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Old 05-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #1
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Murphy beds??

My wife and I are looking for a TT and had previously not considered one with a Murphy bed but after seeing one in a Jayco Whitehawk 23MBH, I must say I'm intrigued. Anyone have a murphy bed? How do you like it? Is it that much of a pain going from bed to sofa and vice-versa?

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Most Murphy Beds do not have the couch position...it's often just a bed or cabinet (looks like a wardrobe). That is what has been installed in many Toy Hauler garages including the Outlaw, Class A.

But I have seen the couch/bed set-ups in TT's and a Class B+.

Both are very versatile...just make the bed and fold up the deck.

I don't know why they are not more common, but people seem to want a dedicated bedroom and sleeper sofa in RV's. Makers give the public what they want.

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Old 05-05-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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We looked at the 23MBH before deciding on our Minnie. My concern with the Murphy bed is the ability to buy a stock mattress that would meet our needs. At our age, replacing the mattress supplied by the manufacturer is a must. Aside from that, the lack of storage space in the Jayco eliminated from our list of possible trailers.
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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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