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I have a 2011 250RS. Have not slept in it yet, but will soon.

Visually, it appears that the slide bed is tilted slightly down towards towards rear. I plan to check with a level, but wondering how you sleep.....

Head towards rear (head under cabinets) or head on opposite side towards living room?

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I might be wrong, but I've always thought that the front end of the rear slide on our 250RS is slightly taller than the rear end. You might want to check not only to see if the bottom of the slide is level but that the top is too. If they aren't parallel, that might be what could be throwing off your sense of level when looking at it. When you check with the level, be sure to check the floor of the trailer to compare to the rear slide.

When I camp, I like to make the front end of the trailer slightly higher than the rear for several reasons. When the front is high, water runs to the back of the rear slide when it rains and doesn't try to get under the seals. Condensation from the AC runs to the back gutter spouts so I don't have waterfalls hitting me when I access the front storage and bike doors. The bathroom door naturally swings shut in place of swinging open. Finally, water from the shower runs back into the tub in place of out onto the floor.
 
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Good info and reasons for keeping trailer higher in front.
So, what sleep position do you favor...head towards front or rear?
 

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Head towards rear. It's really hard to crack the rear window otherwise.
 

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I sleep head towards the rear. As for the slide, I have the same thing where it is a little lower in the back (I confirmed with a level). I searched online and found a forum where they contacted the manufacturer and was told it was by design so if it rains or water gets on the slide the water doesn’t drain into the trailer and drains away. I have my trailer front end down a little to offset the bed slide some as its annoying sleeping on such a slope (I still leave a small slope on the slide for drainage). Looking at putting a large wedge under the bed.
 
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