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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:08 pm    Post subject: Sleep which way on lower bed? Reply with quote

In our several split screen campers, we often slept heads forward so my wife could use the overhead cabinet as a footrest, kinda stirrup- style.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Which ever way is up. Even barely off level my head needs to be up.


Me too! More interesting is my 5yo sleeping in the hammock also turns himself, while asleep to the which ever end the level says is higher. Every single time! Guess he does not like the blood flowing to his head...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which ever way is up. Even barely off level my head needs to be up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heads to the back! We have literally stayed awake most of the night, watching stars/shooting stars from our favorite campsite atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. The "new" Hightop will NOT have the tall Westfalia corner cabinet, in order to get the best "skyview" from the bed....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah cozy would be one way to describe the sleeping arrangements in our VW's .... Very Happy .... but they are pretty good, and once you've bonked your head real good a few times you learn not to do that again, eh ? .... HA!

the upper bunk is for extra clothes, my guitar, etc etc .... it all works !
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always slept with my head towards the front, mostly due to the feeling of claustrophobia between the hatch and side cabinet with my head at the back. However, last summer I discovered that I have a screen for the back and sleeping at the back is way nicer with the hatch open. I might be doing more of that when the weather is nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First camping trip I slept head to back in my full camper Westy. Hit my head three times on the A/C cabinet while sitting up. Embarassed

I now sleep head to front.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both directions, depending. When its the two of us we sleep head forwards, either upstairs or down. When I'm by myself I'll sleep head into the cave downstairs or head forward upstairs, depending on whether I want to sleep in or not!.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full westy. Lower bunk I sleep head to the rear usually but not always. Wife and daughter sleep upper bunk, head to front.

Now that we have 2 new dogs I have no idea what is going to happen this summer!
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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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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: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always heads forward for some reason.
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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 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 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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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