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Old 05-08-2013, 01:11 AM   #1
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Corner bed

Has anyone used a corner bed like in the Winnebago model J's? I'm considering getting a Mercedes Sprinter Chassis and can't seem to like the layouts of the other smaller Models. Is the bed big enough for 2 people to sleep?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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With the exception of a slide, that's exactly the layout of our 24' Itasca Spirit. Our layout is the same as the 24J would be with the slide in.

I'm 6' tall and 225, my wife is 5'6" and an average build and we fit in that corner bed fine.

As I put it to a friend of mine who asked the same question, "Do you snore? How much in love are you two still?"

Of course in our case, with a conventional class C, there's always the queen cab over bed as well.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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We have a corner bed. I'm 6'5 and 345 and my wife is 5'9 average build and we sleep fine. My legs hang off some but all in all we've made ourselves very comfortable and we're even full timing in it!
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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Corner bed

Thank you for your replies. I'm considering a Itasca Reyo 25p it has the small corner bed in back, but with your replies I don't think it's much to be concerned about.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:43 PM   #5
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We have a Jayco 28' with a corner bed. It is cozy for sure but I am fine with it. I am 6'1". We have two complaints. There is no where to set a drink or put your glasses and book. Also you have to climb over the other person to use the bathroom.

We miss our old trailer with it's walk around queen bed and small night stands. But wouldn't trade the Jayco for anything. Everyone is different but trading in the trailer for the class C was the best thing we ever did.

The only thing we might do is upgrade to a higher quality mattress.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:38 AM   #6
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We have a Forest River Solera, which is a Sprinter chassis with a corner bed. The corner bed is not ideal, but when you are in it, it is quite comfy. We did add a foam topper. Climbing over the other person to use the bathroom and as the other poster said, not having a nightstand are the only real complaints. Making it up every day is a challenge, but doable. Personally, I like it, I like not taking up a huge amount of room for the bed. I don't know about full timing it though!
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:40 AM   #7
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I had a Cambria 26 with a corner bed. I am 6'2" 220 lbs. There was plenty of room, but making that sucker up in the morning was too much. I bought a Travesac for it, that wasn't much help either, unless you just left it rolled up on the bed all day. In the Cambria the only access to the plumbing and all other utilities was under the bed. It was a bear to access that stuff.,Winnebago did not put a lift cylinder on the platform, so you had to block it up. I will never go with a corner bed again.
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I had a Cambria 26 with a corner bed. I am 6'2" 220 lbs. There was plenty of room, but making that sucker up in the morning was too much. I bought a Travesac for it, that wasn't much help either, unless you just left it rolled up on the bed all day. In the Cambria the only access to the plumbing and all other utilities was under the bed. It was a bear to access that stuff.,Winnebago did not put a lift cylinder on the platform, so you had to block it up. I will never go with a corner bed again.
I have a Winnebago Aspect 26A , the same as your Cambria. I could not agree more regarding the corner bed. We love our Aspect but that corner bed, .
We mitigated the problem somewhat by attaching the bottom sheet with suspenders. You run the suspenders under the mattress and clip on the edges of the sheet. This prevents the corners from pulling off during the night. The initial installation is a bear, but worth it. You can buy the suspenders at Walmart men's department.
Our next MH will be an Allegro Breeze with a real bed!
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We both use a CPAP and therefore did not want a corner bed. My wife also thought the corner bed was to tight and very hard to make. We like our slide out. We have small shelves on each side of the bed that our CPAP machines fit on nicely. We have windows behind the bed as well as on the end of the coach (side of the bedroom) so it is not so closed in either. We also upgraded the bed with a regular inner springs mattress. With room on each side of the bed, it makes it easy to make the bed as well.

This question is not as straight forward as you may think. You need to consider how much you use the camper for example. It may be fine if you only use the camper one weekend per month. If you are in the camper several weeks per month, it may not be good. If you are younger and don't have limitations it may be fine, but as you age and have more limitations it may not work so good.

We all need to go with our choice based on our own needs and likes. Just remember that for the cost, you need to like what you get for a long time.

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We would never have a corner bed again. Crawling over your partner's legs to get out of bed wakes them up and it can be difficult and awkward for us older folks. It's also very difficult to make up the bed, getting the fitted sheet corners on etc.
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The corner bed is often referred to as the "first-timers" bed. We had one and it was the last one. Two younger and thinner people can do it.

One problem is winter use....who gets to sleep up against that cold outer wall and you both get cold heads?

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We have a 25' Prism with corner bed which is not ideal. I put a 3" memory foam (which had to be trimmed to fit) on it and it is more comfortable. My husband uses a b-pap which we put in a cabinet over the bed thus hiding it during the day. I also put a small hook hanger (from W-Mart and removable) on my side on which I hang my reading glasses. On my husband side, high on the wall and partly under the top cabinet, I placed 2 large 1lb holding capacity clear plastic hooks to hang a small basket to hold glasses, watches, etc. Not as good as a table but does an adequate job. If we had it to do over, we would not buy one with a corner bed but with 25' some sacrifices are made. I am always looking for ideas and suggestions. Might try the suspenders for the sheets.
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The corner bed is often referred to as the "first-timers" bed. We had one and it was the last one. Two younger and thinner people can do it.

One problem is winter use....who gets to sleep up against that cold outer wall and you both get cold heads?

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The cold outer wall is indeed a problem but easily solved. We roll up a small blanket and put it between us and the wall. It works really well.

Any floor plan will have its disadvantages especially if you want a shorter rig. The OP will just have to decide what is more important.
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Hi, can you tell us where you purchased the foam top for your corner bed? Thanks!
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