My parents are retired and have a hybrid. My brother has two young boys and just bought a bunkhouse TT. We just took both TT's out for the first time together and my brother's buddy also came who has a rear living room with the big picture window out back. My parents are seriously considering something like that.
If they want to dump the hybrid and upgrade to a larger TT with the rear living room then they'd have to upgrade their TV too. I was just curious to see if there was a Class A or Class C that has a rear living room. They like the idea of having the huge picture window in the back with the two swivel chairs. We do a lot of camping at the beach so this would be a great option for them. If they make a motorized camper like this then they wouldn't have to upgrade the TV.
Just checking in to see if something like this exists. Being their retired, they also wouldn't want to be climbing up into a bed. Part of the reason to ditch the hybrid, among others. I know there are plenty of TT's and 5'ers with what I want.
Rear lounge, used to be pretty common in C's when people still used the overhead area as the primary bed. The rear lounge area also used to be convertible to a bedroom. The bathroom, kitchen, dinette would then be forward or midships.
Once C's started getting bigger than 26-27 foot, that longer rear overhang became a bedroom. For weight balance, rear bedrooms are pretty light, and cater well to people who don't want to convert something to a bed or climb into the overhead bed. That's probably most of today's buyers.
You can also find this in A's under 24 feet, but that's going back 30 to 40 years.
You can still get some of these traditional floorplans in new C's. LazyDaze is one manufacturer that's kept them, particularly in the shorter models. Go to the LazyDaze web site and look at the floorplans. A large proportion of the LazyDaze C's you will find on the used RV market will be like the shorter current models, as their C's did not get big until much later, when there was a chassis that could handle the weight of the bigger house.
I've seen arrangements like these also in Winnebago and Coachmen C's going back from the '80s and in very early Winnebago A's, though the sofa might often be across the back, or in a L shape, so you would not be facing that rear picture window.
There was a rear lounge in some of the available floorplans for the GMC motorhome which would be considered an Class A today (no classification back then). My cousin had one with a rear lounge, it put the teens as far as possible from the driver.
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Not seen class A with the living room in the rear, but I carry extra power cord and hoses so that I can pull into a site (instead of backing in) to get a view of the lake or ocean. The views from the front of a Class A are one of the best benefits. I have done this several times
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