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Old 05-18-2015, 11:31 AM   #29
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We enjoy the twin bed arrangement in our Classic. We have additional hanging storage over the end of each bed plus a roof locker above each bed. Those two storage areas on each side do not exist in the queen bed version.

Those of us with silver in the hair think a twin bed is luxurious compared to the front seat of a VW for after dark activity.

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Old 05-18-2015, 11:35 AM   #30
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Twin beds are the way to go in my mind. As mentioned previously in this thread there are many advantages - improved outside storage/access, reasonably good inside storage, longer (for those tall people), nice aisle that extends the entire length of the trailer and great for a dressing room.

I really like the idea of using the twin bed arrangement as a day area. If the beds could somehow be designed to be akin to a futon - couch during the day, bed at night - that would be a great addition. The idea of long bolster pillows accomplishes something similar but then I have to do something with the pillow at night. Rather, a futon-like arrangement with no "bumps", or stiffening rods or any of that uncomfortable business would be an interesting way to effectively have a day/night arrangement.

As for sleeping with the other person - that's highly overrated! I don't mean anyone should not have whatever kind of fun they want to have in their trailer, but when it comes to sleeping, I want to sleep. I suspect many of us are that way. There's plenty of room in a twin for activities other than sleeping. Then when it's time to sleep you sleep.

Two sets of twins in a bunk bed arrangement would be much better in my mind than the "bunkhouse" Airstream came out with. I'm sure there are folks who like the bunkhouse but when I enter that trailer all I see is beds! Two sets of twins laid out as bunk beds would address that issue.

Danielle and I are in the market for a used Safari SE with twins. Airstream either didn't make this trailer (although I thought I saw it in the available floor plans) or the 27' model we want doesn't come on the market often. So for now we'll stick with our '92, 29' Classic with twins.

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Old 05-18-2015, 11:36 AM   #31
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I enjoy (sometimes more/better than others ) sleeping with my wife, so we'll keep the queen bed, thank you.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:52 AM   #32
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I believe the topic is "What I like about twin beds".

Seems to be degenerating into a discussion/defense of lovelife opinions and "What I like about Queen beds"

Perhaps a new thread should be started so we can remain on-topic.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:56 AM   #33
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Good grief..... lighten up, greghoro.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:59 AM   #34
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Any of you sleep in twin beds at home?

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:23 PM   #35
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Another option

We bought the FC just for the twins. Love the ease of the bedroom. Also. You can purchase at the box store an 8x4 prefinished shelf that will just fit on the bed frame under the mattress and drawer will still open. I bring a sewing machine and slide it under there out of the way. Doesn't interfere with access to lockers or floor storage. We have a 2015. Love the vented air
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:29 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by DougHart352 View Post

would you be able to post pictures of your recliners? Thanks, Doug
This thread has a number of front dinette and rear dinette recliner conversions.

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:34 PM   #37
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25' Safari SS - 2005 converted to bunk bed

Can't talk much about twins but we had the small queen in our 25' Safari SS that was impossible; can't get out of bed if you are on the outside without crawling over the inside person; impossible to make the bed; can't hardly get in bathroom because of door only opening 25 degrees; no dressing area. So what did we do?? We converted the queen to bunk beds. Great change!!! Now can get in and out of bed without disturbing other; can open bathroom door 120 degrees; have dressing area. We love it and I wouldn't have it any other way. Why Airstream made the small queen in the corner I will never know!! No one likes it.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:35 PM   #38
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What I like about twin beds

Originally Posted by BoldAdventure View Post
You know what would be great for families, twins with bunks over them. I want to see that.

We did that in our 1969 Ambassador. I'll try to find the link, I posted pics on the this site.

If you search for it, it's listed as Building walls and Bunks.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:59 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by ckottum View Post
Any of you sleep in twin beds at home?

Yep - sort of - queen beds in separate rooms!
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:00 PM   #40
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:14 PM   #41
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In regards to the sleeping arrangements, the Hat method is the solution. Wear your hat to bed and throw it to your partner. She can bring it back or just throw it back.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:15 PM   #42
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We like all of the things as previously stated in the above comments about twins. It definitely is more room for the tall hubs, more room to get dressed, and the "walk around" area on the queen just wasn't big enough to fit him. One of the biggest pluses we found is an actual area for our two labs to sleep. I found some great dog beds on Groupon that fit perfectly on the floor in between the beds. That gives comfy sleeping space for all!

I thought we were the only ones that used the bedroom as our sitting room. At the end of the day we just gravitated to that area and found it quite comfy and lots of room for all of us. And, let's face it, sitting sideways on the dinette to watch TV in the combo living/dining area is not comfortable on your back no matter how many pillows you put behind you.

@jayseejay: Those comforters are really cute! Do you mind if I ask where you found them?

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