Originally Posted by superman11
Ventana LE 4048
I looked at the 4048. Very interesting floor plan. We went back and forth on the bath and a half, and liked it to be honest from the standpoint of guests using the half and us the other.
Anyway, I think the 4048 is a very nice floor plan. The only two issues I saw were:
1. This is a potentially big one, especially with a model on the lot. The dinette is on the door side and the chairs are NOT on the slide. So, on the one hand this is good, because you don't have carpet under table or risk the chair partially on the slightly higher carpet area and part on main floor. However, the model I looked at clearly had the chairs left in place when bringing the slide in and that resulted in a scratched up floor. So, one consideration with this model is that you have to remove the chairs, or at minimum move them to the center of the coach, until after you pull the slide in.
2. It was a little tight at the shower entry point. Not bad, but if I remember correctly, if you put down a mat in front of the shower, another person going into the bathroom/bedroom would have to step over/around the mat, if you prefer not to have people step on the mat with shoes (assuming they are wearing them).
In the end, I decided to go with a non LE for a variety of reasons. If 4048 would have been available in a non LE, I would have strongly considered it.
Just make sure you watch out for scratched up floors if you consider one on a lot, and if you get one, make sure you build the habit of moving the chairs before bringing the slide in.
Overall, I think the 4048 is a great floor plan.