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Boomerweps

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SoundGuy wrote:

jfkmk wrote:

We looked at tts with Murphy beds, and the only thing we really didn’t like is the bed severely cut into storage.


Agree 100%. NO travel trailer with a Murphy bed will offer anywhere near the front pass through cargo capacity as will a trailer with a conventional walk around bed. The front pass through in my 19' Coachmen is humungous, even for a relatively small trailer.

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You guys are making me jealous. My underbed storage is not a pass through. The water pump and water heater take up the left side. They could have placed them under a dinette seat and made it a pass through.


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Here's my opinion which you are, of course, free to ignore. If you like the floorplan and the Murphy bed get it. Don't over think the storage issue. Without kids along you already need a lot less stuff. If you carefully select items you bring along focusing on what you actually need and will use you may find that you will require less storage than you think you need. We have a couples camper (FunFinder 210WBS 18' box) and after 7 years of use, we still have empty cabinets.

When you equip your new camper try to get things that take up less space. For example Corelle dishes stack and nest fairly compactly and they can be used in the microwave. Nesting pyrex bowls with snap lids can be used in the microwave, conventional oven, freezer, refrigerator, and they can all be stored in a stock pot. Lots of things are made with collapsible silicon like dishpan, strainer, measuring cups, etc.

Bear in mind that we all tend to take more stuff than actually need. Control that impulse and things will probably work out fine.

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Since you are also looking for a medium size TT, check out OutdoorsRV, Timber Ridge, model 24rls and 24rks.


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Here's my opinion which you are, of course, free to ignore. If you like the floorplan and the Murphy bed get it. Don't over think the storage issue. Without kids along you already need a lot less stuff. If you carefully select items you bring along focusing on what you actually need and will use you may find that you will require less storage than you think you need. We have a couples camper (FunFinder 210WBS 18' box) and after 7 years of use, we still have empty cabinets.

When you equip your new camper try to get things that take up less space. For example Corelle dishes stack and nest fairly compactly and they can be used in the microwave. Nesting pyrex bowls with snap lids can be used in the microwave, conventional oven, freezer, refrigerator, and they can all be stored in a stock pot. Lots of things are made with collapsible silicon like dishpan, strainer, measuring cups, etc.

Bear in mind that we all tend to take more stuff than actually need. Control that impulse and things will probably work out fine.


Thanks for the info, somehow we squeezed, us and the kids into a 19' rig at one time! It was tight but we made it work.

You are right in the fact that we/most people seem to over pack. I swear if one has a 1,000 sq ft home or a 4,000 sq ft home they both will be packed!

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richardcoxid wrote:

Since you are also looking for a medium size TT, check out OutdoorsRV, Timber Ridge, model 24rls and 24rks.



Very nice, may want our 3/4 ton back! The 1/2 ton maybe a little taxed. Perfect floor plan with the rockers!

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I had this camper for 5 years before they changed it and added the Murphy Bed. It was an awesome camper for us. We really Loved it.


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We have a Murphy bed in our 22' TT and it has a split mattress that we covered with a 1" foam topper. We find it comfortable. There is enough space under the couch to store an outside table and 2 folding chairs. Pass through easily handles all the other outside stuff. On rainy or cool days we appreciate the extra indoor space the couch provides. as well we haven't used all the storage this Sonic VBH has in it.

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Thanks for the reply, good to hear most seem to happy with a Murphy Bed

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Our Wildwood's murphy bed we can walk around comfy after I put a foam topper on it.. WE were totally against them when we were looking at gettin a new trailer (its our first brand new one) But after we looked at one with it in we loved it.. WE really like that we can have the short trailer that we had to have to be able to keep it at home and flop up the bed and have a loveseat.


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Wow any other lower end manufacturers make similar floor plan, to
Timber Ridge, model 24rls . This a little rich for us, but love everything!


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