keep shining through
“The way my soul get lost in you
Steve Winwood said it best with that song and this coach truly IS one of those finer things! Not a flash like some of the other coaches we have built and I take nothing from their impressive style but “The Finer Thing” takes the phrase “impressive” in another direction. Function follows form with this coach.
Everything about this machine says useful style. From it’s functional rear ladder, platform and the double full pation awnings to it’s rear wide opening double doors you can do it all with “The Finer Thing”.
The interior at first glance seems plain– but look closer The galley has everything you need, a 2 burner stove, overhead microwave, sink with pull out sprayer and a fold up extension table all wrapped in a compact cabinet. The 2 person dinette with it’s true Corian top makes a descent single bed while the full scissor sofa not only has a convenient console but also doubles as a 4′ wide bed. The back area is either a work area with it’s easy access double doors and Corian work table but opens out to a main bedroom and platform for the air mattress. The coach sports an easy to clean, durable antistatic rubber tile floor ready for area rugs that are easy to change out and clean.
Now lets talk Audio/Video– Stephen has a very flexible system starting with his KVH A-5 low profile satellite reciever, DVD and VHS units integrated together and tucked away in his overhead cabinet. He also has an Advent 15″ flatscreen — Yes ADVENT (I love that brand name) suspended by an extremely flexible “Neo-flex” Ergotron arm. You can secure it well or have it stable in most any position. Now thats not all– his Dual in dash radio/CD unit will also broadcast the satellite or DVD audio signals and the dash mounter 7″ LCD flat screen doubles to show the rear mounted night vision color camera (note the picture on the screen is taken at night) or will show satellite or DVD signals.
The dash? Well, you saw it, while an original design, there is nothing old looking about this dash Clean, functional and easy to read was the goal and I think we reached that.
A very open floorplan with it’s single seat dinette and lack of overhead cabinets, several style statements were made to create this open feel. The blinds themselves were special with their custom built headers incorporating speaker locations and 12 volt as well as 110 outlets This header design set off the open feel of the coach and if you are looking for a clan finish— hey, what can I say
And with his water cooled Honda generator and his power reel shore power system, all new fresh and holding tanks with maserator his “infrastructure” will service him and his family for many years.
So there it is, I think you will agree this really IS one of those finer things we all would love to have and Stephen has the fruits of his labors. Thanks Stephen for the support and the ideas that went into this special classic one of a kind machine. To me, to copy an idea is a high form of flatter so feel free to use some of these ideras in your coach and next time I see you at a rally, show me how it came out.