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Old 08-20-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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Hi, I am 6'3" and I am considering a 16' for a 19' Scamp. I am concerned with the bed width. I can't seem to find any definitive information on bed width. Help!
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Old 08-20-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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Here's al ink with a lot of info on that subject. There are others found if you use the google search at the top of this page.

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Looks Like I am a bit close on lenth
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:14 AM   #4
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People have modified the 19's to sleep front to back.


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Old 08-21-2014, 05:22 AM   #5
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People have modified the 19's to sleep front to back.
, as long as it's the sidebath model.
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Have to agree… at 6'3" you will not be happy sleeping side-to-side in any Scamp. I'm only 5'8" and my toes hit the wall when I'm on my stomach. A pillow takes up some room at the head end. Some taller people sleep diagonally, but not with another person.

I believe raising the stock top bunk on the 19' standard allows you to sleep longways, but it means you have to crawl across the bunk to get in. A number of people have removed the upper bunk and built a sturdier arrangement with better access, as Jared indicated. A google search for Scamp loft mods should bring several hits.
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The trailer is 80" wide, subtract the fiberglass, reflextix and ratfur. the bed is what's left... about 78" , that's 6'6".
The last few inches narrow toward the back wall.
A normal mattress at home is 72", that's 6'0"

A couple of pertinent points...
A narrower pillow will naturally put your head closer to the wall without sacrificing comfort.
The cushions are tight to the wall which can prevent your feet from fitting between the wall and the cushion. If you sleep on your belly, it could help to accommodate your feet with a small pillow or a spacer at the wall.

I am 6' tall and have found the dinette bed to be very comfortable with a couple of habit changes, like remembering to keep my head close to the wall above it.

Another point...Due to habitual sleeping positions it is a good idea choose which end of the bed is the "headboard". Switching from one end to the other can make a difference especially when sharing the bed.
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A standard twin mattress is 75" long. A standard queen/king (which is what many adults are accustomed to at home) is 80" long.

The dinette bed in all Scamp models is 75" at its widest point. I have measured mine and my measurements agree with what is posted in the thread on bed sizes. Scamp measures the exterior width at the widest point, which is the center of the trailer at the belly band. The dinette bed is rearward and below the belly band. You have to deduct not only for the thickness of the fiberglass, insulation, and headliner, but also for the width of the belly band and the curvature of the shell. I think that's where you lose the extra 3".

The 6'3" OP would have his head bumping up against one wall and would be unable to flex his feet at the other. Realistically, I don't think many people would find that comfortable for very long.

I re-read the linked thread on bed sizes and surprisingly didn't find anything on the width and length of the loft bed in the 19', nor on the expanded size if you flip up the upper bunk. Be interested to hear from someone, or perhaps a different thread…?

Best thing would be for the OP to get inside a few trailers and try the beds out for size. A rally is one way, though it might be awkward asking to lie in beds that are set up for camping. Another would be to post a request on this forum for owners near the OP to make their units available for an inspection.
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My bad,
Home bed length would be anywhere from 75" to 80".

Our queen actual measurement is between 77" And 78"'
About the same as in a Scamp.
The rest is still useful.

The dinette bed on my Scamp is a small fraction over 77".
"( I just went out and measured it at three points)
Scamp's official "interior width" measurement is 78"

Still... learning to deal with the wall at your feet is the key to comfort.
I am pretty sure that the loft bed is shorter (widthwise).
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