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Old 05-27-2012, 12:11 AM   #15
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My previous MH was a PaceArrow Vision with the Ford V10. Although we liked the MH, after my wife had her knee replacements, indeed getting in and out of the front seat became a problem. We found our current MH at a show, the Winnebago on the Workhorse gas frame. The dog-house was much lower and less pronounced. Timing and price was right, so we traded for our new MH.
I now also carry a right knee replacement and a left foot rebuild. We have found no problem in entering and exiting the cab area of our present RV.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #16
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Ya know what's worse then the "Dog House"? Try getting out from the bottom of the driver's compartment after you've done some wiring or trouble shooting. You have to be a contortionist to get in there and a Houdini to get back out, and I'm only 5'6. My buddy has a Workhorse with the smaller dog house and he had to call his wife to come drag him from under the dash. If I had more work to do under the dash, I'd seriously think of a way to make the driver's seat a Quick Release.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:53 AM   #17
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Mine comes off..
Yep I removed the useless plastic tray. Nothing would stay put on it, cup holders too far away from drivers seat. Now we just step up un the carpet hump and plop into our seats. The dogs use it for access to the big rug on the dash ( wifes side )
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:01 AM   #18
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Mine is NOT plastic, and I like it. I can have my beer, ash tray, designer coaster and binoculars all in one place and still have room for a bacon samich.

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Mines also wood, but, I removed it and made a stand so it is taller and easier to reach. It is now removable as well..
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I've only had my Breeze on two trips. Maybe I'll decide to not like it next season. Pffffftttt!
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:35 AM   #21
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The Workhorse chassis doghouse is MUCH lower than the Ford doghouse. I step on our doghouse to get into the driver's seat, and while it is slightly annoying, it's certainly not considered a deal breaker to us.
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Your story reminds me of an 'ole airplane mechanic I know. He was under the instrument panel in a small Cessna, upside down, and got stuck. After a couple of hours on the "misssing" list they found him in the airplane- Boy, was he happy to get pulled out-
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The Workhorse chassis doghouse is MUCH lower than the Ford doghouse. I step on our doghouse to get into the driver's seat, and while it is slightly annoying, it's certainly not considered a deal breaker to us.
My 01 Ford was on a smaller platform with 19.5 wheels. My 08 Ford has 22.5 wheels and the dog house has a much lower profile.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:27 AM   #24
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Max, what's really frustrating is getting down under there and still not being able to get to the target. And even more irritating is when you forget the tool needed to do what you went under there for. X* Don't ask how many times I've done that.
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I just wanted to let everyone know we did get a class A gas on a Workhorse chassis and with that doghouse, it's not bad at all. I did take the plastic cup tray off as I kept kicking it and didn't think it sturdy enough to stand up to my clumsiness.

Thanks for all the input.
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