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Old 11-04-2015, 08:44 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Jon in AZ View Post
Carrie, congratulations on your Scamp purchase!

Here's some additional information and pictures about the bunk set-up that I hope will help.

The upper bunk platform actually consists of three pieces of 3/4" plywood, a main center piece and two small wings. The wings allow the platform to conform to the curve of the shell when lowered. It is pretty much the same size as the lower bench, so you could use it to make your template. The wings are attached with piano hinges facing the foam side. The foam is only 3" (versus 4" for the loose cushions) and is attached to the plywood with spray adhesive. A removable cover goes over the whole platform.
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The front of the platform rests on a ledge under the front window. In an older trailer, it would be good to make sure the ledge is strong. Offset hinges attach the platform from the bottom.
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The posts are painted steel, 7/8" outside diameter, 25-1/2" long. The loops are bent hardware staples welded to the post. The bent portion is about 22-1/2" from the bottom and catches a screw on the underside of the platform. The vertical position of the posts is even with the ends of the bunk ledge (the safety rail uprights just barely clear the ledge and hang down behind the backrest in the last photo).
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The bottom of the post has a plastic cap and rests in a (shower curtain?) ring riveted to the bench. The inside diameter of the ring is 1".
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I removed the caps on the tops of the posts and built a safety rail out of PVC.
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All the parts- posts and safety rail- store on top of the ledge behind the backrest when the bunk is lowered for travel.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:33 AM   #16
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Thanks, Floyd. The question seems to come up often- how to reconstruct missing bunks in a Scamp- so I started collecting pictures. The first two came from an old thread, as I've never taken mine apart.

I enjoy explaining how it works because I happen to think the original Boler-clone-Scamp bunk design is really clever: simple, sturdy, lightweight, easy to convert, self-storing, and comfortable. Unlike most other bunks in small trailers, the person on top isn't smashed up against the ceiling.

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Old 11-05-2015, 08:58 AM   #17
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In our 84 Boler the cabinetry is fiberglassed into place not riveted. That makes the trailer stronger structurally. Ours does not have a support under the upper kitchen cabinet and has never posed a problem.

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Old 11-05-2015, 09:04 AM   #18
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[QUOTE=james kent;557244 Ours does not have a support under the upper kitchen cabinet and has never posed a problem.

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