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Old 10-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Bunk bed help!

Hello!

I have a 2005 Scamp 13', and I am missing the bunk bed (the back to the couch) and the poles. I'm thinking about trying to make one, but could someone please send me some good pictures of how it attaches to the scamp frame/ledge? Are they little hinges? big ones? How do the poles actually work?

Anyone have an extra pair of poles and bunk? At least send pictures if you have any.

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Old 10-22-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Your wish is my command. Look at this, then I suggest you call Scamp. The back/top bunk is hinged at the ends so that when in the couch position the ends bend to fit the corner curve. It's covered with fabric so I can't tell where or how it's hinged. Scamp should be able to provide you the information you need. Ask for Kent.
FYI, These are from a 2006 prefire 13' Scamp. Most likely the same as yours.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Bunk Pictures

Pictures of bunk W/O cover. The foam is glued to the hinged back.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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thanks!!

Byron and eddie! Thanks a bunch for your fast and great replies!! That is great help! If i can find hinges I think I can make one up.

Take care!
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Also, I think you can buy the poles from Scamp, but others have suggested that shower curtain rods cut to the correct length work as well....however, Scamps rods have a loop welded onto them to help hold the top in place (at least that's my understanding).....
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Byron and eddie! Thanks a bunch for your fast and great replies!! That is great help! If i can find hinges I think I can make one up.

Take care!
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I'm pretty sure you can get the hinges from Scamp.
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Byron and eddie! Thanks a bunch for your fast and great replies!! That is great help! If i can find hinges I think I can make one up.

Take care!
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Tim they are called Chest Hinges 1 1/2" x 3/4" and Scamp sells them on there online Parts Store.
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Have you contacted Scamp to check on just replacing the parts? That at least would be quicker and easier.
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Tim, its been awhile since I had the covers off my top bunk so I cant recall the type of hinge that is actually on the two short pieces of plywood attached to the larger piece as seen in the first photo. A couple of piano type hinges would do the trick and allow the bunk ends to bend to the shape of the trailer when the top bunk is in the down position though.
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One of the rigs i looked at had the cushions off (i think it was a casita) and the ends were hinged with small piano type hinges....
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The top bunk of my 1988 Scamp was "hinged" with heavy, heavy cotton webbing. The kind used in couches years ago. It was extremely strong, soft and flat. It was so flat it didn't leave dents in the foam. It was stapled into the wood on both sides of the "hinge" area.
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The top bunk of my 1988 Scamp was "hinged" with heavy, heavy cotton webbing. The kind used in couches years ago. It was extremely strong, soft and flat. It was so flat it didn't leave dents in the foam. It was stapled into the wood on both sides of the "hinge" area.

Thanks Donna I seem to think mine actually has something along those as well.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #13
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Eddie,

Believe it or not, but I'm still working on trying to build one of those top bunks for my 2005 Scamp 13ft. Thanks for those pictures. Do you happen to know how deep those "wings" are that are on the sides of the bunk? They are the little pieces that fold to accomodate the curve of the Scamp's interior. I'm getting ready to cut my plywood, but I thought I would check.

Also, how are they hinged? I image they are hinged with something that will not bend over 180 degrees or else the wings would flop down with the bunk was up. Would this be a correct assumption?

Thanks for all the help!

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The top bunk of my 1988 Scamp was "hinged" with heavy, heavy cotton webbing. The kind used in couches years ago. It was extremely strong, soft and flat. It was so flat it didn't leave dents in the foam. It was stapled into the wood on both sides of the "hinge" area.
Donna,

Thanks for the help on trying to build a Scamp bunk bed. I'm still working on it at the moment. I would just buy the thing complete from Scamp for $100, but the shipping is nearly $100 on it due to the size. Yikes!

Do you happen to know anyone that has a pair of the bunk bed poles laying around that they would want to give up or sell? We're getting ready to hit the road in about a month on a 3000 mile trip with the two kids, and I've gotta get this bunk bed made.

Thanks!!

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