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Old 06-17-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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17B front bed comfort level

Can anyone comment on sleeping in the front bed of the 17ft camper? Looks like 30". Comfortable for a small adult?
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:47 PM   #2
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When on a fishing trip, I give my buddy the rear bed/dinette and I take the front. I have no problem sleeping there at 5'8" and shrinking, and 180 lbs. and growing.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:36 PM   #3
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When on a fishing trip, I give my buddy the rear bed/dinette and I take the front. I have no problem sleeping there at 5'8" and shrinking, and 180 lbs. and growing.
Now that's funny!!!
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Yeppers, age makes you shorter and bigger at the same time, it just redistributes your weight.
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Then when the nurse enters your height as 5’2” and the last time it was 5’9” you ought to see what it does to your BMI. Fortunately the DR gave me a pass and told me my weight was perfect ( if I was 6’10”)
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:17 PM   #6
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Can anyone comment on sleeping in the front bed of the 17ft camper? Looks like 30". Comfortable for a small adult?
I'm 5' 9" (175 cm on my Canadian driver's license) and weigh 140lbs.

I have plenty of room to stretch out on the front bunk and be comfortable. The factory cushions are fine for sleeping but many people add some sort of a foam topper for extra comfort. I didn't need to do this. And I sleep up front for 2+ weeks at a time when I am on temporary jobs where I work 10-12 hour shifts and really NEED good sleep.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:27 PM   #7
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I really wanted the front bed to work so the 4 person dinette could stay up but....with 2 15# snugglers I couldn’t move. Too late to train the canines to sleep on the floor like a dog. So now bigger dinette is always in bed position.

Btw it would work well for me sans dogs & w my thermarest.
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I have the bath door hinged on the left, so when I get up in the middle of the night, I access the bath from the right, and the door blocks light from the bath that might disturb my buddy sleeping in the rear.
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:20 PM   #9
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The front bed is pretty comfortable width wise. I'm 220 and fairly broad shouldered. I think almost anyone would be comfortable width wise. Height wise is a different story. I'm 5'10 and I don't think I'd want to be much longer. Maybe 6' would work but any higher and I'd consider the 19' or 21' which are wider body trailer. As many have mentioned, an extra foam topper is nice, although I am fine without.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:59 AM   #10
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I have my 17A built with two dinettes and the front is configured so that the bed is about 32 inches wide at the very front, with a 20 inch seat in both driver and passenger side. I have a thermarest on top and find it very comfortable. It can be made into a double
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