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October 18, 2016
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Hi all,

I’m looking for my next trailer (t@b was too small for the family, I bought it without realizing they’d all end up wanting to come along). Anyway, I keep looking at Retros and some say they sleep 4, but when you look at them, there is NO way it would sleep 4 (the 166 comes to mind). In an ad I saw, it said it slept 4, in person it’s a one person dinette/bed plus another bed-so a total of 3.

Can anyone chime in on how many they can sleep in their models? I’m considering buying one with enough floor space for a cot in a pinch (176 slide maybe?), but I’m also rather interested in the 180R, which I haven’t seen in person yet. I don’t want to get the largest models, and I’ve seen the 181B in person but the bunks seemed tiny to me.

Thanks for any information!

I haven’t found exact information on the Retro website. An accurate measure of how many each model can truly sleep would be a huge help, also how much open floor space there is in models…

Sally

October 18, 2016
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I have the Riverside Retro 181B and it sleeps four, but the bunk beds are not made for adults, and thats fine because my children sleep in them. Yes the dinette table in the other models like the 177SE turns into a bed which you could sleep two more people but most likely small children.  I’m not sure if there is a Riverside Retro that can sleep 4 adults comfortably, except the 195 that has the queen bed in the back and the 6 person dinette table up front which turns into a queen bed. This of course is one of the larger models. 

October 18, 2016
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We have a 177se. Just two of us and it’s perfect. Dinette can be a bed, but not for an adult. Not really any room for a cot. I think some of the larger models would warrant a look. Good luck.

October 18, 2016
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Thanks everyone! It’s unfortunate that the layout doesn’t accommodate more people till you get to the huge ones…sigh…Thanks, Sally

October 19, 2016
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Just in! Retro is introducing a fifth wheel and possibly a toy hauler. Go to their website at riversidervs.net.

Again, good luck.

October 30, 2016
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I just saw that fifth wheel! I’d need a large truck for that though and I don’t really want a fifth wheel. I talked to someone at Riverside and he said a new model is going to come out that will debut at a show in December, a new bunkhouse. He said the number 265. I’m hoping that’s correct and he wasn’t referring to the 256, which is the fifth wheel that is a bunkhouse…I’m hoping!

I have a Honda Pilot we just got recently and we don’t want to have to buy another tow vehicle. I’m hoping a lightweight (including tongue weight no more than 450 lbs.) will be available.

Thanks again everyone who commented:)

Sally

October 31, 2016
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I am 6′ and have slept on the fold down dinette table of the 177SE.  Not luxury by any means but it worked.  Used a sleeping bag type pad for some extra padding.

November 1, 2016
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For me, I need to be able to sleep four people minimum. I was wondering if anyone has a 176S (slide out) and knows how large the floor space is with the slide out? For those occasions extra people come along, I was thinking maybe I could fit a cot or two in that open area in the middle, but I don’t know the dimensions.

Thanks for all your info;)

Sally

November 6, 2016
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We’re a family of 3 with a little dog and were comfy in the 155XL as long as our furry child slept with the human one. It was kinda tight when Lucky decided he wanted to sleep with me and the hubby for a while.

February 19, 2017
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After talking to our dealer (at Hatfield in Sunbury, Ohio) I found out we could get a ‘flip flop sofa’ as they called it instead of the dinette, that will fit two people. So, with the Queen size bed in the back and the flip flop, I can accommodate 4 people as I hoped to in my new 189R (I haven’t gotten it yet, it’s being built).

We are going to build two boxes with toppers and foam to expand the bed for the two preschooler grandchildren who will come along sometimes. When they get bigger, two of the adults may have to move into a tent outside or we may get the 265 and a bigger tow vehicle, but this should work for a few years I think.

Sally

March 5, 2017
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Am I crazy to be considering the 181B for my family of 5 (11 year old boy, 9 year old boy, soon to be 7 year old girl)?  We already have cots from years of tent camping and have thought about using one when everybody is done sharing a bed.  Kristopher, I saw you mention the bunks are not meant for adults.  I just looked at the specs and it appears the bottom bunk is a twin size bed.  We went to a local dealer yesterday (that doesn’t have a 1981B) to check out the dinette.  I felt like it converted very easy.  That is where me and my wife would sleep, and most likely my daughter for the time being as she ends up in bed with us most nights anyway.

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