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Old 08-25-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
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Jill - while we only have a double at home, the 17B bed has been fine for us. We leave it always made up as a bed and the front dinette give us a place to sit for meals and reading, etc.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:08 PM   #12
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Thanks Anna-Marie! Your input is very valuable to the wife and I as we plan our 17.
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:22 AM   #13
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I'll have more to say by the end of September as we'll be off for 2 weeks straight in the trailer..

Frankly I never thought I would go for the taking the bed down every day--but I really like that big table and those windows back there..

Just being able to literally throw the travasak on there makes it so much easier..

Amazing what you come up with being out for a few really rainy trips...
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:49 AM   #14
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We went through a period of converting the double bed to table. Could well do it again, but we reverted to leaving it as a bed. We were rolling up the bedding and storing it on the front bunk which is a messy solution that takes away space.
On the other hand, that four person dinette area was much more comfortable.
My main point is that we didn't commit ourselves to a permanent double bed. We have the option of setting up the double table or not.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:14 AM   #15
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We went through a period of converting the double bed to table. Could well do it again, but we reverted to leaving it as a bed. We were rolling up the bedding and storing it on the front bunk which is a messy solution that takes away space.
On the other hand, that four person dinette area was much more comfortable.
My main point is that we didn't commit ourselves to a permanent double bed. We have the option of setting up the double table or not.
I agree. We went back and forth with the permanent bed option, but ultimately went with being able to change it on the fly.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #16
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We are both under 5"6", and shrinking, so the bed in our 17B is pretty okay on long trips. I do get "reminded" to scoot over closer to the wall! We both slept well on our 4 week trip.
We have a 2" memory foam pad under the bedding which helps a bunch. But as Anna-Marie said if we didn't have the pad it would only take a few minutes to set up the big dinette. So far the little dinette works for when we can't eat outside.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:19 AM   #17
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We are 6'2" and 5'8", though not all that wide, and sleep in a queen sized water bed at home. The bed in our 17B, with 3" memory foam on top, is comfy and cozy, and we sleep well in it. We are "snugglers", and the length for my husband's feet to fit in is really the most vital part.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:13 AM   #18
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While I have no problem fitting the 49" bed since I travel solo, i have managed to fit 3 people at the front dinette using a folding chair. A bit tight, but since I have made the rear bed permanent, not much choice when eating inside.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:00 AM   #19
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I preface this by saying that our last two trailers (19' Scamp and now 5.0 Escape Classic) have had queen sized beds. We sleep on a king at home.
But what is true about the beds in our trailers is that you actually get to use more of the 'acreage' in the trailer bed because the very edge of the bed is more usable than at home where you could roll out! You can sleep practically hanging off the very edge of the bed with no fear of plunging to the floor! Especially if one side of the bed is against a wall you can actually sleep lying against the wall...kind of comfy at times especially if you are a 'side' sleeper. In our experience, the size of the trailer bed is not really directly comparable t the same sized bed at home...the trailer bed seems a little larger for the same dimensions. Best bet is to try out the bed size in the camper and see how it feels. Just our two cents.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:00 AM   #20
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Good point about the bed being up against the wall - I was wondering about that! And I get overheated at night. Might be good to have a cool wall against me.

I just looked at the production schedule. Next available dates are 9 months away! If we're going to buy new, it's time to get this baby started
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