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JayMartin

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Posted: 03/27/19 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,
Ex-truck camper here (Northstar on a Dodge diesel), thinking I might like a 24’ Class C w/ slide. Are there layouts in that short a footprint that have more than 5’ of access to one corner of the foot of the bed? If not, what is the shortest length I should shop for to be able to make the bed easier than I could in the truck camper?
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Five feet of access to one corner, in a Class C RV? Hard to imagine.

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I haven't been looking long, but this is a pic from one listed on eBay right now.
Edit: the pic isn't posting. Need to study up on how to do that. The Class C is a 2014 Thor Four Winds M23U.

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Posted: 03/27/19 11:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JayMartin wrote:

Hi,
Ex-truck camper here (Northstar on a Dodge diesel), thinking I might like a 24’ Class C w/ slide. Are there layouts in that short a footprint that have more than 5’ of access to one corner of the foot of the bed? If not, what is the shortest length I should shop for to be able to make the bed easier than I could in the truck camper?
Thanks,
Jay


The Winnebago Class C model, 22M, might meet your criteria:

https://winnebagoind.com/products/class-c/2019/minnie-winnie/floorplans


Phil, 2005 E450 Itasca Spirit 24V

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I think I figured out how to post a picture. This is what I was referring to in my original post. Access to the bed is even less than what I had with my truck camper. [image]

Yes, the Winnebago layout is what I would prefer and will look for.
Thank you,
Jay

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check out the Forester/sunseekers
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Jay, I went from a TC to that same floorplan and it's actually easier to make the bed. You have to try it to see.
My AF TC had a taller cabover than my Lance and the Lance was more difficult to make the bed, the class C floorplan that you show has a lot more headroom than any TC, making it even easier. The access to the bed is fine for us, we have the same non-slide class c floorplan except a U-dinette.

Just be sure you get a full 60x80 queen or in the case of a slide model be careful because some of those queens are folding queens. Might not be as comfortable and might not be a full time bed while on the road (rest stops etc).

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The Winnebago/Itasca View/Navion "G" models have a "walkaround" queen in a rear slideout. It's actually more of a "shufflearound" but if you don't clutter the space by the sides of the bed it works fairly well. I find the folding (well, 2 piece actually) mattress to be quite comfortable. One drawback is that the bed is not usable unless the slide is out so if you stop at rest stops, truck stops, Walmart etc. the slide does need to go out if you want to sleep.

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Just zip two sleeping bags together and it's simple to make the bed.
Or use an RV Superbag

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That's pretty much my exact unit also.

A friend with the same unit removed the rear corner bed completely and converted it into an L-shaped sofa unit with a drop-down table against the washroom wall. It makes the unit far more useable that way but does mean the only bed is the queen over the cab.

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