only when you wee the bed !!!! lol - chris
Replies in blue in the quote boxezzy66 said:hi all
has anyone any experience of these
are they warmer/cooler than inside(!) beds heat rises so warmer than the table level bed, not as warm as our fixed bed. probably due to being over the less well insulated cab area
how do they find clambering up into it? are the ladder rungs easy to stand on? not a problem for us or our daughter but for someone less mobile I'd be wary of using too often. Ladder is fine in ours, have tried other vans where the ladder has been flimsier
are they claustrophobic? do you end up hitting head as wake up and forget where you are! sort of, first time I wasn't keen on the confined space but not much different than sleeping in a tent or a cheap hotel in Bayswater(literally could touch all 4 walls at once!)
do they have a weight limit? No idea
can they be left made up - space when closed - also does the linen get damp?? made up for a week or so then change the linen. Same as at home. Not had any problems with damp. Great storage - one of the reasons why we didn't get an A-class
that will do! thanks x
Yes, we have. And we are fond of our overcab bed. We don't want anything else, as long as we are agile enough to climb up.ezzy66 said:has anyone any experience of these
It depends: During the warm season the overcab bed tends to be slightly warmer than the rest of the van. In winter it is the coolest place, because the heater in our van resides in the back. It also depends on ventilation, and on your, well, activities in bed. :wink: )ezzy66 said:are they warmer/cooler than inside(!) beds
We are in our mid-fourties, and hope to be agile enough to climb up for at least another decade. In our van (Eura Mobil) the ladder rungs are made from wood and have a flat top side, very easy to stand on. But I have had other (hire) vans in which the ladder had metal rungs, not very comfortable to stand on bare-footed.ezzy66 said:how do they find clambering up into it? are the ladder rungs easy to stand on?
Wrong question! :wink: The right one would be: Are you claustrophobic?ezzy66 said:are they claustrophobic?
Has never happened to me so far.ezzy66 said:do you end up hitting head as wake up and forget where you are!
While driving, certainly. But then you don't want to be up there anyway, for safety reasons. While parked up, a real overcab bed that is supported by the cab, I have never heard of any weight limit.ezzy66 said:do they have a weight limit? :lol:
Yes you can leave them made up, no problem. Dampness would be an indication of insufficient ventilation.ezzy66 said:can they be left made up - space when closed - also does the linen get damp?
have to 2nd that - same for me...love the overcab bed - loads of room, love being high up. have two windows on mine so you can get a good air flow to keep cool in the summer. Also love peeping out the window at whats going on below.cleo said:We love our overcab bed (I sleep better than at home). But we always argue over who's on the inside because it's a bit of a pain needing the loo in the middle of the night and having to roll over your partner to get to the ladder! :wink:
Hi Val I thought you only just got your MH and now you are changing again LOL hope you are OK long time no speak.MaxandPaddy said:We are changing our Motorhome to one with an overcab bed and when we were at the Showroom I thought I would test ot out for myself!
It was easy to get in and out of but after a few sherries in the middle of the night that could change :lol: !
It was quite spacious and did not feel claustrophobic,in fact it felt quite cosy .
It can be left made up and I doubt that the bedding would get damp,unless you do as drfcchris suggests .
Our friends have an over cab model and they say theirs is a little draughty but that might be that particular model.
Hope this helps,I am sure another more experienced overcab sleeper will enlighten you more!