Originally Posted by kdflyer
Thank you for all your responses, advice and info from your experiences. I am humbled that you all would take time to invest and help me with this decisions. There are so many questions that are asked on an hourly basis, this is a busy forum, and that chose to help me is amazing.
Thanks again irv2 family,
Keith, good luck and enjoy the search. It is stressful but we also found it to be great fun.
I agree floor plan is huge; if you and DW are not comfortable nothing else matters. We love the floor plan in ours but there are other things I have learned that we "need" in our next coach.
Ducted AC is one; yes ours are ducted but still have the AC on roof and as others have said they are noisy when trying to watch TV. Less carpet is best. Carpet is much harder to keep clean. Couch and chairs must be comfortable and have footrests, ottomans, etc. Some couches are not very comfortable.
Finally as someone else said take a long test ride but also spend an hour or more in the coach if you can. Actually sit and watch TV or read if you can. Have DW spend some time pretending to cook in the kitchen. With the slides in can you get to bath, frig, bedroom? Can you make a quick lunch on the road and eat inside in the AC if it is hot outside? Do they have RV frig or residential? If RV I would never have one in a slide again, too many problems cooling those. I would definately go residential but then you need to ensure you have adequate battery power.
Good luck in your quest and enjoy it.