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Old 09-12-2016, 04:23 PM   #21
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I'm really thinking about getting the 19 and switching the bed to the front allowing for more separation from the kitchen area and a bigger dining area. I like that a can still haul it with the Highlander. Any pictures of 19s that switched the bed area to the front?
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:11 PM   #22
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I'm really thinking about getting the 19 and switching the bed to the front allowing for more separation from the kitchen area and a bigger dining area. I like that a can still haul it with the Highlander. Any pictures of 19s that switched the bed area to the front?

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Old 09-12-2016, 05:34 PM   #23
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I'm really thinking about getting the 19 and switching the bed to the front allowing for more separation from the kitchen area and a bigger dining area. I like that a can still haul it with the Highlander. Any pictures of 19s that switched the bed area to the front?
I looked at the pics - in the post just above - and holy cow that layout looks way more cramped than a 21'

It is my understanding that the 2017 weight gain on the 21' was quite a bit less of a weight gain than the 2017 19' had.

plus it is my understanding that some people here tow a 21' just fine with a Highlander. YMMV.

Plus a 21' isnt that much more than a 19'.... overall... i think.

We are going to tow our 2017 21' with our Acura MDX with factory tow kit + transmission cooler. 5000/500 capacities, with an e2 Fastway WDH. 300 HP. AWD.

I have a tongue scale, and i'll carefully watch that. We also travel light, generally.

just a thought.....
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:36 PM   #24
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anyone who did move the bed to the front in the 19 ... how is it working? issues ?
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:38 PM   #25
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I'm hoping to look at trailers when i camp at the fall NOG to help me make this decision not sure why it seems so difficult! 19,21,5.0TA all so nice!
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I personally don't see the point in reversing the bed and dinette in the 19. The biggest selling point to us was that the bed was a real queen -- 60 x 80. Reverse it and you lose that, only to gain a slightly deeper dinette.

Having spent many a good night's sleep in that full queen bed, no way I'd give it up for a smaller bed now.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:08 PM   #27
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Sitting straight up in bed to read was a big issue to us. Could not sit against a 19' window and read comfortably unless maybe using big pillows which is a possibility. Used to try to sit in the corner to avoid the window.

We had some people in our 21' recently and they are big tall people. They considered the sitting up situation a big consideration that they wanted to look at and thought that issue alone was worth their visit. It is not something that people think about when looking at these trailers. It is important to us and is to some others, so worth mentioning. The most comfortable place in the trailer for lounging to many is the bed.

21' counter space is often mentioned by people and seems to be much more to us. We leave our table at home so more lounge area. We have an outside table with us to have in addition to one usually provided. Yes, I still miss the 19' bed but traded for other space.
For us with more then one pillow anyway ,never a problem reading in bed . Love the bigger bed in the 19. Also if we are using the TV , also comfortable .Pat
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:17 PM   #28
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I personally don't see the point in reversing the bed and dinette in the 19. The biggest selling point to us was that the bed was a real queen -- 60 x 80. Reverse it and you lose that, only to gain a slightly deeper dinette.

Having spent many a good night's sleep in that full queen bed, no way I'd give it up for a smaller bed now.
I agree. There are some people who have had some unusual situations where that switch was good for them. But you get rid of the biggest selling point for the 19'.
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:39 PM   #29
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We really like the queen in the 19. The crawl over is no problem, I just get up and get out of the way. The only trouble with lounging on the bed is that for me , lounging becomes sleeping in about 5 minutes. Everyone camps a little differently, clearance for your head, size of the bed, how much you cook inside, need for storage and many other camping components need to be considered. The versitle Escape lineup covers most of the needs, wants and a few luxuries. Think I'll have another Kool aid.
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But you get rid of the biggest selling point for the 19'.
While the bed size is a big factor, they layout is by far a bigger factor, especially for those wanting a bed away from the door.
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