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Old 06-02-2011, 06:42 AM   #15
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If you use a bed extension into the hallway, be careful of bedding close to the furnance.... while it's running. Danger Will Robinson!!
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:42 AM   #16
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I made a frame under the bed, so the extension slides in and out similar to a drawer. Legs then fold down. The bed is always made up in the "standard" configuration with the extra foam on the bed during the day. This extra foam has it's own custom-made sheet. The bedding that hangs over is tucked under the bed foam, so is out of the way. So far, we have always had electric hookups, so use an electric heater placed in a safe location.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:12 PM   #17
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Hazel we do as Roger does - we're both too tall, and too stiff at the end of a busy day, to be comfy in one bed, we keep both beds set up permantly most days, if inclement weather means more time in the trailer it's easy to take down the front bed and have the smaller dinnette for use, but we usually use either the camp site table outside or set up our folding table under the awning - making our trailer our 'bedroom' with two beds.

Works for us - not only do smaller trailers take adapting to, so do aging bodies! I guess what you decide to do depends on how you travel & use your trailer.

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Old 06-02-2011, 06:23 PM   #18
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nice looking bed, floyd!!!
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:46 PM   #19
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I love it! I must make the necessary pieces so I can do the same thing for my Trillium. (for those rare occasions when I have company)
This is one of those things when you think... "Why didn't I think of that?" It seems obvious when someone else shows you how simple it can be.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:53 AM   #20
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Thanks for the creative ideas. For now we are sleeping in two different beds.

My ideal trailer would have a full double bed we can both get out of easily or two singles. We want a comfy dinette/sitting area, some form of heating, a fridge and a night use potty. Cupboards as they fit.

We aren't interested in the stove as we cook outside and think it is wasted space. we don't go camping to watch tv either, though we take the laptop along so we can clear off our camera memory cards.

I think I'll just have to dream as hubby has other things he enjoys more than transforming trailers!
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #21
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If you use a bed extension into the hallway, be careful of bedding close to the furnance.... while it's running. Danger Will Robinson!!
Thanks Donna,that was addressed in posts #7 &#8 but for some perhaps it can't be stressed enough.
Also thanks to everyone, for the positive feedback, I hope it sparks ideas which help others enjoy their little fiberglass trailers more fully.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:02 AM   #22
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Thanks for the pix! I get it now. I didnt realize there was already a base that was used in conjuction with the smaller table. All I could think was that your bed has 22" missing when not using the King Extension and thought ya'll must be tiny people, LOL!

Now do you have a front bath or bunks? I didnt see any details about your trailer in your profile.
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Thanks for the pix! I get it now. I didnt realize there was already a base that was used in conjuction with the smaller table. All I could think was that your bed has 22" missing when not using the King Extension and thought ya'll must be tiny people, LOL!

Now do you have a front bath or bunks? I didnt see any details about your trailer in your profile.
front bath....I'll update my profile, thanx....
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:41 PM   #24
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If you use a bed extension into the hallway, be careful of bedding close to the furnance.... while it's running. Danger Will Robinson!!

What you want to be careful here is not to block off all air exits, I did some temperature measurements around the grill of my 2006 Scamp furnace. The temperatures are well below the point where flesh will burn (below 145). If the vent was blocked completely I doubt there would be enough air flow for the furnace to come on. I didn't try blocking or partly blocking the vent to see what would happen more than what can easily be blocked with the bed cushion.
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #25
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The air flow switch is in the combustion air flow only.

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What you want to be careful here is not to block off all air exits, I did some temperature measurements around the grill of my 2006 Scamp furnace. The temperatures are well below the point where flesh will burn (below 145). If the vent was blocked completely I doubt there would be enough air flow for the furnace to come on. I didn't try blocking or partly blocking the vent to see what would happen more than what can easily be blocked with the bed cushion.
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