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Old 11-29-2014, 06:57 PM   #11
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Have had one now for 5+ years with three boys. Single over double bunk with small wardrobe cabinet. They also use duffle bags for clothes. Are there times we would like a larger trailer now that the boys are getting bigger? You bet, but it still works.
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:33 AM   #12
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Crabman, do you find the single over double more useful or do you think that the double over double would be more beneficial with 3 kids? You say it would be nicer to have a bigger trailer, do you find that the seating area just doesn't open up enough? Do you have a tv mounted in the main living area? The ones we looked at here didn't have any tvs so I was wondering if you can still see the tv decently from the couch.
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:40 PM   #13
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As far as bunks go, not sure which is better but with the single on top its easy for them to get up there since they have the double below to stand on. One usually sleeps on the fold down couch, they do not want to sleep together in the double, never have. The bottom bunk folds up for access to the rear storage compartment.

The living area is OK and the sofa slide opens it up pretty good compared to the 26BH which we also looked at, but a larger slide would be better on rainy days. If is nice out, we are outside mostly anyway so it works.

The TV in mine was supposed to be in the cabinet directly above the dinette. No good. You have to crane your neck from the couch to watch it, and cannot see it from the dinette. So we just stand it on the back of the dinette when we wish to watch TV, which in my case is not that often but here again when the kids are stuck in the trailer a DVD is a nice option. The TV is nearly at eye level from the couch when on the dinette which is good and can be also viewed from the dinette. Some units with this floor plan have the TV mounted on the wall that separates the dinette from the bunk room. I also have a TV mount in the bedroom but rarely use it.
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My 28BHS has a TV bracket already installed on the wall between the dinette and the bunks. It extends outwards and also swivels over so the TV can face the couch directly. Going to put a TV in it next summer.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:47 PM   #15
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Have you checked out the 28BHBE for TV mounting options? I just bought '15 model in Oct and the tv is mounted in the center of this wall, however it has a neat option where it rotates between the living room and the front bedroom... If you would like I could take some pics and forward them to you
I have the 267 BHSW already, but the wall where the TV goes doesn't seem like it will support a TV
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Crabman, do you find the single over double more useful or do you think that the double over double would be more beneficial with 3 kids? You say it would be nicer to have a bigger trailer, do you find that the seating area just doesn't open up enough? Do you have a tv mounted in the main living area? The ones we looked at here didn't have any tvs so I was wondering if you can still see the tv decently from the couch.
We have the single over double with 3 boys. They wont sleep in the same bed so one is always on the foldout couch. By having the single upper you get the wardrobe cabinet.
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Just completed our 2nd full season in a 2013 28BHS, love it. After 8 seasons in a Kiwi 23B, the extra space and amenities make for a happy wife and three kids; 7, 9, & 11.

We have the double over double, use a ladder for access, store on bunk when not sleeping, kids love the huge space, they have their little "caves" to hang out when decompressing from the day and getting ready for bed. 11yo sleeps on J-couch sometimes, I use the 2 transit bars to level/support the couch when he sleeps there - yes he rolled off one night due to it angling down.

Storage - wife puts their clothes in little baskets that fit in the cabinet over the couch, works like a champ. Ours go in the bedroom storage. Also, plenty of storage in rear external compartment, we keep a lot of outside kitchen stuff, extra waters, extra linens in tote, life jackets, and built-in fridge there.

TV came already mounted with unit, uses an articulating arm and swivel.

Tundra tow vehicle details are listed in signature, live in Charlotte, NC area and have gone thru mountains on way to Cloudland Canyon in northwest GA, Mammoth Cave in KY, and Florida Keys. Took a few trips to get WD and payload distribution the way that I wanted it, as all 1/2 tons go, payload is a concern. The wife has driven 5 hrs from the beach with me and 4 hrs into the NC mountains solo when I had to come the next day, so Tundra handles it well.

Great trailer so far, had a couple of replacements during the 2 year warranty but all was taken care of; slide motor and CO monitor. I do miss the open air of the Kiwi23B from time to time, but happy wife + kids, you know the rest.

Get what you are comfortable with and Happy Camping.
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