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Old 09-13-2017, 04:01 PM   #1
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Tile Floors and nightstands

We are currently attending the Hershey RV show. While the many coaches are impressive, there are two things I hope manufacturer's reconsider.

1. Marble tile floors: I was amazed at how many white marble floors I saw. Marble scratches, is slippery when wet, and has to be periodically resealed. Just think of what I could do with that extra weight as CCC.

2. No or miniscule nightstands: People still need a place for CPAP machines, glasses, cell phones, etc. This is a "must have" for us and I was amazed at how few had decent nightstands.
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our 2016 Itasca Suncruiser has what we at first thought was a tile floor but it's actually a vinyl floor covering. I totally agree with you with reference to the side tables in the bedroom. we actually downsized from a king to a queen in order to get those tables.
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Are you sure it was Marble? Most of the MH I have seen use tile. Mine have a flat finish but even the ones with a gloss finish don't seem to be overly slippery when wet. They all seem to hold up quite well.
yea,,night stands are pretty small. Mine are just big enough to put a glass of water and a pair of glasses.
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believe all country coaches beginning 1998 have nightstands, at least one. like this

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I agree, ceramic tile is heavy, cold and slippery. Looks nice. Easy to clean. Grout gets dirty. I want carpeting.
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The sales people told me it was marble. It was raining that day and the floors were very slippery.
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Hi Susan! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Totally agree with your comments! Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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They are giving the customer what they want. If people quit buying coaches with marble floors they would go away quickly. The only option you have is to order direct from the factory and specify no marble floors.
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The sales people told me it was marble.
RV sales people... now that's a reliable source of info!
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We looked at coaches at a show in the cold rain. Those stone floors were a mess and slippery and cold.

What I cant stand is all the pleather in very expensive coaches. I don't want my butt all sweaty from plastic. And it doesn't wear well. I want real leather. How are people accepting this.
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believe all country coaches beginning 1998 have nightstands, at least one. like this



Oh my gosh, all that room on the bedside table! A dream! Thanks for sharing so I could see that a larger nightstand really exists!
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believe all country coaches beginning 1998 have nightstands, at least one. like this

Nope, not mine. The optional king bed removed both the bed slide window and there's not even a shelf on the back side. I was going to post a picture but I'm on my cell phone and no pictures of the bedroom.
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I agree, ceramic tile is heavy, cold and slippery. Looks nice. Easy to clean. Grout gets dirty. I want carpeting.
Get the tile and heated floors. Tile is easier to clean than carpet, especially if you have pets. And the heated tile isn't cold.
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Just think, that slippery and messy tile floor would have been much harder to clean if it were carpet. Tile floors is what the bulk of the RVing population wants. If you don't like it, put carpet over it.
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