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Old 07-20-2016, 12:47 PM   #29
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Casita independence - if you have a memory foam on top AND want to sleep together (not 2 separate beds - yuck - Honeymoon still not over after 37 years) , how much trouble to fold the foam and blankets back and use the table? Doesn't look doable. Foam doesn't fold easily and would not want to give that up. (Maybe 2 pieces of foam?).
On our rear bed 21 Bigfoot, you don't crawl over the other. Rather the one next to the outer wall has to scoot down to foot of bed and push the other's feet over a little. Much easier than our old 16 scamp side dinette or 17 Casita Spirit.
Sounds like the 25 Bigfoot is what you want
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Old 07-20-2016, 12:51 PM   #30
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Hi, we have an EggCamper with the split mattress option. We can have it two ways. We can put the side dinette down(one mattress half goes there) and take out one of the plywood platforms that we use for the double bed options, stow it away and have two cot size beds which are easy to get out of at night and gives more floor space overall. Or we can have the dinette up and the other more cozy option with both mattresses together...works well for us.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:14 PM   #31
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Casita Liberty 16/17 makes a twin bed version with walk way in between.
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Old 07-20-2016, 01:34 PM   #32
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People have added assorted extensions to the rear dinette beds to make them a lengthwise bed. Only walkway width can be extended and only in the middle but for folks over 6 ft. it provided some actual room for the feet.

A scamp the counter is ~24 inches deep, the closet ~16 so about 1/2 the beds 6ft side to side can be as extended into the walk area as far as you wish.

Have seen photos of slide out board mounted under table with legs, free standing, and I think I recall a clip on with flip out legs that attached to the table edge. All made the bed center long enough to sleep front to back rather than side to side.

I gave some thought to cutting slot in some boards that I could then insert the edges in a cross to set a bed extension on. Something along the lines of this step stool. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...f70a4a85ff.jpg More likely to happen if I ever re-do the cushions.
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:42 PM   #33
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OK, I'm going to say this. If it's the peeing that's the issue, we have it solved. (We solved this years ago when we had our GetAway Van with one double bed and no way out for the insider but over).

We found a hospital urine bottle for a man, a nice, smooth, wide-mouthed medical bottle (it had measuring marks on the outside for urine volume) at a 2nd hand store. We scrubbed it up and Paul tucks it between the mattress and the wall to hold it up right, though it really doesn't leak. Whatever works best for you) Paul, as the man and owner of it, HAS to be on the inside as I get up far more often than he does, so he has his bottle and I have a quick escape.

It's bad enough to wake on your own for this--to have to wake up every time the other person has to go, too, is too much.

AND...we have two little dogs, the elder of which also has "going" needs, so we have some pretty frisky nights. But climbing over each other is OUT of the question.

Best luck with all this! It's a solution that doesn't require you to get a new rig.

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Old 07-29-2016, 01:58 PM   #34
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I found using separate blankets a lot more comfy, you won`t bother your partner when you climb over to use bathroom. I sleep on the inside, wife sleeps on the outside. B/C she says i have longer legs. Carl
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:02 PM   #35
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Sorry Will, no other suggestions - the Escape 21 does it for us - no crawl over, big dinette in back and usable size bath.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:10 PM   #36
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I found using separate blankets a lot more comfy, you won`t bother your partner when you climb over to use bathroom. I sleep on the inside, wife sleeps on the outside. B/C she says i have longer legs. Carl
Does this not mean that your sleep on the outside, against the wall, and your partner sleeps on the inside?

On our house and trailer the outside is..... well, outside.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:31 PM   #37
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Does this not mean that your sleep on the outside, against the wall, and your partner sleeps on the inside?

On our house and trailer the outside is..... well, outside.
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OK, I'm going to say this. If it's the peeing that's the issue, we have it solved. (We solved this years ago when we had our GetAway Van with one double bed and no way out for the insider but over).

We found a hospital urine bottle for a man, a nice, smooth, wide-mouthed medical bottle (it had measuring marks on the outside for urine volume) at a 2nd hand store. We scrubbed it up and Paul tucks it between the mattress and the wall to hold it up right, though it really doesn't leak. Whatever works best for you) Paul, as the man and owner of it, HAS to be on the inside as I get up far more often than he does, so he has his bottle and I have a quick escape.

It's bad enough to wake on your own for this--to have to wake up every time the other person has to go, too, is too much.

AND...we have two little dogs, the elder of which also has "going" needs, so we have some pretty frisky nights. But climbing over each other is OUT of the question.

Best luck with all this! It's a solution that doesn't require you to get a new rig.

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Recently, we went on a two-week fairly rugged tent-camping trip to Southern Africa. (No, not in one of those house-size glamping tents with king-size beds and bathrooms!) Our tents were 6'x6'x4', just enough space for two and their gear. After being warned of the LARGE CARNIVOROUS (and elephants) wild animals that are active at night I was mighty scared to go out in the dark to pee in the Western bathroom a walk away. Well upon hearing this, my DH immediately proceeded to use an extra water bottle in the middle of the night. This was not an option for me, however. I made do by “holding it” as long as possible or jumping out as I do when backpacking. I learned to be very fast. When I got back home I was motivated to find out how females might pee in a tent without having a chance of "spillage". This is the "discreet" video I found. Too bad I did not have access to these simple supplies while on our Africa trip. Mind you, I do not suggest this method unless absolutely necessary. I do appreciate my porta-pottie.

Hey, it all worked out for me in Africa and I did not get eaten! I totally recommend a rugged tent-camping trip in Africa as we had amazing experiences, saw amazing creatures, amazing scenery and amazing people.

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Old 07-29-2016, 10:33 PM   #40
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In the HC1 the wife goes out the front door and I go out the back door ,no crawling over unless of course the mood strikes , to crawl over that is.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:17 AM   #41
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Look at the Bigfoot 21' trailer

We hassled the same issue in our 2007 Bigfoot 17.5 then decided to sell it and finally located a 2002 Bigfoot 21'. The rear large bed works just great and best of all our 2015 Pathfinder pulls it very smoothly with the weight distribution hitch set up. Find a nice Bigfoot and I think you'll be glad.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:56 AM   #42
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I guess it all depends on your outlook (toward your partner, that is). After 56 years together I have NO problem awakening & moving to let her out of bed if she needs to get up. In our Casita 17SD the rear dinette is a permanent bed, she sleeps toward the rear & I sleep on front side. We're so happy to have the inside bath that we haven't given any thought to the inconvenience (if any) of moving to accommodate the other. After years of traveling/camping in our teardrop trailer, & either having a 'potty shelter' with porta potti just outside, or making sure to park near the toilets, the convenience of having the bath in the trailer outweighs any other consideration, in our eyes...
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