It was noted by JDSport in another thread that the 29ME community seems to be fairly small on the forum. So I thought I would create a quick post for those of us in the ME Club.
JD had asked how I liked mine.... We love camping in ours. We bought it as a transition from family camping to empty nester travelling. Our two teens are now 14 and 16. At this point they still come out with us on most trips but we know that is going to rapidly change. We find the ME is fantastic for two (+ Dog) and is good for four (+ Dog). Once we pass four I start to miss the old TT Bunkhouse but we have had eight in it over a weekend and survived. I am working on plans for a couple of "Boys" weekends this summer. We will see how it handles 6 grown men
We looked at three floor plans including the 29MV and the 31FK. In the end our decision came down to the kitchen/living space. We were coming from a TT with a huge kitchen, including an island, with double slides. Nothing out there in the C Class was going to match our old kitchen but the ME with it's double slides seemed to be the best option. On those trips where we surpass 4 people, that extra floor space is fantastic to have, particularily if the weather turns sour.
Storage is also fairly good on the ME. We liked that with the hallway closet design we could still access all of our clothing storage with all of the slides pulled in. Makes it much easier for packing up. The only thing you cannot access while travelling is the one cupboard under the kitchen sink.
There are a few things we would have liked to see. Finding a way to squeeze in a U-shaped banquet would have been nice, four adults at the kitchen table is cozy. A fold up extension for the kitchen counter, to the left of the sink, would create better space for food prep and dish washing. An actual door for the bedroom, although the the dual purpose bathroom door is a smart design idea. And a ladder solution would have been fantastic, I loose a lot of basement space carrying a folding ladder inside.
Look forward to hearing from other Members of the ME Club!