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Old 05-15-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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Rear Bed...Why?

After 1 year with my 2005 Safari, my wife and I have come to the conclusion ...We hate the rear bed location!!...Well, not so much the location of the bed, but the fact that the bathroom door will not fully open.

I was looking at the 75th anniversary edition bambi that David Winick designed. The rear of that unit makes so much sense. I would love to have the same design (layout) in my 25' Safari

Has anyone attempted replacing the rear bed with a foldout type of bed?

Im looking for ideas...any input would be great.

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Old 05-15-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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After 1 year with my 2005 Safari, my wife and I have come to the conclusion ...We hate the rear bed location!!...Well, not so much the location of the bed, but the fact that the bathroom door will not fully open.

I was looking at the 75th anniversary edition bambi that David Winick designed. The rear of that unit makes so much sense. I would love to have the same design (layout) in my 25' Safari

Has anyone attempted replacing the rear bed with a foldout type of bed?

Im looking for ideas...any input would be great.

Thanks DanO
Maybe a fold out gaucho would work for you. See what Balrgn did in his 75 Tradewind at: http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/Gaucho/Gaucho.htm

Our camper has a rear bedroom, with twins. We are very happy with the layout, but then we have a side bath with a pocket door.....
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Old 05-15-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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After 1 year with my 2005 Safari, my wife and I have come to the conclusion ...We hate the rear bed location!!...Well, not so much the location of the bed, but the fact that the bathroom door will not fully open.

I was looking at the 75th anniversary edition bambi that David Winick designed. The rear of that unit makes so much sense. I would love to have the same design (layout) in my 25' Safari

Has anyone attempted replacing the rear bed with a foldout type of bed?

Im looking for ideas...any input would be great.

Thanks

DanO
Dan,

I can't see where a conversion would be a huge problem, unless there's a lot of mechanical stuff under the bed.
The flooring might even be compplete under there.
The disadvante is that you will have to make up a bed every night, and then the bathroom door still won't open the way you would like it to.
The nice thing would be that you have a second sofa to use during the day.
We made a compromise where we can leave a bed made up, and only slide out 18 inches to make a 52in wide bed for sleeping, but during the day we have a nice comfy lounge for naps or reading etc.
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I agree the bed is a pain in the butt, especially trying to make it with walls on 3 sides!

If yours is the 25 SS then if you take out the bed, you are going to loose a lot of storage. In ours the two outside lockers are under the bed as well as the long inner storage cupboard.
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