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Seangie
Posted 2012-10-05 12:08 PM (#7640)
Subject: Motor Coach Layout - Need Feedback




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Location: Wilmington, NC
Hey All - Looking for feedback from any and all traveling with kids -

We have 4 kids and are soon to be fulltiming. We are in the middle of a motor coach restoration and are trying to decide on the layout of the front part of the coach.

We have 2 different ideas that we like but are open to any suggestions.  We are planning on spending more of our time in campgrounds as opposed to boondocking so we estimate 50-60% of the kids time to be spent outdoors.  There may be periods of time when we have long hauls as my work may dictate where we end up.  We are battling between what will look nice vs. what is more functional.  

We have decided on 2 different designs -

Design A -

Design B -


We like design A because -
1. It looks "nicer" (more of a dining room feel)
2. There is slightly more storage in the kitchen (next to the dinette)
3. More storage overall with the dinette and extra space behind the driver
4. The dinette turns into a bed and offers an additional spot to sleep
5. Windows won't be blocked by recliners

We like design B because -
1. It offers (3) areas of seating in place of just (2)
2. The recliners offer a place to sit back and relax
3. More "elbow room" for us and the kids
4. More comfortable /roomier seating
5. Less cabinets for me to build
- We will lose about 6" of the front window behind the recliners.

So what do you all think?  Anyone have any experience fulltiming with kids?  Are we overthinking this?  

As always your words of wisdom are appreciated

thanks!

-Sean
www.herdofturtles.org



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alden65
Posted 2012-11-28 7:20 AM (#7653 - in reply to #7640)
Subject: Re: Motor Coach Layout - Need Feedback




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Hi everyone,
In my opinion, when you travel with kids you have enough space in you RV's floor where kids are playing on the floor, both designs are good but I think design A is perfect.
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alden65
Posted 2012-11-29 10:33 AM (#7658 - in reply to #7653)
Subject: Re: Motor Coach Layout - Need Feedback




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alden65 - 2012-11-28 7:20 AM

Hi everyone,
In my opinion, when you travel with kids you have enough space in you RV's floor where kids are playing on the floor, both designs are good but I think design A is perfect.[/QUOTE]
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MazzaFamily
Posted 2016-03-16 8:55 AM (#7822 - in reply to #7640)
Subject: Re: Motor Coach Layout - Need Feedback




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Sean....sounds like my wife and i are right behind you. WE are deciding between buying a coach prebuilt, rehabbing an older coach, or taking a bus and gutting it and customizing it......we have 4 kids....9,6,3, and soon to be born.

Would you be open to me picking your brain a bit by phone? My wife and i need to get moving on a plan..and we are beginning stages..but not a lot of time if we want to leave by July.

My name is Gregg..phone is 813-785-3851. Would love to pick your brain ..i like design A...its great that that can turn into a sleeper if you want
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