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Old 02-12-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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We had a 1974 13' Boler which worked well when we had 2 kids. We had the third a couple of years ago and last year moved from our Boler to a 1985 16' Bigfoot with the flip down bunk over the side bed. It works alright, but we sort of have two problems with it:
1) the upper bunk is kind of flimsy, and doesn't have much headroom. Our 7 year old sleep up there for now, but constantly smacks her head and has fallen out of it a couple of times
2) the lower bunk for the younger two kids results in them kicking each other constantly and just not going to sleep.

What we seek is a small trailer with fixed bunk beds along the side, and then a fold down bunk over the main bed, so each of the 3 kids has their individual bed. We have, to date, only found one floor plan like that, made by a few different manufacturers - the 716FD. This was basically a Fleetwood design. However, it only seems to come in the 16' foot size - any bigger, and they put a couch in instead. Does anyone know of any other models, same size or larger, current or past, that would have this layout?

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Old 02-12-2010, 10:29 AM   #2
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You might want to look at the Cikira Classic Cruiser. I believe they do this in their small trailers. I toured several a few years ago at an RV show, and seem to remember a similar floorplan. The bunk over dinette folds up into "cabinet doors."
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http://www.roamingtimes.com/rvreports/2/ci...el-trailer.aspx from 2009
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:51 PM   #4
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Keith, you may not get the answers you seek here on FiberglassRV. It's doubtful there's any molded trailer that will sleep 5 in four different beds without modifications.

You may have better luck asking your question at I RV 2 Forums or The Open Road Forums on RV.net

Then too, you may wish to read this topic: Family Friendly Floor Plans, A discussion of trailer models suitable for 3 or more people
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for all your help everyone. I'll take a look through the links everyone posted. To us, we are just boggled that as trailers get larger, they are more and more suited to less and less people. Why we can't get a 17' or 19' which can sleep 5 when we already have a 16' that sleeps 5 is just a mystery of life. I told my wife the third kid would be trouble
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It seemed to me that there were (finally) more alternatives in the smaller travel trailers at the Tampa RV show in January. You might also want to check out K-Z Sportsmen Classic's 19 ft. bunkhouse floorplan. It has a small dinette, large dinette, and sturdy bunks, so each child gets his/her own bed. Very reasonable price tags at the show.
http://www.kz-rv.com/brochures_2010/KZ10_S...lassicFlyer.pdf

I remember several more small trailers with bunkhouse models this year. A newer company (EZ traveller? I think) had several great floorplans for families, but most came standard without bathroom, as I recall.
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Our Scamp 5er "Standard" could sleep six (one in a bunk) before we took out the gaucho/bunk, but perhaps that's more trailer than you're looking for.


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