I really wanted a coach with a driver's door but when I tried getting out using one at an rv show, that quickly changed my mind. Getting in was fine but getting out, well let's just say I could see myself on my head pretty quick.
2009 Holiday Rambler Admiral 33SFS (34' 3")
2008 Jeep Liberty - North Edition (4x4 auto)
FQCC/Camping Quebec, KOA, Good Sam, Coach-Net
We were lucky, as our Rexhall Motorhome came with a Drivers Door. And as far as any noise or sounds comming from Drivers Door or the Window while driving, Nope, None at all.
Because I have such a Bad back, I don't use the Drivers Door hardly at all. But it sure does come in hand to rach the Fuse Box under the left had side under the dash. As its mmuch easier to staand up to replace a fuse if neded, rather than have to try to lay acroos the drivers seat and fight it.
I spent a lot of years climbing in and out of Semi's while I was an OTR Trucker.
Our Motorhomes Dash, also rasies up quite a bit, with the removal of two screws, one on each side. And our Dash doesn't make any noises either.
We don't think we would want a Motorhome with out a Drivers Door. And we kind of wish it had a Passengers Door also, besides the Side Door on the Passengers Side of the Motorhome.
Yes, I love having a Drivers Side Door. Just one, of the many reasons we only wanted a "Rexhall Motorhome".
I sometimes wonder if folks embellish complaints to add validity??? A drivers door is a pretty expensive option when ordered from the factory. Mine was a $2700 option. As far as leaks or noise... none to speak off.
My old coach... same thing. No problems there either.
I can see the 22.5 wheeled rigs being hard to climb into for old timers. Wouldnt trade my door for a solid wall.
My MH has a drivers door. Love it, no noises to speak of and I use it all the time at fuel islands. I have inside and outside grab rails and have no difficulty climbing in and out, but then I'm a young'ish senior who climbed around in a lot of strange places during my working career so the door is a 'walk in the park'.
I do wish I had the 'roll down' type window I hear others talking about, though. Mine has a slider which is still useful at some park check-in booths.
2011 Winnebago Adventurer 32H
Pulling 2002 Jeep Liberty
My first coach, a Rexhall Aerbus, had a driver's side door and I really liked it. I used it all the time. It was especially handy at gas stations.
Second coach, Newmar Kountry Star does not have one and I thought I'd miss the driver's door but I've adjusted. If I had a choice, I'd have one, but it's not a deal breaker. It's about a $1000 or more option on most coaches.
2005 Kountry Star with a 4 cyl. Saturn Vue with stick shift.
Mike and Rose and Pepper, our All-American black lap dog.
On my DP below the window is a compartment with several electrical fuse boxes and electrical wires. Below the side window inside is a panel with numerous rocker switches, etc. so if I had a drivers door where would you mount all of the electrical switches? I am sure there are more electrical switches on a DP then a Gasser. JMO I personally would not want a drivers door especially with the big 22.5 tire just behind where I sit.
2003 Travel Supreme MH
38KSO1 Cummins ISC 350HP
2004 Honda Pilot w/SMI Air Force One Brake Sys.
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix 20' Enclosed Car Trailer
Had one once with a driver's side door that was in a used unit we bought. I used it once to try it out and once when one of the dogs activated the lower of the two locks on the entry door. What a pain to use and it always had a mild wistleing noise when on the road. If I ever decided to buy a new unit, I would not want one again or pay extra for one.