have said never because I can envision myself right now in the co-pilot seat of a gently used Prevost.
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:12 AM   #17
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Twin beds???? and give up my "inbed heater/playtoy.....NOT going to happen!!
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Old 03-13-2014, 12:32 AM   #18
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Twin beds???? and give up my "inbed heater/playtoy.....NOT going to happen!!
I agree... the dog does generate heat! Not sure the DH would find that funny...
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:33 AM   #19
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Agreed......my first RV was a Class C on the sprinter chassis (no slides)....got rid of it quick for Class A with slides so I could sleep at night. Couldn't give me a non-slide RV.

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Old 03-13-2014, 09:15 AM   #20
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Ditto.
"Agreed......my first RV was a Class C on the sprinter chassis (no slides)....got rid of it quick for Class A with slides so I could sleep at night. Couldn't give me a non-slide RV."


Uh ... OK, but a bedroom slide doesn't necessarily provide a good night's sleep. For me, if the bed isn't a Full King, a Cal King, or an Olympic Queen (at least 66" wide X 80" long), I don't want it.
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No slides on ours, would be nice for sure but we are quite happy with ours the way it is. 2 adults and 2 little dogs and 6 different places to sleep!!!!
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:48 AM   #22
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slide outs

For our needs, I vote for no slide outs. Just the two of us, no pets and we do not need the extra space and problems. We move around the winter months and do antique car tours in the summer months pulling an enclosed trailer. Also we do not have any awnings. We bought our current Bounder new in 1994 and have almost 197,000 miles. We have looked at other MHs but like what we have. It serves our need very well. The only weak part with the Ford-53 chassis has been the transmisssion.
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:26 AM   #23
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The DW has mandated the next MH to have a W/D. A slide that I would welcome would be a bunk-bed in slide model which I would convert to W/D and storage. Have not seen one yet but I think it's a cool idea.
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Hard to imagine not having slides! But, each to his or her own desires. Their are many older Blue Bird conversion's out their. Personally I'll stick with my slides, plenty of room when traveling down the road!
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The spaciousness of a class A with slides is the reason DW and I went the A route vs. a class C when we started RV'ing seven years ago. My sales job to my DW of A over C was that it isn't always sunny, warm and dry when camping so you have to take into account being stuck inside when it is less than ideal outside. Our first rig (Allegro) had one large slide and now our Georgetown has 3 and we love it. Yes, we can move around it when the slides are in, which helps if grabbing some shut eye at a rest stop.
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If you could get a RV without slides, you would never be able to sell it, or trade it in.
Also we should go back to rotary phones and tube type TV's. As everything advances there are some that just don't like the new stuff. Very common, but that's the way it goes. My wife bought a flip simple phone because she thought it would be less complicated. She hate's her new phone. Now she has a iPhone.
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If you could get a RV without slides, you would never be able to sell it, or trade it in.
Also we should go back to rotary phones and tube type TV's. As everything advances there are some that just don't like the new stuff. Very common, but that's the way it goes. My wife bought a flip simple phone because she thought it would be less complicated. She hate's her new phone. Now she has a iPhone.

You are just plain WRONG. Non-slides or twins is a different demographic not a non existent demographic. It may represent a smaller piece of the pie but a piece of the pie nevertheless.

That notion that one will never resell it is the very issue that has leaked into the manufactuers design mantra. Focus only on one segment, the empty nester, snow birds.

Fact is many folks make use of a "motor" "home" as those do with a "destination" "home."

As I said tell that to loyal owners of Lazy Daze:
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We are enjoying the beginning of our 4th year and in our 2nd 36' Foretravel. They have built many custom no slide or single slide units, for buyers that wanted to avoid the possible issues.

For us, it's no slides, no leaks or rattles, huge overhead storage, huge pass thru bay storage below, large windows, simple designs that work. Great quality, fit and finish, factory support, and standard features like transmission retarder braking, and larger tanks than on most other brands and models we studied, or see today.

We have spent about 60+ nights a year, split between traveling and longer multi day stays. We have had 7 weeks now with my mom, who loves to travel, enjoys the passenger chair position, and was 85 this year.

I would like to also add to Kasebeau2's original request. Bring back the mid door entry. We are on our second mid door Foretravel. The DW loves having her nest of things, slippers, computer, purse and the dog bed in an area that never gets traffic in and out. The passenger does not have to allow access going in and out. The step cover sliding floor is never any bother to her. Her chair is about a 1' further forward and better for chatting without me turning so far. The mid door is under the main awning in the rain. The mid door is quieter than the front door coaches we have driven. The mid door is usually better placed with most patio setups. It is easy to step out to the BBQ without walking thru the party sitting around the saloon. The mid door step is never far from the ground after we level.

I did not know all that w/ Foretravel and only recently really started to study that brand and have been very impressed. Maybe that is my best option.

And you are SO RIGHT! Love the mid-entry door for all the reasons you stated. Plus I'd add it keeps dinner cooking/grilling segregated to the kitchen area and not through the front parlor. Great points!!!
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