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Old 11-18-2021, 05:38 PM   #1
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Room for a couch?

How much room is there between the front passenger seat and the stairwell in a 36sds? Is there room for a small couch/love seat?
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Old 11-18-2021, 06:54 PM   #2
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Every mid door 36' I've ever seen has room for a mid size recliner between the stairwell and front passenger seat. Not sure a small sofa or love seat would fit in there, but I'm sure someone can give you the exact dimensions. Our 36FDS has the "short sofa" on that side, just a little longer than a standard love seat. One nice thing about the 36 mid door is the door is much wider than the 36'FDS "skinny" front door.
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Yeah, I’m looking at a mid door now. It has a recliner in it. Owner has sent me measurements since I posted here asking. Says there’s 50 inches..... nice looking coach. But I’m not sure if I want to give up floor space, or the short sofa abilities. There’s pros and cons to both models, I guess.
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Yeah, Iím looking at a mid door now. It has a recliner in it. Owner has sent me measurements since I posted here asking. Says thereís 50 inches..... nice looking coach. But Iím not sure if I want to give up floor space, or the short sofa abilities. Thereís pros and cons to both models, I guess.
I like the mid door model. The awning covers the door (rains a lot here) and it's a few steps closer to the beer fridge!
Downside, you lose some basement storage.
If it's just two or three of you, mid doors are great.
If your looking to sleep four, the two couches are handy.
There's no perfect floor plan...
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It’ll mostly be just 2 of us. But it’ll be used a bunch where the slide won’t be out. Rest area sleep overs, lol, parking lot breaks, etc. I found some videos showing the mid doors inside. When the slide is out, it doesn’t seem too bad. But when it’s in, the stairwell is a lot of lost floor space. I think I’d be okay with a front door with a recliner. But I’m gonna need to give some thought on the mid door.
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Itíll mostly be just 2 of us. But itíll be used a bunch where the slide wonít be out. Rest area sleep overs, lol, parking lot breaks, etc. I found some videos showing the mid doors inside. When the slide is out, it doesnít seem too bad. But when itís in, the stairwell is a lot of lost floor space. I think Iíd be okay with a front door with a recliner. But Iím gonna need to give some thought on the mid door.
As you know I have a 36FD and my good friend has a similar 36MD. We have 2 couches in our FD and I can tell you there is no way you'd get a couch on the passenger side of his coach.

Now on the 2006 and later 36MD the door was moved back and there is more room to add a couch but the room is still limited, and this is definitely out of the price range you have in mind
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On the 2006 mid-door, the door was moved rearward, but the dining table was moved forward. I donít believe there is any more available space between the dining table and the passenger front seat on a 2006MD, than there is between the stairwell and the passenger seat on a 2005MD.
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