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Old 07-16-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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Trails West/Compact in L.A. area to view?

Hi,

I live in the Los Angeles area and I'm interested in either a Compact Jr., Compact II or Trails West Campster but not sure if the bed is too short for me (I am 6'6"). Is there anyone in the area who would not mind showing me theirs so I could see if it would work for me? Thank you.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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Hi Cassidy,

I have a Trailswest Campster and can tell you that the bed is 75 inches long by 72 inches wide. It is a little short for me and I am 5'10". However, there is plenty of room to sleep at a light diagonal. I also think that you will be hard pressed to find a bed that is long enough for you. Looking at the Compacts and Trailswest campsters are your best bets in my opinion. Good luck with your search. You may be able to modify the bed configuration as well.
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Hi Cassidy,

I have a Trailswest Campster and can tell you that the bed is 75 inches long by 72 inches wide. It is a little short for me and I am 5'10". However, there is plenty of room to sleep at a light diagonal. I also think that you will be hard pressed to find a bed that is long enough for you. Looking at the Compacts and Trailswest campsters are your best bets in my opinion. Good luck with your search. You may be able to modify the bed configuration as well.
Thanks for the information. Minimum bed length for me to be fully "on" is 80". I could sleep diagonally like I currently do in my Apache Mesa but would prefer to sleep lengthwise. I wonder if anyone has ever come up with a mod for taller people? B

I suppose maybe if my head was in a corner and my feet aimed at the aisle I might fit on OK, and that would leave ample room for my wife (currently we sleep in separate ends of our Apache pop-up and even then the beds are so small that my feel have to rest on a cabinet!).

Ultimate goal is to get a Casita Liberty Deluxe which is long enough but that is out of the budget/tow weight at this time.

Thanks again.
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Oh, is the 72" measurement the width of the dinette or the width of the trailer? Thanks.
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The 72 is the width of the foam mattress and the width of the trailer at the bed height on the inside. There is a slight angle in the trailers shape.
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The 72 is the width of the foam mattress and the width of the trailer at the bed height on the inside. There is a slight angle in the trailers shape.
Thank you. Do you happen to know the width of the aisle?
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The aisle and both sides are about 24 inches each. I say about as there is some variation in the width. I figured things in increments of 2 feet when I was redoing the foam in the back. I set up the bed area so that the back four feet are "permanent" and there are seats and a table in the front that I then put down at night. I keep finding ways to tweak things and things I want to change.
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The aisle and both sides are about 24 inches each. I say about as there is some variation in the width. I figured things in increments of 2 feet when I was redoing the foam in the back. I set up the bed area so that the back four feet are "permanent" and there are seats and a table in the front that I then put down at night. I keep finding ways to tweak things and things I want to change.

Thanks! I have drawn out a basic diagram and I think it can work. The search begins . . .
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