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Old 12-24-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Sleeping in Corner Bed

You may think this is a silly question, but we were wondering which end of the corner bed do you lay your head(s). We tend toward the aft end, but started at the forward end. No matter which way, one of us becomes intimate with knees and elbows in the middle of the night. Any ideas? No, we don't want bunks. Dave

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Old 12-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #2
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That pretty much sums it up. Whats interesting to us is our 20 ft FC has the same size bed as the 19 but it is accross the front and it appears to be bigger and more comfortable to us. We owned both BTW.

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Old 12-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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We had a 19 foot airstream and we had no problem sleeping on the corner bed ,first of all my wife and I are slim so no problem with width of the bed ,I'm average height 5foot 10 inches and my wife is 5 foot 4 inches so normaly the taller person would get the full square end of the bed and the shorter the curved end but I'm a sound sleeper and a morning person so I chose the shorter curved side and she would crawl over me at night and not wake me and in the morning I could get out of bed and not have to crawl over her and wake her . As for the length of the bed it was fine for me on the curved side and since we are sleeping bag people for camping never have a problem with length of bed as in a sleeping bag your feet can overhang a few inches with no problem, and we always slept with our heads at the square end of bed .
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:22 PM   #4
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I'm 6'-2+ and my wife is 5'-0-. In our 25' corner bed I get the long side. DW gets the curved wall short side. I have to sleep with my head toward the rear because my feet hang over the edge. She sleeps with her head toward the back also. I've found that If I sleep on the slight diagonal I don't hang over so bad. DW likes to snuggle up, so it works for us most of the time. If one of us starts feeling a little crowded, it's me that usually end up on the sofa.

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Old 12-24-2014, 05:42 PM   #5
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We have a FC 23D and are new to Airstreams. The first couple of trips we slept with our heads to the rear of the trailer which worked fine 50/50 sharing. Then we took our two cats on our next trip so now it is 33/33/33 and is a little tight, I might end up with a sleeping bag on th pull out sofa

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Old 12-24-2014, 07:17 PM   #6
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I usually sleep with head to rear, but recently flipped around as I lved being able to look out the window. We were in Maine on the Ocean and it was so wonderful watching the tide and lapping water.i
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:28 PM   #7
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We sleep with our heads towards the front. That puts your head into the warmer part of the trailer, and out of the draft off of the back window - much better in colder weather. Also it puts your feet into the narrower part, allowing you to move your arms around. I sleep against the wall so that Becky doesn't have to climb over me to get out to use the bathroom. For a while, when we tried used the corner bed with our heads facing the back, we ended up making up the dinette and sleeping separately. Switching ends put us back together again-yeah! I'm also a bit claustrophobic, so sleeping with my head under the cabinet above also made me uneasy.
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:35 PM   #8
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Thank you so much for the input. I should have mentioned that Nancy is thin and I am not really heavy, but larger than my cute, petite Norske. We have no problems with the size of the bed, for us. I feel that it is definitely harder to exit at night if one's head is at the aft end of the AS. We will use the AS pillows and overhead lights in the after-part as a lounge and the forward part as where we enter and exit the bed, at night. It is really great to get help from all of you on an issue that might seem trite, but isn't to us. Thanks!
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #9
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We started out sleeping head to back but DW said it made her feel claustrophobic. So we addedd a Sharper Image Memory Foam topper and switched to feet to the back and have slept better. Still hoping to move up to a 25 FB at some point to get bigger bed and more knee space in the john

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