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Old 08-09-2015, 06:14 PM   #1
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Murphy beds, no pass through below?

Newbie looking at smaller trailers for a couple thinking in the 24-26 ft (total) length. The murphy bed models appear very attractive. BUT! they also appear to lack the under bed pass through storage all the other forward sleeping area units appear to have. Is this the rule for all the models?

I could live with a somewhat smaller area, but I think we need space for things like larger tents, canopies and chairs and don't think I can live without some pass through external storage.

Does this simply not exist?

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Old 08-09-2015, 11:21 PM   #2
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From what I understand the Murphy bed is used to free up floor space, for other uses, when the bed is not in use, so having a storage space there instead of open floor would kind of defeat the purpose.

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Old 08-10-2015, 06:10 AM   #3
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We looked at the Jayco model that had a Murphy bed and noticed the lack of storage space. I believe the there was a Murphy bed in the the Winnebago Minnie line, but now they have a model that features a folding queen bed which allows for basically the same setup of having a couch in a small trailer and then the queen bed unfolds over the couch. It looks like this design allows for a pass through storage compartment below the bed area.

Even if I were going to a smaller trailer, I think it would be better to have a bed that stays set up but everybody has their own preferences.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:12 PM   #4
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Murphy Bed with a pass through

We just purchased a Rockwood 2304KS that has a Murphy Bed and a pass through under the couch. Has the most storage of any Mini Lite we looked at. The unit has a GVWR of 5023lbs. The only downside is the CCC is only 868lbs, so you need to be careful on loading it up. Also is only 23ft 2in from tip of the unit to the rear bumper.
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