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Kampfirekid

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We’re trying to get back in the travel trailer game, and it’s just not working out. My wife and I need a queen with 80” length, or a clear walkway at the end of the bed. I’m 6’-5” and need the length or room.
My son is a big boy at 6’-4”, and my daughter is 6’-0”. No bunks seem to fit, and although laying crosswise on a 74” bunk may help, they all seem to have the ceiling or bed above right at your face making you feel like you’re in a coffin with no air.
Then, every trailer with a big dinette has only a useless jackknife sofa.
Does any RV manufacturer think that maybe by some chance four adults would like to camp together? Even if my kids bail in a few years, we still have friends that would like to go. Is everyone supposed to buy an F-550 and a toyhauler just to camp? Someone out there has got to have found a way without adding a tent. Any wizards out there? I’d appreciate the input.


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I used to put swim noodles between the head of the mattress and the wall to take up some space.


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I'm only 6'3" and find that most stuff is too small too.. I'm 56 years old and have lived with this my whole life (I got to this height at around 16 years old).. I've never really had a bed that I fit in any RV... And I always look and duck my head all the time in small quarters..

We are a freak of nature I guess and I actually found a TT that fits me for the most part... But, you are taller than me, so I don't think it would be much better for you, but I can stand in the shower and it's a full 80" queen bed...

Good luck! Mitch
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https://youtu.be/JJtoBugsTR4
Plenty of stuff like this out there. Looks like more then enough room to sleep comfortably. Even the kids will sleep diagonal but will have enough room. I think standing head room is more important, and a skylight in the shower or you will not fit. Im 6'6, lol. Or look for a newer bunkhouse with a king bed. You could also go lighter , i have an expandable with a rear king slide. The front bunkhouse lower bed is good , but you would beed to lower, modify the top bunk to lower ot for sleeping room. You loose the ability to carry bikes etc inside that way , but you will confterbly fit the 2 kids and 2 adults.


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Have you researched toy haulers?
Your comments about needing a F550 are hyperbole and detract from your post.


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ORV Timber Ridge 28BKS

80" Queen bed. Bunks are only 74" long, but the ends are open so feet can hang off. And they are 50" wide so they can sleep diagonal for extra space. Interior height is 6'-11".

Best of all, being an ORV, you get heavier axles, a superior chassis (built by Northwoods MFG aka Arctic Fox rather than Lippert), good insulation, very good carrying capacity (2,500 pounds), 80 gallons of fresh and grey water space, and this floorplan has a small garage door for bikes. Downside... It ain't light. Tongue-weight might push the limits of your F150.

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Just a bit heavy, lol. Almost 8k lbs dry.

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Had the same issue when we were looking for our first travel trailer.
I'm 6'2" and oldest son was 6'5" at 16.

Found this KZ Spree 289KS. The upper bunks are 84" long and rated for 300lbs and the rear king bed was perfect for me.
Unfortunately they haven't built that model for some years now, but you might be able to find one.

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Sjm9911 wrote:

Just a bit heavy, lol. Almost 8k lbs dry.


Meh, 'tis a mere lightweight compared to some. My Creekside is about 11,000 empty.

And his Powerstroke F150 can PULL that much... Just a matter of whether if can manage the tongue weight. There's so many GVWR packages and options, that I wouldn't attempt to guess what the OP's actual payload is.

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For what it's worth we have Twin Beds in our TT. I used to be 6 ft. 4 inches but must have shrunk in 81 years.


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