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Old 11-10-2013, 12:23 PM   #11
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I think weight distribution would be the big issue , gas and power are already going to both sides . Also would one want a break between the stove and sink area ....... fridge would share a wall with the bath - cabinets "may" not add a big expense .........support on the sink and stove side would be a consideration as well , but that could be worked out as in the 15 - with a pole .......
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:40 AM   #12
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I just noted that the 17B has an option of a 3 burner cook top. Now that is certainly wider than the 2 burner in my 17'SD. Perhaps that might just be enough room to get me to a 54" std. size mattress? Seems possible.
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I just noted that the 17B has an option of a 3 burner cook top. Now that is certainly wider than the 2 burner in my 17'SD. Perhaps that might just be enough room to get me to a 54" std. size mattress? Seems possible.
I think the refrigerator cabinet is more the limiting factor than the sink area is.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:18 PM   #14
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Thoer,
A point well taken. I can only hope that there may be some flexibility with the closet or the bath area. The 54" bed is a possible deal breaker for me. And I want to avoid jumping up to the 19'.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #16
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Don't really know how many inches it might gain , but if one could turn the two burner stove sideways and just have the extra inches from only that end added to the bed width , then make that end of the bed the "head end" - that's really where the wider bed makes the difference , for the shoulder area . The foot end would stay the same . Cushions should not be a huge deal to adjust the sides to fit .....
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:51 PM   #17
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Is the extra width you are seeking for comfort? Or, is it so you can use a standard mattress and bedding?
We manage just fine, the two of us and an overweight beagle, but that's us.
For bedding, we use two sleeping bags zipped together to make one large one. No hospital corners though.
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
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The wheel wells are right up next to the bed, that's the limiting factor in the 17B. Obviously it never hurts to ask the factory directly, so I'd encourage you to do that to be sure! There's also a mod, which we have in our 17B, that extends the bed into the aisle for an almost king sized bed everywhere but at your feet: Bed Extension For 17B
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #19
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The wheel wells are right up next to the bed, that's the limiting factor in the 17B. Obviously it never hurts to ask the factory directly, so I'd encourage you to do that to be sure! There's also a mod, which we have in our 17B, that extends the bed into the aisle for an almost king sized bed everywhere but at your feet: Bed Extension For 17B
So, if I understand the situation the bed platform is below the top of the wheel well and aft of the wheel well. That would appear to be workable. I could certainly live with a slightly higher bed at the level of the top of the wheel well. Currently on my Casita SD the be is also aft of the wheel well, but it is higher than the top of the wheel well by several inches.
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I think you really need to talk to Reace at Escape. The rest of us here are just speculating.
I, for instance, don't think you can move the fridge forward, without moving the door forward ( and that's not gonna happen ). Maybe somebody makes a skinny fridge? You need to talk to the guy who designed it and builds them.
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