The Loft

This is one of several posts I’m doing to highlight how livable my RV rig Tardis is for such a small motorhome. I’m very pleased with the quality and thoughtful features designed into this 23.5 ft. Lazy Daze Twin-King model.

The loft or bedroom sets over the cab and holds a queen size bed with opening screened windows at the foot and head. Plus a large screened moonroof in the ceiling which cranks open for ventilation or swings completely up as an escape hatch to the roof. Concealed underneath, below the pillow, is a long shallow bin that holds seldom used items.

Overhead bed in RV

Loft-Bedroom Space

Note the mirror to the left which is on the door of the bathroom. Next to it, is a privacy curtain that can be drawn across the opening. Another privacy curtain can be seen below, in the cab, which covers the windshield and both door windows. Above you can see the assist handle used when exiting the loft; very helpful when making the descent. There is a small removable ladder for climbing into bed, to which I’ve added carpet padding on the rungs for more comfort.

Barely visible on the right, by the window and between the curtains, is a switch that controls a night light near the floor. Over the head of the bed are two reading lights. The curtain you see on the back wall is just decorative. At one time, Lazy Daze installed windows there; but they were removed from the design when it was found they had a tendency to leak.

RV bed and shelf

Foot of Loft Bed

At the foot of the bed is a shelf where I keep a sleeping bag, an overnight bag, a comforter that is used to close off the cab, and a portable O2Cool AC/DC fan. The fan is really nice to have when it’s a little warm. Under the sheets, spare blankets and another comforter are spread out. They provide padding and is a stealth way to store them. Subsequently, I added a memory foam pad which really helps. I find the queen size bed comfortable and plenty large enough for me. The 22 inch height to ceiling is sufficient for climbing in and out; and, allows room for reading.

While not located adjacent to the loft, the wardrobe is next to the rear beds. The lounge has two couches which convert into twin size beds; or, when pulled completely together, forms a king size bed. Hence, the name of this model is Twin-King.

Closet with drawers

Wardrobe with doors open

Inside the closet I’ve added drawers with clear fronts to hold my clothes. I no longer iron, and wear permanent-press casual attire anyway. One of these drawers also contains belts, and a first-aid kit. To the left I kept a small area for hanging a wind breaker, dress pants, sport coat, and ties for the occasional need.

Also on the left, snug against the wall and behind the hanging clothes, is a leaf extension that doubles the size of my dinette table. On the bottom, below the hanging clothes, are binoculars, and a couple of boxes holding art supplies. Above is a shelf that stores a winter jacket, a hoody sweater, hats, camera tripod and other small items.

There is still room inside the wardrobe, in front of the bins, that could be used. I’m considering putting baskets on the inside of the doors. For now, I don’t have a compelling need; and perhaps later I’ll think of another way to take advantage of that space.


Wardrobe with doors closed

The drawers seen below are not used for clothing; their use is explained in The Galley post. However, visible under the right drawer is a cabinet that holds a pair of dress shoes, a box with shoe care items, a portable Dirt Devil vacuum, and other stuff. At the lower left, is the square air intake and a circle vent for the furnace.

With the loft-bedroom arrangement, everything I need is provided. I prefer sleeping up there as it is quite cozy and comfy. The windows and vent can provide a gentle breeze. And with the moonroof open, I can see the stars at night. Z-z-z-z!

For more posts that explain other aspects of the rig go to the Tardis page.

5 Responses to The Loft

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR September 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Seems compact and well laid out.

  2. Brad September 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    What a cool machine! I love the layout and relaxing colors.

  3. Pleinguy September 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Richard: Yes, it is just the right size for me.
    Brad: It’s the perfect home on wheels and so comfy.

  4. RiverCat September 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Nice. After I do “48 Ugly” and I get my affairs in order and my cat dies…I’ll probably do the class-C thing for awhile. I’ve always like the classic look of the Lazy Daze — the style resonates with me.

  5. Pleinguy September 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    Rivercat: I agree about the Lazy Daze stye. They are a quality rig, so I think it would be a good choice.

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