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Old 10-04-2017, 08:38 PM   #1
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King bed in 5.0TA

Hi all,

Quick question. I contacted Escape to see if the lower corner cabinets by the head of the bed could be removed and a king mattress installed. This is the reply:

"Yes, the corner floor cubbies/cabinets in the bed area of the 5.0TA Escape can be removed, Im just not certain a king size mattress will fit. You would also have to provide your own mattress as we dont offer king size mattress options."

So my question to you new 5.0TA owners. Would a king size mattress fit up there if it were ordered without the cabinets? If so what is the total width of the upper platform?

Thank you very much!

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Old 10-04-2017, 09:14 PM   #2
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Don't have a 5.0TA, so take my opinion for what it's worth: you'll like the queen mattress with the space on the sides. Plenty of room, and making the bed will be much easier.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:45 PM   #3
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From building our own mattess I know you can have your foundation be in two pieces and then have it glued together in place. Then you do the other layers as you choose, whether it be an all latex topper or memory foam or a combination of both as we did.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:50 PM   #4
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Man, I am just happy to have a queen. Robert is right, it would certainly be tough to make up the bed. We use the sides for lots of stuff, my guitar is on my side. I have plans to make some nice side tables there too.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:17 PM   #5
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The Queen mattress topper I am using is 60 X 80 and it seems narrow. I don't think a King 76 X 80 would fit but it is wide enough for a California King which is 72 X 84. Not sure about the length. I thought of trying a Cal King but decided a Queen is the best size. I put stuff along the sides also. At the foot of the mattress I put a pool noodle over a 1/2" pvc pipe to hold the mattress tight against the head and not slip around. It is also easy on the knees when crawling in and out of the bed at night. I really like the cubbies and use them for stuff like the car key fob for using the alarm, tissues and an air horn.
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You would likely need to be more aware of the top cupboards, as you would be at times directly under them so as to not hit your head. Love the space on the side- wouldn't want to give that up.
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:24 AM   #7
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Hmmm,
I wonder what the pin weight would be with a king mattress up there, those babies are not light.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:41 AM   #8
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You would likely need to be more aware of the top cupboards, as you would be at times directly under them so as to not hit your head. Love the space on the side- wouldn't want to give that up.
Good thought. I have bumped them as it is a few times. Sure wouldn't want to give them up either. I would not have any clothes otherwise.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:17 AM   #9
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Yup, it fits, but....

When we got our TA we decided wed buy a new king mattress for the house and take our old one and put in in the TA. It is two high dollar 3 foam layers within a zip up cover. I got out the electric knife and cut 2 notches out of the top of the mattress and put it in between the 2 cubbyholes, had to tailor the cover but my wife is a quilter and that was no big deal. I WAS going to remove the cubbys but the bride wanted to keep them, and I must admit they are handy for glasses, a flashlight and my kindle reader. With the king mattress there is still 4-5 per side to put stuff like a throw pillow or your shoes at the end of the bed. Two heads on pillows still fit in that spot up there, and shoulders and waists still have the king room. Yup, that mattress is probably more weight than a sprung mattress, but Im not sure I could shoehorn a traditional king spring mattress up there, the foam rolls up a bit and with ratchet straps holding in all together, its not too hard to get it in there. Youll find that the big adjustment to sleeping in the TA is making sure you locate those upper cabinets when your head pops up! And its still no joy to make the bed, no matter what mattress you got up there, LOL! But to your basic question, no cubbyholes, no problem for king mattress....
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:29 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies!! You guys provided great info, and many thoughts to ponder! We haven't decided to jump at a TA (yet), but I like to have all my research done!

It sounds like the best option for us would be to keep the factory cuddies in place. After reading your posts, I can see how they would be handy and why everybody likes them! I also like the cut to fit foam idea. Sounds like what we will do when we make the jump is to leave as is from Escape and use the queen, then if we want to grow - maybe try the cut foam option. We really like our king size at home, but have smaller then queen in the current egg and it works ok too.

Thanks again!!
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