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Old 04-17-2019, 12:44 AM   #18
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Palazzo 33.3 34'bunkhouse
State: Alabama
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for us, the motorcoach gives a lot of easy options when it comes to simply 'overnighting', whether at an rv park or campground, or just in the far reaches of a large parking lot...

once I park, and turn off the coach, I really don't 'have' to do anything, not even run out the slides. I don't 'have' to drop the bags, or even put down the levelers, if I don't really want to... and sometimes that makes a lot of sense. Stealth.

We owned a fifth-wheel 40' bunkhouse... we get the difference, it can be a BIG difference. We would have to stop and pull over and 'hope' that while we used our own restroom, the wind from passing trucks wouldn't tip us over while we were 'in the john'! Also, when you want to simply stop for an overnight, you 'must' have a very flat surface or else you are going to be really uncomfortable. Sometimes, you can't really even do stealth parking since you 'must' run out the slides to even access all the areas.
Our fifth required the main slide to access the fridge, and the bedroom slide to access the restroom and the bedroom... so at least two of four would have to be out.

While if you are a 'larger' profile you may not find most ClassA access to the restroom or rear bedroom available easily without the slides out, ours works easily for us, though our layout, with the forward facing master bed, gives us options that even some larger coaches won't have. Most of the coaches with slide mount master beds require you to run out the slide, or either crawl over the bed to the rear restroom.

With a ClassA diesel, with air bags, you have options you don't get with even Class A Gas units - the air bags can drop you down onto the chassis, giving you a 'firmer' overnight, without 'having' to deploy the levelers. Diesels also sit much lower, so dropping the bags gives you very easy 'entry', with some coaches only having a single entry step, like ours.
the Turners
'14 Palazzo 33.3 bunkhouse 34' diesel
KingTailgater2 Dish HD, 100w/5a SOLAR, BlueOx
100,000+mi since '14 - US, Alaska, Canada.... was WC Georgia, then W NorthCarolina, now Lacey's Spring, AL : )
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