Luton over-cab

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I was wondering how many Funsters actually use the over cab as a sleeping area or is it as always a nice idea, but one never used?

    We have only ver had one person sleep in the old Autosleeper and he thought it was claustrophobic.
     
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    i use ours all the time get a great nights sleep unless its raining heavy as its close to the roof.
    another advantage is swmbo is scared of heights so wont go up there so she's not disturbing my sleep either.
     
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    rainbow chasers Read Only Funster

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    My other half called it 'pot holing'....but they are very useful for storage!!
     
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    Our Burstner one is huge and comfortable. Apart from there being no other option anyway it's a great bed. Only downside is you can't sit up to read in bed. And being at the top all the heat goes up there so a bit hot in summer, a roof fan helps here.

    As a height guide we can kneel normally when wandering round it. I have seen others that look like you could barely slide into them.

    The other downside is drag leading to extra fuel burn.
     
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    We both sleep in the over cab, plenty of room
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    we always get a good nights sleep.
     
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    Like many others, we chuck everything up there even the table whilst travelling, but when the grandchildren come out then that space is for them.

    Having said that I slept up there for the first time at the Banbury fishing meet as Jackie had just come out of Hospital the day before and I might just have knocked her in the night where she is still a little bit fragile. (No, not an ingrowing tow nail)

    Point is I slept just fine, getting up, piece of [STRIKE]pi[/STRIKE] cake, getting down less so. I prefer the appearance of the low profile but luggage, laptop, table and other light objects wouldn't fit into the lockers if it was a low profile.

    I also think the six berth opens up the market place to the family man when re-selling.

    They're all a compromise, I'll always go for over-cab bed.
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    ....................Griff.....:thumb:
     
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  7. haganap

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    we use ours all the time. Nikki and I sleep up there, Nikki squashed in to the far side of course.:thumb:
    great nights sleep, however when you drink too much its a pain in the arse to nip to the loo in the middle of the night, much easier to go out the window.:Laughing:
     
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    We use ours all the time for sleeping... loads of room and pretty comfy

    Only downside as mentioned before, it feels like a long way to the loo during the night....:RollEyes:
     
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    Brian, you do come out with some cracking quotes, and always make me smile!:thumb:

    I cannot say I often wander around my Luton - nowhere near big enough - I prefer a park, or the local village:Wink:
     
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    As there is only 3 of us and we have a 5 berth we tend not to use it to often, when we take one of sophie's friends with us they both sleep up there. Ours has a good size bed but little hieght, I have also used it my self and found it to be really comfy but trying to undo the net at 2 am when your desperate for a pee isnt a good idea.
     
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    you big softie using the net i thought that was only there to stop the kids falling out mind it is quite a drop if you do fall.:Doh:
     
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    I have always slept up there in all our vans.. Present one, I sleep up there and woman 26 ft away in the top bunk bed at tother end !
     
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    Snap, I sleep in "the cave" while Gel sleeps right down the other end, with her grinding teeth, and snoring, and I love the window open wide open,
     
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    Our Luton in the Hymer was massive and I loved sleeping up there. Now we just make up a bed in the U-shape. This one doesn't look as big. :BigGrin:

    Off-topic, Ray did you get my pm today? Not sure it went. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Gaffa Tape a "Funnel" just outside the opening window with a hose fixed to it running to an old milk bottle on the ground...

    Improvise Paul.. :Wink::thumb:
     
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    yep:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Yup, we sleep in/on it. Making up the L-shaped on a nightly basis would drive me bananas. And it isn't half or even a quarter, as comfy as the proper mattress in the luton. However I have to get up several times a night, I should give up drinking anything after teatime LOL - and Pete now gets up at least once. He sleeps on the inside which would be too claustrophobic for me.

    Plus so we can leave the ladder in situ we have to leave the bathroom door open all night (can't open it with ladder in place) and the whole thing is getting to be a PITA so we are 'wondering' about a fixed bed now.

    Which was very odd really, because we always made up the caravan bed every single night; it never was a problem at all - and it was the only feature we were both adamant about prior to purchase, we didn't want a fixed bed cos they are a waste of space ....... :Laughing:
     
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    Well i am 6ft 4" and we use ours all the time and it has shed loads of room, Well it does have the biggest over cab bed in its class....:thumb:

    It's Massive and i mean massive...
     
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    What's the bottle for are you saving it for some reason?.....................:Rofl1:
     
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    We used to always use the fixed bed Hilda. Then we decided we should try the overcab. Brilliant!!! bigger and warmer, we use it all the time now:thumb:
    I don't use the net tho instead I take half a Viagra at bedtime that stops me rolling out. :Eeek:
     
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