Originally Posted by dustman_stx
You know, now that I look that over, I think you're on to something here!!! I think you'd have to change from a Murphy bed to a tri-fold or similar, though. The Murphy bed sits behind the couch, and the couch therefore couldn't sit all the way back against the wall. BUT, I can't imagine someone can't design a couch that would turn into a bed that is comfortable utilizing maybe a 6" memory foam mattress. Maybe even a futon with a really great memory foam cushion???
Actually, I think Sunseeker is already onto something like that. bclemens mentioned that they're doing something like that with a new upcoming model. They already do something with a folding bed.
Here are his comments:
Originally Posted by bclemens
It is in fact a convertible bed. You can sleep on it and watch TV. And you can sit on it and watch TV.
I'm thinking that I agree with a lot of your thoughts:
1) I don't think I'm crazy about the converter being in the bathroom. I think I'd rather check that space to see if an on-demand waterheater could fit down there.
2) The converter could fit in the bottom of the ward across the back. The heater would be a challenge to find a spot. Maybe the passenger-side shelf beside of the murphy bed. I didn't check heaters for dimensions.
3) I think you're right about the cabinets above the sink.
4) I'm loving the idea of pull out storage for under the dinette accessible from the outside. I figured the same would happen for the passenger side shelf beside of the murphy bed.
5) I don't know how slides and axles work out. I've been looking at campers at campgrounds and it seems like it's not overly uncommon.
6) GVWR is generally determined by the axle rating + 11-15% for tongue weight. So, to achieve what you're after, you'd have to put bigger axles and report a lower GVWR than is typical. I'd want to have decent cargo carrying capacity (1,200-1,500 pounds after "standard" options).
7) I haven't put much thought into water tanks especially with the 2 slides.
8) Brand name tires are required.