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Old 07-21-2019, 04:21 PM   #1
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Question AM coffee in the 5.0 TA

This may not be the correct forum, but here goes. A question for 5.0 TA owners who like to drink their early morning coffee in bed....

How do you deal with the angle? Extra pillows? Something else?

We've always sat in bed in the very early morning drinking our coffee, but the way the head is angled, I'm not sure if we can continue. I've looked at some triangular pillows, but don't know whether they are the right size/angle or offer enough support.

What do you do?
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Old 07-21-2019, 04:46 PM   #2
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You may have to get out of bed and go downstairs to drink, that is where the coffee is made anyway....
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Old 07-21-2019, 04:49 PM   #3
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You may have to get out of bed and go downstairs to drink, that is where the coffee is made anyway....
Mffff.. I'm a little spoiled. DH gets up first, takes the dog outside, feeds her then brings me coffee in bed....
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Iced coffee and a straw in a thermal glass.
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I do not find the angular pillow by itself is enough to fill behind me to read, much less drink. One of those and a couple regular pillows might be enough. I've never tried eating or drinking in bed so I don't really know what's required.
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Consider getting a zero gravity chair and have your morning first cup under awning outside.
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Our first morning Escape activity is always, heat water, make coffee, sit at dinette w/coffee (and watch the sun rise, if early enough). Can't imagine the potential disaster it would be (at least for us) if we tried to drink coffee in bed, even sitting up.
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Sitting up in bed to drink coffee will be a bit of a challenge. We can prop ourselves up with several large pillows to watch TV, but that is sort of halfway between sitting and reclining and wouldn't work that well with cups of coffee, I think.

In our previous fifth wheel which was a bit larger and had bigger windows in the bedroom we were able to sit up in bed for morning coffee and that certainly is appealing. But with the overhead cabinets in the 5.0TA bedroom the windows are pretty small, and with the angled nose sitting up in bed just doesn't work that well, we prefer sitting at the dinette.
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Don't forget stumbling up the stairs holding two cups of coffee.
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I'm a creature of habit - coffee is after my morning walk, and the bed is made when I get up. In fact, when in Quartzsite, I walk about 7/8ths of a mile to a nearby gas station for some of the best coffee available in the "city". While I prefer grinding my own Sumatra coffee beans & making a pot in the trailer, the walk gets me out.

I do my bed sitting at the beginning of the night, often spending an hour or two reading.
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Isn't Sumatra coffee the one discussed in "The Bucket List" and it was Jack Nicholson's brand?
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I wake at least an hour before Terry and it's my responsibility to make coffee. I then sit in our lounging area reading my Kindle until she awakes and comes downstairs, where she joins me in the lounging area for coffee.

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I don't think that given the head of the bed is opposite the end you get in on that it would be very easy to serve and drink coffee up there.

I am a bit confused though. If camping as long as the weather is not too bad outside, is that not where coffee is drank? We are supposed to be enjoying the great outdoors. It is just as easy to make coffee outside as in, and then I don't make noise that my bother my wife.

I love having my morning coffee while sitting watching the sun rise over the water.

When the weather is ugly we will sit at the dinette to drink it, though I much prefer outside.

I do make my dear wife's coffee, but as she gets up an hour or more behind me, she needs to join me to get it.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:43 PM   #14
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Hey Jim: "to each their own, a dog a bone". From my bunk in the back I wake up and lite the burner to start the Moka Pot. We have our coffee in our pajamas in the by then lounge as at 7 AM or so as it is usually a bit chilly out- especially in shoulder seasons.
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Since I'm a solo traveler, no one makes me morning coffee. I can count on one hand the number of times I've had that first cup inside the trailer. While it's 'perking' I get something on that's appropriate for being outside, usually my morning fleece set (and maybe a coat). Out I go. The air is the freshest in the morning, the air is often still, the night noises are quiet. I sit quietly and watch the sun rise. NIRVANA. IF it's raining, I still go outside. Hey, I've got a built in awning by sitting under the loft!
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Picked up our 5.0TA on October 26, 2018 and got back around Dec 3. Perhaps had three mornings with temps much over 40. Then last winter spent three months in SW US and it again was cold, perhaps 7-8 mornings with temps over 40. Left on May 29 for the west, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Idaho, and the Black Hills for a month, again perhaps 5-7 mornings over 40 degrees, and a number with snow on the ground. If it does get over 40 degrees in the morning, I'm outside with that coffee. We're still waiting for warm camping!

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Since I'm a solo traveler, no one makes me morning coffee.

Thought you had a cabana boy?
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Another reason for the outside shower/sink setup on the passenger side. I have a pantry where coffee and mugs are stored. I set up the coffee maker on top the pantry, fill up the water in the coffee maker and 5 minutes later it is ready, all without running in/out getting items and being quiet to let the queen bee sleep in another 15 minutes. Sometimes I'm on my second pot before she arises...
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My wife gets up , makes a pot of coffee , puts the coffee in a thermos , hands me the thermos , tells me to go outside and get out of her way she has work to do . I go outside , sit , and drink my coffee with the dog . When my wife is done doing what she’s doing then I am allowed to cook breakfast , outdoors of course . This arrangement works well except when it’s raining and the dog can’t go outside then I have no one to talk to or I go bother the neighbors
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