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Old 05-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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I have a 13' Bigfoot. I wished the bed was wider. reading threads about what others have done I thought I would give it a try. The base or floor of the bed extension is 3/4" plywood sanded down to 1/2". std. 1/2" is what I wanted. ( it came from a cabinet shop, and that is what they had available, the dark area is the glue between layers, not sanded away) the feet came from a damaged sewing table with fold up legs, I cut them to length; measuring the height of the existing ledge to support the table top. here are some pictures. I ordered some foam from a foam supply company out of San Francisco. Haven't received it yet.
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these are some pictures, Kenny
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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I like that, simple yet it looks effective.
Where do you plan to stow it when you want the floor space? Will it slip under the table?
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:42 AM   #4
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I thought I would just set the extension outside next to a chair, it then becomes a table to support a beer glass and chips, it is too wide to fit under the existing table.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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We used a small folding camp stool and a board to do the same thing in a school bus conversion. Extended a bench seat by 18 inches if we needed that bed but ALWAYS saw use as a drinks and snack table

Looks like you can sleep lengthwise now. Nice.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:06 AM   #6
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Thanks Kenny, I'm going to look for a damaged sewing table/lightweight folding legs in my night before garbage pickup tours. We have the same issue in our BF. Tony
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #7
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As long as either one has very cold feet this would work.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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A 13' trailer with a 17' bed. Good solution. I missed it when it was first posted. Glad it resurfaced. Thanks for sharing. Raz
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #9
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Nice job, it looks like it will work great.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #10
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I have a 13' Bigfoot. I wished the bed was wider. reading threads about what others have done I thought I would give it a try. The base or floor of the bed extension is 3/4" plywood sanded down to 1/2". std. 1/2" is what I wanted. ( it came from a cabinet shop, and that is what they had available, the dark area is the glue between layers, not sanded away) the feet came from a damaged sewing table with fold up legs, I cut them to length; measuring the height of the existing ledge to support the table top. here are some pictures. I ordered some foam from a foam supply company out of San Francisco. Haven't received it yet.
I may be wrong, but the dark area sure looks like s cat to me:-)
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
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thanks Dave,,,I wondered what that black thing in the picture was!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #12
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I'm wondering if you use your bed extension when the furnace is on? I would be concerned about igniting the bedcovers.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #13
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Hi Hazel
the furnace is quite hot,,,to the touch,,,but my wife and I sleep in a connected sleeping bag that is too wide for the space between the furnace and the pantry, so we fold both sides of the ends of the sleeping bag inward it is away from the furnace outlet to let the air pass beside it. the cold air return is below the support platform. the sleeping bag has come in contact with the furnace outlet at times and it has not become very hot. I can put my hand on the furnace outlet and in is uncomfortable, but I feel it would not ignite fabric if I held it against it. I will give it a try.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:56 AM   #14
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A small screen guard about 4 inches out from furnace might be the (safe) answer.
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