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Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 9.03.55 AMDesigning a motorhome, much like any other RV, generally calls for a compromise between weight and space. That’s especially true when it comes time for lights out. Forest River Inc.’s Coachmen RV division found a way to add two more sleeping positions in its upscale Sportscoach Cross Country 404RB — and most people would be hard-pressed to find them. The Middlebury, Ind., RV builder is the first motorhome OEM to offer what Regional Sales Manager Joe Kellogg calls a “salon bunk.” Using an Italian-sourced mechanism, the nearly 12-foot-long bunk is crafted into the top of the Sportscoach’s forward streetside slideout. When not in use, it’s concealed by a slightly deeper slideout facia. At night, the belt-driven bunk lowers and can support 500 pounds. The bath-and-a-half 404RB incorporates the additional sleeping arrangements without sacrificing the kind of mid-range luxury commanded by its $280,000 MSRP. Built on a Freightliner chassis with a 340hp Cummins power plant, this 42-foot coach also features polished porcelain snap-tile floating floor, quartz countertops, a pop-up power base (with 110-volt and USB ports), an induction cooktop and 21-cubic-foot residential refrigerator.