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Old 11-11-2008, 05:48 AM   #1
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70's Vintage Models with Queen or Double

I see many of the 70's era AS's that have twin beds. My wife and I still like to sleep TOGETHER!

Which models can I narrow the search to that have double or queen beds. Just the two of us, so bedding for guests/kids is not an issue.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:56 AM   #2
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We have a 31' Land Yacht, center bath. We repaced the rear twins with a queen. It's a little snug, but there's room to get around all three sides.

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Old 11-11-2008, 06:21 AM   #3
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Our 23' has a double but is a couch during the day. Located on the curb side.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:49 AM   #4
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Mine has two doubles - both fwd and curbside gaucho... feels smaller than a double but the double sized memory foam pad fits perfectly on each. Guess that being only fully open/accessible from one side makes it feel a little less roomy.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:52 AM   #5
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My Trade Wind is a double. This arrangement gives you much more storage area. We keep the bed as a bed all of the time which makes the isle to the bath area a little narrow, but saves you the work of setting it up every night.
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How tall are you? An "RV Queen" as they're known in most of the industry is only 74" long. I'm 6'5" tall, and that's not comfortable for me. The last two trailers we've had (a '94 34' tri-axle, and now our Bigfoot 25' I replaced the RV queen with a full 80" queen. The rear corner beds are usually 74" or less, and are narrow, with a mattress that is angled on one end and curved at the other. I'd suggest you look for a model with an "island queen" bed, but you won't find one from the '70s unless it's been heavily modified (totally new bedroom setup). The rear queens didn't appear in the market place until the mid-80s at the earliest. I don't know of any Airstreams shorter than 31' that even had one (that said, there may be a 29' out there somewhere). The late '60s/ early '70s vintage Overlanders with the rear bath and side rear couch/bed may have been 6'6" long... I seem to remember them being a little longer than a standard bed, but I haven't seen one in years, so don't take that as "gospel". Perhaps someone who has one can chime in with bed dimensions.

Here's a photo of that bed/couch in a '68 Overlander.

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I am 6 feet tall, and really don't want to be forced into a 31 footer just to get a larger bed. I did like the Trade Wind configured as a double. Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:16 AM   #8
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Welcome to the Forums. I am almost a neighbor to you, being located in western Lincoln county. Good luck in finding a trailer to suit your needs.
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My wife and I have a similar issue when looking at most of AS's vintage lineup. Even if you do get a double bed, it looks tough to wiggle your way out to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Have to say, from our searching we've VERY fond of the 25' Sovereign/Excella side-bath floorplan (from 1985 up) with a queen bedroom in the back. But I forget if that bed is a platform bed with room on 3 sides around it, and most of those trailers have OSB floors instead of plywood.

Ironically, one of the biggest RV beds we've found is in a TAB teardrop, one of the smallest trailers out there....

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My wife and I have a similar issue when looking at most of AS's vintage lineup. Even if you do get a double bed, it looks tough to wiggle your way out to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

Have to say, from our searching we've VERY fond of the 25' Sovereign/Excella side-bath floorplan (from 1985 up) with a queen bedroom in the back. But I forget if that bed is a platform bed with room on 3 sides around it, and most of those trailers have OSB floors instead of plywood.

Ironically, one of the biggest RV beds we've found is in a TAB teardrop, one of the smallest trailers out there....

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Funny you should mention that... I was watching the RV show on the travel channel (think that was it) and noticed their new little trailer - the T@DA. Very cool!

www.tada-rv.com - T@DA - Microlite RV Teardrop Travel Trailer - TADA TAB Daddy
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Ironically, one of the biggest RV beds we've found is in a TAB teardrop, one of the smallest trailers out there....

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But... but... the T@da bed is only 70" LONG!
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We have a 31 foot, center bath, '78 Sovereign that had a double bed in the rear. I did some measuring and found that a standard queen mattress would fit if we we willing to sacrifice walk around access. A plywood platform that fit the new queen footprint was installed on top of the existing platform, and the standard mattress was installed. The most exciting part was finding that the "no turn" (read cheapened) mattress could not be bent and required removing the street side ceiling cabinets to get it in. The conversion was made five years ago and has worked well.
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But... but... the T@da bed is only 70" LONG!
Right - but it depends on the floorplan. There is a U-shaped dinette/bed model that is definitely longer than the 70" fixed bed model - I've tried it out. Can't find the dimensions though.

The (smaller) T@B can have up to a 70"x80" bed, again depending on floorplan. No bathroom there though. Somehow, the wife and I prefer either going simple and superlight like the T@B, or going for something with full tanks - the T@DA is an odd in-between.

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Old 11-11-2008, 08:56 PM   #14
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Together?? You mean like in the same bed?? Haha!!
We travel with our three children that still live at home, age 9, 7, and 6. We have the bunks in the back of our '78 Argosy and the fold down couch in the front. We also add an inflatable mattress on the floor for our 6 year old at night. Actually, the setup works really really well, 5 people sleeping in there!! Of course, it doesn't suit sleeping together ... call it birth control ...
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