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Old 08-17-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
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Getting into bed 5.0TA

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So today Alf (escape artist) was gracious enough to show us his 2014 5.0. Very nice and came away quite impressed.

However my wife had one comment and that was getting into bed. How hard do people find it climbing up the stairs and into the end of the bed? Im assuming youd get used to it but I thought wed ask.
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:55 PM   #2
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Those steps always bothered me, particularly in the middle of the night, I'd have to install some chair/grab rails for security.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:07 PM   #3
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Crawling into bed from the foot is no problem at all.

For those trips in the night, I usually descend in a seated position, and that works well too.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:14 PM   #4
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No problem but I'm only 74

Addendum: Just ask my wife (also 74 and had a break in her back about six years ago)
Her response when ask if she had a problem getting into or out of the bed in the trailer: "
Why would I have a problem"
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:33 PM   #5
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Most folks add grab rails of some sort to aid the assent and decent. One of my very first mods after getting our 5.0 in April was installing teak hand rails on either side. You can see them in the attached photo.

My wife and I have no issues going up and down. (We are both 66) In fact we find it easier in the middle of the night than the crawl over maneuvers we used to have to manage in our prior trailer, a 19' Escape. In the 5.0, we often can get up in the middle of the night without waking the other.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:40 PM   #6
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Hello all.

So today Alf (escape artist) was gracious enough to show us his 2014 5.0. Very nice and came away quite impressed.

However my wife had one comment and that was getting into bed. How hard do people find it climbing up the stairs and into the end of the bed? Im assuming youd get used to it but I thought wed ask.
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Exactly why I like the 21' Escape. Larger kitchen and bathroom too! We finally made it to Canada and climbed in and out of all the models. I was certain that my daughter would prefer the 5.0 but we found her asleep in the 21' Escape and that was that.
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Most folks add grab rails of some sort to aid the assent and decent. One of my very first mods after getting our 5.0 in April was installing teak hand rails on either side. You can see them in the attached photo.

My wife and I have no issues going up and down. (We are both 66) In fact we find it easier in the middle of the night than the crawl over maneuvers we used to have to manage in our prior trailer, a 19' Escape. In the 5.0, we often can get up in the middle of the night without waking the other.
Thing in the upper right corner of the picture, is that your Weboost transmitter?
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Old 08-17-2019, 08:13 PM   #8
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We have no problems, yet, but I can see why some folks might. I've had more then 1 person find it a sufficient reason to pass on the model. Did she try climbing up into Alf's? I usually encourage folks to do so.
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We have no problems, yet, but I can see why some folks might. I've had more then 1 person find it a sufficient reason to pass on the model. Did she try climbing up into Alf's? I usually encourage folks to do so.
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My daugher is only 17 yo and very athletic, but she just chose the 21'. I had secretly already chosen it too. We usually agree on things, but she's a very sharp cookie and I take her with me on big decisions. She always points things out that I missed and we almost always agree on the path forward in the end. She did most of the 20 hour (one way) drive so she slept while I made choices for a build sheet. Still looking for a sink but plan to order soon.

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My daugher is only 17 yo and very athletic, but she just chose the 21'. I had secretly already chosen it too. We usually agree on things, but she's a very sharp cookie and I take her with me on big decisions. She always points things out that I missed and we almost always agree on the path forward in the end. She did most of the 20 hour (one way) drive so she slept while I made choices for a build sheet. Still looking for a sink but plan to order soon.

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I'm happy with the 5.0 but even before I did the final build sheet I was thinking about the 21. I think the 21 would be more convenient hitching and unhitching plus the space advantages you mentioned. Good Choice
but The 5.0 looks way cooler
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