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Old 05-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #1
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In-laws are on the way.

My in-laws are selling their house in VA to get a smaller one here in FL in a 55+ community. With the surplus money from the sale of their old house they have decided to get a diesel pusher. It has to be 30 feet or less with a king bed and no tub as my father-in-law canít step over things. So far they have looked at a Berkshire. They saw the research I did when I bought mine and they want me to do up a portfolio like mine for them. My research took six months in this case I have 2 months max.
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Does anyone make a 30 ft DP anymore? King bed in that short of a rig? Maybe one of the short Super Cs?

Tell them have of the fun is doing the looking and you don't want them to miss out on the fun.

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Sadly, this borders on a political statement now days.. (Some recent news items)

But there is an old saying:

When Marriage is made illegal.. Only OUTlaws will have INLaws.

NO, I won't explain why it is becoming a political statement.
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Finding a short coach, gas or diesel, with a king bed may be a challenge. The extra room required by a king bed means other space sacrifices in a short coach.
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A short coach (used) with a king is gonna be tough. Most new guve the option of losing the nightstands in favor of a kingbed, not one i'd take tho, i like my nightstands.
Like the dw too, queen bed is fine.

There are certainly sone "low end dp's" that might fit your inlaws needs, sportcoach is one, I think berkshire is another.
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It's not a DP but the Trek is diesel and I think some have a king bed that drops from the ceiling. These always intrigued me at the space.
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A short coach (used) with a king is gonna be tough. Most new guve the option of losing the nightstands in favor of a kingbed, not one i'd take tho, i like my nightstands.
Like the dw too, queen bed is fine.

There are certainly sone "low end dp's" that might fit your inlaws needs, sportcoach is one, I think berkshire is another.
What determines low end? If it's price then I'm on the low end. If it's value for money spent, quality of build for money spent and support of the manufacturer then I'm not at the low end with our Forest River Berkshire 360FWS.

To the OP. Our coach is 37ft in length and has a king bed. As many have stated a king bed is going to be hard to find in a shorter coach. Also ask yourself if you can live with a queen bed. For us the answer to the question was no. With all 3 dogs wanting to sleep on the bed we had to find a king.

What are the reasons for a shorter coach? If it's to fit in smaller camp sites then that's probably a good reason to look smaller. If it's the fear of driving a bigger coach then maybe a test drive, of a longer coach, will ease some fear.
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The Winnebago Via/Itasca Reyo has 2 twin beds in the rear that can be converted into a king bed (flex bed option). And it's just over 25ft.

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Monaco makes a 36 with a king whats a few feet amongst friends.
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2nd the Trek with the "magic bed" - sounds like a perfect solution.
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After an exhaustive search I have managed to get them to accept anything below 40 feet as 41 is when you pick up a second axle. This should make things easier.
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