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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Just_Kitt » 24 Sep 2018, 18:45

Head to tailgate... until this post I'd never even considered any other way round!
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby sarahandthebear » 24 Sep 2018, 21:10

Just_Kitt wrote:Head to tailgate... until this post I'd never even considered any other way round!


That’s the thing we usually sleep head to tailgate but we were parked under a bright street lamp and it was keeping us awake until we decided to swap sides and it got me thinking which way is actually the intended way that be were thinking people would sleep
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby 300CE » 24 Sep 2018, 21:50

Feet to tailgate - just feels like it’s not to claustrophobic that way. I have a 3/4 rock n roll bed due to the cupboard and would probably kip the other way if I had a full size.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby tobydog » 24 Sep 2018, 22:32

Where's the headboard in your bedroom located? And who sleeps nearest the door :?:
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Mr Bean » 25 Sep 2018, 12:54

Confession time :roll:
Her ladyship, upon hearing about my nightmare experience involving the floral wallpaper morphing into horrid faces when I was sick a child, reinforced by my big time freak out more recently when a grandson overstaying with us approached our bed sleep walking with his eyes wide open although deep in sleep, always insists that I sleep away from the door. Although while easy to spook in my own house it seems :oops: I am quite comfortable in walking through a graveyard alone in the dark. 8)
I do sleep next to the side door in the camper by the way.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby matteo » 25 Sep 2018, 17:44

For many years I didn't have curtains so I used to make do with some tarp pegged to the outside of the rear side - so head towards tailgate.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Da dan » 25 Sep 2018, 20:20

Normally all in the Viking roof but a trip to the Lake District recently I didn’t put up the roof as it was raining and it was only me in the van (friends slept in tents [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY] [SPLASHING SWEAT SYMBOL]). One night I slept one way, the other night I slept the other. But wife prefers to sleep head to tail gate and I prefer the other way


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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby george2490 » 25 Sep 2018, 22:03

Sounds good.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Mr Bean » 26 Sep 2018, 11:58

Da dan wrote:Normally all in the Viking roof but a trip to the Lake District recently I didn’t put up the roof as it was raining and it was only me in the van (friends slept in tents [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY] [SPLASHING SWEAT SYMBOL]). One night I slept one way, the other night I slept the other. But wife prefers to sleep head to tail gate and I prefer the other way


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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby trundletruc » 28 Sep 2018, 08:41

My wife and I prefer to sleep head to tailgate because it feels right, but if the van is on a slope we will sleep the other way so that our heads are higher than our feet. If I sleep head down I sleep very well but wake up with a headache! We have a Devon Moonraker with rock and roll bed and I have made a little bedhead which slots into the bed lifting handles. This solves the problem of the pillows dropping off. When not in use it lives on top of the front drivers bit. Would send you a picture but not being computer literate I don't know how?
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Mr Bean » 28 Sep 2018, 11:38

Got to admit to being a bit of a leveling nutter. Too many memories of waking up smothering or getting smothered by Her Ladyship - much as I loves her :wink: - or waking up in the morning half out of the tent. So I faff a bit with plastic leveling wedge gismo's and a spirit level on the floor. Plus my Flintstones three way fridge doesn't work on the slope.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby discipleofsketch » 28 Sep 2018, 12:17

It was always feet to the tailgate in our last one because the tailgate curtains had no retainer at the bottom so you'd be sleeping with your head outside the curtains sometimes wth head to tailgate.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby Mr Bean » 29 Sep 2018, 09:19

discipleofsketch wrote:It was always feet to the tailgate in our last one because the tailgate curtains had no retainer at the bottom so you'd be sleeping with your head outside the curtains sometimes wth head to tailgate.


We had this problem which was exacerbated by condensation running down the rear window and soaking our pillows. So I fitted a second stretchy curtain wire under the window with a lightweight leatherette curtain behind which we can tuck the curtain proper. This limits condensation and keeps the curtain away from our heads/pillows. it also diverts that irritating gentle downward flow of cold air present on single glazed windows.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby 937carrera » 29 Sep 2018, 09:29

I don't think you have a choice if you are over about 6' tall. Your head is over the end of the bed if it isn't at the tailgate end.
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Re: Sleeping arrangements

Postby silverbullet » 29 Sep 2018, 17:28

As a member of the 1.9m+ club I can confirm that it is quite possible to sleep "upstairs" in a Westy, albeit on the diagonal!
Feet to the hinges, obviously ;)

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