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DrewE

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Posted: 06/13/17 01:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think a fair few with a rear bed have a sizable storage area that's accessible from two sides (though I suspect three sided access is less common).

My Coachmen Santara does have what looks to be a somewhat similar storage space across the back, accessible from the two sides but not from the rear. I think the doors are around 2' by 2', and the unit is around 8' wide, and the internal space is a little larger than the door openings. This is in addition to some other storage compartments, of course, including a couple of rather limited height sections that go clear across.

If your items are quite lightweight, like yarn or something similar, you might be able to store and carry it in a cabover area safely.

Probably the ultimate in storage in a class C is a toy hauler such as the Thor Outlaw.





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colettek,

It sounds like you may be using your rig for craft shows and such, carrying light weight things that take up a lot of room.

The Coachman Freelander 21QB made for a number of years, if built on Ford E450 or Chevy 4500, and the right rated hitch, may be ideal for your needs. It has a rear corner queen bed with full two-sided corner storage underneath it. That storage compartment is like a room in itself, a lot for a short motor home.
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We have a 27' Tioga 26Q also (same rig as IAMICHABOD's). That extra 3' over a 24' gives you a lot. Large (more than 100 cubic feet) storage area across the back with three access doors, A queen bedroom without the bed being stuffed in a corner (a must have for us after having a B for a couple of years), and a bathroom with a shower instead of a wet bath. It's on the E450 chassis so it's wider than a 350 chassis and has plenty of extra cargo capacity. We tow a 14' trailer with two Harleys and I also use it for selling at antique shows. Took me six months to find one though. I'm in upstate NY also and got mine from a dealer in PA. Well worth the trip.

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Ron,

Where are the FW tank, gas tank, grey tank, black tank, spare tire, and shower pan in that Coachman 21QB in your photos above?

Also, with where that 21QB's large storage cabinet is located - won't the corner bed in affect have a large volume full of cold air and stuff immediately under it during cool weather camping?


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Those rear storage areas in the Sunseekers can carry a lot of "stuff". Let's put it this way, when I downsized from a 38' diesel pusher to our current coach (see signature), I was able to put all the "stuff" from my Class A to my present coach, and still have a lot of room left over.


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pnichols wrote:

Ron,

Where are the FW tank, gas tank, grey tank, black tank, spare tire, and shower pan in that Coachman 21QB in your photos above?

Also, with where that 21QB's large storage cabinet is located - won't the corner bed in affect have a large volume full of cold air and stuff immediately under it during cool weather camping?
I wouldn't know the answers to your questions. Hopefully someone who owns a 21QB will step in.

Our 2007 Phoenix Cruiser 2350 is similar to the C.F.21QB in that our outdoor storage compartment is under our rear corner bed. The compartment is considered "inside" the motor home with regard to freeze protection. It is fairly well insulated including an insulated door. Our fresh water tank is in that space requiring it to be so. We have only a 'now' plywood platform between our mattress & compartment. Since we do not have vents to circulate interior air into the storage compartment, I consider it an in-between area. The fresh water tank won't freeze in spring or fall camping, but if winter-camping, I would want to get some warm air circulated in that compartment if using on-board water.

Here is a picture of our storage compartment. Our fresh water tank is to the left behind the wood wall.[image]

* This post was edited 06/14/17 06:56am by ron.dittmer *

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Our 'C has what I consider adequate storage at around 50 cu. ft. 4 compartment doors on the drivers side and 3 on the passanger side. Basement model however the rear slideout causes the rear passthrough to not be tall. Full width though so we can have a 6' folding ladder in there. Also carried at the same time a pair of 186 cm alpine skis on the 2 side compartments which are connected.


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Jayco Redhawk SE 27N
non-slide, walkaround queen bed, rear access, power outlet, light

Jayco Redhawk 29XK
1 slide, walkaround queen bed, rear access, power outlet, light

Entegra Oddysey 29XK
1 slide, walkaround queen bed, rear access, power outlet, light

Gulf Stream Conquest 6280LE
non-slide, walkaround queen bed, no rear access, no power outlet, no light

Coachmen Freelander 27Q
non-slide, walkaround queen bed, no rear access, no power outlet, no light

Thor Chateau 28A
non-slide, walkaround queen bed, rear access, no power outlet, light, table

Thor Chateau 28Z
1 slide, walkaround queen bed, rear access, no power outlet, light, table

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Ben, this was a 2017 post.

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