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Old 11-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #57
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Absolutely thanks for doing this! I think I can speak for most of us - we are definitely looking forward to your trial and tribulations! Have fun and be safe!!
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #58
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Keep us posted! That is a cute little helper wonder who winds up with the upper bunk in a few years, lol!
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:22 AM   #60
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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
That reminds me of the movie "The Long Long Trailer", when they are trying to back the trailer in to the driveway and all the family members give conflicting instructions, and they wipe out a corner of the house with the trailer.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:06 PM   #61
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Yay, congrats, Pharmgeek!
Feel free to keep the observations and comments coming in this thread - I think it is helpful to have bunk model info consolidated.

As for upper bunk access, right now we give a boost to our 6yo (or put my foot on the lower bed board and let him use my knee as a stepstool). We have a rock wall climbing hold that we'll be installing on that closet wall by the bunk opening next time we camp, and we're hoping that will be enough to let him get in and out on his own.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #62
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my 3 year old already loves it up there...he slept there saturday night....

before he fell asleep he was poking his head from up there looking back at us smiling and giggling...good stuff.

the upper bunk is now apparently formally reserved He slept through the night no problems...the rails up there are tall enough at his age very little risk of him falling and IF he did (big if, very very doubtful) - he would land on lower bunk.

What an excellent idea of mounting something to help them climb up.

the main queen bed for us has proven comfortable as is...although for a touch of added warmth I think I will buy a cheap foam topper. slept quite well....I know plenty of folks on this forum discussed the inadequacy of this bed..we are age 30 so we may not be the best reference, but it was comfortable for us...not as comfortable as our home mattress but just fine...

definitely this macerator toilet is worth NOTING - its quite a neat toilet though in use so far...LED lights do in fact flicker when flushing - IggyWalker's does the exact same thing...hold the empty button down for solid 4-5 seconds for proper results...wife had some backwash of stuff with too hasty of operation of the buttons...manual says "hold for 5 full seconds"...results after doing this were consistently excellent so far....likely that dealer will not know about this macerator....I was given the ice trick advice...but NO ice down that toilet folks...

Just one passing thing that was cheesy - that door latch for the bathroom door...oh my, what a POS - plastic hardware...really...well, it aint bad as long as you are gentle with it...I simply would not try and close it without helping it when closing...great thing about this mechanism, is that for my 3 year old he cannot get in...don't want him in there to press hot water buttons, flush buttons, etc...so far he only fiddles with LED light switches - slowly I am getting him to quit that....so this mechanism for this reason I am thankful for...in part

Blinds are cheesy - really really soft tin metal type material that bends and creases very easily - why not use a plastic type that are much more indestructible?...just a matter of time before these get some real abuse...for now I am pulling them up...but not something I will stress at all...I simply cannot imagine these surviving 2 small kids that are as energetic as my kids

Love the storage - will be interesting to see how packing for a trip goes...

Take care you all...good night.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:18 PM   #63
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also, I very successfully used this trick with suspenders on standard queen sheets on the bed...cheap fix...no extra cost...used what we already had...make sure and get suspenders that come apart not sewn together.

HOW TO: Make a Fitted Sheet fit an RV Mattress - YouTube
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Old 11-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #64
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my 3 year old already loves it up there...he slept there saturday night.... before he fell asleep he was poking his head from up there looking back at us smiling and giggling...good stuff. the upper bunk is now apparently formally reserved He slept through the night no problems...the rails up there are tall enough at his age very little risk of him falling and IF he did (big if, very very doubtful) - he would land on lower bunk. What an excellent idea of mounting something to help them climb up. the main queen bed for us has proven comfortable as is...although for a touch of added warmth I think I will buy a cheap foam topper. slept quite well....I know plenty of folks on this forum discussed the inadequacy of this bed..we are age 30 so we may not be the best reference, but it was comfortable for us...not as comfortable as our home mattress but just fine... definitely this macerator toilet is worth NOTING - its quite a neat toilet though in use so far...LED lights do in fact flicker when flushing - IggyWalker's does the exact same thing...hold the empty button down for solid 4-5 seconds for proper results...wife had some backwash of stuff with too hasty of operation of the buttons...manual says "hold for 5 full seconds"...results after doing this were consistently excellent so far....likely that dealer will not know about this macerator....I was given the ice trick advice...but NO ice down that toilet folks... Just one passing thing that was cheesy - that door latch for the bathroom door...oh my, what a POS - plastic hardware...really...well, it aint bad as long as you are gentle with it...I simply would not try and close it without helping it when closing...great thing about this mechanism, is that for my 3 year old he cannot get in...don't want him in there to press hot water buttons, flush buttons, etc...so far he only fiddles with LED light switches - slowly I am getting him to quit that....so this mechanism for this reason I am thankful for...in part Blinds are cheesy - really really soft tin metal type material that bends and creases very easily - why not use a plastic type that are much more indestructible?...just a matter of time before these get some real abuse...for now I am pulling them up...but not something I will stress at all...I simply cannot imagine these surviving 2 small kids that are as energetic as my kids Love the storage - will be interesting to see how packing for a trip goes... Take care you all...good night.
There are no good window treatments for RV's. The Airstream curtains in a track are the best I've seen, but far from perfect- they fasten to one another with a small flimsy piece of Velcro that feels like it is going to tear away when you pull the curtains apart.
Basically the mini blinds and day-night shades are just terrible. As the strings break I will discard the blinds/day-night shades and have nothing. When the curtains rot I will replace them. Those curtains are part of the Classic vintage vibe. The blinds/shades are modern junk.
It foes seem best to travel with the blinds up- less damage from them swinging around.
Eventually the strings on day-night shades break leaving you to tie them up however you can for privacy.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:33 PM   #65
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so far the blinds have survived....its some kind of miracle lol

we are off on our first "long trip" in a bit more than a month....REALLY excited..

I will have a weekend trip locally in a few weeks too with my son, my brother and his son...will be a great time....the bunkhouse is going to be great for such weekend fun with some other family to camp with us as well...

Also, I have a guy only weekend planned for the last week of may...taking 2 other friends down in south alabama to an ATV/Jeep off road property called "boggs and boulders"...one buddy has a nice trail rated jeep and a couple family members with side by side polaris vehicles....will be a weekend to remember....or at least remember parts of it

My kids love going often to just watch movies in the trailer in the back yard....we watched peter pan today out there...both kids stay entertained and the weather is so perfect right now for chilling out there with the overhead fant. fan on...hey, if I cant be camping in the AS, we are going to get some use out of it

I need to figure out a ladder for my son to climb to top bunk....he can climb down to bottom bed on his own now, but cannot get up on his own, so repeated demands for helping him get up there are part of the fun being in there right now....
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:50 PM   #66
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So here's what we did for top-bunk access:



It worked quite well, but our top-bunker is 7. Not sure if it would give enough of a boost to a 3yo.

Oh, and I pulled out all the mini-blinds and replaced them with magnatized curtains and we're very happy with the functionality. I might do another post with details on that...
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:52 PM   #67
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Yes please !! That was brilliant btw!

So far my cheesy (yet I find "ok") blinds have not been thrashed by kiddos
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Ok, here it is:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...ns-119078.html
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Very cool!!

What happens when a kid grabs them and falls while keeping grip?

Same goes for blinds but I keep them up when kids are around them
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Hah - that, I cannot answer for you! I guess it depends on which fails first - the plastic clips that hold the blinds in place, or the kid's grip. The rods are much lighter than the miniblinds, so less likely to cause a concussion if they land on the faller's head, at least...

You're making me glad I never had to babyproof a trailer...
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