Single door conversions

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  1. Detnor

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    Driving past a local garage they have a Le Voyageur outside, so couldn't resist having a look. (Porsche dealer, MD bought it, hardly used).
    Beautiful conversion but what immediately struck me was that it had only one door. Checking up, all the ones I could find on the internet were single door vehicles.
    So, all I could think of were problems, but then, on reflection, we normally only ever use one door.

    Interested in any thoughts on single door conversions.
     
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    Do you mean one door in the whole van, if so I would think it would very inconvenient as to which side it opens and how , as well as being a bit dangerous
     
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    My RMB is a single door model, as is Dave's.

    Personally, I've no problem with this arrangement.

    Some friends of ours have pointed out potential issues in the event of a crash, but with the door being in the middle, I'd estimate 'common' impact points would be in the front or corners.

    Anyway, from a practical perspective, there's no concern. It works well enough for us and I'd have no hesitation buying another single door model again.
     
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    One door(advantages )

    I also have a single door RMB advantages are obvious. Better insulation less droughts ,More room for furniture ,better security and because there's one door generally a better quality door,hinges,locks,etc ps on ours in an emergency you can use rear rooflight roof access ,That maybe just our model because theirs no ladder(another security issue ):
     
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    It is quite a common feature. Just makes it a slightly longer walk to pay when you stop say at an automated tollbooth and have to feed money into the machine. :Laughing:
     
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    Only the hab door in mine, so less chance of breakins, most breakins are through the cab doors. I have lovely storage units where those with cab doors have a map pocket if they are lucky.
     

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    Hardly ever use the Driver door in the R-V. My old Odessa had only one door as did the Pace Arrow before it. In fact a large proportion of American R-V`s do not have a driver door. In most cases they are actually and "option" when new. If you survive a nasty Shunt its as easy to kick out a Window, as Open the door!!

    Pete
     
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    My Hymer (in common with all RHD A class Hymers I've seen) has the 'drivers door' on the left. It just takes up useful storage space.
     
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