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#1 beatnic

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:39 PM

Hello folks,

We own an '84 18ft Sunrader that we really love. However, the problem is that my husband is 6'5 and neither of us are teeny so we end up sleeping separately.. me in the cabover and he's turned the dinette into a (basically) permanent bed for himself. We're both comfy but lonely, lol. Anyone know which Toyota has the largest over cab bed? Can't seem to find any info other than 48 x 77 mentioned here and there. I'm saying they are all the same size and he says there are different cabover sizes.

Any info would be greatly appreciated!

#2 Derek up North

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 01:50 PM

I believe many of the 'stick built' 'homes are 80" inside width. Possibly the Odyssey is a tad more. For bed width, I don't think there are any that are a full 54" (standard double).

EDIT: Just looked and the Odyssey brochure lists the inside width at 86 1/2", inside height at 6'-3".

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:37 PM

Cool! Where did you find the brochure? I'll look here in the files section? Thanks. We were trying to think of a way to extend the width of the bed area... we thought if we could find a rear kitchen model then we could maybe modify the cab over bed to stick out further into the coach area with the help of some bracing along the wall or some brackets or who knows how. I wonder if they made an Odyssey with a rear kitchen?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:57 PM

It's in the Files of the Yahoo Toyota Mini-Motorhome Group.

http://autos.groups...., Etc./Odyssey/

Odyssey is probably the most prolific floorplan manufacturers.


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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:06 PM

The Odyssey rear dinette Mesa model has 2 facing sofas in back that make into a king size bed. The Dolphin has some similar models that will come close. Unfortunately the Sunrader is I think the narrowest of the toyhomes. Older Sunraders, 78 79, did have a sleep front to back set up and those were king size beds too but almost no living room and no pottie
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Cool! Where did you find the brochure? I'll look here in the files section? Thanks. We were trying to think of a way to extend the width of the bed area... we thought if we could find a rear kitchen model then we could maybe modify the cab over bed to stick out further into the coach area with the help of some bracing along the wall or some brackets or who knows how. I wonder if they made an Odyssey with a rear kitchen?



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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:01 PM

I know of a Winnebago that has a queen size bed in the cab over, think its a 91. Ours is a double. A queen would be really nice.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 12:21 AM

My mom owns an Ixtasa and last summer we built a sliding extension for her overhead bed that allowed for her Sister and brother-in-law (both tall 6' plus Germans) to sleep front to back. The extension slides out when needed. I tried to talk mom out of it, mainly because the door was now semi blocked, but they (my aunt and uncle) seemed to absolutely love it. A Sunrader of course has not only the door issue, but the bathroom closet in the way for something like this to work.

You might have enough comfortable width to just work around the bathroom now that the bed is reconfigured to sleep front to back. I have no idea how wide bathrooms are, but probably pretty wide. Personally, I don't like beds that have to be folded up or put away, but this might be the only viable solution other than selling the rig, tho sounds like your mind is already made up to start shopping for a new camper tho.. which might be for the best.


Rule #1 of campers:
Always, always, always, have a comfortable bed that meets your needs! Everything else is secondary.

#8 Derek up North

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:39 AM

1993 Winnebago specs for the Warrior 321RD show the cab bunk @ 52"x80". Extending the shelf by 8" would let you use a Queen, but it would partially block the (already narrow) door, if you have a door right behind the cab.

Standard Mattress Sizes
  • Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
  • X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
  • Full--54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
  • Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
  • King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
  • California King--72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)
Queen RV (Most RV's) 60 x 75" (152.4 x 190.5 cm)

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:43 PM

My mom owns an Ixtasa and last summer we built a sliding extension for her overhead bed that allowed for her Sister and brother-in-law (both tall 6' plus Germans) to sleep front to back. The extension slides out when needed. I tried to talk mom out of it, mainly because the door was now semi blocked, but they (my aunt and uncle) seemed to absolutely love it. A Sunrader of course has not only the door issue, but the bathroom closet in the way for something like this to work.

You might have enough comfortable width to just work around the bathroom now that the bed is reconfigured to sleep front to back. I have no idea how wide bathrooms are, but probably pretty wide. Personally, I don't like beds that have to be folded up or put away, but this might be the only viable solution other than selling the rig, tho sounds like your mind is already made up to start shopping for a new camper tho.. which might be for the best.


Rule #1 of campers:
Always, always, always, have a comfortable bed that meets your needs! Everything else is secondary.


We'd love to know how your Mom's bed works... we were actually discussing that option in a rear kitchen setup. It definitely wouldn't work in the Sunrader but in a rig with the door in the back it could be workable. I agree that the bed is the most important thing because if you wake up sore and tired what's fun after that? Would you be able to share how they worked out the slide/bed thing? And also, could you help us find a larger, rear kitchen toyota with a 6 lug axle and low miles for a really great low price in like new condition?? Just kidding. Unless you know of one, of course, lol.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:32 PM

What part of the Continent?




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