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Old 05-16-2019, 05:43 AM   #1
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Has Airstream produced a trailer with a king-size bed?

Or, is there an elegant way to convert to a king-size?

(I'm a big tall guy. I don't like a queen, and I didn't marry the most beautiful woman in the world to sleep in a twin bed like it's the Dick Van Dyke show.)
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:42 AM   #2
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How big is the Pleather sofabed in the older Classics... say 2000-2010?
That might be the best approximation of a king size bed that does not eat too much space to live with whenever you aren't in it.

Would not try to put a king in the bedroom of anything shy of 27 feet. A fixed king basically takes the bedroom wall to wall. No walk around room. YOU get the sheet changing duty because you'd have to wrestle the mattress up one corner at a time to put on the bottom sheet, and again to tuck in the rest.

A midnight bathroom run? Fighting free of the covers.. levitating over your partner.. not great.

Usable space during the day? You might consider twins, with some kind of pull out extension and a 3rd mattress to make a "triple-wide twin" but you would need to do something clever about the nightstand and have the middle mattress somehow not have a curved corner. And everything would have to fit tightly or your bodies would tend to fall in the cracks. And conventional bedding would need to yield to sleeping bags. And then there is setting up and taking it down daily. Meh.

Good luck hunting.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:13 AM   #3
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I believe you could get a king size bed into a 25FB if you took out the nightstand in the front corner. I have a "real" 80" queen sized mattress in mine. I believe the FC25FB queen has the longest bedroom in the fleet with its full 8'6" length. I specifically chose a 25' queen model so I could install an 80" queen mattress for my 6'5" length. With a king mattress, you will still have plenty of room to walk along the foot of the bed and bathroom side of the bed. With my 80" queen mattress, I really didn't lose any functionality versus the "camper" queen.
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Has Airstream produced a trailer with a king-size bed?

Or, is there an elegant way to convert to a king-size?

(I'm a big tall guy. I don't like a queen, and I didn't marry the most beautiful woman in the world to sleep in a twin bed like it's the Dick Van Dyke show.)
The problem with a king size bed is the dimension of the space. The widest trailer is just over 96". A king mattress is 76" wide. That only leaves 10" on each side of the bed. My size 15 feet will not fit that space, and my old knees want allow them to turn sideways.

I've gotten used to the fitting my king size self, 6'3" x 260lb, into the RV queen bed.
Feet hang off up to ankles !! Cold feet during winter
Luckily my wife is small to the opposite extreme so I can go diagonal when it's really cold.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:41 AM   #5
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The problem with a king size bed is the dimension of the space. The widest trailer is just over 96". A king mattress is 76" wide. That only leaves 10" on each side of the bed. My size 15 feet will not fit that space, and my old knees want allow them to turn sideways.

I've gotten used to the fitting my king size self, 6'3" x 260lb, into the RV queen bed.
Feet hang off up to ankles !! Cold feet during winter
Luckily my wife is small to the opposite extreme so I can go diagonal when it's really cold.
Alan, you are correct for North-South facing beds. The reason why the 25' queen has the most room for a king bed is because it faces East-West. The king bed will get tucked into the front corner of the bedroom. That will leave 16" of walkway at the foot of the bed and wrapping around to the hallway on the bathroom side of the bed. I'm sure a king mattress would work in a 25' queen model Airstream with the nightstand removed.
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One of my prior trailers had that east/west orientation. It was a narrow body with a full size double mattress. I did not like it because whoever slept in the rear had to tilt their head toward the bed to walk around. Because of my tallness and the roof curvature, I found that maneuver was difficult.
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A king bed is the same length as a queen bed. 80".
The Airstream (and most RV's are "short queens, 75")
Maybe your first move would be to put a extension on the platform and use a real queen.
Or, remove the nightstand on the twins, and fill in the middle.
Of course, you'd have to get up from the foot, but it would be HUGE!
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