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Old 01-01-2020, 03:09 PM   #1
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sleeping space for a tall guy

HI crew, I am 6'3" and wondering if I would fit in any of the Scamps/Casitas? I know other folks must have had this issue but my search didn't show up anything. Thanks, Bob
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Old 01-01-2020, 05:29 PM   #2
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Try searching google:
"bed size site:fiberglassrv.com"
There have been many discussions.

I am six even and find the bed in the Scamp too small (in port to starboard dimension) to stretch out comfortably unless I am a little diagonal. Others of similar stature find it acceptable but for me it would be a deal killer if I was 6'3". YMMV.
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Old 01-01-2020, 05:40 PM   #3
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And be sure to search via google, which is an option.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:05 PM   #4
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I would look at "other than" Scamp which is 6'3" and Casita which is 6' 1 1/2". Usually, the air conditioner hangs down a bite and takes away from the height.

Here is one of the older threads on the subject: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ers-66213.html

My husband is 6'2", so we have been pondering this for some time now. EggCamper, certainly one of the tallest, claims to be re-entering the market this year - 2020. Look at the bed length and the interior height. The bed length decreases on the ends as they contour in. We have had several trailers, and always having to remember to "duck" or scrunching up in the bed and the shower would get old despite how some say there really isn't anywhere to go in a small trailer. I am glad I am not tall after seeing my husband bang his head a few times over the last 3 decades. Probably should check the height on the entrance door also.
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:36 PM   #5
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The 2002 Bigfoot 17CB that I just sold has a frond bed that is 42 x 78.
I'm 6'2" and had room to spare sleeping and standing up in there. (and showering)

Just another trailer to consider.

Jim
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:43 PM   #6
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I would look at "other than" Scamp which is 6'3" and Casita which is 6' 1 1/2". Usually, the air conditioner hangs down a bite and takes away from the height. ..
Roof height can be a minor annoyance if it is low. But a bed that is too small is a major issue and will make the camper unsuitable. You can live with a lower roof but IMHO will not live with a too small bed.
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:38 PM   #7
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HI crew, I am 6'3" and wondering if I would fit in any of the Scamps/Casitas? I know other folks must have had this issue but my search didn't show up anything. Thanks, Bob
I was 6' 4" when I was in school. Now that I am 70, I am at 6' 1.5". The first thing I look at in RVs is the bed length and there are not to many for us. The escape 21 has an 80" bed and the Bigfoot 25 twin beds are also 80" long. Otherwise it will be diagonal on a queen.

I was looking for larger RVs so I don't know about the smaller ones.
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Old 01-02-2020, 07:38 AM   #8
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The reason I switched from a U-Haul to a Lite House was bed length, as I am 6'3". A couple of the smallest campers, like the Lite House and Compact Jr/II actually have the longest beds because the beds are oriented longitudinally in the camper.

Another option in the older used market with a more "conventional" layout is a widebody Burro.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:10 AM   #9
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The 2002 Bigfoot 17CB that I just sold has a frond bed that is 42 x 78.
I'm 6'2" and had room to spare sleeping and standing up in there. (and showering)

Just another trailer to consider.

Jim
I'm 6'3" and can completely stretch out in the front bed of my newer 17.5 FB Bigfoot. The bed ends, but the wardrobe closet floor is above the bed's elevation which makes foot room for someone taller than me.

As far as showering, my head sticks into the vent on the wet bath... I shower sitting down in the camper.

Good luck. We shopped for almost a year before finding what we needed.
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:00 AM   #10
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80" (6' 8") is a DOT standard for a maximum width before rule changes occur. Most fiberglass trailers are 80" wide.
If you can't get comfortable with that restriction then you should seek a larger trailer.

That being said, If you get a narrower pillow which would allow your head to be closer to the wall,that would eliminate the extra space above your head

If you sleep on the outboard side of the bed you would have the full 78" of bed length.
A Scamp fiver standard can be configured to sleep lengthwise.
A Scamp deluxe or even a 13 standard can be bought with a 54" wide bed which is 10" wider than the standard bed in a 16 and allows more of an "angle" to stretch out.


