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Old 03-27-2010, 12:27 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Craig P. View Post
You like, but don't like it? I'm confused...
I love the way it cools, (freezer @ -15F)
I love the size 20 cu ft
I love the built in icemaker

I hate how much power it uses

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Old 03-27-2010, 09:00 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by mythplaced View Post

  • 40" length
Yeah, those 40 inch motorhomes are pretty cramped for livability!


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Old 03-28-2010, 09:58 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by mythplaced View Post
I love the way it cools, (freezer @ -15F)
I love the size 20 cu ft
I love the built in icemaker

I hate how much power it uses
Makes perfect sense.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:46 PM   #18
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Great answer and it wasn't even me who asked. But I think you are on the money.
Thanks for confirming a couple things for me also.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:06 PM   #19
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I got nothin'..
Went to the LA RV show for 2 years and the 1st coach we saw, we kept going back to and comparing everything against.
Doing lots of beach camping, it needed:
-To fit in the spaces we go with a Toad
-Primary (large) windows on the passenger side toward the water (frankly this would be a deal killer regardless)
-Street-side slides (I don't want my patio taken up by slides)
-Full functionality with slides retracted (this layout is among the best)
-Chair with table for the PC (This happens to be a full recliner looking at the TV.. Boo-hoo).

After that:
-The shower is twice the size of the old Pace
-Love the 12cuft fridge (makes Ice, but not a deal breaker)
-Tank's are as large as a lot of 40's. We make 9 days in Q easily.
-Plenty of power with the CAT

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Oh.. What I probably wouldn't do again is the electric awning since it's nowhere near as stout as a manual awning with poles that extend much further down the coach or into the ground. The electric is a fun toy but not as rugged.

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The one thing I wish I could do over is settling for a partial paint model fro 07. I should have waited for the full body paint. I have to scrap the decals off and it is not going well.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:29 PM   #21
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I'll second what someone said above... We have a bath and a half and it's great. Don't see it on too many models but it is a nice option. Also, I speak out of just ignorance but I would think a kitchen in front would be noisier than a kitchen in the middle behind the sofas... while driving of course.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:52 PM   #22
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Floor plan....floor plan....floor plan!
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This tread is a bit dated but I thought I'd throw my $.02 in.

Two items which came with our coach which we felt were "silly" at first were the fireplace and the outdoor entertainment center. Now we wouldn't be without them.

Good luck.
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When we bought our current RV, we intentionally shopped for a one year old coach to save money. We knew the floor plan and model that we wanted, but we obviously had to be less picky when it came to options.

Two things I wasn't crazy about that I'm now happy with are the outside kitchenette and the convection oven.

I initially thought we would never use the outside kitchenette. It was bulky and filled up the largest cargo bay on the coach. You can never have enough storage so I actually intended to remove it. The DW said "just try it a few times first." As usual, she was right.

I trashed the grill that came with the unit and modified the support rack to fit my own grill, and it's been love ever since. We BBQ alot, so it's nice to have everything there - the grill, sink and little refer. I've learned to live without that extra storage space.

I also didn't initially like the idea of a convection oven instead of a real gas oven. But now that we've gotten use to it, it works great and cooks much faster. The only drawback being that you can't cook something large like a turkey.


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