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Posted: 03/05/18 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's a little hard to give options when we don't know if you're looking new or used and perhaps a budget to help narrow it down.

Mine has a King bed, a very large sofa sleeper that could easily sleep two adults, plus a dinette that could sleep a shorter adult, especially if they slept diagonally on it. In addition, with opposing slides in front, it opens up so much that one or two people could put air mattresses down on the floor between the dinette and the kitchen counter, if needed. We also have two recliners that could be laid back and slept in. It would be a "full house" but my unit could sleep quite a few people, if needed.


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Your observation is correct. Diesel Pushers have their advantages. But they are often built for 2. There are a few family friendly models, but those are more kid friendly than adult/dude friendly.


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I'd love a MH because we travel more than we camp. But, I have 3 kids and I want something with at least 3, if not 4 bunk beds. This pretty much doesn't exist in a MH format. Therefore, I'm going to be going with a trailer, either a TT or FW, I don't know which.
You say you've seen "lots" of MH bunkhouse models? With 2 bunks or more? What were they, if you don't mind?

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KD4UPL wrote:

I'd love a MH because we travel more than we camp. But, I have 3 kids and I want something with at least 3, if not 4 bunk beds. This pretty much doesn't exist in a MH format. Therefore, I'm going to be going with a trailer, either a TT or FW, I don't know which.
You say you've seen "lots" of MH bunkhouse models? With 2 bunks or more? What were they, if you don't mind?


There are a fair few class C bunkhouse plans that have two bunk beds and room for a couple in a cabover bunk, besides the big bed in the back. That's one possibility.





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NCC-1701 wrote:

It's a little hard to give options when we don't know if you're looking new or used and perhaps a budget to help narrow it down.

Mine has a King bed, a very large sofa sleeper that could easily sleep two adults, plus a dinette that could sleep a shorter adult, especially if they slept diagonally on it. In addition, with opposing slides in front, it opens up so much that one or two people could put air mattresses down on the floor between the dinette and the kitchen counter, if needed. We also have two recliners that could be laid back and slept in. It would be a "full house" but my unit could sleep quite a few people, if needed.


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Just for fun I looked through the pages of Diesel Motorhomes <$100K on PPL motorhome's website. I did not see any with bunks. Several had the back bed (Queen or King), 2 sofa sleepers, and a booth dinette.

I think you're going to have a hard time finding something in that range with bunks, but some searching might find you a unit with a floorplan where you could have some feature removed and bunks installed. Would just take a lot of looking at dealer websites and some time.

For more fun, I found this model...new and way above $100K...that basically fit what you said you're looking for in length, DP, bunks, etc. So what you are looking for does exist.

http://www.mhsrv.com/2019-thor-motor-coach-palazzo-33-3-bunk-house-rv-for-sale-w-full-wall-slide-new-diesel-pusher-tx-i2062500

Looking and searching is kinda fun anyway. Good luck!

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Forest River Legacy, Winnebago Forza lineups both have bunk models.

I have slept in my last Super C bunks in a pinch, fine for me at 5'11". I also was stationed on a USCG ship in the past so was used to being a little "cramped but comfy".

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KD4UPL wrote:

I'd love a MH because we travel more than we camp. But, I have 3 kids and I want something with at least 3, if not 4 bunk beds. This pretty much doesn't exist in a MH format. Therefore, I'm going to be going with a trailer, either a TT or FW, I don't know which.
You say you've seen "lots" of MH bunkhouse models? With 2 bunks or more? What were they, if you don't mind?

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The drop down bunks over the driver's seats are much nicer for adults than bunks but not too many DPs have them... yet. They seem to be a growing thing.

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KD4UPL wrote:

I'd love a MH because we travel more than we camp. But, I have 3 kids and I want something with at least 3, if not 4 bunk beds. This pretty much doesn't exist in a MH format. Therefore, I'm going to be going with a trailer, either a TT or FW, I don't know which.
You say you've seen "lots" of MH bunkhouse models? With 2 bunks or more? What were they, if you don't mind?


You travel more than you camp? How is that even possible? You drive and drive and drive, sleep a bit and drive and drive and drive? I think you are missing everything this Country has to offer!


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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