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Old 11-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #43
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I don't quite understand how to get up there, but at 220# the point is moot.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #44
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I don't quite understand how to get up there, but at 220# the point is moot.
Well we could test outer limits of capacity just for academics sake - surely that 150 is just for the lawyers - very conservative - but I'll let someone else try the limits

Am wondering how parents load kids in though just for kicks - my kids for a while will not use it themselves
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:03 AM   #45
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Aside from the fact I am overweight-
How do you do it? Is there a ladder?
Do you stand in the lower bed then jump up there?
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Old 11-12-2013, 06:26 AM   #46
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PharmGeek, I am so excited for you! The time is getting near! We don't even have ours (27FB Eddie Bauer) ordered and I already can't sleep! Have a blast and don't get so busy having fun that you can't keep up with the posts! Looking forward to reading your posts!
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #47
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Can hardly sleep - literally

(this also has to do with the insanely uncomfortable bed and pillows at my in-laws - worst sleep of my life hands down)
We used to have the same problem.. Solved it by taking the trailer with us and camping in the front yard. Fortunately they live within driving distance.


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This is a great thread, it shows how well designed Airstreams are. The bunk looks unusable from some photos yet nobody has complained about it, in fact everyone has said how well the bunk works.
I thought the same thing from the photos. The measured dimensions are: 75" long, 21 1/2" from top of mattress to ceiling at location of the support bar, and 30" wide at shoulder and head area. The bunk narrows towards the back of the trailer, but I don't think if affects the comfort of the bed.

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Well we could test outer limits of capacity just for academics sake - surely that 150 is just for the lawyers - very conservative - but I'll let someone else try the limits

Am wondering how parents load kids in though just for kicks - my kids for a while will not use it themselves
The bunk seemed very sturdy for me when I climbed up there. I know someone who could test the limits, but I think we will defer as well Our kid is "self-loading", haha! Somehow she can scamper up and down from there no trouble at all. Our last SOB bunkhouse trailer had equal size bunks top and bottom, and were not as easy to climb plus there was not a ladder. We had kids visit from age 5 and up and they all wound up on the top bunk without help. Getting down was a little iffy, but the AS has the wider mattress below which is an improvement, as long as there is not someone below. A narrow mattress below might be an idea to prevent anyone getting stepped on.


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Aside from the fact I am overweight-
How do you do it? Is there a ladder?
Do you stand in the lower bed then jump up there?
I think a ladder could be added. They make models for RV's. To get up there I just stood on the lower mattress and swung a leg up, sort of like climbing on a horse
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M.hony - I'm thinking you can swing by Allison's AS at canopener and try that leg swing up maneuver - I will record and post a how to on YouTube
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:15 PM   #49
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We used to have the same problem.. Solved it by taking the trailer with us and camping in the front yard. Fortunately they live within driving distance. I thought the same thing from the photos. The measured dimensions are: 75" long, 21 1/2" from top of mattress to ceiling at location of the support bar, and 30" wide at shoulder and head area. The bunk narrows towards the back of the trailer, but I don't think if affects the comfort of the bed. The bunk seemed very sturdy for me when I climbed up there. I know someone who could test the limits, but I think we will defer as well Our kid is "self-loading", haha! Somehow she can scamper up and down from there no trouble at all. Our last SOB bunkhouse trailer had equal size bunks top and bottom, and were not as easy to climb plus there was not a ladder. We had kids visit from age 5 and up and they all wound up on the top bunk without help. Getting down was a little iffy, but the AS has the wider mattress below which is an improvement, as long as there is not someone below. A narrow mattress below might be an idea to prevent anyone getting stepped on. I think a ladder could be added. They make models for RV's. To get up there I just stood on the lower mattress and swung a leg up, sort of like climbing on a horse
Or getting on a motorcycle or climbing in/on the bed of a truck or flatbed trailer or something...
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:19 PM   #50
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M.hony - I'm thinking you can swing by Allison's AS at canopener and try that leg swing up maneuver - I will record and post a how to on YouTube
Brother, I don't believe that!
I am too big- exceed the weight limit...
You might get a "how-to" video on how to break down or collapse a bunk bed!
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Brother, I don't believe that!
I am too big- exceed the weight limit...
You might get a "how-to" video on how to break down or collapse a bunk bed!
You are welcome to swing by at Canopener No demos from me though, Once was enough
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Getting in it was not easy for a 6 foot tall person - once in I think I could easily sleep there - teens/kids easy.
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I see- I guess you enter at the gap near the foot of the bed-
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Getting in it was not easy for a 6 foot tall person - once in I think I could easily sleep there - teens/kids easy.
Yep. I tried that when I took a look at a new bunkhouse on CanAm's forecourt when I delivered my trailer for winter storage. I'm 6'7". Contortions ensued.
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I'll start different thread tomorrow - don't want to hijack this one but we are home safe and sound - parking got done with no problems but it was annoying my wife started to help me back when in rolled "help"- more tomorrow
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Getting in it was not easy for a 6 foot tall person - once in I think I could easily sleep there - teens/kids easy.
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