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Old 07-22-2019, 09:16 AM   #1
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Load capacity of Murphy Bed in 24D?

My DW and I are looking to downsize and the floor plan that we like the best is the View 24D. We are both large people and I am wondering if anyone knows the capacity of the Murphy bed?

We traditionally take our two grands with us and they are both fairly big too. My granddaughter is 11 and 5'-8", my grandson 9 and almost the same height. They are not fat, but very solid, so not light. With the DW being 6' and me being 6'-4", I would think the bed would be strained as it is without them both coming in early in the morning and jumping in bed with us...

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Old 07-22-2019, 05:36 PM   #2
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Right off the bat, the bed is too short for YOU. I'm only 6' and my feet will dangle unless I wake up and make sure the top of my head is against the headboard. I can hear the wooden slats creak in the Murphy and I'm about 228lb - solid muscle


Now if you believed that last part, I'm selling some land......


Seriously, the Murphy is short but at 6'4" you will look pretty long and hard to find a rig with at least an 80" bed. Our last DP had one. Loved that bed. The Murphy is for shorter, lighter folks who are immune to hard slats poking their ribs at night. I admit after a week or so on the road I get tired enough to sleep on it though.


The dinette makes a shorter bed. The overhead might collapse under 300lbs but someone probably knows the weight rating. It is longer than the Murphy and on a cool night I sleep up there if the mattress is in the rig. Most of the time I pull the overhead mattress out and leave it home.


Thought - find a 24D and crawl up on the bed and stay there a while. Five minutes won't give you the wooden slat rib bruise. Tell the salesman/woman you must have a good bed.
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Old 07-22-2019, 06:28 PM   #3
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Thanks, but I sleep in a semi fetal position.
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:16 PM   #4
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The weight issue is probably fine, but the length is definitely an issue. I am 5-9 and my feet over extend the mattress. Its ok until my wife uses the bathroom in the middle of the night and runs into them.
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Old 07-31-2019, 10:54 PM   #5
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We’ve been the proud and happy owners of a 2018 Navion 24D for 1.5 years. I’m 5’ 9.5” and have NO Problems sleeping in the 75” (6’ 3”) long bed. We added a mattress pad topper (1”) to make it more comfortable.
No idea on the weight limits for the bed. If your combined weight is over 600 lbs, suggest call Winnebago, but it seems like it could hold a lot of weight. Don’t suggest grandkids join you on it though.
If you want to sleep 4 in the 24D it will get crowded. Driving/ eating : no sweat. As my uncle Bob (loooong time RVr) said: “ John, no matter what anyone tells you, an RV sleeps 2 people , regardless of its size.” PERHAPS you could consider packing a small pop-up tent for the Gkids with a couple Air mattresses. Would make a big difference in MHO.
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An old friend once told me" The ideal RV is like the summer cottage, visits 12, sleeps 2" Tents for GKds seems like a good idea
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