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Old 06-06-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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bunk bed support

Took today off to tackle the missing bunk bed support. Unless I hear otherwise, I am going to attach a 1x3 piece of pine that I cut to fit the curve today. Am I to use a 2 part glue? or just back it with rubber where it touches the fiberglass wall and screw it through the front? Do I use washers on the outside front? The bunk bed was apparently discarded years ago and the holes filled in (see pic), we had a new one made and I purchased 'chest hinges' as that is what appeared to be used in a Scamp we saw though we could not see the actual wall mount itself as it was covered at time of manufacturing.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:20 AM   #2
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The Scamp factory bonds the wood straight to the fiberglass wall and then glasses it in to the wall making it all one piece. Then the whole wall carries the weight and stress. I don't think bolting a piece of wood through the wall is a good idea I think you need more support than that. Any moisture creeping behind the bolt is going to compromise the fastener to the wood joint. If you must do it this way at least use a piece of rot resistant hard wood. Its going to compromise the clean look of fiberglass with a row of bolts and large fender washers on the outside.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Steve

I will wrap or have it wrapped with fiberglass next week but have to use it this weekend. Stopped by a fire truck and ambulance repair place and they said they use glue and then fiberglass.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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Chest hinge position

Anyone have a photo of the front bunk chest hinge, saw a scamp bunk 3 weeks ago and thought I would be able to remember how the hinge is attached but now that I have to screw or bolt mine in, I can't remember if it goes up or down it has so many side/angles?
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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Finished Bunk Bed

Completed the task of mounting the wood brace to the fiberglass body and getting the poles just right without cause for divorce.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:37 PM   #6
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I'm scratching my head on this one. How exactly is this attached to the wall again? Regarding the poles, what are they attached to? What attaches the bunk to the poles? Does this upper bunk have wood on the bottom that rests on something attached to the wall and poles? I'm a little slow on the uptake so please 'splain.......thanks.

Maybe more pix would help. Can you take some lying on the bottom bunk facing up?


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Old 06-25-2014, 03:02 PM   #7
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Looks like you have a happy little camper there on the upper bunk. My 10 year old daughter is happy as a clam and snug as a bug up there in our Scamp. She likes it up top because the dog can't cold-nose her during the night.
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It's so wierd.......the cushion I have that, I'm guessing, would be used for the top bunk has dent marks and holes so it was used at some point. But, there are no marks on the molded fiberglass that holds the bottom seat (and is the storage area) indicating anything was ever attached to support the upper bunk. 1982 Burro....double hull. I'm not sure about drilling thru both walls to be able to use washers for support.


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Old 06-27-2014, 08:27 AM   #9
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where there's Egg there's wine

Ended up using epoxy and screws. At some point you have to believe that simple is better. Used only 2 screws thru existing holes. Used a piece of flexible molding taped to the wall to hold the wood brace level and also to stop the epoxy from running down the wall. Used the plastic caps from roofing nails to put the screws thru as added protection to the outside wall.
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