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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks PDXWesty - We have a 1" topper and use it "upstairs" and every so often "downstairs."
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sleep always with my head to the back... i like my feet dangling over the edge... I would always sleep with the back open too! love fresh air
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:10 am    Post subject: Which way to sleep Reply with quote

I learned quickly years ago that being 6'1", I have to sleep with the pillows at the back hatch.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

foam pad on lower bunk helps a lot with the contours in the seat. I prefer the wider part for head, shoulders and arms, so feet at bottom. but the deciding factor is the angle we are parked at. I don't sleep well on a slope.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Head towards rear hatch, on top of the memory foam pad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that I've had the pleasure of sleeping downstairs a bunch of times, I can update my original post by saying:

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Head towards rear hatch, on top of the memory foam pad


Ditto! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having the Westfalia "Weekender" (Basci Camper) interior with rear cabinet, but full width rear seat (flip-out table, no kitchen, yada-yada) , I have more bed width towards the front of the van. So even at 6'2", this the way I face. I typically have the hatch popped, so if my feet hang out a bit no problem. I also can store my glasses in the Weekender stock rear cup holder as well Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lower bed: I don't like the idea of laying my head in the same place where back-seat passengers fart. Head to the back, not to the "rear"! Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Lower bed: I don't like the idea of laying my head in the same place where back-seat passengers fart. Head to the back, not to the "rear"! Confused


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feet closest to Propex heat, with pillows propped against rear hatch. (Upstairs, my feet freeze toward rear)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veedriver wrote:
Lower bed: I don't like the idea of laying my head in the same place where back-seat passengers fart. Head to the back, not to the "rear"! Confused

This thread can be locked now, there won't be a better answer! Very Happy
I sleep head to the back to dangle my feet and got sick of my pillow falling on the floor.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

head at the back so we can look up and see the stars though the back window Very Happy
we might change out the rear bench seat and the foam in the back to something firmer, then it all being flat, it won't matter so much which way around we sleep, no rear seat passengers means no farty end of the bead Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sleep with my head towards the hatch when its warm. But if it's cold my feet go towards the hatch so I can turn on the buddy heater without getting out of my sleeping bag. And yes when its cold I opt for the sleeping bag over blankets.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on the weather. Only two in our Westy. Nice weather out in open space - head towards rear with hatch open to be able to look up at the sky. Most any other condition head towards front. Never use the top bunk. I also get slightly claustrophobic with head to the rear and the hatch not open.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gears wrote:
Feet closest to Propex heat, with pillows propped against rear hatch. (Upstairs, my feet freeze toward rear)

To help prevent cold feet upstairs, here's a down baffle that my bride made (mentioned a page or two ago):
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not simple.
Head against rear hatch if I want to read before going to sleep, hatch supports pillow.
Head toward the front if I want to watch a movie before going to sleep, lap top sits on table.
Daughter sleeps on top bed, when she comes camping I try to raise the front of the van by one inch so she does not slide and fall on the floor during the night. In that case I sleep with the head toward the front so my food does not get back out during the night.
Still I prefer the van perfectly leveled with my head towards the back. The cushion in the cargo area has less bumps so its more comfy for the shoulders and my feet usually stick out over the edge because I am 6' tall. I have a 1 in memory foam topper that adds about 20% to my comfort level, I wish I could find something better that still stores on top when the roof is down.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tintop. Head to the back.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always heads forward for some reason.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EV MV weekender. Head to front of bus, always, just like on a sailboat, both up top and on bottom. The EV weekender bed is really comfy even for this 6-1 driver
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always head near the back hatch, because I can use it like a head-board for pillows, prop up to read, etc. Only issue is whacking your head, but I solved that by taking out the Westy upper cabinet Rolling Eyes
Unfortunately, in my new hightop, that upper cabinet above the bed isn't removable, so i'm thinking i'll have to start sleeping the opposite way... Idea
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