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Old 10-10-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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17' vs. 19' sleeping

I had just assumed that we would want a 19' because of the big bed and stability of the double axle. I can appreciate the lower weight though on the 17'. Not to get really personal !! but how many couples are sleeping in the 17' bed? Do you have an adult sleeping in the front dinette area and did you get some option to do that that includes cushions? Are the people in the 17' wishing they had a 19'? (as I see quite a few people moving to the 19').

I can also appreciate the 19' for not having to make up a dinette into a bed and the 19' option to have another dinette in the bed area. The double dinette is very appealing especially since it seems that almost every time we have gone camping, there was bad weather. Of course, maybe you can have that option in the 17', too.
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

We sleep comfortably in the 17's bed (with a 2" high density memory foam topper). Since we only have the (now old fashioned) double bed at home, neither of us really notices much of any difference.

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Old 10-10-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

We are thinking of partitioning off our bed to the 17' size and seeing what we think. But I am really interested in whether anybody with a 17' has an adult who is sleeping in the dinette area, as one of us uses a machine at night. We are thinking that having separate areas might be good for a change and that way we wouldn't care about the bed size.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

I think the two primary factors in your decision will be 1) what you're used to at home, and 2) size -- shorter people will just fit better in the 17. I'm 6' tall and we sleep on a queen at home. I was standing in a 17 when I heard about the then coming 19, and bought one sight unseen (except for Reace's photoshopped demo!) We're really happy we did, but I know shorter people in 17s who are equally happy with their choice.
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

Hi Cathy,
The 4 of us sleep soundly in our 17, but I'm the tallest at 5' 6" - Norma on the outside, me inside and the Girls take turns on the pillows :.
I had Reece put an extra 12v outlet up near the back overhead cabinet and that's where I run my CPAP with the hose running down along the back window frame.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #6
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

Bruce, that's what we are thinking--- that it is what you are used to and we have a big bed, too. We are not tall but have a lot of room width-wise. I know Eric is comfortable but we don't know that we would be.

Paul, we are interested in your extra 12V---did your machine come to be plugged into a 110 outlet and then you changed it to 12V? (We would think you would use an extra 110 outlet.)
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

We run a CPAP as well. You need to check with the model you own. In our case, I was able to purchase a new power cord that was 12 volt with the cigarette lighter adapter on the end. When running on 12 volt our system does not preheat the water the in the resevoir.

Also check the placement of your 110 outlets. We ended up with a hard to reach outlet for the CPAP. I planned well for the 12 volt but not the 110. Chances are you will use both outlets at different times.
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

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Originally Posted by Cathy, Midwest U.S.
Not to get really personal !! but how many couples are sleeping in the 17' bed?
I think the posted record is 3 couples, but they had to get real cozy.
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

I'm a 6' solo traveler & have no problem with the length or width of the rear bed in the 17. I did have friends join me for a week; they slept in the large bed & I fit in the front. Although we all fit reasonably well, I probably wouldn't want to try for too many more!
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:18 PM   #10
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Re: 17' vs. 19' sleeping

I sleep in the front dinette which is the lower bunk for us. My wife and daughter sleep in the read dinette and my son sleeps on the upper bunk.

I like the front dinette bed, nice and cozy.

Sometimes the wife and I sleep on the rear bed, it is fine but I get stuck next to the wall.
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