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Posted: 01/01/18 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MKish wrote:

I can stand up in my popup with the top down if we have a lot of bedding in the cabover...otherwise my hair gets mussed.

I could certainly sleep on the dinette. Check length of dinette and of self before attempting.)

I could use the cooktop if I exercised caution. Would rather not.

Sink, furnace, fridge, water heater: no problem.

Wanna get to the storage under the bed? Pop up, get your sleeping bag, pop down. Stealth achieved.


Hair isn't an issue with me, I don't have much and what I do have is shaved off anyway. I ascribe to the Uhl Brenner look. Shave it off and polish the dome. Reflectivity is everything....lol

In ours, I guess we could use the cooktop but it's awful close to the roof. Cold sandwiches and pop are a better alternative.

Taking abolut it has me thinking of trying it out (top down) maybe in the driveway, to see if it's doable.


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MKish wrote:

I can stand up in my popup with the top down if we have a lot of bedding in the cabover...


Wanna get to the storage under the bed? Pop up, get your sleeping bag, pop down. Stealth achieved.



Not to get too personal, but you must be under 5' tall??

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realter wrote:

MKish wrote:

I can stand up in my popup with the top down if we have a lot of bedding in the cabover...


Wanna get to the storage under the bed? Pop up, get your sleeping bag, pop down. Stealth achieved.



Not to get too personal, but you must be under 5' tall??


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I wondered about that as well. I know I have to always remember the top is down or I hit the roof.

I think that if my wife and I did that (top down emergency camp) one of us would have to sleep on the floor and it wouldn't be my wife either....[emoticon]

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Yes, a couple of different times when strong storms were brewing we let the top down and slept on the dinette/bed in our Outfitter Apex 8. Not a problem.


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We have a 2006 OUTFITTER Caribou 6.5. I'm over 6 feet and we use the camper with the top down all the time ( cooking, eating, etc.). That being said, I don't think twice about popping the top at a rest stop ( or anywhere else for that matter ) after lunch, for example, to take in a power nap.

It's just my wife and myself so we've never actually had an occasion to use the lower ( dinette area ) bed. I've always considered it an option but after 11 years of ownership, there has never been a reason to sleep down there. The plywood filler piece is, without a doubt, the most underutilized piece of equipment on the camper.

I can't say that I comprehend the OP's question, "I was wondering... if it's safe?"

Safe from what ? ...You won't suffocate. There is make-up air from the roof vents and usually from around the refrigerator, if nowhere else. OUTFITTERs ( ...and all other RVs ) have gas detection sensors ( placed lower than the lowest sleeping location) so, in the event of a gas leak, I think you will wake up to the sound of the ear piercing alarm before you succumb to the propane. Sure, the lower height of that sleeping location is a shorter distance for ticks, bedbugs, and vipers to climb. But the odds are that you are going to be the 'vehicle' that brings those noxious fauna into the camper in the first place - - they are unlikely to scale the camper shell to get in.

Some people seem to think that pop-up truck campers are less secure than a hard-sided camper for someone inside. That's really not the case. The most dangerous animal I can think of is another human and I think they would be pretty insane to invade an occupied RV. If it was me, I would go invade a business or a home before I would risk entering an RV - - less likely to end up with the contents of my skull splattered all over the inside of the camper.


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Posted: 01/18/18 07:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm 5'1". The interior height of my Northstar 800 ranges from about 5'1.5" to maybe 4'11", depending on how much stuff we have piled on the bed before depopping. Any more than that and it's too hard to latch. [emoticon]

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