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Old 03-02-2020, 05:55 PM   #1
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Gaucho size?

I did some searching and couldn't really find the answer: what is the normal width of a folded-down SMB gaucho bed? Can two people really sleep comfortably on one? Doesn't look very wide in the photos I've seen. Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:18 AM   #2
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Mine is 70"L x 42" wide. Two can sleep on it. They best really like each other, it's cozy.
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Like Gahamby said, just depends on how much you like each other, and how much comfort you need in order to sleep. I have had 2 80lb dogs, my son(8 at the time), myself and my wife all in our gaucho! I am only 5'8" and wife is 4'11" so we are not the largest of humans, but still. We were stealth camping in a parking lot so PH top was a no go.

My wife and I can definitely sleep comfortably on the gaucho when it is just the 2 of us. The only issue is that the flip over part is not wide enough so I always get the crack while my wife snuggles up comfortably with a pillow along the van wall.
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Thanks. Very helpful!
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:39 PM   #5
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I did some searching and couldn't really find the answer: what is the normal width of a folded-down SMB gaucho bed?
If I remember correctly, Sportsmobile will build to any available width, it just depends on the space available in your design. We have a fairly narrow dinette that sleeps 1, but it lines up with 1-person platform bed adjacent to it. The only gotcha is that the support and slider mechanisms at either end prevents it from being a completely unobstructed double bed when the dinette is unfolded, but only slightly.
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According to our original design plans, which were standard in 2001, our gaucho is 45" wide (from the inside insulated wall) x 74" long, but I think the actual length is 72". (I'm 6'2", and my toes hang over just a bit.) Pretty sure the 45" is right, though. It's snug, but it works for us, even if you don't fit like spoons all night long.
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So I’ll answer my own question: the van I was looking at (and bought on Friday) has a gaucho that is 46” wide, plus an additional 3” with the inset wall. A bit narrower than our current “Dinette-W” setup but hopefully we can make it work. Click image for larger version

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