Originally Posted by DXSMac
3170 model has the same problem. Further, when the back slide is in, you can't easily get into the bathroom. Well, I can, I'm small, but I have to SQUEEEEEZE to get in. How about the folks with the bunk bed model, can your kids get into the bathroom?
We have the Forester version of the 3170 with the bunk. With the slide in, we can get into the bathroom but you have to pass it up first then open the door to enter. If the bottom couch is made into the bed it would be very tight squeeze. Fortunately we don't need bed function until we are parked and the slide-out is extended. We really like the floor plan although we don't use the top bunk much. When our son has friends it's easy enough to use the over cab bunk or the sofa. No matter what, there are plenty of sleeping arrangements.
We don't mind giving up some of the kitchen with the slide-out pulled in. It's not that much that we door in the kitchen while on the road, although the slide does block the drawers where we keep utensils but we keep spare supply in the overhead cabinet.
A couple cons I find is the tight walk-around in the bedroom (back wall). It's not too bad considering that we have a very roomy bathroom, I rather the space taken in the bedroom to have what has been given in the bathroom. You can only give and take on a 31 foot floor plan and the space around the bed is hardly necessary.
I also wish the window at the bed head end (window on the side wall) was a little higher. Our pillows are right on the window and shades. I know it is an emergency exit window and it had to comply with egress needs its just I'm use to having pillows backup onto a headboard.
Love the huge rear window in the bedroom. We have been to several campgrounds with great scenes at the back of the RV but our bedroom was always at the nose. Hope to visit these places again with our new found view.
Also love the LED lighting through-out the interior. A nice color and no HEAT. We also enjoy the dimming LED over the bed. Perfect for reading without being blinded.
We like the hamper concept in the bathroom but it is a little difficult to get the partially full bag out with the canti-levered door and the toilet in the path. I worry too that the laundry might push/pull on the plumbing near the wall in that same space. I might add some blocking.
The wardrobe is big, tons for hanging but I personally would have liked either shelves in the tall wardrobes or another row of drawers near the bottom. A personal preference.
Other than that, we just love our unit and wish were using it more. That will come.