I was noticing in the PHOTO GALLERY, that one of the 28 footers has 3 steps going into the trailer. Do all the 2004's have 3 steps? My 2003 25 RSS only has 2 steps.
Is it possible they raised up the new trailers a bit?
I don't think they changed the height, just added the step. All of the new ones I saw when shopping had 3 steps on both doors. That was one small reason we preferred the Outback over the Frontier. The Frontiers had a double step at the back and a single for the main door. Go figure that designer! Guess they didn't bother to think that when the camper is turtled up you only have one step. With 2 young boys having the three steps is nice.
Now if they could just make the interior 1" higher. I am 6'4" and can stand up straight in the camper only if I am not wearing shoes. The queen bed won't allow me to stretch out either. But the rear queen slide is one of the coolest things about the Outback. So I'll deal. If I wanted to be able to stretch out, I should have purchased a tent instead!
With Rough measurments it looks like the bed has to extend 1' 6'' out from the end of the slider. Sandwich a piece of 3/8" plywood the lenght and depth of the slider so it can be moved in and out easily and install a stop so you can only pull it out 1' 6", this should cantilever and support the mattress solidily. They do this in class-c motorhomes to close the gap over the cab. The down side is every time you use the bed you have to rotate the mattress, also you may lose the use of the dinette bed, and your head will be to the window and not the headboard. There may be to many downsides but if someone wants to give it a shot have fun
Hey Randy, I am 6'4" as well and know what you mean. This past week I spent two nights on the bottom bunk in the kids room. Me and the kids were watching a movie after a long day and I could not find the will to get up and move.
I have been thinking about a bed mod like this myself but am thinking it may be more trouble then it is worth.
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