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Old 03-09-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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RP-176T Question

We're potentially interested in the RP-176T. We have a popup but are interested in upgrading to something that takes less time to set up, and has more features, like a bathroom! We also love that our two small kids would each have their own bunk. Our challenge is finding a dealer that sells r-pods! There is one about an hour away;however, they don't have the model we're interested in. Anyway, our question is about the pop out bunk. How does this work? Does the bed cover part of the dinette? Does this mean to use the full u-shape dinette during the day you have to fold back the matress? If this is the case, is this a deal breaker? Is the bed longer on the width or the length, in other words, does your head go against the side of the trailer, or does your head go towards the end of the trailer?

We're just trying to figure out if this would work for us, but it's difficult when we can't actually see one to 'kick the tires'. Any insight would be appreciated...thanks!

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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first, it would help us help you if you posted where in the U.S. or Canada, that you live.
most of us have our location under our user name, in the left column.

as to the hybrid-style bunk end, from Googling the 176T, found many pics of this bunk end set up and it shows the mattress covering the bench in front of it. the two sides of the u-dinette are not covered and are usable.

so, no, you can't use the full u-dinette without folding mattress.

and it looks like you sleep length-wise, instead of across, like you would in a hybrid or popup.

if you expect to be able to sleep two kids in their own bunks and two adults on a queen size bed and have a kitchen and bathroom, in this short of a package, you have to expect that you'll have to give up some things.

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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We currently own a 176t that we are selling. If you use the queen expandable, you can only use the dinette on either side of the table. We slept on the queen with our heads toward the back. We have ours currently for sale on Rpod Forum if you are interested.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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Looking at the dimensions of the 176-T, the tent area is 60" X 74". I don't see any reason why you couldn't sleep side to side, freeing up the dinette area for other uses.
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