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Old 09-03-2015, 09:26 AM   #1
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The absolute WORST thing about owning a Hybrid

People may debate this, but to me, the WORST thing about owning a hybrid is waking up in the morning after being all snug and warm in your bed, swinging your legs over to stand up, and having the backs of your thighs sit on that cold as hell shelf between the mattress and the floor.



screw the heated mattress, Someone figure out a way to heat that shelf.

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Old 09-03-2015, 09:27 AM   #2
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People may debate this, but to me, the WORST thing about owning a hybrid is waking up in the morning after being all snug and warm in your bed, swinging your legs over to stand up, and having the backs of your thighs sit on that cold as hell shelf between the mattress and the floor.



screw the heated mattress, Someone figure out a way to heat that shelf.

Tim
LOL! Cold shelf, cold floor, it's just plain ole hard getting out of a warm comfy bed
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:29 AM   #3
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The worst thing I think is scraping your thigh down that "hell shelf" as you miss it with your knee while climbing over the wife to get out of bed.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:02 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with our 2011 21SS. Now we have a 2016 21BD.
I am a short person and have found that the bed in the 21BD is a lot closer
to the floor and there is no ledge. Purchased the 21BD 6 hours away from
home and have had a lot of issues with it. Simple problems that I have
contacted the dealer with. They have been very helpful, and have sent me
parts to correct any problems. I am pretty handy and know I can fix problems
better than a dealer. I know that if I took a list of the problems and took the
camper back to the dealer, it would sit there for along time, waiting for them
to order parts, and then working my unit into their time schedule.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:50 PM   #5
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The worst thing? That we didn't buy it sooner. We are having a blast and should have purchased it years ago.


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Old 09-03-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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For me the worst part is watching it sit there unused while "life happens" events preempt camping time.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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As for the Hell Shelf, we are experimenting with laying a folded comforter over a good section of the shelf. Much of it would actually be under the mattress to help hold it in place. The rest would lay across the shelf and hang down somewhat covering the cupboard/storage compartment doors. The comforter would need to be lifted up when we access those storage areas but that rarely happens. And the comforter would "accessorize" that shelf just a bit. Doesn't need to be a perfect fit. Just enough to have a good access point. Also looking to place a small, folding footstool at one end to help the step up.

The back bunk is more difficult on our IKSS due to it being narrow, overhang covering the furnace intake and if it is too thick it interferes with the opening of the DW's closet.
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The shelf! I bought two small cube storage ottomans, one for each end. They are multi purpose. Shoe storage, foot rest while on couch and a handy step for myself and my small dogs to enter and exit the bed.
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for me, it's making up the bed, since the DW demands using sheets and blankets. i'd be happy with a big sleeping bag.

for the DW, because she has to have this, she's tired of it too and hopes we'll get a regular TT or 5th wheel in the future. then she'll get her walk-around bed, that can stay made up.
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People may debate this, but to me, the WORST thing about owning a hybrid is waking up in the morning after being all snug and warm in your bed, swinging your legs over to stand up, and having the backs of your thighs sit on that cold as hell shelf between the mattress and the floor.



screw the heated mattress, Someone figure out a way to heat that shelf.

Tim
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