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Old 10-08-2014, 03:41 PM   #295
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My wife bought the kindle version of Rich's book. She absolutely love it and takes pride in notifying me of her discoveries. She would second the earlier recommendation.
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:35 PM   #296
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Haven't read the whole book yet but on my 2011, all of the 120 VAC outlets except the one over the galley and the one near the floor in the rear are powered by the inverter. Of course there's always the chance that AS changed that in later models.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:08 AM   #297
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OK - I think that means you have three outlets on the inverter. One for each TV and one near the floor behind driver seat. Does your 2011 have other outlets?


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Old 10-09-2014, 08:31 AM   #298
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Not on the inverter assuming the exterior one is not on the inverter.
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:33 AM   #299
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I drove my Interstate to work today because I'm leaving for the WBCCI Region 6 rally at noon, and just finished giving half a dozen co-workers a tour of the unit. Even three years after I bought it, every time I bring it to work I still have to give people a tour during my breaks!
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:03 AM   #300
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:16 PM   #301
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Looks like the mattresses would be comfortable although all the extra pieces and parts would be a total PITA.

Like my lounge model but see how the twin could be useful if you weren't all that cozy with
the other occupant.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:02 PM   #302
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Looks like the mattresses would be comfortable although all the extra pieces and parts would be a total PITA.

Like my lounge model but see how the twin could be useful if you weren't all that cozy with the other occupant.
You would lose some storage with that big rear overhead locker being gone to make the rear doors accessible without ducking your head. Given how there's not enough storage in any model, for me that would be a deal-breaker. It's one reason I didn't buy a twin back in December 2011 when I bought my Interstate.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:17 PM   #303
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You would lose some storage with that big rear overhead locker being gone to make the rear doors accessible without ducking your head. Given how there's not enough storage in any model, for me that would be a deal-breaker. It's one reason I didn't buy a twin back in December 2011 when I bought my Interstate.
Twins are definitely popular. The rear overhead locker is still there as seen in video. Not sure it is as large as the one in my EXT Lounge the is about 3 feet deep.

I just converter my EXT Lounge to a semi-twin bed arrangement. We were getting tired of having to crawl out of the end of the lounge bed. Now it is a pair of twins at the feet and a full width king at the head of bed. Basically a u-shaped bed.

I'll post some pictures later.
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Twins are definitely popular. The rear overhead locker is still there as seen in video. Not sure it is as large as the one in my EXT Lounge the is about 3 feet deep.

I just converter my EXT Lounge to a semi-twin bed arrangement. We were getting tired of having to crawl out of the end of the lounge bed. Now it is a pair of twins at the feet and a full width king at the head of bed. Basically a u-shaped bed.

I'll post some pictures later.
Isn't that what it already is if you don't fold the 2 side facing seats down?
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Isn't that what it already is if you don't fold the 2 side facing seats down?

Well - not quite because you would only have about an 18 inch wide twin at your feet. I eliminated the two side facing seats frames and just using the lower part of seat on hinges I made. This gives us a 26 inch twin at our feet. The seat under the curbside cabinet was useless except to form part of the bed. I eliminated the roadside seat belt so now we can only carry seven in belts. Never did like the thought of someone using that side facing seat anyway. I'll post some photos tomorrow when I plan to finish the modification.


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Old 05-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #306
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Got it.

What are you left with for a walk way? 18"?

Looking forward to seeing the pics.
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Boxster1971...Can't wait to see your pics. We've struggled with what to do as well, in order to avoid having to climb in and out of bed. To check tanks and batteries, you have to climb on the bed too.
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Here are some photos of my twin bed mod. We use a memory foam topper on our bed as shown in first photo. Click image for larger version

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I trimmed the end of the foam topper to 26 inches at bottom to form the U shape. The top spans the full 69 inches of the Sprinter interior walls We will now use RV Super Bags for our bedding. There is about 15 inches of space between the twin sections. During the day we roll up the toppers as shown in second photo. Click image for larger version

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ID:	238965I've added photos of the hinge mechanism I made from aluminum angle stock I had in my shop. I also added a few pieces of black aluminum diamond plate to cover the gaps along wall of the side seat bottoms. To fill the gaps on the side I'll just stuff in an extra pillow. Click image for larger version

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ID:	238971We are going to give this setup a trial this summer during a trip to Denver, Banff, Yellowknife and return through Minnesota.
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