Wow - I'm happy to hear all the thoughts and comment. We just got back from a 4 day trip with the Scamp
. The thing is this. The bed is too small for us and we need more room. My wife prefers to be on the side nearest the floor so when nature calls her in the middle of the night she can use the potty. I am 6 feet and being against the back wall is too tight. I come to bed later and have to climb over. We try to sleep head to feet to maximize the shoulder room. So, I even tried to put one of my (2) kids in bed with her and I "slept" in the lower bunk. Never again! If I do not make some changes, I will bring my tent next trip. The dog house for dad.
So here is my thought. If ever so gently removed the kitchen sink/stove/fridge unit (no cursing or harsh language) and saved it, I would have a 4X2 foot gap. I would use an old cabinet (for storage) as a base and build a custom bench and add padding. From the edge of the kids bunk to the rear of the camper would be a 7 foot bed, 2 or 2.5 feet wide. My wife and I play footsie in the rear corner and that's that. Couple of throw pillow and we have a "L" shape bed/couch thing.
Now, I have never used the sink hook up or water tanks and never used the stove in 4 years. We alway cook outside The little fridge
could not catch a cold, so I bring a nice big dorm fridge
. It would be a big sleeping unit. I have the a/c unit and heat. I have weathered monsoons and we all stated cozy. It is an excellent shelter. It is nearly sound proof. If I upgrade I am looking into Hybred TTs 8 to 10 K (used and I'll need a new truck too).
Am I really the first to think of doing this?
Thanks for your thoughts,