Our coach has the door one bay forward of the rear axel. The door is opposite of the 1/2 bath so we actually gave up no space. Since he copilot's chair is more forward than if we had a front entry, we really have no wasted space. The entry door was a huge deciding factor in our purchase.
I would have certainly purchased a coach with a front entry if the floor plan fit us but I still much prefer our rear entry. Besides when we are parked, I can leave a table between the driver and passenger seat, to set my beer and chips on and never have to move it until we hit the road again.
2019 Horizon 42Q
Cummins L-9 450 HP
Maxim Chassis / IFS with Tag