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Old 10-31-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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No Bed/Bedroom Floorplans!

Happy Saturday Everyone!

My fiancÚ and I just designed and purchased a Newmar Baystar 2903. It is a beautiful coach that we LOVE! We are full timing, but remaining in one location at this time.
We are learning a lot about RV life and the kind of floor plan that will be most beneficial for us.

We would really like to look into a smaller unit that has a unique floor plan. A bed is not necessary (we plan to sleep in a cab over bunk, or a murphy bed.) What we really want is a larger bathroom and more storage in exchange for a bed/bedroom.

I am aware of the winnebago model that offers a floor plan without a bed and I know that leisure vans designs one with a murphy bed. Ideally our RV will have a slide or two, no longer than 29ft.

I would REALLY appreciate any advice! i wish there were more floor plans out there! They are all too similar!

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Old 10-31-2015, 05:43 PM   #2
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If this is what you want why did you get a 2903?

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Old 10-31-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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We purchased our 2903 with a focus on quality and insulation factors. We never considered that we would not find a bed necessary. It is a new frontier for us and we would never have known without living it first. (:
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:11 PM   #4
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JMHO, but I think you'll want a bed. It will be a PITA to set up/take down a bed every morning and every night.
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:32 PM   #5
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I'll be honest...I'm scratching my head figuring out why someone would want to do what you want but...I'll toss out some thoughts I hope you find constructive.

I think the problem will be that finding something with what you are looking for will be smaller and thus less storage...kinda like a cat chasing its tail...you don't get to where you want to be in a straight line. There are some conflicting goals that have to be worked out. Even after removing the bed, trying to get a larger bathroom and more storage seems to clash with a smaller RV's ability to do that.

It would sound like a Class C with the bed room gutted and sleeping over the cab would be the answer based on what you have said regarding sleeping but then you get a smaller bathroom.

To be honest, you might have to find something like a Class C or a very short Class A and then gut most/all of it. It will be difficult to go smaller and increase the size of a bathroom in any floor plan I've ever seen.

I was going to ask if you have you considered "remodeling" your Baystar? After I thought of that I think that could be very unwise. That kind of re-modeling of a fairly new coach would destroy the resale value. So...I guess any project you do needs to be on an older RV where resale value is not going to be a major concern.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:48 AM   #6
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You could always take the bed out if you are somewhat handy. Dealer near me that customizes new coaches for the movie industry all the time and bedrooms have been gutted.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:17 PM   #7
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Sounds like you are describing the old Safari Trek. You can find nice used ones if you keep your eyes open. The folks who purchased Monaco resurrected the Trek nameplate which has a drop down bed however it is in the bedroom area and I think the bathroom is pretty much typical of a 30' coach. They offer the same floorplan in the Fleetwood line too.

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