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Posted: 07/10/12 08:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm on my second front bedroom trailer. I've only seen one situation where I was glad to not have a rear bedroom.

Going camping at the race track. Everyone puts their genny's in the middle. One time I went, guy had a 7500kw contractor gen. That sucker was LOUD!!!!

We would have got no sleep if that was a back bedroom.


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Posted: 07/13/12 12:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like having the bed in the back. The back of an RV tends to bounce more while you are driving. There is less stuff to break in the bedroom then the kitchen or living area. The bedroom usually weighs less so more of the weight is on the front of the TT which helps with towing.

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Posted: 07/13/12 05:23pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is one (maybe more) 5th Wheels that have a door on each side. I really loved that design as I think about fire or emergencies


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We have both in our C. The over cab bed where the adults sleep when the kids are not along and twin beds in the back where the kids sleep.

I sleep well in either bed.

More important to me is a opening window over the bed. A friend has a TT with a rear corner bed and the window over the bed does not open.

Our kitchen is in the middle with the bathroom between it and the rear bedroom.

I think if we were looking for an RV for a seasonal site I would want the bedroom at the shadier end of the RV.

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My bedroom is in the front i am always next to the road in a park and the bath is in the back 30 feet away. my next tt will have bed in the back with bath next to it.


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Lets see front or back? tonight i'll sleep in the front bed and tomorow I'll sleep ao the couch in the rear. Your choice your house. Have fun!!!!


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Posted: 07/25/12 04:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Aside from personal preference is there a logical reason to have the bedroom in the front for a TT? It seems that most of the new Jayco's have a front bedroom. Does this make the tongue weight less?
Somebody from Jayco please respond.
I wonder if any of the manufacturers read these posts. It seems to me that they would have better designs if they did.


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I believe that 8iron has the right idea. Most FWs have limited head room in the front part, unless you get a really big one and those generally have the bedrooms in the back and, probably, are for full-timing rather than towing around to different campgrounds. Our front bedroom FW has the kitchen in the center, more or less, with swivel chairs in the rear placed so we can look head-on at the entertainment center. In the size we will probably be using for a long time, I don't believe there are any front living rooms, about 30' overall length.


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Truck campers and 5th wheels (until recently) have limited head room in the front that overhangs the truck cab or truck box so the beds have traditionally been placed there...TT's don't have that concern.


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Roy&Lynne wrote:

There is one (maybe more) 5th Wheels that have a door on each side. I really loved that design as I think about fire or emergencies


That is something that makes me feel safer, too. Especially with small children sleeping in a rear bunk room or garage. If there were a fire or other emergency, I would want that 2nd direct escape route for them!


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