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Old 05-16-2014, 05:13 PM   #1
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Add bed or upgrade?

We just got a 25' and have found it to be difficult to sleep 5. We started restoring a 31' and then decided to buy but have tried to 2 25' models and they are tight. Has anyone added a bunk to a Flying Cloud? Is it worth it? Am I better off just going bigger? I'm frustrated at ourselves. It says it sleeps 5, but realistically it does not. We have to put up a cot, but no one can get to door or bathroom.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:13 PM   #2
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For those who don't know (and I was one until last weekend) Andy at Can-AM added a removable bunk to a 25FB. I saw it when we were at Virginia Highland Haven.

Also, many campers don't realize that it's possible to get two kids to sleep together IF you put them head to toe on a couch or dinette. Sleeping bags are recommended. They do stop tickling fights.

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Old 05-16-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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We did do the toe to head with sleeping bags. With one teenage son, it was hard. The two younger (smaller) ones are one boy and one girl. That didn't work. I want to see the bunk you describe. I posted this hoping to see a pic of that.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:01 PM   #4
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Is that his name for the forum?
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #5
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Andy T. If you get a picture please post it. We are sleeping five in a 25fb as well, but no teenagers yet.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:08 PM   #6
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Andy T. If you get a picture please post it. We are sleeping five in a 25fb as well, but no teenagers yet.

Is it tough?
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:11 PM   #7
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I'm a little afraid to trade considering this trailer has no issues. I really like it. With the teenager, it's like 3 small adults and the other 2 are only going to get bigger.
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Not for us. In fact until two weeks ago we were sleeping 5 in a 23fb. Our 25 feels like a mansion. We put one on the dinette (11 yr old), one on the couch (9 yr old), and one on the floor (4 yr old).
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:40 PM   #9
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Ok, I think I have it worked out. I was trying to put two on dinette, but if I use the wider back pillow from sofa on pull out, it makes it wider and they fit much better. They are pretending to sleep for photo. I have one on dinette. She wasn't available for photo op.Click image for larger version

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YIPPEE!!!! I would rather keep 25'. I prefer length and the bathroom. Hey Paula, I would still like to see photo of shower curtain, bunk and any other organizing tips you might have! :-)
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Not for us. In fact until two weeks ago we were sleeping 5 in a 23fb. Our 25 feels like a mansion. We put one on the dinette (11 yr old), one on the couch (9 yr old), and one on the floor (4 yr old).

So you just got a new one! Good for you!
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We had our 25' a year and a half before we found out you could slide the couch out!! Even our poor little 9 yr year old grand daughter rolled right off --- she was very excited when I showed her what gramma discovered -- that the couch had a slide out!
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That is funny. We rolled it out, but I was putting the small cushion which made it more narrow. Not to mention hitting your shin on corners. The wider cushion prevents all that and gives more space.
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I didn't take any pictures. The couple joined our pot luck and did the tour, but I didn't have my camera, and they had the bed on the floor when I went through. I'm hoping Andy in Canada has pictures and will post. Darn it. Should make a habit to carry a camera or phone at all times.

here is a website for the shower curtain. Check Testimonials for a tiny bath with shower!

http://www.newlinebathroom.com/

Anyone else at VHH get pictures? Ian? Jim? anyone?

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I didn't take any pictures. The couple joined our pot luck and did the tour, but I didn't have my camera, and they had the bed on the floor when I went through. I'm hoping Andy in Canada has pictures and will post. Darn it. Should make a habit to carry a camera or phone at all times.



Anyone else at VHH get pictures? Ian? Jim? anyone?



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