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RV Shopping Part 5

RV SHOPPING  – FINDING THE RIGHT RV

Part 5

KITCHEN SIZE AND FUNCTIONALITY

While a functional kitchen is a given if you enjoy meal preparation, some things may not jump out at you at first.  Everyone will have their own preferences about the type of cooktop they want.  Do you want a propane cooktop and if so how many burners do you prefer?  Most units have two or three.   Some propane cooktops will have a flush mounted cover (similar to most sinks) thereby increasing your workspace for food prep prior to cooking.  Some models don’t have that and the limited counter space can make the cooktop seem to be in the way at times. Continue reading

RV Shopping Part 4

RV SHOPPING  – FINDING THE RIGHT RV

Part 4

WORKSPACE

Of all the considerations for an RV purchase, an ergonomic workspace appears to be the largest obstacle for me personally when it comes to new RVs. There are a few that have a little pull-out tray in the dinette hutch where you can place your keyboard. Some have a cabinet underneath where you can put a CPU and/or printer. It has been my experience that CPUs need ventilation and the life cycle of the computer and some peripherals may be diminished without it. I want a dedicated workspace. Continue reading

RV Shopping Part 3

RV SHOPPING – FINDING THE RIGHT RV

Part 3

TELEVISION PLACEMENT

Some RV models regardless of class invite you to develop a crick in your neck to view the television. I can only imagine the contortions the engineers think we are willing to endure to do our binge watching on television. I really like the models with a televator that brings the tv up and down behind one of the sofas or the dining table. Newmar does this a good bit. It is sometimes paired with a fireplace, which is also a nice touch. Alas, I would prefer an ergonomic workspace. I don’t want to use the dining table for my work. Continue reading

RV Shopping Part 2

RV SHOPPING  – FINDING THE RIGHT RV

This is the second of five parts of my RV Shopping post.

PART 2

BATHROOM & SHOWER SIZE

Some living areas in various RVs seem spacious at the expense of the bathroom.  Some half baths hardly seem worth the space they take up.  I am not a fan of the pivot doors.  You could say I haven’t missed many meals so when I see the pivot doors, I just say to myself…. “Yeah, right!”  Many motorhomes have a large rear bath.  The mid coach bathrooms seem to have an  efficient use of space, since the hallway becomes extra square footage for the room when you close off the doors on both ends. Continue reading

RV Shopping Part 1

RV SHOPPING – FINDING THE RIGHT RV

PART 1

BRAND REPUTATION & CONSTRUCTION QUALITY

So many helpful bloggers have touched on this subject that another post on the topic seems like overkill. On the other hand, perspective is everything. What is important to one person may not coincide with items critical in your decision. With that thought in mind, here is my two cents on the topic. My online research was helpful to give me a general idea of what I wanted, but it wasn’t until I stepped onto a dealer lot for the first time that my journey truly began. Continue reading