Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2016, 03:27 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Russ in CO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Colorado
Posts: 9
Sleeping in the ends of the A-frame....

Hey all, new guy here.
I'm Russ

How many of you are sleeping in the ends of the A-frame?
You know, where the roof line is about 12" above your head!
You have to climb in bed over your significant other.

I'm feeling a little claustrophobic back in there, and if I wake up first, hate to climb over my wife to get out of bed. Thus waking her up.

Plus, the cover (blanket) we have on the bed is only as wide as the bed. After we get in there isn't much blanket to cover oneself. Especially during a cold night in the mountains.

Please share your experience, and solutions to bunking in the A-frame.
Thanks,
Russ
__________________

__________________
2016 Flagstaff T-12BH A-frame camper
Livin' the dream!
Russ in CO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 06:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,710
The one time my wife camped with me, she was in the coffin corner and had to crawl over me to get out. Not very comfortable for either of us. I use a queen size comforter from Ikea to get the coverage for length of the bed. It's wide enough to cover the mattress with room to spare.
__________________

__________________
Tom

2012 Rockwood A122S
2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4X4

Former owner of a 2002 Coleman Niagara GTE
Pooneil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 07:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 169
Our Aliner had a shelf across the back wall which we removed to gain more room. That said, A-frames are space limited so you better like to cuddle.
__________________
pjnlorrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 07:54 PM   #4
jpo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 5
Neither of us like being pinned against the wall so about half the time we sleep in separate beds...while in the A-frame ❤️
__________________
jpo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 08:26 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 5
We just took our camper out for the first time last week. My husband it 6ft + so we each took a bed and swapped back and forth each night to try them out. I started out on the "table bed" and he used the "bigger bed". That is how we avoided having to climb over each other.
__________________
azmotogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 03:11 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 113
Wife and I have both taken turns under the bubble window, and honestly I don't think it's bothered either of us. I even had 6 people crammed into mine on the last trip and it was cozy but we slept well.

I Also use a good sized queen blanket, but most f the time the wife and I end up with our own, we're both blanket thieves.
__________________

2016 212HW led valiantly into the beyond by a 2010 Track Edition Ford Ranger 4x4.

Nights camped 2016: 14
Nights camped 2017: 1 (so far)
Luv70sFords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 09:01 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Michigan
Posts: 22
Yup - separate beds and a queen size comforter. I added a down mattress cover since I get the "big" (he offered and I accepted) and sleep like a rock.
__________________
Jackie & Nate
West Michigan
2015 Viking V12RBST
2015 Chevy Equinox
rmebrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 09:14 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Russ in CO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Colorado
Posts: 9
OK!
Looks like so far, separate bunks, and queen size blankets!
More responses please!
__________________
2016 Flagstaff T-12BH A-frame camper
Livin' the dream!
Russ in CO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 11:22 AM   #9
Happy AFrame Campers
 
yayus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 40
Sleeping in the ends of the A-frame....

I vote for coziness and crawlin' on the big bed! It's just right for us. However, can certainly understand individual couples' preferences, or varying your sleeping configuration.

Based on the post from Luv70sFords, I think a related thread should be started ... "How many folks can you sleep in your Aframe?" 😀

Enjoy a wonderful camping season, everyone!
__________________
2013 Rockwood Premier A122
2006 Chevy Silverado 1500, Vortec V8
Northern California, Wine Country
yayus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2016, 11:37 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 169
This aspect of camping pops up in many areas. We are not all the same size. At 5'10" / 150lbs and DW at 5' / 105 lbs the bed in an A-frame is adequate. For my 6'1" / 250lb son-in-law it is near impossible.
There was a discussion recently regarding shower stall height in regular TTs. What is good for me in a particular unit is a no go for others.
__________________

__________________
pjnlorrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
a-frame, frame

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 AM.