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ReneeG

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Thanks for the feedback. Hubby is 5'9" and I'm 5'6", 57, and 66, respectively. Both of us could lose 10 lbs, but that's about it. Crawling in from the foot of the bed is a good test. In our FW we have a standard King. In the house, we have a split, electric king, probably like yours


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You posted a great report with pictures! TY. Enjoy your new unit.


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congrats on your new host! I'm sure you will get lots and lots of enjoyment out of it.

For those who asked about making the bed: on my Eagle cap 1165, the bathroom blocks about three quarters of the space between the main room and the bedroom, so access for making the bed is pretty limited. The trick to make it easy is to get the pillows out of the way, get underneath the blankets laying on your back and make snow angel motions. That gets the covers all spread out and almost flat. Then carefully slide out from under, and crawl back up on top on your hands and knees and finish with a little tugging here, alittle tucking there, throw the pillows back into place, and it's done!


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Nice report. Enjoy the new camper. I just got back from 7 nights in my Cascade. Love it!


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11 nights in our Everest in Montana. True about the bathroom door. If possible I would give up the floor space for a rectangular bathroom so door isn’t angled in.

Getting into our bed is fairly easy. We are 60 and 51. My wife enters from the bathroom side, myself the other opening by the fridge. Making the bed—we sleep on top of a comforter and use fleece blankets. Fold fleece blankets in the morning and smooth out the comforter. We chose a queen with windows on either side for light and air cross flow.

I’ll post some photos in another thread.


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ReneeG wrote:

Great report! Thanks for posting this. Are you comfortable crawling in and out of the bed and is your age a factor? I'm asking because we are in our mid 60's and someday when we get to the point of not wanting to hook up our FW, we've thought of a Host, but will we be "too old" to climb up and down into the bed. I know health is a huge factor and right now we are relatively limber and healthy.

Me and the wife are 72. She will not go anywhere in the cabover because of the outside steps. I'm OK with them and getting into bed.
My biggest issue is loading the Bigfoot. I haven't used it in a while, so I asked my 35 yr old son to come over and help me load it. Both of us are just getting over covid. My son is a take the bull by the horns type and doesn't shy away from anything. With only 1/2" clearance between the dually swing outs and the fenders, it took awhile to load up. He asked me: "you been doing this by yourself"? Yes I have. We were both wore out.
So, even if getting into the bed is no issue, there can be others. I can hookup to our 5th wheel in less than 10 minutes.
A Class C sounds pretty good.


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TxGearhead wrote:

ReneeG wrote:

Great report! Thanks for posting this. Are you comfortable crawling in and out of the bed and is your age a factor? I'm asking because we are in our mid 60's and someday when we get to the point of not wanting to hook up our FW, we've thought of a Host, but will we be "too old" to climb up and down into the bed. I know health is a huge factor and right now we are relatively limber and healthy.

Me and the wife are 72. She will not go anywhere in the cabover because of the outside steps. I'm OK with them and getting into bed.
My biggest issue is loading the Bigfoot. I haven't used it in a while, so I asked my 35 yr old son to come over and help me load it. Both of us are just getting over covid. My son is a take the bull by the horns type and doesn't shy away from anything. With only 1/2" clearance between the dually swing outs and the fenders, it took awhile to load up. He asked me: "you been doing this by yourself"? Yes I have. We were both wore out.
So, even if getting into the bed is no issue, there can be others. I can hookup to our 5th wheel in less than 10 minutes.
A Class C sounds pretty good.


Thanks for the feedback.

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