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Old 09-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #15
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We like the E/W bed position far better. We were shopping for a bedroom slide floorplan, but ended up liking our 2000 Winnebago 37G, which does not have a bedroom slide. This has been the only bedroom-without-slide floorplan that we saw and liked, which is saying something because I was adament that I wanted a bedroom slide.

Even without the slide and it being E/W, we can easily walk around the regular sized queen bed while traveling or parked (we have pillow top mattress that didn't come with the motorhome), and the dresser and large sliding door closet is at the back side of the bed. All is always accessible. We also both have adequately sized nightstands (the right side with a larger surface area than the left). I have 4 drawers under mine, and my husband has shelves with a door under his.

The reason that we decided that we didn't like the N/S position is that most of those bedrooms had wardrobes/closets over one or both nightstands. The bottoms of them came down far enough that we thought we would have trouble with bumping into them. Plus, we think that we would feel more "boxed in" with them hanging there. To each his/her own, but there are MANY of us out there that do prefer the E/W layout.

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Old 09-08-2007, 03:22 PM   #16
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Put me down as another who prefers the n/s bed arrangement. One of the things we like about our current floorplan is the n/s bed and the big wardrobe in the slide. Wasn't aware than anyone made a n/s bed with two slides but that sounds interesting.

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Old 09-08-2007, 03:42 PM   #17
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This is a great topic of which there is another consideration to think about. We have the 36 Meridian for several reasons of which one is we also like the north/south bed but the second is engine access. I do most of my own maintenance so engine access is essential. After looking at our friends Tiffin and another friends American Tradition (each has the east/west bed) getting to the engine is very time consuming and in one case you have to pull up the floor in the closet or in the other the floor of the bedroom which in both cases only allows a small access to just part of the engine. The only full solution to both that I am aware of is dissembling part of the bed which to me does not makes sense. We had a DP Adventurer before this one with the north/south and really liked the access to the engine. Just my two cents worth.
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Funtime, you bring up another great advantage to the north/south arrangement, easier engine access.

If you do your own maintenance it saves you time but if you take your MH to a shop then it should save you labor $$$$$.


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