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I want to see one in person with specs and pricing available. OTR buses have had basement AC for 50 plus years without issue. Height is no issue, they addressed that already. It's about time someone reinvented the idea, time will tell.


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All of the basement storage seems like it might be a big positive for someone who works out of the RV on the road and needs supplies and equipment, but I can’t see a big advantage for the average owner.

The big benefit of the full basement to me would be the same as it is in a home: Easier access to utilities and equipment for repair.

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I think there are a lot of positives to this design. I have looked at some 5th wheels that have very little under side storage. My older 5th wheel has lots of storage and not sure what I would do with less storage or room for typical camp stuff. As for height, aren't toy haulers already about that height. I have seen some that have ton's of air above the average persons head so they would have the same issues some have posted about wind or being top heavy. They already make units that have front kitchens or front living rooms or rear raised rooms, so basically the same design only the center room is also raised, reducing the wasted air space above your head and adding more storage space. It seems like lots of motor homes are raised in a similar manner, so basically just copying that design. I see more positives over negatives, would like to see one in real life.

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3 or 4 steps to get into normal 5er, then flat floor until you want to go up into bedroom /LR or Kitchen which will have 3 steps or so. Likewise could have 3/4 steps if rear LR/Kitchen or BR. Looking at this floorpan, you have "X" steps to get into coach then flat. Okay sounds great. At least how I look at it is once inside, now you have to dodge the steps to go from front to back whereas you don't in regular 5ers. Am I wrong in this assessment? Appears to be lots of doors for storage, but IMO, that will add up to a lot of weight once owners start putting stuff inside. I agree w/ others on tires/axles. Max GVW of 16,5 again IMO that's dually territory. Still, would like to see one in person.


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Interesting people comment on height. Our Montana HC is 13'5"... so why would this one be any different? We had a toyhauler before this that was 13'1". It's ceilings were so high, I needed a 2 step stepladder to get into the top cabinets in the kitchen. I'd rather have storage in the basement than way up there.


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I believe the weight factor will cause it too require Sportchassis class tow vehicle. By the way, the majority of Winnebago diesel class A use a basement A/C unit.





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Lol! That's double our trailer...ha ha!


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