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Old 12-01-2006, 09:42 AM   #1
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I just noticed that on of Newmar's Canyon Star floor plans uses a murphy bed. This is a great feature used almost fully by Newell Coaches. As 2/3 of the time is spent not sleeping, it makes sense that folding the bed into the wall leaves plenty of extra living space and makes a great TV watching room. As Newell uses murphy bed in nearly every coach I've seen, I always wondered why nobody else picked up on this one. Well, Newmar has. Watch for it in other models in the future.

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
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I just noticed that on of Newmar's Canyon Star floor plans uses a murphy bed. This is a great feature used almost fully by Newell Coaches. As 2/3 of the time is spent not sleeping, it makes sense that folding the bed into the wall leaves plenty of extra living space and makes a great TV watching room. As Newell uses murphy bed in nearly every coach I've seen, I always wondered why nobody else picked up on this one. Well, Newmar has. Watch for it in other models in the future.

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Old 12-01-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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I saw one of these at a dealer here in Destin, FL and my wife and I really liked it. When not sleeping, it would give you a den separate from the living room area. The bed was up in the model that we saw, and my wife was concerned with how stable it would be while sleeping.

You do loose the under bed storage with this option, but it may be worth it.
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The only thing I currently keep under the bed now is the vacuum hose,I'm thinking that for the added "den" I could find another spot for the hose....I do agree with your concerns about how stable (read comfortable..) the Murphy bed would be...
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Well, I don't know about a Canyon Star, but many people that have put down a bag of bucks for a new Newell are not complaining. I have not personally sleeped or even layed down on a bed in a Newell, but many owners have. I guess they are okay.

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On looking at the CS floorplan with the Murphy bed, it appears at first glance that one must extend the curb-side slide-out to lower the bed. If so, that wasn't a good design choice.
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Mahlon, The Newells require the passenger side rear slide out also to have the bed fold down as it is a east/west slide (cross slide). So I guess at that price if it is acceptable at that level, well I guess it will work at the lower level we are talking about.

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I have wondered for yrs why this wasn't being
done. I'd love to have that arragement in my KS.

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