Re: Bed back rest
I had started thinking about comfort in a B on our extended trips like the one to Alaska over 11 weeks. It kind of wore you out. We had two Bs with the electric sofas, one a bifold with ottomans and one a tri-fold. The problem with the sofas was the back. The back was not tall enough so you could rest your head (like I am doing on my home sofa right now) even though you could adjust the angle of the back. Then those twin bed setups with back cushions that are next to worthless for comfort. The turned around front cab seats could be comfortable with a decent foot stool but often a step stool or cooler had to do for that. Plus after being in them all day you kind of wanted to be out of them. I bought zero gravity outdoor loungers but they did you no good if it was cold, windy or raining. 11 weeks is a long time to go without lounging comfort. That's what drove me to my design solution without upgrading to a Class A or Class C. I love the Class B versatility on the move that even those small Class Cs cannot provide. I don't think a small Class C typically 7'-6" wide could have gotten through the gate where we parked in downtown Cleveland on our first test drive.
The Winnebago Travato 59K made an attempt with the pillow head incline. That is the equivalent only with lying in bed and propping another pillow like you would do at home to read or watch TV. It doesn't give you the lazy boy chair relaxation. Still it is better than nothing. I think it was LTV that also had a prop back on their twin bed design but there hasn't been much else in Class Bs.
2015 Advanced RV Ocean One Mercedes Benz Sprinter
Previous Class Bs:
2011 Great West Van Legend Sprinter
2005 Pleasure-way Plateau TS Sprinter