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Old 08-14-2016, 12:11 PM   #1
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Windsport can't open bathroom door with sofa bed out?

Hello, I am relatively new to this but I was wondering...am I the only idiot that didn't realize you can't access the bathroom door fully when the couch bed is deployed on the Windsport 34F??? Surely this is a design issue that could easily be remedied or am I doing something wrong.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:30 PM   #2
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Looks like you are several inches for opening and closing the door. Really a design error for sure. They should have used a pocket door on the bathroom.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:52 PM   #3
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it's not a design error, but just a normal rv manufacturer floor plan 'give and take' when it comes to where and how access is made for the bath. while most coaches don't have a sofa close to the bath door, your floor plan does, but is only an issue WHEN you deploy the sofa bed.
some manufacturers, such as Newmar, use a 'mid hinge' mid bath door, to help with entry when the slides are in - but ours is a standard hinged door in the hallway, which is tight when the slides are in, but still quite usable.
there are very few coaches, if any, where EVERY item is fully usable/accessible when all options are taken, such as when the slides are in, or when the sofa bed is deployed.
while a 'pocket door' sounds like an option, it's not really feasible in most coaches since it would have to be installed within the wall, where other items such as electrical and plumbing are located.
we traded our beautiful GeorgetownXL several years ago partially for this same reason, we didn't realize that the sofa bed would take up so much room when deployed. for those who don't use it often, it's not a real issue, but those who might use it every night, it can be aggravating. : /
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:10 PM   #4
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As one who used the sofa bed every night, it's the reason we are finally awaiting delivery of an Axis. Besides the comfort of the deployed bed being less than desirable until a memory foam mattress was purchased, it was difficult to get around for the person sleeping in the cab over in our class c. Also, the lack of a real bed was a drag. We just got tired of pulling the thing out every night. There was a tiny space between the end of the bed and the barrel chair across from it making midnight trips to the bathroom tricky for the cabover sleeper. Consequently when we began searching and wandering through hundreds of trailers, mh, and 5ers, one of the first things we looked for was access when different configurations were employed. Of particular interest was bathroom access with slides in when on the road but other things as well. It's amazing what you begin to notice. We've found many with access to everything with slides in save a drawer to two maybe. That made us think about what we might want to put in those drawers if we might not have access.
You're not the first, Tbone1903, and won't be the last to miss this important point, but I'll bet it never happens to you again. Happy trails.
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:31 PM   #5
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Thanks guys...appreciate the feedback!
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