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Gjac

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The one down side to a small C to me is the corner bed, and have been going back and forth over a slide with a full queen, or try to sleep in the overhead queen until I noticed the newer units have a 60x80 in queen vs the 54 in full. My question is with the larger corner queen does it make it easier to get up to go to the bathroom several times a night, compared to the full size corner bed. I would be sleeping on the left side.

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And making a corner bed every morning isn't easy.


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Conner beds are not my cup of tea! They are really hard to make up, and if your on the inside, hope you can sleep the entire night without waking up!

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Honestly for me the smaller fullsize bed is easier to get out of for bathroom visits - there is less crawling required to get off the bed.

But as mentioned, corner beds are a pain to make.

I have mild claustrophobia and some corner beds are too confined for me in general.

I sleep in the cabover bed and other than making the bed, I prefer it. But mine is a 1975 and has the windows on all three sides of the cabover so I don't feel claustrophobic.

I suggest visiting a couple RVs on the lot and try climbing out of the beds. Go with what works best for you.


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We just replaced the original, 9 year old, queen innerspring corner bed mattress. Our new one is 10" high and a full 60 X 80". I found the mattress, a Signature Sleep on Amazon for $229 and it is a combination of innerspring and sleep comfort material on both sides making it a candidate for flipping as needed over time. It came vacuum sealed which simplified moving up into the coach and in place on the bed platform. Once the plastic was cut away it expanded to its full 10" height in about 24 hours

Getting out of bed for a late night bathroom run has never been a problem. We keep a small folding stool at the foot of the bed which makes stepping up into or down out of the bed much easier. I sleep on the left {curb side with the head of our bed at the rear of the coach} and all that is involved is to move the blanket{s} off of me followed by a simple sit up. I scooch my butt forward about a foot and step down onto the stool. Returning is just a step up and crawl back under the covers. IMHO: The difficulty of making a nocturnal bathroom run is greatly exaggerated.

Making the bed is PITA vs a walk around but once it is made you are done as flipping the bedding back in place when you get up could not be simpler. A walk around queen in any coach under 30' will cost you far more in terms of lost space/storage than you will ever gain.

My bride and I are 70 and 69, reasonably fit and thoroughly enjoy a good nights sleep {my occasional snoring not withstanding}.

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Corner queens usually have a smaller shower , like 30” wide. Thats fine for us being we spend a few minutes in the shower and 8 hrs in the bed.

Find a corner bed floorplan with a corner bathroom that has the sink vanity outside of the toilet and shower compartment. That offers you a shorter wall and makes it a lot easier to get out of bed when you sleep on the inside and not the window side.

As for making the bed , we had a few TC’s and learned fast enough to NOT make the bed. Just leave a decorative fitted bottom sheet in place and pillows. Fold your blankets snd top sheet at the bottom of the bed until you need them. No need to MAKE a bed.

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Posted: 04/20/21 10:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We just did our first trip in the newer Rv that has a hybrid full bed wide as a full but long as a queen. So it requires queen sheets. That gives a bit more material when putting them on. The mattress is also thicker than the brochure states at about 4-5” and is quite comfortable but also not to difficult to lift the corners to apply bedding. We use down comforters with duvet covers over our sheets so tossing them straight is all we need to do to make the bed. Just like home! We also used a folding stool at the foot. I think I’m going to need a handhold too though.


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Our Phoenix Cruiser 2350 rear corner bed measures 50x76 with limited access as shown, I feel this is a "Worst Case" rear corner bed scenario. The bed reminds me of a double bed in a captain quarters in a large trailered boat. Two things must exist for it to work well.

1) Both you are your spouse are nimble (we are)
2) Both you and your spouse are not overweight (we are not overweight)

We bought our PC when we were 49 years old. We are 63 this year and it still works but is naturally becoming more challenging as we continue to get older. I sleep on the isle side, my wife against the outside wall. We generally get up once during the night. When I get up, my wife gets up. It works but is obviously not ideal. More important than a bigger bed to me, is better access. We could remove the low-hanging cabinet at our feet but are nowhere ready for such a change. It would be a "last resort".

Here is the bedroom.
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Here is the bed.
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You might ask why we would buy a motorhome with such a confining bedroom. Keeping the story short, whatever motorhome we were to buy, it had to meet these requirements.

1) must fit inside our tiny motorhome garage
2) must have a main floor double bed
3) must have a comfortable dinette

It is ideal given our particular circumstances. It is shoehorned inside our garage and still comfortably meets our needs.
CLICK HERE to see many pictures, inside and outside.

Another consideration was what it replaced....something much smaller yet. CLICK HERE to see it. We slept on the dinette bed because the overhead bunk was just too confining. We bought it in 1983 when we became parents at age 25 and sold it at age 49 when our kids were done traveling with us. Our last trip as a family was in 2005, 5 people, my wife, me, college son #1, high school son #2, son #1 college girlfriend. Our sons slept together in a tent and the girl in her own tent. A number of our trips over the years included a 5th person. We traveled very tightly so our rig today for just the two of us is massive and luxurious by comparison.

Our Phoenix Cruiser 2350 is our last motorhome. When it no longer works for us, we are done RVing. We hope that is decades away.

Sometimes, it's where you come from.

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Posted: 04/21/21 11:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a small slideless (24ft.) Class C - with a rear corner queen bed and an overhead cab queen bed. My wife has a bad back so she gets the entire rear corner bed for wiggle-room and I use the overhead cab bed. Being the only one in it, she has no problem getting out of the corner bed as needed using a small stool at the foot of it.

As regards "making up" the corner bed, we don't make up our whole corner bed - we just keep a white fitted sheet on a foam topper that lies on top of the corner bed mattress. The mattress is not covered at all, so sure ... you see the blue sides of the underlying corner bed mattress all the time, but we're camping ... not staging a house for potential buyer walks-throughs.

I see no other way - in a small Class C with no slide - to have a full time available almost-queen-size bed on the main floor other than via a corner bed configuration.


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Posted: 04/21/21 03:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone tried a 2 person sleeping bag that you roll up or just straiten out when you get up in the morning?

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