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Old 05-26-2010, 04:46 AM   #15
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Great ideas guys. Love the feed back and input on this. The comments on this simply proves what I have always said about ''Motor Hope People''... We have figured out how to ''take it with us''.
You guys will have to hang with me for a while because I will have to get my accounting firm of ''Catchum, Steal and Run'' to figure out exactly whom I owe ten cents for input and good ideas concerning feedback on this idea. When this is accomplished I will be e mailing checks to all concerned. At present my accounting firm is in litigation with the IRS, FBI, HBO, CIA, DAR, and the Sons of the Pioneers but I am sure this will be settled soon so watch your e mail for your check.
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How about a stairwell to the basement storage so we can retrieve stuff while in motion? It would be much easier than hanging on to the side flappin in the breeze.

Seriously, I think you are on to something Seajay. Maybe if the bed tipped out sideways instead of the long way so the height would be shorter. The only problem I see there is that it would not have much room on one side to make it up.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:55 AM   #17
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An additional thought on this is that the bed does not need to hinge on the head of the bed. It could hinge on the side.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:57 AM   #18
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Class C Winnie had rear slide years ago. About 3 feet extension. Did not become popular.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:01 AM   #19
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A sofabed like I have in the livingroom would solve the stowing problem. Not sure what to do with the engine sticking up thru the floor. The other thing would be at my age forgetting the toad is connected and putting the slide into the hood.
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How about a stairwell to the basement storage so we can retrieve stuff while in motion? It would be much easier than hanging on to the side flappin in the breeze.

Seriously, I think you are on to something Seajay. Maybe if the bed tipped out sideways instead of the long way so the height would be shorter. The only problem I see there is that it would not have much room on one side to make it up.
That's been done also! Yep, there was a company called SuperBus that turned the basement of an H-345 into a play room and had a stairwell that went down from the living area. It was obviously not for use while in motion but it made a great kids play space or a very private anything room (where you did not want to stand up).
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:19 AM   #21
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Seajay..
We hope not to burst your bubble....it is a great idea.....but the Newmar Scottsdale has that floorplan. We saw it about a year ago and just loved the idea! The room has a built-in entertainment center with plenty of surrounding storage and closets, along with 2 rocker chairs opposite the TV. Not sure, but we believe you can travel with the bed up or down.....check it out sometime

We still love the idea!
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We were in a Newell coach that had a Murphy bed that stowed in the side wall. When in the stowed mode a large flat screen LCD TV recessed in the bott was visible. Across from the TV was a curved sofa which also had a smaller LCD TV mounted above and behind the couch that could be watched when bed was down. Of course that coach cost lots of $$$$$$$
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I saw this while surfing around a few weeks ago. Seems like a good idea

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Seajay, you've got that old Navy ingeniuty. I think they called it something else when I was in the Navy. Your plan would work, if the closet wasn't in the rear like mine. Now all I need is for you to invent something to keep all my clothes on hangers from falling of the bar in the closet when travelling.
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Seajay, you've got that old Navy ingeniuty. I think they called it something else when I was in the Navy. Your plan would work, if the closet wasn't in the rear like mine. Now all I need is for you to invent something to keep all my clothes on hangers from falling of the bar in the closet when travelling.
GLUE, Yep, that is your solution ''Judge'' and you could leave the ''hangers'' in the shoulders of your shirts and it would look like you had ''broad shoulders''....... (I are so ''snart'' sometimes I scare myself).....lol.....
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ps you guys gotta remember that I am using reference to a coach like mine. 2000 / 33 foot/ Pace Arrow, rear queen with a ''slide out'' side closet, right side. the ''hide a bed'' thingie is a good idea but I have slept on one of them and after 3 nites you are ready to ''sleep on the floor''..... No matter what..... A three inch matress just dont cut it guys........
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Rear Slide

Rear slides aren't that new. My brother has a 99 Itasca class C and the rear wall slides out with the bed. The bed is sideways and goes out sideways. I don't remember the exact ratio but say the wall goes out two feet the bed moves like 1 1/2 ft. Only problem I can see with it is the inability to tow a car behind it.
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