Originally Posted by stanw909
Really clever but couldn't the kid sleep across the cab seats or are you reserving the lower area just for grownups?
Yes, for a lot of reasons. The kids usually go to sleep earlier so they are all up there sawing logs and I can still move around the van, put things away, move about, be out by the fire.... Or if nature calls in middle of the night I'm not stumbling over a kid here or there. But yes, short answer is the dinette/couch bed is just for parents.
A lot of people would probably say if you have 5 people get a bit bigger RV. The Sportsmobile is great because if fits in my garage and keeps me out of line of fire from an overzealous neighborhood HOA. Bigger RVs introduce storage fees and some other things. The times I can see it causing some issues are in rainy camping weather, but even this config gives each kid a place to read, maybe play some card games or just tinker around on an iPad or something.