Currently, there is a rather long, at least 5 page, thread on RV.net regarding the front living room vs. rear living room layout. I think it's one of those "you either like it you don't" kinda' things. How profound was that?! Storage is a premium in the FL. You need to come to grips with that right off the bat. We 've compensated for that by installing shelves wherever we can. My truck's toolbox is a necessary component of the overall storage space. This is our second front living room RV. We happen to think it's more homey than other layouts, provides significant privacy for the bedroom and offers separation of living spaces. Good luck with the decision.
2012 F350 KR CC DRW w/ some stuff
Cindy and Tom, Toby and Kasey (our Berner and Newfie)
Oh...I forgot the five kids.