View Poll Results: Where do you sleep in your Camper?
Front Bunk End 36 67.92%
Rear Bunk End 13 24.53%
Side Bunk End 1 1.89%
Dinnette 1 1.89%
Outside in a Tent 2 3.77%
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:32 PM   #21
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Good question. Since we're new at this we're still trying things out. But on this last trip it was a back-in site that backed up to a tree line and a small river (a stream anywhere but Colorado) then open fields behind that. When you unzipped the window on the back bunk you saw the "river" flowing by. (Pic below) So we slept in the back so we could go to sleep to the sound of the flowing water. Very nice.

But, yes, it is a pain getting in and out of those bunks. Even the front is somewhat of a pain for short people like us. The drop to the floor is not insignificant and that edge is sharp. I've banged my shins a couple of times climbing in to both the front and the back.

Does anyone have a good solution for "padding" the wood edge and shelf that you need to climb over to get into bed?


We sleep in the front too and we use carpet runners on the wooden ledges (front and Back) to make it a little easier to get in and out. We roll them up and store them in the net storage compartment above when we pack up.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:41 PM   #22
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Does anyone have a good solution for "padding" the wood edge and shelf that you need to climb over to get into bed?

How about some of that stuff you'd put on the fireplace hearth to baby proof it. That would have the "L" shape you'd want to cover the top and front of the edge.






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Old 09-03-2015, 01:42 PM   #23
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A couple good ideas on padding the edge. I'll check those out.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:44 PM   #24
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Front also....probably a carryover from our pup days. Front bed was bigger there. When it's just dw and me, we don't normally open the rear bed. Many times tho, we have grandkids stowaway so we open the back then.
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:46 PM   #25
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I do the front bunk..I feel more "secure" over the hitch.. when I have a friend.. they get the back...
When turtling.. I sleep on the Jack knife sofa.. and they get the table area.. ( I only have 1 dog and she has 2) give her a bit more space for "everyone"
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:44 PM   #26
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My wife and I sleep on the front (kingish) bed because of the tongue underneath. Our combined weight is about 350 pounds, as opposed to our son's 180. Less bounce when we move into and around on the bed.
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:53 PM   #27
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That is interesting...I have never noticed less bounce in one versus the other but maybe that is because my rear bunk is less "outside" of the camper while the front has the tongue. I will have to pay attention to that and see if I notice because less bounce is nice, most of the time.
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Old 09-03-2015, 06:05 PM   #28
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We actually used both in our 23ss. It depended on how much our 2 large labs crowded us. Now we have a trailer with a bed in front & a pull out couch. I miss the two beds.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:30 PM   #29
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My wife and I sleep on the front (kingish) bed because of the tongue underneath. Our combined weight is about 350 pounds, as opposed to our son's 180. Less bounce when we move into and around on the bed.
i know of NO hybrid with any RV king bed. what hybrid do you have that has a kingish front bunk?

as i said in a previous post, all hybrids ever made that i know of, came with RV queens and some older ones with rear doubles/fulls.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:33 PM   #30
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I have a 2014 Roo 19... both ends are Queen.. Queen sheets fit on both ends..
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