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Old 11-15-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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length of beds regarding a tall person

I am looking for advice on the length of the beds in airstreams. I am 6'3" and like to stretch out when I sleep. I am looking to buy an airstream to leave on a piece of recreational land, so towing/size is not important. in fact, the bigger the better. The floor plans often show two singles with the ends abutting against a wall, and a fold out placed sideways.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
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I'm 6.2, and I can sleep in our rear gaucho with my feet hanging off the edge that extends past the divider wall (i.e. where the stove is) in our 1971 27' Overlander. The length of the actual "bed" (in our case) is 74".
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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Twin bed equipped Airstreams have longer mattresses -- to the point that college dorm type long sheets fit them best. So that should approach what is in a Queen or King (both listed at 80").

I sleep on a twin in my Safari and am 6'0" -- seems I use all the toe space but there is a bit more room at the head -- except that's the curved end, so it is confined to a small degree.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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all twin beds in airstreams and avions are to short for anyone over 6 ft. rear queen, one size fits all.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:47 PM   #5
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Get a 31 footer with a rear bed, center bath and you will have lots of room.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:53 PM   #6
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I,ve got a 1960 Ambassador that was made for a tall person. One bed is 6' the other is 6'5". This was done at time of construction as the furniture fits the bed and it still has the original goodyear airfoam mattreses. Also no lights on the ceiling, all are on the walls.
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I am 6'4" and find the twin beds to be very comfortable. I am not sure I'd like the queen set-up since it is 3" shorter than the twins.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:25 PM   #8
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I am looking for advice on the length of the beds in airstreams. I am 6'3" and like to stretch out when I sleep. I am looking to buy an airstream to leave on a piece of recreational land, so towing/size is not important. in fact, the bigger the better. The floor plans often show two singles with the ends abutting against a wall, and a fold out placed sideways.
If you are NOT going to travel, I would suggest that you go sit in some SOBs (some other brand) trailers and a 34' Airstream (the biggest one). Then price out equivalent used ones. You'll be surprised...

The SOB will seem much larger every time, because they are square: cabinets seem bigger and farther away (they are bigger and farther away) and the ceiling is often significantly taller.

It is only logical to buy an AS if you are going to travel. Tell us why you want an AS...?

The issue for me (I am 5' 17") is that, although the singles give the most square inches of sleeping per person, I find that the wall at the end is definitely annoying.

If/when I purchase another AS, I will get a sideways queen, rear bed. Less total width than two singles, but at least my feet could hang over the end and not be cramped in.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:32 PM   #9
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Aage,

At 5'17," how the heck do you even get in the front door?

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Old 11-15-2010, 01:47 PM   #10
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one foot at a time. first the 5' goes in and then the 17" ;-)
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:19 PM   #11
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i'm 6'3, banged my head many of a time, even got blood once, you soon learn ,duck.
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You know what gets me -- the overhead cabinets -- I hit my head on those all the time -- especially the one on the galley!
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:12 PM   #13
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I'm 6'3" and own a 1968 24' Tradewind. The middle gaucho is to short. The front gaucho allows for a 3" foot hang over if you remove the armrest and is OK if you sleep single in the bed. The accordian room divider head rails are a head knocking waiting to happen. Watch all open overhead storage doors.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:27 PM   #14
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I'm 6'5" and weigh 280. I do not fit on the twins. I fit on my front gaucho as long as I lay a bit diagonally.

The issue then becomes the weight of me on the portion of the gaucho that cantilevers out. I know it is weakening and have been monitoring all parts while I figure a solution to strengthen it.
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