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Old 04-08-2016, 09:09 AM   #1
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Reading in Bed

Does anyone here read in bed? We are getting the 19, and it looks like we will be leaning up against the pleated shades on the passenger side of the bed to read at night. ETI said that that window could be eliminated if we want, but we also like the night time fresh air. Wondering is a small center window like the one they use in the kitchen is an option or if the standard window is high enough that it isn't a problem when leaning against that wall.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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I like to read in bed. Key for me is to have the right combination of pillows to prop myself up. I have been thinking of getting something like this:

Blinds can get in the way if you are not propped up right. I would get the right pillows rather than eliminating or changing the windows. To me, the 270° view from the rear bed in the 19' is one of its best features.
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Interesting. Yes I read in bed, at night. I don't have the issue you're describing because of the type of trailer. However, I love every single window and wouldn't consider eliminating any, especially since I only read at night and love the windows during the day.


Perhaps considering a different type of window shade/curtain/blind would be a better option than eliminating or changing the window to something smaller.


YMMV
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Do the escape reading lights help out reading in bed, for those that ordered them?
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:55 AM   #5
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Do the escape reading lights help out reading in bed, for those that ordered them?
You can read well with just the standard light mounted under the upper cabinets. Where these lights shine (no pun intended), is to focus light on your book, and not be near as bothersome to a sleeping partner.
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Yes I read in bed, at night.
I too read in bed, and when I crawled up in the loft of a 5.0 on my Escape visit, I realized that it would not be conducive to sitting up, with the sloped roof at the head of the bed. How do you make it work for you?
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We read a lot when were traveling. My usual solution is to download enough books to keep me in reading onto my iPad Mini. I like that I don't need to haul books back and forth that way. If I do have a paper book I most often use one of these book lights that someone posted here long ago: Energizer Book Light I like it because if Mary wants to go to sleep, it doesn't usually disturb her and if I want to change positions it follows the book around.

PS I really like reading very thick books on my iPad - it doesn't hurt as much when it falls on my face when I fall asleep....
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Like Donna and Dave, et al, said. True, the window shade mechanism inhibits sitting up comfortably to read but you can work around that with the right cushions, whereas eliminating a window would morph into the bloody knife that keeps on stabbing no matter what you be reading. We bought some dense pillow foam in a fabric store and made our own custom backrest.


The standard ceiling/under cabinet lights are too bright and too annoying for reading at night. Directional reading lamps are the way to go.
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We got two of these lights up front in the dinette and two more in the rear bed area. They are great for reading as the beams are quite directional and do not light up the entire area. Thus, your partner can theoretically continue to sleep while you are reading, only occasionally waking when you break into laughter over some funny incident in your book.

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PS I really like reading very thick books on my iPad - it doesn't hurt as much when it falls on my face when I fall asleep....
I usually end up with a sore finger, the one used as a page marker, when I fall asleep and roll over on my book.

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.
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