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Old 08-12-2013, 10:40 AM   #21
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I notice a lot of people position their double/queen bed sideways, and I assume that is because it just fits perfectly in that dimension; but I personally would not want to have to crawl over my wife (or vice versa) to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, or if one person goes to bed or wakes up earlier or later. I dunno, man... seems like a pain. Plus, I would think the person who is on the inside might get claustrophobic. Maybe it's just me...
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #22
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I notice a lot of people position their double/queen bed sideways, and I assume that is because it just fits perfectly in that dimension; but I personally would not want to have to crawl over my wife (or vice versa) to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, or if one person goes to bed or wakes up earlier or later. I dunno, man... seems like a pain. Plus, I would think the person who is on the inside might get claustrophobic. Maybe it's just me...
That is why we have an island bed. I got really tired of crawling over David. It's a real pain when I'm sick and trying to make a mad dash to the bathroom. So when we cut down the kingsize waterbed head/foot boards, they were cut down to "full" size. We aren't skinny folks but we have learned to sleep in a full bed. So far I have only rolled out on the floor twice. The aisles on each side of the bed is 14.5" which is wide enough to slide down the side of the bed. Island beds are much easier to make up. I no longer sit ion the mattress trying to get a fitted sheet on the mattress.
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:01 PM   #23
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i wish i had an island bed.

i am quite good at making the bed on its side, all at once (if you notice, the bed is made, standing on its side in pic above)

from the back, an island bed would have put the front corners of the bed on the wheel wells, so there was no way for a walk around bed there. the only place it would have worked was mid-ship, and that wasn't any better. i could have had a side aisle but the roof is low on the sides, and i didn't care for that.
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Our bed is up against the wall with the shower on one side and a closet at the foot so we have just a corner of the bed for a dismount. The mattress has a clipped corner too, but I've been able to scootch off the end when nature calls. Wifey 's got a nice clear shot which keeps her happy. If we had the space I'd definitely go with an island bed.
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got a little more done on the bus today

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while the shower pan dried today..... i almost finished installing the new 12v fuse panel. i will need different crimp connectors to finish it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #28
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:41 PM   #29
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i just got some cool led lights!!!

i should have got the lights before pulling my wires.

i got 9 fixtures at just under 4 watts each. that's 36 watt divided up between 4 circuits

i might be pulling some of that wire out of there.

i'm frustrated at the selection at my local store. none of the switches are rated for DC. i hate to ask....but, can i use an 125vac rated wall switch to control about 16 watts of leds?
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Yes you can,only issue would be spark over(corrosion) from 12v

120 has less amps for same load,so 12v is "harder" on switches.......turn on and take pictures....and LED'S don't take shiat for power....you'l be fine
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