Converting Side Bench to Bed - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-08-2019, 11:48 AM   #1
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Converting Side Bench to Bed

This is for my ParkLiner, but I imagine it would be similar for most fiberglass rvs.

I travel by myself, so I can get by with a narrower bed. Instead of converting the rear to a queen size bed, I would rather use it as a 4 person table. That means I need to convert the side lounge/table to a bed.

There is about 30" between the lounge and stove area. I would like to use about 1/2 of that to widen the bed. I would have to convert it back every morning and again every night to have enough room to use the stove, sink, and refrigerator, and have easy access to bathroom.

Has anyone already come up with a solution to do this? It would be great if it was a folding/pullout sofa type of solution so there were not a bunch of parts to have to store.

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Old 10-10-2019, 12:47 PM   #2
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I made a small platform to use as a proof of concept. I only had 2x2's handy, so that's what I used as slats. When I make the real one, I will use either 1x3s or 1x4s. I'm also trying to come up with detachable legs.

This is about 1 foot long and I plan to make it about 6 1/2 ft - 7 ft. I don't know yet if it makes more sense to make it 1 , 2, or 3 pieces. It would probably be difficult to move it in and out if it is all 1 piece, so probably 2 or 3.

The idea is to leave it under the side cushions and then at night, pull it out and put the back cushions on the extension.

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Old 10-10-2019, 02:18 PM   #3
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This one came to my mind. I think the slide-out is a solid plywood piece rather than slats. I like how it is wider at the head, where you really need the space, than the feet. In your case I was wondering about the bathroom door. Will a full-length pull-out interfere? If so, this is one possible solution.
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