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This is for the Bird owners who have TWIN beds. What is the size of the mattress?

I happen to have a "Leggett & Platt" adjustable twin (extra long) bed. I am wondering how big a job it would be to put that whole bed in place of the stock platform and mattress. The Leggett & Platt mechanism needs about 6 inches in thickness plus however thick the mattress is. (I could use a thinner "foam" mattress to make the bed not so high). It uses 110 power, but not very much and only when being adjusted. (They make a 12-volt model, but I was hoping I wouldn't have to buy a new base just because of voltage). The twin base that I have now is 37" wide and 80" long. Would that fit, or would I need to take a chain-saw to it?

And while I am not 80" tall, I do usually have a few inches of feet hanging over the end of the bed by morning. Is there a space at the end of the bed, or are they right up against a bulkhead?

Some questions I haven't been able to determine by looking at pictures.

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the biggest problem you will have is moving all the stuff thats under the bed.
water tanks,heater,water heater wheel humps etc.
Most twin bed coachs have a wall on each end of the bed.

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the biggest problem you will have is moving all the stuff thats under the bed.... water tanks,heater,water heater wheel humps etc.
I don't need to get under what ever is the bed platform now. So moving or disturbing water tanks etc. shouldn't be an issue. I can just put the base of the adjustable bed on top of whatever the current mattress is on. It will end up making the bed fairly high...maybe need a ladder to get in, but I'm not too worried about what's under the beds now. However if the existing twin is only 72" long, then my 80" isn't going to fit... Do you know the dimensions off the top of your head??? ALSO...how wide is the stock twin mattress?
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i guess some coachs will be different than others.
What coach should we be checking?
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i guess some coachs will be different than others.
What coach should we be checking?
Shoot...that's easy... The one you're gonna sell me!!! Are you saying, the stock twin beds are different widths and lengths depending on the coach???

If that is the case, I don't think it makes any sense to measure now. I'll just have to wait until I can pull the trigger and buy the coach. I was hoping that all the single beds were the (or about the) same size.
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Hmmm.
Since almost all Birds were custom to some extent i would not bet on them being the same.
The SP i have here may have longer beds,it has longer seats.
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My '82FC35RB twin beds are 80 inches from bulkhead to wall and 36 inches wide.




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Like the set-up, Finn, with the serape, the tv and the fan.

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I have a 95 Wide Body. It has a nightstand between the twin beds. I believe I remember it being 34" wide, to the nightstand. Length shouldn't be a problem, width would (in mine). OTOH, the top of the mattress is even with the bottom of the window. So, if you put something under the mattress, you will be raising the bed above the window height. If the platform you put under is to raise you up (like sitting up in bed), you might also run into headroom issues. YMMV.

What we did is replace the mattresses with Sleep Number air mattresses. To sit up and watch TV, we started out with bed cushions, you know, the ones with arms and a pocket for the remote. They took up too much room, so we got rid of them and just use extra pillows.
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My '82FC35RB twin beds are 80 inches from bulkhead to wall and 36 inches wide.
That was the exact information I was hoping for. My twin adjustable bed is 36 wide and 80 inches long. I am sure I can accommodate the extra mechanical base by adjusting the thickness of the mattress setup.

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