Actually, height is really not the human dimension which is most restrictive when trying to to sleep comfortably in a standard bed in a small fiberglass trailer.


As far as height, a trailer with 6'3" ceiling height would normally work fine since you don't spend much time on your feet inside the trailer and you seldom stretch to full height unless you are measuring your height.
That can be done elsewhere.


I am 6' 0" and my Scamp is prefire with a 6ft interior height and A/C, it has been no problem... (only 15years so far)


You could even configure a rear dinette to sleep lengthwise, even in a 13...
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:22 AM   #11
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just an option not a solution: I am 6 ft tall and can stand up and sleep in my T4500, but sometimes for privacy or a quick overnight we use my tow vehicle which is a 2005 Ford window van with reclining rear seat which allows us to sleep in it quite comfortably (lengthwise) and would allow a longer person to make sleeping arrangements (bedroom) when stopped and acts as bedroom and we don't need to rearrange the dining area.
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:30 AM   #12
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We have a 21' Escape and both the ceiling height and the bed would accommodate your 6'3". The ceiling, except for the space under the AC is 6'4". the bed is a long full, 80 " or 6'8". The only issue is finding the sheets to go on the bed. You will generally have to order these online.
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:42 AM   #13
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We have a 21' Escape and both the ceiling height and the bed would accommodate your 6'3". The ceiling, except for the space under the AC is 6'4". the bed is a long full, 80 " or 6'8". The only issue is finding the sheets to go on the bed. You will generally have to order these online.


The Escape19 has a full size queen 60x80.
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:52 PM   #14
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Just over 6'3" and that is why we bought a Bigfoot 17. I just fit in the front bed, while the rear is too short because of the closet, though you could do some mods to make the rear longer and loose a bit of closet space. I can stand in the center of the bigfoot also. It's roomy for a 17 footer but that room translates into more frontal area and poorer gas mileage I am sure, but for us tall folks we don't have a lot of options.
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Old 01-02-2020, 04:25 PM   #15
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Like Steve Carlson, we chose our Little Joe for the bed length and interior height. (LiteHouse became Little Joe) We wanted a small trailer and I wanted to sleep comfortably. I am 6'2" and the bed is 6'6".

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Old 01-02-2020, 04:42 PM   #16
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I am 6 ft 7 inches. My old Burro had me sleeping in the fetal position. Likewise with my old Scamp 16. Then -- I got an Escape 19. Ceiling is 6'3" but it comes with a standard queen size bed. Walls are just wide enough to keep my legs straight. Very happy.

Oh, we thought we might get the Escape 21 because that bed is lengthwise instead of across, so plenty of hang space for the feet. But, that bed was just few inches more narrow than we deemed fitting.
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:04 PM   #17
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We have a Casita Independence model and the twin beds measure 31" x 82" each.
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:29 PM   #18
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yeah, Casita 17' foot Independence (twins) or Liberty (king) fit your size just fine. Deluxe versions (most I've seen are Deluxe) have A/C, shower, toilet standard.

with these, you will be using the bed area as the dinette. With the Liberty, you'll need to remove the center section of the King bed to use as a table....
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Old 01-02-2020, 11:44 PM   #19
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The reason I switched from a U-Haul to a Lite House was bed length, as I am 6'3". A couple of the smallest campers, like the Lite House and Compact Jr/II actually have the longest beds because the beds are oriented longitudinally in the camper.

Another option in the older used market with a more "conventional" layout is a widebody Burro.
The Trailswest Campster is another vintage fiberglass trailer with a nearly king size bed in it.
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Most Escapes have 80" beds. We chose our Escape 5.0 because it had an 80" full queen and over a foot on each side to throw our arms and legs. Plus one of us doesn't have to crawl over to get out of bed, leaving the other in peaceful sleep.

After the small crawl over in our Scamp and Casita, we're ecstatic with our Escape.

Enjoy,

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