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Old 06-04-2006, 08:10 PM   #15
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ya, short people. I am 5'6" my wife is 5' and Hannah is about 30"

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Old 06-04-2006, 09:03 PM   #16
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hahahah good subject!!!

We just went on our Maiden Voyage and I was worried my hubby couldn't sleep well on the little side. He LOVES to sleep on our sofa, however- so he thought he'd be okay on it. And he says he DID sleep well. I do not sleep well many nights, just lay there with insomnia and I can testify that he did seem to sleep well! hahaha

I thought we'd have to switch off nights but he says he was fine on the little sofa part!!

I felt very good on the dinette bed part indeed.

Oh- my husband is 6'1 and I'd say 180 lbs and I'm only 5'4" so I fit most anywhere!
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:17 PM   #17
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For Anne and I the bed (dinette) is quite comfortable for the two of us. We're not overly large people, but we're not small either. The bed is acutally bigger than the floor of our backpacking tent. We learned long ago that we can get a good nights sleep in sperate mummy style sleeping bags. We also learned that the backpacking tent was a little crowded when sleeping sholder to sholder. We saw no reason to change when we went from the tent to the Scamp. Works for us.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:10 PM   #18
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My better half gets the sofa with the back removed and she is very content there and won`t switch with me for the dinette, which is always set up for sleeping.....On our 17' she uses the gaucho part way open and I use the dinette......what the heck, they`re both there so why not use them......best of both worlds.....Benny
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:38 AM   #19
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We extended the "dinette" side bed to a full 48" (it is permanently made up as a bed.) My dh is 5'9" and I am 5'3".. He sleeps nearer the window cause I get up many times during the night. We find the bed very comfy (but yes, you do have to like each other!!)

But, after being away a week in the trailer---getting home last night to our queen sized bed was very nice!!
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:29 PM   #20
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My hubby is 6' but is willing to sleep against the back wall. Thank goodness, since I am claustrophobic and have to sleep on the "open" side! It works best when we both sleep on our right sides at the same time or left sides at the same time. So if he rolls over, so do I.

Our German Shepherd sleeps on the floor. Our medium-size terrier can sleep on the sofa but prefers to sneak up onto our bed, which drives me crazy because that's just a little too crowded for me! We usually board the dogs.

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Old 06-05-2006, 08:49 PM   #21
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So what do you all do when you go camping in a 13 foot travel trailer?
I wanted a 16 footer, but this will have to do. Any ideas out there?


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Well, I'm 5'11" and my wife is 5'2". We use the dinette/bed. She sleeps next to the window where it curves in and I sleep by the sink/closet. Seems to work well.

We find that spooning helps a lot...

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Old 06-05-2006, 10:04 PM   #22
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It works best when we both sleep on our right sides at the same time or left sides at the same time. So if he rolls over, so do I.
I remember the Broadway Play, by Neil Simon: "Barefoot In The Park"

In the movie version, it was Robert Redford who said to Jane Fonda:
"...and we will be sleeping from-left-to-right Tonight!"
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:18 PM   #23
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and I'm 6ft 3in/280lbs. Trailer Goddess is 5ft 4in and tickles the scales at at demeur lbs (she TOLD me to say THAT) and we sleep (and.... ) at the rear of our Trillium with no problems,however, all of our past RV's have been on the small size and we still consider ourselves "newlyweds" and would NEVER consider sleeping apart.... (I know, WAAAA tooo much info here...LOL!!!)
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Old 06-06-2006, 10:32 PM   #24
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In our 13 foot Boler, my wife and I sleep in the dinette area. We are both side sleepers, so it works great! I think these campers are perfect for people who are less than 6 foot tall - it seems that anyone taller will be always be ducking and scrunching.
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Old 06-07-2006, 07:06 PM   #25
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Here's a picture of my good friends son sleeping in the upper bunk - he's 11 in this picture and of normal size - he fits just fine! Alec
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Old 06-08-2006, 07:32 PM   #26
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I'm 5'11" and the other half is 5'6". After 39 years I sleep just about anywhere.It helps to be compatable. The tables made into a bed, I'm at the back and she's by the closet. Try 8 weeks on the road in a civic and a tent coast to coast. If you still get along....that's compatable
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:27 PM   #27
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The cushions for our 13' Boler arrived by courier today. We just unpacked them and laid them out on the floor and stretched out on them. Seems like a good fit for us (5'3" and 5'8") We even had our 90 lb dog stretched out with us. Of course, we also shared a 39" twin bed for a whole year in university ...
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The cushions for our 13' Boler arrived by courier today. We just unpacked them and laid them out on the floor and stretched out on them. Seems like a good fit for us (5'3" and 5'8") We even had our 90 lb dog stretched out with us. Of course, we also shared a 39" twin bed for a whole year in university ...

I travelled from Vancouver Island to Madison, Wisconsin 7 years ago in my 13' Bigfoot with my daughter (5'11) her 7 year old and 5 year old sons and her 3 year old daughter.
The 3 year old was happy with a foamy on the floor, my daughter on the lower front bunk, the youngest grandson on the front upper bunk and me and the 7 year old in the dinette area. Believe it or not, it was quite comfortable but we had people along the way wondering. As long as you realise that you're camping and in relative comfort (compared to a tent) these little units are wonderful.
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