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Old 06-06-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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We are very new to this Boler stuff. The only "mod" so far has been a brief wash! We are wondering how the main double bunk, at the back of the trailer, is for holding 2 healthy adults , or what methods we might use to beef it up.I've only read about making it 3 inches wider. Have lots of you been worried about damaging the fibreglass, table, etc. underneath. I think we'll keep the table availability for now, so need something that will fold up during the day. Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:04 PM   #2
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Ches made some "Monster" bunks..

Ches?
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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Yup--But it would never work in a 13 ft unit.I actually had a real army style bed which just fit in a 17ft Boler.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
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I think the whole bunk bed would need to be rebuilt...not just hinged from something that's been fiberglassed to a sidewall. As a suggestion, with the cushions in place, set the bunk bed up. Look at how little space the poor person on the bottom has....hope that person isn't claustrophobic! In my Scamp, I'm not even certain there was enough space for a healthy adult to turn over without whacking the top bunk.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:21 AM   #5
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I may be wrong, but I think Peggy is talking about the main bed, not a bunk. If you have concerns you could make a new table of say birch plywood but the fibreglass cupboards are very sturdy.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:01 AM   #6
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No Barbara it was me I didn't read the "back" part, just the "bunk" part....I guess I've never heard anyone call the back bed a bunk.

Peggy, ignore everything I said
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:50 AM   #7
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Peggy,
If you're concerned about the amount of weight the bed will support, my husband and I add up to about 450 lbs. We haven't done anything to alter or strengthen the bed and we've never had any problems with it. It would be nice to have a BIGGER bed though!
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #8
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If you're concerned about the amount of weight the bed will support, my husband and I add up to about 450 lbs. We haven't done anything to alter or strengthen the bed and we've never had any problems with it. It would be nice to have a BIGGER bed though!
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Oops--I made a typo! We weigh 350, not 450!
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:09 PM   #9
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O.K. ...I'll be the dummy to own up to MY weight issues

I weigh about 300+or- and the Trailer Goddess and I SEEM too have no issues sharing the rear bed in our Egg..
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:56 PM   #10
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The Missus and I are heading to Sedona, AZ for five nites on Wed. without the kids. We have the traditional rear bed in the Scamp but replaced the table with 3/4 inch birch ply.

For the sake of this thread we'll attempt to "break it" over the five nites and report back on the durability of the bed the next week!
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:32 PM   #11
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Here's how I made a new stronger tabletop/bed from 1/2" plywood with a 1" by 2" OAK strip glued and airnailed to each long side edge. There is virtually no flex in it at all. The smaller panel towards the rear pulls forward to complete the bed. It is also re-enforced on the one edge only. They will be stained to closely match the existing OAK cupboard and closet doors.

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Old 06-13-2007, 06:35 AM   #12
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Has anybody extended the bed on the dinette so you sleep with your feet towards on the kitchen ? It seems like it would be easier to add a little extender so the bed is longer and wider. I do not have a trailer yet, as we are still looking for one nearby .

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Old 06-14-2007, 12:14 AM   #13
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I don`t know how practical it would be to extend the bed from about 48" to about somewhere between 72-78"......I suppose that it would infringe on the entrance doorway....too lazy to go outside and do some measuring,LOL......works fine for me to sleep side to side or kitty corner....also widened the bed by using a 1x6" board next to the rear wall and makes the bed 5 1/2" wider when the table is pushed a bit farther toward the middle of the trailer.....every inch counts in these little eggs....my wife uses the front sofa for her bed.....we removed the upper bunk and stored it away....without the bunk backrest, the lower bunk is about 6", or a bit more wider.....Benny
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