First Time Class A Motor Home Buyers Guide: Sleepability

We’ve already touched on the importance of drivability when looking to purchase a new Class A motor home, now we’ll take a look at something else shoppers need to consider…sleepability. Keep in mind, when you make the decision to start taking your family vacations in a motor home, the days of hotel stays are all but over. That means you won’t have the option to reserve multiple hotel rooms for your kids and grandkids; everyone will be sleeping in the coach so you better make sure that all of your passengers have a comfortable place to spend the night or else things can get ugly quick!

The first thing you’ll want to consider when shopping is how many people at a maximum will be traveling with you. If your family is on the larger side, not to worry, there are several options in Class A motor coaches that can sleep up to nearly a dozen people comfortably. If your family fits into this category, then it will be in your best interest to start researching bunkhouse models for your new rig.

Basically all luxury Class A coaches have a private master bedroom with at least a queen size bed, but not all come with bunk beds. The new Charleston by Forest River comes equipped with not only a master suite with a king size bed, but also bunk beds (with their own private flip down TV’s, of course). The midship of the coach has a dinette that turns into a bed, and two couches that also turn into sleeper beds. You’ll be hard pressed to find a motor home with more sleeping space than a bunkhouse model so if you plan on taking your trips with lots of friends and family, this should be your first start.

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The 2015 Forest River Charleston 430BH sleeps 10 people comfortably

If you’re in the market for a new Class A coach and your not planning on traveling with upwards of 10 people – say you’re a retiree planning on getting more adventurous in your new lifestyle with your wife or husband – there’s more than enough options for you. Newmar’s Dutch Star 4018 diesel pusher is the perfect motor home for a couple who wants to make sure they have plush sleeping quarters but also some additional space for the occasional visitors. This floor plan has a huge master suite with a king size bed and a large, L-shaped couch in the cabin with a pull out sofa. All in all, owners of this Dutch Star model will be able to accommodate 6 people sleeping in total comfort. With the “limited” amount of sleeping space in this coach compared to the Charleston, there is more living space and room for an additional half bathroom.

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The Newmar Dutch Star 4018 has the perfect sleeping space in the master bedroom

As you can see, if you’re giving up sleeping space, you’re most likely going to be adding another great amenity and vice versa. The thing you as shoppers must always remember is that you need to plan your purchase accordingly and consider the amount of comfortable sleeping space you need before you buy.

Do you have questions about purchasing a new or pre-owned motorhome or just about the luxury motor home lifestyle in general? If so, please contact us so we can answer all of your questions and concerns!


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