Originally Posted by Susanm34
I cant figure out where the dinette is located in your trailer--not sure how we would work that out???
I agree, I wouldn't want to lose one bit of precious counter or cabinet space! Plus it doesn't need to be near that much work.
I'll try to explain our layout: 4 person dinette in rear makes into what Scamp calls a full-size bed for 2. (In reality it is a 3/4 bed and a very tight fit for 2 adults plus a dog who refuses to sleep elsewhere.) Side dinette is in the middle of the camper on the street side (we leave that in dinette mode); sink, stove, etc. in middle of camper on curb side. Closet and "bathroom" (we don't have the bathroom, just the same space with a porta-potty) in front. "Walkway" in the middle of the camper.
Regarding the bed extension: It fills the space in the walkway pretty much completely from side to side (an inch or two gap for ease of use does not impact use). It extends toward the front of the camper only as far as needed for the tallest person. Place foam (thick enough to match the height of the rest of what you're sleeping on) and custom-made sheet on top (we prefer regular bedding, not sleeping bags). The crack between the bed extension and the rest of your bed is not felt because that's under your legs and, relatively-speaking, that's not where your weight
presses. (I put a lip on the outside of the bed extension to keep the foam pressed against the other cushions.) Now, you are sleeping with your heads under the large rear window and your feet are in the walkway and there is so much room for your bodies that it feels like a queen-sized bed! Our 96-lb Dobie can sleep under the side window and next to me!
Remember, your feet don't need near as much room as your shoulders and you don't need to sleep completely parallel to each other. Place your feet close together in the available space on the extension and then angle away from each other a bit so there is room for your shoulders.
Also, keep in mind where your gas heater is located -- if the bed extension or any of the bedding is too close for safety use an electric ceramic heater instead. In our 13-footer the bed extension was over the gas heater grill, but in our 16-footer the heater is toward the front of the camper and nowhere close to our bedding.