Windows or Storage?

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Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
3,373
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
I do not know how to pack light so I typically prefer storage. I like the overhead storage compartments to go from front to back. In my 2017 Newmar Ventana I have a large window at the dinette with no overhead storage above it so it's a big window and a great view out the dinette when sitting there. I notice King Aire's don't do overhead storage at all. Big windows probably have more issues with insulation and extreme temps hot and cold, double-pane or not. What is your opinion on large windows vs. storage bins? On top of that what are your thoughts on windows that don't open?
 
Joined
Nov 14, 2019
Messages
646
Location
Orinda, CA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4002
RV Length
40’10
TOW/TOAD
2015 Jeep Trailhawk
It’s definitely a trade off. I have been in some higher end coaches and the larger windows let in a tremendous amount of light Into the coach. It “feels“ different and i really liked it, but you pay for bigger windows In trading up.

Yes storage is great but how much do you really need? I am not a FT, but I am in the process of taking everything out top to bottom and I am shocked how much I am getting rid of because I never used it. I would imagine if you are a FT or even 1/2 time storage becomes essential so the trade off is real. My goal is get down to only essential items that are required for the kind of travel we do.
 
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