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Old 01-06-2019, 06:16 PM   #15
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Definitely a queen. Cold mountain nights are custom made for snuggling.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:05 PM   #16
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Agree that it depends on the trailer. Queen/King would have been PITA in our Oliver, twins worked ok. But the skoosh-around queen in our Bigfoot is a definite step up in our opinion. Especially for longer trips.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:07 PM   #17
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Tally so far:
Queen - 7

Twin - 5 (includes my vote)

Either or/depending - 2


My wife would rather have a twin as I tend to take up a larger portion of the bed, along with 2 dachshunds!

We have contemplated modifying our bedroom to accommodate twins, but haven't tackled yet. The only thing we would be lacking is overhead cabinets above the rear window and right side.

Bottom line, if I were buying again, I would want a unit with twin beds.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:23 PM   #18
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Twin.
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:24 AM   #19
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At least the queen in the 25 ft. affords one the ability to walk around the bed without disturbing the one beside you.
A nice feature indeed. But it also means an 8' wide trailer. 8' wide trailers tow a lot different than 7' wide ones. Harder to keep in the lane and not drop off the edge in turns and harder to see around with your mirrors. 7' trailers roll in the tracks of a full sized truck and will fit anywhere the truck can fit. It's one of the reasons I picked an Oliver. Trailers should be easy to live with in a number of ways beyond just having the perfect bed. If not, they can become harder to live with and less fun to travel with. You might find that a queen bed without a walk around is the best overall compromise. We have some friends with a walk around queen in an Airstream. Beautiful trailer. But unable to go where we like to go. I can also watch the traffic behind me as we travel along for hours on the highway and easily back up using my mirrors to get into camping spaces. I would happily trade a walk around for the ease of driving and the capability to venture in to tighter places.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:33 AM   #20
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While the 25 foot Bigfoot is a big trailer on this forum, it still remains on the small end in the campground. It seems that most tow behinds and fifth wheels dwarf our Bigfoot. So far, we’ve been able to get our Bigfoot into the same spots as our Ollie, except for Chisos Canyon in Big Bend which was marginal for the Ollie. To me they both tow the same, same mileage as well.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:43 AM   #21
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While the 25 foot Bigfoot is a big trailer on this forum, it still remains on the small end in the campground. It seems that most tow behinds and fifth wheels dwarf our Bigfoot. So far, we’ve been able to get our Bigfoot into the same spots as our Ollie, except for Chisos Canyon in Big Bend which was marginal for the Ollie. To me they both tow the same, same mileage as well.
Our 28' Silver Cloud got called "the small one," by a campground host on our way to South Padre Island .

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I find very little difference towing an 8' wide trailer compared to a 7' wide trailer, and I pull both on a regular basis. While there is a slight advantage to the 7' width, it is not that big of an issue for me at all. Others may find different. Having driven tractor/trailer combos, a relatively smaller 8' wide trailer is a piece of cake, but some newer to towing might have troubles at first.

The rear view is obviously affected somewhat, but with proper towing mirrors this is not much of an issue. Never has lane width or cornering ever been an issue, you would need an extremely long trailer before this would be of concern so long as you use good towing practices. There will be the odd parking spot where narrower would be advantageous, but unless this is a regularly used spot it is not a big deal. I have to park in mall and store all the time, and never had an issue unless they were jam packed. At a campsite length and height are the determining factors dimensionally, not width.

An 8' width obviously needs some consideration in a choice of trailer, but I would not let that be a limiting factor to get what works best for you, and gets you out making memories.
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Old 01-08-2019, 08:56 AM   #23
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I made my Scamp 16 with twin beds when I rebuilt it.
Two 28" wide twins with the base walkway 24" approximately.
The Twins are necessary because She Who Must Be Obeyed decided she wanted that so that we were not crawling over each other in the night to go the the bathroom.
An important consideration...
Also these from the "recliners" in our entertainment room and the seats for the dining table that folds up from the night stand.
Not easy to fit into a 16' Scamp and my bed ended up a few inches shorter than hers...
I voted for TWINS.
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"An 8' width obviously needs some consideration in a choice of trailer, but I would not let that be a limiting factor to get what works best for you, and gets you out making memories."

Exactly my point too. Some additional consideration beyond simply the size and configuration of the bed, is a good idea.

We probably get much farther out than most do with trailers and I find us in 4WD a lot while on dirt and rocky roads. Going into Death Valley, or exploring the Eastern Sierra ghost towns and lakes, for instance, are perfect examples. In many places the truck will barely clear the bushes on each side, where the wider trailer is constantly scraping along. This left a lot of rash on the sides of my earlier toy hauler and it would be unthinkable to take an Airstream into those areas. Instead of selecting two tracks along a rough dirt road, a wider trailer makes four tracks, two for the truck and two for the trailer. Some of the campsites in Yosemite are difficult to get into as well. Huge trees require threading the needle while maneuvering on narrow paved trails with awkward back-in angles. I see vehicles struggling or even giving up while one person is out waving their arms as the driver wobbles the trailer in. Not everyone is proficient at backing in, or squeezing through tight places. Length is a different issue, I'm only talking about the width.

Even something as simple as shopping at Walmart or other supermarkets, or stopping at restaurants or points of interest on trips can become tedious where there are lots of vehicles in close proximity. Full sized trucks parked next to each other often have close mirrors. The extra width of towing mirrors sticking out 6 more inches on each side adds to the fun of getting in and out. I park out where there are fewer cars and walk in, but sometimes you have to squeeze in between other vehicles that have their tow mirrors extended too. I've never seen the need for tow mirrors after switching from an 8' to a 7' trailer.

It's not a huge deal, but something to be aware of and factor into your decision. Do you plan to visit tighter spots, off the beaten path, or just like simple pull through paved spaces in well organized RV parks? Either is fine. One is more adventurous than the other. Getting farther out requires you to be a bit more self-sufficient and rewards you with quieter, less crowded spots. The more I can steer clear of having to make reservations and avoid high per-night charges, the better. The wonders of Valley of the Gods, or the uncrowded National Forest back roads in Idaho during the eclipse are/were great for this. Last winter, the road into Yosemite was blocked by an overnight snowstorm. So we just went back down the road a few miles and turned out into the National Forest on a single lane road. We spent a delightful and very quiet night out there and returned after the snow was cleared. Anywhere the truck can go, the trailer can go.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:13 PM   #25
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We really like the amenity of a walk/slide around queen size bed tho! Dog does too. My farm trailers are all 8 1/2 feet wide, so I guess I’m used to a wide rear. Not my wife....
BTW, I am on my 4th Chevy 2500 and every one of them came with factory tow mirrors that can be extended. On my current truck you can even mash a button and they swing out of the way when parking at Whole Foods to get some tofu.
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I love having the tow mirrors on my F150. I had them on 4 previous Super Duty pickups too. For me now, it is a habit to always swing them back when parked, I actually wish you could just program that in.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:30 PM   #27
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Double if alone. I cant sleep well in a twin, tried it, too small, cant roll over without breakdancing maneuvers, hated the twin.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:04 AM   #28
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It depends which of us you ask
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