Top bunk addition - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2008, 10:29 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Trailer: 2000 Burro 14 ft
Posts: 3
I just purchased my first FGRV, a 14' Burro and I need to add a top bunk. I can only imagine that this has been attempted in the past. I'm just looking for some ideas/pointers.

Thanks

__________________

__________________
Nick Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Steve Hilby's Avatar
 
Trailer: Compact Jr
Posts: 259
Not many responses, eh? Although I've never built one, I can at least describe what I remember of the bunk in my friend Karen's trailer.

The classic Burro top bunk is hinged to a board along the lower edge of the window and is supported at the aft edge by three light steel tubing legs which fit into sockets attached to the bottom of the bunk and the top of the bench seat. The bunk is made of light plywood (maybe 1/2?) and is only suitable for children. The ends of the bunk are hinged so that when it's folded down flat against the wall, the ends can conform to the curvature of the wall.
__________________

__________________
Steve Hilby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Quote:
Not many responses, eh? Although I've never built one, I can at least describe what I remember of the bunk in my friend Karen's trailer.

The classic Burro top bunk is hinged to a board along the lower edge of the window and is supported at the aft edge by three light steel tubing legs which fit into sockets attached to the bottom of the bunk and the top of the bench seat. The bunk is made of light plywood (maybe 1/2?) and is only suitable for children. The ends of the bunk are hinged so that when it's folded down flat against the wall, the ends can conform to the curvature of the wall.
Take a look in the document center under burro. The 1981 manual shows a sketch of the bunk. If you need photos let me know, mine is currently apart but I can take pics of the pieces.

Mike
__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Name: jeff
Trailer: casita 16 side dinette
Maryland
Posts: 25
im new here having just bought a 77 13ft scamp but i have the opposite need. i'm removing the top bunk in the front for space per some others suggestions. it attaches much like the previous posters description, hinged with poles and receivers. probably won't need it if you're interested. of course were 3000 miles apart
jeff
__________________
jeff y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 12:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Thanks for the updating Donna.

Quote:
Take a look in the document center under burro. The 1981 manual shows a sketch of the bunk. If you need photos let me know, mine is currently apart but I can take pics of the pieces.

Mike
__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 12:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Jeff what are your plans for up front? Single bunk, bath, or dinette? I have seen all l three online. I find the couch in the burro to be somewhat practical, and could never see anyone over five in the bunks, but I am torn with what I will end up with.

Mike

Quote:
im new here having just bought a 77 13ft scamp but i have the opposite need. i'm removing the top bunk in the front for space per some others suggestions. it attaches much like the previous posters description, hinged with poles and receivers. probably won't need it if you're interested. of course were 3000 miles apart
jeff
__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 01:25 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: jeff
Trailer: casita 16 side dinette
Maryland
Posts: 25
i don't know exactly. just got her home and cleaned out. son tried top bunk and thinks its cool. he's 5'6" and fits fine but any larger in height or weightis no go. i like the idea of a little more room and only one bunk as suggested here earlier, so the top most likely will go. i think an ac unit in the front might work better, not blowing birectly over me on the rear bed so thats strike two for bunk. i have alum jaloise windows with 19.5 inch removable center section tha will fit an a/c unit well. (which i just happen to have in the garage) would prefer a roof unit but vent is small and off center requiring fiberglass work and new hole. all in all probably removing the bunk if you're interested in it but not quite sure yet as i said she just came home today and i have to mull over what to do. if i decide to remove it i don't want to keep it, i'm a pack rat and the wife has me in mandatory disposal mode if i'm not using it so you could have it for the shipping(which could be steep). i'll let you know
oops you're not the topic starter. i'd give him first dibs then you if i remove it

jeff

__________________
jeff y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 01:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Quote:
I just purchased my first FGRV, a 14' Burro and I need to add a top bunk. I can only imagine that this has been attempted in the past. I'm just looking for some ideas/pointers.

Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
50_DSCF3578.JPG  
__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Name: jeff
Trailer: casita 16 side dinette
Maryland
Posts: 25
thats interesting mine looks much different. the bottom is contigous in mine with a door compartment underneath that the portapotty was in and the shell appears different. has the same color upholstery though
jeff
__________________
jeff y is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 09:09 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Quote:
thats interesting mine looks much different. the bottom is contigous in mine with a door compartment underneath that the portapotty was in and the shell appears different. has the same color upholstery though
jeff
We haven't decided what ours will look like after renovating either. I am trying to picture what benefit there is by removing the top bunk. I am now thinking that in your brand camper that the top bunk may not fold down as to form a couch. In ours the two poles come out and the top bunk folds flush to the front wall and becomes the back of the couch. The bottom bunk remains and is the bottom of the couch. In my picture the bottom cushion is removed. The three pieces of wood are removable. Left and right allow storage inside, center allows the cushion to cross, over a portable potty.

I can see with a setup like ours how it can be converted to a front dinette. If yours is solid across are you without that option. I have been looking at scamp floor plans with the front bath online and trying to consider if I started to cut out the front lower bunk could I fit a full bath?
__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2008, 10:35 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Name: jeff
Trailer: casita 16 side dinette
Maryland
Posts: 25
the frt dinette makes sense with your split bases. mine is one solid piece so i don't have that option. i've decided against the bath addition. scamp told me the trailer is different size and walls they could supply would require cutting and fitting greatly. the top bunk operates same as yours poles come out and it folds down. i'm not sure of the advantage of removing top bunk either and plan to leave in place for now. gonna use it and just make some suspension mods for now. got new tires and ordered a replacement axle assy from scamp. original axle capacity per scamp is only 1200 lbs. new axle is 2200lbs capacity which will allow me to carry more inside. put the trailer 2 feet in the air on stands and it's not really hard to cut the axle loose from its welds with a cut off wheel. as soon as scamp gets the new on to me i'll weld it in. when done i'll post some pics.


__________________

__________________
jeff y is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My most recent addition. Frederick L. Simson Modifications, Alterations and Updates 2 05-28-2007 08:22 PM
Our New Addition Tony and Karolyn General Chat 11 05-22-2007 12:10 PM
Vehicle sun roof addition Mike jagular Modifications, Alterations and Updates 16 03-20-2006 08:20 AM
Top bunk addition Nick Z Modifications, Alterations and Updates 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.