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Posted: 12/27/20 10:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are now RV-less, and are considering an A that would be used for a few summer months, possibly sitting in just one or two different locales over the summer. With 1000 mile drives to and from the home base. We've had fivers and don't want to go that route this time.

I want to know about the creature comforts and at what level they are available. Things that make the experience a bit more residential. For instance, I don't think much of normal RV HVAC. It's great for campers but maybe there is something nicer. What else is available in the bigger rigs? I've read about Aqua Hot and probably have a decent idea that it's diesel fired hot water heat? Is it worthwhile? Is there any AC other than a bunch of rooftop units? Or are they quiet enough on a nice A to be just fine?

A 120v fridge would be very nice, I know that's not a big deal any more, right?

The RV toilet is still going to be the RV toilet, I assume.

Anything else worth mentioning that makes the rig feel more residential? We're not interested in the goofy bling stuff. More like just better quality and comfort.


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Posted: 12/27/20 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just buy you a few places you want to have as a home base. Won't take many with your 1000 miles range.

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Entegras and Newmars are more quite than most of the rest. The AC is ducted and with their insulation the AC runs less than others. Aqua Hot is a diesel fired boiler that heats very well; it sends hot water to heat exchangers where the blower takes over. Entegras use the hot water to heat the floors. It also provides continuous domestic hot water.
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Aqua Hot is great but if you don't cold weather camp there is very little advantage over a gas 10 gal. water heater'
Macerator toilets are a big plus as is a residential fridge when temps are in the high 90's, they cool better when its very hot out.
My roof a/c's are very quiet due to my ceiling design, ducted and covered with a ceiling cloud plus 2 speed fans.


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I would recommend a floor plan that has the TV across from the couch/recliners. Not one that has the TV at the top of the windshield where your neck would be cranked to the side.


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Two full wall slides in addition twin bedroom slides 45-47 ft.
Living in it for awhile you really want all the space you can afford.
We lived in our 38 ft for a year recently.
Not going to do that again.,,,in the Arizona desert at our age. We usually spend 90% of our time outside or away from the coach but not in 113 degree heat, and nothing but dirt.
So where you spend your time depends lot on how much creature comfort you want from your RV I think. Our next Mh will have the large as we can get TV that rises up, if required even if blocking a window. Big windows and a window wall would be welcomed with auto tint of darkening. No fooling with shades and such. King bed, and a sofa bed if you happen to have company. At least 5 gpm per @55 psi and no lower pump and remove the flow restrictors from the shower!Get a shower wall if you can and a bidet, I don't care what Spouse says.
Dish washer a must and convection/microwave, and if full electric, flat glass stove stop. Washer and dryer not washer/dryer. The couch should be big enough to stretch out on for a snooze. Swivel Rocker Recliners a must. Dining boot if you like but a table and chairs for our next one. utilities sewer, water, and electric, all on power retracting reels! Largest awnings you can find and self retracting if wind kick up. If you set up in RV Resorts you really want to be able to sit out under the awning on the side away form the sun in the evening or the morning, maybe,just like at home we have two large, west and east porches.
Enough storage reserved for drain though pad or carpet, as you don't want to damage grass if you camp on grass. The ones with half inch or one inch holes all over and through the surface.
you want to RV on a lake or wherever, and go Antiquing or everything in deep. Daily maintenance is not something you want to be deep in. You left home to leave all that behind.

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Posted: 12/27/20 06:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, washer and dryer, I forgot about those.

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I had a condo when I was younger. I have more creature comforts in my coach than I did in that condo. Aqua Hot is a must (instant hot water as long as you want it) Macerator is a must (flip a switch and your tanks empty) Washer/Dryer are a must, (public washers are gross) Bath and a half are close to being a must. Residential fridge is a must. (cold beer and hard ice cream) Finally, make sure your mattress fits your body....good night's sleep is a must. Also consider the quality of the coach you're looking at. Have someone stand about 20 feet away and talk...if you can hear them inside your coach, keep looking. Ours is insulated well with dual pane windows. Quiet inside. We have 3 15000BTU heatpumps that are quiet. We also have the floor furnace through the AH. You don't know it's on. Enjoy your search....Dennis


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OK, so now, what budget are we talking about? Probably something lightly used, 3-5 years old. 200K? 250? Higher?

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Snowman9000 wrote:

OK, so now, what budget are we talking about? Probably something lightly used, 3-5 years old. 200K? 250? Higher?


$200K to $250K would buy a very nice later model coach with all the high end options mentioned so far.


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