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JOERVDREAM

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Posted: 06/24/19 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Im still in the market for my first RV. My question is about the models that have the odd shaped bed in the back corner. Is there any way to modify that maybe with a smaller mattress size so it could be accessed from at least one side? Climbing in and out from the bottom is not something I want to do if Im living full time in it.
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Posted: 06/24/19 02:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sure. Might not be easy but anything can be done for a price

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Posted: 06/24/19 06:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not likely, the base is usually built in and integral with the side tables and closets. Also the mattress lies on top of a storage area underneath which is integral with the passthrough.





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Posted: 06/25/19 11:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't see why not, depending on the model. A lot of the bottom bunks like that have the one side that lifts up for things like bike storage anyway so it shouldn't be too bad to do. The top bunk could be a hindrance though.


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Posted: 06/25/19 07:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our first travel trailer, a 20 footer, purchased new back in '94, had a cornered bed with a small slice off one corner. Sounds a bit weird, but we were younger then (40s), it was our first camper after tent camping for 20+ years so we were just happy to get off the ground. Our bedding didn't fit well with one corner lopped off. We'd just crawl over one another to get in and out.

Our next camper was a 5th wheel with a queen walk around bed. It made a big difference and was more like home.

If this is your first RV and you're going to spend a lot of time in it then I'd make sure my bed was very comfortable and easy to access. Other posters have pretty much described the issues with layout and how the mattress might rest upon a storage area. But if you're handy with woodworking you might be able to make the necessary adjustments. If it's just you in the bed then all the easier, but 2 adults in a bed limit your options.


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Hmm, thanks! Will keep that in mind as well.

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