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Old 06-11-2019, 02:43 PM   #1
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Does anyone prefer to sleep in the overhead bunk?

Is it just me? I prefer this bed to the queen bed in the bedroom. I am just shy of 6'2 and love the extra room in the overhead bunk. My wife wishes it was a bit wider, but it works for us. My 3-year-old enjoys having the back bedroom all to herself.

Anyone else prefer the over bunk for sleeping?
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When we have company, I rather sleep up there.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:54 PM   #3
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Is it just me? I prefer this bed to the queen bed in the bedroom. I am just shy of 6'2 and love the extra room in the overhead bunk. My wife wishes it was a bit wider, but it works for us. My 3-year-old enjoys having the back bedroom all to herself.

Anyone else prefer the over bunk for sleeping?
I'm 6'2" and sleep in our Class C's overcab queen bed all time when camping. No problem - it's plenty large enough and Winnebago put a thick mattress up there that's quite good. It's cozy up there ... and has great ventilation via the rooftop vent right in the ceiling above this bed with it's reversable 3-speed fan

The wife has a bad back, so she needs the entire queen bed in the back of the coach to spread out on when she sleeps.

At the head and foot of the overcab queen bed there's great extra storage room for such things as a folding outside lounge chair, a folding regular outside chair, a folding outside table, a large portable fan, boat seat cushions, etc.. All of these extra items can be left right there in place at my head and foot while I'm up there in the bed.

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This homie's to old to be crawlin up there every night, and have no plans to start anytime soon! Now if I have company or something, that's a different story.
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In a word, "no". We ordered a low profile option to prevent it from becoming a storage closet. We'd never have slept in it.
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This homie's to old to be crawlin up there every night, and have no plans to start anytime soon! Now if I have company or something, that's a different story.
Me too. I have to get up too many times at night. We also have a set of bunks and I do enjoy sleeping in the bottom bunk. Grandkids go in the cab bunk.
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As we have different sleeping hours, DW enjoys having the back bedroom to herself and I love the spacious overhead!
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We just bought our Class C but don't have any intention of sleeping up there. We didn't get a ladder for it with the coach and it would be hard for either of us to climb up there without one!
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I might add to my earlier post in this discussion that there is a reason that the cabover bunk in our Class C is quite useable for me: Our Class C has a coach floor that is about 4 inches higher than the cab floor, but of course the cab ceiling (which is just below the bottom of the cabover bed, above) is the same height as on any other Ford E350/E450 based Class C.

Hence, our cabover bed requires about 4 inches less climbing to get up into it. I guess that every little bit helps, because so far I have no problem using it.
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No way. My 71 year old plumbing says no way would it go 7-8 hours straight with out a trip to the restroom. I would not relish climbing up and down that ladder every night.

15+ years ago, I might have thought differently.
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I might add to my earlier post in this discussion that there is a reason that the cabover bunk in our Class C is quite useable for me: Our Class C has a coach floor that is about 4 inches higher than the cab floor, but of course the cab ceiling (which is just below the bottom of the cabover bed, above) is the same height as on any other Ford E350/E450 based Class C.

Hence, our cabover bed requires about 4 inches less climbing to get up into it. I guess that every little bit helps, because so far I have no problem using it.
I don't plan on any climbing at my age. I'll let you younger folks do that for me.
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I don't plan on any climbing at my age. I'll let you younger folks do that for me.
I'll be 77 in Sept. but only have to get up 1-2 times per night and climb down/up from/to our Class C's cabover queen bed.

However, I don't "climb" down the ladder when exiting the bed ... I just "slide" down the ladder facing out into the coach area while resting my right foot on the dinette seat cushion just to the right of the ladder.

It sure is nice having two permanent queen beds available full time when camped in only a 24 foot Class C. This small size allows us to drycamp just about anywhere that a 2WD TC can camp, but with way more room and comfort.
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I'll be 77 in Sept. but only have to get up 1-2 times per night and climb down/up from/to our Class C's cabover queen bed.

However, I don't "climb" down the ladder when exiting the bed ... I just "slide" down the ladder facing out into the coach area while resting my right foot on the dinette seat cushion just to the right of the ladder.

It sure is nice having two permanent queen beds available full time when camped in only a 24 foot Class C. This small size allows us to drycamp just about anywhere that a 2WD TC can camp, but with way more room and comfort.
Maybe my overhead is more accessible but I just step onto the dinette seat and the bed becomes waist height. I spent a month bunking on an aircraft carrier a few years ago so this 65 yo man understands climbing in and out of a cramped space a couple times a night. My m/h seems easy by comparison.
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Maybe my overhead is more accessible but I just step onto the dinette seat and the bed becomes waist height.
this is what I do also. I find the overhead bunk to be the roomiest bed in my RV. just need to find a mattress that does not compress so much, firm and holds its shape.
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