Beds Running Lengthwise Rather Than Side to Side? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Beds Running Lengthwise Rather Than Side to Side?

I couldn't think of the proper terminology but I was thinking through about beds that run front to back rather than crawl-over side to side. The manufacturers that I could think of that offered a floorplan with that option were: Bigfoot, the upcoming 21' Escape, the tiny Weiscraft Ponderosa, the Casita Liberty Deluxe. Am I forgetting any? I am not that familiar with the units that are no longer manufactured. I guess I could include the Lil' Snoozy, the twin bed model.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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The Fiber Stream also came with front to back single beds that could be made up for a single full-width bed.

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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Compact Jr has an almost square bed that most sleep fore and aft.

High Angle Photo Of Bed - 72 Inch X 70 Inch Photo by tomNjo | Photobucket
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #4
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FWIW: I think that front to back beds are called North/South and side to side are called East/West configuration. At least that's used in some motorhomes.

The molded fiberglass 1972-1979 Sunrader slide-in camper and it's companion 1978-79 17' motorhome had a California King bed that was north south, quite a trick.....
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Don't forget the various fiberglass 5th wheels...
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
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Don't forget the various fiberglass 5th wheels...
Yes, the Escape 5.0 is one. The Scamp isn't.

I'm thinking that manufacturers that want to appeal to the more "mature" individuals really need to look at this. We are past our climbing over anything unless an emergency stage in life.
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Below is a front to back configuration on my 13 Scamp. Just one of several options we have used. We call it the "King" option.
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Below is a front to back configuration on my 13 Scamp. Just one of several options we have used. We call it the "King" option.
Floyd: I love your fabric choice. I saw your mod with the dinette in your registry but am wondering when you convert to your king bed, what do you have under the far end?

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Floyd: I love your fabric choice. I saw your mod with the dinette in your registry but am wondering when you convert to your king bed, what do you have under the far end?

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The bridge for the wraparound couch remains in place as usual(see picture below).
The pedestal table stores below instead of making it into the bed base.
The original Scamp table is used for the extension by shortening the single leg and installing it in place of the pedestal tabletop when making the bed.
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The surfside front kitchen can be set up as a king or queen and runs lenthways as a king

i have seen one mod online that had it set up as two singles
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The manufacturers that I could think of that offered a floorplan with that option were: Bigfoot, ...
Bigfoot may have "North/South" beds in:
  • 17' gaucho / rear bath
  • 21' rear bed
...but they are still "crawl-over" double beds, located in the curb-side rear corner next to their rear bathrooms. Someone still has to sleep next to the wall. Only Bigfoot's 25' trailers have beds in which you don't have to do the crawl over dance.
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Also, this past weekend, I saw Oliver had one side to side and one north south in the smaller 17' model. The newer 22' I'm unsure what is available, but the original 22' has north south.
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Oliver's website is still kind of light, but they do have a floor plan of the new 22'. It is north/south...
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The bridge for the wraparound couch remains in place as usual(see picture below).
The pedestal table stores below instead of making it into the bed base.
The original Scamp table is used for the extension by shortening the single leg and installing it in place of the pedestal tabletop when making the bed.
Looking at your photos Floyd: Does the pedestal table only seat 2 or can you remove the board closest to the back wall? (It appears to be fastened to the ratfir fiberglass with a piano hinge, ahh it flips up?). So then do you add the entire original scamp table to the front end where storage shows in your photo which would stick out into the kitchen approximately 2 feet or so?
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