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Old 03-18-2015, 05:12 PM   #1
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16' Sport Bed size

We want to by the 16 sport so bad, but the bed seems way to small. If you have a 16 I'd appreciate the feedback. I'm sure we could deal with it on short trips but not sure I want to 'deal' with it for all that money.

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Old 03-18-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
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We just spent our 24th night in our 2015 sport 16. I am around 190 and 6 ft tall. My wife is about 130 or so. We find the bed plenty big enough. We do use a full (regular) size at home. We like small spaces and sleep close. We love our 16 so far...easy to tow, easy to park, easy to own. Good luck.

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Old 03-21-2015, 09:10 AM   #3
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Its cozy ,but works for us. Spent 16 days on it over the holidays on a trip from Rhode Island to FLA and back. I second how easy it is to tow and park. We tow with a tacoma . Spending 8 weeks sleeping in the 16 on a trip out west this summer.

We did get a custom topper from rocky mountain mattress for the bed.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:35 AM   #4
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We have a 2012 Bambi 16 sport. It IS a cozy bed. I guess we fit ok but I hate having to climb over the other person to get out. We aren't as flexible as we used to be. We attached a small fan to the overhead cabinet and made a Velcro attached screen to the emergency exit window. It rips off easily in case we should ever need to get out. We prop it open with shortened paint stirrer sticks. I like lots of air circulation! That one tiny window that opens just wasn't enough. We also added a memory foam topper. It's the wet bath I dislike more. But we enjoy it and that's the most important thing!
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Old 05-08-2015, 04:48 PM   #5
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I'm 5' 6" 135 lbs and my partner is 6' 2" 185 lbs. We find the bed to be just right for us. The one trick we found is that it's easier for him to climb over me (he has longer legs) than it is for me to climb over him, so I sleep on the "outside." As the shorter of the two of us that was counterintuitive to me at first, since the "inside" spot seems a little shorter in length, but he says he fits just fine.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:58 PM   #6
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I'm 6'1", 190 pounds. My wife is 5'9", 170 pounds. We both have more than abundant vertical length. We are OK on arm length, though we are spoiled from our regular king-sized bed at home. It's just something different to get used to, but very do-able. We both find the mattress to be very comfortable as is.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:16 PM   #7
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We have a king sized bed at home so find the Bambi bed tight, especially because I am tall and wide and use a cpap. My wife takes the bed and I the dinette bed with a 1 1/2 Walmart memory foam topper which works well. Only takes a couple minutes to set up and tear down. During the day the foam and bedding lay on the bed.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:49 PM   #8
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We're 5'4" and 5'10", and though it's cozy we like it fine. Definitely a smaller bed than at home, but we figure camping isn't supposed to be just like staying home. And the small size allows us to tow with our X3 and get into any camp site, so it's worth any trade offs.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:25 PM   #9
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The length isn't a problem-- just with the east-west bed, decide who's inside and who's outside, and how the outside person will accommodate the insider's occasional need to use the potty at night, or just wake up earlier.

It's like sleeping in a standard double bed, just with rounded corners.

Since Len found the inside position claustrophobic (I found it nice and cozy,) and I have an old-lady bladder, we kind of solved the problem just by making up a second bed every night by lowering the dinette table. It was a little extra work, but solved the problem.

Our 19-foot Bambi has a north-south bed over against the back wall. It is slightly easier for the inside person (me) to get in and out in the middle of the night; and so life is a lot easier with just the one sleeping arrangement.


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