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Posted: 04/30/19 12:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The majority of floorplans in rigs I've been looking at (A's and C's) have the dang bed up against window. I like to sit up in bed and read or watch TV and the thought of my fat @$$ leaning against thin RV glass makes me nervous. Not to mention the thermal loss where all the heat from my head is leeching out through the window on a cold night.


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Just get one of those plush bedrests. Put it up against the window, then sit against it.


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The thought of your ass against the window makes me nervous!

Use a big pillow. Get double-pane windows. It's possibly a matter of safety to have a fire escape window at the head of the bed

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Posted: 04/30/19 01:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Because then nobody will sit on your head [emoticon]

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Posted: 04/30/19 01:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Because then nobody will sit on your head [emoticon]

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That why I bought my Montana trailer, windows are on the sides!

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Actually that is an excellent question I mean that part of the room can get COLD or HOT depending on time of year. not comfortable at all. But I will attempt and answer and give a suggestion or two.

THe window is not just a window. It's an ESCAPE window.. And heaven forbid there is a fire in the RV.. ANYWHERE other than the bed (If it is the bed you are already in tribble) YOu open the window and basically dive or sommersault out.. Do not delay. Do not reach for trousers.. Just get outta there before the toxic smoke drops you like a rock.


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I have a hand woven wool blanket that is basically useless. Save as a wall hanging. The wall I hung it on.. Said window (Between Window and shade)

Reflectx is the other suggestion .


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"The majority of floor plans in rigs I've been looking at (A's and C's) have the dang bed up against window.

It's so you get to decide who to slap first. The space designer (floor planner) or the interior designer. (decorator).

OR: None of the above. . . . . . . It's a fire exit. (required)


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wa8yxm wrote:

Actually that is an excellent question I mean that part of the room can get COLD or HOT depending on time of year. not comfortable at all. But I will attempt and answer and give a suggestion or two.

THe window is not just a window. It's an ESCAPE window.. And heaven forbid there is a fire in the RV.. ANYWHERE other than the bed (If it is the bed you are already in tribble) YOu open the window and basically dive or sommersault out.. Do not delay. Do not reach for trousers.. Just get outta there before the toxic smoke drops you like a rock.


What I DID
I have a hand woven wool blanket that is basically useless. Save as a wall hanging. The wall I hung it on.. Said window (Between Window and shade)

Reflectx is the other suggestion .


I use thick cardboard, with cutouts for the emergency handles. But then, we think any window in the bedroom just lets in light, therefore, it isn't a good idea.


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I really hate a cold draft or very hot spot to put my head when I go to bed.

The window above the headboard is a criteria I look for when buying a camper. If it is there. I am not interested. I spent too many nights out in real cold to put up with a cold draft on my head. Or sticking my head into an oven.

You can lean against that glass all you want. When you try to sleep is when the class gets you.

I tried to mitigate the glass on my last class C with an aluminized bubble panel. Marginal results happened.

Nuff Said…


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