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Old 08-03-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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East/West versus North/South beds

Not sure if this goes here but this seemed most appropriate as the East/West bed is a slide. Looking for some info on how an E/W bed affects the length of an RV. For when we retire, about 5 years from now, we're looking at fifth wheel toy haulers and wondered why the shorter models don't seem to offer the E/W bed? We would like to keep the length of the camper under 36'.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:44 PM   #2
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I think manufacturers are starting to see that not everyone wants a huge RV, especially since you can’t get into some of the older parks.

There are a few smaller fifth wheels out there with an East/West bed. For instance Flagstaff has a 34’ with an East/West bed: https://forestriverinc.com/rvs/trave.../8529IKBS/2156
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:17 PM   #3
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That's a decent layout but we're looking at toy haulers right now.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:12 PM   #4
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Or next RV will have a bedroom with NS bed with some sort of slide . We love our Cardinal 3350 but we are getting too old to have to duck into the slide to make the bed and slide the mattress for the fitted sheets.
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Old 08-04-2019, 01:19 PM   #5
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We also looked at the EW bed in the Rockwood. It adds some weight to the front end and a person loses some storage under the bed.

But we still like it.
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Most Toy haulers are built between 96"-102" or wide. With that 100"+ width, they like to go north/south because they have plenty of room to put a 60" wide queen in and still have sizeable nightstands on each side. The East/West direction usually just comes down to if they want a slide in the bedroom, do they use it for a closet or a bed. If it's a closet, the bed may still be in either direction. If it's a bed, they go east/west.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:33 PM   #7
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There are some pretty decently set up TT's with east/west beds in a slide out. The Jayco White Hawk 29FLS comes to mind. much better room around the bed on both sides and usually those setups have some very bodacious storage to boot. There is no one perfect setup for everyone.
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We have a TT w/ an E/W bed in a slide and its really does add livable space. It was one of the big reasons we bought our 27.5' trailer. We will have the same feature we we move to a 5 th. wheel. We originally looked at toy boxes to carry our kayaks, but realized the weight balance on them is designed w/ 1,000 pounds in the rear for them to tow properly. If you are buying your first trailer, it is something to consider.
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:47 PM   #9
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Our NS bed is a major reason I want to upgrade. It is nearly impossible to make the bed when it is housed in a "super storage center" or whatever they are calling it. There is no way to crawl up in there and get the fitted sheet on properly.
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Our NS bed is a major reason I want to upgrade. It is nearly impossible to make the bed when it is housed in a "super storage center" or whatever they are calling it. There is no way to crawl up in there and get the fitted sheet on properly.


Thatís the same reason I hate a bed in a slide.
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