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Old 02-09-2004, 10:08 AM   #1
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How Old Were You When You Went Twin?

Just curious, how old were you when you decided to go the twin bed route? Anyone ever go twin and come back to the queen? Anyone ever go queen and come back to twin? Do you find you get more rest but less $@%?

The reason I ask is, the 48" double? in the Bambi worries us a little and some of the vintage coaches in the same size range as the Bambi look pretty neat but most have twin beds.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:16 AM   #2
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I've always been twin. I mostly camp with my wife but not always. Twins allow for different campers. Besides, with a queen, someone invariably needs to crawl over the other in the middle of the night. Besides, the cover stealers can keep to themselves

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Old 02-09-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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In our case with the double up against the wall it gets a bit tight. We have wanted a twin for two reasons, gives each of us more room and since my wife tends to stay up later than I, she does not disturb my sleep when she goes to bed. At first neither of us wanted the twins, but as we have been thinking and talking, the double makes more sense.

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Old 02-09-2004, 10:41 AM   #4
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I've spent a bit of time thinking about this as well, since with no salvagable furniture, we'll be able to cram whatever we like in there. In college my wife and I weighed less, and snuggled all night on a double - nowadays though we use a queen. (No California king-sized in our future - we're only going down from here!)

I would imagine that in our case beds will be folded up during the day, and most of our daylight hours will be spent out sightseeing (or driving to the next destination,) so the larger the bed --> the more comfy, the more comfy --> the better.

This won't be possible for the 2nd bed for the 2nd couple we'll probably have tagging along on many trips. In that case, it'll have to be a double and they'll just have to squish.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:16 AM   #5
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Twins will always be up against a wall and will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. I also don't like the restriction of the curve in the trailer end for rear twins.

We have the crosswise queen and I would not trade it for twins. There is just enough room to ease out and not have to crawl over the other person. The corner full size in the International gave us plenty of room but it meant crawling over the other person and a hot or cold wall to sleep against.

We could not tolerate a 48" corner bed with confining walls. I would even take twins rather than that.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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Twins will always be up against a wall and will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer. I also don't like the restriction of the curve in the trailer end for rear twins.
John ... Is there a problem with insulation on Airstreams? The walls on our Holiday Rambler do not seem to be "cold in the winter and hot in the summer". I always assumed the Airstream was insulated to the same degree or better.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:50 AM   #7
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John ... Is there a problem with insulation on Airstreams? The walls on our Holiday Rambler do not seem to be "cold in the winter and hot in the summer". I always assumed the Airstream was insulated to the same degree or better.
In Texas summer (100+), I can lay my hand on the wall and it is quite warm, especially when the sun is on that side of the trailer. My wife, who is always cold, complained about the cold wall when we had the International. As far as heat and cold goes, the windows seem to let in a lot more heat and cold than the wall itself.
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:04 PM   #8
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In 1994 we purchased an sob with twin beds. We were 45 at the time. In 2001 we traded the sob for the 30' classic. The AS has a qween. Much better for sleeping and ...

We will never go back.

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Old 02-09-2004, 12:22 PM   #9
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Much better for sleeping and ...

We will never go back.

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You said it all right there, Mark.
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:33 PM   #10
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struggling with that issue as well...

... still got the 6'7" boyfriend and, while I'm thin & tend to curl up, between us we still seem to need every inch of my king-size bed. I have NO idea what the solution will be in an Airstream, but a total gut & custom configuration seems to be the only route. Even if we won't be living in the trailer, I have little patience for discomfort, especially at night.
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Summerkid,

I'm 6'4 and I accept the fact that my feet will hang over the edge. That was part of the problem with twins. There was no place for my feet to hang. There are bulkheads directly at the foot of the beds. With the queen, my feet hang out just fine.

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Old 02-09-2004, 02:15 PM   #12
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After having a queen in our SOB we decided to go the twin route in our '01 Safari. One of the nice things about the twins in that model was the night stand and drawer that separated the two beds. It also was easier if you got up at night being able to walk straight through to the bathroom.

What my wife didn't like about the twins was sleeping against the curved wall. First there was the curve but secondly the cold from the window which tended to spill down the side wall. The window was closing properly but single pane glass does radiate cold.

When we ordered the new Classic we decided to go back to a queen layout.

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Twins will always be up against a wall and will be cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
Our Tradewind had a padded area attached to the wall about 14 inches tall that ran the length of the twin bed on each side. Heat was never a problem, but even with the pad the cold was noticeable. Our Argosy just has the bare metal wall. We'll probably add a wall pad to the Argosy one day for each bed. Gives us another area for creativity with fabrics too.

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I've been told the queen does come after the twins but it's preceded by the divorce.
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