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Old 04-08-2016, 01:32 PM   #21
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When my wife and I toured a 5.0TA in Escapes' yard, I specifically sat up on the bed to see whether my head would hit the ceiling, and there was no head to roof contact. I am about 6' 3" tall when standing. My conclusion was that if I ever did go to a 5.0TA, I would have adequate headroom for sitting up in bed reading if I so desired. I did find that I would have needed sufficient pillowing to allow a comfortable repose against the front wall.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:45 PM   #22
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Sitting up in bed was not my concern, Dave. It was being able to sit up against the wall at the head of the bed, which can't be done.

When are you getting your 5.0TA on order?
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What works for us is a roll pillow under the neck and a head lamp while lying in bed before sleep. Headlamp lets partner sleep without bright lights - unless you look over…. :-) Pretty simple.
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I use a backlit Kindle so no need for lights on. We usually use the bed backrests like someone showed earlier because they are also perfect in the Udinette for lounging.
Got the captains lights as well in bed and dinette. Love them.
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I use a backlit Kindle so no need for lights on. We usually use the bed backrests like someone showed earlier because they are also perfect in the Udinette for lounging.
Got the captains lights as well in bed and dinette. Love them.
I didn't really think about the fact that my Kindle is backlit, guess I did not really need one on that end after all. Oh well, I'm sure it will still come in handy.
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I have never been able to get into using a tablet as a reader for some reason. I am sure I just have to give it a serious try.

I dislike reading on a tablet too. I have one of the original Kindles though, and I don't mind reading from it at all. It's not backlit, and the page looks like paper. Of course, you need light to read by.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:28 PM   #27
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I dislike reading on a tablet too. I have one of the original Kindles though, and I don't mind reading from it at all. It's not backlit, and the page looks like paper. Of course, you need light to read by.
I know on Lisa's tablet she has now, you can do the background black, and the letters white. I wonder how that would be. Might have to give it a try.
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I've found glowing tablets are not good for reading books, but the Kindle is phenomenal. I do all my library book checkouts through digital to the Kindle and when the book is due to be returned it just returns itself digitally. No fines, no having to go to the library to checkout or return, very awesome system. I also subscribe to a free books list for Amazon and have amassed well over 1000 books for when we go full-time. All in a tiny little device that doesn't take up storage in the trailer.
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I really resisted moving from real books to my Kindle, and did so only when we ran out of space for more books in our upstairs office. And while it did take some getting used to, now I would not go back. I love the fact that as soon as I finish one book, I can download another, and not have to wait to go to a bookstore.
You're breakin' my heart, here! My entire career has been in bookselling, and it's just tragic to witness the demise of independent bookstores, even the demise of what had been larger bookstore chains. Probably grist for another mill, and another day, but had to chime in.
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:49 PM   #30
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I love to read in bed and we have bed pillows like the picture earlier in the thread. They work really well and are available in a wide variety of colours to match your decor. They keep you from leaning against the blinds and window and provide support.
I love real books, but take my kindle paperwhite camping because I can put so many books on it and have choices. I used to read on my iPad, but the screen glare is horrible for reading - the kindle is so much better.
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