Purchasing a new coach (that is, a coach that is new to you, whether it’s a brand new model or pre-owned) is a fun and exciting time. However, there are tons of decisions that need to be made before pulling the trigger on a purchase…new or pre-owned, make and model, diesel or gas, how many slides, color, storage, lighting, and the list goes on and on. Though, before you get into a lot of those things, you may first want to choose a floor plan that would best suit your needs. Thinking about what you’re actually going to be using your motorhome for and who is going to be traveling with you should help paint a much clearer picture on what type of floor plan to consider. Don’t feel like thinking? No problem! Lucky for you, we’ve come up with a couple helpful questions (and suggestions) to ask yourself that will assist novice RVers, lifelong motorhome aficionados, and everyone in between choose a floor plan that makes sense for them.
How often are you using your motorhome and for what purpose?
Not everyone who purchases a coach considers it to be a “toy” to be used as a substitute for an annual Caribbean vacation that gets used maybe a couple times a year. There’s a huge contingent of people in the business community that conduct their affairs out of their RV and prefer to travel to meetings by road rather than by air and are spending tons of time in their coach and racking up lots of miles. In those cases, where your motorhome becomes much more of a “home” and you’re not traveling with a large family in tow, then you may want to consider something with a floor plan like the 2014 Entegra Aspire 44B. The free standing dinette doubles perfectly as a work desk, and the entertainment center that boasts a 50” LED TV and a fire place are the perfect amenities for a busy executive that needs to unwind (with or without a scotch…) after a long day on the road/at the office.
2014 Entegra Aspire 44B
On the flip side, are you the family man or woman that wants to round up the troops for an occasional trip to your favorite fishing or skiing spot without having to stay in the local lodge? If that’s the case, then something like the Dynamax DX 37BHHD is right up your alley. This Class C motorhome features a master suite with a king size bed, bunk beds for the kids, and a booth in the kitchen where the family can gather together for a meal or for a game of cards (and a 350 horse power engine with 1,000 lb. ft. torque for Dad). Let us not forget about the outdoor entertainment center with a 32” LCD TV and electric patio awning for when you and the fam need to get outside and stretch your legs.
Dynamax DX 37B
Who’s traveling with you?
As we mentioned above, if you’re traveling with children, Class C motorhomes like the 2014 Renegade Explorer XL and the Dynamax DX models are great due to their large dining areas and multiple sleeping options, but what about when the in-laws come along for the ride who don’t quite move around like they used to (don’t tell them that!)? Have you considered what type of floor plan you would need to accommodate a physically disabled or elderly person who requires the use of a wheelchair? Newmar offers the Canyon Star 3911 that features all of the luxurious amenities that Newmar customers have grown accustomed to (residential sized refrigerator, empire maple glazed cabinets, carpeting on slideout floors, etc.), but is also completely wheelchair accessible. This coach comes equipped with a NHTSA-compliant Braun Century 2 powered wheelchair lift, widened doorways, wheelchair accessible interior control panel, and more.
Newmar Canyon Star 3911
There are hundreds of motorhomes with seemingly endless floor plan options to choose from, but making sure you pick the one that best suits you and your traveling companions is extremely important. When making a purchasing decision, think about who’s coming with you, what you’re going to be doing on the way and when you get to your destination, and what needs those traveling with you have and you’ll be sure to make the right choice.
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