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Sleeping arrangements

Postby sarahandthebear » 23 Sep 2018, 20:53

Ok random one this but we have always wondered which way do you sleep in your van we usually sleep with our heads facing the back window and feet pointing towards the front of the van. But the other night we went crazy and slept the other way and it was actually rather nice. Random I know but it did make me ask the question which way do most people sleep :rofl
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Ian Hulley » 23 Sep 2018, 21:22

Head to tailgate.

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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Mocki » 23 Sep 2018, 21:28

Feet to tailgate , because you can’t open the sliding door , can’t reach the kettle without getting out of bed if you are the wrong way round .
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Ian Hulley » 23 Sep 2018, 21:50

Mocki wrote:Feet to tailgate , because you can’t open the sliding door , can’t reach the kettle without getting out of bed if you are the wrong way round .


^ SO last year :rofl
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby tobydog » 23 Sep 2018, 21:57

Mocki wrote:Feet to tailgate , because you can’t open the sliding door , can’t reach the kettle without getting out of bed if you are the wrong way round .

Depends where your kettle resides :pimp
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby maxstu » 23 Sep 2018, 23:11

tobydog wrote:
Mocki wrote:Feet to tailgate , because you can’t open the sliding door , can’t reach the kettle without getting out of bed if you are the wrong way round .

Depends where your kettle resides :pimp


And how "feck" up you were the night before :ok

But usually head by rear door if rear wheels are on levelling ramps.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby weimarbus » 24 Sep 2018, 05:58

Head to tailgate, it stops the pillows falling on the floor, and its is easier to get in and out of bed.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Mocki » 24 Sep 2018, 06:18

tobydog wrote:Depends where your kettle resides :pimp


erm, on the hob, full of water ready to go... where else??? :shock:
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Ian and Lins » 24 Sep 2018, 06:45

Head to tailgate. I've put a reading lamp above the pillows. People are creatures of habit but I sleep on the right hand side of the bed at home but on the left in the van.
Are we going on anything else?

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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby hightop ratty » 24 Sep 2018, 07:41

Whichever way is the highest point - none of this levelling nonsense :ok
Pull up on site - open door - ready to go (on the pop in the past - now more sensible with a nearly 5 yr old - & put an awning up as well).
We can be North / South / East or West in our van as no side cupboards in the back - we'd only fill them with useless junk if we had them, so full width bed for us :-) - least favourite is head hanging over the edge of the bed - lose pillows (unless I wrap by cpap machine pipe around it :rofl
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby jrt » 24 Sep 2018, 08:34

Head to tailgate. As above now't worse than waking up with your head hanging off the end of the bed plus we have overhead lights at that end. Never spent a night in the pop top yet!
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby bigbadbob76 » 24 Sep 2018, 08:50

weimarbus wrote:Head to tailgate, it stops the pillows falling on the floor, and its is easier to get in and out of bed.


Same here, I tried it the other way and it has it's advantages (less condensation on back window, I can open the slider and smoke without getting out of bed or exposing myself to innocent passers by) but pillows falling on the floor and head hanging off the end aint good.
Never mind the kettle, can you reach the fridge? :roll:
I also have reading lights and fans mounted in the overhead locker but I put them there after deciding head to tailgate was best for us.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby LeeME3 » 24 Sep 2018, 09:08

Generally head to tailgate for the various reasons mentioned. It's also a bit darker and as my cupboards are narrower at the back than in the middle there is a bit more room for shoulders. But I often turn around in the morning to watch the world wake up out of the sliding door (when the awning isn't on). I do need to do the 'open the tailgate from the inside' mod then I can watch the world from there instead.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Mr Bean » 24 Sep 2018, 09:52

Head to tailgate 'cos it it just seems right. Although I can empathize with those who for various reasons often to do with the layout of their van, chose to differ.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby T3luestar » 24 Sep 2018, 12:09

I was always a head to tailgate sleeper, until this summer when I fitted the little'uns hammock. Now we've had to spin round and sleep the other way.

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