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Old 01-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Adding bunks to a 13' Scamp

OK, this may be the dumbest question yet! I feel sure we are about to be the owners of a 13' Scamp that has a toilet in front. I was looking inside and a fleeting thought came to mind. Could I remove the closet that is opposite the stove and install 2 bunks like the ones on a model without a bathroom? They would have to fit between the door and the rear bed but I think there is enough room but I don't know if anyone has ever tried it. Let me know what you think.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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It's a perfectly reasonable question to me. But there isn't a 13 footer with side bunks... you're thinking of the 16 footer.

I just looked at the layouts on the Scamp site. The closet is on the door side.... that wouldn't work at all...
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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OK, this may be the dumbest question yet! I feel sure we are about to be the owners of a 13' Scamp that has a toilet in front. I was looking inside and a fleeting thought came to mind. Could I remove the closet that is opposite the stove and install 2 bunks like the ones on a model without a bathroom? They would have to fit between the door and the rear bed but I think there is enough room but I don't know if anyone has ever tried it. Let me know what you think.
How about a single bunk above the rear bed?
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OK, this may be the dumbest question yet! I feel sure we are about to be the owners of a 13' Scamp that has a toilet in front. I was looking inside and a fleeting thought came to mind. Could I remove the closet that is opposite the stove and install 2 bunks like the ones on a model without a bathroom? They would have to fit between the door and the rear bed but I think there is enough room but I don't know if anyone has ever tried it. Let me know what you think.

That closet is part of the structure, without it the roof is likely to sag.
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OK, this may be the dumbest question yet! I feel sure we are about to be the owners of a 13' Scamp that has a toilet in front. I was looking inside and a fleeting thought came to mind. Could I remove the closet that is opposite the stove and install 2 bunks like the ones on a model without a bathroom? They would have to fit between the door and the rear bed but I think there is enough room but I don't know if anyone has ever tried it. Let me know what you think.
Here is a photo of an abreviated closet which we built to allow for a wider bed, It provides structural rigidity and it could be used to form a single bottom bunk about 65"-67" long...
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:03 AM   #6
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Thanks for information. I may be better off trading it for a 13' with bunks or an older 16' with bunks and a bathroom. I appreciate the help!!
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I did see a Scamp 13 standard with a front potty room, which the owner converted to a combination office, potty room and private bedroom!
Nice and clever mod!
I'll see if I can find the pics..
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I did see a Scamp 13 standard with a front potty room, which the owner converted to a combination office, potty room and private bedroom!
Nice and clever mod!
I'll see if I can find the pics..

An interesting idea, I've been curious as to whether anyone ever tried to turn the front bath of a 13' scamp into a private bedroom. I hope you can find those pics .
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That would be great Floyd. Thanks!
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Any news on the back bunks (above the dining table), I know on older canned hams that is very common on the 10 footers. Can the fiberglass support that.

In my opinion that is wasted space, and if not for a bunk, how about much needed storage!!!!!
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Any news on the back bunks (above the dining table), I know on older canned hams that is very common on the 10 footers. Can the fiberglass support that.

In my opinion that is wasted space, and if not for a bunk, how about much needed storage!!!!!
Just remember, at the rear adding bunks or cabinets or storage boxes... you're adding weight behind the axle....
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