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Old 08-25-2016, 11:08 PM   #1
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Drop Down Bunk Over Cab

This is a great feature on some newer class A units but, unfortunately, seems to be limited to just a couple brands (Thor and Forest River). Does anyone care to guess if Newmar and/or Tiffin will follow suit in the next couple years?

One thing that has always stopped me from seriously considering a class A is they only have 2 bunks and I have 3 kids. And playing the couch/dinette conversion game every morning and night is not something I want to mess with.

With Tiffin and Newmar having such a great reputation it would sure be nice to have those brands to choose from as well.
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Old 08-26-2016, 01:53 AM   #2
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It's an LCI component in most mechanical instances. Jayco also offers it.

It was one of the reasons we choose our Coachmen Mirada. However, not all other brands applications are created equal especially, those that just manually fold out. They may not have the capacity for an adult to even use it. Look at the construction, motors and design closely.


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WE have one in our Bounder.
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Drop down beds are not new in the rv world but fell out of favor for a while. You will find them mostly in entry level coaches that are geared toward young families. Hope this doesn't sound snooty but high end coaches are geared toward older retired types with too much money. Some times we old retired types complain that there is no where for the grand kids to sleep in our mobile palaces.
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This is a great feature on some newer class A units but, unfortunately, seems to be limited to just a couple brands (Thor and Forest River). Does anyone care to guess if Newmar and/or Tiffin will follow suit in the next couple years?
With Tiffin and Newmar having such a great reputation it would sure be nice to have those brands to choose from as well.
Tiffin just introduced their new 36UA Allegro gas model for 2017 which has bunk beds and a drop down bed over the cockpit area. Our traveling buddies have a '14 Fleetwood Excursion 33 that has the drop down bed, but no bunks.
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Ours has one, 1982 Its a Full size. Just a piece of foam, Found a new/Real mattress @ Sams.
Rumor has it that it was one of the Top of the Line MH's back in its hayday.
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Winnebago offers it in the Forza / Solei line.
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we have one, and use it for great storage in more of a permanent mode at about 12" down...

but, be advised - some FR products, the GeorgetownXL that we previously owned, had a 'fold down' front bunk - it may not work for some since there is no adjustment to the height, as with the LCI product.
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You will find them mostly in entry level coaches
We have two drop down beds in our entry level 2016 Monaco Trek which we purchased as our starter coach to learn the ropes. It has the front one as is being discussed in this thread but it also has a rear one too. The one in the back is cool because when it is raised a large wardrobe becomes available which my wife loves. It also exposes a lot of useful floor space for changing clothes or using it as an office.
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Our 2016 Tiffin Allegro 36LA has one. It's a fold down style, not electric.
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I have one in my Fleetwood Storm 32BH which in theory allows me to sleep 9. Good luck with that. That many folks, kids or not, would play havoc with the bathroom. Fleetwood has them in many of their units and actually titles them as "crossovers" in their literature.
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My Winnie Sightseer has the manual fold down bunk over the Driver. Also a fold out couch for sleeping quarters when all 3 grandchildren visit. Wonderful!
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This is a great feature on some newer class A units but, unfortunately, seems to be limited to just a couple brands (Thor and Forest River).
It is available in most Winnebago Class A Gas models. I have it my Sunova and it is a great feature. Takes up little space and not noticeable when closed and opens to a nice size bed for one with a 300 lb limit. I have the manual operation one and the ones I see offered now are powered.
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The Newmar Canyon Star has an option for a drop down over the driver/passenger.
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