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Old 03-03-2008, 06:42 AM   #1
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futon size?

I have a 66gt,i was wondering what the max size futon i could put in there,without interfering w/fridge.hard to get a true measure considering the curved walls.thanks
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Where are you wanting to put the futon? In the front curved end right of the door or on the side beneath the windows across from the galley?

In our '64 GT, we have the gaucho across from the galley and it makes into a 54" wide (wider than the original 48") bed leaving about 8 or 9" to pass in front of the galley. You really can't open the fridge much though when the bed is down, maybe enough to squeeze out the cream for coffee in the morning.

The front area which is a dinette in ours, makes into a bed about 36" wide without impeding on the door. A futon could block a portion of the door when opened.

The trailer is about 7'-6" wide (side-to-side) most futons are not that long so you should be fine either way. I guess part of your answer lies in the design of your futon and where you intend to use it. I would think a "full" would work better than a "queen" mattress. A "King" is probably out of the question in a GT.

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this is the futon,were going retro,with the black/white floor,cobalt blue countertops.the futon is 80"x54"fully extended.it comes with a 8"mattress,should i upgrade to the 10"? plan on putting it at the front,where the dinette should be.I want the largest bed i can get.never slept on a futon,are they comfortable?
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Thumbs up Looks nice ~

My only concern would be the depth of the futon in the "couch" position...the space in front of the door to the shell is pretty limited and I don't think you would want the arms or seat sticking out into the doorway all the time. If you can get so "out-to-out" dimensions before purchase that would help. Our GT which is a couple of years older and 1' shorter than yours has 36" in front of the door. I'm not certain what a 20' 1966 has...but I don't think it too much more maybe 4-6".

Comfort? That's kinda relative. I have a futon in one of my guest rooms at home...it's pretty comfy, but I know there are different qualities/construction of the materesses available. The key is in the mattress - lay on it to test them out in the store to see what feels better to you. Ours was the best available at the time...it's about 12 years old now, not used very much but it's still comfy. They do tend to get a crease at the fold from being in the seated position more than the bed position - but, that's to be expected IMO.

Good luck in deciding what's best for you ~ post pictures when you can.

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