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Old 05-02-2017, 12:42 AM   #1
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19' cot clearance?

Hi all,

We recently took a pleasant trip to Escape to view units in their showroom and go over options for a possible purchase. Does anybody here have a 19 with a cot who could give us measurements for the clearance between the top of the cushions and the cot bars? We are trying to decide if we could go with the 3' raised dinette and the cot for our kids or would that feel to cramped? The reason is like others here have mentioned we too found the dinette windows a little high as compared with the 17. I understand the reason for the higher windows is to accommodate the gaucho bunk option.

Thanks in advance for any advice,

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Hi all,

We recently took a pleasant trip to Escape to view units in their showroom and go over options for a possible purchase. Does anybody here have a 19 with a cot who could give us measurements for the clearance between the top of the cushions and the cot bars? We are trying to decide if we could go with the 3' raised dinette and the cot for our kids or would that feel to cramped?
For those of you interested in how the cot in the 19 works, here is a photo with two grandchildren enjoying some quiet time together.
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Our thinking when moving from a 25' stickie bunkhouse with a 5' slideout on the rear (total 30') was that at a certain age, children would rather be outside in a tent, which would also be fine with the parents/grandparents.
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Hi all,

We recently took a pleasant trip to Escape to view units in their showroom and go over options for a possible purchase. We are trying to decide if we could go with the 3' raised dinette and the cot for our kids or would that feel to cramped? The reason is like others here have mentioned we too found the dinette windows a little high as compared with the 17. I understand the reason for the higher windows is to accommodate the gaucho bunk option.

Thanks in advance for any advice,

Eric & El
We opted for the bunk as are grandchildren will be coming on some trips with us. On our current trip, I do miss not seeing out the window, but we find we are outside more than in. On this particular morning I put one of the pillows under me and I can see out just fine for the short time I'm inside. I love RJBNY's photo and I think that says it all---these are the precious moments.

Let us know what you decide!

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We have the cot and use it frequently with our kids (7 and 4). No way would I want to reduce the clearance, it's already pretty tight. That 20" sounds like a lot on paper, but is reduced by the weight of a person on the cot and the addition of a person and bedding down below.
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We have the cot and use it frequently with our kids (7 and 4). No way would I want to reduce the clearance, it's already pretty tight. That 20" sounds like a lot on paper, but is reduced by the weight of a person on the cot and the addition of a person and bedding down below.
I wouldn't want to have any less clearance for whoever sleeps underneath the cot.
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The cot does fit over top of the table without taking down the table. My daughter prefers to use the cot over the front dinette bed. I am fine with that as I find it easier to put up and take down the cot every day as opposed to setting up and taking down the table bed.
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