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Old 05-18-2014, 07:53 AM   #1
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Murphy Bed

We are looking at murphy bed option......any experiences or opinions?

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There are 2 types of Murphy Beds I have seen in RV's...those built-in to a couch (common in Class B's) and full wall cabinets.

The mattress in a Muphy unit will always be better than any other options, 'cuz it does not have to fold up. The problem is lost space due to the wall cabinet.

The big upside is all you have to do is turn up the sheets and close the bed...then that room can have a completely different use.

The couch mounted versions have eliminated some of the space loss, but then the pivot point of the bed deck is high, up on the top of the couch seat base.

I think they are rare because not many customers ask for them, instead expecting sofa sleepers for the additional berthing for guests with a regular bed for the bedroom.

As with most everything in RV's, it is all about what YOU want. Murphy Beds are great...just not that common.

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We have a murphy bed in our 2304S Rockwood ultralite trailer and really like it. It also has a jackknife sofa that folds flat so the queen bed can drop down over it. Living room by day, bedroom by night! A few issues that could be a concern for some - the bed is fairly high off the floor to clear the sofa, so it could be difficult for someone with mobility problems. The bed closes off with a curtain, but could be an issue if sleep schedules are different in terms of noise, light, etc. I solved that by adding a blackout lining to the curtain. We added a memory foam mattress topper. On the plus side, it feels like a 30' trailer in 20+ ft! The Dinette in a big slide really opens up the space and the bathroom is huge, the whole width of the trailer across the back. There is some outside storage on either side at the front and more under the dinette that can be accessed from inside or outside. We were originally looking at a unit with the murphy bed and no slide, but when we saw the way the space opened up we fell in love, lol. It's a perfect couples trailer!
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