1985 U Haul camper 10' Bunk Bed - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-29-2014, 12:36 PM   #1
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Talking 1985 U Haul camper 10' Bunk Bed

Yes. I am very new to this. I have a 1985 U-Haul camper that I just purchased a week ago. I already love it. The only thing it really needs is the Bunk bed. I know that I probably need to be very creative but I am hoping on a long shot that someone can help me out. I am missing every peace of it, Including the fiberglass insert that connects in the front of the camper. I will happily accept any constructive advise you may have to offer. If there are plans, Well that would be even better.

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Old 10-29-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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You need to go over to the Uhaul Facebook page. Someone over there built a very nice bunk setup. I think they have that trailer for sale now. Ours is also missing the front bunk and fiberglass support structure but we don't need bunks and leave the rear as a bed.
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Old 10-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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Thank you. I really do appreciate it.

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Old 11-05-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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I have seen a lot of mods and neat bunk beds but i sm really hoping to ether make a replacement/ replica of the original if i cannot find an OEM one.

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Old 11-05-2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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Will, is there a reason you want the bunk back? Most people remove them to make the front couch more usable. When the bunk is in the 'down' position, it makes the couch uncomfortably shallow for sitting. The weight limit for anyone sleeping on the top bunk is about 80lbs. So that's why many people take them out.
When I removed mine (good riddance ) I passed the parts onto another UH owner. So you will hopefully be able to find the pieces you need.
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:52 PM   #6
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Will,
I got an 85 U-Haul recently myself... have only just begun modifying and/or repairing all that it needs. I don't figure I need the bunk assembly... and it's all there, with the swing-down props etc. [Don't remember if I have the molded fiberglass bit or not--can go out back and check today or tomorrow.] I'm in central Iowa, so not impossibly far away, depending on where you are in MN.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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Gary, That would be great. I have two kids that have a bunk bed at home and would do great with one in the camper. I live 40 minutes west of Minneapolis. Please let me know how you would like to set something up and I would be grateful. Thank you so much, Will
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Will,
I got an 85 U-Haul recently myself... have only just begun modifying and/or repairing all that it needs. I don't figure I need the bunk assembly... and it's all there, with the swing-down props etc. [Don't remember if I have the molded fiberglass bit or not--can go out back and check today or tomorrow.] I'm in central Iowa, so not impossibly far away, depending on where you are in MN.
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If you have the bunk, then you should have the fiberglass piece. It is glued/screwed to the inner shell under the front window. If you remove it you just need to repair the holes, and cover up the raw fiberglass that will be exposed. This is what mine looked like that I removed. (it went to another UH owner)
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:20 PM   #9
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Thank you. I do not have that piece on mine ether. I really do mean it on the description. I have non of the parts. I figured that i could make the piece of i had to.

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Cover the raw fiberglass with carpet. Probably the wood that the hinge fastened to is still there.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:22 PM   #11
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Thats a great idea. I do not have the wood pieace but i sm sure i could figure it out. Thank you

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Am sure. Sorry im typing on a phone

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Old 11-06-2014, 09:00 PM   #13
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The horizontal wood "shelf" piece and vertical wood supports were fiberglassed to the outer shell. With the big fiberglass "bubble" piece gone and using the front area for seating that horizontal piece poked me in my back so I had to trim it and the supports down narrower. Is all the wood gone in yours? If so you'll have to fabricate something.
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Old 11-07-2014, 06:04 AM   #14
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My thanks, too, to Pam and Mary&Bob... the pics and description will help me later when I'm looking over the current state of affairs in my rig... and then I'll know better how to remove the pieces for Will, and how to dress up the area later on in my own.
Nice community, here............. Gary

[p.s. All of the younger grandchildren we have live next door, so we see them pretty regularly.... no need to keep the bunk and take them camping with us as well. ]
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