Originally Posted by CraigL
It is a pathetic attempt to make this coach act like a camper. It's a coach not a camper.
Adjectives like "pathetic" do not support your claim. An adjective is not a reason. Why
is it a coach and not a camper?
I camp in my 2012 Interstate on a regular basis, and have done for over three years now. What exactly is it about the Grand Tour that makes it less practical to camp in it than in any other Interstate?
Given that there's less space devoted to seating, and more to the "house" amenities, it seems as if the Grand Tour would be a BETTER camper than the run-of-the-mill Interstate; it's a return to the same type of layout as in the original 2004-2007 models; the floorplan is different, but the Grand Tour has approximately the same number of square feet devoted to the same specific purposes as in the original Interstates.
And for that matter, why does it matter? Not all Interstates are used by campers in the first place. I know one man, a construction contractor, who uses his as a mobile office. The New Orleans Hard Rock Café was looking to buy one as a limousine. I also know of a "soccer mom" who uses hers to haul her kids to sporting events. Should THEY avoid Grand Tours as well?
Airstream makes several floor plans because one van cannot be all things to all people. If you don't like the Grand Tour, don't buy one. But before you warn other
people away from buying one, you need to have specific objective reasons why, not purely subjective opinion.
And before you ask, I'm not
planning to buy a Grand Tour. Not because I don't like them, but because I already have an Interstate that serves my needs perfectly well and I see no reason to get rid of it.
But if circumstances beyond my control caused me to get rid of the Interstate I have now, such as it being totaled by a drunk driver, then chances are my replacement RV would
be a Grand Tour. And I'd go camping in it just as often as I go camping in my Interstate now, because I don't see any
feature of the Grand Tour that makes it impractical for camping.