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« on: March 27, 2009, 04:41:15 PM »

My wife would like to know what size of bed can fit into the rear of a MCI 5. We are not sure if the bed is going across the bus or forward and back. Of course she would like a queen bed but a good size double might have to do.
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 04:48:51 PM »

A double bed is 54 inches wide, a queen size is 60, we have a queen size in our iggle,
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 05:16:57 PM »

We have a queen in our MC5a.  There is room for a tiny isle on each side.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 05:39:17 PM »

Our bed is "athwartships" (head of bed is on street side).  In order to have enough aisle to pass around the foot of the bed, we got a "short queen," which are available from most mattress stores by special order, and stock at Camping World (but those are crappy mattresses).

A regular queen is 60x80, and a short queen is 60x75, so you get 5" extra in the aisle.  I'm only 5'10" (70"), so this works for us.  If you are over 6' tall or so, this may not be an option for you.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 05:49:41 PM »

My wife and I are going to bunk beds in the back of our conversion,we feel large beds take up too much valuable space plus it will give us more area to move around in.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 06:29:40 PM »

Most places refer to the shorter queen as an RV Queen.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 06:43:28 PM »

We have two single bed in the rear, a nice space between.
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009, 08:56:02 PM »

We had two singles in our last bus, but the platform of one was on slides, so they joined together as a queen.  That could depend on who you were traveling with--wife or girlfriend.
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2009, 09:56:01 PM »

Lin- Or BOTH!  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 07:58:38 AM »

Both of us being "plus sizes", we prefer the queen, with the head to the rear.  One problem with our current rig is that the "night stands" project too far from the rear, making it very difficult to make the bed.
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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 08:17:57 AM »

Hi Lloyd,

Like Len, I made my night stands too wide and making the bed is a slight problem.

I have a standaed queen, [60"x80"] and it works very well front to back in my 102" wide..

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« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009, 03:01:16 PM »

I have a short queen in my MCI5C, I would not do it again, but that is just my opininon. 
 I read a post where a nut was considerering building a box on rollers for the base of bed. If doing again that is the route I would go, a full size queen on a track mounted base. Some type of quick release and instant large dressing area, also makes bed easy to make!!    HTH   Jim
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2009, 03:16:22 PM »

We have a full size queen in ours.  A little tight in the isles, but worth it once we hit the hay !! 

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2009, 03:56:23 PM »

I think our bed is a standard queen (60" wide X 80" long). The space along either side could be a little wider (a 102 bus would be nicer), but it is tolerable since we spend very little time beside the bed.  Jack

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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2009, 04:28:23 PM »

Guys,

Such really nice looking bedrooms.  Beautiful work!  I look forward to ever seeing them up close.  I expect the rest of the bus is also worth the price of admission.

My druthers is that the bed be "athwartships".  It isn't that I crave that 12 inch isle(or 18) at the foot of the bed.  Really, I would like more room too.  The reason is that I lust after that full width cloths closet across the rear wall.  I can send Wifey back in there to retrieve any duds I might need cause she has real tiny foot'ses.  Really tiny and kinda cute.

I figured that the 6'8" long bed plus the 18" bottom isle was about 96 inches of coach length and on that footprint I had no closet at all.  Say 8 feet or close.  If I put it in sideways I have the same 18" of side clear to the front. 5' of bed and 18" of side clearance at the other side plus 24 inches of closet deep.  Soooo, that makes 10 foot of coach length and I have a full closet for his and hers.  I know I could put the closet in the center isle area but I feel certain that I can find a constructive use for that area.

That is my take on that question and Wifey said I was right, so there. Tongue Roll Eyes Grin

For me to get a 8 foot wide closet across in any other spot in the bus I would have to turn the thing into a duplex. Undecided Kiss

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