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Old 04-20-2009, 05:16 AM   #1
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We have put our own 11" Tall mattress in our Cruiser 29RK. The old gang of springs mattress was 7 1/2 " Tall. The lavatory side is really high off the floor. I am 6'2" tall and I am going to have fun getting in and out of bed. I am really worried about getting out of bed at night. I am 72 years old. What are you cruiser lovers doing about this, if anything. Thanks Jim



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Old 04-20-2009, 06:30 AM   #2
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Hi Jim. I am 6'2" also & the first thing we improved was the bed. We put a california queen pillow top mattress in place of the standard mattress. I had to extend the frame 9" for support & we lost the ability to use the under bed storage. The end tables/shelves still work but access is from the front. I step on the side area & have to bend over to get into bed. Enjoy.
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Depending on the room you should be able to add a step to reduce the step up height. Just make sure it won't interfere with the slide coming in and out. I'm 5'10" and get that side inour 29rk as well. Depending on the day I sometimes want an extention ladder...



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Thanks Crisnan: I had been giving the stool some thought. I was thinking if I woke up and remembered the stool, that I should remember its a long step down. I should be able to work something out after a little usage. Thanks for replying. Jim

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Thanks everyone. I think I'll build me a stool. Jim

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We have put our own 11" Tall mattress in our Cruiser 29RK. The old gang of springs mattress was 7 1/2 " Tall. The lavatory side is really high off the floor. I am 6'2" tall and I am going to have fun getting in and out of bed. I am really worried about getting out of bed at night. I am 72 years old. What are you cruiser lovers doing about this, if anything. Thanks Jim


Reminds Me about the time..... We were at the hunting cabin went to bed, woke up to go......forgot I was in the upper bunk......
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:14 AM   #7
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We have the 29rk, we added a 2 1/2 " mattress topper and yea it's quite a step up, when I get out of bed I place my heal on the edge of the step and lower myself down, so far I haven't forgot. It's better than sleeping on the other side where you would have to crawl to the end of the bed or try to get out between the bed and the mirror.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:40 PM   #8
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Jim, I solved this problem by building a platform the screws to the floor the length of the bed. Actually it is for the DW on her side between the bed and closet but the idea will work for your side as well. Just be carefull not to cover any heat vents in the floor. The step I made was about 4" tall and about 5' long. I bought some cheap carpeting the same at the 5er () and nailed the carpet to the platform. Much easier for her to get into bed.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:13 AM   #9
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Just spent a week in the Cougar. The small step I made worked very well. Never missed it once. Bumped my head a few times on the overhead when getting into bed. Wife not too happy with making up the bed. Real tight next to the closet. She has learned to open the closet doors for extra butt space. shhhhh
Potty room a little small. but we managed. Nice trip to Twin Knobs. Jim


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We just got back from our firsttrip since swapping in the taller mattress. the extra drop to the floor wasn't so much a problem for me 'cause I sleep on the closet side. What I did notice was hitting the reading light a few times when I rolled over. I am looking for lower profile lights.
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