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Old 10-22-2020, 01:22 AM   #1
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Private bedroom and under 24'?

Hello everyone,
My wife and I have different sleep schedules and 2 small dogs so we are looking for a TT with a private bedroom, walk around bed and walls and/or doors that close off the main sleeping area from the rest of the trailer. There is the Forest River RPOD 202 and the Gulfstream 19ERD that have these features, but it seems like there should be more out there that we haven't found. Complicating our search is that because of our storage space we have to stay at or under 25' in length (shorter is better).
If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:24 AM   #2
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Here's what works for us--which would open up a ton of possible options. Many/most trailers have curtains you can pull to separate off the main bed area--and headphones for the person staying up! ;-)
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Personally I think a simple curtain is just as good as a cheap wall. If they are up and moving around good luck trying to get some sleep. With smaller trailers you will feel their movements, and noise will filter in easily.
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:41 AM   #4
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Light would be the difference. Noise and motion you're still going to notice with a wall, but light from say a TV you probably wouldn't. So even with a wall headphones would be a good idea.
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No light goes through our curtain to our bed. We found several trailers from 19' to 23' with separate bedrooms, but we specifically wanted a Murphy bed in a single room for more space. I also work earlier than my wife, as said above I just use my earplugs for meetings.

If you haven't had a TT before, you may not know that the walls in them are worthless for noise control.
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:57 AM   #6
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If you haven't had a TT before, you may not know that the walls in them are worthless for noise control.
As a practical matter if you had a bedroom in a house next to a livingroom, the TV would likely be a problem. My TV is downstairs and I can sometimes still hear it depending on the volume.

So yeah, in a trailer you're going to hear things. Earplugs might be a solution.
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Old 10-22-2020, 01:21 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the replies

Thanks for all the replies. The consensus seems to be that a curtain is about as good (or as bad) as a wall and door. We will have to find one with a curtain that is dog proof as our dogs will be looking to join whoever is still in the bed. Mini schnauzers are lap dogs to the core.

Eliminating a separate sleeping area will greatly expand the list of possible trailers.
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Old 10-22-2020, 03:20 PM   #8
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Oh yes, 2 Cavaliers and if moms in bed, you better have a concrete wall to keep them out.
If one of us needs to sleep in, the other just usually heads outside with the dogs.
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:13 PM   #9
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does your 25’ storage specification include the tow tongue? That usually sticks out a few more feet.
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Trying to keep the total length to 25' or less, this will limit the box to no more than 22'. Just the 2 of us and 2 small dogs so that is all we need. Right now we are camping in a 14' 1994 Chalet A-Frame that we rebuilt from the frame up so 19' to 22' trailers seem huge.

I have talked to my wife about all the comments that the walls/doors in trailers are no better than curtains so I think we have a lot more trailers to look at. Now our main "gotta-have" is a walk around bed. We don't like having to crawl over/be crawled over.

Thanks again for all the comments. It is always great to get input from those with actual first hand knowledge.
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I have talked to my wife about all the comments that the walls/doors in trailers are no better than curtains so I think we have a lot more trailers to look at. Now our main "gotta-have" is a walk around bed. We don't like having to crawl over/be crawled over.
Also consider a Murphy bed model, which would typically be orientated that direction. The advantage of a Murphy bed model is you don't have approximately 45 square feet of your approximately 200 square feet taken up by bed.
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Trying to keep the total length to 25' or less, this will limit the box to no more than 22'. Just the 2 of us and 2 small dogs so that is all we need. Right now we are camping in a 14' 1994 Chalet A-Frame that we rebuilt from the frame up so 19' to 22' trailers seem huge.

I have talked to my wife about all the comments that the walls/doors in trailers are no better than curtains so I think we have a lot more trailers to look at. Now our main "gotta-have" is a walk around bed. We don't like having to crawl over/be crawled over.

Thanks again for all the comments. It is always great to get input from those with actual first hand knowledge.
I hear you on the walk around bed, definitely a must.(and usually storage under) We have a curtain between bedroom and the rest of the unit. We also have a bit of a “hallway” I think that helps with noise, its not a direct route into sleeping area... and it helps with lights, staying a bit darker.

I really couldn’t imagine having a Murphy bed in the same room, if your looking for a separate sleeping area, there’s no privacy, all the noise. IMHO
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Also consider a Murphy bed model, which would typically be orientated that direction. The advantage of a Murphy bed model is you don't have approximately 45 square feet of your approximately 200 square feet taken up by bed.
x2 We are so happy with our Murphy Bed giving us a walk around bed in a small camper, and the curtain is great at blocking out the light. It stays in place very well with velcro on the wall, it muffles sound, but as someone else said, not even the walls really block sound in a camper. Our model allows the bed to be down while the slide is in/connected to our TV, and the bed does not impede the entryway, both of which were must-haves for us.
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I hear you on the walk around bed, definitely a must.(and usually storage under)..

I agree it's a must but make sure the bed is accessible on both sides as pictured below. Some has the bed positioned at 90 degrees which makes it difficult to walk around then having to squeeze between the foot of the bed and wall.



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