Question regarding sleeping & eating in a 1978 28' Argosy..
Hi all.. I've been pondering over two different rigs -- one an Argosy gasser as described in the title of this post with the rear bathroom and single couch adjacent to the bathroom (closets are on opposite side to the couch -- not another couch like some models) and a different brand diesel rig that's 3 feet longer but the same age (1978 model) but has a CAT 3208 engine.. Both rigs are very close to each other price wise I believe (the diesel rig is a little more -- perhaps $1000-$1500).
The things I like about the Argosy are the tons of windows to make it seem more open inside -- particularly with those upper rectangular windows (see photos below). The things I'm not so enamored with are the sleeping & eating arrangements which are not an issue with the 'other' rig.
So.. What I'm curious on the Argosy is how to change the sleeping arrangements a little. I've got a family of 5 (3 kids -- ~6, 11, 14) and don't see this rig accommodating the entire family in its current config -- it's setup to sleep 4 at best unless the last one sleeps on the floor. I've seen other Argosy's (trailers included I believe) that have a similar floor plan but a fold-down bunk is over the rear couch.. Are there any other options on this front?
Also -- for eating, how big is the fold-out table opposite the front couch? It looks fairly small -- what do the rest of you do that have kids? I suspect that some (?) of these rigs were setup for a couple that didn't have kids traveling hence the smaller tables and lack of full-dinette. I realize I could build one if space isn't an issue..
See attached photos of the interior areas of the Argosy rig I'm looking at..