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Old 08-30-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Twin beds vs 'queen' - Experiences?

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DH and I are narrowing our search. We like the 25' Safari/Flying Cloud FB SE. We are having a hard time deciding between the twin beds - 3" longer, 4" wider than the 'queen' bed.

DH is 6'2" and his toes are over the end of the bed on the queen. DH thinks he likes the queen (probably because he's a bed hog) because he has more room to roll over.

Can anyone share their experiences with both? Do you have to stand in the kitchen to change your clothes with the queen bed?

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We bought our Lucy ('05 25FB) new off the dealer's lot. She had come with the queen bed so that's what we got. I have often thought that the twin beds might be better, but we really like the queen. We have pretty extensive experience with this sleeping arrangement. We have spent almost 300 nights in Lucy and have towed her over 33,000 miles. When Lucy was new we bought a 2" memory foam mattress topper from Camping world. I like Lucy's bed better than our one at home. We don't have any trouble getting dressed in the bedroom.

This being said, If we were to order a new 25FB today, I would really have to think about which bed configuration I would order.

Good luck in your choice.

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We have the twins in our (older) trailer. We've had doubles in other trailers, and what seems to happen is we roll over each other, or have to crawl over each other. In hot temps, the twins are better, as you are further apart, and less heat concentrated in one spot (the bed).
Besides that, I have to sleep in a bed by myself, so I prefer twins.
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The queen isn't big enough for sleeping, but the twins limit the ability to wallow all over a big bed, watching TV or reading or
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You all are bringing up everything we've thought about
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Old 08-30-2008, 08:45 PM   #6
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You all are bringing up everything we've thought about
Umm, putting this as delicately as possible... I'm not sure if you have kids, but if you do, there really is no opportunity to use a queen bed when camping...
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hi tk...

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...Do you have to stand in the kitchen to change your clothes with the queen bed?...
no.

u can go outside to change like i do...

or just not wear clothes INSIDE the trailer at all...

there is a long thread back a while on the virtues of twins vs island bedding.

try 'advanced search' with queen or twin (NOT BOTH) as the term, limit search to TITLES only ...

about 30 threads will pop up to start ya...

-some of the issues with twins... cold walls, wall condensation, no partner warming feature.

-some of the issues with island beds...less isle space, a tad less storage, and bed/blanket hogs...

standard sheets don't fit perfectly on either but standard queen bedding is pretty close.

i like the rear truck/under island bed storage better on the queens

but many like the 2 compartments that come with twins better.

another issue is "firmness' since many use a topper for mattress improvements on either arrangement.

post some pictures while u are changing clothes and we'll be able to give u better advice

if you look, it's obvious that lots of folks try converting twins to a queen, or the other way around too...

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Umm, putting this as delicately as possible... I'm not sure if you have kids, but if you do, there really is no opportunity to use a queen bed when camping...
Too funny!! Our twins are 17 1/2 and camping currently in a pop-up. You are correct my friend
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We bought our Lucy ('05 25FB) new off the dealer's lot. She had come with the queen bed so that's what we got. I have often thought that the twin beds might be better, but we really like the queen.
Same with us when we purchased our 27FB.
If I were to "order" one today I would get the twin config.
I think the "bedroom" could be used as a very functional sitting area...like having two sofas facing each other.

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Hi,
DH and I are narrowing our search. We like the 25' Safari/Flying Cloud FB SE. We are having a hard time deciding between the twin beds - 3" longer, 4" wider than the 'queen' bed.

DH is 6'2" and his toes are over the end of the bed on the queen. DH thinks he likes the queen (probably because he's a bed hog) because he has more room to roll over.

Can anyone share their experiences with both? Do you have to stand in the kitchen to change your clothes with the queen bed?

Thanks
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Hi, we have the Queen bed in our 25' Safari and have some close friends who have the Twins in their 25' Safari and I guess we are equally happy with our choices. My wife and I are still close to each other and have a Queen at home too. [2 Queens, wife and bed] So let me answer your question with a question; Do you have separate beds at home or are you cozy together in one bed?

Getting dressed inside of trailer; Wife always in bedroom and I have used both the bedroom and living room, but never in the kitchen. Hope this answers your questions.
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Talking we like the queen

Hi TK,

We have a 25FB with the queen bed and we like it a lot. At home we have a king size tempurpedic mattress, but find the queen plenty roomy and surprisingly comfy. Although, when camping we only share the bed with one cat, vs several at home

When I camp alone, I feel less lonely in the queen than I think I would with an empty twin across from me.

DH is 6'1". I originally thought I would put a piece of foam or something similar between the head of the bed and the wall, under the pillows, to extend the bed a few inches, but we haven't found it necessary. That might be something that would work for you.

One thing though, is the sideways layout of the 25FB. DH doesn't mind crawling onto the bed from the foot, being careful not to bang his head on the overhead storage bins, but I wouldn't like it. As he gets older that will be a lot less fun. Also, making the bed is annoying for the same reason. It only looks like there is space to walk around the bed!

The 27FB bed layout is much easier for both partners to get in and out of, looks easier to make the bed, and affords more closet and pantry space.

We have no problem getting dressed in the bedroom. We have a 15yo son who camps with us. It is easy to close either the bedroom "door" or the one just before the kitchen (if showering) and there is plenty of space.

Spend time in the units under consideration. Sit, lie down, hang out, go through the motions of cooking, daily living, bathing, etc. Get a feel for how it will fit you and the way you live.

Then go camping and have fun!
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I have the queen in my 25 FB SE - when I get the 27, I'm getting twins. The Dinette is "big enough" when put into bed configuration to do a lot more than lie around watching TV.

I fulltime, and I think the twins will give me more and easier access to inside storage, and will allow me more workspace for my sewing hobby.

Making the beds - gotta be easier with twins, especially in a 25 where it's sideways - AND there really isn't a lot of footroom on the wall side.

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I fulltime, and I think the twins will give me more and easier access to inside storage, and will allow me more workspace for my sewing hobby.

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Paula, are you going to remove one of the mattresses and use that area for a sewing table?
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Thank your for all your thoughts and questions. We sleep in a queen at home. Big considerations being that this AS will cost more than our first house.
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