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Old 07-30-2017, 09:42 PM   #15
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Bunks all the way. We have 4 kids, 19-7 age span. We have a 23D bunk and it's great. Most of the time it's 4 people when we camp plus 1-2 big dogs. We boondock and like to be outside most of the time. The single bunk also allows sleeping bags, pillows, and other stuff to be stored during the day out of the way. The longest we have camped so far is 6 days, with 5 people, and it was fine in our 23D.

For your style, sounds like the 30 bunk would be plenty.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:08 AM   #16
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Thank you for your insight. Me-I am thinking the same-there might be another dog. (My husband on the other hand said "no more new life added to this family until 2025" so maybe not. LOL.)

We have done the "RV and tent" combination before but then ran into several camp sites that didn't allow tents at all or not on the same spot. That made us lean towards an option where every family member would have a spot inside the camper if needed.
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That's the advantage of a tall cap on a pickup. The back of the truck is the bunkhouse, but it doesn't count as a tent. Yes it probably isn't something they want you to do. I doubt they have a rule against it ....

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Old 07-31-2017, 10:48 AM   #17
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We LOVE the bunks! A big priority for us was everyone having their own bed. That's not the only way to do it, just the way we wanted to. Our two kids are 10/11 and we have a small dog. Certainly panorama windows are not an option with the bunks, but what we have is perfect for us. I like driving while towing for some strange reason, and the longer 30-ft trailer seems worth it for us (relative to towing a smaller trailer). We bought a terribly run down '05 Safari bunkhouse, ended up doing a full gut job on it, and believe that it's now better than new ones in all aspects except ducted air. Good luck with whatever you decide!
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Funny, my husband likes driving with a trailer too.
At least with the AS we rented he did.
That's amazing that you guys remodeled it yourself. We learned the lesson with our house-we are good for cosmetic changes only. Everything else we better leave to professionals. So vintage AS is not for us at this time in our life.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:01 PM   #19
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I know we're not talking about a 24/7/365 home here. But something that I learned when we did a home addition when my kids were in early elementary school somewhat applies to your situation.

Kid's bodies = adult size bodies about age 11-12. Kid's stuff = adult's stuff at that same age. They really do grow up fast.

So plan what you would buy for yourself, spouse, and (3) 21 year old sized active adults.

Each kid soon will have their own backpacks, keys, chargers, phones, iPads, computers, sports equipment, huge hiking boots, bike helmets, toiletries, things like art supplies, crafting kits, hip waders, coffee cups, water bottles, and books.

I think I would tend to lean toward the bunks in your situation.
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