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Old 12-30-2014, 08:15 AM   #11
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I have never tried, but I would expect the sofa could be folded down flat with the slide in.

We also added a memory foam topper to the mattress and it didn't affect anything with storing the bed. Actually, my wife put some "cling" type pictures in the wall and the thickness of the topper actually helps to keep those in place
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:23 PM   #12
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We have a 2504s that we took delivery on in October and we love it. The sofa will not fold down with the slide in, the mattress is very confortable without a topper but we already had one so we put it on. No problem closing the Murphy bed. As a matter of a fact it seems to close and lock easier. We just got back from a trip to the lake after Christmas and had 6 people and a 75 lb dog, one night. Not something I would want to do for more than a night but we were all comfortable. I still think the 2504 is a great design.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:30 PM   #13
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After touring the PGH RV show today, the wife and I couldnt be happier with the 2504s. It is not what we were specifically looking for, but once we saw it, we loved it. We are first time RVers, so we have the same concerns as most and didnt want to get in over our heads. I couldnt get over how open it felt inside for a 25'. I also agree, the bathroom is full size. An adult could easily get changed in there. The only real downside we found was the limited outside storage space. However, it did have a lot more cabinet space then some larger TTs had. We are excited and cant wait to get it! Now we just need spring to get here!
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:19 PM   #14
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We have been thinking about hybrids, and now are considering a 2104S - with the Murphy bed. We have some questions, though, and because they are so hard to find at a dealership, thought we'd ask here. How heavy are the Murphy beds? And, with the bed up and the slide in, can you still get inside to reach the 'fridge and the bathroom?

(We'd think about a longer one, but one of the places we love to go here in SE Arizona has a 22' limit in the campground.)
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:53 PM   #15
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When we started looking we wanted one with a Murphy bed. But, when we thought more about it, we realized that we go to bed and wake up at different times, so having a separate bedroom would suit us better. We then looked at one with a large rear bath (sink and shower in one room with toilet and linen closet in the other). The problem with that was if we have others traveling with us, we could not get around the sleeper sofa to get to the bathroom at night. We would have to go out one door and enter the bathroom through the other side door. Doable, but not so fun in the rain! And, the bed was just partitioned off with a curtain, and the TV was on the thin wall at the foot of the bed. We then found a model with a large bath between the living and bedrooms. Problem solved! Privacy and more quiet. I am not saying to avoid a Murphy bed. What I am saying is to take the time to really think about how you function and what your needs are so you select the right one for you. I constantly read about individuals having a new unit for a year or two and then upgrading. Not a financially sound move.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:00 PM   #16
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Thanks, CampingGator. You're right - it's worth spending some time thinking about.

We do camp with other families, but in our camper, it's just us, and that's not likely to change unless there's an emergency at the site - in which case, for one night, someone can bunk on the dinette. However, that's never happened even with our PUP, and we've been camping with that for 10+ years.

What we want is something that will be easy - weight-of-bed-wise - for the next 10 years or so, and that we can use for one night at a time. Our PUP takes us 2 hours up and another 2 down, and that's more than we want do do for one night out. We also want something in which we can entertain - we do have other couples over for drinks/dinner, and so we definitely want a couch.

I don't mind the Murphy bed 'cause the bedding can stay intact when it goes up. I just need to know if, when the bed is up and the slide is in, I can get to the fridge or the bathroom. :-)

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Old 01-24-2015, 07:28 PM   #17
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Ashnjim.

The Murphy bed is on Pistons, very light and easy to move up and down, and yes, with the slide in (at least in the 2504s) you can get past the slide to the fridge and bathroom
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:33 AM   #18
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Thanks, Semperfi24 - this is just what we wanted to know. In fact, before we saw this post, we were just wishing the beds (in the hybrids, for example) were hydrolic or something to make them easier to lift. Good to know the Murphy beds are! :-)

Our next question is whether there's an alternative to the slide's motor -- is there a way to extend it manually, just in case something goes wrong with the motor?
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Ashnjim,

We just purchased a 2104s. Love it so far. Access to fridge and bathroom is tight with slide in. I can slip in to bathroom, but I have to really suck it in. I'm about 5' 11" 175 lbs. it's tight. Same way with fridge. I can get a soft drink through the opening, but I don't think you could squeeze a half gallon of milk through it. And you can't really see in to the fridge. You just have to feel around and grab. You could always take the slide out a few inches if needed. I assume it will run off battery power. Murphy bed is great, but my wife can't lift it.
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We have a 2304s and it's great. I'm 5'2", without a lot of reach and can raise and lower the Murphy bed with a little effort. When the slide is in, we can get through to the bathroom and fridge easily. Should the slide motor fail, there is a crank that will operate it.
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