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Old 09-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #15
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Wow... some amazing info from everyone. You guys (and gals) are awesome! And Carl, I had looked at your backyard shoot earlier and it's the first time I had seen a Lil' Snoozy. Now you've got me very curious!

The bed situation we're trying at home (sleeping a few nights on a full, queen, etc.) and seeing if both of us fit with two doxies who tend to stretch at all hours.

Our buying plan is likely Spring-ish 2014, which gives me plenty of time to analyze, re-analyze, and over-analyze. Glad I found this place!
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=Ms. Gayle;420338]EggCamper does have a very tall interior but it does not have a queen size bed. A full-size is as wide as it will take. It would take a longer mattress as the full leaves about 6 inches at each end.

We sleep a different way, so the width of our bed is the full width of the camper. The tricky part is my husband "extends" his legroom by using the dining seat with both seat cushions stacked on it and it is level with the mattress. There is a gap in the middle so we both can get in or out of bed, and then on my side, I also extend with a small fold-up table and the other two back cushions from the dining seats. We like the look of it, the roominess and the fact that he doesn't have to crawl over me to get out.
(Pic is posted in my Album)
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:32 PM   #17
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Here is the pic, although we've added more pillows😉
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #18
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Our buying plan is likely Spring-ish 2014, which gives me plenty of time to analyze, re-analyze, and over-analyze. Glad I found this place![/QUOTE]
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Keep in mind that prices for pre-owned units are currently on the way down, to bottom out in Feb. Come spring they will, as always, head back up.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:19 PM   #19
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:40 PM   #20
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Letitia,

I was wondering if that was a possibility. If the height works, it would save a LOT of crawling over each other.

Thanks, too, for everyone else's generous advice and warm welcome!

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #21
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Just for perspective

We bought our first trailer for a two month trip planning to sell it at the end of the trip. The bed was 4 feet wide, like a large twin. We joked about learning synchronized rolling over.

It turned out the bed was plenty wide. We liked it so much we sold our motorhome with it's queen sized, walk-around bed and have been in a small trailer for the last 6 years, spending well above 1,500 nights in small trailer beds.

We're both now 71 and actually like the coziness of our bed. I'm 6"1' and 185. Of course we have no pets believing in "no pets, more petting"; maybe that's part of the reason we like our bed, too old to find someone in a king size bed... it's funny when we're home even our queen seems too big, actually our house seem too big as well.

Ginny and I treat RVing as though we were 16, kids exploring the world. Recently we had newly weds at our home. They refused to take our bedroom that we give to all our guests and instead took the 'kid's room' which has twin beds. They used just one of the twins.

In our first trailer I slept on the inside and was in the crawl over mode, actually easy for the taller partner and minimally offers the opportunity for a passing "I love you". In our present trailer I sleep on the outside and just get up when Ginny wants to use the bathroom.

As to Donna's comment about trailer height it does turn out to not be critical. We borrowed a 5'10" Casita 16 for a year and surprisingly to me we did just fine. Donna's right, one rarely stands up and second nature keeps you from hitting the ceiling. However when it came to buying our own fiberglass trailer, we did buy the taller Scamp 16.

Now this is our take. We know for many pets are critical to their life, that some need space.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:15 PM   #22
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... it's funny when we're home even our queen seems too big, actually our house seem too big as well.
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...treat RVing as though we were 16, kids exploring the world...
Greetings Bill and best wishes on your search and adventures!

Cari and i resemble the above quote on bed experience also. We have a Froli-Queen in our full time 38ft fifth wheel that we come "Home" to after being out on adventures in our Van Conversion+15ftEggTT rig. We sleep in the van on a Froli-Full and love it, and when we get home to the queen size we find ourselves scootching up to each other and wouldn't even miss the extra few inches of mattress if it weren't there.

If there is someone around your area to visit a Parkliner it does have plenty of headroom and usable space inside with a rear queen dinette and also a usable two person side dinette if you chose to keep the rear queen bed made up all the time. Though as you've most likely read they are new and experiencing some growing pains (trying to keep it politically correct!)

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Old 09-27-2013, 10:33 PM   #23
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If you are looking for a solution to bedding with your dogs this thread might be the answer. It is a shelf built over the foot portion of your bed. Adding a bunk bed to our front bath 13' Scamp
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #24
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This is a silly question; however, one I have been curious about. The specs for the Lil Snoozy say it comes with a 120v double burner cook top; however, in all the photos I've seen, there doesn't seem to be one ... or space for one. Is the stove top truly a standard feature?
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The double burner stove top is actually is double burner hot plate. It is similar to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Waring-Commerc...uble+hot+plate
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:39 PM   #26
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Ahh, that explains it. Thanks!
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...The specs for the Lil Snoozy say it comes with a 120v double burner cook top...
As an FYI, my wife and i full time in a 38ft fifth wheel and we have completely replaced utilizing the 3 burner propane gas stove with a single burner induction cook top. We luv it. Quickest heating we've seen and we can still utilize our ceramic/stainless cookware (if a magnet will stick to the bottom of your cookware it will work on an induction cook surface.) When you are done with a meal just stash it in a cupboard out of the way!

We have the nuwave, but there are others. We purchased ours at walmart.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:12 PM   #28
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I've seen those and always wondered how well they worked. Now we know! Thank you so much for sharing.
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