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Old 07-11-2007, 11:27 AM   #15
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:14 PM   #16
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Noooo, Greg A. send your concrete here. Then my Bigfoot won't bog down in my gravel driveway!


Lainey, very nice looking layout on that Bigfoot. I'm betting it wouldn't be too hard to come up with some sort of telescoping legs that could store easily and be put in place when the bed is in use.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:39 PM   #17
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Lainey, very nice looking layout on that Bigfoot. I'm betting it wouldn't be too hard to come up with some sort of telescoping legs that could store easily and be put in place when the bed is in use.
Actually I am thinking that although this could be workable, the center bath may be even better to rig up a more substantial bunk bed because the bathroom door won't be in the way. (plus the larger rear window would be nice too)

BTW I didn't get this Bigfoot, it was already sold... Still looking
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:49 PM   #18
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... Well, I checked and he's so light that he barely compresses the 2" foam so I think it's plenty...

The strength of the bed is also relatively decent...
The problem with my original cushion is more the age and material than the thickness, which is why a good camping pad would be better than mine. I'm sure 2" of good foam would be suitable.

The weak part of this setup appears to me to be the cabinet front which folds down. The doors in the front then get covered by a very thin piece of plywood. A better platform would be needed for a larger occupant.

There is a structure extending to the floor like Herb describes in the rear gaucho version as well, so the bunk is not supported by the fiberglass shell. I think this is an important point: a bunk of any serious capacity needs this kind of support, and while it is already there in th B1700, it could be added to other trailer layouts.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:52 PM   #19
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Heres a real bunk.Good for 500lbs plus.
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Heres a real bunk.Good for 500lbs plus.
Ches, is that picture the one you built in your 1700? Looks solid! How is it attached along the sides?

PS, maybe we need to split this thread into a 'Bunk Bed' topic?
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:01 PM   #21
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PS, maybe we need to split this thread into a 'Bunk Bed' topic?
Lainey, since the topic is generally about bunk beds, I changed the title to reflect that.

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Old 07-11-2007, 05:05 PM   #22
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Ches, is that picture the one you built in your 1700? Looks solid! How is it attached along the sides?

PS, maybe we need to split this thread into a 'Bunk Bed' topic?
Its a free standing bunk,it sits on legs.The bed is a medal frame with a 3/4 inch plywood base and 4inch foam as mattress.Two of the legs are attached to wall by sink and wall by fridge.I used bolts to attach.It carries lots of weight.
PS --- The frame was a real army type bunk bed.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:28 PM   #23
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The twin beds in our Bigfoot 5er are made of wood doors...the kind with the smooth finish....works great. We support ours with screw in coffee table legs.

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