Adding a bunk bed to our front bath 13' Scamp - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-02-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Adding a bunk bed to our front bath 13' Scamp

I recently saw a thread talking about families camping in fiberglass trailers and thought I should share a mod that we used to make our trailer a bit more family friendly.

When our little guy was still a baby he was able sleep in our 13' Scamp's full size bed with my wife and me. Now that he is moving into toddler status (he's 15 months old) we had to make a change. Given that our Scamp has a front bath, our options were fairly limited. We ended up building him a small bunk above our feet.

We still wanted to be able to make the dinette up during bad weather, so our goal was to make the bunk removable. We started by adding channel mounts around the foot of our bed:




We were able to screw the channel mounts through the screw holes in the window, thus eliminating the need to punch any additional holes in our egg.

Next we cut a piece of wood to fit in the channel (had to use a fisheye lens for these photos so it looks a bit funny):



Then we found a mattress that fit the space:



And added a bit of protection:



When we need to set up the table, the wood piece fits under the dinette set and the cushion and bed rail go into our car.

We've gone on 3 trips so far with this new bunk and are getting more successful at keeping our little guy from falling on our feet at night with each trip.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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Neat idea! Looks good. And your little guy is cute!
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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That might work for my cat! Trouble is she is afraid of her shadow, won't go outside and would likley freak out (sharp claws), so on second thought, maybe not!

Looks like a great idea for your toddler
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I love the ideas folks come up with work for their needs. Thanks for sharing, there will probably be others that need/use your solution as well.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the kind words!
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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I love the ideas folks come up with work for their needs. Thanks for sharing, there will probably be others that need/use your solution as well.
Modding the the mod, I see a potential for additional shelving over ones feet.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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Like this Roy?
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Exactly Barbara,
Is that your trailer?
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:49 PM   #9
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Channel Mounts

Do you happen to know where you bought those channel mounts? I tried looking them up on Lowes and couldn't find anything.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:33 PM   #10
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Do you happen to know where you bought those channel mounts? I tried looking them up on Lowes and couldn't find anything.
The box stores should have them but it may not be listed online. A metal supply would have a wider selection though.
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That's a great set up.


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Old 07-27-2015, 10:51 PM   #12
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Great job!
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:12 PM   #13
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Excellent work! What are the final dimensions of the bunk? How has it been working out and how long until you think your little one will outgrow it?
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Excellent work! What are the final dimensions of the bunk? How has it been working out and how long until you think your little one will outgrow it?
According to his last post, the owner sold this trailer in May of 2013. Sounds like another little one came along.
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