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Old 05-16-2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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I am considering coverting the front "couch" into a single bed on my Scamp. I dislike the bunk bed and feel claustrophobic when I sleep on the bottom. Has anyone gotten rid of the back and made a permanent single bed using the banana cushion space? What do you think? That way I keep the table in place unless two are camping.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:42 PM   #2
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I do exactly this in mine. I am VERY small tho. And I have a 17ft Burro. I think the guacho is wider/deeper on mine. (I know it's bigger than the one on my 13 was!)

I have no problem with sleeping on the single.
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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I did that with the 13ft scamp i had..but I had a friend make a platform so i could stick 3 more drawers underneath it... for more storage.. I found it was ok... its not very wide but worked out ok for me... I dont have any pics of it anymore...
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:14 PM   #4
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I did that with the 13ft scamp i had..but I had a friend make a platform so i could stick 3 more drawers underneath it... for more storage.. I found it was ok... its not very wide but worked out ok for me... I dont have any pics of it anymore...
That's a good idea, raise the bunk a bit into the empty space above.

I chose instead to build a single bunk across the back, almost at window level to take advantage of the breezes, with a pull-out tray table under it. I would sit on the bench between the kitchen unit and the bunk. Here's a photo without bedding. The only holes I had to put in the fiberglass were through the bench to keep the supports in place. This also let me keep both front bunks intact for storage.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:08 PM   #5
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I do this as well. I unfastened the back as I like the support behind when sitting on the couch, and simply slide it under the bottom cushions for sleeping. The extra cushion is nice for my not so great back, too. It's fine for sleeping.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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That's a good idea, raise the bunk a bit into the empty space above.

I chose instead to build a single bunk across the back, almost at window level to take advantage of the breezes, with a pull-out tray table under it. I would sit on the bench between the kitchen unit and the bunk. Here's a photo without bedding. The only holes I had to put in the fiberglass were through the bench to keep the supports in place. This also let me keep both front bunks intact for storage.
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Two young kids could slide their feet under the top bunk and each sleep on one of the benches. That would sleep three right there the way you've got it. Cool....
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Pete isn't showing the dust ruffles. Kids wouldn't like them.. they'd fall in their face and all...
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:36 PM   #8
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We knew we would never need the bunk, so we removed the plywood from the back cushion that serves as the top bunk. It's more comfortable to lean back against when we sit there now. If I want to take an afternoon nap indoors, I flip the back cushion onto the seat cushion & it makes a comfortable bed. My 6' hubby has even found it roomy enough to snooze on from time to time. If I were camping alone, I would sleep there and leave the table up all the time.
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Pete isn't showing the dust ruffles. Kids wouldn't like them.. they'd fall in their face and all...
To say nothing of the rat cage on one side and needing the storage space under the bunk for storage of my clothes. Space is kinda critical when Full Timing. But for weekending, my setup would be good for three in the back and two more up front.

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Old 05-17-2008, 04:05 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the input. I think I am going to go ahead and get rid of the bunk as I cannot see that it would ever be used. I like the idea of raising the bed and putting in storage space. Much appreciation to all who responded.
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Just don't discard the parts in case you want the bunk back or want to sell the egg.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:12 PM   #12
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Just don't discard the parts in case you want the bunk back or want to sell the egg.
When we bought our Scamp, the previous owner had taken out the bunk and had a cushion made to fit that space. No back rest. It was a nice, but we needed the sleeping space and built a bunk bed back into that space. The previous owner had not kept the parts but my handy husband was able to do it.

So by all means, take out the bunk! Do keep the parts!

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Do you travel with rats? I used to have rats. wonderful pets. Our Jack was quite the mouser!
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Do you travel with rats? I used to have rats. wonderful pets. Our Jack was quite the mouser!
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Pete's posts were from 2008. Pete is no longer with us, a form of throat cancer shortened his life. We all miss Pete's intelligence and wit.

Yes, he did travel with pet rats.
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