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bigskybj

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Posted: 07/10/12 09:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am wondering if anyone has rolled up the roof and only opened up the rear bed for "naps" on long road trips? I know it sounds odd (and probably looks goofy!) but I am a single traveler and sometimes just need 5-6 hours of sleep and don't want to unhitch and unfold everything.

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Posted: 07/10/12 10:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On my rig, I would have to open the front bunk to be able to enter the Pup. I can't do that while connected to the TV, so it is a moot point. I don't see a problem with what you want to do as long as there is no rain or heavy dew.


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I guess you could open the rear crawling through the back "window" onto the bunk. Of course you would need to raise the support bar. You Pup fits very tight with both bunks pushed in so going through the door is problematic IMO.

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Posted: 07/10/12 11:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I never tried this before but I definitely would have to pull out the front bed to even get into the trailer space. My trailer has the front deck under the front bed area which is where I normally sleep as having the front deck there sort of keeps strange animals from sleeping under my extended tent bed. Actually has happened to me. Heard these strange snorting noise one night and sure enough a deer had been sleeping under that end of the trailer...

I also use every inch of the floor space to pack things while on the road. There would be a hugh pile of things stuffed under the trailer I guess if I had to clean out the front half hallway haha...

What I did alot of the times when I was pulling the POPUP with me on government trips was sleep in the back seat of F150 truck while being parked hookedup in a Walmart or Motel parking lot.

This was one of the big selling points for the hybrid trailers as the bed ends fold down from the outside and do not take any space at all inside the hybrid trailers. I thought that was a neat trick for them to do.

As far as support leaving the rear bed pushed in would be no problem on my setup as the bed floor is mounted very secure to a rail that slides in and out.

My trailer also has the mechanical metal safety pieces you can insert between the roof and bottom sides to keep the top from accidently falling down on you. Some trailer only depend on the ratchet action of the lift assy. I would definitely have the metal safety pieces in place.

I suppose the fabric roof would be open around the sides as far as mosquitoes would be concerned too... Sure couldn't zip up any of the window flaps in this mode... I would also have the opened area where the front door folds down into. Another hugh mosquito hole...

Interesting idea you have here... I do have my POPUP opened up at the moment and need to button things up to move the trailer around - might have to do some tree work where it is sitting in my CAMP BACKYARD. I will take a closer look on how this might might work for me. Always looking at different PLAN-B ideas for different situations.

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Hi All,
Thanks so much for the ideas and "food for thought. I hadn't considered all the stuff that I would have to climb over, that I too, store on the floor! I tow my tiny trailer with a Jeep Wrangler so naps in it (been there, done that!) are not so good :-)

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Posted: 07/10/12 01:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think it could have been done with my Coleman Niagara. It's a big trailer, but I could open it while still hooked up to the vehicle. Don't forget the stabilizers!


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I couldn't do it in my little trailer. Well I could but by the time I had the be out to where I could sleep in it I would really only be a few minutes from both beds out.

Give it a try in camp driveway and see how it would work.


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Really hard to do in a Pup tent trailers need to be up or down to work safely and properly to slide my door in place if it is a one piece the trailer will need to be all the way up when i got home from trips i would crank it half way up just to get in and out and un pack it is possible to do just be safe where you park.


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It would not be possible with our 2005 Fleetwood Niagara as the front bunk being a king had to be setup for the door to be installed and it would stick out past the trailer tongue when fully extended. Also I would hate to deal with the issues caused by a passing rain storm if the other end wasn't popped up properly...


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Posted: 07/12/12 09:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It really depends on the design and floorplan. Other than me needing to crank mine up about an inch to open the outside door, the high-wall allows me to move around a lot inside and even sleep on the really long couch inside, even with the slides still pushed in. And this while the roof is still cranked down.

It's quite nice in there for sleeping as light and noise are the same as a hardwall TT since it is still "down". And unless I've packed it to the gills, I can swing by the refrigerator on the way out for a chilled energy drink and I'm back at it.

But, this is on a large, 14' PUP with high walls. Not quite the typical unit out there.


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