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poshea

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We are shopping for our first RV, a class C. Does anyone have info on a rear kitchen class c? Do they have any problems due to the kitchen being in the rear?

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We have one with a rear kitchen and rear bathroom. No problems at all, in fact it keeps food splashes and spill out of the living area.


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A lot depends on whether you want your bed area to remain a bed, or if you want it to become a couch during the day, and make the bed at night.

Most rear kitchen units have a couch/bed in the middle somewhere, and the overcab bed as well.

Our B+ unit doesn't have the overcab bed, but instead has it's own bedroom at the back which remains a bed all the time and is quite separate from the main living area. We like the idea that preparing food is right near to where you eat it, and that sleeping and clothes storage is away from there.


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Our Minnie has a rear kitchen and bath. One of the reasons that we bought it was because we liked the floor plan, especially the amount if space in the bathroom (DW hated the floor plans with the toilet in the shower space). The only downside I see to having both kitchen and bath in the rear is that the fresh water and the two waste holding tanks are all behind the rear axle. We have no problem with being overloaded on the rear axle, but this design does result in the front axle being somewhat lightly loaded.

We have no problem in making up the jackknife sofa bed each night - takes less than 5 minutes to set up or take down.

We have one slide on our Minnie. It carries the sofa and wardrobe and only goes out 20 inches, but it is amazing how much more room there is inside with the slide extended.


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We have a rear kitchen and bath in our 24 foot Minnie. It's exactly the configuration we wanted, and we've been very happy with it. No problems, whatsoever.

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Check out Born Free models for RB configurations. Drawbacks are no slides and the beds are not real beds. Sleeper sofas and the like is where you sleep unless you don't mind sleeping in the cabover space!

Some have a "all-in-one" type of bathroom design and some do not! Sizes from 22 feet to 32 feet. The part aboy where the tanks are mounted in reference to the back axials is something to check out also. If the fuel tank is between them then that helps as far as weight distributions concerns!

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A local dealer has a 2008 model Phoenix on his lot. It has a rear kitchen.


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A few questions here.

1) Are you considering a new/almost new, or low priced older motor home?
2) Are you planning on a B+ aero-dynamic type or standard class C with big bed over the driver?
3) Is keeping the over-all length of your RV short, very important? Just about every rear kitchen RV is very short in over-all length.

Many older standard class Cs with a big bed over the driver, have water leakage issues. But with a rear kitchen that bed is nice to have because it is your only permanent bed. "Buyer Beware" if there are water stains.

B+ aero-dynamic motor homes with a rear kitchen won't have a permanent bed. You will have to set your bed every night and put it all away every morning. That gets old quickly for many people. But the B+ frontal area has structural, fuel economy, and drivability advantages. They also generally have a very nice entertainment area and cabinets there.

Assuming the RV is for two people, a B+ compromise would be a rear corner bed floor plan, which still keeps the over-all length typically under 24 feet, yet you don't mess with bedding twice every day.

Are you a family of 3 ?
Some B+s like ours, can be special ordered with a single bed in the aero-dynamic cap, so that is a another option.

We bought a rear corner bed B+, ordered intentionally without a slide-out. See It Here

Here Are some interesting B+ floorplans, two having rear kitchens. It is the company we bought ours from. Just move your curser over each RV to see the floorplan, and click on it for a bigger view. All have optional front slide-outs.

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We have a rear bath and kitchen. We liked it at first but soon found out that it is not possible for two people to work in the kitchen. We often do work in the kitchen at home. If it is nice while we are out I get sent outside to the grill. But their are times when we are both competing for kitchen space. Another problem we found is when we have company, the person working in the kitchen is somewhat isolated with their back to everyone.

Our next unit will have the kitchen nearer the center.

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we have had both and we had with a problem with the rear kitchen. this makes the bed have to be in the center of the unit and I love to stay up late and watch the telly and dw loves to go to bed and read and thie always conflicted with our choises. The rear bed lets her go to bed with a good book ,,shut the door and I dont desturb her whill I watch the telly.....some thing to consider...

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