I have remodeled our 84 Burro
wide body into a bunk house which will sleep 5. You read that right, we sleep 5 and enjoy it. Our previous camper was a 1976 Apache Ramada hard sided popup. We had that for 10 year and it worked well as long as it wasn't raining when you had to set up or down.
I purchase a old dirty rundown Burrow widebody and decided to remodel it. After a lot of thought this is what I came up with. So far it has exceeded our expectations.
I built a bunk with shelves at the foot of the double bed. The end folds down during the day. There is a bench over the wheelwell that will seat 2 with shoe storeage below. We can put 3 small chairs on the end and other side of the table so 5 can use it. The table is mounted on a post and pocket that I took out of and old popup. The factory bunks have been rebuilt with 3/4" plywood for extra support.
I removed the gas and water as we only camp where there is elect. and showers. ( son 9, daughters 11&15) We do our cooking with a hot plate, elect griddle and microwave
. I installed a/c where the holding tank was located and also removed the gas furnace
and replace the shelves. If we need heat i have a small electric heater. Dishes are washed in a tub outside. We have more storeage then in the popup and more then we need.
So far it has been great. I will post a picture later when the beds are made up. I have also added a bed rail for the bunk over our feet to keep my son from rolling out. It was installed before our first trip. We also have carpet on the floor. The whole family is pleased with it and can't wait for the next trip. By the way our tow rig is a 1948 Ford coupe, 350 chevy engine, automatic overdrive trans.
Pictures of our project.
Fiberglass RV - Jon Munn's Album: Burro