Can anyone tell me the dimensions of the couch bunk beds on the Karavan and/or Kruiser. I can't find that info anywhere. My boys are getting big and I'm not sure if the bunks are functional for taller kids. This thread has been very helpful, thank you to all. I checked out all the Kimbereleys at Mtn. West Expo last week. Dave and all the owners were super accommodating. Stuck between the Karavan & E-Class tight now.
For Bunk beds, the main section is 58" long and they come with 11-12" extenders. The extenders have long insertion poles so you could easily get another 1 to 2" if need be. When the extenders are in, the partially block the door so you have to turn sideways to get in and out. I only set them up once when I bought it and haven't needed it. My daughters have used a JetTent next to the Karavan against the Karavan awning since they are married adults now.
As far as the shower. Although not as easy as a shower without a toilet in the middle, I have had no issues taking one and use it regularly. If you get one with the decomposing toilet, the toilet swings out of the shower area so it is similar in size to the Kruiser
The Kruiser is defiantly nicer with less moving parts. Since I do offroad and I want to be able to store it ion a garage, the Karavan fits my needs better. I think I would be happy with a Kruiser but would have to rebuild my extra garage
In the other direction, I would be (and was) happy with a Kamper as that is a great unit. The advantage to the Karavan besides being cool (neat design) is the inside toilet, shower and kitchen. The disadvantage over the Kamper is the added weight. The Kruiser also is heavier and has increased height and width which can effect towing as well as where you can take it
I owned a Kamper for 5 years and have had my Karavan since Dec 2015. As I stated in another thread, one of the reasons I upgraded was the timing of the AUD to USD valuation as you bought from the Factory at that time. Plus they had an open slot with a Kruiser on a ship so they gave me free delivery to the US.
My advice is to get what you want that won't have any regrets as this should be considered a long term buy