Originally Posted by OmegaQuest
I am new to the Class A motorhome experience.
I have a 2014 Grey Wolf 19RR Toy Hauler and its been great...
I am going to either get the 2016 FR3 32DS or the 2016 Coachmen Mirada 35BH but I cant decide which is better.
My only real requirements are that it has a double bunk bed and is in the 32-37' length area.
I understand the price for the FR3 is a little cheaper but its not that much cheaper for me to rule out the Mirada.
Thanks for any first hand experience anyone can provide me.
We almost bought the 35BH. However - we did find something better for our needs. Emphasis on our needs. Each coach has trade-offs and compromises. I will call out 2 things about the 35BH that ultimately made us keep looking - they are the 2 bathrooms and the storage space.
The bathrooms introduces double dumping - or to simply not use the back one to reduce dumping w/o full hook ups. The bathrooms are sized appropriately and the real benefit was the rear shower.
The other is Kitchen storage space - we felt that there wasn't enough room to store what we had in our class C. If I remember correctly there is no easy access space under the dinette seats. Because the TV is on the back wall, you loose the extra cabinets that could be there. The fridge is awesome but again you lose pantry space.
We ended up with a GT - in our sig below - TV is on the side cabinets and opens. This freed up the back wall for cabinets and had storage under the seat. Rear bath is removed and has rear window for looking out where are parked.
Good luck on your decision. We looked at the FR3 too but I honestly can't remember as we looked at so many. It does have, like the 35BH, a front bunk which adds extra sleepers.