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Old 03-17-2014, 02:01 AM   #1
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36/38 FL Owners Help Me Out!

My wife and I have a 2013 36RE and are looking to upgrade to a larger 38 floor plan. We are debating the 38GK and the 38FL.

The cons are the stated plan by Redwood to limit the 38GK to a queen slide-in-slide bed in 2015/ We are spoiled by a king.

I am really intrigued by the 38FL floor plan, but have concerns about the significantly smaller outside storage in the FL plan. Is that a big negative for current FL owners? The front living area also gives us some limited view of the ocean and dunes from our lot.

By way of full disclosure, we use ours as a quasi park model and have a large cargo trailer across the highway from our owned site, so big stuff can be stored there.

Anyone's thoughts on the two floor plans--38GK versus 38 FL??

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Old 03-17-2014, 03:27 AM   #2
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Hello JP, my wife and I own the 38FL. You are right in your thoughts about the storage area being smaller. The wife and I are working thought setting up our unit to fulltime this coming Fall/Winter. We have been very pragmatic about what we have chosen to store there. Our current plan is to maximize the space by putting in some shelves to organize the space better. As for the livingroom being up front, we have enjoyed the fact that heat rises to that level and it's cozy in the cool evenings here in Colorado. It also helps that we like sleeping in a cooler room which is in the back of the unit at a lower level we also like the fact with the bedroom in the back it's much quieter. We like backin sites that put our bedroom window over meadows, and mountain views and sometimes beautiful creeks. For the record we use a electric ceramic heater in the room which does a nice job keeping the room at 65 degrees without running the heater. Added bonus the fireplace in the livingroom is enough to keep that area warm on the coldest of nights. I hope this information is helpful. Darrell
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:00 AM   #3
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We have a 36FL and the floorplan is everything we expected.

Storage - yes the basement is smaller than other floorplans, but we have learned to live with it. I note on the 38 FL you have the additional rear storage compartment. We don't have a generator, so I use that space for tools, compressor, etc. We also don't have a W/D, so I have shelved that cupboard for additional storage. For the other stuff, what doesn't fit in the basement goes in the back of the truck.

Like Darrell we like it cool in the bedroom and this floorplan is great for that.

If opting for the 38FL ensure you get the windows in the fwd slide.
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Please elaborate on the windows in the front slide. The two 2014's on the Lazy Days lot have windows above the two couches on both sides of the living area and a window on each side forward of the slides beside the two rear-facing recliners.

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On the 36FL, the driver's side slide has the chairs. This slide had optional windows on the front and rear sides of the slides. This is in addition to the standard window on the outside of the slide.
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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.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:34 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reference...you are correct...either love them or hate them...not much in the middle.

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:17 AM   #8
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We loved the FL when we started looking but soon found out that even with very little extra stuff we neede more storage. Also only having one access door for the basement was undesirable. I was not into the kids clubhouse thing. Other than that separate living spaces was very attractive. Good luck in your decision making.
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