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Old 12-10-2006, 07:04 PM   #15
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The door opening is quite another matter. I am only 5ft 8in and still occasionally whack my head. There is a positive spin though - after about 200 whacks, one developes callousses which help to reduce future pain. Don
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Don, I thought that door installation of those 'pool noodles', (look like water pipe insulation in vibrant colors), or whatever those things are called, helped with the noggin whacks ? . Happy Trails, Penny
This is what I did to cushion my head whacks:

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I covered a 24 inch piece of "Pool Noodle" in a sleeve made out of curtain material, then slid the whole thing over a 1/2" diameter dowel cut to span the distance between the Fridge cabinet and the closet. Mounted the ends of the dowel to the surfaces od the cabinetry.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:42 PM   #16
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Short can be good sometimes

I don't see how a "Normal" sized person could sleep in a Burro. At 5 ft tall, my bed is fine for me, but I can see if I was a couple inches taller, or a few (OK, a LOT) of pounds heavier, that it would be very cramped.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:37 PM   #17
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Frederick, I want to know how you scrunched yourself into that space next to the window above the sink and below the cabinets to grab that shot...

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Old 12-11-2006, 09:17 AM   #18
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And, we should also mention, Sir, that both you and your lovely wife are LESS than proportionate, weight to height! (read "slender, in-shape, etc. etc. etc. ).

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Flattering, Roger, but a bit off the mark. I am 6'1" and my doctor says I am 'short for my weight' (245lbs). I dare go no further than to say that my wife could not be described as slender. My head and feet can touch the opposite ends of the little dinette/bed in the UHaul when I stretch out, but I normally sleep a bit accordioned so it isn't a problem. We use a double sleeping bag, and enjoy snuggling on frosty camping mornings. In fact, the UHaul bed seems like a cozy nest, and we both prefer it to any motel bed.
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:36 PM   #19
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...Standard Bolers and Trilliums have curved doors that are luxuriously tall in comparison.
... and yet I have to duck to leave my Boler 1700, even with the door cut up into the curve of the body. Going in is easy, because it is instinctive while stepping up to lean forward, but going out without paying attention could hurt!

Once inside, the B1700 has lots of headroom for me (6' tall), but it is certainly taller than the 13' Boler models. That's a common pattern among at least three brands (Boler, Scamp, Casita): the models which are longer are usually taller inside, much taller outside, and often wider.
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Old 12-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #20
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The UHaul has sufficient headroom for me at 6'1" - but only because I got rid of the OEM swamp cooler and put in a Fantastic Fan that's flush with the ceiling! I cannot stand upright in Scamps.
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Frederick, I want to know how you scrunched yourself into that space next to the window above the sink and below the cabinets to grab that shot...

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scrunched myself? sounds painful
That shot was taken through the open window from outside. All Fiber Stream window screens also slide open; probably to allow emergency egress from any window. I framed the shot so that the window frame would not show.
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