KIDS ROOM / BUNK ROOM !?
This RV has a unique family-friendly floor plan, but please read all details (and warnings) below!
This rig has the usual amenities, but what might make it more enjoyable than other RVs is the floor plan:
The back room is bunk beds on both sides (total 4.) Because it be closed off by a curtain and a door, we call it the 'kids room'. After the kids are wiped out from the day's adventures; put them in the Kids Room for quiet time or to sleep-- and you and your spouse can still use the living/ kitchen areas and relax.
HOWEVER this all assumes you would be ok with the remaining sleeping options in the front:
1 & 2: The overhead bed (over the driver's area) is a bit larger than queen size. In class C fashion the ceiling height of that area is only about 23". You cannot sit up in this bed! It requires climbing into and down from. For some, this could be difficult.
3 Dining-table conversion bed 59"L x 40”W
4 The couch conversion bed 61”L x 40”W
The bunk beds are 76”L 28”W. The top bunks are 56” off the floor. There is no built in ladder, so they may be a challenge for some people to get into or out of. We usually have a step stool with us to assist with that. There is slightly more sitting room in the bottom bunks (29”) than the top (22”) bunks.
This is *NOT* a luxury RV. Its construction is modest and needs to be treated with tender care. For example, climbing into the overhead queen bed needs to be done from the couch, because the dinette bench back could break if used for that. The awning has a small hole in it. The exterior needs cleaning waxing. That said, we've been all over the eastern half of America with this rig and our 3 kids with no problems. (This year we’ll go to Niagara Falls and Lake Michigan!)
Optional equipment you may take and use. None of this will be in the RV unless you notify us what you want to use!
A 5-bike rack. This adds a few feet to the length of the vehicle and is very difficult to get all 5 bikes onto! 3 or 4 are much easier. No additional cost to use this.
Coleman Roadtrip 285” dual burner gas grill. It’s annoying to clean and has to be stored inside the RV when traveling because it won’t fit in the exterior storage. Still.. most campgrounds do not provide grills and many campers prefer to cook outdoors. No additional cost to use this-- but a 20$ cleaning fee if you return it dirty!
A fan and step stool. We usually store these in the shower room while traveling. The fan is good for helping the A/C make it into the top bunks as well as white noise for sleeping. There is no additional cost to use these.
WARNINGS: Please do not rent this vehicle if you cannot accept these ‘risks’ or shortcomings:
1 We have a 22 May 2017 appointment to repair the generator. We expect it to be available for renters, but won’t know for sure until after they’ve pulled it out and diagnosed.
2 This is a Class C regular gas vehicle with the engine at the front, which means it is ‘pulling’ all the weight. It does not have power like diesel pushers (rear engine) vehicles. Our RV has been through the Appalachians and Smokies, but it did not like them. Maybe a lot of that was just me and my nerves.. but if you plan to go through mountains, you should be prepared to use the right / slow lane a lot.
3 We have never towed a vehicle and have no idea how well (or even IF) this rig could do so. If you must tow, you should try to coordinate with us to bring your tow vehicle and gear to test it out before you even submit a request to rent.
4 There is NO ”ENTERTAINMENT" SYSTEM. No TV, no stereo. We took out what little it had because when we camp, we focus on family time, i.e. enjoying mother nature, human games, and... talking! (There is some cable I didn't remove, so it is conceivable you could hook up your own.)