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Old 01-16-2017, 03:03 PM   #29
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I have to be very careful, I don't want to change and then end up regretting it, or worse my wife not liking it ;-)
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Remember: The Motorhome contains, Living room, kitchen, dinette, bathroom, and bedroom.
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:52 PM   #31
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I have to be very careful, I don't want to change and then end up regretting it, or worse my wife not liking it ;-)
I hope you AND your wife pick out the motorhome. You should both agree on it 100%.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:42 AM   #32
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Most definitely twogypsies,

Had a chat with my wife last night, I told her we may loose some wardrobe space and may not be able to carry our 10 and 11ft Kayaks in a smaller rig.

I had not planned to change the rig for at least 2 or 3 years (even longer) as have other financial priorities first (we are both in our Earley 40's). I am looking at this as research in case a great deal comes up.
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Remember: The Motorhome contains, Living room, kitchen, dinette, bathroom, and bedroom.
That's good to know, thanks
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:55 AM   #34
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My wife was asking me today about short class A's (we have a 34' 9" class A). Would like to hear the pros and cons of shorter rigs (less than 30'). Besides the obvious length difference, is there anything to watch out for with handing and driving etc?

28 foot on a 19,000 F53 chassis. After doing CHF front and rear, rear trac bar, and a steering stabilizer, it's about as good as it's going to get regarding handling. A world of difference from original. These should all be done by the manufacturer, but that's another rant.
Very maneuverable. Nearly nimble. Beware of the rear overhang. If the front is turning left, the rear is going to the right at first.
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I have never really looked in to the CHF, I won't go messing with the chassis myself but could ask the service guy to try it next time. I do have a Road master steering stabilizer on the front.
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:27 AM   #36
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My wife and I are going to sign up for lessons. I know my wife would like a shorter rig but I think we are better off keeping our rig for the following reasons, even if do most of the driving.

1. Having a sofa each for watching TV is nice. I have not seen many other coaches in this length with 2 sofas.

2. We can get our kayaks in the kitchen area (need to open slide to get them in)

3. The coach is fully use able with the slide retracted.

4. The loan will be paid off in 18-24 months.

Thanks all for the help, it's really nice to have folk to talk to about this. One buddy has a TT but don't know anyone with a motor home to ask advice.


Below is the floorplan, we plan to stay in the US for another 8-9 years before moving back to Ireland so we may just keep it for the duration.


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Old 01-18-2017, 08:35 AM   #37
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That's a really nice floor plan.

Having no appliances on that slide should equate to a good double seal at the lower floor wall -- when extended. Something I'm trying to get worked out with my mh.

Unit would not fit in my driveway though. Just saying
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My wife and I are going to sign up for lessons. I know my wife would like a shorter rig but I think we are better off keeping our rig for the following reasons, even if do most of the driving.

1. Having a sofa each for watching TV is nice. I have not seen many other coaches in this length with 2 sofas.

2. We can get our kayaks in the kitchen area (need to open slide to get them in)

3. The coach is fully use able with the slide retracted.

4. The loan will be paid off in 18-24 months.

Thanks all for the help, it's really nice to have folk to talk to about this. One buddy has a TT but don't know anyone with a motor home to ask advice.


Below is the floorplan, we plan to stay in the US for another 8-9 years before moving back to Ireland so we may just keep it for the duration.


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Yak's in the kitchen? That will get old in short order.
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Hi Lifemember

Your better half should be obeyed, have you been before? The only thing is the rv's in Ireland are mostly sub 25 foot narrow bodies.






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Hi Biggcrisp,

It sure is a really nice Floorplan, to be honest we were complete newbs when we bought it so it was lucky we got a decent floorplan. I have learned a lot since.

Hi Mbrindinger,

We only have them with us if we are going direct to a location and not touring. To be honest I think we should get an inflatable ones. Have not figured out how to carry them outside.

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Your better should be obeyed, have you been before. The only thing is the rv's in Ireland are mostly sub 25 foot narrow bodies. [/URL]
She has , I have not. I am the one with the Irish heritage. My parents been and loved it over there. . My dads grandfather came from Silago. my Mothers grandmother came form county Mayo area. My grandfather married a welch girl (grandmother) all descendants other then Grandmother have a Irish heritage.

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