Originally Posted by mkillora
In choosing a TT (we purchased a 2109s last year), one of the considerations was where the entry door was located. We did not want to enter the trailer adjacent to the bed. (I'm and early riser and the wife, not so much, so it's nice to have the door further away.) Consequently the 1809s would be our choice, if we were you. We did go for the 2109s as we like the lengthways configuration of the bed; i.e. not having to crawl over the other person to get to bed. If you can accomodate the extra length and weight, I'd go with the 2109s. We sure like ours!
That rear entry door is certainly something to think about, as my husband likes to sleep later than I do.
I went to RVW yesterday to see the 1809S they have for sale. There was a 1904 on the lot, too (a customer had ordered it), so I got to compare the two models in person. The sofa and slide are longer on the 1809s, which may account for the heavier weight in that model. Also, the big cabinet/hutch at the rear of the 1809s adds weight, too, I'm sure, but I like the added storage space. I can see a problem: if one person's at the 1904's corner kitchen sink and the other person's in the bathroom - the person in the kitchen could get clobbered when the bathroom door is opened
. We don't have to have a walkaround bed, and since we want to stay at about 20' or less trailer length, these 2 models are fine.
I also went to a dealer in Indiana to look at a Mini Lite 1905. That model is cute but
: small kitchen, small kitchen sink and, as F22 pointed out, (due to the Murphy bed) there is virtually no storage underneath, just two tiny compartments underneath that are, honestly, not much bigger than shoeboxes. So that model's out.
So the decision: 1809s. Now to try to get a price that we and the salesman are happy with!