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Old 09-23-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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King Size Bed

Has anyone changed out their queen size bed with a king in their RV? Is there a style/model that best suits this mod aside from a new RV?

I suspect it would have to be a bedroom with no slide and the head at the back of the RV. I'd likely have to remove and rebuild the end tables to accommodate the mod.

DW's concern is how to make the bed.

My concern is how do I get my share of the bed back coming from a king in our house. The bed got smaller going to a queen in the RV and I'm the only one that lost room to sleep! LOL
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We got the king bed option in our Bounder. The floorplan looks like this...



The king bed eliminated the nightstands on each side, but I can still walk around the bed to make it. The king is 12" wider than the queen.
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We got the king bed option in our Bounder. The floorplan looks like this...

The king bed eliminated the nightstands on each side, but I can still walk around the bed to make it. The king is 12" wider than the queen.
I like that floor plan! I saw it in Motorhome magazine when it came out.
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Thanks, it's our first RV and we love it. We have to have the king bed because our dog sleeps in the big middle of things. He weighs 22 pounds and takes up more room than either my hubby or me.
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ng bed

you said it eliminates the side night stands and can still get around it to make the bed. isn't it a bit tight on the sides to get access or for in and out?
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Just be aware, an RV "king size" is not the same dimensions as the one you have at home, at least ours is not. It's close to the dimensions of a "California" king, but not exactly that either. You'd need a really BIG bedroom for the standard king size mattress.

Ours is 72" wide by 80" long.
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No particular orientation needed - just the room is needed...

we put the same memory foam in the rv we have at home, so there's no 'adjustment' period it is a BIT longer than the old rv mattress, but just made sure it was not an issue with pulling the slide in and we were good !

fyi, we rarely use the nightstands we have, so losing them is not an issue for us... after all, what's typically on a night stand ? an alarm clock, a telephone, a lamp, and a gun, right ? hopefully, we won't need any of that while vacationing !

measure your opening width and length, bring the tape measure to the store and measure the mattress... then do what we did...
had the rv at the house and let the delivery guys take out the old mattress and put in the new
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Thanks, it's our first RV and we love it. We have to have the king bed because our dog sleeps in the big middle of things. He weighs 22 pounds and takes up more room than either my hubby or me.
My wife and I aren't small boned people to begin with.

I'm up against my wife who needs 2 pillows to spoon and our dog. That in itself takes up most of a queen!
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In looking at Sarah's layout, it would appear that if you had a unit with additional space outside of the bedroom slide at the rear and the closet went out with the bed, you would have enough room by removing the night stands.
I'd have to put at least a shelf back as my wife always needs a glass of water, tissue and medication.
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you said it eliminates the side night stands and can still get around it to make the bed. isn't it a bit tight on the sides to get access or for in and out?
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Well, it's certainly not roomy, but there is sufficient room to walk along each side of the bed. We are not big people, which helps.
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My wife and I aren't small boned people to begin with.

I'm up against my wife who needs 2 pillows to spoon and our dog. That in itself takes up most of a queen!
LOL!! My hubby weighs about 155 and I weigh *mumble*, so we aren't big people. Harry (Dog Extraordinaire) likes to take his 3/4 out of the middle so he can sleep long-wise between us.
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No particular orientation needed - just the room is needed...

we put the same memory foam in the rv we have at home, so there's no 'adjustment' period it is a BIT longer than the old rv mattress, but just made sure it was not an issue with pulling the slide in and we were good !

fyi, we rarely use the nightstands we have, so losing them is not an issue for us... after all, what's typically on a night stand ? an alarm clock, a telephone, a lamp, and a gun, right ? hopefully, we won't need any of that while vacationing !

measure your opening width and length, bring the tape measure to the store and measure the mattress... then do what we did...
had the rv at the house and let the delivery guys take out the old mattress and put in the new
For us, the "putting the slide in" would be an issue as far as mattress length. The bottom of the mattress slides underneath the cabinet overhang when the slide is pulled in. This also precludes us buying a nice pillow-top replacement since the mattress can only be about 8" deep.

Also, if we stop to nap without putting out the slides, the person on the back side has to climb over to get into bed since the walkway is eliminated with slide in.

So...there are lots of measurements to consider for sure.
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My wife and her pillows in bed need have been in my life since we met about 17 years ago. If she's asleep and not laying on them, I yank em' out and chuck them on the floor and get a reasonable sleep with some room to roll over. I take a chance cause all hell breaks loose if I wake her trying to remove one. I liken it to waking a grizzly out of hibernation.LOL

I have our RV up for sale for this very reason. To bad cause I really like everything else about it and it is in excellent shape. If we end up keeping it another year, I may just take the side shelves out and get a custom cut foam mattress. It's not the length that's the issue, it's the width.
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Yeah, just move your existing mattress aside and take some good measurements. You know you can "custom fit" your own foam mattress with a good electric carving knife. (DISCLAIMER: I read that in another mattress thread; I have not tried it personally.)
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