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Old 01-24-2008, 05:55 PM   #1
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Quad Bunks or Jack & Jill?

Would like some input if possible from you experienced Rvers out there with 3 kids...

We're looking at purchasing a travel trailer in the very near future and can not decide whether we should go with a trailer with quad bunks or one with a Jack & Jill style (double on bottom/single on top) bunk? Our kids are presently 7,5 and 4 and are worried that as they get older they'll want their own beds. What have families with 3 kids out there found? Appreciate your responses/opinions!

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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We just bought a camper

we have a grandson and others that may camp with us . we went with the double below and a pivoting bunk about. it gives parents a place to sleep below, or children plus a place for children above.

we thought if we just had bunks it would limit the use in the future, if we wanted a place for a husband and wife to sleep or a larger adult. the argument can be made though, that you wont keep your TT for a life time and some get exactly what they need today with the intent to sell to a different style when the kids move out

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Old 01-26-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
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There are several options open to you, but the one I like best is the kids bedroom where one lower bunk converts into a dinette or a "computer table." With three kids the table could be left up and if they bring a friend then it converts back to a bunk for sleeping.

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Old 01-27-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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We shared some of your same concerns during our recent TT purchase also... I have 2 kids boy -7 and girl -5, and currently they really don't care where they sleep, but if friends come or when they get older we thought some way for them to have their own space could be good.

We chose the Flagstaff 831 KRSS or (Kid Room Super Slide), it has a couch in the back with tv and entertainment / clothes dresser. The couch folds out into a very nice and comfortable queen size air matress, and there is a swing bunk on top. We also have the normal couch in front of the camper with the fold out as well (same air matress). This gives us plenty of leg room when not sleeping. We felt the Jack and Jill as you described would be "in the way" when we were entertaining etc...

This config will sleep 6 adults + kid on dinette, or swing bunk + still room on floor for sleeping bags or additional air matresses. We also worried about having to make the beds, but it is not an issue as the air matresses can stay made while folded up, and there is a huge pull out storage under each couch which holds pillows and extra bedding.

Hope this helps. Frank
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Hi Frank,

What are you towing your 831KRss with?
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:12 AM   #7
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we looked at the same options and last fall went with the single bunks and the dinette/Bed option up front for our 3 kids. 10, 6, and 4. it works out well for us as we are full timing it thru this winter in the RV, while working on building our home. we have found some minor quirks, but they seem to work out. the kids like the room they have and the storage underneath for their toys. with the beds the same, there is no fighting over who gets the bigger bed...sometimes the 4 yr old likes to crash out on the couch instead of her bed.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:15 AM   #8
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We went with the Quad we have 3 children, then we thought it would be nice to have an extra for a friend
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