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Old 02-01-2015, 12:52 PM   #1
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For those who sleep with your heads on D/S...

We are toying with driver side/frig. wall side sleeping in our 19'. Some discussion with ETI about the emergency window/awning handle being a problem for folks with their heads in this position. We would rather sleep this way, but were talked out of it and now having second thoughts. Build sheet is due for signing tomorrow--yikes. Have read that many folks would rather sleep this way, due to lights and habits, etc. Is the handle a big concern? Thanks for any advice--
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:57 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:58 PM   #3
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That is the side we slept on, we just liked it better and had no problems with the emergency escape handle.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:08 PM   #4
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We've tried both. The advantage of this side is you are close to the digital thermostat. We slept with the temperature low, but would nudge the thermostat up and warm the trailer before getting up in the morning.
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:47 PM   #6
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Never tried head on kitchen side because as mentioned, it's nice to be able to give the thermostat a nudge without getting up. As for the handle, it's never crossed my mind that it's a problem.

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Sometimes the handle is in the way, but all you have to do is move your head a few inches to either side, so it's really not a problem. I have a backscratcher that serves to nudge the thermostat up or down when in bed so I don't have to get up, and it works fine.
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:35 PM   #8
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No way you will ever catch me sleeping with my head towards the door. It keeps me ready to respond to marauding bears breaking in the trailer, and keeps the brain drain at bay, which reportedly happens when your feet are away from the door.

We set up to sleep with our heads on the driver side right from the start, and have no issue at all with the window, and most nights have it open a bit.

As a bonus, it is great for early morn, where I wake up WAY before the missus, and if still dark will often go read or whatnot at the table. The fridge wall blocks all light, allowing her the sleep she needs.

Besides, it is just plain weird to consider it the other way. Though, for some reason I do fine with weird thinking folk.
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I believe the opening is off center and that you have less wall to swing your legs if you sleep with your head towards the escape window/street side. It makes exiting easier in that location.
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and keeps the brain drain at bay, which reportedly happens when your feet are away from the door.
Brain drain? Mmmmkay.
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