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Old 06-03-2006, 08:56 PM   #1
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Hmm, I just thought I would try out this 1982 13 foot Burro for sleeping. So I tried the small area next to the stove on the side where the hitch is. Oh my, how small. More for a child. Then I tried the bed that is made from the dinette area. This is a little larger then a single bed. So how does a couple sleep in these little trailers...how do you get a good nights sleep? Then I thought well I could sleep on the floor. .

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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Old 06-03-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
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Now, see this is where you have to summon up all those repressed memories. The way I understand it is that the 13 foot trailers are only made for those who are able to remember being in a FETAL POSITION.

Gina, how do you weigh in on this topic? Is it possible that missing a lung is actually an advantage in this matter?

As far as couples are concerned I'm guessing the answer to this is found deep in the interpersonal relationship or the B.O. coefficient, or......(blah, blah, blah.....).


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Old 06-03-2006, 09:39 PM   #3
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We have a 13 Scamp. We are short. One of us sleeps on the front bunk with the back/top removed. I made a wider cushion as the Scamp cushion is 2 pieces (banana shape). With the back removed we have almost 30 inches at hip area.

I like it better when my husband sleeps on the front bunk, maybe we will switch off. I made memory foam topper for both the front and the back, but that was a bother to remove from the back dinette. So, he gets the big area without the memory foam, we left it home last trip.

Fred sleeps in berths on sailboats and he doesn't move around much when he sleeps. i really like more width. When he moved to the back dinette he was overwhelmed with how much space he has. I wouldn't want to be tall in a 13.

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Old 06-03-2006, 10:06 PM   #4
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:08 PM   #5
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Cue Randy Newman's "Short People"...

Sometimes having a rather large tent pitched nearby the trailer significantly improves the sleeping situation in a 13' trailer.

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Old 06-03-2006, 10:40 PM   #6
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Gina, how do you weigh in on this topic? Is it possible that missing a lung is actually an advantage in this matter?
I put the one they took out in the overhead, so it doesn't use any room.. leaving more room for one dog to snuggle in on that side of me.

I am short, so I have no problems in either spot. I sleep on the gaucho when the pups are left home, otherwise, I am allowed a few inches on the "Big" bed. Either way, my feet do not conflict with a wall.

There are some interesting bed mods on here, some for just this reason. Snoop around.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:14 PM   #7
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I wanted a 16 footer, but this will have to do. Any ideas out there?
As I understand it, the [b]Standard versions of the 13' and 16' models have the same size (dinette) bed in back. You and your "significant other" just got to get all snuggley.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:19 PM   #8
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I have a 14-foot trailer. It has a full-size bed with a 6-inch mattress. If I wanted to make it into a queen-sized bed, I could pull out the extension.

My 19-foot trailer has a 3/4 sized bed, like most FG trailer. Go figure.

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Old 06-03-2006, 11:37 PM   #9
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Hmm, I just thought I would try out this 1982 13 foot Burro for sleeping. So I tried the small area next to the stove on the side where the hitch is. Oh my, how small. More for a child. Then I tried the bed that is made from the dinette area. This is a little larger then a single bed. So how does a couple sleep in these little trailers...how do you get a good nights sleep? Then I thought well I could sleep on the floor. .

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?


Thanks.
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Well, we just got our 13 foot trailer, so we haven't tested it out yet, but my husband and I slept on a twin bed when we were in a German hostel one time, so I think the dinette bed in the 13 will give us plenty of room. Hubby is 6'3, and I'm 5'8, but I typically sleep curled up on my side (fetal position), and that gives hubby the opportunitey to lie diagonally on the bed, giving him more room. If it's too cramped, I think we'll probably add a piece of plywood or something to the side of the dinette table, so that hubby can have more legroom. I'll have to check out the modifications people have made for this purpose.

I think my problem in the future will be the bunk sizes. Our Scamp has the bunk option, and our two year-old son is projected to be approximately 6'4, and our 7 month-old daughter, probably about 5'10 or taller. I am not sure how that's going to work.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:35 AM   #10
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Im 6', the g/f is about 5'3 or so. We tried both sleeping in the so called bed. Pretty cramped but i thought it was ok.She didnt like it. Now she sleeps on the bunk. Then in the morning when shes frozen solid she comes back in bed to warm up. But i figure its better than sleeping in a tent by a long shot.
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:48 PM   #11
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When the kids are too big for the bunks, they learn to pitch a tent! My boys are 6'2 and 6'4. They both encouraged me to get a trailer, but said they'd bring tents to sleep in. We all like the idea of something solid to get in out of the rain, if necessary, where you can at least sit a bit more comfortably. Then, by the time they are old enough to complain about sleeping on the ground (like I have) its time to get their own rigs.
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Old 06-04-2006, 01:32 PM   #12
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It doesn't make any difference how big the bed is.. I will never fit in it.

I wonder why?


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The "Other" just hasn't gotten there yet. (Yes, they have thier own bags that match Moms)
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:06 PM   #13
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I am a tad over 6'1" and weigh 240lbs., my wife is 5'3 and weighs exactly what she should. We have no problem sleeping in the dinette/double bed of our UHaul. In fact, we find it much more comfortable and pleasant than any motel bed we've experienced. But then, we are v-e-r-y good friends...
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My wife is 5'5" and I am 5'9". We sleep great in our 13' Compact Jr. We sometimes nap on the dinette cushions without making up the bed. They are 25" X 70". Works okay but a little tight. With the table top down and all cushions in place the bed is 70" X 70". Tom Trostel
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