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Old 06-01-2015, 09:34 AM   #1
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371REBH Bunk Room Bottom Bunk Options

We are about to place our order for a 371REBH and wanted to know more about the bunk room bottom bunk options. From what I can tell, there are three options: a fixed bed, a jackknife sofa/bed and a sofa that folds out into a bed (much like the sofa in the rear lounge). Our middle child (12yrs) will be sleeping on it. I like the look of the regular sofa that folds out into a bed or the jackknife sofa.

Those of you who have the 371REBH, what option did you choose and why?

Thanks for the help. I'm sure I'll have more questions coming!

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Old 06-01-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
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I would go for the trifold sofa over a jackknife one 1000 times out of 1000
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We got two solid bunks build at 42" with a trundle that pulls out as a third bed. We also got a second window installed for the main level bunk.

Didn't want a sofa bed that would have to be folded away every time you bring the slides in. We also got the bunk room door to swing into the room as opposed to have it swing into the kitchen.
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I'm leaning toward the fold out sofa. I think they will enjoy watching tv and playing games at night while sitting on the sofa.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:47 PM   #5
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We went with the tri-fold sofa. We had the jackknife in our last RV, and it was getting small for an 8 year old. Tri-fold is bigger and much better padding than the bunk option. Only down side is that you have to take off the bedding to use fold it back to a couch. Not a big deal to us. Plus if you find you have company sleeping over you can easily for a couple kids on it.

I do like the idea of having the bedroom door open into the bedroom. I never realized it was an option (it wasn't on the factory order sheet). It is kind of annoying that it peers into the kitchen when fully open. Maybe a mod I can look into in the future.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:07 PM   #6
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I just did some quick measurements. Now I see why the bedroom door swings out. It it swung in it would not close when the tri-fold sor is out in a bed. It catches the corner by about 2 inches. This would probably not be an issue with the jack knife of bunk beds. I guess you could just leave the door open when the bed is made.

Changing the door to swing in looks like an easy mod. You just flip the hinges and the jamb stops. Of course you would need to drill out a new striker catch hole and figure out a way to cover the old hole.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:12 PM   #7
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Trifold sofa is 100 times better than jack-knife.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:14 PM   #8
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Our bunk room.

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Only thing is the door can't be opened with slide outs in. But definitely nice to have it this way while using the trailer.
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We are about to place our order for a 371REBH and wanted to know more about the bunk room bottom bunk options. From what I can tell, there are three options: a fixed bed, a jackknife sofa/bed and a sofa that folds out into a bed (much like the sofa in the rear lounge). Our middle child (12yrs) will be sleeping on it. I like the look of the regular sofa that folds out into a bed or the jackknife sofa.

Those of you who have the 371REBH, what option did you choose and why?

Thanks for the help. I'm sure I'll have more questions coming!

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The sofa bed would be more comfortable to me
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:41 PM   #10
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What does your 12 year old want? He/she will be the one sleeping on it.
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