Motorhomes with Bunk Beds

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  1. Jagtazman

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    Okay so we've decided we want a 2nd hand MH with bunk beds as this is the best layout we think for a family of 4. After plenty of research (although not completed) I have compiled the attached list.

    If anyone has anything they can add feel free, it may not be 100% accurate but I could not find anything else decent on the web so I though others might be interested in my findings.

    I have my top 5 now, just have to wait and watch, not in a rush as we've already booked a hols abroad in August.
     

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    Nice but not my cuppa tea, looking for a more lounge feel not DD/TD without a bench and want swivel cab seats to open area up. But each to their own. Thats why theres so much choice

    My top 4 layouts atm are:-
    CI Mizar GTL Living
    EURA MOBIL Profila 675 VB
    Frankia 650 ED / BD
    Adria Coral 670SK
     
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    Sunlight A72. Not sure what all the codes are. 6 berth. 2 x Dinette (4+2) over cab bed
     
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    What a good list!!

    We have the Carado a366 which has the TD as you call it (4 +2 dinettes). Initially we intended changing the smaller dinette into a bench but in the end felt it gave us more space but there is only 3 of us! We have had it just short of 4 years and whilst not my perfect layout and van choice I'm more than happy with it!!

    Good luck on your hunt!! The only down side for me is that I would love a huge huge garage!!!
     
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    We had a van with a dinette but found the dinette too restrictive. L shaped lounge works better as its more versatile for eating and lounging
     
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    We had a Carioca 656 for a short while but had 2 issues - the dinette wasnt very comfortable for us to lounge in and it had a non existent payload (even after I upgraded it to 3700kgs)
     
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    @Mr Colpot , What was involved with up grading the Carioca to 3700kg?
     
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    You must have a lot of time on your hands!!!. Why not wait until you have a budget and see whats around then with bunks it might be you otherwise end up finding a model with a perfect layout but can't find one in good nick. Depending on your budget you might have to accept a compromise on payload/layout/condition but until you are there you won't know what the options are it's different of course if you have a budget to but new. Our first was a chausson flash3 the compromise was high mileage 38k at 3 years old and dinette non swivel seats the upside was only cost 22k and traded in for 20.5k 3 years later the danger of getting too organised is we could have waited 3 years to find one we wanted and missed out on 3 years of fun!!!
     
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    Just a paper exercise via SV Tech - oh and £400. Wasted money on my part as sold it back to the dealer at a loss as I found a more suitable van privately.
     
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    I research a lot and plan ahead plenty around now and was plenty around 6 months ago

    Yes u need to compromise however u need a starting point.
    Hence my list TD are out from me with 2 teenagers ain't gonna work need a lounge
    Already have budget in mind but it's flexible
    By looking now you can cut down options then when ready away you go. If have to wait a few more months then so be it but from what I have seen already and in recent months at any point in time they tend to be 2 or 3 from top 10 around. Some older some newer. If u don't plan you may end up with completely wrong van.
     
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    Many years ago when my parents decided to join us for a couple of weeks I hired a 6 berth and found it very useful layout because my two boys were young and loved climbing a ladder to overcab bed, that was an adventure for them in itself. My parents snaffled the bunks and Jax and I had to make up in the dinette, these days however whilst my Frankia will accomodate 10 fairly comfortably around the lounge so a dinette arrangement wouldn't suit plus I have to have a large garage for the Trike which can only really be accomplished with Twin Singles or Queens bed.

    I did like that Frankia on ebay though, but the same vehicle could be purchased back then on a Mercedes chassis with twin rear wheel drive as opposed to FWD and Tandem Axles.


    I think you've done the hard work with that list, now it's just a case of picking which German built Beast to go for.:wink:
     
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    Not sure if will end up with German but continental over UK any day atm
    Tbh I prefer Pilote over hymer better layouts and value for money IMHO
    Well that's if buying new based on what I saw at nec
     
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