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Old 03-23-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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Itasca Meridian 36M

Anyone out there have experience with the Itasca Meridian 36M unit? Looking for input as we are considering that as our next unit.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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Same unit as the Journey 36 M, totally happy with mine, have 18,000 miles on it since 11/11/11 when we got it
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:06 AM   #3
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Itasca Meridian 36M

What leveling system is on your unit and have you had any issues with that? Appreciate the feedback.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:05 PM   #4
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Power Gear, Zero problems always use the automatic leveling button
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:26 PM   #5
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We love our Meridian 36M. 23, 000 miles since 2/12, including an Alaska Caravan last year. It's a really great floor plan for the two of us. Same answer on the jacks as rream - Power Gear. Any other questions or concerns?
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:28 AM   #6
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Thanks to both rream and NukeRef for the feedback. We have had the Itasca Sunstar 31KE since 8/13 and have realized it is a little bit too crowded for our two Standard Poodles and us so are considering the 36M as its' floorplan looks more like what we want. happy and Safe travels and thanks again.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:08 AM   #7
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Even the 36M might be crowded with two full sized poodles. It's a nice floor plan for just the two of us, but I'd suggest that you look also at the 40U, which has wider slides.
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Not saying the 40 is not a great MH but how can the slides be wider, there is a maximum width of any motor home 8" 6 " and therefore if my slides were any wider I could not walk down the isle when they were in.
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Perhaps NukeRef meant wider looking from the side ie: the slider[s] extended for more of the length of the unit.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:41 AM   #10
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The full side slide in the 36M extends 16" and the Driver's side slide extends 32", for an open width of about 12 feet. The 40U has no full side slide, but both the Driver's side slide and the Passenger's side slide extend 32", for an open width well over 13'. The living room space is huge. When retracted, the walkthrough space is slightly narrower in the 40U, but not much, and there is still enough room to walk back to the head.

The 36M is a terrific floor plan that suits DW and me just fine. I like it better than the 40U, personally. I'm only saying that with two big dogs - standard poodles are not exactly small dogs - runaway might want to consider the extra floor space.
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We have the 40U and yes when the sliders are opened it's defiantly wider inside then any other unit I've seen. You could almost have a square dance in the living room area, but we don't set up the coffee table. There is also plenty of room in the kitchen/dining area too.
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We fulltime & have found our 40U to be the perfect size between the snug 36M and the overkill 42E.

The L-couch is great for lounging with the dw & pooch while watching the weather channel to determine our next destination..
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We fulltime & have found our 40U to be the perfect size between the snug 36M and the overkill 42E. The L-couch is great for lounging with the dw & pooch while watching the weather channel to determine our next destination..
Overkill??? Hmmmm. Never thought of it that way!
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Overkill??? Hmmmm. Never thought of it that way!
OK. You caught me. Jealousy kept me from using such terms as "roomier", "superior", "marriage-saving bath-n-a-half having", etc...
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OK. You caught me. Jealousy kept me from using such terms as "roomier", "superior", "marriage-saving bath-n-a-half having", etc...
LOL! Ok
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