Motorhomes with Bunks

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  1. Dalek

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    Friends of ours are looking to buy and have decided that they would prefer a motorhome with bunk beds. Please can any of you post makes and models of any with bunks or if you have one with bunks please post too in case it gets missed, so I can pass info on so they can see which to look out for.



    Many thanks

    Dale
     
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    Hi :) We've got a CI Carioca 656 with rear bunks which are very generous in width and could quite easily sleep two children on each, either side by side or top to tail, although generally as it is a six berth we don't need to double up. Double bed over the cab area, and the dinette converts to a double bed also. My partner and I did share the lower bunk once just to see how cosy it was :thumb: we are not large people though. You do of course sacrifice a lounge area for the bunks, but that hasn't bothered us in the slightest. I much prefer having the beds already made up, and we sit outside a lot. The driver and passenger seats in the cab area are very comfortable and can pull forward and recline if you found you needed some extra seating.

    The other camper with bunks we considered was a seven berth McLouis - that had bunks up the side of the van, and had two dining tables, one to seat two and the other to seat four. Both tables converted into berths, the single had the option to be a sofa. The downside to this one for us was the very cramped kitchen area, with no worktop space or draining board. The kitchen area on the Carioca is excellent as is the toilet and shower room. The shower has a folding door on it which means the rest of the bathroom stays dry. :Smile:
     
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    Hi

    I have a Carioca 656 that I bought from new. I full timed in it for 18 months and had a great time. good 2.3 Fiat engine that has been faultless in 4 years and 26000 miles. Bunks are 1 metre wide - 3ft 3 inches, good size toilet with seperate shower, fridge and 4 burner hob/grill. Ours has Cat 1 alarm, Airide, 2 solar panels, 2 batteries, central locking, Nature Pure filter, Reversing camera, reversing sensors, bluetooth, Sat dish, DVD, awning, tow bar, Gaslow, 1000w inverter and status aerial. The only downside is lack of full cooker, but thats only £500 to get done. A job for the winter I think.
     
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    I got some helpful suggestions on my thread last week http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/motorhome-chat/25145-does-your-motorhome-match-these-requirements.html Unfortunately, since I've changed my mind about what layout we want, I've got rid of my bunk bed list :Doh:

    I think my list had the Carioca 656, Chausson Flash 03, Mizar Living GTL, the Adria that Haganap has that I still never managed to track down in the flesh, Dethleffs Eurostyle A69, Lunar Champ 541, RImor Katamarano, a Ford Corado (Carada/Corada?) ....
     
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    @ Dave ... 656

    Wow! That's a well pimped Carioca! I want some of that on ours. :BigGrin:
     
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    Oooops, forgot about the Cruise Control and WOW Remap :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Dont know if you remember the inside of ours Dale.
    Its got generous bunks, considering Jacobs 6 foot 1 now , hes got plenty room on his bottom bunk .
    Mizar GTL living top class . Ours is the 2006 model.
    They changed the layout and interior build after that year , so newer models may be different. You can still pick them up for around 30k.
    Bev
     
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    Rollerteam Autoroller 700. Twin wheel transit base, bunks along the side at the rear along with washroom. Huge overcab bed, 2 diners, one for four 1 for 2 or we use the 2 as a sofa. 7 berth in total with 6 traveling seats.

    Cheers,

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    See some ones done all teh hard work for you.:thumb:
     
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    Our old Bus has exactly the right layout that works for us....Very similar layout.

    Wish we could afford/find another that has the same..:thumb:

    Rear bunks are the way to go with us.
     
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    I'm interested in this thread because we're still investigating all the possibilities. Does anybody use the bunk beds for adults i.e. like fixed twin beds? We have been considering fixed twin models but there is a shortage of outside storage. The bunk types give the best of both worlds as far as I can see but I always assumed they were for kids.
     
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    We have a Mooveo C647 with bunks on the side. Massive bathroom and an overcab double. Loads of floor space too. Tend to use the bunks for both adults sleeping, easy than getting up into cab bed. Comfy and plenty of room for me. I'm 5'10 and have a couple of inches at the bottom of the bed.
     
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    Our Frankia 740 ed has got massive bunks over the width of the van. 220cm long and 85cm wide. I always sleep in them and it is oh so comfortable.

    Maddie
     
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    I love the Frankia Like Maddie has but alas a little expensive, still one day:Eek!:
     
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    We have just bought the Autoroller 700 with the plan that the 2 of us would use the fixed bunks and 15 year old son would use the over cab bed leaving the living area free. Had our first trip away last weekend and hubby decided that he couldn't get away with being in the bottom bunk so used the small dinette (we had it set up as a sofa anyway). I was going to use the top bunk but rather than having the ladders in the way used the bottom and found it fine. When we are travel to Italy in the summer, I will use the top bunk and use the bottom as a garage until we get to Garda.
     
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    Flash S3

    We have the Chausson flash S3 with bunks across rear - 130bhp ford engine. Bunks both fine for adults to sleep on (full width of 2.35m van!) - we have two teenagers and after cycle camping for many years they love their van and own space :Wink:. I personally don't find it easy getting into the top bunk but have slept on both. The overcab kingsize is huge! Great to have 4 beds ready to sleep without having to get the dinette bed ready. With a family I don't know what I'd do without the garage either. The big advantage for us is that the van is only 6m long which is great around town since we sometimes use it as a second vehicle and it fits on the drive so we're always ready to go - probably one of the shortest bunk bed vans around.
    Hope this helps someone.
    J
     
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