Originally Posted by Brian B-P
I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from buying an Escape if it is right for them, but these comments suggest that a 25-foot Bigfoot (Rear Queen or Front Bedroom layout) would be a better fit...
Originally Posted by War Eagle
Look closely at the dimensions of Bigfoot's "queen size" rear bed. Their website shows it as 60" wide (queen width) but only 74" long (not the full queen 80" length) - so it's a "short queen" (actually 1" shorter than a standard-size bed's 75" length).
Yes, misleading names for bed sizes are a common problem in the RV industry; I used the layout names ("Rear Queen" is the 25B25RQ
and "Front Bed" is the 25B25FB
), but didn't explain that.
A bed which runs across a trailer without a slide-out is unlikely to be queen length, because the trailer body would need to be the maximum legal width (2.6 m or 102") to leave a reasonable space to walk around; running along the trailer length (like Bigfoot's FB layout) is just as bad because the 60" width is 20" less, but an extra side aisle needs all of that. I just checked with Bigfoot, and they say the FB layout (longitudinal bed in front) has the same size of bed as the RQ (transverse bed in back).