1980 Trillium 4500 Bunk Bed Plans - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-06-2015, 03:22 PM   #1
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1980 Trillium 4500 Bunk Bed Plans

I've recently purchased a 1980 Trillium 4500 and it has the remnants of the bunk bed safety pole bracket for the front mounted bunk beds. However the previous owner only used it as a couch and I would like to go back to bunks for my two grandsons. Does anyone have the plans for the size of cushions and mounting methods? Where I can get the poles or dimensions?

Also, It looks like at sometime, the door lock was jimmied and ruined the cylinder and caused the door to not close at the bottom. Like the two layers of door have separated. Is it fixable or are there used doors out there for sale..

Lastly, I'm going to be selling a working Carrier top mounted a/c unit ( works) but smells like cigarette smoke. If anyone needs one..Thanks
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Old 10-06-2015, 03:46 PM   #2
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I don't work fast, but I can get you drawings of the cushion, and plywood parts. There are two sections which are connected by a piano hinge. The whole assembly is also connected to the bottom of the front window frame using a piano hinge.

I also happen to have a spare one, but shipping would be ridiculously expensive.
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Thanks David!

Thanks David, any help would be greatly appreciated. Any where you could recommend for parts, like latches, light fixtures, etc?
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The type of latches used on the cupboard doors can be found at the kitchen supply department of your local hardware store. Maybe bring in an example for the staff to see. That way you are more likely to find what you are looking for.

I will start working on the drawing.
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In the same boat so following.
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I don't work fast, but I can get you drawings of the cushion, and plywood parts. There are two sections which are connected by a piano hinge. The whole assembly is also connected to the bottom of the front window frame using a piano hinge.

I also happen to have a spare one, but shipping would be ridiculously expensive.
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Did you ever finish drawing up those plans? I’m looking for bunk bed plans for a 1300. I thought there was a resources section on this site, but I can’t seem to find it!
Thanks.
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Jennifer, I totally forgot about it. I think I will start on it tonight. I will start with the 1300, since that is what you require. The 4500 will come next.

As for resources check under the More tab at the top of the page. The document center is very handy.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:24 PM   #8
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Thanks so much David! Do you still have the spare set? I will check out the ‘more’ tab!
What density of foam would you recommend?
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Yes, I do have a spare upper bunk for a 1300. The fabric is toast, but otherwise seems usable. As for density, I have never replaced the foam, so I have no idea, sorry.
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Trillium 1300 Upper Bunk

Dimensions are in inches.

I tore apart my spare upper bunk, so I am fairly confident of the dimensions of the plywood.

Please note: Measuring foam is not an exact science. The foam is 4" thick.

The two circles are the bunk support locations. These are shower curtain rod ends with a 1" diameter. The 36" wide rectangle at the top of the plywood is the piano hinge.

The 4500 will be next.
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David, this is amazing! Thank you so much! I have two more questions.
Does the 'R' refer to the length of the curve?
How far down from the bottom of the window frame is the piano hinge attached?

This is going to save me so much guessing and error time!!!
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R stands for radius the distance from the center of the arc to the circumference.

The attachment to the window frame is on the flat section of the frame and it is through another 3/4" piece of plywood. This allows for the use of 1.5" screws.
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The front window was resealed by the PO and he replaced some of the wood frame. There is no extension of the wood framing below the window anymore. I'm thinking I will have to glass a piece of wood under the frame so that I have somewhere to attach the piano hinge to. Any measurements or information you could give me about how it attaches would be most appreciated!

And thanks again for all the help you have already given!
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Another question!

How thick should the plywood be?

THANKS!!!
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