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Old 06-03-2023, 09:15 PM   #1
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TV next to bunkhouse with young kids

The Mrs. and I are currently looking at 5th wheels and 5er toyhaulers as an upgrade to our current TT. We have two young kids under 4 and are looking at some sort of bunkhouse model (rear or mid) along with toyhaulers to convert the master into a bunk room.

Focusing in on bunkhouse 5ers. I'm curious for any feedback from folks who have experience with using the TV while kiddos are sleeping in the bunks. As an example, we looked at the Sprinter 3630BHS today (layout below), and while we liked it, we were a little nervous about the TV being right next to the bunkhouse. Kiddos currently sleep with sound machines for white noise, but still not sure. I know there are a million tiny variations on this design with the TV next to the bunkhouse, so figured there was a good chance someone else had some real world info.

Does anyone have experience with this? The model that we looked at today didn't have the ability for us to demo the TV as there was no battery on the unit. The Mrs. and I would love the ability to watch TV 1-2 nights after the kiddos go to bed while camping. We plan to spend most of our time outside, but it would be nice to have the option.

Looking for any rear world experience here. And thank you!
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Old 06-03-2023, 09:29 PM   #2
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Close the 'barn door' and watch the TV or put a TV in bedroom and watch it from the comfort of your King Bed
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Old 06-03-2023, 11:56 PM   #3
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if you need a bunkhouse, id 1000% get a toyhauler and use the garage as the bunkroom, like its designed for. im not sure why you would convert the master to a bunk room at all.
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A few things about a toy hauler garage. When you go to a dealer look underneath and see if the bottom is covered like the rest of the rig. Good chance it is NOT covered. So, the floor and the garage is cooler than the rest of the rig.
Also, the heat flow from the furnace is allot less to the garage, because of the distance of the run.

Take into consideration where the location you will be in the toy hauler and how low of temps you will stay in as well.
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