Are they worth it?
I think the tilt outs are worth the difference. It really opens up the interior and you don't feel so crowded. Until I read Jim & Faye's response, I was going to say that you would have to raise the tilt out before you could use the bathroom, but since we just recently acquired our 2406 T and haven't taken a road trip as yet, I must be mistaken. I would say that it would be difficult for an older person to maneuver over the tilt out in its down position, I suppose it can be done but I haven't tried it.
Regarding the bed, we have decided to use the table conversion bed while traveling. We bought an egg crate mattress to go over the cushions. We also have an air mattress and may try that on the sofa and see how that works.
Our neighbors came by and looked our trailer over and are actively looking for one like it. They loved the tilt out.
Jerry & Carol Curtis